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Hi everyone, hope you are having a chilled weekend

Been looking back through my old RAW files and I thought Id revisit this one.

1/13 sec at F22, ISO 200

Large version is a bit better, if you have the time

Thanks for looking.

Alan.

Camera:Nikon D70S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 10~20 @ 11
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Freindly Visit Revisited
Username:Wooly Wooly
Uploaded:5 Apr 2008 - 12:01 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Messingh sands fishing ponds
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jonny_greentree
jonny_greentree e2 Member 6188 forum postsjonny_greentree vcard England
5 Apr 2008 - 12:02 PM

So feel raw is the way forward for me as see this shot and think wow

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avocet
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5 Apr 2008 - 12:03 PM

Lovely peaceful sunset shot.

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davidbailie
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5 Apr 2008 - 12:05 PM

Yes very pleasing - good to have the birds Smile

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Douglas_George
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5 Apr 2008 - 12:06 PM

Wonderful dramatic shot Alan, well done.

Dougie.

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glyndwr
glyndwr e2 Member 766 forum postsglyndwr vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2008 - 12:06 PM

Excellent, I think it might be stronger without the Swans.

Robert

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Milla
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5 Apr 2008 - 12:07 PM

It's so full of magic it just can't be real =) Lovely scene!

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Wooly
Wooly e2 Member 9112 forum postsWooly vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2008 - 12:09 PM

Thanks folks. Jonny, RAW is the way to go, I've never used anything else and now I can revisit old files with new methods and software.

Alan

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PaulHolloway
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5 Apr 2008 - 12:13 PM

Lovely image.

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2008 - 12:17 PM

superb exposure

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Chant57
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5 Apr 2008 - 12:22 PM

Its a beauty Alan
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viscostatic
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5 Apr 2008 - 12:33 PM

Excellent colours and great foreground interest from the swans.

Phil.

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Barbaraj
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5 Apr 2008 - 12:35 PM

The light and subject are wonderful.

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SeanyP
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5 Apr 2008 - 12:37 PM

Beautiful!
Sean

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
5 Apr 2008 - 12:47 PM

Superb,
Fred.

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz e2 Member 8274 forum postsAlleyCatz vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2008 - 1:00 PM

So glad you did a rework....Your original friendly visit is one of my favourites.

Great light & colours x x


~Alley~

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5 Apr 2008 - 1:10 PM

Beautiful image..
Jim

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5 Apr 2008 - 1:15 PM

Just stunning. The foreground swan really makes the shot. Great sunset colors.

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LesF
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5 Apr 2008 - 1:20 PM

A stunning image Alan next time don,t sit on them for so long LOL

Les F

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5 Apr 2008 - 1:26 PM

Wow, can't better that for landscape + interest in forground. Sylvia

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5 Apr 2008 - 1:29 PM

Gorgeous...
Chris

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Rylands
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5 Apr 2008 - 1:34 PM

Phenominal ! What more can one say?
Ray

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5 Apr 2008 - 1:44 PM

very nice collors! Exellent image!

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5 Apr 2008 - 1:50 PM

Stunning image.
Tom.

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Wooly
Wooly e2 Member 9112 forum postsWooly vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2008 - 1:58 PM

Thanks again everyone, very much appreciated.

Alan Smile

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5 Apr 2008 - 2:02 PM

Gorgeous image!

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ericfaragh
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5 Apr 2008 - 2:32 PM

Lovely exposure, great colour and light.

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SamGillespie
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5 Apr 2008 - 2:34 PM

Wow, the light on the back of the swan's neck really makes it for me and a dramatic sky too.
Sam

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Hanners
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5 Apr 2008 - 2:45 PM

cracking shot, love that sky, well processed indeed Smile

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Wooly
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5 Apr 2008 - 2:48 PM

Thanks folks.

Alan

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joze
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5 Apr 2008 - 2:55 PM

Beautiful scene and light.
Rgds.Joze

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5 Apr 2008 - 3:05 PM

Beautifully lined up composition with lovely light
Andrew

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pamelajean
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5 Apr 2008 - 3:54 PM

This is one of the best pictures I've seen in a long time.

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ringyneck
ringyneck e2 Member 8308 forum postsringyneck vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2008 - 4:19 PM

WOW...Just tremendous.
Dig out some MORE.

Keith

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Jouo
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5 Apr 2008 - 4:21 PM

wow! Absolutely fabulous shot, Alan............

Jouko

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DaveU
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5 Apr 2008 - 4:38 PM

A lovely shot with gorgeous light.

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pmorgan
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5 Apr 2008 - 5:22 PM

An outstanding piece of work!

Rgds
Paul

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ade_mcfade
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5 Apr 2008 - 5:56 PM

that is some sky and the yellows you've pulled out are fantastic. nice swan action - good to see them actually doing something

the bottom left looks artificially bright for some reason, tone mapping or dodging maybe?

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Wooly
Wooly e2 Member 9112 forum postsWooly vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2008 - 6:06 PM

Thanks again.

Must be tone mapping Ade, coz I've not touched it with the dodge tool.

Cheers Alan

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MikeH
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5 Apr 2008 - 6:25 PM

Looks great to me Alan, Raw is wonderful don't you think,

Mike

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Wooly
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5 Apr 2008 - 6:50 PM

Thanks Mike, would never use owt else!

Alan

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Cormy
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5 Apr 2008 - 7:06 PM

This really is quite beautiful Alan.
Cheers
Alan

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5 Apr 2008 - 7:32 PM

Wonderful Alan.



Chris

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5 Apr 2008 - 8:59 PM

Excellent work all round

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5 Apr 2008 - 9:53 PM

a simply breathtaking/stunning/amazing (delete to suit) image

rgds
Dave

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javam
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5 Apr 2008 - 10:10 PM

This is stunning and has a great feeling to it. The swans are well placed in the frame and the light quality is excellent.

Neil

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5 Apr 2008 - 10:38 PM

stunning aj

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6 Apr 2008 - 10:49 AM

Certainly has the WoW factor Alan, what a beautiful image - shortlised!

Sarah *

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6 Apr 2008 - 11:03 AM

Music pleaseSmile---fab

Doug

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6 Apr 2008 - 3:43 PM

Hi Alan,
Raw must be the way for me to go but i'm still working in Jpeg.So quite a jump.Amazingly captured,composed and worked image.Splendid.take care,AnnSmile

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7 Apr 2008 - 4:16 PM

Well worked Alan! youve got everything there is out of this frame, great processing!

Nick

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7 Apr 2008 - 6:12 PM

Wonderful sky and light on the water Alan.

Nigel

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7 Apr 2008 - 6:36 PM

stunning shot wonderful colours.
eve.

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Wooly
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9 Apr 2008 - 6:03 PM

Thanks to Sarah for the award. Very much appreciated.

Alan

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11 Apr 2008 - 11:00 AM

That's a beautiful shot. Nice colour balance to it and fantastic light.

jk

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13 Apr 2008 - 6:27 PM

Magical shot. Love the mix of reflected sky and reeds in the water.
Moira

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14 Apr 2008 - 7:45 PM

Great sky and great detail Al. Well done
Mark

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19 Apr 2008 - 12:18 PM

Love this one lovely mood great shot

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11 Jun 2008 - 11:02 AM

I'm jealous.

Ian

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11 Jun 2008 - 12:43 PM

Lovely and exciting shot. Absolutely love it.
Mac

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