Rock in a Soft Place ...

By sut68      
Not sure if a shot using the Lee BIG Stopper has ever been posted from this particular spot ... well, it has now Wink

Sad tale [for me] really, a couple of days earlier in the holiday I managed to break mine in two, so I had to borrow Frans & Richs if I wanted to do a long exposure - cheers guys Smile I suppose now I'll have to get right to the back of the queue again Sad

Anyway, this was taken about 20 minutes before my previous upload from here.

Tech details: 400 secs @ f14, ISO 100 + 0.9 ND Grad + 3.0 Lee BIG Stopper.

Cheers for popping in, will catch up when I can throughout the day Smile

Paul

Tags: Skye Sea Long exposure Boulder Elgol Cuillins Loch scavaig Landscape and travel Lee big stopper Team wasp 2010

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Comments


Tonyd3 12 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2010 9:03AM
This is a Carlsberg shot, the best of this location i have seen.

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sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
7 Sep 2010 9:06AM
Thanks Tony, very nice of you to say indeed Smile
Gary_Macleod 12 159 Scotland
7 Sep 2010 9:07AM
just stunning work
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
7 Sep 2010 9:09AM
Thanks too Gary ... just glad the tide was in far enough for this one Smile
newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2010 9:20AM
Surprising what you find when you walk further round that coastline lol,
A Beauty mate.

And at least you've got Frans there for back up Tongue
Love this image well taken.

keith.
terry_cavner 11 332 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2010 9:27AM
Never min the Carlsberg....This is the Absolute...!!!
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
7 Sep 2010 9:34AM
Joe Cornish corner, excellent to add your own stamp Paul. Ron.
Cor 7 Belgium
7 Sep 2010 9:36AM
Excellent +++++
cor
pmorgan 9 217 13 England
7 Sep 2010 10:04AM
Classic!!!!!

Rgds
Paul
cdm36 12 391 7 England
7 Sep 2010 10:11AM
Thats a bit nice my friend, Smile

Hope your both well Smile

Chris.
dazzaman 10 631 England
7 Sep 2010 10:14AM
Sheer. Class as always Paul. Prob the best shot I've seen from this spot. ( sorry Joe )
Dazza.
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
7 Sep 2010 10:28AM
I mark this 100 out of 20! Excelent my favourite today!

You might try Studio Kit Direct for another Big Stopper, this is a small Company but whan it was launched every Company was quoting two months for delivery, these people had stock, I use them for all my Lee products because they seem to have stock when other large companies dont, phone 01746 769768 www.studiokitdirect.com
Talk to Peter Rogers.
Just a thought if your home insurance covers your photography kit claim for this!

Regards

Trev.
tigerminx 12 237 South Africa
7 Sep 2010 10:33AM
This is brilliant Paul, everything from the blurred water to the splash of yellow on the Rock. Large is even better.
Bruce.
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
7 Sep 2010 10:44AM
excellent photograph, colours and detail are great.
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
7 Sep 2010 10:46AM
Cheers all, a little busy at the mo so will try to catch up nearer lunchtime Smile

Big thanks too Trev, most useful.
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2010 11:08AM
Excellent photo. Great lens the sigma and big stopper- winning combination. Congrats. Sorry to hear about your accident-all risks policy?? Paul
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
7 Sep 2010 12:03PM
Prefer last weeks natural look but still a good one.
Tom.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
7 Sep 2010 12:21PM
Marvellous coastal landscape shot, with such effective use of the big stopper. Sorry to hear of your mishap and hope you can replace it soon, esp. when you can achieve images like this with it.
Ronnie.
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
7 Sep 2010 12:34PM
Big thanks all for your time and suggestions regarding insurance - I will look into it, but I think the excess may negate any real benefit in claiming, we'll see.

Paul
richardwheel 11 217 2 England
7 Sep 2010 12:38PM
s'alright, I'll take half the credit for the shot then Wink

tidy matey, very tidy.....
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
7 Sep 2010 12:40PM
LOL ... you can have 49% of the credit, that way I keep the majority share Tongue

Ta mate!!!
7 Sep 2010 12:42PM
Cracking image..JT
richardwheel 11 217 2 England
7 Sep 2010 12:50PM
you drive a hard deal, but I can see your point.....
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
7 Sep 2010 12:55PM
Thanks JT ... makes sense to me Rich, I get the controlling share Wink
oll1e 9 57 2 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2010 1:29PM
Thats gorgeous Paul !,looks like velvet ,bet Mr Dorset would like this Smile
7 Sep 2010 1:30PM
This is why we go where we go, and do what we do Paul, a stunning image, I just wish it were mine. Bet that was a sickening crack of the big stopper :-( Shortlisted...
Mark.
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
7 Sep 2010 1:33PM
Ta guys ... not the nicest sound I can recall Mark Sad
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
7 Sep 2010 2:06PM
As has been said Paul, this is a stunner.

Sorry about the BS, I was gutted last year when I leaned on my ProGlass ND and heard that sickening sound. Never mind though, I've heard that they're not compatible with 5D's so Fran won't be able to use hers Wink

Darren.
javam 12 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2010 2:19PM
Sorry to hear about the snap Paul. I am hoping I can get one before Pitlochry but time is getting tight now, good luck.

Loaned or not, it is used to good effect here.

Neil
akhtarkhan 14 4 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2010 2:30PM
Brilliant shot showing foreground detail and pleasant backdrop. Good tonel range throughout. well done.
Akhtar
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2010 2:34PM
really superb photography Paul.
regards
Yung
Beautiful stark image of the Cuillin behind and the colour on the big pebble is gorgeous. Sorry about the filter, sadly the queue starts somewhere near Timbuktu.

Dougie
Platchet 9 5 8 Wales
7 Sep 2010 4:41PM
Super image,love the processing too.
Get yourself a 3 Welding Glass, it works ....sometimesSmile
Gary
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
7 Sep 2010 5:25PM
Very well placed in the frame Paul & so well exposed.

Sad to hear of your loss...a drop of super glue might do the trick Wink
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
7 Sep 2010 5:38PM

Quote:Never mind though, I've heard that they're not compatible with 5D's so Fran won't be able to use hers

She must've got a dud then coz it seems to work pretty nicely Grin

LOL @ Dougie, how much is the bus fare to Timbuktu then? Grin

Cheers all for your time and comments and a big thanks to Stace too for the GEA ... nice one Smile
Chriscj 10 96 1 England
7 Sep 2010 5:39PM
Doesn't do to drop them mate. Wink Worked a treat even if it wasn't yours.


Chris
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
7 Sep 2010 5:42PM
Wasn't dropped mate, was in it's pouch in my pocket but I slipped in a stream and it got between me and a rock Sad

Sometime later that day Rich dropped [and smashed] his ProGlass ND at Elgol too ... so not a great day for the Team, filter-wise mate Sad
LesF 9 182 9
7 Sep 2010 6:31PM
Simply a class shot Paul nowt else to add except my little badgy thing

Oh I know that breaking feeling to, hurts the pocket a bit but with captures like this you just gotta do the right thing, get another

LesF
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
7 Sep 2010 6:48PM
When I've saved up me pocket money MrF, I might be able to replace it ... huge thanks for your award mate, it means a lot Smile Smile

Paul
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
7 Sep 2010 6:52PM
even better than the last one, congrats on the awards.
hope youve got your order in! lesley
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
7 Sep 2010 6:53PM
Not yet missus ... still waiting on me last one Sad
martinl 13 265 2 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2010 6:53PM
Shame about your BIG Stopper mate, but this is a seriously cracking shot IMO.
Smile
andy_AHG 7 106 6 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2010 7:01PM
Superbly moody Paul.

Andy
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
7 Sep 2010 7:07PM
Cheers guys Smile

Sorry Lesley, cross purposes there ... not put an order in yet, need to scrape some funds together first Sad
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
7 Sep 2010 7:15PM
put the order in, you'll have the money by the time it arrives, they dont take any money til they dispatch. far too long to wait otherwise Smile
you'll just have to sell a couple of prints or your body Tongue good luck with the prints Wink
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
7 Sep 2010 7:21PM
Cheeky mare Tongue Wink
Morgs 8 20 62 Wales
7 Sep 2010 8:02PM
Wow, what an image. A real wall hanger if ever I saw one. Pure quality oozing through the image. Great work and so very inspirational.

Dave
Yogendra 12 22 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2010 8:20PM
Stunning shot, Superb.

Yogendra
7 Sep 2010 8:42PM
Hell Paul, they don't get much better. Have a beer on me for pure quality. Straight to the shortlist for this gem
Mike
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
7 Sep 2010 9:01PM
Big thanks guys, glad you all like it too Smile
330bmw 7 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2010 9:50PM
what can i say absolutely stunning, very well captured..
Mark
michaelcombe 7 46 2 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2010 9:52PM

Quote:As has been said Paul, this is a stunner.

Sorry about the BS, I was gutted last year when I leaned on my ProGlass ND and heard that sickening sound. Never mind though, I've heard that they're not compatible with 5D's so Fran won't be able to use hers Wink

Darren.



Mine works fine, never heard anything like that before!

Great shot mate
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
7 Sep 2010 9:56PM
I must be the lucky one, I ordered it and got it straight away 1-2 weeks ago..... Smile Wink Tongue hehehe....
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
7 Sep 2010 10:00PM

Quote:I must be the lucky one, I ordered it and got it straight away 1-2 weeks ago..... hehehe....

Me too Cole ... about 5 months ago Smile Wink Tongue

Cheers guys,
Paul
MarkT 11 119 2 England
7 Sep 2010 10:02PM
What a shot Paul - love it!

Makes me want to get my big stopper out, I haven't used it yet! I'm not taking the p**s btw Wink

Mark.
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
7 Sep 2010 10:09PM
Hehehe.. Smile
MikeH 11 217 4 England
7 Sep 2010 10:11PM
A stunning image Paul, superb processing,
Mike
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
7 Sep 2010 10:26PM
Big thanks Mark for your UA, means a lot does that mate ... I'm not taking the p#ss either Grin

Didn't need much in the way of processing Mike, a few tweaks here & there in C1 and that was it Smile

Ta guys,
Paul
Adam_H 8 62 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2010 8:51AM
A beautiful scene wonderfully captured.
Adam..
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
8 Sep 2010 8:55AM
Thanks Adam, have a great day Smile

Paul
Chant57 Plus
10 395 3 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2010 9:52AM
Late getting to this one Paul - cant really add to all thats been said, its a beauty and worthy of all its accolades.
Bad news about the Big Ten - like you said its a long queue for a new one, they are becoming rarer than rocking horse Sh*t.
C
richardwheel 11 217 2 England
8 Sep 2010 10:04AM
cool, well done mate, no surprise there then..... now do I get the 49% of the E or the C? or shall we cut them both in half?
SugarDJ 8 1 England
8 Sep 2010 10:06AM
I love this! What a terrific photo, love the effect of this exposure!

David
8 Sep 2010 12:11PM
The water looks absolutely wonderful.
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
8 Sep 2010 12:33PM
Wow, big thanks again Pete ... nice surprise indeed Smile

Certainly are Chant, looks like I'll have to wear Frans out a little bit longer Wink

We can agree a settlement Rich, I'll have my legal team contact yours Grin

Cheers all, have a good day Smile

Paul
JohnParminter 9 1.3k 14 England
8 Sep 2010 1:27PM
Very nice Paul, I like the soft water against the nicely lit rocks and the Cuillin looks good in partial silhouette but the top right rocks look a bit too dark for the rest of the image. I'm assuming its close to sunset with the bright western sky, if so the rocks would look better evenly lit perhaps.

John
justin c 12 4.7k 36 England
8 Sep 2010 1:43PM
Superb. An image that oozes quality.

Justin
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
8 Sep 2010 4:58PM
Magic place...magic shot...congrats on the award to.
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
8 Sep 2010 5:44PM
This was taken probably about an hour and a quarter before official sunset John and the sun is behind the cloud out of shot to the left. The dark rock is just a result of the BIG stopper vignette plus an overlapped grad, something I suppose could recover in post by blending another shot in, though admittedly it doesn't unduly worry me on this one but thanks for pointing it out.

Thanks guys, have a great evening.

Paul
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
8 Sep 2010 9:01PM
Too kind MrsW, too kind ... thanks Smile x
LeighRebecca 8 267 10 England
8 Sep 2010 9:27PM
Fabulous work.
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
8 Sep 2010 9:31PM
Thanks Rebecca, can't wait to get this one onto a nice uncoated stock now Smile
Nick_w 9 4.3k 99 England
9 Sep 2010 8:22AM
Super processing Paul as usual, the composition, well I said it all with your standard version of this.

BTW I think all suppliers have just received a delivery of the BS - so it's not just me that has mishaps Wink
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
9 Sep 2010 8:45AM
LOL ... no not just you, but I was sober though Wink Cheers, I'll give 'em a ring then Grin

Big thanks Nick for your award, can't wait to get this one output now Smile

Hopefully see you next week,
Paul
Nick_w 9 4.3k 99 England
9 Sep 2010 10:12AM
You should get it on the Frontof a book , maybe call it "First Light" Wink

yes see you next week, hopefully
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
9 Sep 2010 10:56AM
ROFLMAO ... now there's a though, though technically it was evening so maybe 'Last Light' Tongue
javam 12 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2010 9:03PM
Congrats Paul, the run of quality continues as do the well deserved awards.
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
9 Sep 2010 9:06PM
Big thanks Neil ... possibly my fave of the trip this one Smile
oll1e 9 57 2 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2010 12:45AM
Totally deserves all the accolades Paul ,congrats fella Smile
11 Sep 2010 5:47PM
Nothing to add to whats already been so well said.
Excellent.
John
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
11 Sep 2010 6:35PM
Big thanks guys, have a top weekend Smile

Paul
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2010 4:10AM
well done on your well deserved awards Paul, and have my UA for this week too.

regards
Yung
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
14 Sep 2010 7:12AM
Huge thanks Yung ... that means a lot coming from you Smile Smile

Take care,
Paul
Paintman Plus
10 1.1k 177 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2010 10:41AM
Well worth a hundred votes. It's a smashing shotSmile

Alan.
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
18 Sep 2010 10:49AM
A big thanks Alan for your time and an even bigger cheers for your award, very nice of you Smile
alzh 13 Saudi Arabia
24 Sep 2010 12:34AM
100% Excellent
30 Sep 2010 9:30AM
wonderful shot and very magical. I want to go there. lol

simply beautiful
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
30 Sep 2010 9:41AM
Thanks Abdulrhman for your UA, that's much appreciated Smile

Thanks also Sarah, I want to be back there LOL Grin

Paul

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