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This is another image taken during the Creating Dramatic Images workshop I ran in Blackpool recently and one that I may well reference during my Dramatic Post-Production workshop that I'll be giving for Creative Live this weekend (Fri 7th - Sun 9th). If you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, it's a three day workshop, that's FREE to watch online. Let me know if you're going to be tuning in :)

And if you're interested, Creative Live have just published a blog post about my workshop here:


Oh, and I've also added this shot as this week's Mini-PSD as there were a couple of interesting transformations: one to the lower section of the image (it was scaled upwards), and another to repair the mask around the railings.

focal length
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
image quality
RAW converter
image editor
plugins (etc)
3.22pm on 17/9/11
Canon 5D Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
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Camera Raw
Photoshop CS5
minor transformation
3x2 + fylde coast [scenic] + reflections [water] + show the original
comment by Keivan Zavari at 04:01 PM (GMT) on 4 October, 2011

Nice...like it very much. the reflection on the water and the clouds that are sharper and more effective.

How is it possible to watch the tutorials? If your books are available on kindle I really like to learn more on post-processing.


comment by djn1 at 04:05 PM (GMT) on 4 October, 2011

Thanks Keivan. As for the tutorials - you can sign up for my tutorials here:


And can register for my Creative Live workshop here:


comment by djn1 at 04:07 PM (GMT) on 4 October, 2011

Oh, and you can find out more about the books I've published here:


Unfortunately, they're not available on the Kindle.

comment by Carlos Garcia at 04:31 PM (GMT) on 4 October, 2011

Nice David. Love it. A very peaceful place and moment. Appreciate the vibrancy of color and detail that you were able to bring out in your work. I hope the states are treating you well! We head out to NY tomorrow. Enjoy your stay!

comment by Miles at 04:40 PM (GMT) on 4 October, 2011

I love the before and after view on your photographs; wow - what a difference the post-processing makes on this image! Those colours are wonderfully vibrant and the image is much sharper yet without appearing artificial.

comment by mike at 07:43 AM (GMT) on 5 October, 2011

very nice postpro david. but the only thing i wanna ask is: why did you move / scale the bottom part a bit upwarts? i looked at your mini-psd and it wasn't that bad to me as i switched the scaled-content layer off.
greetings mike

comment by Rico at 07:59 AM (GMT) on 5 October, 2011

As always, this picture is amazing, the treatment very effective. The result is great. I should say it more often.

I have one question though, regarding the treatment, why have you scaled upward the water, I don't understand the reason why. Is it for esthetical reasons or something else?

Thanks for your great work.

comment by djn1 at 12:50 PM (GMT) on 5 October, 2011

Thanks everyone.

Mike and Rico: I scaled the lower section of the image because I thought the image as a whole looked a bit more balanced that way. It's not especially significant though.

comment by samar at 04:11 AM (GMT) on 13 October, 2011

Nice one...It deserves praise without any doubt.

comment by car valeting essex at 11:09 PM (GMT) on 13 October, 2011

that is some lovely background these are the pictures i like! more of these please :)