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A real tangle

By AnnChown  
Another taken yesterday at Hastings - The Stade - in bright sunlight and howling winds, but I was happy to be there! Smile The foreground was very washed out, so I applied a 'reverse graduated filter' to it in Lightroom and darkened it down to bring out a bit more detail and I think it's worked. I lightened the sky very slightly in the same way with the grad filter.
Thanks for looking and for your time. Comments and/criticisms are, as usual, very welcome.
A big thank you to Malc (saltireblue) for his UA for Chimney tops - which is very much appreciated.

Exif (nearly forgot):
ISO 100
1/100 sec
focal length 17mm

Tags: General Transport Fishing boats Hastings Landscape and travel

Voters: buxton, RonnieAG, rayme330 and 53 more

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
10 Jun 2012 4:25PM
Your processing has worked well as the work applied does not show up obviously in the final image, everything looking quite natural.
Interesting with all that clutter of fishing paraphernalia, a fitting f/g in your low POV shot, Ann.

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 4:27PM
it's all worked out a treat ann a stunner top shot Wink
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 4:40PM
Superb shot, great poc and composition and your processing has worked a treat Smile

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 4:41PM
my favourite place for a visit down south
saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
10 Jun 2012 4:49PM
Stunning image, great colours ,nice light and lovely detail..well done,
great colours nice shot Grin
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 5:14PM
You were in quite a breeze there, by the looks. A proper view of Hastings Stade.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
10 Jun 2012 5:16PM
An excellent low pov, Ann, nice one. Carol
nikshot 8 9 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 5:18PM
Works really well Ann, love these boat shots.

woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 5:23PM
I can certainly see the gale at work!
Startling colour, excellent definition and the tang of sea air.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1792 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 5:28PM
Lovely work on the foreground, and that's where the interest is. I saw this over Bill's shoulder and it shouted out Hastings at me...
My approach to this sort of problem is to get what I can from Recover, then darken Highlights a bit, then use the Burn tool set to Shadows, maybe 3-4% exposure and a humungous pixel count, and sweep it over the area. I am a simple soul... But some time I'm going to explore Lightroom.
franken Plus
15 4.4k 4 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 5:57PM
Excellent capture Ann.

marktc Plus
7 96 15 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 5:58PM
I worked very well Ann, a great image.
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1961 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 6:02PM
Love the NN201, but the fishing paraphernalis makes it for me, I get a feeling of men having been busy working, and it gives character and purpose to the boat.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
10 Jun 2012 6:09PM
A beautifully clear picture Ann. Hastings is a great place.

(PS. Sorry if I'm teaching you to suck eggs but if you resize your image to max 1000 pix across and Save you can upload that to the gallery and your exif will be automatically uploaded with it. ) Smile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
10 Jun 2012 6:31PM
Looks like you handled that brilliant windy day to perfection!
jdinne 14 16 England
10 Jun 2012 6:32PM
Wonderful composition, and great work. Excellent.

Your reverse grad has worked well for you here. The bold colours go well with the bright sunlight and stormy looking conditions. A windy day down on the beach.

Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
10 Jun 2012 6:48PM
Good low pov, Ann, and your 'howling wind' is well portrayed in the flags. A bright and breezy capture with some good processing.

derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 7:58PM
Very well composed and you have balanced the exposure perfectly Ann, (Good work on that foreground)
Excellent work.
10 Jun 2012 8:43PM
A wonderful shot Ann,nice work,well done..Lin
Sezz 12 617 15 England
10 Jun 2012 9:31PM
Love the Stade for all that jumble of stuff Smile. A fine take Ann, your processing worked a treat!

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CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 9:50PM
Nice low pov giving detail to all the fishing jumble around the boat, a really good image Ann.

nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
10 Jun 2012 11:24PM
Very well processed great image!SmileSmileSmile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
11 Jun 2012 12:17AM
I can smell the sea in here, lots of atmosphere and textures and - wonderfully tangled Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 8:27AM
Lovely shot Ann
typical fishermen...not tidying as they go!Grin
great comp
Lovely low angle capture, plenty detail to be seen here, good colours well processed.

netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
11 Jun 2012 5:38PM
A beautiful shot
16 Jun 2012 4:35PM
Interesting to learn about the processing which has worked very well here.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
21 Jun 2012 11:16PM
Excellent colours, composition and foreground detail Ann, this looks like a great location for photography

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