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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 11 29 Malta
3 Jan 2007 6:22PM
My my .... this is stunning. Excellent photography Tony.

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terry_cavner 13 332 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 11 90 Holy See (Vatican City State)
3 Jan 2007 6:24PM
Nice, very nice Smile
elkiebrooks 15 83 5 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 6:25PM
An absolutley stunning image. Thank you for sharing it with us.
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
3 Jan 2007 6:26PM
THE BEST I´ve seen this year!

Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 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 11 2.3k 9 Wales
3 Jan 2007 6:29PM
Simply stunning Tony.No more to add.
Mounters 11 85 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 12 8 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 6:31PM
This is beautiful,love the colour of the rocks and beautiful light,excellent composition,wonderful shot.

daffydill56 14 190 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 6:32PM
Absolutely stunning work. Excellent!

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

piccy 12 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
12 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 11 33 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 6:52PM
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
3 Jan 2007 6:55PM
Superb light on the rocks Tony, fantastic details, a stunning shot

viscostatic 11 36 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 11 496 1 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 7:01PM
love the light on the cliff face - nice work Tony
kim64 11 1 Scotland
3 Jan 2007 7:03PM

Norma 12 5 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 7:04PM
Beautiful light Tony, love the details

ESP 11 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 13 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 12 4 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 7:19PM
A high quality image in every respect.
rhiw_com 11 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 13 3 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 7:26PM
great camera work Tony,up with the best with this one.
pmorgan 11 217 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 11 172 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 12 1 England
3 Jan 2007 7:34PM
Superb!! Great light and exposure.
DiegoDesigns 12 117 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 14 84 Sweden
3 Jan 2007 7:57PM
Superb light and the shining foreground

Wooly 12 112 4 England
3 Jan 2007 8:06PM
Superb seascape Tony, excellent light.

alyismad 12 9 Wales
3 Jan 2007 8:08PM
Absolutely stunning one of the best

MikeH 13 217 4 United Kingdom
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
13 704 England
3 Jan 2007 8:34PM
cracking image
phillips 12 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 13 74 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 8:49PM
Great exposure, colour and light Tony.

trissie 11 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 8:49PM
Wonderful Tony, love the light on the rocks and the beautiful colours and detail.

Trish x
u47sb2 11 36 Scotland
3 Jan 2007 9:02PM
Don't think I can add anything that hasn't been said above!

bricjen 11 United States
3 Jan 2007 9:03PM
Another great image! Beautiful!
Possum 11 148 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
12 67 England
3 Jan 2007 9:17PM
The splash of golden sunlight is the key..triffic
Chriscj 12 96 1 England
3 Jan 2007 9:18PM
Lovely light and exposure.

rontear Plus
15 8 8 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 13 740 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 12 100 15 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 9:28PM
Superb FG rocks just make this for me. Wonderful wet leather appearance to them.
Maddie 13 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 9:40PM
nice light and water cpture Tony
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
3 Jan 2007 9:45PM
An outstanding seascape Tony, superb lighting and exposure
cdm36 14 391 7 England
3 Jan 2007 9:45PM
Lovely glow on those rocks,

Alfoto 11 Wales
3 Jan 2007 9:47PM
Fantastic light and colours in this lovely seascape.
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 11:04PM
Ooh nice!

jonny250 11 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 12 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 11
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 12 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 11 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 11 12 1 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 11 5 12 Wales
4 Jan 2007 12:57AM
Reminds me of a good oil painting. Excellent.
tepot 13 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
13 47 13 United States
4 Jan 2007 2:16AM
Way good--- the best i have seen today! Love its colors and movement!

NevP 12 853 13 Canada
4 Jan 2007 5:50AM
A beautiful magical image Tony, your work goes from strength to strength. Inspirational.
chrissd 12 304 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 6:01AM
goodness me this is awesome, beautiful work
rhiw_com 11 24
4 Jan 2007 6:27AM
Many thanks for your fantastic comments.

Regards to you all, Tony
Keelo 14 18 Australia
4 Jan 2007 8:00AM
Superb Tony, amazing light.
dven Plus
12 25 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 8:08AM
Stunning light,

ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 8:09AM
another beautiful capture,
KingArthur 11 8 Malta
4 Jan 2007 8:24AM
Awesome ... a real beauty Tony!

Alison_S Plus
12 339 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 8:30AM
Beautiful work as always, love the light on the rocks and softness of the water.

johnc1711 14 9 Scotland
4 Jan 2007 8:59AM
Superb light on the rocks balanced by the wet rocks in te f/g!

John Smile
angej 13 479 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 9:14AM
excellent shot Smile
sunshot 13 24 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 9:26AM
pleased to make it 100 tony, brilliant light and superb detail, well done.

AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
4 Jan 2007 9:43AM
Stunning comp...Stunning light....Just stunning.

rhiw_com 11 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 12 15 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 10:31AM
Fabulous light and movement Tony. Well deserved HC.
Chant57 Plus
12 395 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 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
4 Jan 2007 11:20AM
WOW! Magnificient. Paul
Rogerex 11 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 13 119 2 England
4 Jan 2007 1:40PM
Superb and congrats.

12 12 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 5:07PM
Excellent Tony, original in perspective, congrats on HC!
Sezz 13 617 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
13 637 17
4 Jan 2007 7:15PM
An absolute cracker. It's all been said above.
Bridie 12 6
4 Jan 2007 7:47PM
Absolutely superb
KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 8:29PM
stunning shot
Pegon 12 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
11 30 53 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 12 7
4 Jan 2007 10:24PM
Just Brilliant.
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 11:35PM
An amazing image Tony. Congratulations on the HC award.

MalcolmM Plus
12 910 5 Scotland
4 Jan 2007 11:46PM
Wonderful light in this, & water movement great. Excellent portfolio.
JimV 11 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 13 825 Lithuania
5 Jan 2007 5:21AM
congrats` on the HC!... nice work!
chase 12 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 12 5 Wales
5 Jan 2007 12:51PM
Outstanding, worthy of every accolade.
Extremely well done.

martinl 14 269 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 14 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 13 4 Slovenia
5 Jan 2007 5:57PM
Stunning shot! You're an artist!!!

DaisyD50 11 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 13 386 2 Norfolk Island
5 Jan 2007 11:08PM
Tony, welcome to my favorites. Your work is stunning

Mavis Plus
16 143 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
TerryBaxter 12 11
6 Jan 2007 3:40PM
Join the queue! Well, words fail - superb light, motion and detail.

Regards, Terry.
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
6 Jan 2007 5:29PM
astonishing with great light
msnapz 11 74
7 Jan 2007 6:18PM
User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
8 Jan 2007 2:39PM
Stunning Tony. Very worthy of the 'HC'...

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 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 11 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 12 32 1 Northern Ireland
10 Jan 2007 10:10PM
Brilliant shot well deserving the HC!
John_Humphreys 12 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 13 70 23 United States
14 Jan 2007 2:53AM
Excellent shot, congrats on the HC, well deserved! Spot on! Click!!!

Scott_Scot 13 4 4 Scotland
14 Jan 2007 10:01PM
Hey Tony, this is a real beauty!!!

Leo 16 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 15 1.2k 2 England
15 Jan 2007 1:18PM
lovely light and great flow tony

PLCimagery 11 77 1 England
17 Jan 2007 8:50AM
Can't really add to whats been said - Great work

Neil_Higgins 11 35 3 England
17 Jan 2007 4:15PM
Missed this one, and what a wonderful catch!

Well done, Tony.
graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 5:44PM
Only one thing and

ITS GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!
rhiw_com 11 24
18 Jan 2007 5:38AM
Many thanks for your comments. As always very much appreciated.

Regards Tony
KevinMW 12 14 Wales
8 Mar 2007 7:49PM
Another fantastic image with amazing lighting and superb detail Tony. Love it.


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