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BigE 12 3 England
21 Jun 2010 10:38PM
stunning! well done
philsmed 13 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2010 10:49PM
Great shot with good detail, and having had a scan through your pf, I think this is your best shot at this site in daylight - well taken.

Althought - is Photomatix different to using 'Photoshop CS3, several layers, adjustment layers and layer masks'?

kpnutt 14 13 1 England
21 Jun 2010 10:53PM
Fantastic shot, i would be happy to have that in my collection any day !!!
speybay 17 7 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2010 10:59PM
Brilliant shot ,bags of interest for the eye to ponder over.
Must admit im not a great photoshop follower but it does have its appeal to some.
W1ldside 11 29 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2010 11:17PM
Super Take Mate with good comp and effect
andy_AHG 12 106 6 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2010 11:21PM
Loving that intense colour Bill.

liparig 17 233 United States
21 Jun 2010 11:28PM
Porthos 11 80 1 Northern Ireland
22 Jun 2010 2:48AM
Lovely colours.....Derek
Dizize 11 United States
22 Jun 2010 3:12AM
Wow...amazing composition and color!!! Soooo very envious!
22 Jun 2010 5:48AM
Nice Shot
BillyGoatGruff 14 191 199 England
22 Jun 2010 8:16AM
Thank you very kindly, folks.

Quote:Althought - is Photomatix different to using 'Photoshop CS3, several layers, adjustment layers and layer masks'?

No idea, Phil! I've never used Photomatix. From what I've seen of its use. it seems all too easy to stray into cartoon territory. Although, when hadled well, it seems an excellent tool and is something I intend to try at some point.

barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2010 8:41AM
So much colour
Love this image
22 Jun 2010 11:49AM
WOW this is beautiful, fantastic shot!
User_Removed 14 11 11 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2010 5:17PM
Cracking image Bill, great composition and colour.

With regards using Photomatix Pro, you have two options 'HDR' and 'Exposure Fusion' which is what they call exposure blending. It's the HDR side of things that can lead to what you describe as 'cartoon territory' if its not handled correctly. If handled correctly it can produce some superb results, a bit like watching your first black and white image suddenly appear in the developing tray, I'm showing my age here!

The 'Exposure Fusion' would do exactly what you have described by using PS3 but with probably a lot less hassle - just my thoughts.

Kind regards

Chris C
BillyGoatGruff 14 191 199 England
22 Jun 2010 6:07PM
Thanks all.

And thanks, Chris for the heads up re: Phototmatix. A very useful insight, although doing up the house is soaking up my funds at the moment, so I'll have to keep doing these things the hard (but fun) way! Smile


jeronius 12 2 1 England
22 Jun 2010 11:23PM
Very good shot with some great processing.
Steve-T Plus
14 56 66 England
23 Jun 2010 12:00AM
I think I prefer your previous images for natural colour and sharpness and also for the definition of the sun. I'll resist a click here and look at the others Wink .Steve.
BillyGoatGruff 14 191 199 England
23 Jun 2010 2:57PM
Cheers all.

Thanks for the comment even if you didn't click on it, Steve. Actually, this had very little in the way of colour adjustment. Almost entirely done with contrast adjustments.

RockArea 15 18 3 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 5:39PM
Looks superb to me, Bill! The colours are great but it's the water and the way you've captured that wave that makes it for me.

colin63 13 6 England
24 Jun 2010 7:18PM
Lovely image Bill Great colour

Alan_Coles 15 178 11 Wales
14 Jul 2010 8:47AM
Large is indeed one of your "specials" Bill.

Epz has you as the featured on their front page today....I somehow missed this too so glad I was wandering around the pages.
jayjay52 12 2 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2010 6:06PM
Brilliant shot - wonderful colours

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