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By debster  
Now some will say I took this purely as it was a fence on a beach (Me? Never!) but infact I was attracted by the soft morning light touching the sand....honest!

Taken Saturday morning at Studland - thanks again to Miles and Geoff for a great morning.

Thanks for stopping by,


Tags: Landscape and travel

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Wooly 12 112 4 England
23 Jan 2006 1:02AM
Very nice image Debbie, need to view the large version to appreciate this, great light and detail.


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csurry 15 9.2k 92
23 Jan 2006 1:14AM
Love the light in the footprints.

Does look a tad oversharpened, moreso in the large version Wink
debster 13 693 3 England
23 Jan 2006 1:17AM
Thanks for your comments. Not sure how I've done the oversharpen bit though - nothing out of the ordinary??

Thanks again for your kind comments,
StevenHanna 14 296 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2006 1:21AM
Light is really nice.

Miles Herbert Plus
15 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2006 1:46AM
For some reason it reminds me of dancing pixies waving borrowed camera/lenses in the air. I need to get out more.
debster 13 693 3 England
23 Jan 2006 2:33AM
Miles, this is for you :-P

To everyone else, Miles somehow finds it amusing when I hop around the beach in excitement at a beautiful sunrise with a beautiful camera!

Thanks everyone,

martinw 12 251 England
23 Jan 2006 3:10AM
Lovely soft image...

csurry 15 9.2k 92
23 Jan 2006 3:29AM
That Miles is just a nasty piece of work Debbie I'd just ignore him and let him play with his m8s Wink)

On the sharpening thing, not sure how you process so can be certain. It is most prominent at the tops of the poles where a halo is showing, particularly the front two. This could be easily remedied by carefully painting the blue back in where the white halo has appeared, it would not then be so noticeable. There also appear to be some artefacts in the grasses which could just be the compression as I imagine that it was not easy to get this to 200k. easily correct.

I'll give it a go in PS, but may not show up too well at 500px.
debster 13 693 3 England
23 Jan 2006 4:05AM
Thank you so much Cheryl for your help and for taking the time out to do the mod! I really, really appreciate it.

My knowledge of PS is very limited so I tend to just tweak the curves if necessary, use the USM and then add a border. Miles keeps offering lessons but he's SUCH a hard taskmaster Smile

Thanks again,

Miles Herbert Plus
15 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2006 4:30AM
That Chez Suzzy is mi m8. Gr8 mod darlin. U R so gud. Thx for reading this.

(wanders off muttering under his breath)
martinw 12 251 England
23 Jan 2006 4:30AM
Hi Debs, hope you don't mind me cutting in again, but have you tried sharpening with a high pass filter? It works well and seems to reduce the halo effect. Also if you have CS2 the smart sharpen seems to be quite effective.

Miles Herbert Plus
15 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2006 4:38AM
The other nice thing about High Pass is that you can erase the high pass layer in places, reduce it's opacity etc etc, so much more versatile then straight USM over the whole image.
debster 13 693 3 England
23 Jan 2006 4:47AM
Nice one Miles - that went right over my head!!

Thanks Martin - my NY resolution was to teach myself PS - hmmm, nearly the end of January - guess I should be making a start?

Thanks for all your help - it really is most appreciated.

martinw 12 251 England
23 Jan 2006 4:51AM
Yeah I've got few of NY resolutions things falling by the wayside -get fit, stop weekday drinking, get the web site sorted etc etc...

debster 13 693 3 England
23 Jan 2006 5:02AM
The only one I've kept so far is to only post photos I like, not just the ones I think will do well Smile

Good luck with the keeping fit thing - I did think about it......

owp 13 168
23 Jan 2006 6:00AM
you have certainly captured the light on the sand but . . not much of "a Hook" as Henson might say . . . and it's got halo's too! . . but if you like it? then at least your sticking to your reslolution LOL :] . .

sunshot 12 24 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2006 6:00AM
good detailed shot well taken
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
23 Jan 2006 7:33AM
What a great thread. Who needs TV for entertainment when you have EPZ! Just remember two things....

1) 350d
2) 17-40L

That should do it!

joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
23 Jan 2006 7:55AM
Hi Debs,

Just following all the chat here...

Don't worry about Miles. He's just a cynical old... anyway, if you want to jump around the beach you do that. Just don't drop the 20d. It may only be a digital camera :o) but they're expensive to replace...

As for the pic, well it's not one of your best, I have to say. Comp is a bit too central and I don't think the tree really works in that position. Light's good, though!

[ EDIT ] Oh, nearly forgot. Some great PS tutorials here.

[EDIT 2] Sharpening: to reduce haloes, reduce the radius in Unsharp Mask and reduce sharpening %. I tend to use 100-200%, radius 0.6 and a threshold of 3. Start with these values and experiment!
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
23 Jan 2006 8:44AM
good bit of light and the composition is there
owp 13 168
23 Jan 2006 11:41AM
. . . Hi Debs . . if your there . . phone me at home . . no's on your e-mail . . lost me mobile? Sad . . .


thanks for the tip / link Jules Smile
chris_taylor Junior Member 12 161 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2006 11:55AM
I see what you mean about the low-angled sun on the sand Debbie, that was the first thing that struck me upon viewing this.
johnjrp 13 432 5 Australia
23 Jan 2006 10:00PM
I like it Deb. Nice lighting . click. John
29 Jan 2006 11:06AM
Cracking shot! Click*

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