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Another image from my visit to Downhill beach on Saturday. I merged 3 images together and then tried my hand at dodging and burning in Elements. Would appreciate your views in regards to this.

Thanks to one and all who voted and left comments on my previous posting. A special thanks to Valery (ValeryAst), John (Jdinne) and Kathryn (Abeeror2) for their much appreciated UAs

Jim

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 18-270mm Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Feb 2013 - 9:22 AM
Focal Length:46mm
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:0.4sec
ISO:100
Title:Downhill Beach
Username:canonfan canonfan
Uploaded:4 Feb 2013 - 8:55 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Sea;beach;sunrise
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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 8:57 PM

A lovely image with beautiful colours
Ju

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 9:11 PM

A great image, Jim - I love the 'big' sea and the colours of the background as well as the rocks in the foreground!SmileSmile
Excellent!

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2173 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 9:15 PM

A great image with lovely coloursSmile
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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
4 Feb 2013 - 9:27 PM

Beautiful scene Jim, love the colours,
Fred.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5241 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 9:40 PM

Nice Image! I Like it!!

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
4 Feb 2013 - 10:04 PM

Wonderful Jim

John

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 10:20 PM

Delicate tones and light. Love the texture in those well placed rocks.

Ann

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 10:20 PM

Great composition on a lovely landscape shot

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abeeror2
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4 Feb 2013 - 10:27 PM

Amazing light and colours,very beautiful!SmileSmile

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kel55
kel55 e2 Member 2kel55 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 10:44 PM

Great photo , pink colours set the scene really well , nice shot JIm.

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HuddersfieldHil
HuddersfieldHil e2 Member 1HuddersfieldHil vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 10:49 PM

I love the pinks in here Jim but I would love to see the original unadulterated versions before you dodged and burnedSmile

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
4 Feb 2013 - 10:52 PM

Just gorgeous|! Ann.

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luckybry
luckybry e2 Member 4luckybry vcard Scotland
4 Feb 2013 - 10:54 PM

realy like this one jIM realy stands out grt lighting cpatured perfectley

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 11:17 PM

Good strong fg and like the glow cast over the land by the lovely sky.
Joan.

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
4 Feb 2013 - 11:17 PM

Love the forground colours Jim, nice composition but I am not sure of the pink colour at the back.
ElenaSmileSmileSmile

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 11:27 PM

A beautiful composition and very good blend.
The only thing which niggles for me are the lights in the distance
being too pink.
The sky is wonderful and you don't seem to have overdone the dodging and burning.
It's great that you're trying out all this new stuff Jim.
It would be interesting to see the original of this one.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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debu
debu e2 Member 4debu vcard India
4 Feb 2013 - 11:33 PM

Lovely image with nice foreground details.
debu

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 11:45 PM

beautiful scene well taken.

billy

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milky
milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
5 Feb 2013 - 12:18 AM

Nice colour great detail A1---------MilkyWink

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 12:49 AM

brilliant colour and detail jim love the processing cracking work nice one Wink
andy

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mbc2151
mbc2151  4 United States
5 Feb 2013 - 1:54 AM

Very lovely+++

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
5 Feb 2013 - 4:19 AM

This is an excellent photo Jim !! very well timed and taken SmileGrinGrinGrin

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 6:33 AM

Gorgeous image with beautiful colours.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Good on you Jim Giving something a go and you did well good foreground detail in V1 maybe a touch to much pink in the distance but I like v1 best all in all nice one.

John

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 9:17 AM

Very Nicely Done.................John

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digital_boi
5 Feb 2013 - 10:41 AM

a good bit of play Jim has worked well

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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NDODS
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5 Feb 2013 - 10:56 AM

A beautiful coastal vista Jim, one which is full of beautiful colour and light. The variant has been very well worked, however for me the tint looks slightly overdone. So for today I shall opt for image number one "Au natural"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Jat_Riski
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5 Feb 2013 - 12:23 PM

Great work.

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Fefe
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5 Feb 2013 - 12:43 PM

Well I really like itSmile it might be a little pink................. and has kate said the lights on the left look a bit over done (They look bright yellow and red on my screen) Maybe they would be better to go completey............
I am just trying out this sort of stuff, and it makes a great difference, Overall I think it is a great improvementGrinGrin
Diane

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leontari
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5 Feb 2013 - 2:51 PM

A lovely image, well captured
Effrossini

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 3:23 PM

Lovely image Jim, I like both versions.

Ray

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
5 Feb 2013 - 5:11 PM

Two great photo's Jim, like both also, great to nip back and forth from one to the other, looks like a pink thunderstorm, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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bobsblues
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5 Feb 2013 - 6:11 PM

Top class work Jim lets have some more please.
Rob

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lesliea
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5 Feb 2013 - 7:23 PM

Beautiful image JIm I like the first image Jim well taken.
Allen,Smile

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carper123
carper123  280 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 8:22 PM

Two superb variants, Jim, v1 is stunning, great foreground interest adds to the picture, great composition as well.
Nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 9:00 PM

Lovely work Jim..Lin

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 10:48 PM

Two interesting images V2 is my favourite sorry can't comment on your doging and burning I have n o experience of the technic - Elizabeth xx

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fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 11:17 PM

V1 is top class, Jim. Superbly worked SmileSmile

Lavina

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2013 - 11:58 PM

Bumpy beach, Jim!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
AniaWink

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Ayoob
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6 Feb 2013 - 3:12 AM

Beautiful capture........GrinGrinGrin

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Chinga
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6 Feb 2013 - 4:42 AM

This is very beautiful.... V2 gets the vote today! Grin
IB

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User_Removed
6 Feb 2013 - 9:02 AM

Two super images Jim, No1 gets the vote.
Regards, Alf.

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6 Feb 2013 - 7:49 PM

Beautiful...really beautiful;
Lillian

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6 Feb 2013 - 9:15 PM

Great Capture Jim beautiful work on both---------MilkyWink

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RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 2:33 AM

Interesting to read your opening remarks up top, Jim: it's a nicely composed coastal scene but captured under rather flat light and with little contrast in the image. It is perhaps marginally OOF and I am wondering with a shutter speed of 0.4 sec. you were supporting the camera on a rock. but if using a tripod there may have been slight movement of it during exposure.
You have made a good attempt at enhancing the shot in V 1 although you may have warmed it up a little too much.
Might be worth going back to the original and having a look at the histogram and checking both the black and white ends of the graph: the other thing that might work would be to increase contrast, possibly brightness and only then thinking about enhancing colour saturation, but being careful not to overdo the last as it could produce a very unnatural result.
Not sure if any of this is of help but it is offered with the best of intent.
Ronnie.
PS. It occurs to me that when asking for advice as you have, it might be worth while permitting Modifications, as other members could then apply whatever processing they feel useful, and you would be able to view the results too..........R.

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Mototaur
Mototaur e2 Member 126 forum postsMototaur vcard England
16 Mar 2013 - 5:32 PM

stunning beach and love the colours . great creativity Jim GrinGrinGrin

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