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This is a picture I'm very fond of. It has the look of something that has been heavily manipulated but this is exactly what you see as you turn to come down from the look out area at the end of Bude breakwater. I’ve added a light touch of fractilius, cos I love what it does to the textures, tweaked it in curves and indulged in a little dodging and burning, but that’s all. The nearest relative to this in my PF would be ‘Pebbles In The Rain’ and I would dearly love to build up a series of these natural but slightly strange coastal landscapes, but they’re not that easy to spot.

View Large for EXTRA vertigo, then hold on tight.

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikor 18-200
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Slippery When Wet
Username:BlueRoom BlueRoom
Uploaded:25 Jun 2008 - 3:17 PM
Tags:Bumpity, Bumppity, General, Landscape / travel, Ow, Ow., Specialist / abstract
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ade_mcfade e2 Member 1015119 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2008 - 3:22 PM

wow - one I wish I'd taken, it's fantasitc

BERTRAM e2 Member 6BERTRAM vcard United Kingdom
25 Jun 2008 - 3:26 PM

great shot well done.

richy  11 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2008 - 3:34 PM

Superb shot, love it, great processing.

Last Modified By richy at 25 Jun 2008 - 3:34 PM
thetriguy e2 Member 10thetriguy vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2008 - 4:27 PM

A wonderful shot that's been well processed. You're right about the large version: I started to get woozy.
Best, Bill

helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2008 - 4:50 PM

It is a brilliant find. Its curves and twists are like something out of an elf story book. I can imagine a little creature with pointed toes and hat walking up there any minute now
I love the effect on the stones.
Great processing.

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8530 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2008 - 4:50 PM

Wild, improbable lines, so much more satisfying when something like this composition occurs for real. The filter is incidental to the picture's power, which is how I prefer it.

AndrewAlbert e2 Member 7AndrewAlbert vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2008 - 5:16 PM

Feel dizzy just looking at it. Excellent

Mikelane e2 Member 7Mikelane vcard Wales
25 Jun 2008 - 5:31 PM

Excellent capture love it well done

25 Jun 2008 - 6:09 PM

about to take the first step... oh, no, it's only a pisture.... It looks so 3D you walk on it. into my favs blUe.

di x

bliba e2 Member 9bliba vcard Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2008 - 6:52 PM

super processing

Possum e2 Member 8148 forum postsPossum vcard England
25 Jun 2008 - 8:54 PM

So real you can feel you're there (hanging on for all I'm worth Smile). The processing brings this out of the frame; excellent work.

SueEley e2 Member 8271 forum postsSueEley vcard Wales96 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2008 - 9:31 PM

Super. This works both at the 'weeird!!!!' level, and at the superb textures level. Composition is good, too! Wouldn't want to walk down it!

RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2008 - 10:20 PM

Super image. I love those fractaliassed stones and the nicely painted handrails.


petra16 e2 Member 8169 forum postspetra16 vcard Scotland
26 Jun 2008 - 10:26 AM

I will gladly make this 30# wow hold on tight when you view large its steep......love the textures


Stevekriti e2 Member 6Stevekriti vcard United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 - 10:05 PM

Brilliant, dont know how i missed this one yesterday! so glad I took a 2nd look.

kitsch e2 Member 8439 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2008 - 10:09 PM


love the angle/way you have treated it... straight to faves Smile

Last Modified By kitsch at 26 Jun 2008 - 10:11 PM
proz  10205 forum posts United States
27 Jun 2008 - 1:46 AM

So reminds me of "the crooked little man"

DaveU e2 Member 81344 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2008 - 8:17 AM

This is one of those deceptive shots where the thumbnail looks positively bland, but where the image blossoms when opened large. The textures and detail are impressive, and topped off nicely by the crazy vertigo inducing viewpoint.

RoyBoy e2 Member 10173 forum postsRoyBoy vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2008 - 10:42 PM

A really lovely, ususal image. Top marks for spotting this one. Really impressive when viewed large.

BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2008 - 12:10 AM

Wow ! Thanks Jo. I've always wanted a kitsch award and I'm particularly pleased you chose this one which is one of my own favourites. Smile

davidhu e2 Member 9davidhu vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2008 - 9:04 AM

Excellent work Eric. Like the perspective on this and the processing really brings out the shapes and textures.

The_Collector e2 Member 8The_Collector vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2008 - 11:37 PM

wow this is some trippy shot Erk, just love the textures and lines in this. I reckon the guy doing these railings must have been chewing his face off the night before lol!

BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2008 - 11:45 PM

Thanks a lot for your Loony Gong Daz. I'm so pleased this pic is finding some friends.


shortski e2 Member 8shortski vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2008 - 12:42 AM

LoVe this pic eRk........jojo

Milla e2 Member 6Milla vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2008 - 11:59 AM

Wow, the shot itself is fantastic, but that's Bumpity, Bumppity, Ow, Ow, Ow. what totally made my day. Had to stop the mad laughter as soon as I've hit 'large' though. Smile

JohnH37  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2008 - 12:45 AM


oppo  8 Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2008 - 10:49 PM

I would want a rope before I went down there. Love it !


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