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gerome@photographer.net:
3 years ago
Exquisite
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Peter Bucko:
3 years ago
This photo gives me space for imagination. Thanks for shots like this one. Keep shooting!!!
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Darren Kelland:
3 years ago
Thanks Peter - very kind.
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Ryan Blyth:
3 years ago
Beautiful photograph!
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Darren Kelland:
3 years ago
Thanks Ryan
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PRO Chris Cox:
3 years ago
See this photo on the Hotshoe's main page. Congrats!
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Darren Kelland:
3 years ago
Thank you Chris - much appreciated.
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PRO Max Zu:
3 years ago
This shot explaining that B/W is the best over the color. Outstanding!
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Darren Kelland:
3 years ago
Many thanks (again) Max - that is avery kind comment.
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Vili Gosnak:
3 years ago
Thank you for your beautiful presentation. As a mono guy I agree with you about b&w. There are simply deeper emotions in monochrome. Pierre-Auguste Renoir said “I've been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colors was black.”
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Darren Kelland:
3 years ago
Thank you Vili. I am very grateful that you took the time to comment on my first contribution to this group. The Renoir quote is beautiful...
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Sometimes a place is so beautiful that it entrances you. As a photographer I have a number of these places that I go to - sometimes just to stand and stare in wonder at the awesome magnitude of the scene, sometimes to try to add to the splendour that already exists and sometimes to capture the scene to share with others. This place is about 2 miles from where I live. It is never the same. The tide and light are ever changing and it is a privilege to spend time here.

This photograph was taken in March this year during the intensely stormy weather. The tide was so high that it was washing over the pier and I had to be careful with my equipment that it didn't get washed away. The light to the left is sunrise. However, I felt that a high contrast black and white image had more potential. There were some amazing colours in the sky but I prefer to bring most of my images to light in mono. There is no place to hide in monochrome images and I feel it is a very pure form of photography. (I love colour too but I will always think mono first). I decided to go for a long exposure to capture the calmness that I felt on this stormy morning.

This is La Rocque.


Tech details

Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark IIICamera Ratings
Lens Not setLens Ratings
Focal length 24mm
Shutter speed 240s
Aperture f/8
ISO/Film 100
Category Landscape
Taken Aug 08 2014
Uploaded Aug 08 2014 23:11:45

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