I have just come back from a short trip to Cornwall in SW England.. I had two days of superb weather.. My aim was to go drive down the smaller roads and into
little know areas.. Cornwall is all that I had heard it to be and more..a stunning outdoor theatre built into the the cliffs over looking the sea, a mystical castle built on an Island and wonderful sea vistas- I I chose this one to post first, because of its simplicity and strength of colours..
Its was taken on a farm road up north Cornwall beach near Bude.. The sign post said " cliffs - 1 mile " The phot was cropped as a fish eye lens was used together with a polarising filter.
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ManuMay (34711) 2010-09-19 14:02
Wonderful colours and light here!!
An spectacular capture, an amazing sky and very beautiful green tones in contrast, very good composition too, really amazing!!
Have a nice day...
williewhistler (14235) 2010-09-19 14:16
Hello Richard, I see you have been in our part of the world!
This is a simple shot well presented,a lesson in composition.Lovely sky.
Best regards Les.
halilguven (417) 2010-09-19 14:37
Kompozisyon ve renkler muhteşem.
tyro (20494) 2010-09-19 14:39
This is a fine photograph, largely because of its simplicity.
The simple gate in the hedge leads the eye across the field to a beautiful blue sea to a horizon which is placed nicely at the junction of the bottom and middle thirds of the picture. And, above that, a most magnificent sky!
That indeed is a sky to top all others!
Perhaps the greens are just a little oversaturated but, other than that, this is magnificent!
kiasari (62) 2010-09-19 15:17
A fantastic shot with superb color. I like the wavy effect of clouds.
humayun (2955) 2010-09-19 18:34
very difrent pictue............
agulberk (3794) 2010-09-19 19:42
Good light management
Very nice puffy and wavy clouds
This wonderful image was created with harmony of blue, green and white colors as sample of heaven .Cows are milk fountains of treasury of mercy
So if sea is a gate of a separate realm ,the door really opens up an infinite miracle and mercy
vishaal (1038) 2010-09-19 22:15
Wow ! A superb shot with beautiful colors and a great sharpness. The colors are magnificent with the green field, blue of the sky and the water, and the fantastic clouds.
The two cows are very pleasant to see.
Fantastic job my friend !
It goes to my favorites.
Cricri (106371) 2010-09-19 22:37
C'est un paysage magnifique, j'aime le cadrage avec la barrière, les différents plans de couleurs, un ciel superbe qui s'ajoute a la beauté du paysage, très belle composition
saxo042 (37568) 2010-09-19 22:53
There are many interesting cloud formations in this beautiful picture. Your choice of POV is very good, you have placed the gate as a gate between the hills and to the sea between. Beautiful colours!
besnard (53537) 2010-09-19 22:55
Un superbe cliché avec de magnifiques couleursd,la barrière qui n'arrête pas le regard qui découvre un ciel assez extraordinaire.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
CLODO (30256) 2010-09-19 23:04
What a symetric theater scene! a green foreground limited by a fence to prevent the 2 cows to come too close. A waveless blue sea and a cloudy sky complete the lanscape.
very zen indeed!
wolf38 (31280) 2010-09-19 23:06
Hi Richard. A beautiful landscape with lots of green - and a quiet atmosphere. The special is fantastic, but the cloudy blue sky. Excellent. Regards, Wolfgang.
snunney (83885) 2010-09-20 0:36
A magnificent Cornish view looking across this gate towards the sea and that magnificent sky. The light is beautiful and the colours perfect. Superb sharpness. A wonderful souvenir from your trip to Cornwall.
dta (66666) 2010-09-20 1:55
Hello Richard ,
My be it would be yet better if the cows have been closer to you . But I like a lot this attractive and colorful composition . You've chosen to give a large part to the superb sky . I agree with you . It would have also worked very well with a more classical view (1/3,1/3,1/3)
Kielia (23581) 2010-09-20 2:09
what a lovely sky! But the calm sea is also very attractive. Excellent composed impression with wonderful colors and light. My compliments!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-09-20 3:00
You gave to this splendid sky, the place which it deserves in the photograph. The horizontal division of the photograph in bands of colors is well made. It is a superb image, and a realization of high-quality. congratulations.
Have a nice day
jhm (139268) 2010-09-20 3:17
This type picture use I for the TV weather reporting.
Clouds, depth,perspective and lovely colors.
Great depth and perspective with the water line
Soft colors, fine realisation.
Composition and presentation are very well.
Nice done, TFS.
sandpiper (6788) 2010-09-20 4:04
Totally stunning land/seascape. awesome colours. the contrast between the green grass and deep blue sky is just great. Great elements, depth and clarity.
JFS (32459) 2010-09-20 4:13
Superb vertical shot. Your photo is full of beauty and the colors and the sharpness are fantastic. Bravo!
npecanhuk (65594) 2010-09-20 5:38
It seems to be a very pleasant and truly beautiful place!
The picture is very attractive!
Special regards to that wonderful sky, but the composition is also a magnificent highlight!
TFS - congrats!
Have a great week,
tusharkmandal (3171) 2010-09-20 6:32
I am surprised. Its a great one. how did you achieve it. The clouds look like from disney land. It must be a very fine place and you surely must have enjoyed the peace and beauty of it.
Have a nice day
Longroute (19396) 2010-09-20 7:39
I've been to Cornwall long ago but never found such a glorious weather! (:-)
Very good composition: you had a good idea to have that gate at the centre leading the eye towards the cows and the sea and colours are at top level here, so vivid, and of course the gorgeous sky is the best feature which makes the image so interesting and appealing.
Well captured and well composed,
tober (8797) 2010-09-20 9:18
Just fascinating Richard. The green colour of the meadow is a bit saturated but who cares. That's a wonderful composition which gives a feeling of peace and infinity. The presence of the wooden gate adds depth of field and the cloudy sky over the plain surface of the silent sea looks impressive Congratulations, Tolga
patdeph (35748) 2010-09-20 9:32
Woooow,what a splendid view!The sky is wonderful,and I love the vivid green of the grass leading the eyes to the blue sea.I like the graphism of the fench,and the 2 cows!Magnificent!
JCG (35129) 2010-09-20 10:34
I am filled with wonder by the beauty at the sky which gives much value to this superb coastal landscape. A very beautiful composition with a perfect and balanced framing of the image where the barrier makes it possible to give depth. Beautiful photograph with really attractive colors, cheer and thank you Richard.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
ikeharel (57290) 2010-09-20 10:38
A beautiful sea and sky scenery , Richard, Well taken with fine contrast and color's .
I like especially the multiple clouds formation .
KLB (23723) 2010-09-20 10:46
The whole picture is based on this marvelous sky, and you have perfectly known how to bring it out by the judicious vertical framing.
The different layers of colours are very attractive, and the ideal light enhances the effect.
A beautiful sight, presented in a very good quality, compliments.
peppe59 (14551) 2010-09-20 10:56
beautiful colors much, the sky a great attraction, beautifulst photography, compliments salutes
Fis2 (85599) 2010-09-20 11:55
Curious place, fantastic sky.
Good frame, colors and light.
Very impressive picture.
GiorDah (3) 2010-09-20 12:10
Geia soy Richard,
Superb vertical shot. Your photo is beautyfull and the colors and the sharpness are fantastic.
Filika , Giorgos
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-09-21 0:58
Hello Richard! Amazing vertical composition. Superb long perspective. Excellent colours, superb brightness, splendid effect. Well done!
Juntas (7960) 2010-09-21 2:50
Hi Richard. Very nice composition. I like a lot gates and fences and this one that invites us to the sea looks really great. Nice colors and good definition. Well done.
Have a nice day day.
marina7 (8055) 2010-09-21 3:02
Fantastic picture, just love every part of it! Wonderful mood and breathtaking view. Awsome!
Hansaphotos (6781) 2010-09-21 7:39
A beautiful land- and seascape in this well composed picture. The gate in the foreground and the stunning sky adds good depth to the composition. Colours and sharpness are excellent. Very well done! Thanks for sharing. Have a great evening.
Best regards, Erling
Nicou (122146) 2010-09-21 8:06
Fantastique ciel et fuyance, quel mouvement blanc dans ce bleu, quelle fuyances, la barrière de bois, deux vaches en fond et le plan d'eau, spelndide compo.
Bravo et amitié
subhendu_bagchi (25735) 2010-09-21 9:00
beautiful scenic view. Like the vibrant colours in your photo. Like the layers. Great sky on top. Like the DOF and sharpness very much. Excellent composition. Tfs.
axiotea (21649) 2010-09-21 9:09
a good situation in which to use the WA! Interesting graphical impact provided by the fence which also made for a good contrast with the vivid green of the meadow.
The impression of movement of the clouds is quite impressive.
yquem46 (38734) 2010-09-21 9:15
Really a splendid shot !
Excellent juxtaposition of the various colors, not overdone. And gosh what a sky
A great job
Silvio1953 (122353) 2010-09-21 9:29
Ciao Richard, splendid landscape with fantastic sky, wonderful light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
La_Tulipe (2798) 2010-09-21 9:41
On a envie de passer la barrière , de courir dans l'herbe d'un si beau vert et de se jeter dans cet océan bleue tendre ....
Une très belle vue, avec une excellente harmonie des couleurs
anokutan (15097) 2010-09-21 12:33
Great Shot.Good light management.Very nice puffy and wavy clouds.
Urs (14082) 2010-09-21 22:06
That are almost the same cumulus clouds I have in South East Asia, are they emigrating??? Just kidding. Fantastic clouds, superb contrast colors and high sharpness. Your title is really funny, well done. Thanks for your critique of my Weld marina shot with cruise ship and container terminal.
John_F_Kennedy (42458) 2010-09-22 1:09
Good sharpness and DOF. Nice natural colors, perfect light management.
svefay (808) 2010-09-22 1:10
very nice view, well done...
francio64 (38276) 2010-09-22 5:05
how are you?
Bellissimo taglio verticale che mostra l'immagine di un luogo ottimo per un momento di riflessione.
Spettacolare il cielo e la resa cromatica generale.
Hai fatto un ottimo lavoro! Bravo!
yso (4146) 2010-09-22 7:13
Yes, the same idea to play with the sky and clouds to give a feeling of immensity and quiet atmosphere, congratulations !
korbee (6617) 2010-09-22 9:57
Superbe well balanced photo Richard,i think vertical would be even better,the sea looks beautiful.
romanaa (7966) 2010-09-22 13:16
this picture is stunning. It really drives my fantasy... The nowhere in your point of view is beautiful.
Beautiful colours, sky and amazing visibility.
Bravo, my friend
ricochet (9696) 2010-09-22 13:22
A beautiful image with a composition very well built, beautiful colors, a very nice point of view and I really like the gate in the foreground gives a great foundation for your photo.
s_lush (16134) 2010-09-22 14:30
The sky is simply fantastic in your colorful shot. Also the composition, light, lines and forms are very good here. A beautiful scene captured very skillfully!
magalik (6103) 2010-09-22 15:27
I'm not sure that these cows realize their luck to be in a such landscape. I think many people would dream to spent their time here.
I like this post, it makes me smile and dream. I like this view on infinity and this beautiful sky.
I like the force that your pov gives to the ocean.
delpeoples (53009) 2010-09-23 1:28
Hi Rich, another idyllic rural scene with the bonus of the sea in the BG. I love the characteristic old gate band the strong blocks of colour. TFS and I wish you a good day, Lisa
dkmurphys (49372) 2010-09-23 2:54
Very picturesque composition, I like the strong colors and the elements of your scene. Well seen, good shot.
Have a nice day.
yeln (11504) 2010-09-23 4:44
zelo lep POV. izjemno čiste in sveže barve. fantastično nebo z oblaki. TFS!
lep dan, vojko
mafegan (8624) 2010-09-23 6:02
Absolutely stunning. Simple scene with huge dramatic sky. Very good. Tfs, Marlene
polpo56 (15134) 2010-09-23 7:03
is Cornwall so beautiful?
I like very much this marvellous landscape: your composition is perfect.
the colours are many brillant and the sky is amazing.
A great picture.
P.S. Your gallery is very interesting
macjake (56656) 2010-09-23 13:49
I can see why this photo is so popular for you.
lovely title, colours, depth, angles, lines...just superb
prabut (3548) 2010-09-24 8:13
Fantastic cloud formations. Beautifully presented in a blue sky. Imagination can lead the gateway to another world. Nice and simple composition with nice natural colors.
COSTANTINO (55564) 2010-09-25 5:13
spectacular shot with an amazing sky
that draws the eyes away
thegreengrass in the foreground makes
a dynamic contrast,greetings
a beautiful blue shot to the horizon
have anice week end
lgir (6891) 2010-09-26 1:21
beautiful landscape under a sky that is just as much.
The different layers of colors are superb.
Very good work
BluSimo (9392) 2010-09-26 10:02
the landscape is wonderful, and the gate has a position much meaningful one in the photogram. the entire sky seems to move towards the horizon. a great photo and a great metaphor. fantastic shot, my compliments!!
have a good evening
sevy (15363) 2010-09-27 1:21
Nice gate on the clouds, I like the idea of this shot, it works very nicely. Even more with the vivid colors.
HimalAnda (9648) 2010-09-27 10:02
What an amazing sky! Your composition is very good because you choosed to give a lot of place to this sky and the clouds. And you managed to have an interesting foreground with this gate.
baldric (64) 2010-09-27 14:56
Amazing Sky, lovely pic spent my childhood summers on the north devon coast, such a beautiful part of our british isles.
worldcitizen (6985) 2010-09-28 15:15
As many others have already said, you have a winner here! The colors are amazing, and that sky is gorgeous. That fence in the foreground really invites us into the scene. This looks like an English paradise! :-)
iainsp (2626) 2010-09-29 8:09
i love the way you have of looking at the English countryside - i think as someone who has come in from outside, you see things with a fresh eye, where the local photographer might pass it over. This is a fabulous work with a real rule breaking sky: we are not supposed to have quite so much sky, but when you are presented with the cloudscape that you have captured, it is time to berak the rules in a big way. Great foreground and middle-ground and I lover the two cows giving some sort of scale to the grandeur of your scene.
Wonderful, thanks, Iain
kiks (11749) 2010-10-01 4:37
Indeed a very strong image in his simplicity. LOve the lines and well saturated colors. I love the way we can see the reflection of the clouds in the sea.
jmdias (55497) 2010-10-01 8:34
amazing view. every element is so full of beauty that we can think it is a build image like that ones painters created.; beautiful colors and everything else, tfs
maloutim (9637) 2010-10-01 21:58
I see Cornwall has nothing to envy Northern Ireland! I only visited this region for one day: Eden Project and Looe, but it was raining all day !
Anyway you captured this site wonderfully! The composition was there for you, and you seized it beautifully. I love the way the mirror-like sea seems to be in a basin drawn by the heather-covered slopes. But there is a gate to Paradise in order to protect it :-))
The contrast in colours is superb, and the cloud formations in the sky very dramatic.
It must have made your day !
Thanks a lot!
hemantbuch (1649) 2010-10-02 8:30
Very simple and effective composition. The clouds are stunning and are complemented perfectly by the well lit grassland and the blue of the water. The vertical framing lends itself perfectly to what you have in mind.
Selmik (3188) 2010-10-09 9:06
Good morning Richard,
thank You for comments on my photograph.
Beautiful natural scenery, vivid colours, beautiful sky perspective, far view of cows creates nice depth and nicely leads eye to the horizon line between sky and sea. Gates gives a great accent in the composition.
Have a wonderful weekend,
mvdisco (17770) 2010-10-11 8:49
Beautiful composition and well presented seascape,
Beautiful sky and great colors and light,
Excellent point of view and details,
josepmarin (57799) 2010-10-14 4:24
The color of the photo is impressive!
The clouds that decorate the blue deep sky, such a green grass, and the smoothness of the calm sea, create a really attractive composition at sight.
The aesthetic level is very high, and the technical execution is impeccable.
A beautiful work.
claudeD (32775) 2010-10-14 7:16
all has been written about this amazing shot.I like it very much,TFS.
With regarsd from Luxembourg
sacavem (18610) 2010-10-15 8:51
The other TE friends have said all, but I think this photo can bear another two points ... ;-)
meusha (2) 2010-10-15 20:13
Living in the East, one can not but notice the difference in intensity of light in the Occident and the Orient. Light is much stronger in the East. The highest brightness that you see in Britain can be compared to that at the period approaching dusk in India. This difference has a striking impact on how the environment appears to the human eye! Often a very beautiful countryside may look pretty unattractive in India because of over-saturation of light.
Very beautiful place indeed. I wish I were born there instead.
lombra (78) 2010-10-29 4:55
Nice composition, beautifull colors!
fritzi007 (5478) 2010-10-31 10:25
Really a special photo, very, very good, congratulations!
DRAKOLIMNH (1224) 2010-11-11 22:51
Cornwall is one of my fave area and your picture can prove why-very good light managment and great view-TFS
Suppiluliuma (3885) 2011-02-24 2:09
Ok, it is somewhat tilted to the right, but what a wonderful scene with amazing vivid colours!
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-02-26 9:53
Beautiful farm opening to the sea. Nice black wooden gate as a contrast to the green meadow. I even see the animal grazing. Nice shot.
foozi (7101) 2011-03-01 2:37
such a rich view in excellent colours and dramatic elements. The blue sky is splendid and the green field is so exciting to me. you have composed it so well that the balance and symmetry is wonderfully done. The gate also gives a powerful graphical view.
Well done and congratulations for such a beauty well presented.
jafadabret (56501) 2011-03-03 22:53
Cette photo est d'une beauté incroyable avec un ciel fabuleux bien mis en valeur par le reste du paysage. La mer et les pâturages font un excellent premier plan.
nikkitta (14852) 2011-03-06 12:28
Cornwall is a place I want so much to visit and more after watching this incredible good capture
Incredible color and clouds in the sky that reflects on the sea
Like the view of the 2 animals ( cows, horses) against the sea
Greetings from Argentina
geoant68 (331) 2011-03-07 23:05
spectacular the panoramic view from the hill,with the seascape view to creates a great depth.The blue sky is a bonus to the composition.
paura (47166) 2011-03-22 4:55
Lovely composition. Lighting has been nicely managed & the overall composition is very good.
batalay (35611) 2011-03-23 6:40
There is a surreal aspect to this scene, and I can see that so many others before me gave it the recognition it so rightly deserves. The silhouette of the gate becomes a focal point to an astonishing landscape — to a sea and sky combination of surpassing beauty. The two cows grazing on the hill add a touch of life usually absent in Dali's Paintings.
Giorgio (11279) 2011-04-02 7:15
- Excellent Pov on this gate Richard, pale green grass and nice cloudy sky in bonus, well done!
Have an excellent weekend.
gmg (4202) 2011-05-01 3:11
Although we both posted churches this sunday, I like to write about this post, with its gorgeous colours and a great composition.
Cheers and TFS
ollie59 (796) 2011-07-02 11:17
many thanks for your well wishes ,this is wonderful and i love the composition of the image all under a big sky .The only improvement would have been an open gate inviting the viewer in .But i can see that was not possible with cattle present .
jadesgran (5354) 2011-08-18 22:30
I felt I was home when I saw your thumbprint.Bude is our `local` beach , although we live just this side of the Devon /Cornwall border.This is an amazing sky ,one which changes daily.I am very lucky to have this `on tap`.
Thankyou for your comments on my Scorhill Stone Circle.
Kind Regards Gladys
sway (434) 2011-09-12 3:20
Fantastic! I Love the contrast between the symmetry of the hills and gate and the randomness of the clouds all this with amazing perspective.
kennyblack (4207) 2012-01-06 13:48
Hello Richard, a beautiful image that seems to be part of a fairy tale. Perfect colors and sharp definition of the division of the POV. The great 'depth effect who is created. Great job ... Congratulations and thanks for the post. .. Marino
Robert1969 (7028) 2012-02-06 1:53
A peaceful picture and a picture with a lots of depth.
Also a picture with a great light management and a
great composition and it's taken from a great point
of view. Also nice is the sky: the movement of the clouds
fits very well in this picture.....Great work.
ruisc_pt (10744) 2012-02-09 0:48
This image has an fantastic composition with the 3 planes very well defined.
The colors are also awesome.. and the title is perfect!
debmercury (304) 2012-02-28 10:49
Lovely strong colours in this photograph and I really like the dramatic sky against the lush green grass. Really good composition.
Have a good day,
danyy (0) 2012-03-01 4:00
un des plus beaux cieux que j'ai vu sur le site.
un bleu profond en opposition, avec ce vert très lumineux, un découpage en bandes qui renforce l'esthétique. Un sujet simple auquel tu as donné énormément de panache.
Vasa (16772) 2012-03-26 15:10
The Planet already said - it is wonderful photo! Bravo for your sensibility Ric...and realization!
thebest (4276) 2012-03-26 15:27
Wonderful sky - great colours - makes me homesick for the UK.
You managed to capture a couple of heffers in the shot as well.
I love it well done.
MJR (3360) 2012-04-11 15:17
Wow ! This is an awesome capture ! The POV is fantastic, and the DOF is brilliant. Your lens selection was magnificent, the slight distortion effective indeed. The clarity is amazing, the colours are saturated to perfection. The composition is out of this world and the cropping in PP is just tremendous. Why in the world this has received such scant attention to be worthy of only 198 pointsI cannot for the life of me understand. This must be your best ever shot and really should have at least 200 points - oh I see, it has !!!!
- Copyright: Rich Beghin (Ricx) (13495)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-09-18
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 50D
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Clouds in the sky and of the colors, ciel et nuage, More than 200 points to 300 – photos, Mes favorites (suite) II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-09-19 13:59
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