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  #194 Quiet/Serene
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Calm before the storm       ©2017 A.N.Other
Panasonic DMC-TZ30       4th place, 140 points
1/1600s, f4.5, ISO 200, 24mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Cropped, Burn and Dodge, Levels, Saturation, Clone tool, Sharpen, Resized.       Extra Info: As my camera has a poor dynamic range, I photographed this scene using two exposures 2 stops apart and manually blended the correctly exposed sky with the correctly exposed beach.
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Dec 18, 2017
    Thank you all for the kind congrats :-) . I'm really pleased you like it. I'm amazed by the way it turned out myself. I don't think I would recognise the spot from the photo if I hadn't taken it myself, even though I've been there many dozens of times throughout my life.

Nov 28, 2017
    This was my #1. Gorgeous image.

Nov 28, 2017
    Congratulations Neil - you did a great job merging the images.

Nov 27, 2017
    Congrats on your good work and a high finish. Your blending of the two exposures was certainly worth the effort!

Nov 27, 2017
    My 1st choice. Love your work.

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Nov 27, 2017
    nice shapes and colours in the foreground. well done on the PP

Nov 27, 2017
    Thank you all for the generous comments. I'm so glad you like it :-) .
Edited on Nov 27, 2017

Nov 27, 2017
    I love your take on the theme. Calm before the storm is so fitting. Well done.

Nov 26, 2017
    Excellent work. Fits the theme well.

Nov 26, 2017
    Right on theme and my top pick. Love your composition and lighting, really well done.

Nov 25, 2017
    Thanks both for the great comments :-) .
Edited on Nov 27, 2017

Nov 25, 2017
    Really lovely shot. I love how the colors of the closest rocks echo the sky in the distance.

Old Finn
Nov 25, 2017
    I would have cropped more off from the bottom of the picture. Anyway, suits to the topic and in my favorites.

Nov 24, 2017
    Thank you both for the comments.

aoc46 - I was on the beach metal detecting and took my camera along just in case. I timed my trip there so the tide would be low but you are right, in about 5 hours there would have been virtually no beach left as it has the second highest tidal range in the world at 15m (49 feet) at it's maximum!
Edited on Nov 27, 2017

Nov 24, 2017
    Beautiful shot - love the light, composition, detail. My one quibble is that the detail of so many stones makes the scene a bit busy, which takes away from the idea of peace and tranquility. Could you shoot it at high(er) tide with just a few rocks showing?

Nov 24, 2017
    You've done a nice job of blending the exposures. It's a beautiful sky. I like the foreground rock leading in to the rest of the scene.
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