I've had a great week in the UK. I met up with my good friend Craig (who I haven't seen since we moved to Bulgaria in May 2009) and we took a couple of strolls along Fleetwood beach and co-shot a wedding in Kendal at the weekend. I also had a great 1-2-1 training session today with a photog who wanted to improve his post-production skills. We spent most of the day working on the Curves tool, but also covered black and white techniques and RAW conversion using Camera Raw. It's always a pleasure to teach someone who's passionate about improving their skills, and really rewarding to be able to help them.

As for this shot: there's not much I can tell you about it other than to explain that it's a shot of the waves breaking against a groyne on Fleetwood beach. As always, let me know what you think.

If you're interested in seeing the exact changes that I made to this image it's our latest Mini-PSD. Further info here:

http://www.chromasia.com/tutorials/online/mini_psds.php

captured
camera
lens
focal length
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
flash
image quality
RAW converter
plugins (etc)
cropped?
3.17pmm on 12/9/10
Canon 5D Mark II
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
200mm
f/5.6
1/1600
aperture priority
+1/3
evaluative
200
no
RAW
ACR
Topaz Detail
relatively minor
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