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Inspired by Master - Joe Cornish



As one of my learning processes, I’ve studied the works of different photographic masters and
have been inspired by them, especially Joe Cornish.

Joe Cornish is one of Britain's most distinguished landscape photographers and is best known for his coastal works.
Prominent foreground features, wide depth of field and saturated colours;
combining fantastic cloudscapes with beautiful coastal scenery and blurred sea waves have become Joe's distinctive and influential style.
His portrait and square frame presentations further differentiate him from other landscape photographers.

Joe loves using an Ebony 4 x 5in field camera with 90mm (super-wide-angle), 110mm (wide-angle) and 150mm (standard) lenses.
Sometimes, neutral density (ND) graduated filters were used to balance extreme light conditions
and colour filters were used to make his pictures much more dramatic.

Joe prefers shooting in early morning and early evening;
making use of natural light and the glowing pink/golden luminosity.

As Hong Kong is a concrete jungle,
I've struggled to do landscape work approaching the quality of Joe, but I'll continue to try.

The pictures in this gallery are more or less follow Joe's style but with my own approach.
They were processed with ZERO photoshop (except the photo frame).
Only slight adjustments to tonal levels and sharpness were applied thru' Nikon Capture NX.

I welcome any comments, suggestions and/or criticisms.
Sunset at Shing Mun Reservoir
Sunset at Shing Mun Reservoir
Reflections of Morning Light
Reflections of Morning Light
Lonely
Lonely
Shells
Shells
Green in the Golden Light
Green in the Golden Light
Yellow Glow
Yellow Glow
Breaks the Long Silence
Breaks the Long Silence
The First Rays
The First Rays
Painted by Waves
Painted by Waves
A Cloud of Spray
A Cloud of Spray
Wild Surf
Wild Surf
The Gateway to the World
The Gateway to the World
Tranquil Sea
Tranquil Sea
Low Tide Beach
Low Tide Beach
Cloud Never Fails...
Cloud Never Fails...
Moment of Silence
Moment of Silence
Low Tide in the Rising Sun
Low Tide in the Rising Sun
Bathed in Rhythms
Bathed in Rhythms
Sunset
Sunset
Another View of the Seal
Another View of the Seal
Dragon Head
Dragon Head
A Yelping Seal
A Yelping Seal
Strong Wind and Wild Waves
Strong Wind and Wild Waves
Wild Sky
Wild Sky
Went Wild
Went Wild
Started Painting
Started Painting
A Dreaming World
A Dreaming World
Right Before Too Bright
Right Before Too Bright
Never Disappoint
Never Disappoint
Big Buddha From Afar
Big Buddha From Afar
Sedimentary Rock
Sedimentary Rock
Silent and Peaceful Morning
Silent and Peaceful Morning
Gleams of Rising Sun
Gleams of Rising Sun
After a Long Night
After a Long Night
Bright But Soft Moonlight
Bright But Soft Moonlight
Crashing Tide
Crashing Tide
Hauling Off for Sunset
Hauling Off for Sunset
Harmony
Harmony
Returning Home
Returning Home
Magic Moment
Magic Moment
Mountains or  Water, Which One Do You Like?
Mountains or Water, Which One Do You Like?
The Last Evening Light
The Last Evening Light
Diminishing Tradition
Diminishing Tradition
The Last Minute of Sky Break
The Last Minute of Sky Break
Dawn Breaks
Dawn Breaks
The First Light
The First Light
Golden Grains
Golden Grains
Dragon
Dragon
Encroaching Tide
Encroaching Tide
Hero
Hero
Golden Light
Golden Light
Gives Lives to Rocks
Gives Lives to Rocks