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Absolute Solitude by DrewHopper Absolute Solitude by DrewHopper
This is where I spend most my time. Less than a 2 minute drive and I'm in paradise. I absolutely love the beaches along the East Coast of Australia. Most afternoons I head down to an empty coastline, not a soul on the beach. This is why I love photography, the solitude.

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cutemuffinNn Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful photo...i love it :love:
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Schroe03 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Featured in [link] - SOLITUDE :gallery:
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dwth Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 106/7/8/9th .:wave:
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teddy5 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Brilliant. The more I look at your gallery the more I see that I like. I understand exactly what you mean about finding yourself in this sort of place. When I was studying I used to drive about 30 miles to find a really quiet beach when lectures were over for the day, then I'd walk till there wasn't enough light. Used to do the same thing when I was teaching - end of the day... show me the beach! I can't think when surrounded by people rabbiting on about "small things." I love people in small doses. My professional work is all about helping others overcome their fears. Time out is invigorating for me. I love the desert, the bush, the coasts!
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GodSaveTheEmoz Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Student Photographer
hiya, before i comment i wanted to tell you i just added you :love:
90% of my deviations from AUSphotography has been from you :giggle:

so... woah :omfg:
i love it :love:
the colours are nice and striking, they just jump out to me :D
although in my opinion the sky seems to dull the over all impact of the photo,
it by no means kills it.
i love the "woosh back" effect. :D or possible forward, i cant tell :giggle:
Slow shutter speed or a filter? either way its great :D
i think my favourite part is the sheen over the sand, its as if the water isnt there

sorry for my not such a great comment, its hot over here!
anywho, great work :clap:
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
Great colours dude, especially in the foreground. Its almost has a glassy effect... the wider crop works well too:thumbsup:
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks Cain :)
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Tantalizing-chaos Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
wonderful work :)
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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benjaminlea Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010   Photographer
Great shot Drew, can I ask what the meta data is?

I'm guessing only 2 seconds or somewhere there abouts?

The water looks like glass - Simply beautiful
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
Can't remember but it was much longer than 2 seconds.
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Garnet5288 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Beautiful!!
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010   Photographer
Lovely shot. I wish I lived close to a beach like that. :D
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you, it's great living so close to such beautiful beaches.
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010   Photographer
I can't complain....I live close to a lot of good things, too....but we always want what we don't have. :D
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JessicaValerie-n-Co Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Student General Artist
Australia does have some amazing beaches doesn't it?
this photo is so beautiful, I love all the colours. :heart:
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Estrellame Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hipnotic!
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HelloElizabeth Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It's beautiful. It makes me wanna go there.
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redblackishrose Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Such a peaceful picture, i love all the light calm colors. Is that where you live? You are so lucky
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madrush08 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Did you get the 100mm hitech filters, or a different size?

Your photography has been really exceptional lately. Keep up the good work.
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Nah I got the cheaper smaller ones, can't remember the sizing sorry. Glad you think so mate, keep watching :)
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madrush08 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
They seem to work fine for you wide angle stuff, may have to consider those. Do they fit into the p-holder by cokin?
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
Sure do.
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madrush08 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
you just gave me something to think about then. I was all set for the larger ones.
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
So was I until I found out they fit the p-series holder.
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010   Photographer
wasn't sure about this one compositionally when I first saw it but it's really grown on me, it's all about that movement leading the eye in.. really nice all round exposure and of course great colours in the sky
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Yeah I agree with you, hence why this is an old photo which I only just processed. At first I wasn't sure about the composition but it grew on me. Glad you like it man.
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justeline Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Absolute perfection!
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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lori77 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
Have I already told you that this is an awesome shot! ;)
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Maybe, but thank you :)
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Very nice soft colour palette in this one mate, really nicely composed as well. Couldn't agree more on your comments as well, solitude man. Definitely need to catch a flight down under to visit these beautiful locations with you!
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you Phil. Come for next weekend, going camping at a new spot, Cameron said it's the perfect camping spot for star trails cause there's no light source.
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
If only mate, I'd be there! Going to see about time off from work, and flights though... I'll let you know dates, and see if it's OK with you :D
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cell40 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
WOW!!!This photo is very beautiful!!!
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Really nice soft tones :D
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks mate, glad you like it :)
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Annithetrue Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010   Photographer
Wow...
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010   General Artist
stunner mate :nod: Love the motion :D
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks Dan!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010   General Artist
welcome!
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kelly90 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
so beautiful!!!
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icedreamer56 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
I second all that's been said already!!!

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Noncsi28 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Wow! It's wonderful!
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SeptSky Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
This exudes peacefulness Drew! Lot the soft tones to it and the long exposure is perfect! Excellent shot! :clap:
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TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful shot
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lucye82 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
absolutely stunning place! great shot, too! :)
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you Lucy :)
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lucye82 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
u're welcome! :)
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tishdafish Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Aussie beaches are the best, the main reason I would never live anywhere but here. But your so lucky to live so close to a beach, I have a half-hour drive to one.

Amazing capture! Well done!
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