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Those of you who have subscribed to our tutorials may well have spotted that next month's issue is the first of a two-part tutorial on creating HDR images. I'm going to be looking at manually blending different exposures as well as using Photoshop's HDR facility, but a good portion of part two of the tutorial will be about using Photomatix Pro to i) merge a set of bracketed originals, and ii) tone map the result. As such I'll probably be posting quite a few HDRs over the next couple of weeks.

As for this one: it's a shot of some of the construction work that's going on along Blackpool's seafront as they replace the old sea wall with a series of sweeping steps that lead down to the sea.

3x2 + HDR
comment by hixster at 07:28 PM (GMT) on 15 March, 2008

Very nice, back to your 'classic' style. Fantastic toning as always, really beautiful.
I like the title too, very apt.

comment by Cyril at 07:57 PM (GMT) on 15 March, 2008

Woaw, just beautiful... i like the colors of the atmosphere.

comment by E y e V i s i o n at 08:17 PM (GMT) on 15 March, 2008

Very moody and very chromasia-style. Regards.

comment by claudi at 09:12 PM (GMT) on 15 March, 2008

This image is really powerful, it has an extra something that gives even more impact than usual. I think that what works for are "the eye" of the sentinels. Excellent choice of title!!!

comment by Nate at 09:17 PM (GMT) on 15 March, 2008

The water looks fantastic, along with the detail on the metal. This is the type of image that reminds me of why I check chromasia daily. Great job!

comment by David Chabashvili at 04:55 AM (GMT) on 16 March, 2008

Fantastic! I mean the water is just so ultra real and great. As usual excellent use of hdr.

comment by phlogger at 06:27 AM (GMT) on 16 March, 2008

Your HDR images always captivate me. I can't wait until your next tutorial.

comment by San Francisco Photos at 07:46 AM (GMT) on 16 March, 2008

I love the colors here ... very nice.

comment by San Francisco Photos at 07:47 AM (GMT) on 16 March, 2008

I like the colors here ... very nice!

comment by Anthony Midgen at 08:42 AM (GMT) on 16 March, 2008

Amazing to see what can be achieved with photoshop! I personally feel like trading my camera in for a cheaper one and spending a bit more on software and online lessons. Remarkable!

comment by Talat Hussain at 01:41 PM (GMT) on 16 March, 2008

David, I was watching Click on the BBC during saturday morning and they showed a couple of your shots which looked nothing short of stunning. They mentioned your website so I thought I'd have a look......I am still looking. I am truly mesmerized by your work. I just want you to know that it is nothing short of brilliant, inspirational....no you know what, words dont do your work justice. Ive never seen Blackpool photographed so well. You know what mate I could go on, but instead I'll get back to viewing the rest of your thumbnails.Its refreshing to see a photographer posting data regarding the shot. Just a suggestion but on some of the shots its apparent that you would have used a tripod, but on others its not so...could you add a further subheading to say whether you used a tripod or not. Best Regards Tal.

comment by PhotoBlog Val at 02:19 PM (GMT) on 16 March, 2008

Very nice to give us tutorial. Thanks a lot.

comment by atzu at 05:31 PM (GMT) on 16 March, 2008

Excellent post processing !

comment by djn1 at 07:38 PM (GMT) on 16 March, 2008

Thanks all.

Anthony: you can pick up versions of CS2 quite cheaply on eBay so there's probably no need to sell any of your kit. Our tutorials are quite cheap too ;-)

Talat: I didn't get to see the programme on TV, but did watch it online – I'm glad you liked it. As for your suggestion: yes, I'll probably include the information on subsequent images.

comment by Navin Harish at 07:30 AM (GMT) on 17 March, 2008

In a few hundred years, if these things are still standing will the people be as amazed by this as we are with Stonehenge?

comment by Ana Viejo at 09:15 AM (GMT) on 21 April, 2008

I never left a comment at Chromasia before, but, on this occasion, I thought it would be a good idea. I noticed how much I like to go back to this photo.

I guess I must let you know!

Sorry for my English. Me gustan muchísimo those sentinels.
And thanks for your work here.