From my previous posts from North East England you may have learned that the company which built the famous Harbour Bridge in Sydney has build a prototype of this bridge in Newcastle upon Tyne, a smaller version of it of course. Another tourist attraction in Australia are the Twelve Apostles along Great Ocean Road north of Melbourne. Legend says that before creating it God has made a prototype, again near Newcastle upon Tyne: it is called Marsden Rock located in South Tyneside. Well one can argue if this rock resembles an Apostle or rather a shape similar to rock formations in Love Valley, Cappadocia?
I am not entirely happy with the composition, it was hard to include the sea (at the low tide) and some of the orange rocks and at the same time to show that the rock is separated from the cliffs. But at least you have an idea about this place. By the way this rock is not the actual Marsden Rock but one near it. And of course I made up the legend.
PS As the Tyne Bridge is much smaller than the Harbour Bridge so are the summer temperatures in England half of those in Australia :(
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Kamilutka (8103) 2014-05-29 0:49
bardzo dobre ujecie z niskiego punkt widzenia. Ta lekko zmieniona perspektywa dodala calosci ciekawego charakteru i sprawila ze kamien na pierwszym planie zaakcenowal sie mocniej w kompozycji. Bardzo ciekawe skaly na dalszym planie dopelniaja calosc. Podoba mi sie swietnie poprowadzone swiatlo i ladne, dobrze nascyone kolory.
lousat (81098) 2014-05-29 0:55
Hi Mariusz,i seen the others pic with you inside from there on facebook,annd this without you is better...eheheheh....the place is fantastic,and the perspective too,caught in the usual top quality and great point of view.Have a nice day and thanks,luciano
Royaldevon (32603) 2014-05-29 1:49
Ha! Ha! A story writer, too!
Being a perfectionist, I can understand the problem that you had with the composition and I wonder if you would have been happier cropping a little from the top, giving a more panoramic effect and, maybe, giving more importance to the Apostle, as well as, giving a natural flow from the f/g cliff, through into the distance.
The f/g features are excellent, giving immediate interest to viewers, with variations in sizes and textures. The Apostle is well placed and stands proud against the blue sky.
You have achieved an excellent sense of depth; the scene seems to go on forever.
Gigidusud (17615) 2014-05-29 3:04
Très jolie côte rocheuse, le point de vue n'est pas si mal choisis il donne de la profondeur à l'image et nous permet aussi d'admirer ce beau sable rosé en premier plan.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-29 5:21
the scene and blue skies made me think you had chosen the wrong continent, but the commentary says it all and clarifies things. Love your POV and the way this shot draws you in so beautifully.
PaulVDV (24003) 2014-05-29 10:15
I hope that your favourite day of this year, your summer, still has to come.
Seen from far, one might think that a tower was built here, one with very weathered walls.
Living in a very small country whose small but entire coastline is touristic intensely exploited, I find the view of this deserted coastline awesome.
Beautiful natural and yet contrasting colours.
The inclusion of the flat rock on the sand on the foreground is a very good idea.
Best regards, Paul
Noel_Byrne (26567) 2014-05-29 10:28
Great job in the composition, I like it a lot. The lone apostle is perfectly separated from the cliff face to show his lonely place here. I know what you mean about the tide being out, but I don't think it's a negative at all. If anything the many scattered rocks along the sea line make just as interesting a view.
I like your legend too :)
miumiu (6113) 2014-05-29 12:38
Wonderful seaside photo with interesting rock formations.
l like the composition and beautiful colours.
The title is very nice too.
chawax (19708) 2014-05-30 3:06
Good low POV that uses very well the stones in the sand to add depth and guide our look to this rock off the cliffs.
fabbs99 (16813) 2014-05-30 12:22
Superb composition of the rocky beach and the blue sky .Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors. TFS.
emka (84117) 2014-05-30 15:37
Cześc Mariusz, fajna wymysliłeś historyjke, łaczącą Newcastle upon Tyne z Australią. Ciekawa ta samotna skałka. No i ten kształt.. Tak narzekasz stale na pogodę, a proszę, jakie blękitne niebo. Rzeczywiście, w czasie odplywu trudno połączyć skałę i morze, szkoda, ze ludziki takie malutkie.
Pozdrawiam i zycze słonecznego ciepłego wekendu
mirosu (15126) 2014-05-31 5:43
Excellent beach view in superb light. The arrangement with the sandy beach, rocky shore and the blue sky is excellent. All in very good light and superb color contrast. Nice also to see the small part of the sea water in BG.
Very well done.
jhm (142808) 2014-06-02 3:22
You took these picture 50/50 not usual but certainly very nice.
Low taken about the beach with all the stones and the rocks in background.
Composition and presentation, are perfect.
Wonderful panorama view of this landscape.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Fis2 (88811) 2014-06-02 6:57
Ciekawe miejsce ladnie pokazane.
Podoba mi sie kompozycja kadru i kolorystyka.
Praca oddaje klimat tego miejsca.
ikeharel (61415) 2014-06-02 8:13
Grind by sea and winds, a nice nature's sculpture on the shore. Nice placed it on pic. space, Mariusz, allow good view along the coast.
Needless to say, as always, a meticulous photojob done.
tatadalou (6749) 2014-06-02 12:02
It was a big challenge to include the rock in the foreground and the sea at low tide ! I think you've managed it very well. I like your title !
PiotrF (10562) 2014-06-02 14:19
Na miniaturce mialem skojarzenie ze skarpa w Orlowie, ale po otworzeniu zdjecia widze, ze ten brzeg jest zdecydwanie ladniejszy i ... z elementami kapadocji.
Super miejsce pokazales.
Technicznie bez zarzutu.
rychem (26790) 2014-06-02 20:03
Są rzeczy pod słońcem, o których się fotografom nie śniło :)
Zaskakujące wybrzeże, piękne skały i piękna kompozycja, tak niewiele trzeba do dobrego zdjęcia
Sonata11 (33526) 2014-06-03 7:13
Witaj Mariusz, sliczna plaza mozna spedzic tam sporo czasu podziwiajac jak i plaze tak i moze. Bardzo podoba mi sie wykonanie tego zdjecia. Super zdjecie. Do Galveston mam ok godziny drogi ale tam plaza jest zasmiecona wodoroslami, teraz to chyba plaga tego. Niesamowite zwlay. Poza tym woda jest brudna, kolor kaluzy. Chcialabym pojechac ale widok tego wszystkiego zniecheca. Moze sie kiedys zmobilizuje.
nikkitta (16230) 2014-06-03 9:17
Like the wildness of the desolate beach, you finaly created a good compósition where all interesting elements are present
Very good perspective, impressive rocks formations and grea contrast with ( as always) a very blue sky and sea
Like the personal comparation with Summer in Australia
Chers, answer your note
delpeoples (54463) 2014-06-03 20:00
What an interesting link between Newcastle and Australia. In fact when I saw the thumbnail of this shot, I thought, jeez that reminds me of the 12 Apostles. Unlike you, I'm happy with this POV. I like the FG rocks that lead the eye in, the directly behind the lone apostle. The DOF is so good, we get to see the attractive headland in the BG. I thought maybe a vertical frame would work, angled to the left, with the rocks in the FG, Apostle in mid ground and then a hint of the sea in the BG. But maybe that would have been difficult to achieve. Anyway, a fantastic photo, my cup of tea, as the Brits say. I can't help but feel that you would love Australia, and seeing these beautiful photos only confirms it.
adramad (39770) 2014-06-04 8:12
Beautiful rocky coast and this highly original that great pinnacle of stone, as an outpost of the cliffs, magnificent graphics the beach dotted with rocks.
An image to enjoy, with its beautiful colorful, high brightness and perfect sharpness.
abmdsudi (45668) 2014-06-04 8:21
Brilliant capture of an expansive beach to walk on, especially when the sea is big with the shear cliffs and the lone apostle are right before your eye. The clarity is excellent, full of rich colour and the beautiful deep blue sky lends a great overall contrast. A finely composed shot full of content and interest. Well done, tfs
SWEETFREEDOM (23240) 2014-06-05 0:17
lovely sunny day and composition, with the low tide in fg and the impressive coast in bg.
danos (89625) 2014-06-08 7:36
very nice the view of this sandy environment with the excellent light and colour management to enhance the beauty of the arid place.
The lonely stone on the beach dominating the place as is the eye catching of the place.
Angshu (56454) 2014-06-12 9:13
Indeed it would have been ideal to have this picture taken from a high POV with the water closer to the rock..
But I also like the ground level POV with the FG stones a good pivot to the shot. The perspective created by the pebbles are well used. Fine blue sky to top up. Good work!
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (31981)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya Pro PL
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-29 0:08