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He's on the beach

By NexusImages  
Hi Folks,

Took this shot after a lovely evening at the beach with my family, Sisters, nephews and nieces. We set off to find a shipwreck in Braunton but after a bit of a wild goose chase we called it a day and landed on the beach at Woolacombe.
This is the usual recipe of an AEB of 3 (-1,0 and +1 apart), put together using photomatix, light fiddled about with in lightroom, sharpened up a bit in photshop using a high pass filter (at 3.9 for those interested), one or two dust bunnies removed, exposure increased a tiny bit and gamma corrected a tiny bit.
Hope you like it. Thanks for looking Smile

Tags: Sunset Beach Digitally manipulated Woolacombe Landscape and travel Paddlers

Voters: JouŠo, Dave_Henderson, jonny250 and 88 more

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JouŠo 13 56 Finland
25 Jul 2008 12:39PM
POTD for me! Gorgeous shot! Fabulous blues and yellows Smile


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Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
25 Jul 2008 12:42PM
Excellent exposure and movement.
25 Jul 2008 12:43PM
Fantastic shot - great colours. Tracey
RipleyExile 15 1.6k 17 England
25 Jul 2008 12:46PM
For me the picture is the sky and the sunset (plus it's reflection) and the figures and headland balance it out nicely. You could easily chop off the bottom so the horizon was on the bottom third and the image wouldn't suffer at all.
buxton 10 England
25 Jul 2008 12:51PM
Superb shot.
Guillaume 11 119 2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 12:52PM

Quote:You could easily chop off the bottom so the horizon on the bottom third and the image wouldn't suffer at all

I am afraid I would disagree with this. The movement in the water in the f/g is actually an important element of the composition of this image imho. However, if you wanted to crop it, a tigther, square crop removing the left third of the picture could work and the resulting image would still capture all the crucial elements. I don't think the people to the left add that much to be honest.

It's a great shot and you've captured some stunning colours in the sky.
Barbaraj 11 450 England
25 Jul 2008 1:09PM
Wonderful colours and seascape and the movement of water and sky. Really good.
MNPHOTO 9 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 1:24PM
FredF 11 1 France
25 Jul 2008 1:34PM
great image, well taken.

NEWMANP 10 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 1:46PM
lovely image with the swirling, and inclusion of the figures on the third,
Richsr 11 91 223 England
25 Jul 2008 1:51PM
Like your composition and the tones in this - well captured and processed.
Regards Richard.
User_Removed 10 485 13 England
25 Jul 2008 1:57PM
a stunner Mandy, superb shot

MarkBroughton 10 286 1 England
25 Jul 2008 3:35PM
A beauty Mand, well done on the HC Smile
JouŠo 13 56 Finland
25 Jul 2008 4:07PM
well done on the HC!

Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 4:46PM
A superb shot. I like the contrast of cool colours on the left against the warm ones on the right.
flyingseale 11 400 3 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 4:48PM
Certainly worth a HC. You and Bruffy took your photos at about the same time judging by the sky? Thanks for sharing your process even though I don't understand it all!

mattw 14 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 4:50PM
Beautiful work, full of interest across the entire frame. The people make a fine focal point, and I do like the swirling water in the foreground...
oh and that sky...
sherlob Plus
12 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 4:53PM
Another HC! And well deserved to boot... love the clarity to this.

cassiecat 9 39 46 England
25 Jul 2008 4:53PM
lovely colours, trying to fathom out landscapes and filters, did you use any for these shots?
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 5:19PM
Simply superb!

NexusImages 11 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 7:23PM
Firstly, many thanks to all views, comments and clicks.
Jouko, Ta very mucho Smile
Zander, I had a feeling someone was going to pull me up on the midline horizon!
Guillaume, you and I agrree Smile I liked the water movement.
Mike, Yes, you are right, Bruffy and I did take our shots at the same time. Barefoot on the rocks didn't appeal so I took the lowground, he took the highground Smile (no danger of getting in each others shots that way either)
Adam, another.....! was shocked to get the first but two can't be a wind up ...can it?
Cassiecat, I used a cokin X 121m (useful wee things too)
Thanks again to all, tomorrow is a sunrise at St Micheals Mount, which means we leave here at 3am. Oh lord what are we thinking.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 9:02PM
stunning image
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
25 Jul 2008 9:35PM
Congrats Mand...
JohnParminter 11 1.3k 14 England
25 Jul 2008 10:26PM
The bizness that Mand.
6 Aug 2008 5:42PM
Breathtaking image.

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