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39 Comments | Report
iceman2 May 07, 2014
Beautiful capture with excellent clarity!
Private_Name May 26, 2014
great choice of foreground
jane_koranda June 21, 2014
woooooo... beautiful
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AlanJakarta March 06, 2015
Lovely shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
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sxsvexen March 06, 2015
Very nice point of view! Bravo!
chuckrickman March 06, 2015
Stunning. Congrats on being featured.
VHiggins March 06, 2015
iceman2 March 06, 2015
Congratulation on being feature!
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tetvet March 06, 2015
great shot,congrats
sherrysarenhellebauer March 06, 2015
Very nice choice of subject and over all good shoot, but just not having the WOW factor for me.
phillg PRO+
phillg March 06, 2015
Totally agree with your coment, I dont know why this image was picked to be featured it is not one of my best personally I think the sky is bland and I dont like the cyan cast in the front half of the sea
Remraf March 06, 2015
Great shot!
mixaliskalogerakis March 06, 2015
Amazing shot !!
lindseyroney March 06, 2015
Beautiful picture!
cherrydunn March 06, 2015
shakyhands March 06, 2015
Award button must be broke but well done, eye appealing
Thimbee March 06, 2015
Dramatic! Congrats
suvarc March 06, 2015
Well composed ....
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amb1946 March 10, 2015
MaryannR March 26, 2015
Beautiful! Where is this?
virginijamilasiene March 26, 2015
…little bit too much photoshop ,water looks to blue..sorry
danielatodescu March 26, 2015
RCMRDH3 March 26, 2015
Stunning color
carlosramos March 30, 2015
Stunning capture, fantastic color, clarity and texture !
asisray April 05, 2015
Really astonishing snap , sometimes I think how does a photographer could capture such a shot , might be a lifetime achievement .
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rogercampeau May 04, 2015
beautiful capture !!!
Expressitphotography May 19, 2015
Nice work! Gina
Charlie1203 May 19, 2015
This is gorgeous!in the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
Charlie1203 May 19, 2015
This is gorgeous!in the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
magdavandermerwe May 19, 2015
Wow I love this
Gyda May 31, 2015
Beautiful picture.
bartwebb June 26, 2015
Totally amazing photo!!!we're is this!!?
AliAlzuhair June 27, 2015
CLG_ August 14, 2015
Stunning!! Congratulations!!
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cmorisset April 24, 2016
The wow is in the POV. Well done!
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yvonnechristinebannister Platinum
Absolutely breathtaking shot, well done :)
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anthonymannion February 08, 2017
everything works here color compostion
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FredericMONIN February 21, 2017
Très belle photo !!!
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IreneNo February 05, 2019
When I grow up I want to be as good as you. Amazing collection of photos.
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phillg February 06, 2019
Thank you, Keep practicing and experimenting and you can be better than me

Behind The Lens

This is a cliff formation is nicknamed the drinking dinosaur and is located at Flamborough head near the lighthouse, The best time to shoot this scene is at high tide to capture the water motion around the arch
After an early rise and drive to Flamborough Head I was initially dissapointed that there was hardly any cloud but loved the crashing waves in this little cove i captured this image at 06:12 am just as the sun started to rise above the horrizon on March 16th
Shooting into the sun is always a little tricky even when it is not at its strongest I used a Lee 0.9 and 0.6 hard grads to try and stop the highlights getting blown and used an apperture of f16 to create the sunburst
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF17-40mm f/4L USM, tripod, cable release, Lee 0.9 and 0.6 Graduated ND filters and 0.6 ND filter
I arrived at flamborough head early and decided to check this spot out before heading to the beach as I have photographed this location many times and on this particular morning despite there being a lack of cloud the waves were looking really photogenic so I set everything up and began the waiting game that is landscape photography
First it was imported to lightroom to set the camera profile and correct some lense distortion before reducing the highlights a fraction and lifting the shadows I then set Black and white before making a slight s shape in the tone curve and a little noise reduction then exported to photoshop to clone out any dustbunny's and sharpen using a high pass
In my camera bag
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with the EF17-40mm f/4L USM and a Canon EOS 7D with the EF 24-105mm f4 L IS USM Lens, 0.3, 0.6 x2, 0.9 x2 hard graduated Lee filters,a set of soft grads and a set of hitech reverse grads 0.6 ND filter, Big Stopper, Little Stopper, Circular polariser, landscape circular polariser, manual white balance card, misc cleaning products
Careful Planning and preparation such as looking at images from the area on the internet always make things easier on location and although I go for specific shots I always look around for different aspects or patterns that I can use in my images, I have been to Flamborough Head many times but the light is never the same twice I always like to get to a location early so if I am not happy with the location I planned to shoot theres always time for a plan B

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