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First of all, thanks for all the great comments on yesterday's shot. I really liked it, so it was good to hear that you did too. The downside is that it's all downhill from here, at least as far as the Riverdance is concerned, as I don't think I'm going to get a better shot than that one.

As today's: unless I can think of a new angle, or something dramatic happens, then this will probably be my penultimate shot of the Riverdance. As with yesterday's one of the things I was trying to do is capture/illustrate the scale of this boat – and I think it comes across reasonably well in this one.

Oh, and if you're wondering about the line of people in the distance, they are standing at the other side of the exclusion zone; i.e. around 800m away from where I'm standing.

I've also posted the original image, not because there's anything special about the post-production, but because I thought you might like to see the original scene:


focal length
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
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RAW converter
3.33pm on 6/2/08
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
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C1 Pro
2x1 + Blackpool Tower + beachcombing
comment by Paul at 08:51 PM (GMT) on 7 February, 2008

This is my favourite of the series. I like the processing, but most of all I like that we can see Blackpool Tower in the distance. I don't think it was in any of the other shots and it really adds a sense of location.

comment by Markku at 08:59 PM (GMT) on 7 February, 2008

That is good photo, again. It is very usefull to see the orginal photos, by leraning to post-product to own photos. Thanks again!

comment by Craig @ id7.co.uk at 09:22 PM (GMT) on 7 February, 2008

jeeez.... I'm gonna give up for a few days...... loook at that!!!!........csj

comment by El Jefe at 10:44 PM (GMT) on 7 February, 2008

I´m agree with Paul, this is my favourite of the serie. Nice procesing.

comment by DedicatedRR at 11:20 PM (GMT) on 7 February, 2008

Wow...very dramatic. The colours work very well for this shot.

comment by camelCase at 11:58 PM (GMT) on 7 February, 2008

Amazing! Every picture in this series is more stunning than the previous!

comment by The Obvious at 04:09 AM (GMT) on 8 February, 2008

Yes! I thought yesterday's shot was the best too, but now I changed my mind.

comment by nick at 09:42 AM (GMT) on 8 February, 2008

definitely your best shot :)

comment by Peter at 01:38 PM (GMT) on 8 February, 2008

very nice range of colors. i love this little man in the lower right corner :)

comment by peter at 02:48 PM (GMT) on 8 February, 2008

I'm not sure it isn't as good as yesterday's picture. In three months this one will tell us exactly where the accident took place. Actually, I might even prefer this one but it is a close call...

comment by Bill at 03:13 PM (GMT) on 8 February, 2008

For "me" this is an ok photo. The reason is simple. I cannot look at this photo without being remind the rest of the photo of the series, which for 'me' are more powerful images. I even think I see something I would have like to have shot with my camera in this photo.

Anyway, I think from all the comments there was plenty to learn from your series of photos. I certainly did.



comment by Jennifer at 04:13 PM (GMT) on 8 February, 2008

Def not downhill - maybe even a slight incline ;-)

comment by djn1 at 05:51 PM (GMT) on 8 February, 2008

Thanks everyone :-)

comment by paflechien at 06:14 PM (GMT) on 8 February, 2008

thank you for posting the original scene...very instructive

comment by otomi at 06:34 PM (GMT) on 4 March, 2008

this one is amazing, nice light and tones ... it wouldnt be so powerful without the man on the right side ;)

comment by cako at 09:47 AM (GMT) on 24 March, 2008

Great photo. The relections are fantastic.