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Golden Cove

By rhiw_com  
Took this in November, when we had some light!!! I was taking some predawn shots at one of the many coves on Llyn.

Seconds after the sun popped up over the horizon, to my left the sunlight was shining off the cliff and rocks.

F22, 3 sec, Lens @ 100mm, ISO 100, ND grad filter.

Please view...LARGE...if you can.

Hope you like it, and many thanks for your comments on my last upload.

All the very best, Tony

Tags: General Water Sunrise Sea Cove Landscape and travel

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BertC 9 29 Malta
3 Jan 2007 6:22PM
My my .... this is stunning. Excellent photography Tony.

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terry_cavner 11 332 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 6:24PM
WOO HOO ...Ya Beauty...An absolute Stonker...SPOT ON....give ya sel a pat on the back Tony..
Perdiccas 9 90 Holy See (Vatican City State)
3 Jan 2007 6:24PM
Nice, very nice Smile
elkiebrooks 12 83 5 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 6:25PM
An absolutley stunning image. Thank you for sharing it with us.
JouŠo Plus
11 56 Finland
3 Jan 2007 6:26PM
THE BEST I´ve seen this year!

Paintman Plus
9 1.0k 176 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 6:27PM
Real quality image. The shaft of golden light is great. Detail and composition are excellent. Very well done.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
9 2.3k 9 Wales
3 Jan 2007 6:29PM
Simply stunning Tony.No more to add.
Mounters 9 84 2 England
3 Jan 2007 6:30PM
This is a superb shot, this has RC written all over it. Fantastic!
3 Jan 2007 6:31PM
Great effect from the long exposure and a fantastic pic

phototime 9 8 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 6:31PM
This is beautiful,love the colour of the rocks and beautiful light,excellent composition,wonderful shot.

3 Jan 2007 6:32PM
Absolutely stunning work. Excellent!

3 Jan 2007 6:34PM
Fabulous light with superb composition.

piccy 9 8 Wales
3 Jan 2007 6:43PM
Wow, look at that golden colour on the rocks and the detail in the rocks. Fabulous.
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
3 Jan 2007 6:47PM
magic!!!love your long exposure images...

3 Jan 2007 6:48PM
superb image! love the golden tones of suns reflection against the rocks and long exposure you have used to captured a misty feel to the water. Stunning!

NikkiW 9 33 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 6:52PM
MalcolmS Plus
10 1.1k 13 England
3 Jan 2007 6:55PM
Superb light on the rocks Tony, fantastic details, a stunning shot

viscostatic 9 33 5 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 6:59PM
This is really well done. I like the warm light hitting the far rocks, the movement in the water but most of all the amazing luminosity of the rocks in the foreground. This really is painting with light.

Slaterm 9 496 1 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 7:01PM
love the light on the cliff face - nice work Tony
kim64 9 1 Scotland
3 Jan 2007 7:03PM

Norma Plus
10 5 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 7:04PM
Beautiful light Tony, love the details

ESP 9 26 England
3 Jan 2007 7:04PM
Light , texture , tones , colour , movement ,composition and silky perfection...

Just wonderful..what an absolutly brilliant photograher you are...

Such pleasure to view !

PatrickSmith 11 1.2k 2 United States
3 Jan 2007 7:11PM
Nice landscape in miniature. It is almost like one of those Japanese viewing stones, showing a big landscape in a small place. Nice light too, which makes it all work.

Beautiful shot-very dreamy!
Steveman 9 4 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 7:19PM
A high quality image in every respect.
rhiw_com 9 24
3 Jan 2007 7:25PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, as always very much appreciated.

All the very best, Tony
REKLAW 11 3 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 7:26PM
great camera work Tony,up with the best with this one.
pmorgan 9 217 13 England
3 Jan 2007 7:27PM
Beautifuly mystical as always Tony it is fantastic to se a true master and his work!

Best Regards
LisaRose 9 172 4 United States
3 Jan 2007 7:33PM
Tony, this is superb! That light, wow! Exposure on the water is excellent as always, love it.


ps. My 8 year old son just came by the computer and saw your picture..his reaction was, "wow! I love that picture." That says a lot! Smile
anthhope 10 1 England
3 Jan 2007 7:34PM
Superb!! Great light and exposure.
DiegoDesigns 10 117 6 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 7:48PM
Lovely light on the rocks Tony, accentuated by the smashing movement in the waves. Great capture, as ever.

jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
3 Jan 2007 7:57PM
Superb light and the shining foreground

Wooly 10 112 4 England
3 Jan 2007 8:06PM
Superb seascape Tony, excellent light.

alyismad 10 9 Wales
3 Jan 2007 8:08PM
Absolutely stunning one of the best

MikeH 11 217 4 England
3 Jan 2007 8:17PM
3 Jan 2007 8:19PM
Superb lighting Tony, you get some great results with the long shutter exposures, I really like them.
arnieg Plus
11 691 England
3 Jan 2007 8:34PM
cracking image
phillips 9 69 2 Scotland
3 Jan 2007 8:34PM
Lighting on this is just great from the splashes of gold in the bacground to the silvery glowing foreground rocks...fandabbydosey!

sneazy 11 74 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 8:49PM
Great exposure, colour and light Tony.

3 Jan 2007 8:49PM
Wonderful Tony, love the light on the rocks and the beautiful colours and detail.

Trish x
u47sb2 9 36 Scotland
3 Jan 2007 9:02PM
Don't think I can add anything that hasn't been said above!

3 Jan 2007 9:03PM
Another great image! Beautiful!
Possum 9 148 England
3 Jan 2007 9:13PM
Staggeringly beautiful. I especially love the prisms of light on the water. This one's truly a bit special.
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
3 Jan 2007 9:17PM
The splash of golden sunlight is the key..triffic
Chriscj 10 96 1 England
3 Jan 2007 9:18PM
Lovely light and exposure.

rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
3 Jan 2007 9:25PM
Reminiscent of silver and gold. Blessed light on those rocks, suplemented by the sea crashing into them. Must be seen large, superb work Tony. Ron.
IanFlindt 11 740 21 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 9:27PM
What really sets this extraordinary landscape apart is the tight crop you've performed on it. The gorgeous light speaks for itself, but the crop adds an almost other-worldly dimension. Superb work.
redstag Plus
10 100 15 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 9:28PM
Superb FG rocks just make this for me. Wonderful wet leather appearance to them.
Maddie 10 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 9:40PM
nice light and water cpture Tony
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
3 Jan 2007 9:45PM
An outstanding seascape Tony, superb lighting and exposure
cdm36 Plus
12 391 7 England
3 Jan 2007 9:45PM
Lovely glow on those rocks,

Alfoto 9 Wales
3 Jan 2007 9:47PM
Fantastic light and colours in this lovely seascape.
GillyB Plus
10 317 8 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 11:04PM
Ooh nice!

jonny250 9 60 Guernsey
3 Jan 2007 11:14PM
Another stunner from the master...
I like the lighting in this, the spray is ethereal (i think that's what I mean..), anyway, nice one.
annefromleo 10 11 1 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 11:23PM
Wow this is amazing, Tony. The comp colour and sunlight is breathtaking, very well done
egsy 9
3 Jan 2007 11:25PM
hi tony

fantastic image brings back many memories first year i wont make it to the llyn have been draged of to crete think of me and pray


DolphinLady 10 54 1 Wales
3 Jan 2007 11:34PM
The lighting & colours to this image are truly amazing.
Well done Tony.
3 Jan 2007 11:35PM
Another stunner with fine highlights.
LourdesV 9 4 United States
3 Jan 2007 11:40PM
I love rocks all the time...Mixed with natural light is stunning capture. More please Wink
KKmoments 9 12 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 11:55PM
Stunning... the light on the rocks really enhances the textures/tones... superb capture and yet again the water movement is perfect... brilliant
4 Jan 2007 12:03AM
Speechless!! Not quite. Wonderful color tones.
Best wishes in the new year, Kent
Brilane 9 5 12 Wales
4 Jan 2007 12:57AM
Reminds me of a good oil painting. Excellent.
tepot 11 4.4k United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 1:32AM
totally awesome Tony, you have caught the lighting just right and i've never seen the sea look like this, set off by the superb foreground, love this shot.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
4 Jan 2007 2:16AM
Way good--- the best i have seen today! Love its colors and movement!

NevP 10 853 13 Canada
4 Jan 2007 5:50AM
A beautiful magical image Tony, your work goes from strength to strength. Inspirational.
chrissd Plus
10 304 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 6:01AM
goodness me this is awesome, beautiful work
rhiw_com 9 24
4 Jan 2007 6:27AM
Many thanks for your fantastic comments.

Regards to you all, Tony
Keelo 12 18 Australia
4 Jan 2007 8:00AM
Superb Tony, amazing light.
dven Plus
10 25 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 8:08AM
Stunning light,

ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 8:09AM
another beautiful capture,
4 Jan 2007 8:24AM
Awesome ... a real beauty Tony!

glenalva Plus
10 338 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 8:30AM
Beautiful work as always, love the light on the rocks and softness of the water.

johnc1711 12 9 Scotland
4 Jan 2007 8:59AM
Superb light on the rocks balanced by the wet rocks in te f/g!

John Smile
angej 11 477 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 9:14AM
excellent shot Smile
sunshot 11 24 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 9:26AM
pleased to make it 100 tony, brilliant light and superb detail, well done.

AlleyCatz 9 274 6 England
4 Jan 2007 9:43AM
Stunning comp...Stunning light....Just stunning.

rhiw_com 9 24
4 Jan 2007 9:43AM
Many thanks for your brilliant comments, very much appreciated.

Thanks for the HC Peter, I'm delighted.

Regards to you all, Tony
VintageRed 10 15 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 10:31AM
Fabulous light and movement Tony. Well deserved HC.
Chant57 Plus
10 395 3 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 11:14AM
Exquisite light and superb water movement. A truly stunning image that is packed with atmosphere Tony.
Happy New Year to you and yours.
paulcr 11 1.5k 9 Ireland
4 Jan 2007 11:20AM
WOW! Magnificient. Paul
Rogerex 9 32 12 Australia
4 Jan 2007 11:55AM
You have taken some great shots Tony, but I think this is my favourite so far.
MarkT 11 119 2 England
4 Jan 2007 1:40PM
Superb and congrats.

9 12 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 5:07PM
Excellent Tony, original in perspective, congrats on HC!
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
4 Jan 2007 6:58PM
What else to add to these wonderful comments Tony? well definately my congratulations for an amazing image, very deserving of the HC - Love it!

Sez Smile
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
4 Jan 2007 7:15PM
An absolute cracker. It's all been said above.
Bridie 9 6
4 Jan 2007 7:47PM
Absolutely superb
KBan Plus
10 486 4 England
4 Jan 2007 8:29PM
stunning shot
Pegon 10 78 1 England
4 Jan 2007 9:08PM
A fantastic capture, beautiful light, excellent capture of the water and a great composition. Congratulations on the HC.
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
4 Jan 2007 9:38PM
This is a super shot. Great camera work here. Congrats on the HC and RC, well deserved.
pcjackso Junior Member 10 7
4 Jan 2007 10:24PM
Just Brilliant.
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 11:35PM
An amazing image Tony. Congratulations on the HC award.

MalcolmM Plus
10 379 4 Scotland
4 Jan 2007 11:46PM
Wonderful light in this, & water movement great. Excellent portfolio.
JimV 9 6 3 Canada
5 Jan 2007 12:29AM
Way down here not much I can add to above, excellent work!
Regards and best wishes for 2007.
User_Removed 11 825 Lithuania
5 Jan 2007 5:21AM
congrats` on the HC!... nice work!
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
5 Jan 2007 12:02PM
All said by the time I got here...well photographed,good skills here,particularly in the composition.
AnthonyR 9 5 Wales
5 Jan 2007 12:51PM
Outstanding, worthy of every accolade.
Extremely well done.

martinl Plus
12 263 2 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2007 1:52PM
Congrats on the HC Tony, and so well deserved. This is an absolute belter, even by your standards.

arthur 12 2
5 Jan 2007 4:34PM
Brilliant shot, well done, just found your folio, some very good images. You have a knack with long exposures!! Looking forward to viewing more.
GregorP 11 4 Slovenia
5 Jan 2007 5:57PM
Stunning shot! You're an artist!!!

DaisyD50 9 3
5 Jan 2007 8:48PM
What a stunning shot. Everything is just perfect. And great use of your shutterspeed.
Thanks for your comment.
John_Duckett 11 386 2 Norfolk Island
5 Jan 2007 11:08PM
Tony, welcome to my favorites. Your work is stunning

Mavis Plus
13 143 2 England
6 Jan 2007 8:58AM
One fantastic image Tony . The sunlight glancing off the rocks and the slow shutter speed make for a breath taking image . A well deserved HC . Well done . Love it xxxx
6 Jan 2007 3:40PM
Join the queue! Well, words fail - superb light, motion and detail.

Regards, Terry.
kinfatric 11 550 9 Scotland
6 Jan 2007 5:29PM
astonishing with great light
msnapz 9 74
7 Jan 2007 6:18PM
User_Removed 12 17.9k 8 Norway
8 Jan 2007 2:39PM
Stunning Tony. Very worthy of the 'HC'...

bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
8 Jan 2007 8:22PM
Love the way the light works in this.
Deserved HC.
9 Jan 2007 3:15AM
A photographic masterpiece!!!! KUDOS!

Elwin 9 2
9 Jan 2007 9:19PM
Tony, this is my favourite of your recent work.
Like Stan says..."A Masterpiece!"
I couldn't say it better.
tripodted 10 31 1 Northern Ireland
10 Jan 2007 10:10PM
Brilliant shot well deserving the HC!
John_Humphreys 10 69 2 Ireland
10 Jan 2007 11:08PM
Superb atmospheric seascape. The turbulent boiling sea, glistening water on the rocks and light on the cliffs are all fantastic elements in the picture. John
glazzaro Plus
11 70 23 United States
14 Jan 2007 2:53AM
Excellent shot, congrats on the HC, well deserved! Spot on! Click!!!

Scott_Scot 11 4 4 Scotland
14 Jan 2007 10:01PM
Hey Tony, this is a real beauty!!!

Leo 14 46 9 England
15 Jan 2007 9:16AM
Just magnificent Tony. Sometimes when an image is tweaked, it's overdone to a point where it loses much of its beauty, this is just _perfect_!! It would grace anyone's wall!

Tandberg 12 1.2k 2 England
15 Jan 2007 1:18PM
lovely light and great flow tony

PLCimagery 9 77 1 England
17 Jan 2007 8:50AM
Can't really add to whats been said - Great work

Neil_Higgins 9 35 3 England
17 Jan 2007 4:15PM
Missed this one, and what a wonderful catch!

Well done, Tony.
graceland 11 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 5:44PM
Only one thing and

ITS GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!
rhiw_com 9 24
18 Jan 2007 5:38AM
Many thanks for your comments. As always very much appreciated.

Regards Tony
KevinMW 9 14 Wales
8 Mar 2007 7:49PM
Another fantastic image with amazing lighting and superb detail Tony. Love it.


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