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This shot was taken on the second evening of the Faces and Places photography workshop that I ran with Bobbi Lane in Oman. We'd spent the morning at Wadi Shab, about two hours drive from where we were based in Muscat, then drove over to the coastal town of Sur where we photographed the harbour and fishermen until sunset. We then spent the next hour or so photographing each other and the lights on the skyline.

Most of us shot from the shore, but Catalin decided that he could get a better angle from the sea, much as he did when we shot together in 2007.

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comment by Mark H at 12:39 PM (GMT) on 23 March, 2011

Love this shot, an amazing transformation.

comment by Carlos Garcia at 01:00 PM (GMT) on 23 March, 2011

The original works for me too. The contrast, color and lighting in the processed version is wonderful. C.

comment by Ian Mylam at 08:46 PM (GMT) on 23 March, 2011

Wonderful processing. Would love to see this as a mini-PSD.

comment by David Anastácio at 01:35 AM (GMT) on 24 March, 2011

Ahah, very funny :) Great processing and the final image is stunning, Cheers.

comment by Justin Photis at 02:25 PM (GMT) on 24 March, 2011

I'm surprised that the original shot you managed to capture at just 1/5 of a sec. It looks generally very low light and I thought you'd need to have had a slower shutter speed than that. Lovely toning.
Not sure you'd be standing in the see at Blackpool to capture a similar shot...

comment by Bernard at 05:38 PM (GMT) on 25 March, 2011

superb like Jesus on the sea

comment by Jason at 01:10 PM (GMT) on 30 March, 2011

I see Catalin is giving me a run for my money in risking equipment on one if your courses! I am having flashbacks to the desert disaster of last year! Really well captured and stunning colours :)

comment by crash at 02:30 AM (GMT) on 4 April, 2011

wow! in the water? you brave soul ... i'm clumsy and would drop the camera