Hilbre Island in a more sombre mood!

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Comments (13)

Herb Riddle on October 4, 2011

Another look at this gorgeous little Island towards Wales, as the weather turns for the worst.

Randy Hall on October 5, 2011

Love it. Great rock formations. Very nice composition and mood with the stormy skies. Like

Cheers from Canada, Randy

rOberto on October 5, 2011

Mi piace molto questo scenario! Buona serata, Roberto

Mor@g on October 9, 2011

Like Morag

Free Wheels on October 10, 2011

Beautifully balanced scene. L

patano on October 14, 2011

Nice enquadre ! Beautiful shot and composition !

Best regards from


Have a nice day !

Warm greetings from Paolo, Italy.


els f on October 20, 2011

interesting place and also this composition is very good again... LIKE it and send you my best wishes!

Evgeny Shmelev on October 23, 2011

Well done! Excellent composition, great atmosphere! Like and compliments! Eugene

Herb Riddle on October 23, 2011

Randy,Roberto, Morag, Mark, Pat, Els and now Eugene, its great that you all enjoy this photo and agree that it was worth taking. Almost the last from this marvellous set of three tiny Islands of the coast of Cheshire and Lancashire. The best of the weather was now behind us and it was time for dark skies again, That is not always a bad thing with photo's like this. I have now mapped it for you. Many thanks for the likes.

Best wishes, Herb

Erik van den Ham on November 3, 2011

I think you did some HDR processing here? It makes the seascape look a little surreal, almost as a shot from a video game. Hope you're not in that same mood.....

Cheers, Erik

Herb Riddle on November 3, 2011

Ah, you see it Erik. The colours are roughly true - the rocks were red and laden with moss but the HDR brought out the clouds more and gave that tonal range that we recognise with our own eyes but never see with a normal range picture. Of course, taking three shots and melding them together, with the sea movement will always give it a surreal look as of course the sea is moving quickly between shots causing a blur of movement.

Best wishes, Herb

Steve Paxton on November 5, 2011

Herb i think you nailed this shot i think i should look more at HDR this i think is great. steve

Herb Riddle on November 5, 2011

Glad you like it Steve. Yep. pretty impossible to catch these scenes correctly using normal techniques. Herb

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 4, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Herb Riddle
    • Camera: E-410
    • Taken on 2011/09/24 13:36:23
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 14.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100