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Old Oct 19, 2012, 7:04 PM   #1
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Default Deal Pier, England

this is the 330 meter long pier on Deal beach on the south coast of England.

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Old Oct 19, 2012, 10:35 PM   #2
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Nice work John....wondered what it would look like with a longer shutter speed....dreamy maybe :-)

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Nice natural exposure... I'm wondering if this is a pseudo HDR- given the wave's consistent position..?
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 6:48 PM   #4
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nope, it was a fast shutter and i stood back a bit to make sure the exposures ran fast and captured as much as possible. i used machinery hdr effects 2.5, which is very good at merging out ghosted images. then touched it up with topaz in elements to sharpen and pop.
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these are the 3 shots i used and as you can see there is some variation but generally ive captured everything in roughly the same place. it also helps that the water lapping the shore has not yet been affected by the breaking wave, so is pretty much intact and the same in all 3 shots. i used shadow removal in the program and it was almost spot on with a nice blend making the wave look natural. one of the features i like on Machinery HDR effects is the contrast detection. im sure this helped remove any ghosting or obvious overlapping. and the finish was pretty much as it came off the camera, with very little need for tinkering.
im glad your queiry made me go back and look at the wave in more detail. i tried to pick out which piece of the wave came from which section, and in turn try to find any faults or joins. but its done a pretty good job.

its definately a program i recommend to anyone who enjoys dabbling with HDR.
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Awesome colors and texture, makes it look tropical.
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Really like the symmetry and colour in the first.

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Awesome colors and texture, makes it look tropical.
some say the beach at Deal has a certain tropical feel to it through the summer months. i dont have the heart to tell them that the palm trees are fibreglass

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Old Oct 24, 2012, 5:42 PM   #9
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thanks for your kind compliment Bluenose
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What you have taken is a typical shot that anyone could have taken. But as jeephotog suggested, using a longer shutter speed would have made the water flatten out and have a smokey look to the waves lapping the beach. It would have created an eerie look to an otherwise ordinary everyday shot.
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