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Sandra Marie

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 11 June 2012 in Transportation and Portfolio.

There is an interesting little quay on the River Tyne just off Wapping Street in South Shields, it is lined with small boat building yards, a heritage centre which restores old wooden boats and ships, and other workshops. This is where I found the Sandra Marie laid up waiting for work.

This was a three shot HDR worked in Nik HDR Efex followed by a little bleach bypass treatment in Nik Color Efex. I'm pretty pleased with the end result which came close to replicating some of the paintings that I'd seen by local riverside artists.

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Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Hang it on the wall! Super, Curly

11 Jun 2012 5:08am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Très sympa avec ce traitement

Bonne journée

11 Jun 2012 5:28am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super x 5

11 Jun 2012 5:38am

PATRICK from miramas, France

great capture and traitement

11 Jun 2012 5:39am

Marc L. from Auvergne, France

Magnifique !

11 Jun 2012 5:41am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Really like the DOF and framing and it does look like a great painting

11 Jun 2012 5:45am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great shot with incredible postpro!

11 Jun 2012 5:52am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A superb treatment, we immediately think of a painting, very great shot.

11 Jun 2012 5:53am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

you did an excellent work on this picture !!

11 Jun 2012 6:07am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Beautiful composition and I like the way you've treated the photo in the post processing, it gives a beautiful atmosphere to it!

11 Jun 2012 6:16am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Great composition with a strong visual!

11 Jun 2012 6:19am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

fantastic HDR treatment - and the bleach bypass works great in this one

11 Jun 2012 6:54am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

All boats look like they have tales to tell and your presentation here adds a few pages, I'm sure ! Very smooth work.

11 Jun 2012 7:04am

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

Wow Curly, how beautiful!!!

11 Jun 2012 7:08am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb angle and your painterly style sets a very classic seafaring mood.

11 Jun 2012 7:27am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Un magnifique tableau.

11 Jun 2012 8:08am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!
very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors!

11 Jun 2012 8:15am

Grigore from Bucuresti, Romania

Beautiful image, I like and it appears as a picture!

11 Jun 2012 8:20am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Excellent processing! A very powerful perspective and POV! Two thumbs up!

11 Jun 2012 8:47am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb processing ! Beautiful !

11 Jun 2012 9:08am

Farnaz from tehran, Iran

great processing!! excellent!

11 Jun 2012 9:11am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Next to the boat I am also very small. A very interesting text. Thanks for the explanations you give us about the technique used ... A great edition! The light and color is excellent!

11 Jun 2012 9:30am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

yes or possibly an old hand coloured picture postcard. Nicely done

11 Jun 2012 9:35am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

This is wonderful work, Curly. I did enjoy the larger version. Thanks for sharing that. Am I correct in recalling that you used to process HDR in Photomatix? I know many people really like NIK HDR Efex.

11 Jun 2012 9:46am

@Julie L. Brown: I still very much prefer Photomatix and make lots of use of it; Nik HDR Efex, I find, is very CPU intensive and a little harder to control. The tendency is to go for the pre-set options, and there are some nice ones which would be harder to replicate in Photomatix. I guess if you have an idea of what your outcomes should be, it's good to have the options of two tools at your disposal.

Laurette from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

Beautiful composition with marvelous colours. Excellent processing. Well done !

11 Jun 2012 9:52am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Certainly looks good to me as well

11 Jun 2012 10:38am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Well done, that someone wants to keep the old boat. That boat is a very beautiful lines. A great picture.

11 Jun 2012 11:10am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Superb treatment - fantastic image

11 Jun 2012 11:42am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Love your pp treatment in this shot Curly! Well done! ;-)

11 Jun 2012 11:50am

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Very interesting image. As you say, it reminds of an old painting, full of nostalgia...Very well done!

11 Jun 2012 12:01pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent composition and processing, Curly - love the painterly effect!

11 Jun 2012 1:31pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

This is great fun processing! Love it!. The best of digital tech use to create art. Bravo!!!

11 Jun 2012 1:32pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Great with this processing, it looks like an engraving! Good day.

11 Jun 2012 1:55pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

wow, what a cool processing! I love the structure and ther muted colours - superb work!

11 Jun 2012 1:57pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld,Old West Wales Boy), Germany

Nicely done but I do sometimes wonder where photography ends and art begins (if you know what I mean).I like the painting feeling to this processing but should I be looking at paintings when i want to see a painting and not at a photograph.It´s all a bit confusing sometimes.. Maybe I should just shut up and enjoy because in the end I suppose it´s all art really !!

11 Jun 2012 2:01pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

You crossed this over very nicely into the realm of painting.

11 Jun 2012 2:21pm

Suwandi from Jakarta, Indonesia

like a painting, nice processing

11 Jun 2012 2:22pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

An excellent shot for its subject and processing to come up with such a spectacular image.

11 Jun 2012 3:04pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Yep, the PP really is different and refreshing, and I can quite see how this emulates an effect by the painting folk

11 Jun 2012 3:11pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Fantastic perspective and processing

11 Jun 2012 4:14pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wonderfully processed to give it that eye-catching texture and colors! I love the clouds in the sky. It definitely has that painter's "touch."

11 Jun 2012 4:26pm

mary from zanjan, Iran


11 Jun 2012 4:28pm

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

a bold piece of art. Nice work

11 Jun 2012 5:13pm

Barry from Knoxville, United States

Pretty cool

11 Jun 2012 5:27pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fabulous treatment on this wonderful photo !!! Very creative image, looks really like a painting ...

11 Jun 2012 5:34pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nice work but i always think that i would like to see the original.
Boatyards are brilliant wandering places.

11 Jun 2012 5:35pm

franz from Baden, Austria

you're right to be pleased with this ... it's a beauty and might really be taken for a painting (which, again, is meant positively ... ;-))

11 Jun 2012 5:38pm

Lucie Pao from ~ ici ou là ~, France

Oh wow ! It's fabulous !!!

11 Jun 2012 5:50pm

l'angevine from France

un traitement HDR que j'apprécie de plus en plus

11 Jun 2012 7:05pm

Francine from Buire le sec, France

Great, great and great !

11 Jun 2012 7:42pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic shot and finishing ~ very attractive!

11 Jun 2012 7:50pm

Bruno FROMENTIERE from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Un traitement remarquable !

11 Jun 2012 8:12pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

I did not not know which words to describe this image ******:-)
It's really great photo for us to learn how to photograph technical model. thanks Curly...:-)

11 Jun 2012 8:27pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is beautiful! It certainly looks like a painting. Fantastic processing! I am always fascinated by boatyards.

11 Jun 2012 8:36pm

Leigh from Northallerton, United Kingdom

Nice and some interesting processing

11 Jun 2012 8:43pm

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

great processing! love your hdr stuff, just starting out trying it myself.

11 Jun 2012 9:07pm

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Very beautiful processing. Like a painting!

11 Jun 2012 9:10pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

outstanding processing

11 Jun 2012 9:21pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Marvelous processing ... and interesting comments re: painting vs. photography. ;D

11 Jun 2012 11:28pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An excellent image and superior processing.

11 Jun 2012 11:32pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

lovely processing!

12 Jun 2012 2:24am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Gorgeous work, a real painted image, very nice Curly.

12 Jun 2012 3:23am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Beautiful photo

12 Jun 2012 3:44am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good processing. And a great angle..

12 Jun 2012 4:11am

Ernest from Sydney, Australia

Very nice design. Lovely picture.

12 Jun 2012 11:58am

Gianfranco Calzarano from Cagliari, Italy

Non so fosre un HDR .
L'immagine è splendidamente pittorica .

12 Jun 2012 10:00pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Fantastich shot and processing

13 Jun 2012 8:42am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

This is really sweet. I'd sure be satisfied with this treatment if I could pull it off. Superb work.

13 Jun 2012 9:35am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Love this Curly, excellent.

13 Jun 2012 6:59pm

philippe from moselle, France

superbe traitement, un vrai tableau de maître, j'adore ....

16 Jun 2012 8:49am

1/250 second
ISO 200
30 mm (35mm equiv.)