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Shell Point

By geoffrey baker
Probably the last from the meet, I've got lots of others but they look much like shots that others have uploaded and as the light wasn't that good I see no point using them.

I ticked the "digitally manipulated" box because I changed the sky.
I placed the shell there, about a foot in front of the camera and used the smallest aperture for maximum DOF so that part is real, oh, and I made a copy layer, turned the top one to B&W and rubbed a hole in it where the shell is with the eraser tool.

The light was dead flat so there's not much shadow around the shell, I tried to add a bit though.

I'm too honest for this game Wink

It's not brilliant I know but I just felt like trying something different.

Tags: Mono Black and white Digitally manipulated Nash point Landscape and travel South wales gtg 08

Voters: Bob_V, Strobe, graceland and 19 more


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Strobe 14 1.3k United States
16 Jan 2008 3:14PM
Great one Geoff, I like this one as it is different from the rest.
Cheers
Marc
graceland 16 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2008 3:20PM
Very Good Like it
Bodiewil 14 46 Wales
16 Jan 2008 3:35PM
Great work Geoff very clever..

Dave
vimp 15 7 Romania
16 Jan 2008 3:42PM
Good work.
VIMp
Coleslaw 16 13.4k 28 Wales
16 Jan 2008 3:47PM
B&W is a bit flat for my liking, Geoff.
Cheating cheating cheating...thats all you think of all the time....Smile But at least you are honest....:-p
casson 15 3 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2008 4:28PM
Clever stuff, like no2 alot
john
olbell 14 47 1 England
16 Jan 2008 4:33PM
Nice shot, i prefer the 2nd version but don't think it needs that shell. Personally i think the naturally lead in lines of the rocks are enough for the foreground.

Rgds Ollie
robway 16 318 Wales
16 Jan 2008 4:52PM
I go for V2, i like the extra amount of light. Lovely image.
John
geoffrey baker 17 501 1 Wales
16 Jan 2008 5:04PM
Thanks everyone Smile
Yes, version 1 was a bit flat so I've uploaded a second version which is better, I should've done it right in the first place, just not thinking straight today Sad

Thanks Cole for alerting me to it.
Phil_Morgan 15 182 1 Wales
16 Jan 2008 5:32PM
Version 2 far better mate. Hope your feeling better? Would love to have seen it after you all laughing at me in the river!! Wink A dangerous hobby this photography! Lol.

Phil.
geoffrey baker 17 501 1 Wales
16 Jan 2008 5:36PM
Thanks Phil.
Sorry you missed my fall but I'm sure as heck not planning to do it again, that's for sure, I'm wrecked Sad
Geoff.
Rob_Taylor 17 661 5 Wales
16 Jan 2008 6:38PM
Good one Geoff, I really like this.
I'm impressed that you seem to have had the idea in mind when you placed the shell there and took the shot ....that's good thinking and planning Smile

Rob
geoffrey baker 17 501 1 Wales
16 Jan 2008 7:08PM
Thanks Rob, oh, I'm good at thinking and planning, just not good at doing Wink

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