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Lot's Wife , Marsden Bay, South Shields

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 15 March 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is Lot's Wife, a limestone stack no longer attached to the mainland and located in Marsden Bay, South Shields.

Pretty much a straight forward black and white conversion with a little extra contrast, from the series of RAWS which I used to make the recent HDR series from the bay.

PENTAX K100D 1/350 second F/6.7 ISO 200 30 mm (35mm equiv.)

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*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

this is amazing
i love it

15 Mar 2010 6:10am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

C'est superbe et impressionnant

Bonne journée

PS : Je ne pourrai pas passer pendant quelques jours mais des articles sont programmés

15 Mar 2010 6:33am

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

It´s so amazing. I like the blank and white frames

15 Mar 2010 6:48am

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Very impressive!

15 Mar 2010 7:18am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

stunning aspect~~ and photo~~ well done!!:)

15 Mar 2010 7:42am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Very impressive.

15 Mar 2010 7:53am

nggc from paris, France

j'adore, belle photo et super traitement !

15 Mar 2010 8:01am

missparis from PARIS, France

Un très beau traitement

15 Mar 2010 8:44am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! Fantastic shot!!! I love the processing - it's perfect. The detail and contrast are amazing. 5 stars

15 Mar 2010 8:53am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Terrific shot.. 5*.. love the BnW processing..:).

15 Mar 2010 9:15am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Great shot and a very well chosen name:-)

15 Mar 2010 9:17am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super texture

15 Mar 2010 9:20am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

impressive indeed - nice work

15 Mar 2010 10:30am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Fantastic and impressive rock ! nice bw

15 Mar 2010 11:01am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Stunning sea stack. Nice treatment

15 Mar 2010 11:08am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Magnificent subject, perfectly treated

15 Mar 2010 11:18am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Wow!!! It almost looks like the stone is cut and paste from somewhere else. Great effect, it gives a surrealistic feeling.

15 Mar 2010 11:21am

DLee from Fanling, Hong Kong

Stunning!! Love the tone & texture!!

15 Mar 2010 11:24am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Well done Curly! The atmosphere is one of hell and brimstone.... ;-)

15 Mar 2010 11:35am

theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Superb realization, very good monochromic, good day with you

15 Mar 2010 12:00pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Stunning rock formation with so much texture !!

15 Mar 2010 12:06pm

Florence from Paris, France

A pure jewel ! What a gorgeous mono you sahre with us here... this rock like a modern art sculpture. Your B&W is superb.

15 Mar 2010 12:25pm

Marzia from ., Italy


15 Mar 2010 12:43pm

Barbara Manners from Toronto, Canada

Very striking and rich with detail.

15 Mar 2010 12:57pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

Outstanding contrast and details!

15 Mar 2010 1:39pm

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Nice shot and good treatment ! well done !

15 Mar 2010 2:12pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

C'est géant

15 Mar 2010 3:09pm

Bruce from Lima, Peru

Amazing 3D effect - nicely done.

15 Mar 2010 3:52pm

Nilla from Östergötland, Sweden

A great momument here, perfect for HDR.

15 Mar 2010 3:58pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

I don't like the edge of the Lot's wife, it almost look like it was cropped and placed in the picture. Other than that, it was a great HDR.

15 Mar 2010 4:48pm

@Xerophytes: This is not HDR just straight forward black and white processing, perhaps I'm guilty of over sharpening with it though.

Julie from Easton, United States

Looks like it was just plunked there! Nice b&w! And very nice processing on it!

15 Mar 2010 5:19pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

"This is a lot of wife" Oh you got a giggle out of me. I love the contrasts and texture in this, just stunning.

15 Mar 2010 5:27pm

LoulouPix from New York, United States

Very dramatic strong picture. Very poweful.
Great catch

15 Mar 2010 6:18pm

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

I love this one in black and white, the clouds are amazing!

15 Mar 2010 6:39pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This looks great in black and white. Great photo!

15 Mar 2010 7:15pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

5 stars for this shot

15 Mar 2010 9:03pm

manos from Athens, Greece

Impressive theme, nice texture and shapes !!

15 Mar 2010 10:24pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

That is one impressive stack......I like what you did with this.....and don't think you over sharpened at all......

15 Mar 2010 10:44pm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

and you picked the sky up gloriously.

15 Mar 2010 11:01pm

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

A new Stonehenge. Very Science Fiction. Great picture.

15 Mar 2010 11:20pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Fantastic tones. Really love that.

16 Mar 2010 5:59am

Monik from Paris, France

Impressionnant, étonnant et superbement bien exploité. Magnifique!

16 Mar 2010 7:18am

TERESA from Es Castell, Spain

I like very much!!! It's a great picture. I love this one in black and white !!! :)

16 Mar 2010 7:30am

Pjer from Newtown, Slovenia

Nice.... but mybe a little too much processing for my taste....

16 Mar 2010 9:21am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

What a landscape ! Great !

16 Mar 2010 9:51am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Excellent shot! I really like the detail and your tones.

16 Mar 2010 12:59pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Fantastic monochrome . Texture is fabulous !

16 Mar 2010 2:31pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Wonderful :)

16 Mar 2010 4:23pm

k@ from Paris, France

A double Wow ! Impressed, that's what i am !

16 Mar 2010 6:06pm

Mascha from Kootstertille, Netherlands

Fantastic structure in B&W!! in a great composition!!

16 Mar 2010 8:12pm

MM from Cremona, Italy


16 Mar 2010 8:33pm

Gerard from Dieren, Netherlands

She's a woman yeh yeh...a strong shot !

16 Mar 2010 9:06pm

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Beautiful shot with magnificant details and beautiful B+W. Very impressive!

16 Mar 2010 9:35pm

Lori from Michigan, United States

stunning shot.

16 Mar 2010 9:48pm

shoti from somewhere in, China

wow. . is it the one from the bible? the one who looked back after Sodom and Gomorrah were burned? interesting. . and beautiful catch too!

17 Mar 2010 12:58am

John from Geneva, United States

I like this photo - very sharp, very nice.

17 Mar 2010 1:41am

Eric Rousset from Grasse, France

Looks like a sulpture, good job

17 Mar 2010 7:34am

Christian from Stockholm, Sweden

Very good contrasts... brilliant!

17 Mar 2010 8:23am

Roelf from Uitgeest, Netherlands

nice use of B + W
wll done

17 Mar 2010 12:18pm

Zora Zoé - sichtbar fotogrativ from Berlin, Germany

Wow, so monumental - like a scenery of a science-fiction movie - excellent!

17 Mar 2010 2:42pm

Ali from Tehran, Iran

superb shot...the contrast and sharpness are just brilliant...but the white line around the rock(which detaches it from background) is a little bit unpleasant...i think it's because of sharpening...anyway it's ssso nice:0

17 Mar 2010 3:35pm

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

Nice light and contrast! It looks quite tall but I don't have a point of reference to appreciate it completely.

17 Mar 2010 5:39pm

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Wow what a fantastic rock........well photographed

17 Mar 2010 6:46pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Lot's wife is looking a little aged lately....I heard she was a real stiff and a little hard to get along with!
Very, very awesome look at this master of nature!

17 Mar 2010 9:50pm

Thierry Masson from orly, France

it's qutsatanding! I speak of the postproduction, of course
five stars

21 Mar 2010 10:26am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

It looks like some giant put the rock here !

21 Mar 2010 4:45pm

Cory from Phoenix, United States

Great contrast.

22 Mar 2010 5:24am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Awesome rock capture..impressive..b&w works very well here..

22 Mar 2010 1:32pm

mike from viols le fort, France

Impressionnant, superbe traitement

22 Mar 2010 5:42pm

John Paul Williams from Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Fantastic B&W image! Love the depth and contrast of the stack against that black sky, wonderful.

22 Mar 2010 8:34pm

drphoto from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Nice shot, great textured subject but I think you may well have oversharpened it, or your selections when editing the sky & the rock have been to loose causing fringing.

I would normally overlook it except that I have come to expect better from you =Dp


23 Mar 2010 12:12am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fabulous tones and texture! Nice work :)

24 Mar 2010 9:25pm

Adam from Adelaide, Australia

What an incredibly sharp shot Curly! The sharpening and tones make for a very dramatic effect that suits the subject well.

27 Mar 2010 3:11am

1/350 second
ISO 200
30 mm (35mm equiv.)