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Pebble Gold Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
Pebble Gold
Pebble Gold
Location: Cove Bay, Hopeman, Moray, Scotland.

A wonderful stony beach cascades steeply down into the glass clear waters that sloosh around in Cove Bay near Hopeman. The pale pebbles pick up the late afternoon sunlight and are painted gold. I got down as low as I could to emphasise their texture, they looked simply magnificent against an azure sky dashed with flecks of cumulus cloud. The whole scene just screamed colour and a polariser ensured that colour was rendered with astonishing clarity on Velvia film.
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Lynnmarie Daley
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    Just beautiful! Color is fabulous, detail crisp and DOF spot on. You said you used a you mind my asking which one? A winner!

7/19/2006 9:57:26 AM


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I really love this...the colors are just unbelievable and breathtaking!!!

7/19/2006 10:13:01 AM

Brinn MacDougall
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Stunning scenic, Ian!

7/19/2006 10:22:35 AM

Susana Heide
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Ian, this is the kind of photos most of us can only dream of taking!!! It is perfect in every way and a beautiful sight to behold!! A winner for sure! If you don't mind sharing I'd also be interested in knowing which polarizer you used.

7/19/2006 10:24:10 AM

Bishop Bastien
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Ian -- Ncely seen and captured! Have enjoyed your work on the Timecatcher's site...appreciate your posts!

Best regards -- Bishop

7/19/2006 11:23:42 AM

Ian D. Cameron

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Thanks to everybody for there kind comments. The polariser I use is an exceptionally large one with a camera thread of 95mm this is because it needs to fit my widest diameter lens namely a 55-100 zoom for the Pentax 67. It is a Heliopan circular polariser with a built in 81 series warm up filter which just removes the very slight cool cast that the polariser tends to give a scene. This size of filter is costly at nearly 175.00 but is much cheaper in the smaller sizes.

7/19/2006 11:33:06 AM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Really gorgeous!! Love the comp and colors!

7/19/2006 11:34:06 AM

Robin R.
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Beautiful image. The color is awesome.

7/19/2006 11:42:58 AM

Judy A. Lawhon
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Awesome, Ian!

7/19/2006 12:21:02 PM

Daniella Puente
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Excellent capture, the angle makes a lovely composition and colors are very real and good, congrats!

7/19/2006 1:51:38 PM

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7/22/2006 8:55:10 PM

Melissa Gurdus
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The minute I saw this I thought WINNER!!! This image is absolutely beautiful...the color are unbelievable...just georgous and your sharp focus makes this a stand out image, Ian!!!

7/22/2006 8:58:46 PM

Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Ian! :)

8/26/2006 3:05:11 PM

Serena Pierce

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Golden image!! Congratulations!!

8/26/2006 3:10:46 PM

Barbara Kile
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You did capture that golden momemt, Ian. Congratulations!

8/26/2006 3:52:18 PM

Julie Robinson
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist!

8/27/2006 12:03:17 AM

Lorri Shank
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The light on these rocks is just incredible, Ian. Congratulations!!!!

8/27/2006 4:02:55 PM

Thomas R. Wilson
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Congratulations Ian, beautiful!!!

8/28/2006 2:04:16 PM

Mick Burkey
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Love the lighting and the comp! Congratulations on the win, Ian. Beautiful work!!

8/28/2006 2:31:23 PM

Serena Pierce

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Congratulations on your win!

8/28/2006 2:37:54 PM

Jenny Bosmans
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Big congratulations on this fantastic winner, Ian! :)

8/28/2006 3:14:44 PM

Janine Russell
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Ian, excellent colors, detail, lighting, clarity and DOF; congratulations on your Second Place Win.

8/28/2006 6:17:55 PM

Ian D. Cameron

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Thank you everybody you are most generous in your support. All the best Ian.

8/29/2006 3:17:22 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Ian on this most deserving win! Jeff

8/29/2006 6:28:19 AM

Ronald F. Fischer
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Congratulations on this awesome winner!!

8/29/2006 9:57:31 AM

Nadya Johnson
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Ian, this is SO superb and SO astounding, it defies description!!! Congratulations on this AWESOME winner!!! The light truly is ethereal! So is everything about it: and I LOVE your writing, too! OUTSTANDING work! A Golden Oval VERY well deserved!!

8/29/2006 10:03:20 AM

Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations Ian on this well deserved winner!

8/29/2006 10:43:56 AM

Erica Murphy
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Congratulations on this beautiful contest winner Ian!!!


9/2/2006 9:44:46 AM

Melissa Gurdus
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In my prior comment, I predicted this would be a winner...well congratulations on this most deserving win, Ian!!!

9/2/2006 9:47:35 AM

Alton I. Vance
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This is beautiful work! Contratulations.

9/20/2006 11:49:21 PM

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