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Taken at Southerndown. I had just dropped my son off at the beach for his surf lifeguard practice, looked out to sea and there was an amazing storm with very grey sky and lightning, took a few shots and went home. My son said half an hour later he was in the sea surrounded by huge hail stones and lightning - needless to say he didn't stay in long!! The light was amazing though.

If anyone can advise me (through mods maybe?)on how to straighten a barrelled horizon - (do I use the tranform tool?) I'd be very grateful.

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:18-55mm
Title:Storm at sea
Username:Mari Mari
Uploaded:30 May 2005 - 6:45 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel
Votes:61
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NorthernEdge
NorthernEdge e2 Member 9535 forum postsNorthernEdge vcard England
30 May 2005 - 6:46 AM

woah!! very atmospheric image. super moody colours. really like this. great!
chris

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30 May 2005 - 6:52 AM

I normally use the transform - free transform. That said I do struggle. FG is fantastic!!!

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denka
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30 May 2005 - 6:52 AM

Fantastic looking beach - horizon capture! Love the action look it gets from those action filled clouds. Sry cant help you with the barrelled horizon.

denka

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mikears
mikears e2 Member 1086 forum postsmikears vcard Canada
30 May 2005 - 6:56 AM

This is an amazing shot!! Not sure what it is, because there doesn't seem to be a whole lot to look at - but the sky and it's reflection at very nice!!

Click
Mike

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Beardy
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30 May 2005 - 7:01 AM

very moody!

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KathyW
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30 May 2005 - 7:07 AM

Er....wow!!! I just love this!

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jellylegs
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30 May 2005 - 7:17 AM

Very nice. Lighting is very moody. Well done.
Trevor.

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angej
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30 May 2005 - 7:17 AM

Lovely shot:0)
Ange

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sandyb
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30 May 2005 - 7:26 AM

stunning shot. I love it. sandyb

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jaktis
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30 May 2005 - 7:29 AM

Almost surreal. I like especially the blue and the brown patches that contrasts each other

Peter

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Maddie
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30 May 2005 - 7:31 AM

very nice

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Hugeknot
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30 May 2005 - 7:33 AM

What great light and so well captured! Not sure about the barreled horizon, how did it get there? I would be tempted to leave it as a feature. What a shame you didn't get any lightening! That would have been the cherry on an already great cake.

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malleader
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30 May 2005 - 7:33 AM

Stunning image. Well done.

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TrevorB
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30 May 2005 - 7:33 AM

Great shot, with or without the curved horizon. The only advise on straightening it that I can give is to play with each of the things in edit-transform folder and see if any help.

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matmonty
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30 May 2005 - 7:34 AM

Lovely moody shot, and the light is great.

Mat

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Jouİo
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30 May 2005 - 7:53 AM

Fantastic shot, Mari!

Jouko

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Tom_H
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30 May 2005 - 7:54 AM

Very dramatic - great shot. Lovely contrasts in textures and light

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skydivemike
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30 May 2005 - 7:56 AM

Mari,
How do you do it?? There is always so much detail in you compositions it is like a storyboard. The detail on the foam, sand ,SKY and rocks are STUNNING. And just for good measure the light reflecting off the water on the left hand side lights up the scene. A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Mike

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
30 May 2005 - 7:57 AM

Thanks all so much for your comments.

Thanks Bill (elcid) for your mod and explanation of how to do it - very useful and it looks so much better now!

Mari Smile

edit: thanks Mike :}

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Tooth
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30 May 2005 - 8:26 AM

Hi Mari,

beautiful moody light again from you and lots to look at - great stuff again
Stephen

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katieb
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30 May 2005 - 8:39 AM

A stunning light, beautifully captured.
Katie

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AntonR
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30 May 2005 - 8:43 AM

Stunning photo!

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GillyB
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30 May 2005 - 8:46 AM

Great composition and detail!
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Westers
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30 May 2005 - 9:50 AM

Simple but so much to look at (contradiction? lol). Lovely light.

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
30 May 2005 - 10:24 AM

Thanks Stephen, Katie, Anton, Gill and Ian Smile

Mari

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pfheyes
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30 May 2005 - 10:39 AM

Hi Mari

Get the panotools plug-in for photoshop - it has a distortion correction tool that is perfect for this kind of thing.

Wonderful moody light - it's simplicity is it's strength.

Pete

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30 May 2005 - 10:57 AM

Stunning shot Mari.Hope you got shares in the car park,youre always there.Must cost you a fortune.LOL.
Andrew.

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30 May 2005 - 11:01 AM

Delighted to be your RC click on this excellent shot!

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
30 May 2005 - 11:04 AM

Thanks Pete, Andrew (I get a season ticket as my son is a surf lifesaver on the beach!)and Sam Smile
Mari

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30 May 2005 - 11:05 AM

Great colours and composition

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Ade_Osman
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30 May 2005 - 11:08 AM

I wouldn't dare to advise you on how to do landscapes Mari, because your far far better than I could ever wish to be.....What I will say is this, it's a really strong and powerful image as it is. But I'd try and straighten out the horizon if I could, rather like Elcid has done in his modded version!.....

Regards and hope all is well with you......Ade

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
30 May 2005 - 11:12 AM

Thanks Kelvin and Ade - i'm always open to helpful comments and have so much to learn, great place this though for help isn't it? Hope you and Sue are well too Ade.
MariSmile

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vfr400
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30 May 2005 - 12:15 PM

Beautifully captured Mari, love the reflection on the foreground water.

chris

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AdrianTurner
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30 May 2005 - 12:25 PM

Hi Mari, first off, this is great. As for the horizon, I dont think it has much barrelling to it, think it needs 0.73% CW rotation as it is straight (though not level) from the left edge to approx way across, from there on there seems to be a shadow area causing the impression that the horizon is barrelled. I may be wrong but that is how it looks to me.

Did you crop some of the right hand side? If not, the high spot of the horizon should be central if this is barrelling.

Adrian.

MOD posted.

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plutoman
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30 May 2005 - 12:47 PM

Fantastic light in this shot Mari, really well done on the comp..

Craig

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suzieosman
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30 May 2005 - 12:49 PM

I rather like the horizon, goes to prove the theory that the earth ain't flat Smile.....A stunning shot Mari.....Again!...Sue

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
30 May 2005 - 1:23 PM

Thanks Chris, Craig and Sue - great to hear from you and thanks for your comments.

Adrian thanks a lot - you could be right, i'd never thought of that. Your mod works well, and looks quite natural.

Mari Smile

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30 May 2005 - 1:25 PM

A grand image Mari, a pleasure to view :0)

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30 May 2005 - 1:26 PM

Glad to make it 40. Love it.

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TonyA
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30 May 2005 - 1:34 PM

This is an amazing shot, beautiful colors, lighting, reflections it has everything.
Congratulations, Mari.


Antonio

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30 May 2005 - 1:40 PM

Beautifully made mari.

Kris.

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brian13
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30 May 2005 - 1:45 PM

When using the lower end of a wide angle lens, one will get a broadened perspective on the expected viewpoint.
The resulting image will contain a dimension not normally seen by the naked eye.

But, all that said - at least it's straight-ish!

Brian.

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30 May 2005 - 2:09 PM

Well done Bron...!!

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
30 May 2005 - 2:12 PM

Thanks Steve, Ed, Antonio,Kris, Brian - thanks for the explanation, and Phil, much appreciated

Mari

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30 May 2005 - 2:23 PM

This is amazing! I really like the colours and the way the water seems to be retreating from the rocks in the foreground.
Charlotte

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30 May 2005 - 6:12 PM

beautiful image
sten

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30 May 2005 - 11:24 PM

sorry Mari,it is nice dont get me wrong, but the darkened center........ just doesnt do it for me, its just not suble enough, i think.
simon

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31 May 2005 - 12:58 AM

Amazing capture Mari . Aren't people wonderful on this site ? Always ready to help xx

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31 May 2005 - 2:17 AM

Great capture of light variation, well done Mari, makes a dramatic image.

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
31 May 2005 - 4:30 AM

Thanks Charlotte, Sten, Simon - not sure what you mean by subtle enough but I respect your comment and thanks, thanks Mavis and Eric too.

Mari Smile

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31 May 2005 - 5:26 AM

a fantastic image,a great moody shot.
click samantha

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31 May 2005 - 8:20 AM

Talk about a moody shot! Whew!
As far as earlier comments on the 'barreled horizon' it might just be the darker light on the right making it look curved. And on the comment about the dark middle, the clouds in teh middle are darker so the reflection in the middle is darker also. Nice one.
Patrick

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Mari
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31 May 2005 - 9:15 AM

Thanks Samantha and Patrick, much appreciated.

Mari Smile

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31 May 2005 - 11:17 AM

While I am no expert I think this image is both technically and compositionally as good as you can get.
Regards
Gerry

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31 May 2005 - 11:54 AM

looks good to me,a cracking image

click clint

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1 Jun 2005 - 7:01 AM

This is beautiful Mari. I love those reflections in the foreground. Great work. click

Joan

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1 Jun 2005 - 8:54 AM

Thanks Gerry, Clint and Joan Smile

Mari

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3 Jun 2005 - 4:11 AM

A superb atmosphere Mari. Excellent

John

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
3 Jun 2005 - 7:04 AM

Thanks John

Mari Smile

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gwyn h
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4 Jun 2005 - 6:07 AM

Beautifully atmospheric Mari, such excellent light. Very well taken.

Gwyn

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Mari
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4 Jun 2005 - 9:17 AM

Thanks Gwyn, hope Pembrokeshire was good

Mari Smile

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12 Jul 2005 - 4:33 AM

Another fine shot - Your portfolio is superb!

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