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  • rain dance


    Quote:"it has not stopped raining here all day"

    LOL

    Stuart, its not stopped here too, My thougths go out to all the photographers and goths on the last day of thier April meet. as most have a new costume for each day.
    • 29 Apr 2012 8:53PM
  • Steelmaking, its in our blood

    Thanks Dave, I took this from the road-side (open to the public).
    • 20 Apr 2012 5:44PM
  • Corus Teeside SOS


    Quote:Should have been put on a political blog site or the likes...not here. Sorry but thats my view; as this site is for togging not politics!

    Is this not a forum for showing your work?
    This image is spot on, its caused a reaction from its viewers, and if all my images did that then I would be happy, Its just a shame Geoff Waterfield is not still with us to see it today.
    • 20 Apr 2012 5:22PM
  • the printing room

    Cheers muka, I trust you are well (and very tanned).
    • 7 Nov 2011 11:34AM
  • Bournemouth Pier

    Thank you Jo
    • 9 Oct 2011 9:30AM
  • Quay-Ring

    thank you saeidNL
    • 6 Oct 2011 12:07PM
  • The Printers Apprentice

    Jester,
    Why is it?
    • 5 Oct 2011 12:36AM
  • Rusty

    great portrait, Paddy.
    • 8 Sep 2011 10:33PM
  • Pink Curls

    i like this very much, Iam looking for a subjet thing simular to include in my PF
    • 8 Sep 2011 10:10PM
  • Herringfleet Pump

    Stunning shot, Paddy
    • 8 Sep 2011 10:07PM
  • low tide

    No Jim, but I will give it a go, thank you, Paddy.
    • 8 Sep 2011 9:22AM
  • Cliff House

    Thank you Jane.
    • 6 Sep 2011 12:09PM
  • Field and Tree,

    very nice
    • 4 Sep 2011 9:58PM
  • Waking The Witch

    this is great i love the showing of your sources
    • 4 Sep 2011 6:01PM
  • Autumn in Grasmere

    loverly, very dreamy effect
    • 4 Sep 2011 5:57PM
  • Taraxacum

    nice abstract, it reminds me of the movie Avatar
    • 4 Sep 2011 4:12PM
  • the coble oars


    Quote:I have no idea how to achieve this end result

    this is my work flow (work being said loosely as i love creating) its what i have developed that suited me, and my not be the most efficient way of doing things (iam always looking for smarter ways to achieve results).
    I took 3 bracketed RAW images using the exposure compensation feature on the camera, imported them into lightroom(LR)(my image library/catalogue is its main use) , exported them into photomatix pro, combined and adjusted them in that program, then saved and exported back LR, where I place a faint dark vignette, then i right click on the image and select edit in photoshop. From here I then look for any dust/rain and erase that with the spot healing tool, tweak the levels and the curves tool, then using dodge and burn tool I really define the features within the image such as the clouds, should it need it (and it normally always does) i will adjust the horizon. then the very last thing i do is use the unsharp mask, before saving.
    i hope this has not put you off, you can download a trail version of photomatix from their website as you can lightroom and photoshop from Adobe (no i do not work for any of them)
    the other "secret weapon" i use is an crystal clear HD screen (recently purchased) that allows me to see the image much different from my old system, looking back at older images of mine; https://www.ephotozine.com/user/realgraphics-83399/gallery/photo/court-house-12937624
    with the old system this image looked great, viewing it with my new system the image looks flat and lack contrast and structure.
    perkjude I hope this helps you somewhat to achieve your end result. thank you all for your comments. Paddy
    • 4 Sep 2011 11:08AM
  • colorful

    this is very impressive
    • 4 Sep 2011 9:45AM
  • The Coble

    Thank you all for your kind comments.
    • 3 Sep 2011 2:59PM
  • Ribblehead Viaduct

    The sky looks like it is a paranostic flow, powerful, Paddy.
    • 2 Sep 2011 8:41AM
  • red hut

    Dave thank you for you time to comment steer me in the right direction, all constructive critique is welcome,
    Paddy.
    • 31 Aug 2011 10:13PM
  • Autumn Leaves I

    I like the colors and tones in this image, would i be right in sayinging there was only one leaf?
    • 28 Aug 2011 10:11AM
  • boscome pier

    Big thank you for the award and the clicks, very much appreciated.
    • 3 Jun 2011 11:02AM
  • Boscome jetty

    Thank you all for you comments they are inspiring.
    • 3 Jun 2011 11:00AM
  • Elements Combined

    I love this
    • 2 Jun 2011 12:49PM
  • Central Hall

    great image, we all love a chancer
    • 21 Jan 2011 6:19PM
  • Transporter Bridge

    great processing
    • 21 Jan 2011 12:00AM
  • Sands End

    Bill, thank you very much, i really do value your critique, and i have taken on board what you have said and i will apply what you have said, Cheers Paddy.
    • 20 Jan 2011 1:29PM
  • SNF Designs

    Beautiful image, i would love to know a little bit more on settings and so on, please tell me this.. are you allowed tripods in there?
    Paddy
    • 18 Jan 2011 4:53PM
  • carousel

    Thank you very much Stewart.
    • 30 Dec 2010 10:07PM