æon flux

by morpheus71

”…Onward and sublime
Will ever glide
The silent stream of Time,
That bears us on its tide…”

From the poem called "The Stream of Time"
by Harvey Rice (1800–1891)

Post-sunset afterglow at Wembury Bay – looking towards the island known as the Mewstone – in the South Hams area of Devon, UK.

The foreshore shows sections of Lower Devonian rocks – mainly red mudstones, now metamorphosed to slate, siltstones and sandstones which experienced Variscan deformation during the Permo-Triassic age.

It is thought that they were originally laid down in mudflats and floodplains associated with lakes. Some fossil fish remains have been found here and there may have been an occasional connection between these lakes and the nearby sea.

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Pentax 18-55mm SMC/ DAL lens (at 18mm)
Hoya circular polarizer
Bilora Stabilo 1115 tripod

HDR from 2 sets of ‘rotational-panned’ manually focused RAW exposures (each manually bracketed at 4s, 1second and ¼ sec) at f/ 8 – in ‘landscape format’


Each HDR created in Photomatix Pro 3.26

The two HDR sections were then merged using Microsoft Research ICE panoramic software and finished in Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Uploaded14/02/2012 - 23:25
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter SpeedN/A
Focal Length18mm

Posted 14/02/2012 - 23:28 Link
Posted 14/02/2012 - 23:28 Link
Phil, to be honest I have absolutely no idea how you have managed to create this image, but what I do know is that it took a whole lot of effort and skill.

The result is truly breathtaking.


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Edited by davidstorm: 14/02/2012 - 23:29
Posted 15/02/2012 - 00:31 Link
Wow that's a keeper. Should print up nicely being such a large file, seems damn sharp for a Photomatix job, every time I use it the images come out like they've been smudged in 'dreamy' Vaseline.

Otherworldly shot - superb
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Posted 15/02/2012 - 00:47 Link
My wife has just viewed this enlarged and she would have it blown up and framed. Just stunning, a fantasy dreamscape.

Jeremy & Deb
With more patience, practice and learning, I hope one day I will be able to take beautiful photos like this.
Jeremy 09 January 2012
Posted 15/02/2012 - 06:29 Link
Wonderful sea-scape and warm tones.Best large.I like the overall red tone that brings eyes and hearth into the screenplay.
Posted 15/02/2012 - 06:56 Link
Love these infos of yours and the inclusion of poems as well as the photos! Factual and poetic... You provide everything. Thank you, Phil! Wonderful image!
Posted 15/02/2012 - 09:29 Link
Once again Phil this is such a wonderful image, I love all the detail and the prose that you include to make the photos even more interesting, this is wonderful . Best wishes Trixie
Posted 15/02/2012 - 13:13 Link
Staggeringly beautiful. I've seen a few shots of Wembury, but none as good as this. Since I live in Devon I think I may have to pay this place a visit!
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Posted 15/02/2012 - 14:57 Link
All the above, there's not much left to say except, stunning!
Posted 15/02/2012 - 16:34 Link
+1 to all the above- wouldn't mind it hanging on my wall! - mary.
Posted 16/02/2012 - 07:59 Link
Excellent work, Phil. I like the nice warm tones and the fine details. The lihght and the tonal range is perfect. I like it a lot.
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Posted 17/02/2012 - 08:35 Link
Truly magnificent!

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Posted 19/02/2012 - 23:05 Link
Thank you all ever so much for your thoughtful and encouraging comments

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