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redshank 13 1 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 1:18PM
Stunning shot,Super ambience and comp.
Coleslaw 17 13.4k 28 Wales
10 Aug 2009 1:19PM
Don't mind the color even though it is rather much, but it is quite flat for my liking...
BillyGoatGruff 15 191 199 England
10 Aug 2009 1:29PM
This is lovely, Geoffrey!
Really wonderful colour.

Alas, I've not got photoshop here at work and cannot upload a mod, so I'll have to describe what I'd do!

The highlighted water in the foreground seems just a tad too dark and lacking a little contrast against the surroundings and I think it would benefit by being lifted a bit.
An un-modified curves layer set to screen blending mode and a gradient fill on the layer mask would easily achieve this, and could be controlled with the opacity slider.
Similarly, a modified curves layer with a gradient fill would also work.

You may not agree, but I think lifting just the highlights would really help the quality of light inherent in this image.
If I get time this evening, I'll try and upload something to demonstrate my waffle later!

DDM 13 Scotland
10 Aug 2009 1:31PM
Cracking picture Geoffrey. Great composition and dof.
motorsportpictures 13 289 23 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 1:32PM
casson 16 3 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 1:35PM
Lovely sea scape
AlanWillis 13 67 England
10 Aug 2009 1:46PM
I must try one like this, great shot.
10 Aug 2009 1:54PM
Fabulous image (V1), but I feel the foreground is a little dark. My mod has been done in PS by using Image -> Adjustments -> Shadow/Highlight... then at Shadows 25 and Highlights 3.
geoffrey baker 18 501 1 Wales
10 Aug 2009 2:09PM
Thanks everyone.
Thanks for the mod David, it's better, mine did need lifting a bit.
I knew there was a photo in there somewhere Smile

puffinlady 13 19 Canada
10 Aug 2009 3:17PM
super duper job here Smile
Rock 20 10 2 England
10 Aug 2009 3:31PM
The mod has over brightened the original capture.

geoffrey baker 18 501 1 Wales
10 Aug 2009 3:39PM
Thanks both Smile
Thanks for your User Award Rock.

Techno Plus
13 6.6k 8 England
10 Aug 2009 3:39PM
Attracted the big guns with this one Geoffrey and deservedly so, cracking image and my personal preference is for V2 just gives it that little "pop".
Top quality work..

geoffrey baker 18 501 1 Wales
10 Aug 2009 3:43PM
Thanks Mal Smile
If only I'd uploaded V2 first then eh? lol.
Although it's interesting to see other people's mods and ideas.

A Booth 20 11 4 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 3:46PM
superbly composed seascape, the afterglow effect is stunning. excellent image.
Richsr 15 91 223 England
10 Aug 2009 3:53PM
Nice seascape and good tones too.
Regards Richard.
paulrosser 13 22 Wales
10 Aug 2009 4:29PM
Stunning colour mate. Well done,
Regards, Paul.
tomcat 16 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 4:32PM
truly amazing colours

DaveMead 13 23 14 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 4:37PM
Super shot. I would be more than happy with either version.
taggart Plus
17 47 15 United States
10 Aug 2009 5:03PM
Enchanted water--- v2 is especially nice!
BillyGoatGruff 15 191 199 England
10 Aug 2009 5:49PM
Hi Geoffrey!
Some mods for your perusal.
The first two are as described earlier.
The third is a bit more fiddly!

Hope they meet with your approval! Smile

All the best
geoffrey baker 18 501 1 Wales
10 Aug 2009 6:04PM
Thanks everyone Smile

Wow!, thanks for taking the time to do those mods Bill.
I quite like the last one, out of context it might look a bit OTT but as I scrolled through them, seeing it all build up nicely the last one does look very nice indeed.

Thanks again.
Enmark 13 5 5 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 6:05PM
Go suck Baker . You need an ASBO putting up images like this.
Show us ya Barnie. LOL

Superb mate just stunning .
pmorgan 15 217 13 England
10 Aug 2009 6:24PM
Hi Geoff, done a mod (hope you don't mind?) picking up on Bill's suggestion.

geoffrey baker 18 501 1 Wales
10 Aug 2009 6:36PM
Thanks mark, lol, I haven't worked on my Barnies yet but after looking at the photos the rest of you took I reckon I came in 5th on the day, although I did get some nice butterfly shots up there Wink

Thanks Paul, heck no, of course I don't mind, I'm honoured that people have taken the time to do mods on my photos, I'm sure it is a great help to a lot of people, me included lol.

I think the whiteness in the waves is good, maybe not quite so white though, on my monitor anyway cos there was one heck of a glow that night so the waves would've been coloured a bit more, but it's given me food for thought Smile
Thank you.
BillyGoatGruff 15 191 199 England
10 Aug 2009 6:48PM
Another variation - slightly less OTT!
Ah...I see Paul's beaten me to it! LOL

Amazing, the endless variety of what can be achieved!

10 Aug 2009 6:54PM
Wonderful image Geoff, V2 for me the higher contrast separates the colours and detail of the image. I quite like Paul Morgans mod, but you were there and took it, so I'll go with your version.
Thanks for your assistance earlier.

geoffrey baker 18 501 1 Wales
10 Aug 2009 6:55PM
Lol, isn't that always the case Wink
I know, it's difficult to know which way to go with shots like this, like you say the possibilities are endless.
There are some good ideas there though, I'll take a bit more time in future and try to get it right before I upload Smile

Thanks everyone for the mods.
susanbarton 14 11 1 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 7:11PM
Absolutely stunning! V1 for me a shade deeper

mitchy81 13 1 18 England
10 Aug 2009 7:13PM
Very Nice, although I do prefer Mod 5.
geoffrey baker 18 501 1 Wales
10 Aug 2009 7:13PM
Oops, sorry Dougie, didn't see your comment there mate, we must've both been typing the same time lol.
geoffrey baker 18 501 1 Wales
10 Aug 2009 7:15PM
Thanks Susan and Phil, same again lol, I must learn to type faster, i can't keep up.
SteveMoulding 13 3 7 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 8:05PM
Stunning well timed exposure. Beautiful colour and composition.
Ian-Munro 14 200 15 Wales
10 Aug 2009 9:10PM
gregl 17 19 1 England
10 Aug 2009 9:16PM
Fantastic shot Geoff. The colour is extraordianry - it must have been inspiring to have seen it.
geoffrey baker 18 501 1 Wales
10 Aug 2009 10:07PM
Thanks guys, yes, it was great.
sable 14 9 7 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 10:41PM
Two exceptionaaly good images v2 is my favourite - Elizabeth
geoffrey baker 18 501 1 Wales
10 Aug 2009 11:46PM
Thanks Elizabeth.
Ray42 14 3 England
11 Aug 2009 7:18AM
Nice shot - all those red tones - must have been some sight - plenty of suggestions and mods each one has their merit - I should think there are as many again mods - the picture lends it self to varations, certainly food for thought but you had to have a good shot to start with - Nice one
geoffrey baker 18 501 1 Wales
11 Aug 2009 11:22AM
Thanks ray.
Mikelane 15 1 Wales
11 Aug 2009 11:39AM
Excellent work ,really well done regards
Pegon 17 78 1 England
11 Aug 2009 1:39PM
Lovely light and tones V2 has just given that lift.
geoffrey baker 18 501 1 Wales
11 Aug 2009 1:57PM
Thanks guys.
Tonio 15 Mauritius
12 Aug 2009 10:49AM
Great shot > stunning . You are a lucky guy. You were there at the right time. wow the colours!!
Yes , photography needs a lot of patience.
Take care Geoffrey.
Antonio - Mauritius Island.
[email protected]
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
12 Aug 2009 11:42AM
Reflective beauty, Goff. Ron.
cassiecat 14 39 46 England
12 Aug 2009 1:52PM
this is lovely although bills suggestions spot on as i love pauls mod.lesley
geoffrey baker 18 501 1 Wales
12 Aug 2009 2:02PM
Thanks all.
steviehutch 15 18 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2009 10:49PM
outstanding image!
geoffrey baker 18 501 1 Wales
13 Aug 2009 10:52PM
Thanks Stephen.

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