This little puddle looked rather like a love heart....I thought!
Most of the headlands along the East Coast have lovely little rocky shelf areas below where you can venture out to photograph. As the sun sets on the opposite horizon it is often nice to catch the reflected light and colour on this the opposite horizon. It is always a good idea to be very careful of tidal conditions and be prepared to get fairly wet. Solid shoes an absolute must. Salt spray is a big problem and trying to keep it off lenses and filters is a battle. Thorough cleaning of equipment is a must do after one of these shoots.
This shot looks peaceful enough ..unfortunately I smashed my phone screen and lost a lens cap....such is life!
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carlo62 (26856) 2014-04-16 5:09
un panorama fantastico.
Ci sono sfumature di colore meravigliose.
Mi piace il tuo punto di vista, crea una profondità impressionante.
lousat (71411) 2014-04-16 5:11
Hi Kathryn,absolutely beautiful,the best way to caught this nice opportunity,magnificent view made with the best details and colors in a great exposure,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
mesutilgim (79362) 2014-04-16 5:14
Hello Kathryn, my neighbour !
Wonderfull scenery perfect captured. The small pond with the shape of a heart is perfect obeservation.
Interesting notes and perfect title.
TFS and best regards
timecapturer (44431) 2014-04-16 5:14
this is just wonderful and a beautifully conceptual and inspiring image. Aptly titled and gloriously executed it is just idyllic and amazing. A classic!
Regards - B.
Giustiniani (2415) 2014-04-16 6:03
quelle photo magnifique. Une superbe capture avec une belle profondeur, des nuances de couleur subtiles, un bon choix du POV... C'est très réussi, bravo!
photoray (9849) 2014-04-16 7:17
Attractive tide front scenery, heart water pool, rock shelf jutting into the sea, and flowing clouds with colorful low level sun light.
Thanks for sharing,
dta (62368) 2014-04-16 8:34
Hello Kathryn ,
A splendid composition , with this outstanding puddle like a heart . Great sky and light and wonderful atmosphere .
SnapRJW (28894) 2014-04-16 8:51
Hello Kathryn - I've just uploaded a coastal scene and I say that Namibia's coastline has almost no rocks at all and here you say that the east coast has lots of rocky areas which I can see make excellent subjects. I love beach scene and here the rocks give good hard structure to the image allowing the contrasting textures to provide plenty to interest the eye.
Good exposure control which has not removed the dynamic movement of the waves but has added a pleasant wispyness to them. A beautiful image. Pity about the phone and lens cap....
annjackman (17507) 2014-04-16 9:30
Another very fine coastal scene with an artistic touch. Your viewpoint has shown the detail in the rocks and rock pool very well. Lovely colours with beautiful warm touches to the sky.
Very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
Romano46 (16578) 2014-04-16 10:14
ogni tua foto è uno spettacolo!
Anche questa non fa eccezione e mette in luce le tue notevoli qualità fotografiche.
Splandido non solo il soggetto, ma anche notevole la composizione in un contorno di contrasto e luce gestita in maniera straoprdinaria.
Colori da fiaba.
Ciao e buona serata
cargus (8018) 2014-04-16 12:19
Beautiful composition, beautiful colors, well framed and rendered, image well done.!
ktanska (23912) 2014-04-16 12:52
I guess you used polarizer on this? The blue sky looks realy good and saturated and makes those clodes pop out well. It is interesting to compare still water on the puddle with sea waves. Nice colour variations on those rocks.
brianmcc (6005) 2014-04-16 12:53
this is stunning.
i love coastal scenes, and this one is a cracker. the colours are wonderful, so well saturated and visually appealing. you have composed this perfectly with the heart shaped pool forming a distinctive focal point. the clouds are amazing, beautifully formed and illuminated across the sky. the sharpness and detail is also perfect. you have managed to bring everything together so well to produce this magic image.
COSTANTINO (50665) 2014-04-16 13:22
Hello dear friend
only greetings for this shot
in my opinion this one is the
best and all bring your personal
stamp this magnificent view
created the best artistic details
almost perfect capturedI liked the phrase of your notes
as the sun sets on ythe opposite horizon
it is often nice to catch the reflectid
light so romantic
have a nice new day
jjcordier (72614) 2014-04-16 22:57
Excellente photo de cette superbe côte sauvage. Lumière et couleurs splendides.
danos (82665) 2014-04-17 3:50
charmy the small puddle that really looks like as a heart.
I like the whole environment with the colourful clouds to enhance the beauty of the place even more.Excellent presentation.
marabu61 (7213) 2014-04-18 2:57
Very fitting title to this charming coastal scene indeed. The lovely light and the gorgeous sky enhances the nice mood of the scene greatly.
As you say, one must always be on the look out for tidal changes in these situations. I remember a moment on the canal island of Jersey where I once got surprised by the strong tide there, really scary moment and impressive at how fast the tide was coming in. Luckely my wife spotted the incoming tide from a higher vantage point and could warn me in due time.
Silvio1953 (115095) 2014-04-20 5:39
ciao Kathryn, fascinating seascape, beutiful composition with nice reflections, great eexposure, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio