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ChrisStyles 13 387 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2013 7:39PM
Cracking sky,
Chris.
23 Sep 2013 7:40PM
The long exposure has given this a lovely feel.

Jude
23 Sep 2013 8:07PM
Love the misty looking sea and the light on the lighthouse Grin
Yogendra 17 22 1 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2013 8:10PM
Stunning Shot, Superb.
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2013 8:15PM
Have a wellie Grin
luckybry 11 3 Scotland
23 Sep 2013 8:20PM
fantastic image grt composition
23 Sep 2013 8:28PM
Stunning long exposure image Smile

Brian J.
garymcparland 14 343 3 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2013 8:38PM
Thanks everyone and really appreciate the wellie Jeanie Smile Smile
GillyB 16 317 8 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2013 8:41PM
Love the light and composition, the long exposure adds a touch of magic!

gill Smile
garymcparland 14 343 3 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2013 8:44PM
Thanks very much for the GEA Gill Smile
ColleenA Plus
8 483 7 Australia
23 Sep 2013 9:08PM
Wow...an amazing capture...beautifully captured
fazzer 12 54 7 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2013 9:12PM
A beauty
jeremySmile
John_Horner 15 12 2 England
23 Sep 2013 9:23PM
Superb capture.

Well done and congrats on the awards.

John
23 Sep 2013 9:34PM
Amazing shot, the sky is just stunning.

Kenny
richmowil Plus
12 447 2 England
23 Sep 2013 9:48PM
Excellent Image!!
23 Sep 2013 9:51PM
Great shot Gary. Love the detail in the rocks and overall the slow shutter speed has really worked well with a great pattern to the water movement.
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
11 112 38 Wales
23 Sep 2013 10:34PM
Wonderful capture and beautifully processed, Gary.
Alun
DilysT 10 2 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2013 11:23PM
Beautiful!
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 12:16AM
Totally brilliant - I love the early morning light on the lighthouse.
Beautiful sky and lovely long exposure.
KateGrinGrinGrin
garymcparland 14 343 3 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 9:05AM
Thanks very much everyone and thanks Jeremy for your UA Smile
24 Sep 2013 11:15AM
Superb image Gary - so much to like about it.

Phil.
puertouk 9 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 11:21AM
A stunning image, but why ISO 400, rather than ISO 100?
garymcparland 14 343 3 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 11:58AM
Thanks everyone and thanks a lot for the EC Pete Smile

Hi Stephen, thanks for your comment. This shot is in fact a blend of two images as i always do when shooting with the Lee Big Stopper. The long exposure parts of the sky and water are ISO 400 which as you can see was a 5 minute exposure. If i shot it at ISO 100 it would have been a far longer exposure and i dont have that much patience. I took a second shot without the big stopper at F16 ISO100 i think, Cloudy white Balance and blended it for the rock area below the lighthouse, on the right and bottom left. I do this because i find shadow areas sometimes become a little muddy when using the Big stopper, at least thats my experience. Any noise that appeared in the sky was fairly easily dealt with in Camera RAW and photoshops noise reduction software.
The 5d Mark II can take a very high quality image even at ISO 400.
Hope that helps explain Smile
Gary
derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 1:15PM
Saw the thumbnail and guessed this was yours Gary. An absolute beaut. I love that combination of the soft water and sky combined with the clarity and detail of the rocks and the lighthouse. Colours are gorgeous and the comp is very strong. Definitely gets my UA today.
Derek
derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 1:19PM

Quote:Thanks everyone and thanks a lot for the EC Pete Smile

Hi Stephen, thanks for your comment. This shot is in fact a blend of two images as i always do when shooting with the Lee Big Stopper. The long exposure parts of the sky and water are ISO 400 which as you can see was a 5 minute exposure. If i shot it at ISO 100 it would have been a far longer exposure and i dont have that much patience. I took a second shot without the big stopper at F16 ISO100 i think, Cloudy white Balance and blended it for the rock area below the lighthouse, on the right and bottom left. I do this because i find shadow areas sometimes become a little muddy when using the Big stopper, at least thats my experience. Any noise that appeared in the sky was fairly easily dealt with in Camera RAW and photoshops noise reduction software.
The 5d Mark II can take a very high quality image even at ISO 400.
Hope that helps explain Smile
Gary



I am guessing you have a fairly straight forward method to select and separate the rocks from the sea on the separate layers?
garymcparland 14 343 3 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 2:10PM
Hi Derek

Firstly thanks very much for your UA, very much appreciated Smile

I either just use a soft edge eraser or mask it using a soft brush depending on how simple it is. I can go over the edges a bit as it is just the shadow areas i worry about.

Gary
pmorgan 14 217 13 England
24 Sep 2013 6:12PM
Haven't got my UA to give Gary, but it's worth it - be surprised if this isn't POTW!!!!!
Stunning image, love it!
tripodted 15 32 1 Northern Ireland
24 Sep 2013 9:37PM
Stunning image and very kind of you to share how you blended the images to achieve the final result.
We haven't seen the sky or for that matter Scrabo Tower for the past few days as the clouds have been so low.
Richsr 14 91 223 England
25 Sep 2013 5:11PM
congrats on the EC Gary.
bayliner185 14 16 1 Northern Ireland
26 Sep 2013 7:14PM
Very fine image Gary, deserving of the votes and awards given. Interesting to see the details of your processing technique for long exposure shots, thanks for sharing that.

Jim
31 Oct 2014 9:39PM
One of the best image I ever saw.

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