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Softly Setting ...

By sut68    
Got invited out by Mr Hirst [Tandberg] yesterday, so took a trip across the water to New Brighton and had a good laugh at Perch Rock ... great to meet up again mate, don't make it so long a break next time Wink

Had fun with the 10 stopper earlier on ... this being one of the results. I do like the flexibility that filter offers.

Cheers for dropping in, busy working [again] so will catch up when I can in a bit.

Paul

Tags: Rocks Architecture Long exposure New brighton Big stopper Pools Perch rock Landscape and travel 10 stop filter

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richardwheel 10 217 2 England
12 Apr 2010 6:36PM
stripey sky...me likes Smile

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sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
12 Apr 2010 6:37PM
Me too ... s'why I posted it Grin
Coleslaw 10 13.4k 28 Wales
12 Apr 2010 6:37PM

Quote:I do like the flexibility that filter offers.

Hmmm.... I don't think it can do short exposure.... Tongue
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
12 Apr 2010 6:38PM

Quote:Me too ... s'why I posted it

If fact it could be said that that's why you too(l)k it! Wink xx
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
12 Apr 2010 6:39PM

Quote:Hmmm.... I don't think it can do short exposure

It certainly can Cole ... they just come out a little underexposed Tongue

LOL ... yes missus, exactly why I tool it Wink x
Paintman Plus
9 1.0k 176 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 6:42PM
Quality work as always. The 10-stop really does its job well. I'll have to start using mine a bit more after this.

Alan.
Lorn 6 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 6:46PM
beautiful shot

Lorn
andy_AHG 7 106 6 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 6:47PM
Impressive Paul.

Andy
Sue_R Plus
10 11 6 Scotland
12 Apr 2010 6:49PM
Just beautiful!

Sue
cassiecat 7 39 46 England
12 Apr 2010 6:49PM
like the sky but think the missus has the best shot today Smile lesley
BillyGoatGruff 8 191 199 England
12 Apr 2010 6:49PM
Very, very good, Paul!
Flawless, in fact!

Bill
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
12 Apr 2010 6:51PM

Quote:Like the sky but think the missus has the best shot today lesley

Go on then, stick together ... form your own little gang if you want, see if I care LOL Wink

Thanks all,
Paul
Buffalo_Tom Plus
9 2.3k 9 Wales
12 Apr 2010 6:53PM
Impressive..lovely exposure and comp mate.
Tom.
Mynett 7 142 6 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 6:56PM
such lovely still pools of water lead in to the super lighthouse and sky

Linda
franken Plus
13 3.8k 4 Wales
12 Apr 2010 7:01PM
Beautiful!

Ken
Tandberg 12 1.2k 2 England
12 Apr 2010 7:07PM
Sweet as mate

Lovely colour and comp.
I lookin at mine and think, jeez that time out was bad thing.


I got a lot of catching up to do, i feel amatuerish compared to ya both and i honestly admit that without any hesitation. The break's done me health good,but not me photography.
You can and do forget over time what settings are good for etc.

So well shot mate, and yeah we wont leave it so long again.

Smile

Dave
12 Apr 2010 7:09PM
Great photo.

David
dp 11 163 3 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 7:10PM
Thats a bit special Paul. Absolutely love that sky. Great to see it moving diagonally, works really well. Any idea what the lighter band is around the bottom of the lighthouse? I noticed it on Frans upload as well. Is it where the tide comes up to and is therefore clean?

Dave
adamburton 12 627 11 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 7:30PM
Absolutely marvelous Paul.

Adam.
michaelcombe 6 46 2 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 7:36PM
Mate, this is superb.

For me this is perfect in every way, composition, colours, tones and exposure are all perfect.

Fav'd and shortlisted.

Michael
rockfish 6 1 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 7:43PM
Crackin image Paul - love the sky. Well captured.
Peter
Ian-Munro 8 200 15 Wales
12 Apr 2010 7:44PM
I echo all of the above mate.
AntonyB 9 5 England
12 Apr 2010 7:50PM
yep as above and really love that sky..........
paulcr 11 1.5k 9 Ireland
12 Apr 2010 7:55PM
Wonderful You have to love that sky. Must get one of those 10 stoppers (when I can afford it Smile)
Paul
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
12 Apr 2010 7:58PM
You'll pick it up soon enough Dave [Tandberg], get yer mojo sorted and the awards will follow Smile

Had a look at the original Dave [dp] and it looks like it may be a slight touch of grad transition and also the lower angles of the wall may be reflecting the light a little more, though I can't guarantee that. Less defined in the original, but does seem to accentuate it when you go smaller.

A big thanks all, enjoy your evenings.

Paul
12 Apr 2010 8:01PM
A really beautiful picture! A
edrhodes 11 545 12 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 8:06PM
On the money that one bud.....

Ed..
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
12 Apr 2010 8:11PM
Thanks guys and a big thanks Mr Doo for your US, means a lot mate Smile
cdm36 Plus
12 391 7 England
12 Apr 2010 8:19PM
Just lurvely Smile
dp 11 163 3 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 8:22PM
Interesting Paul, thanks for taking the trouble, it was bugging me! I suppose its at a flatter angle on that section to so it may be picking up more light from the sky.

Anyway, have my UA for this week, stunning quality sir.

Dave
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
12 Apr 2010 8:31PM
Big thanks Dave for coming back and giving this your much appreciated UA Smile ... been through some of my other Perch shots [and a few others on here, some in HDR too] and it seems to be similar on a lot of those too under similar low light conditions ... will keep an eye out for that in future.

Ta too Chris, cheers for your time mate Smile
lianna 6 13 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 8:58PM
a stunning capture x x x
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
12 Apr 2010 8:59PM
Thanks Lianne Smile

Actually Dave [dp], if you take a look at the top of the lighthouse, the rim around the walkway is angled up too and also appears lighter. There must be a certain amount of ambient light reflected off these surfaces ... less at the bottom as it's not as acute, but there all the same ... my excuse and I'm sticking to it Smile

Paul
Phil_Morgan 9 182 1 Wales
12 Apr 2010 9:13PM
A great sky you little rule breaker you! Wink
12 Apr 2010 9:30PM
Super stuff, I love this place as well
dp 11 163 3 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 9:47PM
Dont need an excuse Paul, wasnt a criticism of your photography skills, just had me puzzled!
I can see what you mean about the top, hadnt noticed that. I think we have sussed it, its ambient light. There, I can rest easy now!! Smile


Dave
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
12 Apr 2010 9:53PM
LOL ... just a mild bending of the 'rules' Phil Wink

Thanks too Palmer Smile

Wasn't an excuse Dave, it had me puzzled too!!!
martin.w Plus
13 388 22 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 10:13PM
Yup....a good'un Wink
pmorgan 9 217 13 England
12 Apr 2010 10:27PM
Stunning - nuff said!

Rgds
Paul
LesF Plus
9 182 9
12 Apr 2010 10:28PM
Class image Paul

LesF
bazj 5
12 Apr 2010 10:45PM
What a wonderful picture. The colours couldn't have been better and the reflection of the sky in the rock pool just balances the whole image for me.
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
12 Apr 2010 10:47PM
Super dooper...
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
12 Apr 2010 11:04PM
10 stopper does the trick Paul. Ron.
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
12 Apr 2010 11:09PM
Cheers guys ... off to snoozeville now, catch up tomorrow.

Paul
13 Apr 2010 8:05AM
Well captured
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
13 Apr 2010 8:40AM
Thanks again Martin.

Paul
13 Apr 2010 9:40AM
Very nice Paul.

Ray
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
13 Apr 2010 10:43AM
Thanks Ray Smile
13 Apr 2010 12:48PM
Very nice, love those colours, great work
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
13 Apr 2010 12:52PM
Cheers Christopher Smile
d3looo 7 16 1 Slovakia
13 Apr 2010 5:01PM
Amazing Paul!!! Really great shot, I love it.

Pavol
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
13 Apr 2010 6:03PM
Cheers Pavol, great to hear from you mate Smile
martinl Plus
12 263 2 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2010 7:35PM
In the shortlist mate. Classy capture!
Smile
IanFlindt 11 740 21 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2010 10:58PM
aaaaaahhhh..... what a treat this is to look at, Paul.
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
13 Apr 2010 11:27PM
Huge thanks Ian for your UA and Martin too for your shortlist, much appreciated indeed guys Smile
CathyI 11 344 3 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2010 11:47AM
Beautifully peaceful... I love the diagonals in the sky, too. I think I'm going to have to get one of these big stopper thingies...
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
14 Apr 2010 12:37PM
They're great fun Cathy, plenty of opportunities open up with them.

Paul
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
14 Apr 2010 11:11PM
Ooh, get in!!!!! Cheers Pete Smile Smile
Nick_w Plus
8 4.2k 99 England
15 Apr 2010 7:00AM
Oh for this light last night Wink. Funny going through the comments, it was bugging me a bit last night going thro my images about the light band at the bottom, I got some very late on and yes you get a lot of reflections on the lighthouse.

Congrats on the EC stunning bit of work promise I will give you a shout next time.
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
15 Apr 2010 8:52AM
Cheers Nick ... no probs, was too busy to do anything about it anyway Smile
dp 11 163 3 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2010 9:17AM
Congratulations on the EC Paul! Well deserved.

Dave
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
15 Apr 2010 9:35AM
Cheers Dave Smile
richardwheel 10 217 2 England
15 Apr 2010 10:04AM
kerching....I'd have been surprised if this one didn't get the top badge Smile
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
15 Apr 2010 10:08AM
Kerrrrrrrrrching indeedy ... cheers fella Smile
martinl Plus
12 263 2 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2010 10:14AM
Had to be really! Have my UA for what it's worth as well mate.
Smile
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
15 Apr 2010 10:49AM
Worth its weight is that Martin ... big thanks mate Smile
MarkT 11 119 2 England
15 Apr 2010 1:33PM
Have another one Wink

Award material Smile

Mark.
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
15 Apr 2010 1:34PM
A big cheers Mark for your UA mate ... many thanks, means a lot Smile
nishad1994 6 264 Oman
15 Apr 2010 2:54PM
Lovely and great capture !! Smile
Have a GEA on me .......................... Smile

Nishad
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
15 Apr 2010 3:18PM
Cheers Nishad - much appreciated Smile
LesF Plus
9 182 9
15 Apr 2010 7:51PM
Congrats on the EC Paul and the other badges, tis beauty

LesF
wyatturp 10 2 England
15 Apr 2010 8:36PM
The days last great show, a one off its yours and a deserved EC, hope there's a place on the wall .

DougSmile
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
15 Apr 2010 9:21PM
Thanks guys ... just thinking about best placement for it Doug ... just need to run it past her now Grin
HowardA 9 231
16 Apr 2010 12:11AM
That sky is quite something...beautiful.
Congrats, it's an excellent image.

Howard
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
16 Apr 2010 1:01PM
Thanks Howard, appreciate it Smile
shandoor 7 1 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2010 8:21PM
Wow this image is one of the best I have seen so clean and silky wow congrats deserving of many awards
Alexa
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
30 Apr 2010 9:53PM
Thanks Alexa, glad you like it too Smile
Very Nice Shot
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
9 May 2010 6:34PM
Thank you Martin Smile

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