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Beach with no Name by ash Beach with no Name by ash
Somewhere on the Western seaboard. The beach probably has a name, I just don't know it..
Cape Peninsula, Western Cape, South Africa, February 2003
Canon EOS 300, Fuji Neopan 100 ACROS, probably tripod
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:iconjayshree:
jayshree Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Your pictures have so much personality.
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francescomelloni Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005  Professional Photographer
wonderful, that's the kind of photo i like most
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lanceledesma Featured By Owner May 31, 2004
brilliant shot! great composition! :+fav:
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Psybient Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2004
love it.
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dj-bangla Featured By Owner May 3, 2003   Interface Designer
Awesome~!!
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serendipity2 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, this is so gorgeous.. just shows the powerful nature of the ocean. those smooth rocks are awesome too... made smooth by years of erosion I'm guessing. excellent capture.
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misteriddles Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2003   Photographer
So many great shots, Ash.
wonderful work.
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99gnome Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2003
whether it was intentional or not i think you turned sizes upside-down absolutely great! the small(er) rocks in the foreground seem so big and the (possibly) large wave in the background seems so small. this is really cool and how you achieved a "rock-gradient" through fore- middle- and background is just as great. good you nearly crawled - came out wonderful!
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katya Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2003   Traditional Artist
I want to slap my hand against those rocks and hear that cold wet smack! Great composition, but I'm sure I don't have to tell YOU that:D (Big Grin)
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ash Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2003
"probably tripod"
Hehe, I'm wondering how many photos you have took during your holidays. Thousands I guess


Yeah, I'm not sure how many but it was probably about 20 rolls. I had a lot of spare time and a hire car with 150km 'free' per day. And having lived there for most of my life I know the area very well. Capetown is an amazing place for photography, there's so much variety of stuff in quite a small area.

moreover the beauty of the location helped you a lot.

It sure did! I would say it's hard to take a bad photograph in a location like that, except that I certainly managed to take quite a few :) (Smile) But even though the technical aspects are still yours to get right or wrong, having an inspiring subject makes it easier to be in the right frame of mind to do a good job.

did you have to get down o the floor for this shot?

Quite low yes, probably two feet off the ground. I think one key to an impressive landscape is often to include a wide range of depths from very near foreground to very distant background. Very near foreground helps to involve the viewer. And getting down low is one way to get some good very near foreground action.

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rancidlisterine Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2003
did you have to get down o the floor for this shot? I like it. something about it really appeals to me...
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SeaFairy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2003
I love the sea...you captured my homelandscape beautifully :) (Smile) Thanks! Hug

Love
-Lilly
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-skin- Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2003
very nice pic... =D (Big Grin)
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verunec Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2003
"probably tripod"

Hehe, I'm wondering how many photos you have took during your holidays. Thousands I guess :) (Smile)

A great photo dear Ash, a great composition and foreground, moreover the beauty of the location helped you a lot.
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hollyhox Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2003
very nice perspective & field of depth.
this would look really nice in colour probably, too. ;) (Wink)
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ordinaryisnotenough Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2003   Photographer
sweet photo! love the b&w effect. I wish i was there....the soft sand underneath my feet, the waves washing in from the shore.aaghhhhh... beautiful!
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narang99 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2003
wow! like a meduim format photograph....
you famous now!
for the best b&w on da!
i would only say to burn in the top wright corrner...
but other than that, perfect photo.....
i think landscape is your new talent....
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adixion Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2003

clouds..
waves,
rocks,
ART!

so good!
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ninuska Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2003   Photographer
*wow* lovely shot...everything just works here- the sky, the clouds, the distribution of the rocks, the wave, the curve of the beach......*aahh* gorgeous Aww

+fav
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king-kong Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2003   Photographer
you're my hero.

im glad to see this on the front.

you're the black and white mastah..

the texture on the rocks and the amazing exposure on this shot are just beautiful.

+fav

-c
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qazzie Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2003
wow nice toning m8... looking so good, great location too!

very nice!

qazzie
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brain-of-j Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome shot... this would probably look great in color too, but i think you're right to do it in b/w. i love the smooth, dark rocks against the surf and sand... very sweet
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popejoan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2003   Photographer
smooth capture.
clean capture.
nice border.
haven't commented on your work in a while...
sorry it wasn't much input.....:) (Smile)
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scotto Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2003
fantastic shot, I have to +fav this! :) (Smile)
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gurrilla Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2003   Interface Designer
A fantastic shot. The composition is superb. The lighting captured perfectly with stong contrast. The only let down is the sky. It has the potential to make the shot. A little bit of burning and a little dodging, perhaps a gradient filter from black down would make it more dramatic. Fantastic though (I'm just fussy) going in the +fav
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ZirTuan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful day for a nice relaxation on the shore. Those rocks are perfect for resting on, a very deserted beach where you are by yourself when out there, one with nature.

I like the hue you have for this shot, it gives more of that nostalgia remindering of my old visiting on beaches, in many contries, including the california shores. Good work.
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dougbtn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2003  Professional Photographer
Nice shot. Love the 'waxy' rocks and the shore break. My bet is you bought a red grad filter since this though :-) (Smile)
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apricotafterthot Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2003
everything is so smooth
and
untouched.
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londn Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2003   Photographer
awsome composition.. i really like the picture's detail and sense of vastness.. the beach never ends.
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3dho Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2003
love the angle you took with this and the b/w is just fitting great job
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crazeye Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2003   Photographer
Great shot. The composition adds so much drama to a nice shoreline.
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redux Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
i really envy your trip to SA...and how you captured all the gorgeously dramatic natural scenes. i'm lost for words, and will now just hit that +fav button...
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f3arless Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2003
i find this photo so great that i have to check ur gallery
i think that i havent seen here before a shot of this theme taken from this angle with little stones
great photo indeed

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voodoo-prophet Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the lighting on the wet rocks is nice. I love black and white photography so this is excellent. Lovely shot. beautiful
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stevesm Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2003
Another superbly executed shot. I lilke the subtle toning too. :-) (Smile)
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