<<< o >>>Merry Christmas 2010 15 comments + add yours

Dear Santa,

This year I would like a Range Rover, for driving around the wintery Bulgarian landscape, a 1Ds Mark IV, just as soon as Canon get around to releasing it, and a 85mm f/1.2L. Oh and maybe the new 70-200 f/2.8L IS, the new Apple Cinema Display and an iPad.

Thanks, Dave

PS - if that's too much to ask I'll settle for a pair of socks, a day that the kids enjoy, good company and good food, and a glass or two of decent wine.

And I wish the same to all of you too: I hope you have a great time :-)

2x1 + fylde coast [scenic] + show the original
comment by steve at 07:53 PM (GMT) on 24 December, 2010

...and another much appreciated year of sharing you're amazing knowkedge with us!

comment by Carlos Garcia at 08:08 PM (GMT) on 24 December, 2010

I will look for some used socks on eBay :) I too am looking for a camera and an iPad. You hear that Santa?

Now, for this beautiful artwork...absolutely love this image (I know! I am so predictable!). The colors of the ocean, sky, sand... just beautiful. Have a blessed Christmas!


comment by Mark at 08:43 PM (GMT) on 24 December, 2010

Beautiful David. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

comment by Miles at 09:33 PM (GMT) on 24 December, 2010

Dave, only a glass or two? Gotta have at least a few!

I'm interested in what exactly you did to this one? It's a great final product.

Happy Holidays!

comment by djn1 at 10:04 PM (GMT) on 24 December, 2010

Thanks everyone :)

Miles: I used this image as the basis for my latest Creative Workflow tutorial, but the short version is that I used a variety of Curves to adjust the different areas of the image - foreground, sea, and sky - followed by another Curve to tone the image. And yes, several glasses of wine would definitely be better than a few :)

comment by Tom at 11:16 PM (GMT) on 24 December, 2010

Happy Christmas from Scotland to you and the family, Dave.

comment by Ian Mylam at 05:17 AM (GMT) on 25 December, 2010

Best wishes for Christmas and 2011, Dave.

comment by Michaelcim at 06:24 AM (GMT) on 25 December, 2010

Merry Xmas to you and your family Dave.

comment by Cerstin at 05:00 PM (GMT) on 25 December, 2010

A wonderful Christmas for you and your family.

comment by Miles at 05:57 PM (GMT) on 25 December, 2010

Thanks again Dave and Happy Holidays!

comment by D. K. Sutton at 02:11 AM (GMT) on 26 December, 2010

Typing this comment on my iPad. I hope you got yours! :)

Love the color of the sand and how it contrasts with the water/sky.

comment by David Anastácio at 12:08 PM (GMT) on 27 December, 2010

Happy Christmas everyone. Great view, and awesome treatment on the photo. Cheers.

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comment by Pau Blasi at 07:05 PM (GMT) on 4 January, 2011

Stunning processing result, love the light on the right.