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Shining Through

By BillyGoatGruff  
Hi all.

I was going to keep this up my sleeve for a while, but as Paul and Fran posted the nuclear part of our evening shoot at Priest's Cove, I decided I may as well join in!

45 minutes after yesterday's little snapette.
Almost nothing in the way of colour adjustments here. It's a two-exposure blend with some selective contrast massaging for those interested.
And yep, it really was that lovely! Grin

Thanks for dropping in.
Off to say hi to Bee, as she's just got home. Catch up soon.

Bill

Tags: Sunset Sea Cape cornwall Landscape and travel Priests cove The brisons

Voters: williamthorpe271, Georden, bigjim147 and 87 more

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Comments


Georden 4 11 England
5 Sep 2011 7:26PM
Fantastic colours & depth, great image

George

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5 Sep 2011 7:27PM
great image nice to see you didn`t keep it up your sleeve
zapar40 5 66 5 Wales
5 Sep 2011 7:29PM
superb tones, very dramatic.
nice one, ant.
5 Sep 2011 7:29PM
Incredible photo Bill. Looks like you all had a blast on the beaches in Cornwall!!
Jerry
pmorgan 9 217 13 England
5 Sep 2011 7:34PM
Does it get any more dramatic than this - I don't think so !!!!!!!!

Rgds
Paul
5 Sep 2011 7:40PM
That's a show stopper! Wonderfully striking, Bill.
Alun
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
5 Sep 2011 7:42PM
Sneaky ... and there was me feeling sorry for you being on the 'wrong' side of the cove Wink

Might be tempted to reduce the impact of the curved flares, but then I'm just being picky because I can Tongue Wink
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
5 Sep 2011 7:45PM
Looks brill, Bill Smile

Fran x

(Say Hi to Bee from me too!)
BillyGoatGruff 8 191 199 England
5 Sep 2011 7:46PM
Thanks all!


Quote:Sneaky ... and there was me feeling sorry for you being on the 'wrong' side of the cove Wink

Might be tempted to reduce the impact of the curved flares, but then I'm just being picky because I can Tongue Wink



If you know how to do that, I'm all ears, Paul! Had tentative go but abandoned it in the end, as I kind of liked them! Wink
strokebloke Plus
7 493 17 England
5 Sep 2011 8:13PM
Phenomenal Smile
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
5 Sep 2011 8:16PM
Done a quick test ... just use the dodge & burn tool set at a lowish opacity [say 15%] and 'shadows' then slowly burn in mate. Keep dabbing rather than brushing you get a much more natural result.

Just done it on this shot and it only took 30 seconds. Would be a little longer on the full resolution file though.

All completely useless if you like them though Wink Tongue
5 Sep 2011 8:26PM
A stunning image, love the sky...........Sandy
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
5 Sep 2011 8:33PM
Unbelievable sky. Drama by the bucketful. Fabulous image.

Dave
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2011 8:43PM
What a cracking image. The composition and drama are as good as I have seen in a coastal image in a long time Bill.
My only criticism is that on my monitor the image has a strong Magenta cast. I just had a play in PS and it was easy to correct using the colour balance layer if you are interested. Other than that. Outstanding.
Derek
Mynett 7 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2011 8:45PM
this just explodes onto my screen a very very well captured image, full of vibrant life and colour
5 Sep 2011 9:07PM
An image with a real WOW factor, Bill.
BillyGoatGruff 8 191 199 England
5 Sep 2011 9:16PM
Thanks again people!

Cheers for that, Paul. I'll give it a whirl! Knew there was an easy way, just couldn't remember what it was....duh! Wink
Bee says Hi back, Fran! Smile

Thanks, Derek.
It may be due to a Hightec 4-stop ND, although, tbh, I can't remember if I was using one at the time. I think, probably not.
It looks fine on my screen or I would have corrected it, and I've not had that kind of issue with other images.

Grateful for your lovely compliment, Linda Smile
martin.w Plus
13 388 22 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2011 9:49PM
Wow...an explosion of colour! Wink
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2011 12:26AM
WOW! that really is a stunner bill nice one Wink
andy
BillyGoatGruff 8 191 199 England
6 Sep 2011 8:10AM
Thanks again folks!

And special thanks to Laurel for the UA - a very nice surprise, sir! Smile
Ian-Munro 8 200 15 Wales
6 Sep 2011 12:22PM
congrats Billy bee! Grin
BillyGoatGruff 8 191 199 England
6 Sep 2011 1:12PM
Well, blimey!

Thanks, Pete! Never expected that! Smile

Cheers

Bill
BillyGoatGruff 8 191 199 England
6 Sep 2011 1:13PM
And thanks again to all who voted, too!
Coleslaw 10 13.4k 28 Wales
6 Sep 2011 1:13PM
He strikes when you least expected....Smile
Well done.
BillyGoatGruff 8 191 199 England
6 Sep 2011 1:14PM
Cheers, Cole!
sandyd 9 Scotland
6 Sep 2011 2:53PM
Love it cracking shot !!!
oll1e Plus
8 57 2 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2011 4:27PM
well done on the award Bill ,stunning sky ....wowWink
Emu72 6 7 1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2011 5:20PM
Congrats on the award! well worth it for this mate, would have resonded sooner but am away with work all week and limited wifi in some hotels Sad
Niknut Plus
5 1.1k 68 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2011 5:28PM
Amazing shot !......that's drama with a capital 'F'......wow !!!!!!!!!!!!
mattw 12 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2011 6:02PM
****** Bill, this is amazing!
BillyGoatGruff 8 191 199 England
6 Sep 2011 6:18PM
Gosh! Thank you kindly everyone!

I confess I was pretty pleased when I looked at the back of the camera! Smile
martinl Plus
12 263 2 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2011 7:02PM
Now that's a sky!!
Smile
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
6 Sep 2011 9:31PM
What to say?.. doesn't get much better does it! Smile
My congrat's Bill, well deserved HC!

SArah *
Fantastic shot Smile
6 Sep 2011 10:16PM
The thumbnail demanded that I open this one up, I'm glad I did! Fantastic seascape, massive drama in that sky and fabulous colour and detail throughout, top notch and a well deserved HC.

Rgds

Paul
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
7 Sep 2011 7:25AM
Excellent shot Bill, full of drama - congrats on the award.
BillyGoatGruff 8 191 199 England
7 Sep 2011 8:46AM
Thanks all!

And thanks Derek for your UA - very honoured to receive it! Smile
BURNBLUE Plus
9 12 1 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 6:25PM
Well done Bill, Excellent.

Si.
MikeBonsall 10 474 3 Guernsey
8 Sep 2011 8:44PM
Positively biblical Bill Smile

Mike
BillyGoatGruff 8 191 199 England
8 Sep 2011 8:56PM
Thanks very much Si and Mike!

Smile
JouŠo Plus
11 56 Finland
19 Sep 2011 6:02PM
Whoooooooooaaa, Bill! Superb shot!

Jouko
Morgs 7 20 62 Wales
27 Oct 2011 11:58AM
I missed this one. What a wonderfully crisp shot with a sky to die for. Well deserving of the badge.

Dave
ianrobinson Plus
6 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2011 7:07PM
This is amazing stuff, if i had an award to give i would.Sad

I could learn a lot from someone like you.

Ian.
BillyGoatGruff 8 191 199 England
10 Nov 2011 7:38PM
Very kind compliments, guys! Thank you Smile

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