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Absolute Solitude

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By DrewHopper   |   Watch
Published: January 14, 2010
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This is where I spend most my time. Less than a 2 minute drive and I'm in paradise. I absolutely love the beaches along the East Coast of Australia. Most afternoons I head down to an empty coastline, not a soul on the beach. This is why I love photography, the solitude.

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cutemuffinNnStudent Traditional Artist
Beautiful photo...i love it :love:
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Featured in [link] - SOLITUDE :gallery:
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dwthStudent Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 106/7/8/9th .:wave:
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Brilliant. The more I look at your gallery the more I see that I like. I understand exactly what you mean about finding yourself in this sort of place. When I was studying I used to drive about 30 miles to find a really quiet beach when lectures were over for the day, then I'd walk till there wasn't enough light. Used to do the same thing when I was teaching - end of the day... show me the beach! I can't think when surrounded by people rabbiting on about "small things." I love people in small doses. My professional work is all about helping others overcome their fears. Time out is invigorating for me. I love the desert, the bush, the coasts!
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JohnsonAlexander150Hobbyist Photographer
hiya, before i comment i wanted to tell you i just added you :love:
90% of my deviations from AUSphotography has been from you :giggle:

so... woah :omfg:
i love it :love:
the colours are nice and striking, they just jump out to me :D
although in my opinion the sky seems to dull the over all impact of the photo,
it by no means kills it.
i love the "woosh back" effect. :D or possible forward, i cant tell :giggle:
Slow shutter speed or a filter? either way its great :D
i think my favourite part is the sheen over the sand, its as if the water isnt there

sorry for my not such a great comment, its hot over here!
anywho, great work :clap:
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CainPascoeProfessional Photographer
Great colours dude, especially in the foreground. Its almost has a glassy effect... the wider crop works well too:thumbsup:
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DrewHopperProfessional Photographer
Thanks Cain :)
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DrewHopperProfessional Photographer
Thank you :)
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benjaminlea Photographer
Great shot Drew, can I ask what the meta data is?

I'm guessing only 2 seconds or somewhere there abouts?

The water looks like glass - Simply beautiful
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DrewHopperProfessional Photographer
Can't remember but it was much longer than 2 seconds.
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La-Vita-a-Bella Photographer
Lovely shot. I wish I lived close to a beach like that. :D
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DrewHopperProfessional Photographer
Thank you, it's great living so close to such beautiful beaches.
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La-Vita-a-Bella Photographer
I can't complain....I live close to a lot of good things, too....but we always want what we don't have. :D
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JessicaValerie-n-CoStudent General Artist
Australia does have some amazing beaches doesn't it?
this photo is so beautiful, I love all the colours. :heart:
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HelloElizabethHobbyist Photographer
It's beautiful. It makes me wanna go there.
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Such a peaceful picture, i love all the light calm colors. Is that where you live? You are so lucky
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madrush08Hobbyist Photographer
Did you get the 100mm hitech filters, or a different size?

Your photography has been really exceptional lately. Keep up the good work.
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DrewHopperProfessional Photographer
Nah I got the cheaper smaller ones, can't remember the sizing sorry. Glad you think so mate, keep watching :)
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madrush08Hobbyist Photographer
They seem to work fine for you wide angle stuff, may have to consider those. Do they fit into the p-holder by cokin?
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DrewHopperProfessional Photographer
Sure do.
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madrush08Hobbyist Photographer
you just gave me something to think about then. I was all set for the larger ones.
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