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Rocky Cove

Rocky Cove
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-01
Categories: Nature
Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax 28mm f:2,8, Fuji 100, Polarizer ø28mm
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-09 3:19
Viewed: 2541
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Quite a bit of burning & dodging on this image. The outline of the North Korean coast can be seen in the distance. Taken at Yonggipo Headland, behind the Baengnyeongdo Island pier.

Not many foreigners know about this secluded cove. I followed a trio of domestic Korean tourists, up a steep, rusted fire escape set of stairs, up the cliff behind Yonggipo Port, (just a little left of the stone pier), then along a short walking track, & down more stairs, to reach this attractive, stony cove. Unfortunately, it's not great for swimming, (too many sharp oyster shells & no sand), but it was nice to look at. The backlight was very challenging here. I've burnt in the oe highlights on the rocks. There's a hole in the cliff at right.

japiey, parasbhalla, harpya, fransx, mvdisco, cunejo200, werdir, mushtaqhussain, gcifromsocal, mbrito, JT50, Scharan2, Fortuna, tanburi, jjanczyk has marked this note useful
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hi nieghbour like this shot for the pov grt how you used the natural elements to frame the shot
tfs bryan

Hi Chris,

Good share from your land.
The informations are great.
Enjoy the days, dear friend.


Hi Chris,very well taken and excellent PP work.sharp details,great DOF and good composition. the geometry of rock patterns is awesome.TFS

Good immage of this nice place.
Interesting stone walls.
Best regards. Alin.

Hi Chris,

A window to the beautiful world of water!
I like the great colors of the cliffs with green toppings :)
The sharpness and POV are perfect with nice view of blue sky.

best regards,

Ciao Chris

Perhaps it is a simple picture but
very great quality and composition of technicality.
A lovely true color picture, good captured and composed.
Intense expression captured, excellent clarity, very well done.
Congratulations my friend ...


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-12-09 4:52]

Hi Chris,
A good POV to capture such a rocky splendor, making use of the natural to frame your presentation.
Great details in the rocks adorned with glorious lighting.
A very informative note.
Very neatly presented.

Francis Xavier

Hi Chris,
Beautiful seascape with well naturel framed,
excellent POV. and details.
great colors and light.
very well taken and donel

Hello Chris,
Such sharp details on the rocks especially the right side of the frame. The 'burning & dodging' done on the left side is seamless and certainly resulted in an even exposure. The view of the quiet water between the rock is nice. Cheers.

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-12-09 5:47]

Hi Chris,

It looks like it was worth the extra effort to get some photos of the secluded cove. I can see how difficult the lighting was, and your pp work has done a nice job to mitigate lighting issues. The details on the cliffs are very sharp and the color saturation is wonderful. TFS

Best regards,

Hi Chris,

superb framing of this beautiful site with great deal of depth in the frame,the pattern and texture around the frame on these small mountains look very nice with good lights and shades,a very artistic presentation with great sharpness.well captured shot.

Best Regards,
Mushtaq Hussain

Hi Chris - Incredible textures and good film latitude, especially from a slide. Excellent framing.
Have good day,

Looks a beautiful and secluded place I love the haze over the water and the contrasting rock faces. A wonderful place to go when the stress of life gets to you ;-)
nice work
warm regards

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-12-09 7:47]


quelle belle ouverture au mileiu de cette roche, ce rocher, avec les arbres de chaque côté, , la rudesse de la pierre avec le doux de l'eau et cette brume marine, le ciel se fond dans la mer, sueprbe.

Bravo et amitié


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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-12-09 9:12]

Hi Chris
Strong perspective and composition with a wonderful soft light an colours reminding the magic of the water colours.
Best regards, mb

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-12-09 12:43]

Hi Chris,
Great POV here. Opening a gateway to Nort Korea.
Good PP work. Texture of the rocks are well
defined here. FG is lovely. Great shot.
Take care.

boa tarde Chris
unusual composition ..it is to me very interesting. great and strong colors and details.
My regards

Olá Chris

A paisagem é muito bonita,
as cores, luz e textura
são maravilhosas...
Um belíssimo trabalho.

Hello Chris,

Excellent low POV, beautiful and storng colors, perfect lighting and contrast!
Congratulations and TFS

Hello Chris,
Nicely captured texture of rocks and good sharpness
Selahattin E

Hello Chris! Amazing rocks. Good colours. Perfect exposure. Ideal DOF. Original picture. Well done!

Bella cala con acantilados una escena muy natural y excelentemente captada
buen trabajo
un saludo

Impressive view!
Fantastic colors, great sharpness of the rocks and lovely composition of the photo.
Have a good weekend!

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