The end of the earth

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by Ken Rennie, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Ken Rennie

    Ken Rennie Well-Known Member

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    I am still slowly trying to process my images from this months trip to Spain and another trip to Brittany in June so it has to be images from my back catalogue. This image was taken in September last year from Playa de Carnota facing Cape Finisterre in Galicia, Spain. This area is well known for sea mists and they add some atmosphere. During my time here I was hoping for a bit of drama and an Atlantic storm but no luck on that front so it was capturing the soft and tranquil instead. I was lucky that high tide coincided with a pleasant sunset. The beach is 5 miles long and thankfully has few reminders of humankinds abilities to mess up the world, I have been advised to remove the wind turbines on the hill but they do not bother me. I am not 100% satisfied with the composition but it was difficult to separate the rocks and still capture the sweep of the bay and the sunset colours. I have also added a daytime image of the beach with 1 of only 6 people that we met in the 2 days that we were here. Comments welcome Ken
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    Nice, I especially like the first one.
     
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    Great view of the coastline Ken. Wind turbines are becoming part of the horizon in a lot of open places anymore and they continue to sprout up at a rapid pace. They are fairly inconspicuous in this scene given the size as we see it on the web although they might be problematic in a large print.

    I like the minimalism in the second image.
     
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    Balancing all of those rocks is not an easy task Ken. I think I like your composition. As I sit and look at it I can't see a better composition that I would have chosen.

    My favorite though is #2. That is really sweet on many levels. The mystery of a woman walking out of the fog/mist on a beach alone sells this. I like the pano crop, I think it was a great choice on your part. Dean has taken some similar style of photos, though he usually goes with a Long Exposure, but the concept is the same with just a single human element balanced against nature. So he may appreciate #2 as well.
     
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    Both are great, but 2 is so unique that it holds your attention. Great job.
     

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