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I did try to produce a lighter, more airy version of this shot (without the toning), but ended up deciding I much preferred this version.

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comment by macroni at 08:01 PM (GMT) on 8 September, 2007

The picture has a nice atmosphere. That's why a lighter version won't work, i think..

comment by rambohoho at 08:19 PM (GMT) on 8 September, 2007

where did you take this shot? in england? seems to be. thie cloudy weather.

comment by djn1 at 08:34 PM (GMT) on 8 September, 2007

rambohoho: my apologies, I should have mentioned that this was also taken in Nassau.

comment by Joe at 09:03 PM (GMT) on 8 September, 2007

I think the tone is a bit much in this one. Unless there was a storm rolling in or something that really cast some yellow/green light around.

comment by PhilB at 10:18 PM (GMT) on 8 September, 2007

I think the tone works. It's deceptive as it looks as though the boat is heading from right to left as the water line is higher at the right end than the left, although the boat is dead level. Strange.

comment by Gidi Morris at 10:26 PM (GMT) on 8 September, 2007

I like the toning, but I'd be interested in seeing the other version for comparison.
Perhaps a yellow blue toning would suit this better?

comment by borntosleep at 11:07 PM (GMT) on 8 September, 2007

It's amazing! I love the colors and this photo has a truly incredible atmosphere. Though it definitely doesn't look like Bahamas ;)

comment by li at 12:46 AM (GMT) on 9 September, 2007

I think this one is a bit boring, compared to the ones posted early, but as far as for the photo itself, the tone works well. sorry for my directness.

comment by Furanku at 05:03 AM (GMT) on 9 September, 2007

Although the tone definitely looks green on my screen, the atmosphere is really nice.
That's the kind of treatment I'd never dare...

comment by VZ at 06:05 AM (GMT) on 9 September, 2007

Though I like the processing, I have to agree with li's comment, overall it's kinda boring, including not the best choice of a composition (surprisingly from you, Dave). At least with the boat in the right side of a frame, the shot would have a feel of action, because of an extra space in front of a sailing boat. Now, when the boat is almost past, all you'll be left with is a boring shore.
Not your best, Dave. Sorry.

comment by Jeremy at 09:03 AM (GMT) on 9 September, 2007

I'm still a bit mystified by most of this series. I can understand post-processing a photo of Blackpool to make it look dramatic, but to PP an image of somewhere as fantastic and dramatic as the Bahamas, full of natural colour and light, to make it look like a foggy day at South Shields seems a bit perverse :-)

comment by djn1 at 08:30 PM (GMT) on 9 September, 2007

Thanks everyone.

Gidi: yes, you may well be right.

li: no need to apologise, I'd much rather people said what they think.

VZ: no, it's probably not one of my best shots, but I did think it was worth putting up. As for the composition: I guess I didn't see it the same way as you, not least because the boat is anchored.

Jeremy: the sun was behind fairly heavy clouds when I took this shot - i.e. the scene wasn't full of "natural colour and light" - so I went for a final result that, in my opinion, was more fitting. That said, Libby preferred the unprocessed shot to this one so you're not on your own in not being overly impressed with this one ;-) Oh, and the commissioned shots, of which ">it was this big! was an example, were processed in a much more natural way.

comment by Damo at 12:21 PM (GMT) on 11 September, 2007

I agree with Jeremy. If I saw this in a holiday brochure for the Bahamas I'd think twice about going. It looks more like the Manchester Ship Canal. Sorry. :(