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The story is of the siren, the lady of the sea. She sends her ravens out to sea to terrorise the foul crew to madness resulting in another ship wreck, like the anchor on the shore. The storm will pass and the sun will shine once again...she keeps balance.

The photo, again everything is from Whitby, UK. The lady has another ladies hair on as her original hair was a bit tatty and pinned up in buns, the raven was an orniment in a shop. The anchor was actually on the beach, not sure if it was an anchor or an old sea breaker, but it looked interesting. The birds I drew on my wacom and then saved it as a brush, I am sure they will come in handy again, I just drew a few then replicated them and decreased their size. Rays of sun is the aged old trick of radial blur on rendered clouds, nothing exciting but I do use it now and again.

Time, gee this took forever, I have so many versions of it. My favourite version is much more moody and dark, but poop for competitions as judges like to tick boxes and so changed it to conform to standards and make it more easy to look at =) So all in all about 30 hours. The hair alone took about 3 hours. It shouldn't have taken that long, it was only because of the version changes and the time does not always equal a good result, but I think I am at a point where this is finished now.

I know it is going to be very different from your deckchairs and kids playing in sand shots, but hey this is British seaside ^^

Brand:Canon
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Apr 2012 - 2:54 PM
Focal Length:82mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/3200sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Storm Siren
Username:K_T K_T
Uploaded:7 Jul 2012 - 10:46 AM
Votes:Voting Disabled

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tonyguitar
22 May 2012 - 1:21 AM

Elvira and Sophia in one. Well done.. Count me in! TG

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Deep_Bhatia
22 May 2012 - 5:15 AM

Wonderful stunning image. Superb. Deep

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 5:45 AM

Wow -- A lot of work but it sure paid off.
-=\Walter

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 6:20 AM

i really admire your stunning images, great work.
ant.

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MattB1987
MattB1987 e2 Member 3444 forum postsMattB1987 vcard England
22 May 2012 - 6:44 AM

Stunning shot, you're images are amazing, you've truly mastered photoshop!
Well done, i think an award will be coming your way!
Matt

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ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 7:17 AM

Sorry not time to talk...
Vote from me...

Dave

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JohnChambersPhotography

A true work of art, well put together, time very well spent I say, 10++++

John

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 8:33 AM

what can i say, a fabulous result. love the accompanying narrative. lesley

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sherring
sherring  746 forum posts United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 8:39 AM

Superb image again from you. Love it.

Steve.

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 10:01 AM

Another amazing creation, inspirational Grin

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franken
franken e2 Member 123270 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 10:09 AM

Excellent work here.

Ken

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LesF
LesF  8178 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 12:41 PM

More superb work from you KT, it is so interesting to read how you put these together, 30 plus hrs wow, I hope you do well in the comps, you deserve too both form the time put into them and a visual point, they tell a story,besides they look great.


LesF

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K_T
K_T  2 United Kingdom
22 May 2012 - 1:46 PM

Thank you all and Mr Editor, had some lovely messages on this and previous images. The best comments are the ones where people tell me how it encourages them to create...in and out of the camera. If I made you smile today then that makes me smile too.

I've added the original of the lady in the before version upload as I know some of you love seeing the befores, I know I certainly do. See some of your profiles and there is a lot of excellent work out there that I think wow, wish I could have taken that photo.

No marriage offers on this photo yet though...still giggling to myself about the Avenger image =P

KT x

Last Modified By K_T at 22 May 2012 - 1:47 PM

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 2:10 PM

not surprised to see the EC, and the other awards. liked seeing the before pic too. looking forward to seeing more, although have neither the skill or patience to do this myself. lesley

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44301 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 8:27 AM

Am I the only contender in the marriage stakes? Lucky for me, but not so lucky for you, KTWink

More excellent work here, I see. You have set yourself a high and difficult standard to live up to.Smile

Malc

Last Modified By saltireblue at 23 May 2012 - 8:28 AM

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 8:35 AM

Amazing skills you have.

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Tricia
Tricia e2 Member 9325 forum postsTricia vcard Ireland
23 May 2012 - 9:40 AM

Wow! Simply Amazing!

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91929 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 10:10 AM

Superb creation - dedication well rewarded here. Amazing PS skills.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2012 - 2:30 PM

Well worked image KT, congrats on the EC.
Regards Richard

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1881  2 India
27 May 2012 - 7:54 PM

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Regards - SANJEEV

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Rollover
Rollover  5 United Kingdom
29 May 2012 - 10:27 PM

Great imagination to come up with this image.
I agree work like this does inspire.
Graham

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h4rsx
h4rsx  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2012 - 12:55 AM

Patience of a saint. Fantastic! Wink

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Austin_Thomas
9 Jun 2012 - 10:17 AM

WOW WOW WOW.

T__K Your are the best. There is no second place in your life . This is class and thanks for sharing the before and after versions. It is a real insight into what can be achieved. You have inspired me and I have decided I'm sticking with Birds on Sticks.

Well done on your EC. We will be seeing this image a lot more and rightly so.

Mr Thomas

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K_T
K_T  2 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2012 - 10:25 AM

Your a boob Mr Austin =P

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