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Cantre'r Gwaelod
Cantre'r Gwaelod

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Challenge: 30 Seconds or More II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon MF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 AIS
Location: Wales
Date: Dec 29, 2012
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 30 secs
Date Uploaded: Dec 29, 2012

Cantre'r Gwaelod (english: The Lowland Hundred) is a Welsh mythological 'lost sunken kingdom''.

This is Tywyn beach not far from where i live now. At low tide during the winter months, or after particularly bad storms, the remains of a petrified forest appear when the sand is low. It's usually covered with sand most of the year around. These peat diggings are among the petrified tree roots and fallen trees.

First time i've used my ND10-stop filter for this kind of seascape and i'm pleased with the results so far. Also the first time i've put it on the manual focus 28mm ais- a good match. Could have done with some more exposure time perhaps but i forgot my cable release so it was 30 seconds (the longest before bulb on my camera) or nothing. Also my tripod is broken which is a pain so this was one of the few that came out without too much camera movement. Time for a new tripod i think.

Place: 5 out of 64
Avg (all users): 6.6738
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 6.2558
Avg (non-participants): 6.8571
Views since voting: 1657
Views during voting: 334
Votes: 141
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/12/2013 11:27:48 PM
THe white line on the stones is amazing. Congrats on HM!
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01/12/2013 09:39:26 PM
Great smooth feel and look to this and I love the shimmery blue tones. Congratulations on the HM.
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01/11/2013 12:52:00 PM
Knew this would have to finish well. Congrats on the HM.
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01/11/2013 12:50:34 PM
Congrats on the TT finish. I'm glad you managed to pull this off even with the broken tripod.
I was whining to my husband all throughout this challenge that I didn't have an ND filter, guess what we did last weekend? Went and bought one (I suspect so he can have some peace and quiet LOL). I got the Lee system, but not the Big Stopper. That'll have to wait a while...
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01/11/2013 03:26:43 AM
Great shot Clive. The interesting shapes are balanced perfectly with the dreamy sky.
Congrats on the HM!
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01/11/2013 01:41:13 AM
Magical. Definitely looks like the remains of an ancient civilization.
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01/11/2013 01:16:26 AM
This really is beautiful Clive, congrats on your HM :)

On your 10-stop filter and exposure; be sure to check that your filter is actually 10-stops. You may have the same Lee "Big Stopper" 10-stop filter I have. I read that they can actually vary by a stop or so, and sure enough mine turned out to be 11-stops when I checked it. A good thing to know as one stop (even amongst ten) can make quite a difference.
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01/11/2013 12:08:50 AM
Nice Clive, I gave you a 9.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/09/2013 12:43:39 AM
Great tones, interesting geometricish design in the intro. Excellent depth. Very nice light. Sweet stuff.
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01/08/2013 10:19:55 PM
great rock formation, nice composition and atmosphere!
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01/06/2013 01:04:34 AM
Smooth, smooth, beautiful!
I rated seven 8`s in this challenge...bumping this to a 9. It`s my fave.
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01/05/2013 05:30:48 PM
I wonder how many people know that this is the Welsh Atlantis? :>)

Very nice image in particular with the title - which, again, I'm not sure anybody on my side of the pond would recognize.

Very nice - I like it.
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01/05/2013 03:25:39 PM
IMO this is a top 5. Nice foreground and dramatic sky
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01/05/2013 10:32:11 AM
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01/05/2013 08:15:11 AM
Classic long exposure shot. Good tones and balance.
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