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Hi.

For those of you who survived my Wagnerian onslaught yesterday, here's something from an overcast, flatly-lit, windy, spray filled May afternoon in 2008.

Godrevy Lighthouse, Northwest Cornwall.
Although previously uploaded, I reprocessed it yesterday wearing a slightly different head.
For the better, I think. And significantly different from my previously lurid technicolor extravaganza.

3x1 crop with an excursion into LAB mode to help colour separation, some contrast tweaks in RGB mode followed by another trip into LAB to desaturate it using "curves" back into the bleak, blusteriness of my distant memory.

Maybe you'll like, maybe you won't.
I do, as it happens.

Go large! It makes sense.

Thanks for looking.

Cheers

Bill

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 10-20, 0.6 ND Grad
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Bleak House
Username:BillyGoatGruff BillyGoatGruff
Uploaded:8 Dec 2010 - 8:53 AM
Tags:Blustery, Coast, Cornwall, Godrevy, Landscape / travel, Lighthouse, Overcast, Rock, Sea, Waves
Votes:98

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andy210966
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8 Dec 2010 - 9:07 AM

A great shot Bill - well done!

Andy

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martinl
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8 Dec 2010 - 9:13 AM

Me likes!
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BillyGoatGruff
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8 Dec 2010 - 9:33 AM

Wow! Thanks, Pete!
Gobsmacked doesn't even come close!!

Cheers

Bill

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Ian-Munro
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8 Dec 2010 - 9:35 AM

Take that Bill!!!!!! Wink

Awesome shot!

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BillyGoatGruff
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8 Dec 2010 - 9:53 AM

And, of course, thanks very much to you all!
Your attention, comments and votes are, as always, most and deeply appreciated!

Bill

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Rob66
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8 Dec 2010 - 10:18 AM

Cracking shot - large version is fantastic.

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8 Dec 2010 - 10:21 AM

Superb

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CathyI
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8 Dec 2010 - 11:39 AM

I like it! I think the mood conveys the drama of the location well...

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BlueRoom
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8 Dec 2010 - 12:13 PM

Superb. I love the energy in the waves, those lovely wet rocks and that splendidly authentic Cornish beach feel. It realy needs LARGE for all that to come across, but it's all there in spades.
A very well deserved EC.

Eric

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8 Dec 2010 - 12:17 PM

Do for me Bill. Well deserved award.

Ed.

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martinl
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8 Dec 2010 - 12:22 PM

Just come back for another peek, and glad it got an award Bill, well deserved.
Smile

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BillyGoatGruff
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8 Dec 2010 - 12:29 PM

Thanks guys!


Quote: Just come back for another peek, and glad it got an award Bill, well deserved.

Just came back myself, Martin, just to make sure I hadn't dreamt it!
Smile

Bill

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LesF
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8 Dec 2010 - 6:11 PM

Now that's a shot and a half looking large, which by the way you MUST do.

Congrats on the EC Bill

LesF

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BillyGoatGruff
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8 Dec 2010 - 6:36 PM

Thank you very much, Les.
Most appreciated.

Bill

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Nigel_95
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8 Dec 2010 - 9:21 PM

Stunning image Bill. Congratulations on the EC award.

Nigel

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BillyGoatGruff
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9 Dec 2010 - 8:09 AM

Thanks very much peeps!
And especial thanks to Jonathan for you GEA! Golly, I'm stunned!

Bill

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9 Dec 2010 - 11:03 AM

Real and moody.
Good stuff
Steve

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Sezz
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9 Dec 2010 - 11:50 AM

The large version is awesome Bill - many congrat's for your awards Smile

Sarah *

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9 Dec 2010 - 12:28 PM

Stonking image Bill and as with all yours viewed LARGE is EXTRA special... congrats on the award - well deserved.

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BillyGoatGruff
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9 Dec 2010 - 1:00 PM

Thank very very much, Steve, Sarah and Alan.

Cheers

Bill

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9 Dec 2010 - 5:56 PM

wha hoo nice one Bill ,looks really stunning large and all the work was worth it Smile

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9 Dec 2010 - 6:22 PM

Hey thanks Ollie!

Bill

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AnnaGasiorowskaBurgess
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9 Dec 2010 - 6:35 PM

stunning one! congrats on the awardSmile!
WR
Anna

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9 Dec 2010 - 6:50 PM

Congrats on the awards. Just has to be viewed large.

Sue Smile

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10 Dec 2010 - 3:16 PM


Quote: Gobsmacked doesn't even come close!!

So was I when I opened up the big one....viewing smaller does this no justice. Open up and enjoy the detail!

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10 Dec 2010 - 9:05 PM

Hey!
Thanks everyone!
And, Pete, that's a real compliment.
Thank you very much!!

Bill

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13 Dec 2010 - 10:15 AM

Great shot and congrats on potw!
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13 Dec 2010 - 10:26 AM

Golly!

Thank you very much Pete and all the Team!
This has been a very unexpected pleasure!

Cheers

Bill

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13 Dec 2010 - 10:38 AM

Magnificent and congrats.
Tom.

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13 Dec 2010 - 11:17 AM

POTW congratulations Bill

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13 Dec 2010 - 11:24 AM

A worthy winner. Muchos congratulations.

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BillyGoatGruff
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13 Dec 2010 - 11:29 AM

Hey!
Thanks guys!
It was a complete surprise!!

Bill

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13 Dec 2010 - 11:49 AM

Superb viewed large, so much sharp detail and atmosphere !

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13 Dec 2010 - 11:55 AM

Spectacular shot, doesn't even fit on the monitor.

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13 Dec 2010 - 12:25 PM

As has been said time and again this really comes alive large. A great shot Bill and nice to see it getting the attention and awards that it deserves.
Derek

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13 Dec 2010 - 1:15 PM

ya cannot beat a lighthouse in stormy weather,and you`ve done it justice,its got the X factor.
Dave.

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13 Dec 2010 - 1:36 PM

awesome Bill and deserved all the awards.
regards
Yung

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13 Dec 2010 - 5:09 PM

Thank you all!

Bill

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13 Dec 2010 - 5:43 PM

Congrats on POTW Bill.

Ed..

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13 Dec 2010 - 5:57 PM

bloody hell, Bill! Smile

Well done on all those awards!!!

Jouko

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13 Dec 2010 - 6:06 PM

Cheers guys!

Bill

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13 Dec 2010 - 6:31 PM

Superb image Bill and well done with all the awards well deserved

Colin

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13 Dec 2010 - 8:33 PM

A whole bunch of very well deserved accolades Bill, this is an outstanding capture and would look great on the canvas you've just won
Mike

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13 Dec 2010 - 8:55 PM

well done that man, great detail, hope it is on the wall, by next MondaySmile

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14 Dec 2010 - 12:49 PM

Large is bloody immense!!!

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14 Dec 2010 - 1:55 PM

congratulations on the well deserved awards and POTW,
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14 Dec 2010 - 3:09 PM

Yeah spot on Bill! Congrats on all the awards.

Regards
Tim

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14 Dec 2010 - 3:30 PM

Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!

Just sent off the tif for printing: can't wait ti get it back!

Bill

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15 Dec 2010 - 1:44 PM

Congrats on the POTW and the other awards to Bill.
Regards Richard

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15 Dec 2010 - 5:15 PM

A Billy Belter! Well done.

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15 Dec 2010 - 7:02 PM

outstanding, a must view large image.
ant.

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16 Dec 2010 - 11:55 AM

Many congrats on POTW Bill, well deserved.

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16 Dec 2010 - 1:40 PM

Cheers guys!

Bill

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17 Dec 2010 - 8:51 AM

Hey Bill I work with a mate of yours Tim, who just showed me this fine photo. I knew instantly it was photo of the week on here....how about some lessons Smile

Dan

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18 Dec 2010 - 12:14 PM

Pin sharp, excellent, very well done.
- Sindre

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9 Jan 2011 - 1:27 PM

Looked at it large its a great capture well done

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13 Jan 2011 - 3:00 PM

Well done Bill..

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8 Feb 2011 - 4:20 PM

This one is a very interesting capture especially the foreground details and the waves.The lighting is just perfect. Well done. You have interesting images in your gallery. Regards, Balwant

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