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Hi Folks,

Took this shot after a lovely evening at the beach with my family, Sisters, nephews and nieces. We set off to find a shipwreck in Braunton but after a bit of a wild goose chase we called it a day and landed on the beach at Woolacombe.
This is the usual recipe of an AEB of 3 (-1,0 and +1 apart), put together using photomatix, light fiddled about with in lightroom, sharpened up a bit in photshop using a high pass filter (at 3.9 for those interested), one or two dust bunnies removed, exposure increased a tiny bit and gamma corrected a tiny bit.
Hope you like it. Thanks for looking Smile
Mand.x.

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:10-20 Sigmah
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:He's on the beach
Username:NexusImages NexusImages
Uploaded:25 Jul 2008 - 12:36 PM
Tags:Beach, Digitally manipulated, Landscape / travel, Paddlers, Sunset, Woolacombe
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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
25 Jul 2008 - 12:39 PM

POTD for me! Gorgeous shot! Fabulous blues and yellows Smile

Jouko

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2008 - 12:42 PM

Excellent exposure and movement.
Tom.

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Tracey_McGovern
Tracey_McGovern e2 Member 6Tracey_McGovern vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2008 - 12:43 PM

Fantastic shot - great colours. Tracey

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RipleyExile
25 Jul 2008 - 12:46 PM

For me the picture is the sky and the sunset (plus it's reflection) and the figures and headland balance it out nicely. You could easily chop off the bottom so the horizon was on the bottom third and the image wouldn't suffer at all.

Last Modified By RipleyExile at 25 Jul 2008 - 12:47 PM

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buxton
buxton  6 England
25 Jul 2008 - 12:51 PM

Superb shot.

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Guillaume
Guillaume  7119 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2008 - 12:52 PM


Quote: You could easily chop off the bottom so the horizon on the bottom third and the image wouldn't suffer at all

I am afraid I would disagree with this. The movement in the water in the f/g is actually an important element of the composition of this image imho. However, if you wanted to crop it, a tigther, square crop removing the left third of the picture could work and the resulting image would still capture all the crucial elements. I don't think the people to the left add that much to be honest.

It's a great shot and you've captured some stunning colours in the sky.
Guillaume

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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
25 Jul 2008 - 1:09 PM

Wonderful colours and seascape and the movement of water and sky. Really good.

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MNPHOTO
MNPHOTO  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2008 - 1:24 PM

marvelous

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FredF
FredF  7 France
25 Jul 2008 - 1:34 PM

great image, well taken.

Fred

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NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2008 - 1:46 PM

lovely image with the swirling, and inclusion of the figures on the third,
Phil

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2008 - 1:51 PM

Like your composition and the tones in this - well captured and processed.
Regards Richard.

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User_Removed
25 Jul 2008 - 1:57 PM

a stunner Mandy, superb shot

rgds
Dave

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MarkBroughton
25 Jul 2008 - 3:35 PM

A beauty Mand, well done on the HC Smile
Bruff.X

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
25 Jul 2008 - 4:07 PM

well done on the HC!

Jouko

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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 7851 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom173 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2008 - 4:46 PM

A superb shot. I like the contrast of cool colours on the left against the warm ones on the right.
Alan.

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flyingseale
25 Jul 2008 - 4:48 PM

Certainly worth a HC. You and Bruffy took your photos at about the same time judging by the sky? Thanks for sharing your process even though I don't understand it all!

Mike

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mattw
mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2008 - 4:50 PM

Beautiful work, full of interest across the entire frame. The people make a fine focal point, and I do like the swirling water in the foreground...
oh and that sky...

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sherlob e2 Member 82318 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom125 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2008 - 4:53 PM

Another HC! And well deserved to boot... love the clarity to this.

Adam

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2008 - 4:53 PM

lovely colours, trying to fathom out landscapes and filters, did you use any for these shots?

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25 Jul 2008 - 5:19 PM

Simply superb!

Ken

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NexusImages e2 Member 71844 forum postsNexusImages vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2008 - 7:23 PM

Firstly, many thanks to all views, comments and clicks.
Jouko, Ta very mucho Smile
Zander, I had a feeling someone was going to pull me up on the midline horizon!
Guillaume, you and I agrree Smile I liked the water movement.
Mike, Yes, you are right, Bruffy and I did take our shots at the same time. Barefoot on the rocks didn't appeal so I took the lowground, he took the highground Smile (no danger of getting in each others shots that way either)
Adam, another.....! was shocked to get the first but two can't be a wind up ...can it?
Cassiecat, I used a cokin X 121m (useful wee things too)
Thanks again to all, tomorrow is a sunrise at St Micheals Mount, which means we leave here at 3am. Oh lord what are we thinking.
Mand.x.

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dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2008 - 9:02 PM

stunning image

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chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
25 Jul 2008 - 9:35 PM

Congrats Mand...

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JohnParminter
25 Jul 2008 - 10:26 PM

The bizness that Mand.
John

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Crashingocean

Breathtaking image.

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