EArly morning at Lulworth Cove in Dorset, a tiny fishing village that formerly was a key smuggling port on the south coast of England. Today it is better known for its geological formations. There are excellent exposures of folded Cretaceous and Jurassic strata and on the cliffs to the east is a fossil forest with ancient soil and tree remains. The Coastal Path passes through here and the hiking is both tortuous and exhilarating in spots, but well worth the climbs. The cove itself was formed in the aftermath of the Ice Age, some 10,000 years ago as a result of the actions of river and sea.
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mesutilgim (88206) 2007-03-20 19:22
Wonderfull shot ; great compo and pow. Beautiful colors.
Flavia (10352) 2007-03-20 19:24
This 2 boats are quite round, it made me think of a pair of sandals that someaone let on the beach while taking a swim... Lovelly composition, colors, contrast.
coco (30439) 2007-03-20 19:41
There is some kind of noise in la photo? I am not sure, but I like it very much and, specialy, the boats.
MIG13 (0) 2007-03-20 19:43
Hi, John! A nice view of a wonderful seashore landscape! Great colours and depht! The boats are a must! Well done! TFS! Best regards! Miguel.
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-03-20 20:18
Very good composition ... I like the placement of the boat Very good color saturation and contrast. Excellent! TFS
dragonslayero (3116) 2007-03-20 20:19
A truly very interesting photo, very aestetic and with some nice colour and detail elements.
But that also brings my attention to a point that has been pointed out to me at some points... why the vertical frame?
I mean, the photo looks excellent. The boats are and example of this maritime place, but why not consider adding some more air around the targets, maybe a little bit more of sea in the background?
It is just my opinion, but I really must ask.
Propofol (1790) 2007-03-20 20:28
What a beautiful composition - well done! Perfect DOF and placement of your subjects in the frame. Thanks for sharing.
jwmunro (286) 2007-03-20 20:43
Hello John -
Very nice image. Excellent exposure and wonderful colors. The colors of the boats are nicely saturated as is the sky but I feel that the overall the image is over saturated and the rocks along the bay to be exceedingly dark.
Go back to curves and take out some of the saturation and then do another curves layer with the saturation adjustment for the sky and boats. Add a black mask to the second curves layer and then with a soft white brush at about 30% opacity and paint in the sky and boats. Just a thought.
Thank you for sharing
asajernigan (21382) 2007-03-20 21:26
This is a nice photo showing the boats and the coast side. The lighting and colors are great with nice sharpness. Great composition and POV.
partha (14020) 2007-03-20 21:38
a great shot. composed perfectly and wonderful perspective.the colour looks brilliant and good use of light.
macondo (18623) 2007-03-20 22:22
Hello John. I just came across a shot of yours in the rapidly changing Gallery for the first time. You have many fine shots. This is a pretty good one of its type. Nicely composed to include those steps, and with rich polarised colours and lovely shadows. Nice whispy clouds and excellent green tone on the headland behind the boats. My only criticism would be the format's forcing the boats into the middle horizontally. Perhaps a landscape orientation or moving back a bit would have allowed the boats to be away from the centre but retain the steps on the bottom right.
singuanti (15250) 2007-03-20 22:38
Hi John. Yes I think I'd rather be known for its beauty and geology rather than smuggling. That early morning light sure did treat you right. I love the reflections and whimsical contrails. Another good one John!
siolaw (38292) 2007-03-20 23:17
A well chosen vertical framing to present us this fine compo in a superb clear light giving nice colors and contrast... Placement of the canoes is classic and efficient!
claire526 (1267) 2007-03-20 23:37
Wonderful shot with nice natural colors, great POV and composition. Interesting vertical framing. Even the lines in the sky is in harmony with the land. I like boats, added it to my theme.
plimrn (21344) 2007-03-21 1:35
That front dinghy is a work of art; it could almost stand aloe. However, your composition, pairing the two boats in this three layer composition is another work of art. The sky is especially nice, HLJ, Pat
carper (96) 2007-03-21 1:38
a nice one John,
the composition is perfect, the perspective made through the boats, the good dof and the very good taken composition and a very good quality, very nice job here John.
jjcordier (78372) 2007-03-21 2:54
Nice composition and good colours (a little dark, perhaps?)
Graal (99506) 2007-03-21 3:09
interesting place and note. Fine composition with boats on the foreground. I like the colours also. Good work.
fayeulle (27827) 2007-03-21 3:10
Very nice colors and good framing of the boats. I dont' like the empty barrel on the beach.... The sky is also noisy. I think using a lower ISO would be better.
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-03-21 3:27
very well composed picture with these two boats in foreground. I like the contrast between the blue sky and remaining landscape. Very good colours em depth
TFS and greetings
ChrisJ (102865) 2007-03-21 4:14
I like the symmetry of the 2 fg boats, & their striking warm vs cold colour opposition. Excellent sharpness & pov. Tfs!
ydarias (679) 2007-03-21 4:14
Hello John. Very good composition, with a saturated colors and interesting light. The boats in the bottom is a very good idea. Good job.
vincz (19113) 2007-03-21 4:18
Hi John, very nice composition here with these two boats in the foreground bringing different colours and different shapes. The reflections of the cliff in the sea enhance the overall feeling of quietness there. When it comes to quality it is slightly below you usual (top class) standard, no doubt that you are a bit heart by ISO 800.
chrisnet (21572) 2007-03-21 4:44
This shot is well composed with the two boats in the foreground, good choice of the vertical format too, and good framing, contrast and colors. Well done and thanks for sharing.
riclopes (35577) 2007-03-21 6:20
Olá John, it sounds a great path and the words 'tortuous and exhilarating' are like music to my ears. Good vertical composition, with the two old boats filling well the foreground and giving depth to the seashore view. That green cliff in the background is what attracts me more and the sky is quite beautiful and enhancing.
feather (51130) 2007-03-21 7:45
It looks rather like early morning light. The warmth on the boats is a good feature of the image. All the diagonals work well in the composition.
peter1892 (1681) 2007-03-21 7:49
Hi John - beautiful Lulworth, a great place in which to spend a little time! The composition works very well here, boats, shoreline, cliffs & sky.
cbrman (21645) 2007-03-21 8:05
Quelques barques seules sur un rivage. Tu as réalisé une belle composition à laquelle je trouve il manque un brin de vie ! les couleurs sont par contre très naturelles et très bien saturées !
eza1701 (3345) 2007-03-21 8:05
Very well presented shot with a nicely balanced composition. The portrait style suits the subject perfectly.
Fis2 (88857) 2007-03-21 8:09
Your photo is nicely. I like the colors and light. Curious place. Well done.
atus (15838) 2007-03-21 9:29
very well captured and nicely framed shot in an excellent and effective vertical format. the light and colours are greatly managed with the cpl filter. You did well to include the steps, balancing the picture perfectly. Nice one!
Tfs and best wishes.
Cricri (110295) 2007-03-21 9:47
Trés joli cadrage avec les barques illuminer par une douce lumiére , un beau paysage sous un ciel bleu, le choix du format, les couleurs, tout est beau comme toujours, félicitations
Cormac (26563) 2007-03-21 10:52
You always have a great eye for spotting wonderful scenes like this! The two boats both have a lot of character, and you have placed them at an angle to better show us the shape and the lines. The angle continues with the shoreline and the rocky headland, which seem to match the boats very well, and tie the whole scene into a well balanced whole. Excellent work, as usual!
Gerrit (50822) 2007-03-21 11:40
Beautiful deep colours and contrast. Clsaasic and wonderful composition. Great work.
batalay (36519) 2007-03-21 14:03
A succinct, but thoroughly informative note. The composition and light are excellent. The heavy rope bumper is unusual, if that is indeed what it appears to be. I am sold on the circular polarizing filter after seeing your shots.
ben4321 (9875) 2007-03-21 14:13
Great light here John, I'd expect nothing less with one of your shots. Does the good weather just follow you around the globe?
Your composition is excellent, with the boats filling the foreground very nicely.
The image has a very good sense of depth, thanks to the distinct layers of boats, beach, cliffs and sea running through the depth of the shot.
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-03-21 14:15
This compo is perfect, emphasizing the 2 boats colors.
I like too the beautiful deep sky.
cherryripe (21033) 2007-03-21 14:28
Great composition with the 2 steps well positionned in the corner, leading down to the little dingheys. The first one is so pretty with the brown wood and the thick rope around it. Nice streaky clouds in the sky. The sky though seems quite noisy.
sabyasachi1212 (19773) 2007-03-21 15:09
Excellent light you have here which seems to have lit up the two very different coloured boats. Excellent note as well.
With Greetings from India
gilou530 (34) 2007-03-21 16:16
format vertical bien choisi et barques bien positionnées dans le cadrage, beau travail de post, bravo
elmec (12210) 2007-03-21 17:05
Very interesting place and composition with boats!
Great details and colours!
Very nice work!
jjbach (9324) 2007-03-21 17:44
What a wonderful shot, very ell composed with beautiful vivid colours and great lighting. Splendid work!
JCG (35129) 2007-03-22 4:50
A pretty marine landscape with these two boats. I like very much this vertical framing which gives a pleasant prospect to the image. Beautiful management of the light and the colors. A photograph pleasant and resting, thank you John.
With my all friendships,
John_F_Kennedy (43353) 2007-03-22 5:53
Interesting boats and nice to see with sea in the background. A beautiful scene. The details are superb. A nice composition and good colours too.
besnard (54619) 2007-03-22 6:55
Celà change des paysages de neige mais c'est parfaitement fait. Les bâteaux sont bien mis en valeur avec une belle luminosité d'hiver.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
Paolo (41222) 2007-03-22 12:32
Hi John, good one with beautiful colours and a beautiful light and shadows.
good POV and composition.
t0mmm1 (5440) 2007-03-22 15:08
wonderful composition and wonderful colours. Yes, I could bet that this is a morning shot ;)) Not only because of your attitude of morning walks, but also because of this calm sea.
Have a nice day,
Emile (20350) 2007-03-22 16:55
Beautiful seascape captured with good point of view, the two colorful boats in the fg have a perfect light but the area of the rocks and reflections looks a little bit dark. Was there any reason to use an ISO 800 in this shot?, quite possible the cause of some noises in the clouds. Anyway your composition is great and your shot is good.
Rosa_d_MonteLua (1506) 2007-03-22 21:23
Very interesting shot with a fabulous sky at the top.
The POV it's well chose, and that boats are an important element of this composition, by their colours and shapes.
Nice clarity, excellent depth of field and well chose ISO, too.
TFS and best regards from Portugal.
jemaflor (88217) 2007-03-23 7:28
Very nice your composition with these colourful boats, nice cliffs for the background and superb effect with this light.
jhm (142900) 2007-03-23 7:46
A nice view of a wonderful seashore landscape, the small bay gives a nice composition together with the two boats in foreground.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend,
pablominto (53744) 2007-03-25 3:44
I was captured by these two fine specimen!
Still in use and well kept as I can see...
Beautiful strong colours, and the scenery is well composed with a fine feeling of depth, good side light enhances details!
jafadabret (56501) 2007-03-25 14:36
John, ces deux petites barques font penser à des coquilles de noix. La lumière est superbe et le paysage magnifique.
Tue (28264) 2007-03-26 12:47
Great view of the coastline. The boats are really well placed in the foreground of the shot. I like the calm water too, that together with the fine lighting, creates such a pleasing mood. Good work, thanks for sharing!
Didi (58442) 2007-03-27 14:32
Very interesting composition.
Nice foreground also for a good stitch for a next picture.
The light direction gives an interesting three dimension seascape.
Stepan (27210) 2007-03-27 16:02
Beautiful dark colors, a little saturated, but it's ok here.
The boats are excellent to produce graphism. Good pov and crop.
I just miss the snow...
captainsgirl (3448) 2007-03-27 20:58
Love it, the focus on the colorful little boats and like the diagonal shoreline...nice work. TFS
thanks for all your comments on my photo " History (20) " :o)
Angshu (56460) 2007-03-29 0:59
Love the way you've composed this one in a vertical frame. The boats in the FG have contrasting warm & cool tones, which makes it attractive. The green cliff in the FG contrasts well with the blue sky & strange crisscross clouds. Beautiful picture John
rozy975 (3047) 2007-07-13 7:39
Colors are amazing.
Two rowboats on the shore, reflection of small cliff on the water, great sky.
The result is this amazing shot.
- Copyright: John Cherrington (john_c) (24666)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-06-01
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 20D, 17-85mm IS, 58mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/16, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): sail away with me..., Walking England [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-03-20 19:18