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Slippery When Wet

By BlueRoom
This is a picture I'm very fond of. It has the look of something that has been heavily manipulated but this is exactly what you see as you turn to come down from the look out area at the end of Bude breakwater. I’ve added a light touch of fractilius, cos I love what it does to the textures, tweaked it in curves and indulged in a little dodging and burning, but that’s all. The nearest relative to this in my PF would be ‘Pebbles In The Rain’ and I would dearly love to build up a series of these natural but slightly strange coastal landscapes, but they’re not that easy to spot.

View Large for EXTRA vertigo, then hold on tight.

Tags: General Specialist and abstract Ow Landscape and travel Bumpity Bumppity

Voters: ade_mcfade, shutterlag, BERTRAM and 48 more

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ade_mcfade 18 15.2k 216 England
25 Jun 2008 3:22PM
wow - one I wish I'd taken, it's fantasitc
BERTRAM 14 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2008 3:26PM
great shot well done.
richy 18 1 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2008 3:34PM
Superb shot, love it, great processing.
thetriguy 17 23 12 United States
25 Jun 2008 4:27PM
A wonderful shot that's been well processed. You're right about the large version: I started to get woozy.
Best, Bill
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2008 4:50PM
It is a brilliant find. Its curves and twists are like something out of an elf story book. I can imagine a little creature with pointed toes and hat walking up there any minute now
I love the effect on the stones.
Great processing.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2527 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2008 4:50PM
Wild, improbable lines, so much more satisfying when something like this composition occurs for real. The filter is incidental to the picture's power, which is how I prefer it.
25 Jun 2008 5:16PM
Feel dizzy just looking at it. Excellent
Mikelane 15 1 Wales
25 Jun 2008 5:31PM
Excellent capture love it well done
User_Removed 18 16 1 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2008 6:09PM
about to take the first step... oh, no, it's only a pisture.... It looks so 3D you walk on it. into my favs blUe.

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bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
25 Jun 2008 6:52PM
super processing
Possum 15 148 England
25 Jun 2008 8:54PM
So real you can feel you're there (hanging on for all I'm worth Smile). The processing brings this out of the frame; excellent work.
SueEley 16 279 96 Wales
25 Jun 2008 9:31PM
Super. This works both at the 'weeird!!!!' level, and at the superb textures level. Composition is good, too! Wouldn't want to walk down it!
RockArea 15 18 3 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2008 10:20PM
Super image. I love those fractaliassed stones and the nicely painted handrails.

petra16 16 169 Scotland
26 Jun 2008 10:26AM
I will gladly make this 30# wow hold on tight when you view large its the textures

Stevekriti 14 18 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 10:05PM
Brilliant, dont know how i missed this one yesterday! so glad I took a 2nd look.
kitsch 16 439 4 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 10:09PM

love the angle/way you have treated it... straight to faves Smile
proz 17 205 United States
27 Jun 2008 1:46AM
So reminds me of "the crooked little man"
DaveU 16 1.4k 127 England
27 Jun 2008 8:17AM
This is one of those deceptive shots where the thumbnail looks positively bland, but where the image blossoms when opened large. The textures and detail are impressive, and topped off nicely by the crazy vertigo inducing viewpoint.
RoyBoy 17 303 2 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2008 10:42PM
A really lovely, ususal image. Top marks for spotting this one. Really impressive when viewed large.
BlueRoom 16 73 20 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2008 12:10AM
Wow ! Thanks Jo. I've always wanted a kitsch award and I'm particularly pleased you chose this one which is one of my own favourites. Smile
davidhu 16 19 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2008 9:04AM
Excellent work Eric. Like the perspective on this and the processing really brings out the shapes and textures.
The_Collector 16 4 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2008 11:37PM
wow this is some trippy shot Erk, just love the textures and lines in this. I reckon the guy doing these railings must have been chewing his face off the night before lol!
BlueRoom 16 73 20 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2008 11:45PM
Thanks a lot for your Loony Gong Daz. I'm so pleased this pic is finding some friends.

shortski 16 3 1 England
1 Jul 2008 12:42AM
LoVe this pic eRk........jojo
Milla 14 7 2 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2008 11:59AM
Wow, the shot itself is fantastic, but that's Bumpity, Bumppity, Ow, Ow, Ow. what totally made my day. Had to stop the mad laughter as soon as I've hit 'large' though. Smile
JohnH37 15 1 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2008 12:45AM
oppo 16 6 2 Scotland
1 Oct 2008 10:49PM
I would want a rope before I went down there. Love it !


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