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The title refers to the fact that I was very lucky to come away with any usable images from this shoot. Arriving about half an hour before Dawn at the Stade in Hastings I met Clive Burrow. We were both optimistic as the Sky looked as if it was clearing but unfortunately as soon as the camera kit came out the rain arrived. After 45 minutes of being rain lashed and wind buffeted we gave up the fight against the rain drops on the filters and retired to a local cafe. Refreshed by a hot brew we decided to have another try. This shot was taken during the re-visit. The conditions hadn't improved but I think we were both determined not to waste the visit.
Derek

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 Nov 2012 - 10:15 AM
Focal Length:17mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/10sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
White Balance:Manual
Title:Against All Odds
Username:derekhansen derekhansen
Uploaded:6 Nov 2012 - 6:44 AM
Tags:East sussex, Fishing boats, General, Hastings, Landscape / travel, The stade
Votes:53

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MattB1987
MattB1987 e2 Member 2406 forum postsMattB1987 vcard England
6 Nov 2012 - 6:50 AM

Very nice!I like the movement capture on the boat and to moody sea lurking behind, work really well! A great sense of depth in the image!
Matt

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 7:24 AM

Aw love this one Derek! Well done for persevering, wonderful moody sky, makes a great background for RX310! I like the sense of movement captured in those flags too - Fab' work! Smile

Sarah *

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 41107 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 7:28 AM

Nice capture Derek looks like the problem i had on sunday morning. got a couple of usable images myself. the sky in yours looks like you took this on sunday too.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 7:29 AM

I really like the atmosphere created by the blue and grey tones. The movement in the flags shows the windy conditions. A wild image Derek! Glad you got something for your efforts.
Ann

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 7:56 AM

love the pov derek brilliant detail wonderful colour and tones a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 9:02 AM

Well worked here Derek, do well in those conditions to get a usable image
Regards Richard

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BillyGoatGruff
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6 Nov 2012 - 9:08 AM

Well persevered, Derek. Lovely and moody.

Bill

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WhiteRose1
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6 Nov 2012 - 10:16 AM

You've certainly captured 'wild & windy', Derek. The movement in the flags makes it for me.

Dave

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francisg
francisg  10703 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 10:32 AM

Your efforts have certainly paid off in this. It is a great capture.

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom94 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 10:46 AM

That sky holds a lot of drama as does the choppy sea. There's plenty of FG interest in the boat but the overall comp is nice and uncluttered. The limited palette works very well, enhancing the deceptive simplicity and increasing the impact of the image. Like Dave I like the movement of the flags, to me they look like ethereal flaming brands! Smile

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5184 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 12:13 PM

Thanks everyone. As a few have stated the flags give the image a real boost.


Quote: Nice capture Derek looks like the problem i had on sunday morning. got a couple of usable images myself. the sky in yours looks like you took this on sunday too.

Yes we were then on Sunday. Clive came better prepared for the weather than me as he had a camera cover and plenty of lens cloths. Lesson learnt, I have now ordered a few more cloths and a couple of camera covers.

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PaulHolloway
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6 Nov 2012 - 12:26 PM

Great bad weather image, Derek.

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 10248 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 1:03 PM

Wild weather has produced a great image here Derek. Definately a reward for not giving in.
Smile

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 1:13 PM

The sea looks angry and the flags are ripping themselves apart in the wind, a great save from a near disastrous day. Ell done to you Derek.

Dougie

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Daisymaye
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6 Nov 2012 - 1:28 PM

It makes for something a bit different with those wind swept things on the end of the poles. Must have been some morning. Great shot.....Sandy

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fazzer
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6 Nov 2012 - 2:17 PM

Great shot,love the menacing sky and the flags
Rgds
Jeremy

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Bonvilston
6 Nov 2012 - 2:21 PM

Worth the effort ! i love the way the flags seem to be almost transparent. Niec colours...peter

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 4:04 PM

Good to see you both came away with something to show from the trip...

Superb in every respect Derek...

Mike

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clive burrow
clive burrow e2 Member 1071 forum postsclive burrow vcard United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 - 4:50 PM

Nicely done Derek, definetly worth getting wet for. That cuppa was a real live saver Wink

Clive

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6 Nov 2012 - 9:03 PM

Determination is clearly what was needed. Excellent, brooding image
Alun

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bill33
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6 Nov 2012 - 9:36 PM

Well worth the effort and re visit Derek, your low viewpoint with the strong wind and threatening sky make for a great image, Very well done, Bill.

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chris-p
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6 Nov 2012 - 9:36 PM

Super image ..and a reminder for extra cloths for me tooSmile

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dmhuynh72
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7 Nov 2012 - 9:08 AM

It looks so windy and cold, it is good you got something to show for your effort.
regards
Yung

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wolfy
wolfy  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 - 10:24 AM

Excellent POV and very moody and dramatic, worth going back for Wink

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 7:50 AM

Well this certainly reflects the conditions you have described. The movement in the flags and the threatening sky make this stand out as an image .
Helen

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8 Nov 2012 - 9:49 AM


Quote: Well this certainly reflects the conditions you have described. The movement in the flags and the threatening sky make this stand out as an image .
Helen

The temptation was to 'brighten' this up in PS but that would not been a true reflection of the conditions.

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DonMc
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10 Nov 2012 - 4:36 PM

Wow! great capture and combination of shutterspeed and exposure!

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andmolliethedog

movement makes it.

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