Durdle Door is a natural geological formation along the Dorset coast, reachable by the coastal path near Lulworth Cove. This area is part of the world heritage area known as the Jurassic Coast, so named because of the exposures of folded Cretaceous and Jurassic strata.
The management of light and colour was tricky so I used two Lee Grey grad filters 0.9 & 0.6 to help balance the sky. This is not a HDR but single frame but I slightly dodged the arch and cliffs in photoshop and increased colour saturation to enhance the sky and beautiful turquoise water around the Arch.
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jimkil (1664) 2009-10-28 14:51
Excellent PP to get the effect desired, well handled exposures of the sun glow. and the curve of the beach is top notch. Colours, detail and high POV make this a classic shot of this place.
Sistercosmo (242) 2009-10-28 14:54
Good to see you here again and with such a fantastic shot! Yes, at first glance it looks like a HDR. Very difficult light but you got it perfectly and I just love the effect you got on the sun and on the water and the sand. Wonderful color on the clouds too. Great job, Steve!
Hope you're hanging in there! Have a nice evening and take good care!
pauloog (11735) 2009-10-28 15:10
Good photowork to produce a delicate wide angle view of this coastline. Perfect light management.
cherryripe (21015) 2009-10-28 15:43
Spectacular as always. I like the balance between the sun and the arch. The starry effect is great too.
gneufeld (15870) 2009-10-28 17:54
Gorgeous - you did an amazing job of managing the light and finding a way to draw out effective detail across the frame. And the sunset colors and very nice. TFS. Gerald
jramos (507) 2009-10-28 20:25
interesting effect. the sunset and reflections on the water and clouds make this a compelling photo. nice colors too.
mkgoyal2004 (836) 2009-10-28 22:49
Wow is the only word with me to describe the beauty of the photo. Brilliant work. Congrats.
InasiaJones (29314) 2009-10-28 22:56
Whatever the tricks you have used to achieve this stunning shot, what I like is that it doesn't go over the edge.
Just like you are mentioning, the turquoise spot around the arch is a very nice detail and so is the red kick underneath the big puffy cloud.
You've built a strong composition, placing yourself in order to use the orientation of the rock to point towards the sun.
You even caught a monster in the middle of the water who is about to surface. You will make big bucks with this image, showing the new Dorset monster.
hardyuno (4646) 2009-10-28 23:48
at least a new picture of you , we have missed them.
And this is really a excellent work, despite the difficult circumstances. The POV, colours and clarity are outstanding, the sky is amazing. Great work, thank you.
Have a fine day
sandpiper (5995) 2009-10-28 23:59
Classic shot of this popular feature. Excellent composition, great filter use to emphasise the tones.
dkeus31 (27733) 2009-10-29 4:58
that's a guess a place worth to be seen in the uk, and with that splendid light, you'll achieve a masterpiece!
JT50 (1491) 2009-10-29 11:55
Colours are amazing.
Excellent PP work.
scalerman (26884) 2009-11-07 9:05
Stephen: the quality and quantity of your work is overwhelming - I hope you're at least making some money at it. Feel free to drop a personal email sometime if you'd like. Regards, c
- Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) (13048)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L, Lee Filter System
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-10-28 14:30
- Favorites: 3 [view]