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The awakening

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 30 November 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

7:30 am, the winter sun rises just to the south-east of Souter Ligthouse, South Shields. This was the view - the temperature was minus something (then a bit less), it was so so cold as I snapped the three hand held shots that would make the HDR, but it was my nose which was feeling the worst of it.

The walk around the coastline of Marsden and Whitburn provided some great shots that morning as we woke to a freezing blanket of snow, it was early in the winter for this sort of weather, but at least it replaces the landscapes with some fresher views.

Despite my best efforts the shot turned out disappointing with a large area of burn out in the sky, so it was "rescued" with a bit of texturing. It could have done with a walker, or a figure, even a dog, but I was the only person around.

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guillaume from Paris, France

Great Atmosphere ! Love it !

30 Nov 2010 10:06am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

I like what you have done with the texture. It makes it look like it's a view through an icy window ^^

30 Nov 2010 10:18am

Franz from Baden, Austria

if i may say so - the result merits your suffering! :-) excellent atmosphere, beautiful colours - very effective!

30 Nov 2010 10:36am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Your treatment is very effective here, Curly. The scene looks stark and foreboding.

30 Nov 2010 10:39am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Dreamy !!! The post-treatment is really fantastic Curly ! Great job. Have a lovely day :)

30 Nov 2010 11:05am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Nice texture

30 Nov 2010 11:46am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

To be honest, I'm not sure about the texture. I reckon the shot would have been strong enough without it...

30 Nov 2010 12:22pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Love the pp treatement you have given this shot Curly! Well done! ;-)

30 Nov 2010 12:57pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Brrrrrrr, too cold for me ! Nice texturing !

30 Nov 2010 1:04pm

trilliana from Munich, Germany

my picture of the day: kind of depressive but mystical, honest and meaningful. i really love the processing and the effects in here. have a nice day, curly.

30 Nov 2010 1:04pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good morning Curly,
The picture is fantastic. The warm colors including details harmonize beautifully with each other. The overall view gives peace and harmony. 5 stars ***** Have a nice sunny day and all the best including your family.
Dear greetings Christel

30 Nov 2010 1:05pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Enjoyable image...

30 Nov 2010 1:08pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

We can see that this shot is cracking with the cold! Interesting contrast between the warm light of the sky and the freezing snow drifts.

30 Nov 2010 1:10pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Stunning snow shots Curly. I am in a state of shock having just been transported from temperatures of 30 degrees C

30 Nov 2010 1:58pm

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Excellent texturing effect well seen, I like the contrast between the warm and cold atmospheric mood...nice perspective!!

30 Nov 2010 1:59pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

You've done a cracking bit pof processing on this frame, Curly and the texturing is absolutely superb. It's also a very beautiful scene as a base. Great work. My wife and I tried but could not get into our respective workplaces today due to the snowy deluge, so we had a morning like kids in the woods taking shots. Blooming marvellous.

30 Nov 2010 2:08pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

I think it is stunning, if a painting I would definitely hang it on the wall...I would prefer a sheep to a person but it is fine without :)

30 Nov 2010 2:21pm

Still from VALENCE, France

A stunning (and fine) post processig. very creative.

30 Nov 2010 2:36pm

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

It's like a scene from a fantasy novel, terrific!

30 Nov 2010 3:10pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

fabulous landscape

30 Nov 2010 3:21pm

Mici from Toronto, Canada

Wow, snow already :)) interesting processing

30 Nov 2010 3:44pm

marc from Granby, Canada

nice compo,the P.P. is great on this shot cool texture!

30 Nov 2010 3:45pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Interesting filtering and textures here. You still made a great shot out of this, particularly a hand-held shot on such a cold morning. Next time bring a tripod and you can be the "walker, or a figure..." ;-)

30 Nov 2010 4:08pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Excellent shot despite your travails Curly! Hand holding a camera can indeed be difficult in the cold. This treatment is VERY effective I think...well done!

30 Nov 2010 4:24pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

WOW! terrific work indeed,love this great mood and your brilliant performance!
have a wonderful day!

30 Nov 2010 4:55pm

dulang from Santa Rosa, United States

I love this shot Curly. It reminds me of an old painting whose canvas has begun to crack. The colors are subtle and intertwine beautifully with one another. Isn't it wonderful to be the only living creature up at that time of day...

30 Nov 2010 5:37pm

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

the effect has succeeded - you've ended up with a really cool shot!

30 Nov 2010 5:48pm

Burning Dodge Studios from Manchester, NH, United States

This is absolutely beautiful. The texture overlay is instantly striking and very long-term intriguing. Well done Curly.

30 Nov 2010 6:25pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Fabulous texturing.

30 Nov 2010 6:44pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old WestWales boy), Germany

The snow is bringing out the "Artist" in you mate !!

30 Nov 2010 7:11pm

philippe from moselle, France

oui superbe avec ce mélange de texture, bien vu !!!

30 Nov 2010 7:41pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

I heard you guys are getting a lot of snow out that way. You managed to capture it and make it quite memorable!

30 Nov 2010 8:03pm

alex centrella from California, United States


30 Nov 2010 8:13pm

Phil Bourgeois from Halifax, Canada

I'm not always a fan of textures...but this one is well applied and (IMO) really works with the shot. I like it!!

30 Nov 2010 8:33pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

It has that slushy mucky feel - I like it !

30 Nov 2010 9:02pm

Enzo Giorgio Ros from Lausanne, Switzerland

Une ambiance très spéciale, j'aime beaucoup, félicitations pour traitement

30 Nov 2010 10:19pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I like the shot without a soul in it, and think your texturing job was a great call.

30 Nov 2010 11:26pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

A great burning!! Very nice pattern!

30 Nov 2010 11:41pm

carlyteen from Islas Canarias, Spain

very fantastic, cool

30 Nov 2010 11:52pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A marvelous "rescue" of this shot. It is now a very artful image and slightly surreal looking. BRAVO.
Wow, that's WAY too cold...the price you have to pay for beautiful snow shots...
no snow around here, so I will just have to enjoy yours !!

1 Dec 2010 12:22am

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

There's a sense or feel that an explosion has occurred some carpet bombing perhaps.

1 Dec 2010 1:30am

Becky from los angeles, United States

fantastic image and treatment. it really does work on this winter scene - it's exactly how winter feels sometimes -

1 Dec 2010 1:50am

oncho from granada, Spain

Fantastic work, great shot

1 Dec 2010 6:33am

passiflora from Katoomba, Australia

i think the way that you have used texture is great, makes for a very interesting and somewhat mysterious shot.

1 Dec 2010 7:21am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Cool light captured.

1 Dec 2010 4:56pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture

1 Dec 2010 6:11pm

LGBravo from Lisbon, Portugal

Superb work! Congrats!

2 Dec 2010 10:31pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

ce post traitement est magnifique, très belle photo.

4 Dec 2010 9:48pm

DomLortha from France

Beautiful process! It's a beautiful shot!
Have a nice day.

8 Dec 2010 11:03am

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

wow, I've missed this one! this treatment fit so well with this landscape...Bravo!

13 Dec 2010 7:09pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Dramatic winter scene...well done...all those texture effect give this an old picture feel...

14 Dec 2010 7:04pm

GIPSY ELENA from Basauri, Spain

..just Thanks for your photos, for sharing them with us..

26 Dec 2010 1:11pm

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