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Burton Waves

Burton Waves
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Copyright: Miles Herbert (captive-light) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 22 N: 266] (1582)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11
Categories: Nature
Camera: Cannon 40D, Sigma 10-20 mm., RAW
Exposure: f/25.0
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-05 0:02
Viewed: 3290
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Wandering along the beach at Burton Bradstock on the way to the striking rock ledges that become uncovered at low tide, I couldn't help noticing how the wind was tugging the clouds making them almost mimic the waves on the beach.

Canon 40D
Sigma 10 - 20
Aperture Priority Mode to control DOF and shutter speed to get the wave movement.

Tripod and Remote Release for sharp images at low shutter speeds

RAW ISO 100 for best quality and because I needed a slow shutter speed.

F25 ... It was quite bright and I wanted to slow things down as much as possible to get the wave movement.

B&W Circ Polariser used to saturate colours and it knocks off about 2 stops of light slowing shutter speed down further.

0.8th second shutter speed ... which was about right without putting any more filters on, and slow enough to keep wave movement.

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That is a marvelous photo, in every aspect. Technically, you've got the best possible balance between contrast, saturation and tonality. Sharpness good, not excessive, and as for the composition, let's say that Nature offered her gifts, and you made sure to do the job in style!

Excellent, great job :)

Beautiful Miles - a really top example of slow shutter use.. The image is well thought out and composed and the exposure is bang on..

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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2008-11-05 0:28]

Hi Miles,

Excellent composition, everything is in planned. Without special filters do have done it very well. Excellent result and thanks for the useful notes.

Well done.......tfs........Buddy

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-11-05 0:32]

Hi Miles...
Beautiful shot with nice colors, composition...
Nice scene...

Nice. You got the effect you wanted. Excellent strong saturation and a beautifully sharp, well composed image.

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2008-11-05 0:45]

HI Miles ;)
Fantastic colors...dinamyc perspective, Compliments,
J ;)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-11-05 1:32]

Hello Miles, another exceptional image for you. Those clouds seem to repeat themselves in the waves.
Awesome colours and composition
Well done

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2008-11-05 2:17]

Hi Miles,
An amazing beach picture!
Wonderful colors and light and a great composition!
The slow shutter gives a beautiful effect!

TFS and greetings from Netherlands,

belle captation du mouvement


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  • Qba Silver Workshop Editor [C: 6 W: 0 N: 1] (113)
  • [2008-11-05 2:37]

Nice shot, technically and composition is perfect
fantastic effect whit that wave
Profesional Note!

Superb and fantstic lookin picture, Miles.
Thanks for the note too.
You almost convinced me to carry my tripot with me too.
Congratulations with this result.
You'r on 'my list'.!
Regards, jan

Hi Miles excellent landscape photography. Nice formation of clouds & water in motion. Well composed. TFS - Regards - Adil.

Hi Miles,

Lovely shot, nice movement and you have even got the clouds in harmony with the wave.


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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2008-11-05 12:10]

nice POV, clouds and slow shutter

Superb POV to get the wave to mirror the wisps of cloud like this, all balanced out by that wonderfully coloured cliff. And to top off a great picture a REALLY informative note. Great stuff!
Thanks for sharing

great technique and very fine framing

Hi Miles
I love the colours of the sand and the rocks here, they are lovely and sharp.
I absolutely love the effect of the waves and clouds.

Hello Miles, Everything is perfect thanks to your careful planning. A Top Notch picture!! Congratulations!!
Regards, Pat.

Absolutely superb shot, Miles! I'm inclined to have wanted a bit more fg here to avoid the centered horizon, however, the colors are just gushing! Excellent dof. TFS

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  • tfebbo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 11 N: 240] (1086)
  • [2008-12-09 20:46]

This is a wonderful image you've captured with such brillian detail and vivid colours. The use of a longer exposure works incredibly well here and doesn't feel overdone. I have just recently purchased a Sigma 10-20 wide angle lens last month. So not only is this photo stunning using the lens, it is inspiring for me to get out and use my new lens. Thank you for that and for posting this great photo. Cheers.

Hi Miles...
When you had comment one of my pics...it was a fabulous idea...it give me the opportunity to discover you and your wonderful porte-folio.....
These one is...incredible....
It's look like a competition between clouds and waves.....
The composition is "perfect".....
Real candy for the eye.....

Whoaa, nice colors. Water seems to be pasted like a foreground layer. Shape of the clouds match perfectly the wave

A very very excellent gallery, keep it up. I love the orange hues in this one and I see how the cloud nearly seem to mirror rushing water. Excellent technical note, very useful indeed.

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