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Cool Blue

By Dee_licious1
Taken a couple of nights ago at Draycote Reservoir (our usual haunt). One of the first shots I took with the Nikon D70. Loved the cool blues in this (hope you do too). Adjustments made in Raw Shooter Essentials to lower the temp then finished in PSCS2 by adjusting the sky using Curves, then used curves on the lower half of the pic followed by a slight tweak with shadows/highlights. Final stage was to resize, move to a background layer, bevel the edges then add a drop shadow.

Big is better.

Thank you for looking.


Tags: Sunset Blue Water Landscape and travel

Voters: hjalmar1886, GillyB, pamelajean and 29 more

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paul_blue 13 7
26 Sep 2006 7:45PM
like the tones of blue here.

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Paul_cats 13 61 22 Scotland
26 Sep 2006 7:46PM
Oh yes! I really like this. Not bad for one of your first shots with a Nikon. Love the tones, crop and presentation.
highlander 15 32 Scotland
26 Sep 2006 8:01PM
Hello Dawn, the blue hour features well and the blend with the twilight reds makes a beautiful scene, accentuated by the reflected hues.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 9 Wales
26 Sep 2006 8:32PM
Love the blue tones.Excellent capture.
sooty 36 15 14 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2006 8:43PM
Cracking tones here Dawn. The overall blues in the sky reflect in the water, then leading you to just a small hint of orange as the sun sets. Good presentation.
AlistairJ 13 6 England
26 Sep 2006 8:46PM
Lovely work Dawn Smile
I have had my D70 almost a year now and not had a shot as good as this yet. Great capture.
26 Sep 2006 8:51PM
Good tones. Well captured.
jkennedy 13 4 1 Indonesia
27 Sep 2006 1:25AM
A lovely landscape shot. The blue colours and sky are glorious and the rocks help to balance the shot. Well done. CLIK,
Dee_licious1 14 23 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2006 6:05AM
Thank you all for your comments, they are very encouraging.

KBan 14 512 4 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2006 7:20AM
hi Dawn, you lost me in the description, but the final effect is superb!!
KKmoments 13 12 1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2006 1:05PM
I love this one too.... the colours/sky are just perfect... amazing how you see your home county through someone elses lens Smile Well done
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2006 5:25PM
Stunning image! Well presented. Deserves more attention than its received so far.

chrissd 13 304 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2006 7:11AM
this is worth an RC in my book click

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