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helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 8:38PM
Fantastic textures and composition Derek SmileSmile
Helen

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fazzer Plus
7 54 7 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 8:39PM
Looks like a steel arachnid , love that sky and the toning is superb
Regards Smile
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 8:47PM
Thank you for the award Helen. Really appreciate it.
Derek
27 Feb 2014 8:51PM
This is rather better than a 'test shot,' Derek. It works very well... a great sky, the cloud movement guiding the eye to the towers... the shapes in the wet sand...delectable textures... loads to look at!
I hope you don't mind if I make just a couple of suggestions: I think it gains considerably from a bit of a brightness lift, and also I think it looks a lot better presented against a lighter background, a mid grey perhaps, which would go well with the blue tone.

Regards

Alan
Charlie59 2 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 9:04PM
Lovely shot. Skeletal look works wellSmile
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 9:08PM

Quote:This is rather better than a 'test shot,' Derek. It works very well... a great sky, the cloud movement guiding the eye to the towers... the shapes in the wet sand...delectable textures... loads to look at!
I hope you don't mind if I make just a couple of suggestions: I think it gains considerably from a bit of a brightness lift, and also I think it looks a lot better presented against a lighter background, a mid grey perhaps, which would go well with the blue tone.

Regards

Alan



Thank you for your thoughts Alan. I did 3 versions of this and will upload the brighter version for interest.
You are probably right about the background. Something I dont pay enough attention to.
IanFlindt 11 740 21 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 9:08PM
What a wonderful shot this is, Derek. The foreground features may not immediately strike the untrained eye as being photogenic features, but my goodness they are striking in this beautifully balanced and toned image. Wish I had two User Awards to give each week.
27 Feb 2014 9:21PM
The increased brightness definitely works, brings it to life more.
I admit I have a bit of a thing about backgrounds/presentation... seems to me it's an integral part of visual imagery, and can sometimes have quite a transforming effect when treated sympathetically.


Alan
27 Feb 2014 9:34PM
fabulous black and white.
cheesey 10 2 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 9:49PM
Cracking mono image as it is, wonderful comp, tones and sky , cant wait to see the LE version Wink.
Cheesey.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.3k 29 England
27 Feb 2014 10:08PM
That's amazing! Like an awakening sea monster. Excellent in mono.
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derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 10:43PM
A big thank you to Chris and Adam for their awards. Cheers.
Greyheron 14 282 7 England
27 Feb 2014 11:03PM
You have a canny eye for a superb composition Derek - can't wait for that tide to come in Wink Brilliant in all respects…

Mike
NDODS Plus
5 5.0k 125 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 11:09PM
Image two seems to work better for me Derek, as I feel the extra contrast in image one masks some of that wonderful detail especially in the foreground.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2014 7:11AM
v1 for me derek wonderful tones and detail super comp a cracker nice one Wink
andy
Richsr Plus
9 90 223 England
28 Feb 2014 8:47AM
V1 for me too Derek,, good foreground details and mono tones through out
regards
Richard
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2014 9:32AM
Thank you for the UA Anthony. Its very much appreciated.
Derek
Another Derek masterpiece my friend.

Dougie
marktc Plus
5 86 14 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2014 11:52AM
Mean and moody just perfect! V1 for me I do like the darker shots. Another Derek masterpiece
28 Feb 2014 8:28PM
The combination of detail, composition and toning make this one stand out, Derek. Excellent image and both work equally well for me.
Alun
martinl 12 265 2 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 6:01PM
It's going to be well worth a return trip when the tides in Derek. A great find!.
Smile
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
3 Mar 2014 7:12PM
v1 for me too, Derek. Meaner, moodier and more heavyweight in appearance which matches the solid metal structure. The towers are so well placed at the focus of the cloud movement as well.

Dave

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