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Light on Target Rock

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 9 February 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Taken from Graham Sands South Shields a small bay behind Trow Rocks, the big rock at the back is known locally as "Target Rock".

As the sun set behind and to the right of me it lends its light to a small portion of the rock, quite a moment to capture. The camera of course was tripod mounted and to make absolutely sure there would be no shakes or vibrations I used my wireless shutter release.

A combination of two Cokin ND filters was also used on the lens (2 stop and 8 stop) to hold back the exposure.

Finished in Nik Viveza 2 to get the light as good as possible.

PENTAX K100D 6 seconds F/22.0 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Very Beautiful image! Love the colors and composition! 5*****!

9 Feb 2011 5:08am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Excellent result!

9 Feb 2011 5:44am

Fraucha from Bila Tserkva, Ukraine

Beautiful! Now a wireless set up is something I need to invest in, I hate the cable Nikon has :-/

9 Feb 2011 5:54am

STEED from Somewhere, France

SUPERB !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9 Feb 2011 6:58am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good view, excellent light and timing on the water and stones :)

9 Feb 2011 7:00am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

A very nice capture..awesome light indeed..nice rocky shore..if possible check out the link..its a tradition in my country..ice fishing in winter.

9 Feb 2011 7:08am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

This shot works so well! The red-rocks, the blue sky, the golden top, the water that looks like foam. Oh yes!

9 Feb 2011 7:17am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

The light on that portion of the rock is a brilliant touch. Another superb long exposure!

9 Feb 2011 7:22am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

expertly handled shot. Love the payoff of sunlight on the rock.

9 Feb 2011 7:26am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

I love the pink effect of the sunset on the rocks

9 Feb 2011 7:35am

Karine from Loiret, France

That's really beautiful. It looks like snow.
Bonne journée

9 Feb 2011 7:53am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5****

9 Feb 2011 8:11am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

wow wow wow
your work is so great and I learn so much from pictures

9 Feb 2011 8:15am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

toujours aussi éblouissant!!

9 Feb 2011 8:18am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Another stunning photograph..

9 Feb 2011 8:47am

Nilla´s photo shoots from Östergötland, Sweden

Here you have the very best (near) in "rules of third" . Very nice shot.

9 Feb 2011 8:57am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Très beau

9 Feb 2011 9:33am

PAPOU from paris, France

Une belle composition en vitesse lente aux riches couleurs froides.

9 Feb 2011 9:42am

Didier from Tubize, Belgium

It's a great series. Wonderful colors.

9 Feb 2011 9:58am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Great image with a strong primeval feeling; very good use of filters, too!

9 Feb 2011 10:26am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

The color of the water and sky are really beautiful. The last two images make a nice pair.

9 Feb 2011 10:48am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice long time exposure shot. Your viveza works very well.

9 Feb 2011 10:58am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Great stuff Curly. Looks far too exotic for the UK :)

9 Feb 2011 11:06am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Curly, I'm going to remove the hat .. awesome ... Greetings!

9 Feb 2011 11:17am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Like a dream world - stunning ^^

9 Feb 2011 12:09pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

... wow, for me this one is even more impressive than the photo yesterday, cause the rock on the left is really "made" for this capture!
absolut wonderful!

9 Feb 2011 12:56pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This is spectacular Curly! Definitely 5-stars!!! Bravo! ;-)

9 Feb 2011 1:19pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Superb ! Great processing as well !

9 Feb 2011 2:48pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

As always well documented picture. One of your particular expressive and communicative. Perfect. The image is a dream. A beautiful landscape near the sea. Not so ideal for swimming. I! Best regards, Adela

9 Feb 2011 2:49pm

Pied Crow from Abuja, Nigeria

Just Wow.

9 Feb 2011 3:00pm

marci from in, Morocco

really special!! but I think you already know that :-)

9 Feb 2011 3:20pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Your know-how and eye have combined to capture something truly beautiful here.

9 Feb 2011 4:34pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

That highlight is great.

9 Feb 2011 5:01pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Fantastic shot. You handled the light perfectly. I need to get into the world of tripods and ND filters one of these days...

9 Feb 2011 5:15pm

Arash from Arak, Iran

A beautiful and special elegance
The macro photos.

9 Feb 2011 6:18pm

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

i love the ambient lighting on the rocks...

9 Feb 2011 6:25pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent landscape and colors

9 Feb 2011 6:29pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Ymmmmm. Love the light on the rock and all that frothy surf.
This is a seascape with tremendous presence.

9 Feb 2011 6:33pm

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

Great nature and the sunlight is the icing on the cake.
I've often enjoyed your beautiful pictures and beautiful places around South Shields!

9 Feb 2011 6:40pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

What a wonderful landscape !

9 Feb 2011 7:10pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Buena compo,muy bien aprovechada esa luz.Saludos.

9 Feb 2011 7:16pm

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

wonderful light in spite of the fact that most of the place was in the shade!
lovely colours and a grand scenery.
Well done,

9 Feb 2011 8:05pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

This one is cool too, a beautiful light !

9 Feb 2011 8:22pm

Plichard Mickaël from Toulouse, France

Wonderful landscape !!

9 Feb 2011 8:33pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


9 Feb 2011 8:37pm

sma from Esfahan, Iran

very very nice! color & ... . Good!

9 Feb 2011 8:50pm

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Beautiful as always, using those filters does make a difference. Found a little camera store here on the Island that has kenko filters at a reasonable price so I don't have to order and wait for stuff.

9 Feb 2011 9:17pm

@J.R.: They'll be the graduated coffee coloured filters I guess Lol :-)

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Heaven, very beautiful Heaven!

9 Feb 2011 11:18pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Stunning blues, just love this color palette.

9 Feb 2011 11:37pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Excellent seascape ! Nice, contrasting colors...love the milky, white waters.

10 Feb 2011 2:16am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wow! amazing photo! wonderful colours and composition! the water looks especially dramatic and superb!

10 Feb 2011 3:19am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


10 Feb 2011 3:57am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful textures seen in the boulders, lichen and algae. Great sunlight as well that provides nice highlights.

10 Feb 2011 4:02am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very nicely done, Curly. Worth the effort.

10 Feb 2011 4:05am

abed from tehran, Iran

Wonderful landscape!!!
Thank you for visiting my photoblog.

10 Feb 2011 4:32am

Itziar from bilbao, Spain

I love the effect of water. i'll learn how to do

22 Feb 2011 7:41pm

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ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)