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Pool of Thought

By gibbsy
Strange title you may think, but I thought that if I stayed here for too long then my feet would get wet with the incoming tide. Strange but true.
3 stop nd grad used on the sky.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: Franticsmurf, chrisrudland, perrism and 194 more

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shane Plus
13 7 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2004 3:18PM
Fantastic colours and composition. Love it

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12 Aug 2004 3:18PM
Beautiful shot! Lovely colours and lighting! Well done!

Click... James
12 Aug 2004 3:20PM
Top quality work here. This is fabulous
ken j. Plus
14 374
12 Aug 2004 3:26PM
andytvcams Plus
15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2004 3:27PM
Breathtaking,just breathtaking.

tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
12 Aug 2004 3:29PM
i like the reflections in the pools, very nice colours.

12 Aug 2004 3:30PM
Another top quality shot. Love the stillness in the water and also the reflections especially in the bottom pool. Be interested to know what shutter speed you used and what time it was shot at.
12 Aug 2004 3:34PM
Stunning photo and a nice caption to go with it.
* click * .. WOW .. this is really beautiful
12 Aug 2004 3:38PM
This definitely has the "wow" factor. Brilliant work. Click

12 Aug 2004 3:42PM
Great composition and wonderful

proberts Plus
13 218 4 Wales
12 Aug 2004 3:52PM
Fabulous shot again Gerwyn,fabulous colours and calmness,well done*click*
great image gets my click

panokes Plus
14 31 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2004 3:55PM
Beautiful image.
davidbailie Plus
14 457 7 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2004 3:55PM
Exquisite - that front pool of water and the reflections are breathtaking

keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
12 Aug 2004 4:00PM
beautiful, Gerwyn.
gwyn h Plus
13 432
12 Aug 2004 4:15PM
They just get better Gerwyn.

12 Aug 2004 4:53PM
Another wonderful image..again what great reflections..

12 Aug 2004 5:04PM
Wow. And wow again. Clicked.
katieb Plus
13 255 4 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2004 5:07PM
Oh WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Looks like another planet. LOts of clicks.
UserRemoved 13 6.2k 1
12 Aug 2004 5:10PM
Beautifully comp'd - tranquil, peaceful
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2004 5:25PM
Great composition & colour.

duncs Plus
13 28
12 Aug 2004 5:30PM
Its a beaut
12 Aug 2004 5:36PM
Hi Gerwyn, every now and then there is a photo in the gallery that stops you in your tracks when you view, this photo is one of them in my (humble) opinion. Absolutely first class,superb composition and the colours you've caught are fabulous.
Congratulations on this pic and thanks for sharing it with us.
ericfaragh Plus
14 147 4 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2004 5:36PM
Excellent exposure, great dof, wonderful colour and reflection, beautiful image. Well done.
12 Aug 2004 5:46PM
Just perfik, nice image. Click
mdpontin Plus
13 6.0k Scotland
12 Aug 2004 5:59PM
Beautiful image. Absolutely spot-on. (click)
12 Aug 2004 6:14PM
I'm speechless. K.
whipspeed Plus
13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2004 6:17PM
Stunning photo, beautiful reflections.
12 Aug 2004 6:20PM
Beautiful image.
jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2004 6:30PM
Click number 40.............. and well deserved!

seven21 Plus
14 196
12 Aug 2004 6:30PM
Great depth of colour Gerwyn - steve
12 Aug 2004 7:01PM
These reflections provide amazing colours. I love the overall 'metallic' feel of this shot, as if someone's been out polishing the coast.

12 Aug 2004 7:02PM
Very Nice Gerwyn, well exposed beautiful scene.

geegee Plus
14 29 England
12 Aug 2004 7:10PM
Absolutely stunning Gerwyn, what else is there to say? Really wonderful image!

12 Aug 2004 7:10PM
Stunning colours and reflections
User_Removed 13 17.9k 8 Norway
12 Aug 2004 7:17PM
Again - like so many others... words fail me. My compliments. Mike
mrarth Plus
13 12
12 Aug 2004 7:33PM
Another stunning image.
Absolutely beautiful.
12 Aug 2004 7:43PM
Brilliant colours, superb I love it!
martin.w Plus
15 503 22 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2004 7:50PM
Simply stunning. Click.
davey Plus
13 246 England
12 Aug 2004 7:55PM
I could stand there until the tide came in.Pity I can,t swim.
Simply excellent!
Badger Plus
15 4.7k 20 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2004 7:58PM
Fantastic colours and very sharp.
Really stands out as a thumbnail.
12 Aug 2004 8:04PM
WOW! Gerwyn, where'd you find colours like that?, what a stunning photo, looks just about perfect to me, well done.
old timer Plus
13 55 1 Scotland
12 Aug 2004 8:37PM
Only one word for this - SUPERLATIVE!
adamburton Plus
14 627 11 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2004 8:37PM
An absolute bloody gorgeous shot Gibbsy!!! I love everything about it!

pebbles Plus
14 106
12 Aug 2004 8:44PM
Another gem from you Gerwyn, your shots have taken on a whole different level recently, this is just beautiful and the treatment you have given it is amazing, excellent work.


Where was it by the way ?
12 Aug 2004 8:47PM
12 Aug 2004 9:02PM
This is simply STUNNING, perfect in every way , click
12 Aug 2004 9:14PM
Amazing shot, lovely colours.
Fantastic! What beautiful colours...Click
Rob_Taylor Plus
13 661 5 Wales
12 Aug 2004 9:39PM
Absolutely stunning ....don't know how else to describe it! ....Top class work Gerwyn
gibbsy Plus
14 403 Wales
12 Aug 2004 9:54PM
Thanks to everyone for the amazing response, I'm humbled.
Miles Herbert Plus
15 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2004 10:20PM
Yes, stunning image....

click #62
vfr400 Plus
16 886
12 Aug 2004 10:49PM
Cracking shot Gerwyn, pleased to be click no63
markosb Plus
13 19
12 Aug 2004 11:25PM
Stellar image, the reflection in the first pool of water makes this for me. Nicely done.
12 Aug 2004 11:58PM
Gerwyn, is this around the 'Nash Point' area?
gibbsy Plus
14 403 Wales
13 Aug 2004 8:04AM
The shot was taken at Southerndown Bay, just as the tide was turning Tuesday last. f/32 for six seconds, a Lee nd grad 9 (3 stops) was used. Colour saturation was done by using Fred Miranda's Digital Velvia action for Photoshop.
13 Aug 2004 8:09AM
Cheers Gerwyn
13 Aug 2004 8:27AM
This shot deserves an EC...well done.
eafy Plus
13 9 Australia
13 Aug 2004 8:44AM
All been said.
13 Aug 2004 10:58AM
spectacular colors! jochen
johnjrp Plus
13 432 5 Australia
13 Aug 2004 12:31PM
Just stunning. The colours are just out of this world. Love,it. John
13 Aug 2004 12:47PM
absolutely amazing. click
pfheyes Plus
13 254 1 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2004 1:00PM
Stunning, stunning, stunning. I'm green with envy and full of admiration!

Did you do anything with the colours? (I've probably asked you this before!) They look incredibly Velvia-like.

funkeldink Plus
14 1.6k 1 Australia
13 Aug 2004 1:19PM
big bloody wow
gwyn h Plus
13 432
13 Aug 2004 5:20PM
The first to congratulate you on the EC Gerwyn. Another one to follow tomorrow!

proberts Plus
13 218 4 Wales
13 Aug 2004 6:59PM
Congratulations Gerwyn on your EC,clicked earlier.Well done.
gibbsy Plus
14 403 Wales
13 Aug 2004 7:05PM
Thanks Pete for the EC. Diolch yn fawr.
cooky Plus
14 6 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2004 7:23PM
Fabulous Gerwyn - congratulations.
Rob_Taylor Plus
13 661 5 Wales
13 Aug 2004 8:09PM
Well done on the EC Gerwyn, congratulations ....richly deserved!
13 Aug 2004 8:17PM
Well done absolutely stunning
great light greatimage

13 Aug 2004 9:42PM
Ita all been said - well done and congrats
13 Aug 2004 10:18PM
Wow!Just seen this superb work,absolutely beautiful.Congrats!
spade Plus
13 1
14 Aug 2004 12:03AM
this is probably one of the most beautiful landscape shots that I have seen in a long time. Simply stunning, a well deserved EC. In fact, the more I look at it I'm begining to think that perhaps an EC isn't good enough for this image... it deserves a category of it's own
I agree with the above, stunning shot Gerwyn, well done.
14 Aug 2004 6:22AM
Great shot, loved the reflections
jules41 Plus
13 197 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2004 8:13AM
What a fabulous shot Gerwyn,the composition is excellent and the colours are amazing,well done you really deserved the EC for this wonderful work,congratulations*click*
14 Aug 2004 10:54AM
A real beauty Gerwyn, cracking shot! Love it! Congrats on EC! Regards Steve.
14 Aug 2004 11:35AM
Love it! The quality is stunning! Loving the reflections. Where is it?

14 Aug 2004 1:00PM
Click 91. Blimey, this is really GOOD!
14 Aug 2004 5:21PM
Just noticed you've had an EC for this shot, well deserved too, it's one of the best photos I've ever seen on this site. Great work Gerwyn.
Well deserved EC - a superb seascape, very well handled. Great work.
smourt Plus
13 80
15 Aug 2004 12:35PM
Ahh how about those colours!!!

very good shot with lots of interest
niamh Plus
14 34 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2004 12:45PM
wonderful colours. breathtaking work.
Mari Plus
14 1.8k United Kingdom
15 Aug 2004 10:47PM
Well done, Gerwyn. Well deserved choice by Pete. Its absolutely gorgeous - I know what you mean by getting wet if you stand there any longer. Southerndown has the fastest tide. (is it 2nd fastest in the world or something?)

Click mawr

Great shot.

Click 100 :0)
kit-monster Plus
14 3.7k 2 Singapore
16 Aug 2004 8:32AM
Fantastic shot Gerwyn - this is going to look stunning on the wall.

Congrats on photo of the week.

davidb Plus
15 73 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2004 8:56AM
breathtaking! well deserved Photo of the Week

KathyW Plus
14 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
16 Aug 2004 9:10AM
WOW!!!! Photo of the week too! Very well deserved, congrats.
mattw Plus
14 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2004 9:28AM
Well done - Nice photo. No sctrach that - VERY nice photo

donzer Plus
13 25
16 Aug 2004 10:53AM
absolutely superb - congrats on the EC
mr g Plus
13 403 3 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2004 11:16AM
Superb shot. Congratulations on 'Photo of the Week'
lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2004 11:42AM
Yup - its a goody. click.
adamburton Plus
14 627 11 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2004 11:47AM
Congrats on Photo of the Week Gibsy. So well deserved. This photograph is sheer brilliance - I must have opened it 20 times to look at it over the past few days. Superb work.

proberts Plus
13 218 4 Wales
16 Aug 2004 12:02PM
Well done Gerwyn on having photo of the week,well deserved.
gibbsy Plus
14 403 Wales
16 Aug 2004 12:06PM
Thanks for everyone who has made such encouraging remarks on this image, I am truly humbled and very overwhelmed. Special thanks must to go Pete for making it Photo of the Week. Awesome. Thanks to everyone yet again.
brian13 Plus
14 218
16 Aug 2004 2:24PM
Sorry I missed this one Gerwyn.
Absolutely beautifully done and congratulations on EC and Photo of the Week.
16 Aug 2004 4:08PM
Congrats on the POW. Totally deserves it!!
davidbailie Plus
14 457 7 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2004 4:55PM
Have to comment again - this pic is almost unreal - wonderful

16 Aug 2004 6:19PM
Congrats on POTW Gerwyn, Superb! Regards Steve.
Congratulations on photo of the week. Well deserved.
16 Aug 2004 7:11PM
Superb composition and striking colours. You deserve your award!

Rob_Taylor Plus
13 661 5 Wales
16 Aug 2004 9:05PM
Congratulations on POTW Gerwyn, well deserved!
gwyn h Plus
13 432
16 Aug 2004 9:22PM
Have to get that conservatory now Gerwyn, somewhere to hang your awards!

Congratulations on getting "Photo of the Week".

jage Plus
14 2 Wales
16 Aug 2004 10:45PM
Congrats, what a fantastic picture

hwatt Plus
14 15 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2004 11:06PM
Its an awful long way to the bottom of this list. Fantastic photograph bags of interest beautiful colour I adore it.
16 Aug 2004 11:12PM
POTW too Gerwyn, I thought you might get that, well deserved, youre a superstar of Ephotozine now lol, well done mate.
icafe Plus
14 19 Canada
17 Aug 2004 5:33AM
Stunning ! Congratulations !!
cult Plus
13 75 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2004 6:28AM
How and why did i miss this Glad i have now seen it!!

Totally amazing shot just adding to the many more in your portfolio.

Smile CLICK Smile
dev Plus
13 40
17 Aug 2004 8:03AM
Simply stunning, 'nuff said!
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
17 Aug 2004 11:28AM
Well done on the POTW, well
Mari Plus
14 1.8k United Kingdom
17 Aug 2004 2:25PM
Congrats on being pic of the week Gerwyn - well deserved.
collywobles Plus
13 4.0k 10 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2004 3:18PM
Fantastic 'clic'.
Skinz Plus
14 94
17 Aug 2004 7:57PM
Stunning bud.

18 Aug 2004 11:12AM
Wouldn't want to change a thing, beautiful.
19 Aug 2004 2:40PM
A most spectacular shot, congratulations.
19 Aug 2004 10:10PM
Brilliant CB
Very ethereal, nice saturation, concept, execution. Click!
22 Aug 2004 9:30AM

pjc Plus
13 397 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2004 2:40PM
22 Aug 2004 9:26PM
Fantastic, peaceful, stunning colours and reflections. Well done indeed.
29 Aug 2004 3:20PM
Thats some reflection and lovely rock forms, not to mention sea, skies, ...

6 Sep 2004 3:35PM
Great! Well done!
afyfe Plus
14 270
23 Sep 2004 4:02PM
don't know why I have missed your portfolio, there are a number of cracking shots in here, this one though.. well.. what can you say.. the sand stretch marks around the pool, the lighting, the exposure all round, the composition all superb.I have never used filters on my photos but I think I might start as the colour balance on this is spot on.
Wow Gibsy, that is one breathtaking shot!

Isn't the light and colors amazing at that time of day with the S2?
AnTTi Plus
13 1
13 Oct 2004 6:06PM
me liiiiike! One thing to capture that in a picture, I can just IMAGINE how it would have been there at that moment. Impressive.
23 Nov 2004 2:00PM
1 Dec 2004 11:30AM
when you posted this I was in the Shetlands.........that's why I missed an excellent picture
2 Dec 2004 8:50AM
I cann't beleive I've never commented on this the number of times I've looked at it. Beautiful.

11 Dec 2004 10:12AM
wing Plus
14 456 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2004 6:27AM
Simply stunning in every way.
I wish I had the time to put in words, what I like about this shot, unfortunately I'll just have to leave you with a very big "click".

julesm Plus
13 1.7k 7 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2005 11:15AM
Superb image.

mikeyc71 Plus
14 1.2k
11 Feb 2005 4:54AM
(Too speechless to speak)
17 May 2005 6:36AM
Wow! Beautiful - what more can I say
26 Oct 2005 10:55AM
Wonderful, magnificent. Can't think of enough words of praise for this one. One Joe Cornish would be proud of .

MarkT Plus
13 119 2 England
26 Oct 2005 12:30PM
Great shot.

26 Nov 2005 5:22PM
Blimey that's good!