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Bleak House

By BillyGoatGruff  

For those of you who survived my Wagnerian onslaught yesterday, here's something from an overcast, flatly-lit, windy, spray filled May afternoon in 2008.

Godrevy Lighthouse, Northwest Cornwall.
Although previously uploaded, I reprocessed it yesterday wearing a slightly different head.
For the better, I think. And significantly different from my previously lurid technicolor extravaganza.

3x1 crop with an excursion into LAB mode to help colour separation, some contrast tweaks in RGB mode followed by another trip into LAB to desaturate it using "curves" back into the bleak, blusteriness of my distant memory.

Maybe you'll like, maybe you won't.
I do, as it happens.

Go large! It makes sense.

Thanks for looking.



Tags: Cornwall Waves Lighthouse Sea Rock Coast Overcast Godrevy Landscape and travel Blustery

Voters: andy210966, martinl, sut68 and 95 more

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andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
8 Dec 2010 9:07AM
A great shot Bill - well done!


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martinl 14 266 2 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2010 9:13AM
Me likes!
BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
8 Dec 2010 9:33AM
Wow! Thanks, Pete!
Gobsmacked doesn't even come close!!


Ian-Munro 9 200 15 Wales
8 Dec 2010 9:35AM
Take that Bill!!!!!! Wink

Awesome shot!
BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
8 Dec 2010 9:53AM
And, of course, thanks very much to you all!
Your attention, comments and votes are, as always, most and deeply appreciated!

Rob66 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2010 10:18AM
Cracking shot - large version is fantastic.
FredF 11 1 France
8 Dec 2010 10:21AM

CathyI 13 344 3 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2010 11:39AM
I like it! I think the mood conveys the drama of the location well...
BlueRoom 11 73 20 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2010 12:13PM
Superb. I love the energy in the waves, those lovely wet rocks and that splendidly authentic Cornish beach feel. It realy needs LARGE for all that to come across, but it's all there in spades.
A very well deserved EC.

edrhodes 12 547 12 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2010 12:17PM
Do for me Bill. Well deserved award.

martinl 14 266 2 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2010 12:22PM
Just come back for another peek, and glad it got an award Bill, well deserved.
BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
8 Dec 2010 12:29PM
Thanks guys!

Quote:Just come back for another peek, and glad it got an award Bill, well deserved.

Just came back myself, Martin, just to make sure I hadn't dreamt it!

LesF 11 182 9
8 Dec 2010 6:11PM
Now that's a shot and a half looking large, which by the way you MUST do.

Congrats on the EC Bill

BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
8 Dec 2010 6:36PM
Thank you very much, Les.
Most appreciated.

Nigel_95 Plus
11 260 2 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2010 9:21PM
Stunning image Bill. Congratulations on the EC award.

BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
9 Dec 2010 8:09AM
Thanks very much peeps!
And especial thanks to Jonathan for you GEA! Golly, I'm stunned!

IRaddict 14 34
9 Dec 2010 11:03AM
Real and moody.
Good stuff
Sezz 12 617 15 England
9 Dec 2010 11:50AM
The large version is awesome Bill - many congrat's for your awards Smile

Sarah *
Alan_Coles 11 178 11 Wales
9 Dec 2010 12:28PM
Stonking image Bill and as with all yours viewed LARGE is EXTRA special... congrats on the award - well deserved.
BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
9 Dec 2010 1:00PM
Thank very very much, Steve, Sarah and Alan.


oll1e Plus
10 57 2 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2010 5:56PM
wha hoo nice one Bill ,looks really stunning large and all the work was worth it Smile
BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
9 Dec 2010 6:22PM
Hey thanks Ollie!

stunning one! congrats on the awardSmile!
Sue_R Plus
11 11 6 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2010 6:50PM
Congrats on the awards. Just has to be viewed large.

Sue Smile
Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
10 Dec 2010 3:16PM

Quote:Gobsmacked doesn't even come close!!

So was I when I opened up the big one....viewing smaller does this no justice. Open up and enjoy the detail!
BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
10 Dec 2010 9:05PM
Thanks everyone!
And, Pete, that's a real compliment.
Thank you very much!!

alfpics Plus
15 361 1 England
13 Dec 2010 10:15AM
Great shot and congrats on potw!
BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
13 Dec 2010 10:26AM

Thank you very much Pete and all the Team!
This has been a very unexpected pleasure!


Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
13 Dec 2010 10:38AM
Magnificent and congrats.
LesF 11 182 9
13 Dec 2010 11:17AM
POTW congratulations Bill

elkiebrooks 14 83 5 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2010 11:24AM
A worthy winner. Muchos congratulations.
BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
13 Dec 2010 11:29AM
Thanks guys!
It was a complete surprise!!

C_Daniels 12 399 10 England
13 Dec 2010 11:49AM
Superb viewed large, so much sharp detail and atmosphere !
13 Dec 2010 11:55AM
Spectacular shot, doesn't even fit on the monitor.
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2010 12:25PM
As has been said time and again this really comes alive large. A great shot Bill and nice to see it getting the attention and awards that it deserves.
Outlander 8 73
13 Dec 2010 1:15PM
ya cannot beat a lighthouse in stormy weather,and you`ve done it justice,its got the X factor.
dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2010 1:36PM
awesome Bill and deserved all the awards.
BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
13 Dec 2010 5:09PM
Thank you all!

edrhodes 12 547 12 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2010 5:43PM
Congrats on POTW Bill.

JouŠo 13 56 Finland
13 Dec 2010 5:57PM
bloody hell, Bill! Smile

Well done on all those awards!!!

BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
13 Dec 2010 6:06PM
Cheers guys!

colin63 9 6 England
13 Dec 2010 6:31PM
Superb image Bill and well done with all the awards well deserved

ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2010 8:33PM
A whole bunch of very well deserved accolades Bill, this is an outstanding capture and would look great on the canvas you've just won
wyatturp 12 2 England
13 Dec 2010 8:55PM
well done that man, great detail, hope it is on the wall, by next MondaySmile

Platchet 10 5 8 Wales
14 Dec 2010 12:49PM
Large is bloody immense!!!
ChristineL 12 39 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2010 1:55PM
congratulations on the well deserved awards and POTW,
Emu72 8 7 1 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2010 3:09PM
Yeah spot on Bill! Congrats on all the awards.

BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
14 Dec 2010 3:30PM
Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!

Just sent off the tif for printing: can't wait ti get it back!

Richsr 10 91 223 England
15 Dec 2010 1:44PM
Congrats on the POTW and the other awards to Bill.
Regards Richard
icphoto Plus
16 2.4k England
15 Dec 2010 5:15PM
A Billy Belter! Well done.
zapar40 7 66 5 Wales
15 Dec 2010 7:02PM
outstanding, a must view large image.
garymcparland 10 338 3 Northern Ireland
16 Dec 2010 11:55AM
Many congrats on POTW Bill, well deserved.

BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
16 Dec 2010 1:40PM
Cheers guys!

DannoM 9 58 England
17 Dec 2010 8:51AM
Hey Bill I work with a mate of yours Tim, who just showed me this fine photo. I knew instantly it was photo of the week on about some lessons Smile

18 Dec 2010 12:14PM
Pin sharp, excellent, very well done.
- Sindre
9 Jan 2011 1:27PM
Looked at it large its a great capture well done
chris-p Plus
12 66 England
13 Jan 2011 3:00PM
Well done Bill..
Balwant 6 1 4 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 4:20PM
This one is a very interesting capture especially the foreground details and the waves.The lighting is just perfect. Well done. You have interesting images in your gallery. Regards, Balwant

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