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I suppose we all go thro it. I've been having a bit of a crisis of confidence of late, probably due to not much in the way of new material and trying too many things processing wise.

So this might be the last upload for a while. I will continue to visit and get ideas.

Anyway this is an old image completely reprocessed.

I used CS5's HDR facility, which I found quite good, tho the noise is a problem in colour images (I actually like it in mono's) - tho I don't do many HDR's these days
I then used Silver EFEX Pro 2, to be honest the jurys still out, I'm not sure its really for me and how I want my images to look, but hey ho.

Anyway let me know what you think, honestly please.

I was trying for a slightly surreal effect. I've left the people in (dont know if you will see them at 1000px, but for me they give the image something else).

Final words really just my thoughts are with the family of a good friend who's funeral it is tomorrow, he was only 51.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:10.0-20.0 mm f/4.0-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Jun 2009 - 8:11 PM
Focal Length:10mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:0.7sec
Exposure Comp:+4
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Under the boardwalk
Username:Nick_w Nick_w
Uploaded:9 Oct 2011 - 6:07 PM
Tags:Black & white, Digitally manipulated, Landscape / travel, Saltburn
Votes:50

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Sean_Dillon
9 Oct 2011 - 6:12 PM

Wow if youve got a crisis of confidence and your producing images like this - im gonna delete my full album - this is QUALITY!
John

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2011 - 6:24 PM

This is excellent, love it!!!!
Kaleena

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2011 - 6:41 PM

Love it mate ... end of!!!

Ya know where we are if you need owt mate.

Paul

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2011 - 6:51 PM

Excellent, mate.
We all gone through that sort of period. But no doubt you will come back stronger and better.

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England241 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2011 - 6:55 PM

The people in the shot are a nice touch Nick.
Nothing wrong with this from my seat Smile

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 534 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2011 - 7:02 PM

class shot from a very talented photographer

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2011 - 7:22 PM

Don't be to hard on yourself Nick, works well this.

Silver Efex will work the way you want it too, takes time and a lot of experimenting but it's all in that box I asure you Nick, just be patience and keeping working bit by bit witrh it, you'll see it will come.


LesF

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2011 - 7:27 PM

A most inspiring image, I like what you have done toning wise---

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MikeH
MikeH  9217 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2011 - 7:54 PM

This is different Nick and such a great viewpoint. The shadow detail is wonderful.
Mike

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Eviscera
Eviscera e2 Member 81104 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2011 - 8:32 PM

Its a beautifully contained composition and controlled exposure mate.

One eye leads the horizon , the other to the person and all under that sandwich of sand and pier. V.

Oozes quality , and the tides perfect Smile

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Martin54
Martin54 e2 Member 8498 forum postsMartin54 vcard United Kingdom
9 Oct 2011 - 8:55 PM

This works very well Nick, All the elements come together perfectly - texture in the timbers above, texture in the sand below, shadows from the uprights, plus the pier leading off to the right. Then to finish off there are the figures (or posts?) in the distance, which give depth to the image and a link to the horizon - the one between the 2nd & 3rd upright from the left is perfectly placed.

Keep up the good work,
Martin

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2011 - 9:29 PM

Got the details and good light and shadows Nick, well worked IMHO
Regards Richard

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oll1e e2 Member 757 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 1:36 AM

smashing work nickSmile ,sorry to hear about your friend

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 2:59 AM

Excellent image, feels like I'm right under that bridge............Sandy

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 41108 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 9:12 AM

Mono works very well here love the shadows and detail captured under the foreground part of the pier.
Yes your right most of us do go through the confident's issues but we come out the other side feeling stronger i think.
Your confident's should be high for this image though Nick it is a great image and has a strong composition .

Ian.

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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 10:40 AM

Well, I'd be more than happy if this was mine, Nick Smile A wonderful image, with the light picking out the ripples in the sand...and yes, I can see the people! Wink
Trev Smile

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