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Saline Sweep

By pmorgan  
One from last night at Boiler Beach with Mr Parsonage

Thanks to Pete for the HC on my last effort! Smile

Rgds
Paul

Tags: Sunset Cornwall Rocks Seascape Sea Coast Whitsand bay Landscape and travel Boiler beach

Voters: jjmills, JanieB43, Jamie_MacArthur and 174 more

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Comments


JanieB43 8 47 6 England
18 Feb 2012 3:44PM
A stunning coastal shot Paul. Beautiful colours and textures and the reflection in the small rockpool is a cracker.


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Superb shot!
Bee76 Plus
6 17 England
18 Feb 2012 3:48PM
Ooh I love this Paul, it's got so much!

Reflections, swirling wave patterns, gorgeous colours in the clouds and some rays breaking through in the distance to top it off. A cracker!!

Regards,
Barney
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
18 Feb 2012 3:57PM
A beautiful beachscape, the colours and water movement are wonderful
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
18 Feb 2012 4:01PM
What!?? NO snow there last night!!??? Smile

Jouko
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2012 4:02PM
Magical capture Paul, got to love that water swirl.
regards
Yung
derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2012 4:15PM
You must have got quite excited when you saw the way the water was circling the rocks Paul. Creates a truly fabulous image.
Derek
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
18 Feb 2012 4:23PM
very nice mate.
Jat_Riski 8 87 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2012 4:39PM
Master class.
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
18 Feb 2012 4:44PM
A cracker Paul.
Baz72 7 30 Scotland
18 Feb 2012 4:49PM
Love it !!
Brian.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
18 Feb 2012 4:49PM
A superb and very beautiful image Paul.........Sandy
18 Feb 2012 5:01PM
This one really reaches out and grabs you, Paul. Wonderful image.
Alun
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 69 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2012 5:18PM
Mmmmm...beautiful !!!......lovely quality !!!
RobboB Plus
9 118 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2012 5:29PM
Wow Paul, superb
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
18 Feb 2012 5:36PM
Lovely shapes and a great blue/orange contrast. Pretty nifty.

Dave
18 Feb 2012 7:03PM
Superb result Paul. Fine image
zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
18 Feb 2012 7:33PM
pure magic, beautiful image.
ant.
pmorgan 10 217 13 England
18 Feb 2012 7:36PM
Thanks guys!

Cheers for the generous UA Ant - very much appreciated! Smile

Rgds
Paul
Phil_D 10 81 Scotland
18 Feb 2012 9:01PM
Really beautiful image, very well done.

Phil.
Emu72 7 7 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2012 9:02AM
Now that is where it's at!! Great work Paul Tongue

Regards
Tim
d3looo 8 16 1 Slovakia
19 Feb 2012 9:15AM
Fantastic image Paul!!!

Pavol
pmorgan 10 217 13 England
19 Feb 2012 9:22AM
Thanks everyone!

Many thanks for the Ua Tim - well chuffed! Smile

Rgds
Paul
pmorgan 10 217 13 England
19 Feb 2012 9:52AM
Sorry Les, missed the GEA - thanks very much! Smile
pmorgan 10 217 13 England
19 Feb 2012 12:37PM
Cheers Pete! Smile
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
20 Feb 2012 10:44AM
Congrats on the POTW, Paul!
pmorgan 10 217 13 England
20 Feb 2012 11:28AM
Now that's made my week!

Well chuffed Pete thank you!!!! Smile

Rgds
Paul
20 Feb 2012 1:08PM
excellent, marvelous a shot that i will always remember...
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 1:15PM
congrats on your POTW Paul, very well deserved.
regards
Yung
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 2:31PM
Well done, it's spectacular and merits all the accolades!Smile
20 Feb 2012 2:36PM
Excellent coastal shot it has all the qualities, David Norton would be proud.

Something I would like to try however Hunstanton doesn't quite have the same qualities Smile
MartPics 10 7 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 2:36PM
A 'wow' image, great work.

Martin.
rob_marshall 5 96 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 2:48PM
Very striking. Great composition - couldn't be better.
edrhodes 11 546 12 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 2:56PM
Nice one mate, very well deserved.

Ed..
20 Feb 2012 5:25PM
Brilliant photograph ( as are your others)

Steve
LesF 10 182 9
20 Feb 2012 5:37PM
Oh Mr Morgan POTW, smashing


LesF
ollimar71 6 2 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 7:25PM
I'm truly envious. This is superb.
Emu72 7 7 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 7:35PM
Well done on the POTW, come on Pete give him an HC too then its a clean sweep Tongue

Regards
Tim
20 Feb 2012 8:16PM
Great shot. Love the little bit of suns rays shining through in the distance.
Kris_Dutson 14 8.2k 1 England
20 Feb 2012 9:40PM
Oi, you're supposed to be in your sick bed. Wink
colin63 8 6 England
21 Feb 2012 9:23AM
Simply stunning image and congratulations on all the awards well deserved

colin
21 Feb 2012 12:56PM
A wonderful shot Paul
chris-p Plus
11 65 England
21 Feb 2012 7:31PM
Many congrats on smashing image Paul..
Landlord 9 25 1 Scotland
21 Feb 2012 11:31PM
What no HC!

Truly stunning image mate, really chuffed for you. Well done that man.

It deserves all the plaudits.
Barjo 5 United States
22 Feb 2012 2:57AM
Absolute magic! Unforgettable image.....
CanonBenny 7 15 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2012 8:19AM
Another fantastic image Paul.
Codiac 10 333 3 Northern Ireland
22 Feb 2012 1:00PM
Congrats on the awards Paul Smile
justin c 12 4.8k 36 England
22 Feb 2012 1:15PM
Very, very nice indeed. A real stunning quality to this one.
Porthos 6 1 Northern Ireland
22 Feb 2012 2:13PM
Great shot Paul. Well worth the awards....Derek
wenzu78 4 7 Malta
22 Feb 2012 4:51PM
Awesome. How I'd like to be able to transform beauty and action from such a static image.
den2il 13 203 England
22 Feb 2012 8:50PM
That foreground is a photograph on its own. Another cracker Paul. Congrats.

--Den--
Cracking photo, lovely mood & perfect timing Smile
22 Feb 2012 10:50PM
Beautiful! Well done!
pmorgan 10 217 13 England
22 Feb 2012 11:01PM
Very humbled by the response to this one guys - huge thanks for the comments and awards! Smile

Rgds
Paul
Uppercut 10 1 Norway
23 Feb 2012 12:32AM
just beautiful!!
well deservedSmile

John
23 Feb 2012 12:49AM
Nice 3d Shot.. Perfect... Congratz!
iconik 10 1 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2012 9:41AM
Woohoo!! Photo of the week... photo of the month too methinks!? Possibly my favourite image of yours and a well deserve award. Good one Grin
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2012 4:21PM
Stunning - very well deserved awards Smile
Helen
23 Feb 2012 10:11PM
Great Image Paul. The detail and colours are really good, have had a look at your other images and it is clear that you really have a passion for what you do, your images are inspiring and some of the best i have seen.
23 Feb 2012 10:12PM
Well deserved awards for such and exquisite picture, Paul. All those ragged rocks, too; just needs a ragged rascal to run round them... Cole!! Job for you.
paulcr 12 1.5k 9 Ireland
23 Feb 2012 10:21PM
Just superb. The little splash at the bottom of the photo really finishes this off! Paul
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2012 7:47AM
You just missed my UA last week Paul and so had to wait a whole week for it.
Deserved all the awards.
Yung
User_Removed 12 17.9k 8 Norway
26 Feb 2012 6:29PM
Perfection personified.
Barney64 5 1 3
28 Feb 2012 12:30PM
I think this is a case of the Emperor's new clothes.

I've looked at this several times now and I still have problems with it. Yes, it's fundamentally a terrific image but, my-oh-my, you have been so wickedly heavy-handed with the saturation, contrast and vignetting. My guess is that you are using Lightroom and you've over-cooked it somewhat. This now looks more like a scene from Alpha Centauri than Cornwall. If that was your intention then I am sorry, but you have missed the very essence of what you have so successfully captured here.

Technically there are some quite serious faults. The yellow in the clouds is completely burnt out in places, always a problem colour with digital and, it seems, especially for Canon hardware. Similarly the sweeping water in the near foreground is burnt pure white whereas the laws of reflection optics state that it should have some of the colour of the sky. But the main fault that really makes this look "odd" though, is the fact that the reflections in the water are the same brightness or brighter than the sky itself which is impossible (unless the laws of physics were suspended for the day) and flags-up overly zealous post-processing.

Perhaps I am getting old - I hate loud music unless it is my own choice, yet everyone else seems to think that cranking up the volume compensates for poor quality. I think the same is now creeping into photography courtesy of Adobe at al. The trend is very much veering towards "more is good". Well it ain't! Behind this garish presentation is a truly lovely, subtle, well -composed image quietly weeping to itself and desperate to be released.

Turn down the volume - let's hear the music.
28 Feb 2012 1:17PM
looks like you have brought pleasure to the many including me nice one

Graham
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
28 Feb 2012 1:22PM
Congrats on all the awards Paul
Regards Richard
pmorgan 10 217 13 England
1 Mar 2012 8:07PM
Thanks for the additional UA's on this - well chuffed!


Quote:I think this is a case of the Emperor's new clothes.

I've looked at this several times now and I still have problems with it. Yes, it's fundamentally a terrific image but, my-oh-my, you have been so wickedly heavy-handed with the saturation, contrast and vignetting. My guess is that you are using Lightroom and you've over-cooked it somewhat. This now looks more like a scene from Alpha Centauri than Cornwall. If that was your intention then I am sorry, but you have missed the very essence of what you have so successfully captured here.

Technically there are some quite serious faults. The yellow in the clouds is completely burnt out in places, always a problem colour with digital and, it seems, especially for Canon hardware. Similarly the sweeping water in the near foreground is burnt pure white whereas the laws of reflection optics state that it should have some of the colour of the sky. But the main fault that really makes this look "odd" though, is the fact that the reflections in the water are the same brightness or brighter than the sky itself which is impossible (unless the laws of physics were suspended for the day) and flags-up overly zealous post-processing.

Perhaps I am getting old - I hate loud music unless it is my own choice, yet everyone else seems to think that cranking up the volume compensates for poor quality. I think the same is now creeping into photography courtesy of Adobe at al. The trend is very much veering towards "more is good". Well it ain't! Behind this garish presentation is a truly lovely, subtle, well -composed image quietly weeping to itself and desperate to be released.

Turn down the volume - let's hear the music.



Thanks for the in depth critique Martin - glad it provoked a response even if it's negative.

I don't use Lightroom, it's all Photoshop, the rest of what you say is all pretty true, although I haven't touched the saturation at all - the saturated colour in this comes from the many levels adjustments over several layers this could have been avoided processing in LAB mode, but I like it a bit more punchy(by the way, all except the blues are all within GAMUT). There are no over exposed areas in the RAW file, the camera handled it fine, I pushed it in the "Orton" a bit to add a more dreamy look, and possibly hit a few 255s, but that's got nothing to do with the camera.

I have never professed to taking a true record of a scene, I prefer to try and get mood and drama into an image, and they sell, so I'm not the only one.

Guess it will all remain very subjective, but again thank you for explaining what you dislike about it, and giving honest feedback.

Rgds
Paul
15 Mar 2012 11:00PM
This is an excellent shot! Grin
MarkT 11 119 2 England
29 Apr 2012 10:45PM
Quality Paul as always!
5 Aug 2012 10:56PM
Great photo!!
fitzyg 3 89 Ireland
11 Jan 2013 9:00PM
So colourful. I like it. Grin

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