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Location: Reculver, Kent, England
Date: 22 March 2013

Born in Canterbury, Kent, in 1971, I have always been surrounded by beautiful countryside and varied and diverse coastline. Photography has become an outlet for expressing my love for the region.

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  • billyboy
    billyboyover 1 year ago

    So cool to see this in monochrome Stuart, and I personally think it outweighs any take on this view I’ve ever seen. I already appreciate that you’re a master of the art of shutter speed technique… but the dynamic you’ve achieved with the cascading water is stunning and it makes this image one of the post powerful I’ve seen in ages.
    I think it has to do with the contrast between the still of the evening and the turbulence of the water… as if nothing will ever calm the beast.
    Perfect framing and use of natural light. Wow.
    This is masterful work mate !!

  • Wow, that is some comment and a half BB (and I didn’t realise I hadn’t really been “on” here for nearly a week before seeing this wonderful comment).

    Never the master, always the experimenter, trying a variations until I get the lucky one. Taken in the mid afternoon with a stack of ND grads on, experimenting between turning some upside down the balance between the sky and the sea when lit by the sun and the dark water outlet and Towers took a lot of mucking about.

    I have been trying to get the “great” shot from here for about five years now and still waiting for the peak conditions and hope I can one day get the colour version I can picture in my mind.

    Thanks again for the rocking comment BB :)

    – Stuart Chapman

  • Irina Chuckowree
    Irina Chuckowreeover 1 year ago

    Billyboy is right – it’s one of the best images of Reculver Towers!

  • Wow, thanks very much Irina, very kind of you.

    – Stuart Chapman

  • collpics
    collpicsover 1 year ago

    Great shot, the movement composition and processing of the shot are perfect.

  • Thanks very much indeed, very kind

    – Stuart Chapman

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibover 1 year ago

    What a beauty Stuart! Superb mood and composition. Worked really well in b&w. Love it.

  • Cheers Arfan, very kind

    – Stuart Chapman

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 1 year ago

    You did exactly the right thing going for monochrome here Stu! Fabulous!!!

  • Cheers Mel, I played around with the colour one for hours, before going back to the Raw file and starting again in monochrome.

    – Stuart Chapman

  • Antoinette B
    Antoinette Bover 1 year ago

    Everything Billyboy said …. I would like to repeat !!
    Sorry if this sounds lazy ….. but he is so right & has written a great comment !!

  • Thanks so much Antoinette, not lazy at all, just very kind

    – Stuart Chapman

  • Roddy Atkinson
    Roddy Atkinsonover 1 year ago

    Masterful shutter control for flow effects Stuart, cracking work mate!

  • Cheers Roddy, been experimenting with stacking ND grands in the middle of the day

    – Stuart Chapman

  • shutterbug261
    shutterbug261over 1 year ago

    outstanding!!! the tones are incredible

  • Thanks very much Michael

    – Stuart Chapman

  • gaziola
    gaziolaover 1 year ago

    Skillfully done Stuart

  • Thank you Gary

    – Stuart Chapman

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 1 year ago

    Awesome image and work Stuart!

  • Cheers Roy

    – Stuart Chapman

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