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I was in Algarve, southern Portugal last weekend, and on one of the evenings managed to get over to the west coast, which has some of the most beautiful and unspoilt beaches in the country. I've shot here on this coast on a couple of occasions [link] [link] [link] and [link] were all taken in the area. It's a wonderful stretch of coastline and one that I intend to spend the next couple of years exploring and shooting.
On this particular evening I was walking along the cliff tops and saw that the tide had revealed these rock formations. Getting down to the beach was another matter...the cliff was pretty steep and there was no path, so it was a case of scrambling down loose shale until I was at the bottom, knowing that I was going to have to climb up again in the darkness.

Still, it was a great evening...I haven't shot waterscapes like this for over months now, not since I bought the D3 infact, and although the shots aren't great, I had a lot of fun shooting them :-)

The Photo

I spent a lot of time composing around the rocks, which made almost parallel tramlines running out to the sea which finished in the curves you can see at the end of the line of rocks.
Sadly however, that part of the sky wasn't particularly interesting, so I changed angle to include the colourful cloud formation and have the lines moving diagonally across the frame.

I metered from the rocks, and used a 3 stop hard graduated ND filter to control the highlights in the sky. I also used a 2 stop glass ND filter so give me a longer shutter time to blur the waves motion.

For more information on using filters, have a look here [link]

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Taken near Monte Clerigo, Algarve, Portugal
Nikon D3 | Nikkor 17-35 f2.8 ED
Gitzo GT2541 tripod w/ Gitzo GH1780QR ballhead
Lee 0.6 ND | Lee 0.9 GND (hard)
15 seconds | f11 | 19mm

Thanks in advance for any comments or faves. Sadly, I no longer have time to reply to individual comments, but I do appreciate people taking the time to look.
Any questions, please note me.
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Noradrenaline-photo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012   General Artist
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voyo09 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
:iconveryexcitedplz: | ♥ | Awesome work .. | ♥ | :iconveryexcitedplz:
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Thanks
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voyo09 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
:iconblush--plz: |▌▌| ♥ | ■ | your welcome | ■ | ♥ |▌▌ |:iconblush--plz:
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Machelangelo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Very very nice A+++
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silvahworm Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
algarve!! a beautiful picture indeed...
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Jamest4all Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
really amazing picture, wonderfully taken. Great work!
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HorstSchmier Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Love the lines :thumbsup:
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Devilie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
Wow! I can't believe this was taken @ Algarve! The colours are just awesome! Amazing shot! Congrats!
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Svision Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
I've featured your work in my journal. I hope you like it.
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dwth Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 62nd.:wave:
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dachimas Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
Subtle pastels in the sky, very beautiful lines.

Great work Andy.
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hilmanfajar Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
always awesome... great
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AndreasResch Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional Photographer
Wonderful and great location - love it.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Thanks Andreas
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justeline Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional Photographer
Whoa, that explains why last weekend was a great one for you Andy! Saw it 2 days ago in the front page under the "most popular deviations in the last 8 hours" category and I just knew it was yours! (aww, which verifies how slow at responding I am, got me :blushes: )
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Thanks so much dear...glad you like it :-)
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grevys Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
"... and although the shots aren't great ..." - pah! you fishing for compliments? come now andy - compositionally, this works well with clouds and rocks mirroring each other, light great and exposure well controlled! well done!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
Cheers Stuart, glad you like it.
The shots aren't as good as they could have been...this is probably the best, but on many of them I struggled to get the composition to work. The first shots I took of the location were like this [link] and that's how I wanted to compose, but I needed the tide to be a little higher, and the interesting part of the sky to stay in the centre (which it didn't).
It's a great location though, and I'll be back there in the summer :-)
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grevys Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
well we look forward to more from here because as you say it looks great ...
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micahgoulart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
lindo.
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versifier Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Wow, this is great Andy.. lovely detail on the rocks!
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Adriaan-DeJongh Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Student
Wonderfull! The rocky look like they have molten metal on them :D
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gottabeagga Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
there's as always one word to write under your photos,,, I mean GREAT ;)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
Thanks dear :-)
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islandtime Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Great shot Andy. The cloud formations match the rocks and lead you straight to the centre of the image - as someone else said, it really sucks you in!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
Thanks so much Viktoria, glad you like it :-)
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SmokeStories Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
Thanks so much :-)
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Naraika Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice composition
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Neo-Br Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Linda foto Andy, como sempre!

você não tem medo de entrar com a máquina fotográfica em meio às ondas e danificar o material? Eu sou meio medroso com isso ainda! lol
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hhryah Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Absolutely gorgeous colors and composition!
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PictureElement Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009   Photographer
Lovely work mate!! The first waterscape of your D3 eh!? :)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
Yeah, this was the first session...the sky could have been more dramatic, but it was a lot of fun :-)
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PictureElement Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009   Photographer
Well but at least there are clouds in the sky. It's time that I feel the need to get a new camera too...but there is this money thing..xD
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Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
amazing setting and a beautiful set of colours! it looks liek you can see forever! beautiful indeed
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venicequeenf Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Very beautiful
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SilenceMoon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Linddddddddddddoooooooooooooooooo!!
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RickyLP Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Wonderful photo Andy, loved that foreground.
It´s hard to compose without a strong element at the horizon line, like a rock or the sun shining or seting, or an interesting cloud formation.
In this case, the clouds lines and the foreground lines leads the eye to the same direction, wich is almost the middle of the frame, and that makes the composition work.
You got a great DOF for a f11 aperture mate.
Take care and keep shoting.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
Thanks so much Ricardo, I'm glad you like it. How are things with you mate?
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NiraGonzalez Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
amazing :faint:
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
:D
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t-u-c-a Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009   Photographer
lovely......
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mutrus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Very nice
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curioslife Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome picts, really great works
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ArekZ Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009   Photographer
nice one andy :)
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mmzeller Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009   Photographer
Excellent, as always, Andy. I may not fav everything, but your photos never let me down.

I know you're busier these days, but please don't ever stop informing us of your process or metadata. I know I appreciate it greatly!

Looks like that D3 is working out for you very well. I'm so jealous I could spit. :P
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GeraldWinslow Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Another winner...! :nod:
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MdblAz87 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Amazing work as usuall, I dont know if its just me or not but the sky area seems to have alot of noise.
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Girolamo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
really awesome..i have a question about the ND Grad filters. I dont have them but im just confused about something. Would One stop from f/4 be f/5.6? or f/8?
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