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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
30 May 2005 - 6:46 AM

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

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smourt  1080 forum posts
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
denka  9 Finland
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  986 forum posts 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
Beardy  979 forum posts United Kingdom
30 May 2005 - 7:01 AM

very moody!

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KathyW
KathyW  101793 forum posts Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2005 - 7:07 AM

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

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jellylegs
jellylegs  1059 forum posts Ireland
30 May 2005 - 7:17 AM

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

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angej  9477 forum posts United Kingdom
30 May 2005 - 7:17 AM

Lovely shot:0)
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sandyb  1034 forum posts United Kingdom
30 May 2005 - 7:26 AM

stunning shot. I love it. sandyb

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
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  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2005 - 7:31 AM

very nice

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Hugeknot
Hugeknot  91212 forum posts Iceland2 Constructive Critique Points
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 e2 Member 11malleader vcard United Kingdom
30 May 2005 - 7:33 AM

Stunning image. Well done.

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TrevorB
TrevorB  11 Canada
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  9119 forum posts United Kingdom
30 May 2005 - 7:34 AM

Lovely moody shot, and the light is great.

Mat

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Jou©o
Jou©o  1056 forum posts Finland
30 May 2005 - 7:53 AM

Fantastic shot, Mari!

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Tom_H  948 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2005 - 7:54 AM

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

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skydivemike
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  101825 forum posts 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  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
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 e2 Member 10255 forum postskatieb vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2005 - 8:39 AM

A stunning light, beautifully captured.
Katie

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AntonR  9
30 May 2005 - 8:43 AM

Stunning photo!

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GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2005 - 8:46 AM

Great composition and detail!
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Westers
Westers  93905 forum posts Burkina Faso1 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2005 - 9:50 AM

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

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Mari
Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
30 May 2005 - 10:24 AM

Thanks Stephen, Katie, Anton, Gill and Ian Smile

Mari

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pfheyes  10254 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
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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proberts  10218 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
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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bassan  11
30 May 2005 - 11:01 AM

Delighted to be your RC click on this excellent shot!

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Mari  101825 forum posts 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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silburkp  9 England
30 May 2005 - 11:05 AM

Great colours and composition

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Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
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  101825 forum posts 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  12886 forum posts
30 May 2005 - 12:15 PM

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

chris

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AdrianTurner
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  9347 forum posts
30 May 2005 - 12:47 PM

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

Craig

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suzieosman  1066 forum posts United Kingdom
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  101825 forum posts 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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IRaddict  1134 forum posts
30 May 2005 - 1:25 PM

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

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edrhodes  9521 forum posts United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2005 - 1:26 PM

Glad to make it 40. Love it.

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TonyA  9 Spain
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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Kris_Dutson
30 May 2005 - 1:40 PM

Beautifully made mari.

Kris.

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brian13
brian13  10218 forum posts
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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amaryllis  10120 forum posts
30 May 2005 - 2:09 PM

Well done Bron...!!

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Mari  101825 forum posts 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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ChazB e2 Member 964 forum postsChazB vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
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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siderath  11322 forum posts England
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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Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
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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ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2005 - 2:17 AM

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

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Mari  101825 forum posts 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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jacquienewsham
31 May 2005 - 5:26 AM

a fantastic image,a great moody shot.
click samantha

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PatrickSmith
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  101825 forum posts Wales
31 May 2005 - 9:15 AM

Thanks Samantha and Patrick, much appreciated.

Mari Smile

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maroondah  11239 forum posts Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
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

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joan duckett
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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Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
1 Jun 2005 - 8:54 AM

Thanks Gerry, Clint and Joan Smile

Mari

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John_Duckett
3 Jun 2005 - 4:11 AM

A superb atmosphere Mari. Excellent

John

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Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
3 Jun 2005 - 7:04 AM

Thanks John

Mari Smile

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gwyn h  10432 forum posts
4 Jun 2005 - 6:07 AM

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

Gwyn

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Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
4 Jun 2005 - 9:17 AM

Thanks Gwyn, hope Pembrokeshire was good

Mari Smile

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MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2005 - 4:33 AM

Another fine shot - Your portfolio is superb!

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