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A few seascapes.
Posted By: Big G, 10-18-2009, 12:27 PM

Hi all,

I took a long drive out to a private beach on the east coast of Scotland called 'Seacliff' - Scotland isn't known for it's lovely beaches, but it does have a couple of gems! I didn't time the light right today, I was up at 6:30am and setup by about 7:30am. The light was fantastic, but as soon as the sun popped up the contrast was just too harsh on some of the rocks, so I decided to just stick with four keepers and go back another time for some stormy shots with darker skies (I much prefer moody skies to a solid chunk of colour).

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10-18-2009, 01:19 PM   #2
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You picked just the right time of day for these shots.
Excellent results.
Love #3 and 5 most.
#5 is just brilliant.
Well done and thanks for sharing.
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I picked #3 & 5 before I seen Ash's reply so, "Ditto!!".
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You picked just the right time of day for these shots.
Excellent results.
Love #3 and 5 most.
#5 is just brilliant.
Well done and thanks for sharing.
Thanks Ash, I just wish I had more time with the light that I had in picture #3! I took maybe another 10 shots as the sun got higher but the shots lost their dreamy morning look and just looked too harsh which I really wanted to avoid.

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Yeah, it's quite fascinating (and frustrating) how quickly the light does change, making photography in the perfect setting difficult. But you did well.
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Can't tell what I'm looking at, I left my microscope at the office...

Upload bigger versions next time.
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hmmmm my 50 year old eyes can see em fine... Nice foreground compositions.

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fantastic captures.... the flick posting, in larger sizes, really need to be viewed......

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These are really well done. JIM
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I actually like #1 and #2 the most -- #3 has a bit of a split going down the image which bothers my eyes a bit though. Not saying it isn't a good shot, just the first impression that came to mind. The colors are spectacular
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These images are spectacular. I particularly like number 3, which has that "science fiction" look that I dearly love. Great job on all.

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Can't tell what I'm looking at, I left my microscope at the office...

Upload bigger versions next time.
You obviously didn't read the post fully, because at the bottom it says:

QuoteOriginally posted by Big G:
Full sizes here - Seacliff - a set on Flickr
I'm being courtious not to flood the thread with bandwidth hogging pictures.
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#3 has a bit of a split going down the image which bothers my eyes a bit though.
Interesting feedback there Pingflood - I appreciate it as I wasn't too sure about that shot myself, I'm not convinced that lead in line works very well but it's good to get the CC from another pair of eyes! I think I might write that one off and go back for a second round of shots.
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Interesting feedback there Pingflood - I appreciate it as I wasn't too sure about that shot myself, I'm not convinced that lead in line works very well but it's good to get the CC from another pair of eyes! I think I might write that one off and go back for a second round of shots.
I think it would have worked better if there had been something on the horizon line on the right hand side to balance out the picture, then the lead in line would be spot on. As it is, all the weight is on the left hand side. You could probably make a nice square picture out of that side of the image.
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I like them all, but #3 is the one for me, the only thing I could possibly suggest is to crop a little off the top and make the negative space equal right, left and top, just a little to much sky.

Keep up the good work.

Thanks for posting,

John
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