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Under the boardwalk

By Nick_w      
I suppose we all go thro it. I've been having a bit of a crisis of confidence of late, probably due to not much in the way of new material and trying too many things processing wise.

So this might be the last upload for a while. I will continue to visit and get ideas.

Anyway this is an old image completely reprocessed.

I used CS5's HDR facility, which I found quite good, tho the noise is a problem in colour images (I actually like it in mono's) - tho I don't do many HDR's these days
I then used Silver EFEX Pro 2, to be honest the jurys still out, I'm not sure its really for me and how I want my images to look, but hey ho.

Anyway let me know what you think, honestly please.

I was trying for a slightly surreal effect. I've left the people in (dont know if you will see them at 1000px, but for me they give the image something else).

Final words really just my thoughts are with the family of a good friend who's funeral it is tomorrow, he was only 51.

Tags: Black and white Digitally manipulated Saltburn Landscape and travel

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Sean_Dillon 9 2 2 England
9 Oct 2011 6:12PM
Wow if youve got a crisis of confidence and your producing images like this - im gonna delete my full album - this is QUALITY!

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PinkK 9 80 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2011 6:24PM
This is excellent, love it!!!!
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
9 Oct 2011 6:41PM
Love it mate ... end of!!!

Ya know where we are if you need owt mate.

Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
9 Oct 2011 6:51PM
Excellent, mate.
We all gone through that sort of period. But no doubt you will come back stronger and better.
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
9 Oct 2011 6:55PM
The people in the shot are a nice touch Nick.
Nothing wrong with this from my seat Smile
fazzer 9 54 7 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2011 7:02PM
class shot from a very talented photographer
LesF 11 182 9
9 Oct 2011 7:22PM
Don't be to hard on yourself Nick, works well this.

Silver Efex will work the way you want it too, takes time and a lot of experimenting but it's all in that box I asure you Nick, just be patience and keeping working bit by bit witrh it, you'll see it will come.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
9 Oct 2011 7:27PM
A most inspiring image, I like what you have done toning wise---
MikeH 13 217 4 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2011 7:54PM
This is different Nick and such a great viewpoint. The shadow detail is wonderful.
Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2011 8:32PM
Its a beautifully contained composition and controlled exposure mate.

One eye leads the horizon , the other to the person and all under that sandwich of sand and pier. V.

Oozes quality , and the tides perfect Smile
Martin54 12 542 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2011 8:55PM
This works very well Nick, All the elements come together perfectly - texture in the timbers above, texture in the sand below, shadows from the uprights, plus the pier leading off to the right. Then to finish off there are the figures (or posts?) in the distance, which give depth to the image and a link to the horizon - the one between the 2nd & 3rd upright from the left is perfectly placed.

Keep up the good work,
Richsr 11 91 223 England
9 Oct 2011 9:29PM
Got the details and good light and shadows Nick, well worked IMHO
Regards Richard
oll1e Plus
11 57 2 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2011 1:36AM
smashing work nickSmile ,sorry to hear about your friend
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
10 Oct 2011 2:59AM
Excellent image, feels like I'm right under that bridge............Sandy
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2011 9:12AM
Mono works very well here love the shadows and detail captured under the foreground part of the pier.
Yes your right most of us do go through the confident's issues but we come out the other side feeling stronger i think.
Your confident's should be high for this image though Nick it is a great image and has a strong composition .

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
10 Oct 2011 10:40AM
Well, I'd be more than happy if this was mine, Nick Smile A wonderful image, with the light picking out the ripples in the sand...and yes, I can see the people! Wink
Trev Smile

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