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As I mentioned yesterday I'm currently writing a review of the Tamron AF 11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] for Digital SLR User magazine so went up to Fleetwood this afternoon to try it out. It was a glorious afternoon - though rather cold and windy - and I got four shots that I'm happy with.

All the ones I'll be posting are partial HDR's, constructed with FDRTools. This one and tomorrow's were constructed from a three shot bracketed sequence, while the ones I'll be posting on Sunday and Monday were created from a single shot. In all four cases I've used the sky from the original shot (or one of the originals).

Of the four I think that the one I'll be posting on Monday is probably my favourite, followed by this one, then Sunday's, then tomorrow's - but I'm pretty happy with all of them.

Oh, and the only other thing I can tell you about them is that they were all shot with a 400D - which I've borrowed to use with the Tamron lens.

16x9 + HDR + fylde coast [scenic]
comment by jelb at 10:02 PM (GMT) on 3 October, 2008

great shot..Nice treatment..Bravo!

comment by Tayab at 10:03 PM (GMT) on 3 October, 2008

I like the sky - but not the sea

The sky is brilliant in fact

comment by Chris at 10:10 PM (GMT) on 3 October, 2008

Nice picture. I like the sky a lot. Can't wait for Monday's image.

comment by Paolo at 10:35 PM (GMT) on 3 October, 2008

gorgeous. really sharp image, both for the sky and for the sea

comment by Azhar at 10:42 PM (GMT) on 3 October, 2008

Vividly detailed awesomely lit stuff there.

comment by Tom at 10:44 PM (GMT) on 3 October, 2008

The sky is indeed very nice, but the waves in the foreground do look oversharpened.

comment by Stephen at 11:33 PM (GMT) on 3 October, 2008

For a moment, you had me excited about 11-18mm on a full frame

comment by Jiimmy at 03:43 AM (GMT) on 4 October, 2008

The sky is great. The sea is great. But somehow they don't go together. Can't quite put my finger on why, though.

comment by Carlos-wish i were there right now-Garcia at 05:05 AM (GMT) on 4 October, 2008

The sea beckons... beautful!


comment by Tero at 12:11 PM (GMT) on 4 October, 2008

The sky is absolutely fantastic.

comment by djn1 at 07:14 PM (GMT) on 4 October, 2008

Thanks everyone.

comment by aurore at 04:49 PM (GMT) on 5 October, 2008

superbe composition, lumière!

comment by Kristian Rasmussen at 09:25 AM (GMT) on 6 October, 2008

This is brilliant work David! I love the details of the shore and the water. The sky is pure magic!

comment by Robbie Veldwijk at 03:57 PM (GMT) on 6 October, 2008

Wonderfull shot! Nice colors!

comment by Chris at 04:26 AM (GMT) on 7 October, 2008

Where do you find these skies?! Stunning capture!

comment by Q at 04:41 AM (GMT) on 9 October, 2008

One question, how do you make them that sharp - big F number or just using a small focal lens made it look that sharp with a large DOF ?

comment by Foxarts at 04:04 PM (GMT) on 9 October, 2008


comment by Alex at 03:28 AM (GMT) on 26 October, 2008

Just doing what you do best, David!

comment by SePp at 08:49 PM (GMT) on 6 November, 2008

The sky is just amazing. It looks a little bit like 3D. Great work.


comment by Saito-san at 08:17 PM (GMT) on 12 November, 2008

Dramatic, colorful, alive, amazing! it's great