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photoblog image Staffin bay no. 1

Staffin bay no. 1

A stream flows from beneath the rocks and pebbles at the back of the beach and flows across the grey sand to the sea, with a lovely sunset sky reflected in the water.
Again I am so pleased with the Image Stabiliser on this new camera- I wouldn't normally risk 1/25s handheld.

Staffin bay no. 1

A stream flows from beneath the rocks and pebbles at the back of the beach and flows across the grey sand to the sea, with a lovely sunset sky reflected in the water.
Again I am so pleased with the Image Stabiliser on this new camera- I wouldn't normally risk 1/25s handheld.

comments (17)

  • pixelpixie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Jan 2008, 00:26
Got to be the best yet of your sand and pebble images. Quite stunning! Like the contrast between dull and matt and bright and shiny.

There's a marked difference between old and new cameras!
David from the Hebrides: Thank you for the compliment Jose.
Yes, the Olympus E-3 is a beast, with a steep learning curve involved, but well worth the effort. Now the controls are becoming instinctive, it is turning out absolutely superb results.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 11 Jan 2008, 00:59
David, this is just lovely. The textures and lines are unexpected and the sheen to the ground is unsual and delightful.
David from the Hebrides: Thank you for your kind words Jewlya.
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 11 Jan 2008, 01:21
very nice, David. I've attempted to take shots like this one but none as successfully. Wonderful contrast between the lusterless rocks and the light filled sand and water. The sand patterns on the right look like a topographical map..one can almost imagine mountain ranges, valleys and rivers.
David from the Hebrides: Many thanks Suzanne- it does look like a huge river delta seen from 30000feet doesn't it!
  • alex
  • Idaho, USA
  • 11 Jan 2008, 01:48
wow, a 1/25 of a second on this?! that's amazing. this is a great shot david. absolutely love the patterns in the sand carved by the water.
David from the Hebrides: Many thanks Alex- yup, my shaky images are a thing of the past now! wink
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 11 Jan 2008, 05:57
Wow fantastic shot David.
David from the Hebrides: Thanks for your continued support Aussie!
Beautyful shot.I like the colour tones and the texture
David from the Hebrides: Thank you again Richard- sometimes a simple image of shapes and colours is most effective!
  • urban8
  • the lush-lushness that is Stoke-on-Trent
  • 11 Jan 2008, 12:43
Lovely image, sir, really like this - the sunset brings this to life!
David from the Hebrides: Thanks John- lucky I walk around staring at the ground!
  • tim
  • leeds, uk
  • 11 Jan 2008, 14:04
great contrast's and color David, maybe a lower view point was worth a go? smile
David from the Hebrides: Thanks Tim- I did take lower ones and may post one next week!
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Jan 2008, 15:32
These are some great shots you have been posting recently - you have obviously got to grips with your new camera. I would so love to have that Image Stabiliser facility on my camera. I often don't have a tripod with me but anything below 1/50s is dodgy. Love the smoothness of the pebbles and that inky liquid.
Ingrid
David from the Hebrides: Ha! you always spot the wee thing that I love too- in this case the black bottoms to the rocks! IS is a real boon, the E-3 is a gem, and I still love showing off this island to the world- thanks for your kind comments Ingrid.
Bet you now what I'm thinking........that bottom right hand quarter is the business.
David from the Hebrides: Thanks Dave- I don't think I could have captured it as well with 5MP though! wink
Beautifully composed. The Textures, colour and light are just perfect. (:o)
David from the Hebrides: Many thanks Rosalyn- sometimes I think simple blocks of texture, colour and tone are all thats needed!
  • SheepLover
  • Pembrokeshire, SW Wales, UK
  • 11 Jan 2008, 19:10
Just lovely David.
David from the Hebrides: Thanks Andy- simple is best!
Having been a geographer and and geomorpholgist in my formative days this is just pure 'liquid gold'.richard.
David from the Hebrides: I'm jealous! As a complete layman, I love trying to work out why places and colours and landscapes are the way they are- eg the grey and black sand beaches on Skye are (I guess) because of so much volcanic basalt in the area. Thanks for your kind words Richard.
  • Dave
  • Pennsylvania
  • 11 Jan 2008, 21:19
Superb.
David from the Hebrides: Thanks Dave!
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Jan 2008, 23:09
Lovely contrasts, and beautiful light too.
David from the Hebrides: Thanks again Ellie.
The light on this is really lovely.
David from the Hebrides: Many thanks for you kind words on this and other images.
  • Ron S
  • Worcester UK
  • 15 Jan 2008, 22:46
A lovely, calm, peaceful shot Dave. A simple scene with so much to look at. Love it.

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camera E-3
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 1/25s
aperture f/9.0
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 31.0mm
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