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Here's number four in the series which was taken between the mooring points that you can see on the right hand side of Tuesday's shot.

1.57pm on 29/4/05

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17mm (27mm equiv.)



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3x2 + piers [St. Annes] + fylde coast [scenic]
comment by owen at 07:38 PM (GMT) on 6 May, 2005

wow, this is incredible. I can't believe you got so much detail at f8.

comment by MP at 08:20 PM (GMT) on 6 May, 2005

Great picture. The depth and detail is very good.

comment by Simon C at 08:25 PM (GMT) on 6 May, 2005

I like the tone and the texture of the wood, and I rather like the way this is composed so that the clouds look like smoke coming from the right 'stack', however this composition as a whole doesn't really do anything for me.

comment by Lee at 08:27 PM (GMT) on 6 May, 2005

Very Cool...love the cloud and the buildings in the background. Would you mind sharing your processing method with us? The tones and details are absolutely wonderful!


comment by mark at 09:08 PM (GMT) on 6 May, 2005

its a pretty neat shot, but am i crazy or do i see a bit too much noise reduction? the big thingy in the foreground looks unaturally smooth.

Also, whats with all the specks in the water? Sorta looks odd.

comment by juan at 09:19 PM (GMT) on 6 May, 2005

may i see, is that the window at requem movie me little dreamer.si lo es:¿where is your hut?.

comment by Chris at 09:39 PM (GMT) on 6 May, 2005

Posts like this makes us hate you that much more. :)

This is just what I needed to get me outside to take pictures before the weekend. Thanks.

comment by /\/\J at 10:35 PM (GMT) on 6 May, 2005

when the picture first loaded up, my reaction was "whoa". its confusion mixed with curiosity that gave me that reaction. amazing shot, i love the black and white textures and mixes of color. simply said, its a great photo

comment by djn1 at 10:57 PM (GMT) on 6 May, 2005

Lee: the saturation was increased using the Channel mixer after which it was used again to extract the red channel. I also used two Curves, one to up the contrast and another to tone the image.

mark: no, you're right. I've put up a new version that only applies the noise reduction to the sky.

comment by juan at 11:20 PM (GMT) on 6 May, 2005

and ¿where are you gonna take that pictures? it isnot at franklin, chrisboy?

comment by Beth at 12:01 AM (GMT) on 7 May, 2005

I have nothing overly constructive to say after two glasses of nice wine other than this is a simply spectacular shot.

comment by bobr at 12:14 AM (GMT) on 7 May, 2005

Great shot once again, Dave! The cool tones really work well with the rusted metal and rotting wood.

I'm curious: did you swim out there? There appears to be quite a distance of water between you and the shore.

comment by Kelly at 01:04 AM (GMT) on 7 May, 2005

Wonderful wide-angle shot!

comment by quasi at 02:56 AM (GMT) on 7 May, 2005

Oooh, this is wonderful, Dave - very striking. I'm not really sure why, but this is my favorite Chromasia shot in a while.

comment by aashish vishnoi at 03:27 AM (GMT) on 7 May, 2005

this is amazing! the clouds behind, give a gr8 feel to the two posts!

comment by jonathan at 03:36 AM (GMT) on 7 May, 2005

very nice. your work is amazing! i really like the clouds on this one

comment by Anand Sankaran at 04:06 AM (GMT) on 7 May, 2005

Very nice shot, I really like what you did here.

comment by sandro at 07:25 AM (GMT) on 7 May, 2005

Good perspective of course, but ther's something strange on right side... wooden is perfect, but other parties seem blurred... what's happened? And why an RGB file? I can't undestand if you want show us a B&W picture or a blu toned photo (here there is at less 20% more of cyan -CMYK mode-)...

comment by djn1 at 11:30 AM (GMT) on 7 May, 2005

bobr: the stuff that looks like water is actually wet sand, so no, swimming wasn't involved ;-)

sandro: I'm not sure what you mean about some bits being blurred. As for why this is an RGB file: if it wasn't it would be a black and white image rather than a toned one.

comment by Valerij at 01:26 PM (GMT) on 7 May, 2005

just WOW for this shot and actually for all your photos. amazing.
Thank you for it !

how lot you have used PS or another editor to get such tones ???
Also,, if you don't mind, would like to ask :) how it possible to made design the same as you have in comments popup and how to made background colours changable ( "white + grey + dark + black" ) ?

comment by sara at 01:34 PM (GMT) on 7 May, 2005


comment by jcyrhs at 04:27 PM (GMT) on 7 May, 2005

Wow dave. This is an excellent shot. SO much details...

btw, how do you add tones using curve? pardon me for asking...

comment by djn1 at 04:55 PM (GMT) on 7 May, 2005

Valerij: the styleswitcher uses a version of this script.

jcyrhs: rather than adjust the RGB curve you select one of the sub-channels – red, green or blue – and just change that. In this case it involved a slight increase to the midtones for the blue and green channels.

comment by Jordan at 06:18 PM (GMT) on 7 May, 2005

Hard detail on smooth creamy goodness. I like it!

comment by pvav.photoblog at 06:31 PM (GMT) on 7 May, 2005

Very nice b&w photo.

comment by J.P. at 06:38 PM (GMT) on 7 May, 2005

dark room effected?

comment by sadjad at 07:00 PM (GMT) on 7 May, 2005

very nice
هجوم سیاهی در بندر

comment by toko at 12:43 PM (GMT) on 10 May, 2005

Same as Lee.
I love the color tone and it would be great if you could let us know, how do you got this great colors :)

comment by Salini at 09:10 PM (GMT) on 15 May, 2005

hey... i tried taking a shot with that two thinggies, i don't know what it's called, but they were on a boat. and well, frankly, safe to say, it's NO where nearrr the perfection of ur picture. hehe..