I must go down to the seas again...


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“I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.”

from Sea Fever by John Masefield (1878-1967)


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.

Pentax K- X
Pentax 18-55mm SMC/ DAL lens (at 18mm)
Hoya circular polarizer
Tripod

HDR from 6 manually focused RAW exposures (manually bracketed at 10s, 6s, 3s, 1.5s, 0.7s, 0.25s) at f/ 8

HDR created in Photomatix Pro 3.26 and finished in Adobe Photoshop 6.0

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13/01/2012 - 22:07morpheus71
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CMW
Posted 13/01/2012 - 22:10 Link
very effective, good use of HDR
Regards, Christopher

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ronniemac
Posted 13/01/2012 - 22:48 Link
Lovely picture, lovely place. It's the site I assigned to my architecture students! You have really captured the quality and colour of evening light in in the south west. The sculptural form of rock and stone comes across really well.
Northgrain
Posted 13/01/2012 - 23:45 Link
Cracking image - great use of HDR and terrific depth of image here
davesexton
Posted 13/01/2012 - 23:45 Link
Just fantastic! The light just before sun up and just after sun down really is special and is beautifully captured here.
Capture: Pentax K-1, PENTAX HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR, PENTAX 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro, SAMYANG 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC, SAMYANG 35mm F1.4 AS UMC, • SAMYANG 85mm F1.4 AS IF UMC

Processing: Adobe Bridge for organisation, DxO Optics Pro Elite for RAW development, ON1 Photo RAW for some 'stylising' and Affintiy Photo for more involved edits.
Moonraker
Posted 14/01/2012 - 00:03 Link
Beautiful image, wonderful colours and light.

I thought it went: I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky. I left my vest and socks there, I wonder if they're dry? Spike Milligan

Sally
DaveHolmes
Posted 14/01/2012 - 00:48 Link
Lovely!
Quite a subtle HDR... Very nice!
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nonur
Posted 14/01/2012 - 07:03 Link
Wonderful colour and compo, Phil! I like that poem; but it should be "seas" in the first line, if there's no other version.
Regards,
Nezih
GIULIO57
Posted 14/01/2012 - 08:01 Link
Lovely work and colours
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morpheus71
Posted 14/01/2012 - 09:05 Link
Thanks ever so much for all the encouraging comments!It's a wonderful bay and to see such great afterglow light was a wonderful thing to behold. I feel very lucky to live near such places
Dodge69
Posted 14/01/2012 - 11:53 Link
Very pretty, surprised about all the work, a good sign I think, just looks like 'golden hour' shot with a filter or 2.
Pentax pour des images riches en détails!
sandinista
Posted 14/01/2012 - 18:41 Link
The light gives this a beautiful ethereal quality Phil, excellent work
Great simplicity is only won by an intense moment or by years of intelligent effort. T.S Eliot

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pauljay
Posted 16/01/2012 - 21:39 Link
That is just gorgeous Phil.
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
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morpheus71
Posted 17/01/2012 - 10:06 Link
Thanks very much for the encouraging comments
szgabor
Posted 17/01/2012 - 10:07 Link
Lovely warm tones and nice composition.
Regards,
Gábor
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