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Hopewell Rocks ( erosion theme )

Hopewell Rocks ( erosion theme )
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Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-14
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Sony HX100V
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2012/09/21 "Erosion" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-09-21 5:32
Viewed: 1861
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Each day 100 billion tonnes of seawater flows in and out of the Bay of Fundy during one single tide cycle more than the combined flow of the world's freshwater rivers ! Visitors can see two extraordinary high and low tides every 24 hours . The time between a high tide and a low tide is on average 6 hours and 13 minutes , as such you can reasonably expect a high tide and a low tide during daylights hours . Tide times move ahead approximately one hour each day and tide times vary slightly for different locations around the Bay . The height of the tide can be as much as 16 meters ( 53 feet ) , the Bay of Fundy tides are the highest in the world !
The picture you see here was taken at Hopewell Rocks on the coast of New Brunswick during our vacation there. You can see the large rocks exposed at low tide ( you would have to float in something like a canoe/kayak at high tide of course ), my spouse standing on the sea floor gives scale and size of those boulders topped with trees that are islands when the high tide returns , simply amazing !
My humble submission to the theme , thanks to all for looking .

suzley, tnahari, dipsybee, jean11-3, RSK, parasbhalla, eldancer1, eosnut, Teresat, brech has marked this note useful
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Excellent idea to have your spouse in the shot, which without a doubt gives the sense of scale and enormity of the gorge.

Great entry to the theme.


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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-09-21 8:52]

Hi Carol.

You chose a very good time of the day to catch this one with the light positioned the way it bounces across the rockface. The backdrop of full light and the person walking away is perfect. I like the moodiness of this one, perfect for the theme today and perfect to be framed and hung, tfs

stv ;o))

Bonjour Carol
A very nice shot well balanced between lights and shadows; good pov to have the whole shape of each earth block; your wife give scale but also life

Hi Carol
I remember well the incredible tide and fantastic rock formations of Hopewell Rocks...
great capture. impressive boulders in result of massive erosion.
wise inclusion of your spouse in the picture for scale and size.

Very good one for the theme Carol! Having G in there for a sense of scale is fantastic ... you really get a feel for the size of these cliffs. Nicely composed shot.
I had you had a great vacation out there. How is everything else in your life these days? Hoping all is well. We are doing good out here too.:)

Interesting shot and a good addition to the theme with an informative note as well. I like the addition of your spouse, which really gives an indication of the scale of these huge rocks.


Hello Carol,a great PoV which makes us really appreciate the scale of the rocks, and side by side with your informative notes I can sense the dangers too.
Your spouse is a very important part of the picture, giving not only scale but also a focal point.I like the inclusion of the trees on the top of the cliff.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-09-21 14:18]

Hi Carol,I would assume one would need to know their waters very well, before taking any craft out for a trip. You certainly arrived at the correct time to capture this image,your angle & the inclusion of your wife,gives the viewer a good feel for the power & size of these tidal waters.Good informative notes,appreciated.

A wonderful contribution to Friday's theme, Carol!

I like the note you attached with this masterpiece.
The choice of POV is excellent and the DOF you managed to achieve is praiseworthy as well.
the blue of the sky is superb and it provides immense contrast to these boulders.

Great light and exposure control, and presence of your wife gives a nice sense of scale in the picture.

Have a nice weekend.

Thanks and regards,

Wow! Awesome contribution to Friday's theme! I thought about visiting this place when I live in New Haven, CT but never got around to it. Those boulders are huge! I like the lighting and it has good dof with nice details even the shadows. Very well done, tfs.

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-09-21 15:49]

I like you include the people on the shot to give viewer of this rocks scale. must be a wonderful sight to see it ourselves.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-09-21 16:57]

Hi Carol,
A great shot. I think this is very good management of different light conditions in different part of the image. The person in the photo gives a nice idea of the scale.

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2012-09-22 21:58]

What a dramatic image Carol, dramatic scale, and dramatioc lighting.
You wouldn't want to be caught napping when the tide is coming in.
I think you have handled a dificult lighting situation very well.

Olá Carol
Very good photo. IT start in me a grandiose emotion...Earth have amazing places and events...your photo make it very real to my eyes.
Fantastic nature...there is a energy that move evrything eeven us. Excellent portrait of this grandiosety
um abraço

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