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I Don't believe in Miracles........

By ringyneck  
......But I do now.
This was shot in mid November 07 at sunrise on a frosty morning.
It turned out totally crap with no detail.Since then it as been on the way to the trash bin..but luckily it never got there.
Since then I have managed to get a couple of rungs on the p/shop ladder and got some detail back into it.

Please see LARGE + F 11

Original was at 1/80,f 5.6,iso 100 and 17mm focal length.

Tags: Canal Water Sunrise Reflections Flowers and plants Miracle Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: tractor, cramj, mattberry and 151 more

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PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
24 Jan 2008 6:41PM
Nice recovery job! It was already well composed with a great sky so I'm glad you did not toss it.

dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2008 6:48PM
Great shot and good PS work.

Stewy 14 103 2 England
24 Jan 2008 6:51PM
Great piece of retreval.

GalleryGirl 14 4 2 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2008 6:55PM
Wow super work! I think I like No. 2 best but both smashing.
Marilyn x
GillyB 16 317 8 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2008 6:56PM
Nice work!

sparklep 14 146 1
24 Jan 2008 7:30PM
This such a beautiful capture. Love the lighting.
steviehutch 14 18 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2008 7:34PM
excellent piece of work
wamp 15 276 8 England
24 Jan 2008 7:42PM
Very nice work, especially like the colours in the reflections

Richsr 14 91 223 England
24 Jan 2008 7:45PM
Nice work the colours and refection are good.
Well recovered.
Regards RIchard.
Bodiewil 14 46 Wales
24 Jan 2008 7:55PM
Great work love the colours and reflections. What a dreamy image

LeighRebecca 13 267 10 England
24 Jan 2008 8:19PM
Well done with your skill progression. It's quite exciting to be able to do things you didn't even know were possible before, I certainly find. It has resulted in a great image. Nice one.

AlanC1 14 1 England
24 Jan 2008 8:20PM
Pleased to be your 30th vote, but reminds me to much of work
User_Removed 14 172 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2008 8:21PM
Excellent image, well recovered
Pegon 16 78 1 England
24 Jan 2008 8:29PM
Nice work, a lovely sky and reflections.
AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
24 Jan 2008 8:29PM
Amazing recovery work - very impressive. It's beautifully composed so I'm glad we're able to view this. Amazing sky, and those vapor trails are impressive!
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
24 Jan 2008 8:52PM
WOW! Stunning!

Scott_Scot 16 4 4 Scotland
24 Jan 2008 10:04PM
Like I tell my wedding clients, "Nothing is unfix able!"

Great result

ChristineL 16 39 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2008 10:06PM
excellent result,
woolybill1 Plus
14 38 78 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2008 10:40PM
A most impressive rescue, Keith,this has a lot of character.
BEVZED 14 1.1k United Kingdom
24 Jan 2008 10:45PM
Beautiful! Love the detail, those reflections are wonderfulSmile

Never bin a shot KeithWink
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2455 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2008 11:18PM
A good illustration of the principle that it's always better to underexpose than overexpose. It's wonderful how much detail there is hidden away in the shadows. Excellent work, but mind the light at the horizon was pretty good all along.
olbell 14 47 1 England
24 Jan 2008 11:26PM
Stunning shot great colours and composition!

Rgds Ollie
Mavis 19 143 2 England
24 Jan 2008 11:41PM
Well seen good composition . Both versions are fine .
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2008 11:42PM
Excellent work, stunning detail you recoverd. It would have been a pitty to loose this picture.
dawnmichelle 14 12 United States
25 Jan 2008 1:30AM
you got the perfect shot and just didn't know it.. glad you kept it around..
#2 isn't bad in it's own right with the reflection and the mood it gives off..
danbrann 17 640 17
25 Jan 2008 4:12PM
I'm pleased now that I have kept about 6000 crp shots. i will have a bash at them next week to see if I can produce anything as stunning as this.
MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
25 Jan 2008 5:17PM
Superb processing, Keith Smile

Fran x

Nice song title too Wink
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2008 6:44PM
Well done you!!
glyndwr 14 103 10 Wales
25 Jan 2008 6:45PM
Nice work Keith.

bunbeam 16 2 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2008 7:45PM
WOW, lovely
GlenD 14 United States
25 Jan 2008 8:07PM
Nicely saved Keith....great capture
GregorP 16 4 Slovenia
25 Jan 2008 11:19PM
Stunning work!

trissie 15 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2008 8:48AM
Great reflections and a lovely capture.

SKavanagh 14 312 5 England
26 Jan 2008 11:39AM
Superb shot great exposure
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
26 Jan 2008 11:47AM
Beautiful colour and reflections.Superb image.
Nettles 14 England
26 Jan 2008 5:00PM
A brilliant recovery and a super end image, well done.
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
26 Jan 2008 8:03PM
Superb image. Glad it didn't find the bin.
PJImage 14 53 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2008 5:51PM
A very good image wellcaptured
alanDwest 17 40 England
27 Jan 2008 6:02PM
Excellent recovery work, would be interested to know how you achieved it. Alan
sandrish 17 36 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2008 7:18PM
Fantastic work - both beautiful shots in their own right.

m3lem 15 England
27 Jan 2008 8:30PM
Beautiful - awesome - great
Good work, I do prefer the latter.
Brightonian 14 9 1 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2008 12:14PM
Superb - Excellent composition and processing - Well done
2 Feb 2008 10:17AM
Both are terrific shots.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
3 Feb 2008 5:25PM
A beautiful canalside scene, love the composition and mood. I bet you are glad you didn't bin this one now!
EllieEdge 13 15 42 Norway
8 Feb 2008 3:05PM
A good one. And moving the cursor between v1 and v2 creates a sppoky effect Smile
8 Feb 2008 5:01PM
Beautiful glow!
Gail 13 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2008 11:48AM
I felt sorry for you - languishing away with only 99 votes - so I thought I'd give you your 100th !! Do votes from mere females count though ?
Gail xxx
GlynnisFrith 14 23 3 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2008 3:30PM
Worth the effort
madusa1 14
10 Feb 2008 5:46PM
Well taken, fabulous colours.
12 Feb 2008 7:41PM
nice one ringy
andydub471 15 11 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2008 3:48PM
Fantastic image and well taken. Amazing colours. Well done!
drostan 13 Scotland
27 May 2008 12:18PM
beautiful, I think i much prefer the origional, great capture, stunning subject....
10 Jun 2008 1:26PM
Great work.
20 Aug 2008 5:44PM
Amazing reflections. Another super capture :o)
Quickshot 13 1
4 Sep 2008 12:38AM
I want to thank you for your kind comment on my photo Burning Off The Morning Fog . I try to check out all the photographers work that leave me a comment , to see what catches there eye when taking photos . I must say your a very lucky man to be able to travel around and get super shots like the ones in your gallery. You must of been stunned for a second when you came apon this shot to be taken . Thank's for sharing , and letting the rest of us see another part of the world. Tommy
25 Nov 2008 10:48PM
Well, you have brought this shot to life very well. Like you, I'm trying to get to grips with Photoshop which is not easy. I'm probably on rung 1 whereas you are on rung 2. Well done. Tracey
DJLphoto 12 6 England
30 Nov 2008 8:36PM
Shows what good processing can actually recover!

Great shot in the end mate

grockleJB 12 3 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2008 11:05PM
Very nice, I got pshop but hav`nt learnt how to use it yet, one day!. John.
74tash 12 Australia
28 Dec 2008 8:49AM
Excellent piece of work.I do prefer the latter... very nice...
lennon 12 2 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2009 5:51PM
Like the colour of the sky and the reflections in the river good composition the path draws you in
ToothPilot 14 50 4 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2009 7:32PM
5 May 2009 8:45AM
beautiful reflections and tones.
Gix ps thanks for your comments
mrjt 15 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2010 10:57AM
A well processed image...Jack

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