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Here's another shot I took in Austin (TX) during my Creating Dramatic Images workshop: deliberately underexposed, to retain as much detail as possible in the brighter areas of the image, taken at f/16 to add the starburst effect, and then processed to add colour.

In other news, Libby's a lot better, but still in hospital. She was scheduled to head back to Bulgaria on Saturday, as I'm flying out to Dubai for Gulf Photo Plus on the 4th, but we decided it would make more sense for her to stay put and me to take the kids back to the UK for a while. The kids are all really excited about it – the younger ones haven't been back since we moved to Bulgaria two years ago – and Libby will have more help in the UK, and be nearer to decent medical facilities should she need them.

So we're heading back to the UK on Monday, and I think the journey may turn out to be a bit of a challenge. I find it a fairly tiring trip when I'm travelling on my own, but will have all six kids this time. Wish me luck :)

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comment by Carlos Garcia at 12:43 PM (GMT) on 24 February, 2011

David: Nice photo...really like the toning. So good to hear that Libby is better. Hope she is released soon! Have a safe trip.

comment by ROB at 12:56 PM (GMT) on 24 February, 2011

First good luck, second hope your wife gets better, third that is almost all I can say. Family, especially with 6 is the most important thing there could be. Now to the image: the final is amazing if a little surreal in colour, but the original is wow too. Nice work as always.

comment by djn1 at 01:07 PM (GMT) on 24 February, 2011

Carlos and ROB: thanks, it's much appreciated.

comment by Miles at 01:59 PM (GMT) on 24 February, 2011

Glad to hear Libby is making mends, lovely photo as always.

comment by Andy at 07:25 PM (GMT) on 24 February, 2011

Is that light source original? Looks amazing. Really great colouring work too.

comment by djn1 at 07:30 PM (GMT) on 24 February, 2011

Thanks Miles.

Andy, yes, it's a straight shot. Well, the toning was added, but the flare and sun is genuine.

comment by Antony ThePhotographer at 04:39 AM (GMT) on 25 February, 2011

2.42pm??? Awesome work here! Loved the starburst and the post work!

comment by djn1 at 07:24 AM (GMT) on 26 February, 2011

Thanks everyone :)

comment by payam mohammadi at 07:00 AM (GMT) on 4 April, 2011

very nice edit & shot