Photo therapy

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  1. Liquid101

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    I've had one of those :mad: days at work. I came home and had a bit of a :mad: with the gf (my fault I suppose :( ) So decided to go out and make some photographs.

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    The minimalism thing is still rattling around in my head

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    couple more on my flickr (needs the hits to catch up with stevegreen ;) )

    They're all a bit cheesy postcard, but as a quick pick-me-up after a :mad: day, making photographs of sunsets and water can't be beaten.
     
  2. SweetGirl

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    These are fantastic. Really love the first one...

    Now go and make up....you know you want to.:)
     
  3. Liquid101

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    Thanks sweetgirl - already did :smashin:
     
  4. senu

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    Nice pictures, as usual:cool:.....I take it you're feeling better now:hiya:

    I really found that title intriguing :

    Il remember to use it when next I get funny looks on the hospital corridor with my SLR:rotfl:
     
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    mmm make up lovin ;)

    Lovely shots there mate, looks like you have ideal locations right on your doorstep too.
     
  6. stevegreen

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    #3 for me..........top photo :smashin:
     
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    You've started something there! How about walking down the corridors with a boom box on your shoulder for some "radio" therapy?
     
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    Some lovely colour and clarity in those shots liquid, number 3 reminds me of Half Life 2 for some reason.
     
  9. senu

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    :rotfl::)
     
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    Very nice photos mate, what filter did you use??(if any)

    Martin
     
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    You should have a bad day more often, it seems to encourage good photography!

    Nice shots.
     
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    I was just going to say the same thing.Love the first 2 personally.

    When my wife and I argue its never my fault;)

    Nice one mate:smashin:
     
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    If this is what can happen when you have a falling out with the better half, I'm kicking off as soon as she gets home.
    Now, what can I do to REALLY do her nut?:devil:
     
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    Tell her you have just bought the Canon 1Ds Mark II with the Canon 400 f2.8 L IS USM - That should get the ball rolling ;)
     
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    #2 for me. I also like "Rocks 2" from your flickr.

    Cheers.
     
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    Ace shots liquid. #3 is my favourite, not sure why really, maybe a mixture of the perspective, clouds, colours etc. superb!:thumbsup:
     
  17. Liquid101

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    Needed some more therapy this evening, so reverted to type and returned to the coast. I'm much happier where I can see the sea :rolleyes:

    Returned to the spot I found a couple of weeks ago. It was pretty wild out there tonight, probably should have stayed in with the gf - I have an awful cold brewing. :(

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    ahhh thats better
     
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    wondeful shots again... No#2 for me.. I love the way the wooden posts draw you into the sea...

    Now get a hot toddy and an off to bed with a hot water bottle.. :thumbsup:
     
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    Superb pictures again Liquid :smashin:
    I wondered how long exposures would look on rough seas. Gives them a very misty/steamy feel. I love the colour in the second shot but it's the first one that does the biz for me due to the excellent composition and detail in the cliff.
    Fantastic work :thumbsup:
     
  20. scharf_10

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    Yeah number 1 is a tank. Really good detail in the rocks. Have you got any exif details for these shots?

    Thanks, Scharf.
     
  21. Liquid101

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    They should all have it embedded, or you can get it from my flickr.

    But they're all D50 with Sigma 20mm F1.8

    The first is 25 seconds @ f22 - ISO 200
     
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    In a word WOW....love them all.:thumbsup:
     
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    Amazing shots again liquid, #3 for me as I want to know what's over the ladder.

    You seem to have your own personal style now to the point where I know it's one of your shots before looking at the posters name :thumbsup:
     
  24. senu

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    Ditto to that
    ... especially when there are no trees, cows,, and there are loads of pebbles ( * runs for cover* ) :eek:!

    Kidding aside, I keep being impressed time and time again:thumbsup:.. Very inspiring TBH
     
  25. tryingtimes

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    Well I find these therapeutic to look at, so I can only imagine what it would be like to be there.
    Unfortunately I live about one and a half hours drive from the coast and even then it doesn't really have cliffs/rocks - it does have dunes though - miles of dunes. Looking forward to going there with my camera for the first time.

    We keep thinking of moving to the Aberystwyth area actually - quite an alternative community there and also a nice veggie restaurant which I've frequented a few times. Bit cheaper than here too.
     
  26. Liquid101

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    To be honest, these photographs make the whole thing look rather calm, it was in fact very stormy and wild, and a good deal darker than it appears. There were wonderful reflections on the water, which have been lost in the long exposures.

    Personally, I couldn't live away from the sea, and this area is a really lovely place to live and bring up a family. :thumbsup:
     
  27. senu

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    I can see youre much happier where you can see the sea ..too:D

    You did say it was wild but it doesnt quite appear so TBH
    A couple of questions

    Did you use a Slightly lower shutter to give the sea its "creamy look"?

    That being the case, ( if it was) you said it was dark .What PP have you applied to correct that?

    Lastly, the colours are almost HDR like, How much tweaking did you do??
     
  28. Liquid101

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    The shutter for first and last was 25 seconds which gives the creamy water effect. The waves were actually crashing in quite hard and the wind was blowing to the point where I was kneeling and holding onto the tripod.

    For 2 and 3 I used bulb mode for about 45 seconds. For the second shot which appears so calm, the waves were crashing in quite close; over the tripod legs on a couple of occassions.

    They were all made between about 9.15 - 9.30ish so it was quite dark. I took my meter reading from the rock to ensure I got some detail. Post processing was limited to some dodging and buring and mild hdr (Using RAW exposures on different layers) to bring out some more sky detail. The colour is pretty much as it came out of camera, just a mild tweak.

    Thinking about it, the 3rd one was made from 2 seperate exposures, combined in photoshop.

    I actually want to capture the same scene with a couple of flash guns in wireless mode, to capture the waves properly. Maybe next time. :rolleyes:
     
  29. Zone

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    very nice :thumbsup:
     

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