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My apologies for not posting anything last night (hence the rather odd time I'm posting this one) but Libby and I were invited to give a presentation on our experiences of running chromasia at a Sizzle event, a networking meeting for creative industries organised by Creative Lancashire. The keynote speaker at the event was James Bartholomew – a painter based in Parbold, Lancashire – who was talking about his work and company. He paints a variety of subjects but his speciality is seascapes – a subject close to my own heart.

Anyway, my reason for mentioning his work is that I was inspired to head up to Fleetwood today in search of seascapes to photograph. I wasn't out for long, and didn't get any decent shots other than this one, but I'm really pleased with how this turned out. The title, in case you're wondering, is borrowed from one of James' paintings.

In terms of the post-processing: despite this being a fairly flat original (linked below) I knew exactly how I wanted this one to look and used LAB Color mode to tone the image. You'll probably see quite a lot of shots processed in this mode over the next couple of weeks as I'll be starting work on our LAB Color mode tutorial sometime over the next week or so.

The original image is here:


And finally: I think this one looks much better against the black theme.

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12.19pm on 30/11/07
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
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C1 Pro
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