<<< o >>>the sky rolled down #2 12 comments + add yours

This is a follow-up shot to the sky rolled down, taken about five minutes after that one. In this instance, I shot from very low to the ground to capture some of the reflected sky in the water on the beach. Of the two I think I prefer the previous one, but am really pleased with how this one turned out too. Let me know which is your favourite.

Oh, and as we the previous shot I mentioned, this one was also constructed from two originals: one exposed for the sky, and a lighter shot to bring out some of the detail in the foreground.

I'll also be adding this one to our collection of Mini-PSDs, probably at some point tomorrow. It's due to be uploaded on Monday, but as I'll be spending most of the day travelling back to the UK with the kids I think I'll post it a day early.

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10.19am on 10/2/11
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1x1 + piers [North pier] + fylde coast [scenic] + show the original
comment by Justin Photis at 09:23 AM (GMT) on 26 February, 2011

That's really nice. I like the square crop too. Was the camera on a tripod for both shots or did you just shoot one exposure, adjust and shoot again, then line them up later on in the processing ?

comment by Dan Kaufman at 01:35 PM (GMT) on 26 February, 2011

well done David with the exposure blending. the sky's reflection really draws me in.

best of luck with your upcoming adventure. I bet you'll get lots of help from young maturing minds (who know everything of course.) And all my best thoughts for Libby's rebounding!

comment by Carlos Garcia at 02:03 PM (GMT) on 26 February, 2011

Wonderful results David. You know I am biased, so I think both are beautiful images. Have a wonderful reunion with Libby and the kids!

comment by Evan Gearing at 06:57 PM (GMT) on 26 February, 2011

I like it, but I agree with you... I think I like the previous one better with the sun filtered thru the clouds. It adds little more interest to it I think. Of course, they are both very good.

comment by Luke at 01:53 AM (GMT) on 27 February, 2011

I've lurked on this site for a long time now and had to comment on this photo. Out of all the photos i've seen on your site this is my favorite. Awesome shot!

comment by Antony ThePhotographer at 06:42 AM (GMT) on 27 February, 2011

Whoa! I don't know why I just keep staring at your pics for so long.. Awesome work as usual!

comment by Christopher at 12:32 AM (GMT) on 28 February, 2011

Stunningly dramatic shot--beautiful work!

comment by djn1 at 07:52 AM (GMT) on 3 March, 2011

Thanks everyone :)

comment by remi lai at 10:45 PM (GMT) on 7 March, 2011

your "color pops" and B+W are SIMPLY AMAZING!!!! You clearly know how to use PS to display your vision.

comment by yvanmarn at 06:16 PM (GMT) on 13 March, 2011

Wonderful shot, congratulations! Great collection in your blog, keep them coming!

comment by crash at 07:25 PM (GMT) on 19 March, 2011

a dramatic view from the sea!

comment by payam mohammadi at 06:58 AM (GMT) on 4 April, 2011

nice B&W, best contrast!