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I'm not especially happy with this one either, but no trip to Fleetwood beach would be complete without a photograph of a washed up piece of junk ;-)

Oh, and I did wonder if this one was a bit dark, but it looks OK with the black theme.

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comment by Lightseeker at 05:50 PM (GMT) on 1 August, 2007

The vignette nicely emphasises the subject. I think that you're right that the sky is just a little too dark though.

comment by Will Williams at 06:07 PM (GMT) on 1 August, 2007

Such a simple image totally made by some great lighting! Very nice :)

comment by Alice at 07:12 PM (GMT) on 1 August, 2007

Beautiful shot! I love the DOF and the colors are so dark and moody. Awesome!

comment by Fred at 07:17 PM (GMT) on 1 August, 2007

I don't think it's too dark. It makes the shot more dramatic. Nice shot.

comment by m at 07:56 PM (GMT) on 1 August, 2007

crap photo, great image ;-)

comment by PhilB at 10:08 PM (GMT) on 1 August, 2007

I really like this one. Particularly the way that that piping almost seems to jump out of the photo at you. Think the dark sky works and provides a good contrast to the light coloured pipe.

comment by thukai at 11:15 PM (GMT) on 1 August, 2007

For me this is spot on.

comment by John at 12:40 AM (GMT) on 2 August, 2007

I'm glad you mentioned the black theme. It really pops on black.

comment by Pete Moss at 02:18 AM (GMT) on 2 August, 2007

I find it pretty interesting that your best shots were taken with the 20D and have gotten progressively mediocre since you’ve “upgraded” to the 5D and now the 1Ds II.

What gives?

comment by behind the lens at 02:55 AM (GMT) on 2 August, 2007

as always your post-processing is top-notch. One of my favourite destinations for inspiration!

comment by riika at 06:19 AM (GMT) on 2 August, 2007

This is just great. The darkness creates a little bit scary mood, which is good.

comment by andyshon at 10:13 AM (GMT) on 2 August, 2007

Nice! Have you lit the foreground or did god do it for yer? Often think you do over process your sky's and I'm getting a little bored of the yellow/green toning. Works well for this one though!

1 Ds II? You flash git :-) Don't agree with Pete, think you've done some great stuff recently. Especially like this shot of Rhowan.



comment by m at 12:10 PM (GMT) on 2 August, 2007

Having spent many hours pouring over PS and C1 pro this past week or so (thanks for all your help o master) I'd like to ask in brief what steps you took for the post process?
It's a fine trick to make a piece of crap seem so bloody impressive.

comment by Keith De-Lin at 12:19 PM (GMT) on 2 August, 2007

The texture on the object is great.

comment by joe at 05:54 PM (GMT) on 2 August, 2007

Nice dramatic shot, great lighting, well done.

comment by djn1 at 10:15 PM (GMT) on 2 August, 2007

Thanks all.

Pete: I'd be interested to hear which 20D shots you thought were much better than my recent work.

andyshon: thanks.

m: this one ended up being stupidly complicated, and I'm not really all that happy with it. Email me.

comment by Pete Moss at 12:54 AM (GMT) on 3 August, 2007

Well I guess that comment was a bit harsh, but I did mean what I said.

Granted, you haven't had the 1Ds Mark II long, but when I go back and look at your 20D shots they seemed to have something that just insn't there anymore. Maybe your relying on the equipment more then your creativity, not exactly sure.

You asked which shots I thought were better then any of your recent stuff:
SG-Blackpool, Photo Friday Space, Keep Out #5, a scrap of blue, under the north pier, don't look up - I could go on and on - just take a look at your top 50 commented pictures with the baby pics aside.

I didn't mean the comment to sound like it was an attack, just an observation.

comment by Rob at 03:05 AM (GMT) on 3 August, 2007

There is just something about you and this beach. Maybe its just me because when I first stumbled upon Chromasia these types of shots were the daily dose back at that time. Seeing these again is like coming home. Love it.

comment by navin at 09:39 AM (GMT) on 3 August, 2007

Cool shot

comment by SteveO at 05:01 PM (GMT) on 8 August, 2007

Love it, not too dark at all, spot on i think :-)

comment by Kristyn Maslog-Levis at 10:13 AM (GMT) on 12 August, 2007

wow, very heavy, how do you come up with this concepts?