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Monte Clerigo by AndyMumford Monte Clerigo by AndyMumford
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Last weekend I went to Algarve, in the south of Portugal, and on one day we had some interesting weather.

I've wanted to photograph this beach "properly" for a while now. It's on the Atlantic coast of Algarve, which is very wild.
The rocks there are beautiful, this kind of sheered look carries on all the way up the cliffs, and I had a feeling it would work well with water washing over it.

Anyway, I took quite a few shots there on Saturday and had a good session. I quite like this shot (which I took really as a test to see the how well the dark rocks came out, and to compare exposure values between the rocks and the sky), and thought about submitting it as a proper deviation....but as I want to submit one of two shots from the same session, I don't want to have more than two shots in my gallery with the same sky.
So here it is as a scrap for anyone who's interested.

Lee 3 stop hard grad, tripod and cable release
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JulienKraakman Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Man this is really not a scrap Andy! How dare you submit this into scraps so i didn't get noticed? :p Are those tiny figures in the far background people? Love that detail. Really nice sharpness and contrast. Really love the detail in texture on the rocks. Great job!
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DerDemotape Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Wohooo ... wanna get this to my desktop but your uploaded resolution is to small (and upscaling sucks). Hopefully you are so kind to upload a background version (for 1024x600).

Thanks in advance.
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Break-Pioms Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
fantastica
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
Thanks so much :-)
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Break-Pioms Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
:)
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static-13 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
Eu diria que está foto podia estar bem melhor num dia com melhores nuvens. As sombras criadas pelas rochas são mesmo boas e dão um bom ambiente a esta foto :D

waiting to see your final bet for this photography spot. :)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
More to come from here soon :-)
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static-13 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
Bring it on! :)


btw, just wondering, why do you reply in english to a portuguese comment?(nothing against it, just curiosity).
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
Because in all my time in Portugal, while I speak Portuguese all the time, I rarely need to write it...and consequently my written Portuguese is full of spelling errors. I prefer to know that I'm writing correctly.
The other thing is that I know that lots of people read comments, and it's nice that it's in a language that everyone understands...for example, when people reply in Greek to a Greek artist, I sometimes wonder what they are saying.

I have no problem at all reading Portuguese comments, but I'm English, English is my first language and the language I speak better, so it's the language I'll use....unless it's someone who doesn't speak any English at all :-)
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static-13 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
Yah, I wonder what those greeks talk about too, or turks or french(my french is rusty since 8th grade...) or any other language.....

I feel kind of differently, I lived only a third of my life in Portugal, although I speak much better Portuguese than my first language(presumely Romanian, in Moldova they can't just decide whatever it's romanian or moldovan, total madness).

Liking Portugal so far?
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Sortvind Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
wow..just..wow, so not a scrap, one of your best shots :heart:
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Thanks so much mate...a couple of people are saying I shouldn't have put this in scraps...it's just because I want to submit other shots from the same session to my gallery. But thanks so much, I'm glad you like it :-)
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Fullness Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
I love this shot! It's a very beautiful piece, I think you might think about putting this shot into your gallery =)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
I'm glad you like it....a couple of people have mentioned putting it into my proper gallery...I might do later
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islandtime Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
scraps?? It's a beautiful shot Andy!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Thanks so much Viktoria. Scraps because I did some waterscapes on the same evening. I'll probably submit them later,and I didn't want to have two or three shots with the same sky in my gallery.
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islandtime Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
I can understand that but I always feel like you de-value them when you put them in scraps.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
It's true I guess.....and a lot of people have said that this shot should be a proper submission....so now I'm really not sure whether to update it to my gallery or not :-)
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gabijonaz Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Student Digital Artist
nice :)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
Thanks so much
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gabijonaz Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Student Digital Artist
you welcome :)
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mmzeller Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008   Photographer
Wow, I'm even impressed by your scraps/test shots. Hopefully I'll get there someday with proper practice.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Lol...cheers :-)
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hugoafsilva Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
nice scrap =| LOL..
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
Thanks :-)
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hugoafsilva Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice very very nice! awesome :D
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hhryah Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
Amazing angle!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
Thanks so much
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dwth Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Student Artist
Esta foto está do melhor. Merecias uma coça, só por teres fotos destas no lixo. :D
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
:-)
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dwth Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 40th.:wave:
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
Thanks :-)
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dwth Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Student Artist
;)
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souk1501 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
This must be the best looking scrape I've ever seen.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
Lol, thanks a lot :-)
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bazz38 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008   Photographer
Brilliant shot.. Really love the (insane) sharpness in this shot... :+fav:
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Thanks....glad you like it.

It is really sharp...not sure why because I've done exactly the same sharpening process on it that I usually do. I think it's the kind of shot (with so much detail in the foreground) that takes sharpening really well
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FaMz Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
man that is sharp and I love the details...its different than your photos but its a good different...what does the other one look like?...cus at first I was wondering why on earth you had this in scraps ;P
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
A couple of people have commented on the sharpness....it's something I noticed myself. All the shots from this session are sharp but I haven't done anything differently.

Glad you like it, the other shots I took have got more going on with water and more colour in the sky. I took this when I first arrived at the beach and I was exploring :-)
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Sprogg Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
That sky is certainly epic! And the lead-in the rocks provide is great too. :)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Thanks so much :-)
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PictureElement Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008   Photographer
Featured [link] :)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Cheers mate
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RickyLP Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Featured in my journal. [link]
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Cheers mate :-)
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
Beautiful capture Andy :D
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Thanks loads :-)
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RickyLP Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Lovely image Andy.
Composition is great, good lead lines to the sun and beautiful foreground
Cheers
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Cheers mate. The water was really far down the beach on this day...when the tide is higher I want to be able to shoot these rocks with water rising up them
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pestilence Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
Mate...damn that's :P not a scrap.. :P I love the contrast and the colors! :) :)
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