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newy17 11 273 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2008 6:27AM
morning Dougie,this is fantastic after all that work it looks the biz,,just love it,,
ian

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Paddy 14 254 8 England
13 Jul 2008 6:29AM
well its really lovely, I would not have known it had been manipulated if you had not said, the only thing that distracts for me is your wacky words, Smile the picture says it all, very nice SmilePaddy
GrahamNobles 9 9 4 England
13 Jul 2008 6:29AM
Hmmmm.
LesF 11 182 9
13 Jul 2008 6:53AM
So does that mean your not going to explain how it was done LOL. Whatever you have done it works, like the colours and reflections Dougie.

LesF
old timer 13 55 1 Scotland
13 Jul 2008 6:54AM
Really striking, Dougie!
Jim
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
13 Jul 2008 6:54AM
Powerful as manipulated picture always are. It is a good composition with strong colours

Peter
There was a lot od selective colour saturation and contrast, but I truly couldn't do this again for love nor money.
13 Jul 2008 7:27AM
I think the end result is fantastic, I love the tones and love the way your eyes are drawn into the photo.
Margaret
VIKI 11 18 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2008 7:31AM
This is brilliant. Please do more!!
phillips 11 69 2 Scotland
13 Jul 2008 8:10AM
A new direction......I'd like to see more like this from you.

Guy
david deveson 13 62 2 Italy
13 Jul 2008 8:12AM
Love it Dougie, a bright opening to an overcast sunday morning here in Umbria...
David
johnjrp 13 432 5 Australia
13 Jul 2008 8:16AM
Its worked well Doug. LIke the title too. John
13 Jul 2008 8:35AM
Like it Dougie. You're the last person I thought I'd see using hdr but hey with results like this its paid off.
Cheers Paul, normal service will be resumed tomorrow.
13 Jul 2008 8:44AM
I love it,it is a brilliant piece of work.
Dave
tomeda 9 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2008 8:53AM
Beautiful colours and detail.
jdenman 9 18 5 Spain
13 Jul 2008 9:20AM
I think this came out really well, the colours are great.
John
Phil_Restan 11 280 9 England
13 Jul 2008 9:28AM
I love this Dougie but, please don't lose your normal direction, you have a style which is hard to beat. Great to play and do something different but I hope you dont move too far from your own style.

Having said that -This is great, perhaps this is where you belongSmileSmile

Regds

Phil
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1767 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2008 9:52AM
So, just a simple little shot...
Love the two-tone effect, there really are only two colours involved in this. With the strongly defined reflections it has something of the look of a batik print. Very interesting...
Moira
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2008 9:56AM
OOOoooh this is a hard one. I have just scrapped my original lengthy comment on re-reading Phil_R's words for the umpteenth time:


Quote:please don't lose your normal direction, you have a style which is hard to beat. Great to play and do something different but I hope you dont move too far from your own style


I like this immensely, in actual fact, for the composition, the reflections and the sombre mood of gathering storm - though the acronym HDR tends to raise my blood pressure by several degrees, a bit like piped music in supermarkets (and my doctor's surgery). Perhaps this one is a happy accident Smile

Regards
Bill
MNPHOTO 9 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2008 10:11AM
excellent image
13 Jul 2008 10:12AM
Outstanding,What more can i say,,,
danbrann 13 636 17
13 Jul 2008 10:14AM
Pleased to be no 30 for this dark and moody Dougiesque. i do like this one Bill and it's fun to push buttons now and again. It's repeating the bloody thing that's the problem.
Danny
Bumpkin 10 59 Virgin Islands, U.S.
13 Jul 2008 10:24AM
It looks a fantastic shot to me, dont understand all the the things you did to it but it worked
Deb
13 Jul 2008 10:42AM
Great image. I'm never too sure what I think about HDR, but this works really well. It looks expensive - if that makes any sense!

Chris
MikeA 12 1.3k England
13 Jul 2008 10:50AM
Very dramatic Dougie, you'll be kicking yourself you lost the formula.

MikeA.
MikeH 12 217 4 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2008 11:03AM
Works well for me ,
Mike
tumienis 13 2 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2008 11:36AM
Love the tones!
Kristijonas
13 Jul 2008 12:27PM
Its a superb moody image - would look great on a book cover.
Mark
13 Jul 2008 2:18PM
Wonderful image, great colours and light. Lovely reflections.
m3lem 11 England
13 Jul 2008 2:38PM
A stunning image.
Andrea
dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2008 4:40PM
excellent, nicely done
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
13 Jul 2008 4:53PM
Love this to bits Doug, very dramatic

Malcolm
jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2008 5:54PM
you found your way down that bank then... Smile

Hope you have had a good weekend

Jeanie
This was months ago Jeanie, you started me on this again.
13 Jul 2008 6:26PM
Your efforts paid off Dougie, looks beautiful, Adrian
challicew 9 1 1 South Africa
13 Jul 2008 8:15PM
A delightful eyeful! Love this!
Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
13 Jul 2008 9:03PM
Just love it Dougie, whatever you did to it works well, superb reflections, I must get up to Scotland again soon

Mari
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2008 9:11PM
Wow! This is fabulous! One of my favourites of yours. Have a user award.
Marilyn x
Dotrob 11 Wales
13 Jul 2008 10:50PM
Fantastic piece of work Dougie, a super scene.
Dot
Thanks to all for your kind comments and clicks, and special thanks to Marilyn.
Dougie :Grin
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2008 6:57AM
It looks moody, it looks threatening, it looks..... ................... good.
Well deserved award my friend, but I like the sunnier one better! At least in summer! Grin

Johanna
JohnParminter 10 1.3k 14 England
14 Jul 2008 10:31AM
Nowt wrang wi a bit a bent reality now an aagen Dougie. (pronounced in local dialect)
Smile
John
14 Jul 2008 1:35PM
Very atmospheric!
Shailesh
pmorgan 10 217 13 England
14 Jul 2008 5:01PM
My hat off to you on this one Dougie - for a gentlemen who really knows how to take a "proper" photograph, allowing himself to pull out all the stops and come up with this masterpiece deserves full credit!!!

You have always had a very natural style which I do admire, but what this image shows is that in the right hands hdr/photshop/manipulation doesn't have to look overcooked or detract from a superb composition with excellent subject matter, composition and light - it just enhances it!

I rate all of your work, as you know, but for me this has got to be up there with the best of it!

Maybe worth dipping a toe into again every once in a while? Smile

Best regards
Paul
Many Thanks Paul, I have to say that I was thinking of you when I was doing this and trying to think what you would have done, so you had a very big hand in the end result. One of these days I might just manage something near to your PS magic.
Cheers and thanks again.
Dougie
jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2008 5:25PM
Aye Dougie looking at the snow on the hilltops it looks a similar time to when we were all up there.

Jeanie
Smile
One of these days I'll get it right, I've tried often enough but the weather or the light has always let me down. I might even get one as good as yours Jeanie, maybe. :Grin
VintageRed 11 15 1 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2008 9:12PM
Works for me too.
Nick
Scott_Scot 12 4 4 Scotland
16 Jul 2008 8:11AM
No bad at all for a wee old man frae Scotland !!! Wink

Stunner !!!



Scotty
Portknockie 13 48 Scotland
16 Jul 2008 7:27PM
Well I think it superb work Dougie..and would like to see you do lots more...

Don
Camairish 11 1.4k Scotland
17 Jul 2008 7:55AM
A perfect composition - fantastic work, I really like what has transpired here, the balance is excellent - no impression of over manipulation at all.

Ian.
pfheyes 13 254 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2008 12:04AM
S-t-u-n-n-i-n-g.

Pete

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