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Fishing from the Wherry

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 11 February 2010 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

The Wherry is a local "mark" along South Shields coastline at Marsden favoured by anglers as a good spot for cod and codling. Just south of Souter Lighthouse there is a small but risky drop to get on to the flat rocks, from here another slip could be deadly, it's about thirty five feet straight down to the icy North Sea when the swell is out.

By the way, the three shots lined up nicely, I used the tripod, and yes there are two rods on that stand! (There are also two anglers but one is well disguised.)

Three shots (RAW) tone mapped in Photomatix to make this HDR, then just a curves adjustment and a little burning in Photoshop.

PENTAX K100D 1/30 second F/8.0 ISO 200 18 mm

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Teri from North Fork, United States

Beautiful rock formations, very brave of you to venture out there! Those fishermen are determined....love the shot!

11 Feb 2010 5:07am

Julie from Easton, United States

The coloring and detail are excellent!

11 Feb 2010 5:19am

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

Wonderful textures Curly, and the colors are ... out of this world!

11 Feb 2010 5:25am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Great colors and composition.

11 Feb 2010 6:09am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

very cool, the colors, and detail are just amazing in this shot.

11 Feb 2010 6:24am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

You have such a great eye for HDR processing! This is another masterpiece! Lovely detail and colours. I like the lighthouse at the back.

11 Feb 2010 6:29am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Quelle superbe paysage et le ciel avait l'air magnifique

Bonne journée

11 Feb 2010 6:34am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

what can i say ? PERFECT

11 Feb 2010 7:03am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

excellent perfect

11 Feb 2010 7:15am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Lovely to see...a magnificent place to fish and a magnificent photo.

11 Feb 2010 7:51am

shoti from somewhere in, China

a beautifully composed landscape coupled with great lighting! nice job on the tonemapping too!

11 Feb 2010 8:17am

Charles B. from Mably, France

Un beau traitement pour cet endroit assez fantastique. J'imagine que la Grotte de Fingal, en Ecosse (merci Mendelssohn) doit ressembler à ça...

11 Feb 2010 9:35am

Mascha from Kootstertille, Netherlands

It's a fantastic place, great colours an structures!

11 Feb 2010 9:38am

LM from Aix en Provence, France

nice capture, the colors are splendid, well done

11 Feb 2010 9:56am

Henrik Herskind from Copenhagen, Denmark

I can only repeat what has already been said: A beautifully composed landscape coupled with great lighting! Nice job on the tonemapping too!

11 Feb 2010 10:12am

Zora Zoé - sichtbar fotogrativ from Berlin, Germany

Oh Curly, I am really gobsmacked, this image is the chief attraction - just ingenious! 5*****

11 Feb 2010 10:34am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Beautiful texture of the rocks and great color of the sky !

11 Feb 2010 10:50am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Lovely seascape. The textures of rocks and the tonality make this place as in an another world.

11 Feb 2010 11:27am

mirela from brighton, United States

Sounds dangerous, but how beautiful!!!

11 Feb 2010 12:00pm

Bonvilston from Cardiff, United Kingdom

Somehow the HDR makes this image feel even more desolate than it really is. Nice image

11 Feb 2010 12:28pm

Laurent from Lyon, France

I like the foreground textures and it is lovely composed.

11 Feb 2010 12:32pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderful textures on the rocks you have created! Bravo! ;-)

11 Feb 2010 12:40pm

Karthik from Chennai, India

Lovely! 5 Star!

11 Feb 2010 12:46pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

A breathtaking view!

11 Feb 2010 1:14pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice wide angle shot !

11 Feb 2010 1:23pm

erfi anugrah from Singapore, Singapore

Awesome shot!

11 Feb 2010 2:05pm

ElisaA from Almonte, Spain

wow this pictutre is gorgeous!! great HDR :)

11 Feb 2010 3:04pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very nice POV and composition.

11 Feb 2010 4:01pm

alex centrella from California, United States

another great catch !

11 Feb 2010 4:04pm

Evening Song Imagery from Springfield, WV, United States

Bloody incredible ! Wonderful light, FG, and post processing. Absolutely 5 stars.

11 Feb 2010 4:34pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

Lots of nice detail in the rock and good colour !!

11 Feb 2010 4:50pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful texture and light captured in the rock!

11 Feb 2010 4:50pm

Vanilla Wine from las vegas, United States

Great job, It seems like I am looking just outside of the window. So real and nicely detailed

11 Feb 2010 4:51pm

Twinklestamper ☮ ❤ from Oklahoma, United States

Such a beautiful landscape...

11 Feb 2010 4:58pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Curly, great subject for HDR and fantastic color and processing.

11 Feb 2010 5:14pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Cloud and the rock complements!

11 Feb 2010 5:15pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Nice wide angle shot and POV. Good work!

11 Feb 2010 5:16pm

keith from killarney, Ireland

great capture bringing the sky back in just completes the framing perfectly

11 Feb 2010 5:47pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Another exceptional Curly production.

11 Feb 2010 5:51pm

lili from Narbonne, France

it's wonderful... you gived me desire to try this process..but my tests are not yet conclusive… one day may be…

11 Feb 2010 5:54pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Fabulous detail in the rocks ~ Great HDR processing Curly

11 Feb 2010 6:07pm

Barbara Manners from Toronto, Canada

This one just sucks you all the way in!

11 Feb 2010 6:16pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Just when you think it couldn't get better, you throw in the lighthouse just to make sure. Fantastic!!

11 Feb 2010 6:25pm

Kiki from Ambert, France

Vertiginous landscape to which the treatment HDR goes very well !

11 Feb 2010 6:41pm

Mozhde from mashhad, Iran

wonderfullll *

11 Feb 2010 6:46pm

Marilla from Finland

Great capture!

11 Feb 2010 6:51pm

Elisa from Rosario, Argentina

Une image de grande beauté, coté couleurs, coté paysage.
Ravie de tomber sur ton blog.
Elisa, Argentine

11 Feb 2010 8:54pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

fantastic HDR! wonderful landscape too!

11 Feb 2010 9:08pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Great HDR shot ! 5 stars !

11 Feb 2010 9:35pm

K.B.R from Switzerland


11 Feb 2010 9:51pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wonderful shot.....nicely processed hdr.....now, do me a favor sometime...explain to me what "burning" is??!!??

12 Feb 2010 1:04am

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Never mind about my request..just found a great tutorial on dodging and burning.....wish i had nothing to do this weekend, so i could play with it, and learn!!!

12 Feb 2010 1:20am

@Susan: Susan you can see the effects of dodging and burning in the grass of the castle published yesterday.

Bob from New Jersey, United States

Dramatic coast line and a perfect lighthouse.

12 Feb 2010 3:46am

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

Oh gee.... I love this... you're one artistic dude man.., man !!! (haha..) just simply love you composition and processing.


12 Feb 2010 4:34am

sil from Italy

Stunning capture. Such a beautiful place too!

12 Feb 2010 3:47pm

Jorge! from Lagos de Moreno, Mexico

Just amazing, congratulations!

12 Feb 2010 5:37pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

top drawer detail, colour and drama Curly!

12 Feb 2010 6:17pm

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

What beautiful patterns and colours you brought out...

12 Feb 2010 9:03pm

pascal from Bollene, France

very nice work on this picture......have a good end of week....bye

12 Feb 2010 9:21pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique !

12 Feb 2010 11:10pm

Sandra Halverstadt from Leadville CO, United States

Your photography is so striking and a pleasure to look at. Great photo.

13 Feb 2010 2:08am

Anastasiya from Kiev, Ukraine

great colors, and what a wonderful location, too!

13 Feb 2010 3:14am

Deisu from Valencia, Spain

Very beautiful

13 Feb 2010 7:47am

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Here again....this capture show so much detail....the rock showing its cracks and jagged shapes. Really fine work!

14 Feb 2010 1:25am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Great view + treatment. the plenty of details is amazing!
What EV steps do you make for three shots?

14 Feb 2010 11:22am

@daniela scharnowski: This one was -1,0, 1

Erika Melisa from Singapore, Singapore

wow! this is magnificent!

15 Feb 2010 4:34pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Fantastic capture..awesome scene...so very beautiful ..5 stars all the way...impressive...

22 Feb 2010 7:19pm

1/30 second
ISO 200
18 mm