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Kinbane headland

Kinbane headland
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Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-30
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm 1:3.5-4.5, Cokin Graduated Tobacco
Exposure: f/22, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros, Decent Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-08 7:12
Viewed: 5178
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kinbane, meaning ‘white headland’ is a little-known jewel in the North Coast of County Antrim which is landlocked by steep cliffs on all sides. Because of the danger of the steep decent its closed off to the public. I jumped a couple of fences and made my way down to this secluded magical and haunting location.

A secluded ruin at the bottom of the steep cliff face commands excellent views of the surrounding coastline.

There is an air of peace and solitude at Kinbane but as the light fell I felt it became a little eerie and I made my ascent. A search on the internet reveals that near the castle is a hollow known as 'Lag na Sassenach' (Hollow of the English). It was here during the 1500s that a garrison of English soldiers laying siege to the castle were surrounded and massacred. It is believed that their souls are trapped in this place.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS Windows
Exposure Time: 1/0.6 sec
F-Stop: f/22.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 10/1 mm

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Superb landscape photo!
Excellent composition, beautiful view, very nice colour.
Well done and thanks for sharing!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-09-08 8:15]

Hello Stephen!
Wonderful landscape.Lighting,DOF,POV,blurred waves,sky and 3D effect are perfect.(9/10)Excellent work.TFS...:-)

Hello Stephen, Very nice - No excellent! Great use of tripod and the longer exposure time to get this one. Very well composed with excellent colors, details, POV and depth. Very well done! 7/10 ;-)

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  • shel Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 19] (85)
  • [2005-09-08 9:17]

Hi Stephen.
A great sea/landscape, with beautiful light very well captured. Your use of exposure-time is, imo thankfully, not overdone, allowing the movement of the waves to be captured (as against the artificial, featureless porridge moving water becomes if exposed for a very long time :)
Composition is very strong, and the note adds considerably to the mood of the image.
Very well done.
Sheldon (shel)

Absolutely magnificent these ruins on this small ground surrounded by the sea.
Colors are excellent. A good time exposure too.
Bravo ! This lens 10-22 gives me envy... ;-)

Hi Stephen,

Excellent landscape/seascape shot. Well done on the composition. A beautiful view.
I would have graduated to the horizon line or gone for the angle graduation to the rocks, which would be almost 45 degrees from top left down to rocks just covering the island. IMO.

I like the the timming/speed on this one, excellent work.


Hello Stephen!
Very nice capture.Lighting is amazing.Colors,blurred water,large DOF and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-09-08 13:01]

I am jalous of travellers, they can see beautiful things than me who stay in my Alps ;-) Seriously this landscape is nice and the colors are pleasant. Good point of view and composition. Thanks for sharing Stephen.

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2005-09-08 13:36]

Magical view with geat note. I like the beat of the waves frozen in stones. Thank you for a little-known jewel in the North Coast of County Antrim.

Pro exposure ! Tripod and patience was everything I would say aside from your vision of course !

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-09-08 18:21]

Quelle belle présentation, la prise de vue avec les roches à l'avant plan et le flou des vagues à base vitesse en font une superbe composition. L'effet aussi di filtre cokin tobacco rehause le tout.

Félicitations je droit l'envoyer à mes favorite.

Merci pour l'envoie et bonne fin de journée.

This is stunning. Well composed with good color and DOF. Well done for taking the risk. Ian

Great shot Stephen,
Very busy night again!!
No time to read notes, but enough time to enjoy your post.Well worth a big green smile.
Have a good weekend. TFS
Your landscapes are spectacular, another to add to my favourites.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-09-09 7:37]

Another stunning landscape of Ireland Stephen. You are a master of these landscapes. Beautiful colours, excellent composition, perfectly done. Thank you for showing us this wonderful part of the world.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-09-09 13:57]

Superb shot Stephen! This is so great. Excellent POV, superb details and perfect composition. Beautiful! 8/10 TFS!


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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-09-10 5:12]

HI Stephen,
Wow a great shot.
Fantastic DOF from the foreground to the castle.
I love the slow shutte speed you have used it captures the movement of the water well.
Great perspective looking along the rocks.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-09-10 11:51]

yes this is a nice one Stephen,
the point of view is great, the depth is nice, the fantastic sea side, the good sky, wauw I like everyting here, good job,
gr. Jaap

It's seems that you have lots of such jewels in Ireland.
The photo is exceptional. Has amazing colours, excellent composition and perfectly blurred water.
Whole is very clear and simply beautiful.
Straight to my fav's, of course ;)

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-09-12 15:59]

Hi Stephen
A picture-postcard landscape. Excellent details, colours and exposure.
Great job.
Regards Toni

Hi Stephen

Another beautiful photo to view. Stunning work. Lovely colours and perfect DoF. I love the effect of the slow shutter speed on the breaking waves. Interesting note too. I love this! Thanks :-)

Fantastic also this photo! A lot of your photo are beautiful, I'm a your fan!

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