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This is another shot taken while I was out and about with Theis Dahl a couple of weekends ago, and beyond that I guess I don't have too much to say about this one other than that the warning sign caught my eye.

I would be interested to hear what you think of it though.

On a different matter: our latest tutorial was published earlier today - Working with textures: part two - and I'm really pleased with how it turned out, not least because it was a bit different from our usual tutorials.

If you are already a subscriber you will know that most of our tutorials are based around my own images, but for the Working with textures series I used some of Mike Regnier's, because a) he's an internationally renowned artist in this field, and b) he's considerably better at this technique than I am ;)

Anyway, I wont bore you with all the details, but if you are interested, you can read a bit more about the tutorial here:


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comment by Jacques at 06:34 PM (GMT) on 28 June, 2009

Nice one. Typically Chromasia.

comment by simonGman at 06:35 PM (GMT) on 28 June, 2009

Great texture and colour Dave.

comment by Enric at 06:38 PM (GMT) on 28 June, 2009

I can't say it better, typically chromasia.

It's incredible the way you tranform a normal image in a clean, nice colored and obsolutly sharp image.

I'm a suscriber of your tutorials, I hope one day I can tone a sky in the way you do.


comment by janko at 06:40 PM (GMT) on 28 June, 2009

those clouds come out pretty cool ! Though the scene you present here gives me as a viewer a somewhat disturbed feeling, like something very bad has just happened. A beauty shot though

comment by Craig at 06:55 PM (GMT) on 28 June, 2009

Doesn't look like there's too much to be warned about so I'd be the fool that carried on walking, get stranded by the tide and need to be rescued! :) Love the colour in this, especially the sky.

comment by Maarten at 06:57 PM (GMT) on 28 June, 2009

great shot, but somehow the tint of red is bothering me a bit...

comment by Claus Petersen at 08:56 PM (GMT) on 28 June, 2009

The simplicity and minimalism of this image is just fantastic! This is a real chromasia image :-)

comment by Sinographer at 01:56 AM (GMT) on 29 June, 2009

no offense, but do you really have to tell us "i'd be interested to hear what you think" every single time?

comment by Carlos Garcia at 01:59 AM (GMT) on 29 June, 2009

I find it whimsical... calm waters, beautiful sky and the red lines of death! :)

Love it!


comment by Desert Dream at 01:18 AM (GMT) on 30 June, 2009

I like the simplicity of this. I tried taking some of your tutorials but I need more patience to use photoshop and that's why I tend to get stuck on using Lightroom 2 or Capture NX 2 for most my post processing. What I am wondering is, is photoshop really all that needed in the basic workflow? Right at the moment, I am using Photoshop Elements 6 on my mac for basic stuff but I could get Adobe PS CS4 on a student discount because I am in school but again I am debating the expense with all the software I already have. For many years I have enjoyed your photography, David and it's what inspires me to actually consider photoshop. I am willing to force myself to to slow down and have the patience and learn some of the techniques you offer in your tutorials. This post-processing world is confusing. I much rather just stick to shooting pictures. haha.

comment by djn1 at 06:40 AM (GMT) on 30 June, 2009

Thanks everyone :)

Sinographer: point taken :)

Desert Dream: Photoshop is necessary from my work, but isn't essential for everyone's workflow. What I can say though is that it's a lot more powerful than either Lightroom or Elements.

comment by rady at 07:36 AM (GMT) on 30 June, 2009

Very beautiful tones!

comment by Jaol at 09:44 AM (GMT) on 30 June, 2009

Tone is delicious to the sky. You manage to get detail even at the darkest zones of the image. Each photo of yours is a lesson.

comment by Carlos Bohorquez Nassar at 07:52 PM (GMT) on 30 June, 2009

Absolutely love it, the colors, contrast, dof.. nice pick David.