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remains of the day by sassaputzin remains of the day by sassaputzin
The remains of the day after i'd paddled my arms off....!!

last weekend i decided it was about time i went for a dawn paddle so set off to the coast around the salcombe area
of the south devon coastline...

I camped near the estuary and set my alarm for 5.30am. As is always the case when i muster the energy to get up that early i could tell conditions would not be great for photography...

So i paddled out into the darkness with the glow of the sun inland behind me. I paddled to prawle point and rounded it with the beautiful morning sun on my face.....(this is starting to sound like a novel!!)....As said there was no real cloud and tbh i was at the wrong part of the coast for a sunrise...

So paddling back into salcombe on a barmy indian summer morning coming into the harbour the smell of cooked breakfast filled my yearning nostrils...time to re charge...

After brekkie and some sunbathing i went out of the harbour to the right to catch the evening light, back towards hope cove and thurlestone where many of my recent images are from...

This part of the coastline is spectacular, huge great cliffs multi coloured with moss and lichen fall into the sea, unfortunately there was nowhere for me to beach and get out, so no photos again (i will however return with a small anchor for my kayak and get a shot of this part of the coastline..)

Next was a massive sea cave approx 20 ft from sea to the top, i paddled in backwards and got in about 20 ft before this unearthly 'howl' started from very deep within the cave, at this stage knowing that obviously it was the wind, i decided it was probably not a good idea to go much further in so i took two paddle strokes out of the cave and the howl stopped....eerie to say the least, and a very very deep cave..

So with nowhere to put in i rounded the corner at hope cove with the sun about to set my only option was to beach at the beach this shot was taken at [link]

i fell out of my canoe and set about taking images, i was intending to pack up but the sky started filling with crimson bands which reflected ontot he incoming tide so another opportunity presented itself..

This is the last shot of the day 120m secs with a lee 3 stop glass filter, (which i might add i dropped for the first time on jagged rocks, to my surprise not a scratch on it) :w00t:

So after paddling about 30km in all to try and get a new shot i end up back where i started :shrug:....however it was worth the recce i now know this part of coastline a lot better and have some unique compositions to return for....

all comments welcomed,

p.s andy... i know you wont even open this up as its another coastal shot but there you go your not the only one who can write a novel alongside each submission...beat that ;)
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prettyflour Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been Featured in my journal!

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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
you're so good to me....thank you ;)
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WCSallySally Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
This just is awesome. ... I am glad you were there to get it ... but I would not count on "the wind" being the wind, when it seems to know exactly what you are doing .. :O_o: =D
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
well im glad you like it thanks.....
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WCSallySally Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
:thanks:
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ryannworld Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Hello you're featuring in my news :[link]
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psyfre Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
This is so remarkable!
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
im glad you like it...
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psyfre Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
:love:
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psyfre Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
This is so remarkable!
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harunoblue Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
beautiful...
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MeaninglessOne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Love your work... :heart:
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
well thank you so much, its greatly appreciated....not seen much photography from you recently?
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MeaninglessOne Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I was a bit confused and felt a bit lost lately. Too little time - too many problems. Wasn't easy to catch the good vein lately etc. I'll do my best in the upcoming days - promise!
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
well what ever you do i wish you well for 2010!!
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MeaninglessOne Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :glomp:
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jpmh21 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
This awsome devitation was featured here
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twelvemotion Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
This is great. Those rocks are so cool. Great composition, great exposure, great light, great colors. Bravo sir! :)
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crowthius Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
What a great tale, goes well with the shot. I'm jealous. I live on the coast and I'm planning to get a kayak at Christmas, hopefully gonna put it to the same good use as you have done here. Thanks for the shot of inspiration :D
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
i know you do i looked through your gallery, well i visit your part of the world a lot, check out my gallery, you may find more inspiration...
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TAvO85 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Student
thas is awesome, i have a question, exactly what filter and holder did you used for this pictures?
that will be i great help for me!!
thanks..
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
lee filter holder lee glass filter (3 stop) and a lee resin nd filter
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TAvO85 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Student
Im sorry I am cofused, so, you said a lee holder, lee glass filter (3stop) and Lee resin Nd Filter?

What kind of lee glass 3stop filter? with the Graduate ND? no color filters?
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
a lee 3 stop glas filter like this - [link]

and i think it was a 3 stop graduated filter like this - [link]

no colour filters, i dont like them....
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TAvO85 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Student
Got it :) thank you!!
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Me-Myself-And Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
It's so beautiful !
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
im glad you think so thank you.......
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Me-Myself-And Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
My pleasure !
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blondie5000 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very talented! Beautiful picture :)
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
not really just an enthusiatic amateur.....:)
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dwth Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 91st/92nd.:wave:
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
thanks luis and sorry for the late...
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dwth Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Student Artist
;)
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sh4rkbi5cuit Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
wowzers, love the colour
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
cool glad you like it...
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Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, beautiful colours. This is a stunning shot :)
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
im glad you like it....
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HeyKatexx Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Awesome!
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
glad you like it, thanks for taking the time to comment.....:wave:
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HeyKatexx Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
:D
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ofdays Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Ridiculously beautiful. I love the colors and exposure.
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coulombic Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009   Photographer
Very nice. Incredible color; I love the textures of all of the jagged rocks just barely visible through the frothed water. Awesome.
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
thank you for taking the time to comment, best wishes to you...
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Photographer
Briliant shot and commentary mate:D Digging the colours and light tones, especially on the rocks in the foreground!
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inmymind81 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is exceptionally beautiful. I really love it.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Nup, not even going to open it :-)

Steve, you should know that that particular comment doesn't apply to a handful of people here, yourself included, who's work I will ALWAYS look at.
This last weekend I found myself with my tripod in the water shooting rock-sea-sky shots...so I've kind of shot myself in the foot really, I can't submit them now without looking even more like a knob than usual...

Anyways, I really like this...I've always had a soft spots for rocks that have that tramline thing going on, like the ones in the foreground, and the sky is really cool here.
This is cropped, right? Wondering where and why you cropped. There's a little bit of pink light on the rocks right at the bottom, that I'd like to see more of.

Oh, and I've been cutting down my descriptions recently, I think I've been pretty succinct (by my own rather rambling standards, this comment being a case in point).

Lovely shot :D
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midnight-creative Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Looks like it was well worth the effort.

Absolutely stunning.

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FasterThanChris Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Wow, this is absolutely amazing!
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
Very very cool indeed. Any chance and recovering some of the darks? Just a tad of detail would do well I feel. Great effort to get there :-)

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ahmedwkhan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
wonderful!
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