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Watching the Watcher

By Anthony      
Shot this evening in the company of Ian (Shutter Speed), Jill (Jillf) and Craig (Crdavies something something)

Shot RAW, 1 sec, f8, 100 ISO, 0.4 stop under exposed, tripod mounted of course. Medium ND and sunset Cokin filters. Aperture priority.

Adjusted in Phase 1, and Photoshop CS2. Sharpened, and removed a few blurry bits. I have also removed some blur from around the Watcher, as it was very obvious he had moved, and i wanted a cleaner image.

Comments and critiques are welcome.

Kind regards to Ian, Jill and Craig, nice to have met you again this evening.


Tags: Sunset Canon Lighthouse Architecture New brighton 300d Fort perch Watcher

Voters: Hanners, lilipolala, Chant57 and 43 more

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Hanners 16 875 10 Ireland
8 Apr 2006 12:28PM
Great composition and well exposed. CLICK
Pegon 16 78 1 England
8 Apr 2006 12:38PM
Nice work , good composition and tones .
Pete .
Sal42 15
8 Apr 2006 12:40PM
Fantastic shot, lovely tones and good lighting. Smile
ericfaragh Plus
18 149 6 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2006 1:02PM
Beautiful exposure, excellent use of the figure.
Alison_S 16 339 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2006 1:09PM
Lovely work, really nice tones and composition.

Bluke 16 303 1 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2006 1:13PM
another beautiful lighthouse shot....
John_Horner 16 12 2 England
8 Apr 2006 1:24PM
Lovley colours and good composition.
SueTurner 17 81 3 England
8 Apr 2006 1:25PM
This is beautiful.

Anthony 20 5.7k 17 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2006 1:37PM
thank you very much everyone, cheers.

CP_01 16 1
8 Apr 2006 1:41PM
Beautiful!!! Great job.
User_Removed 17 1.4k United Kingdom
8 Apr 2006 1:45PM
Great to meet up with you again Anthony.

Its a cracker of a shot...!

Will upload a little one I got after midnight Smile

Take care mate
Craig Smile
Anthony 20 5.7k 17 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2006 1:50PM

Look forward to it Craig.

banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4281 Canada
8 Apr 2006 2:09PM
Really beautiful shot that MUST be seen large.

I love the soft evening light, - well captured.

Anthony 20 5.7k 17 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2006 2:13PM
thank you Willie, nice of you to drop in my friend.

Sezz 17 619 15 England
8 Apr 2006 2:24PM
I have to agree with Willie, the large version is really beautifull, stunning light and soft colours, very well done.

Sez Smile
Anthony 20 5.7k 17 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2006 2:28PM
thank you Sez, very kind words.

jkennedy 15 4 1 Indonesia
8 Apr 2006 6:12PM
Super shot Anthony. Great colours and lighting. Strong composition and atmposphere. Definitely must be seen in the large version. Very well done.
8 Apr 2006 8:46PM
nice one! I like the colours, the composition works well

beaniebabe 16 2.3k England
8 Apr 2006 9:43PM
another great shot of your lighthouse Smile

Angie x

p.s wish i could of made it but it was not to be....can I have permission in advance for when I can though please Wink
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
8 Apr 2006 10:33PM
Nice work Anthony, as I said on Craig's shot, I really wish I could have made it.

Who's the model here and did you get a model release form Wink LOL

Take care

mr g 17 403 3 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2006 10:42PM
Great image and well worth the effort of Another great image of 'the' lighthouse
Jasbe 16 116 England
8 Apr 2006 10:50PM
Great lighting and silhouette.
stevieb 17 3.0k 2 Panama
9 Apr 2006 2:42AM
Normal service resumed Wink

Well deserved HC I think.
cdm36 18 391 7 England
9 Apr 2006 3:24AM
Nice control of exposure Smile.

Anthony 20 5.7k 17 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2006 3:49AM
wow thank you Pete and everyone else for your kind words.

The model, no idea who he is, he plonked himself up there with his dog, (who was just a blur after the 1 second exposure) and as I already had the shot lined up, took it.

Angie, permission granted.


Thanks folks

beaniebabe 16 2.3k England
9 Apr 2006 4:46AM
thanks (does that go for sut68 also? )and congratulations on HC very well deserved Smile

Angie x
Anthony 20 5.7k 17 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2006 4:48AM
of course it does, carry on.

Thanks about the HC, I'm dead chuffed, lol.

JouŠo 17 56 Finland
9 Apr 2006 5:22AM

chrisrudland 18 156 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2006 5:33AM
Good title, made me think for a minute what you meant. I like it.

Anthony 20 5.7k 17 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2006 5:43AM
thank you Jouko and Chris.

paul_indigo 18 259 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2006 6:37AM
Superb, strong image.
Anthony 20 5.7k 17 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2006 10:26AM
many thanks Paul.
gwyn h 17 432
9 Apr 2006 10:56AM
Beautiful work Anthony, good to see that Pete recognises it as such too. Well done.

Anthony 20 5.7k 17 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2006 11:37AM
cheer Gwyn.

shutter speed 17 370 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2006 12:18PM
Pleased you made it down last night Anthony, Superb image Congratulations on HC hope that helps justify your running out of the house to your wife.

Anthony 20 5.7k 17 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2006 12:32PM
cheers Ian, she would'nt really know a HC from an RC husband. (think about it) but it was all ok anyway.

Thanks again for the invite.

jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2006 2:47PM
This one slipped past.... but I found it! Hah! Superb work good Sir...

(we have just booked to stay in Ardnamurchan lighthouse in May, on the seconds week of our hols...can't wait)

Anthony 20 5.7k 17 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2006 10:01PM
thanks Jeanie, hope you have a lovely time.

gill_f 17 122 England
10 Apr 2006 7:54AM
The figure really makes this special. Wonderful colours too.
Thanks for turning a blind eye to the Nikon on your home turf.
Safely home in the South now... good to have met you all.
Anthony 20 5.7k 17 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2006 8:03AM
Nice to have met you too Gill. I dont mind the Nikon, I know you dont mean any harm, lol.

Take care, keep well.


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