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Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 6 July 2012 in Transportation and Portfolio.

A couple of boats laid up, perhaps waiting for repair on the small private quay off Wapping Street, South Shields.
Three hand held shots were used to make this HDR in Nik HDR Efex Pro, it's cpu intensive and time consuming. Although the pre-sets are OK if you are dealing with a single RAW file, I don't think I'll be using this as often as I thought.

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PENTAX K100D 1/500 second F/6.7 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Nice treatment, it is much like a painting.

6 Jul 2012 5:16am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

J'aime beaucoup

Bonne journée

6 Jul 2012 5:18am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

That 'larger version' is well worth a click - boats laid up seem to gain character rather than lose it.

6 Jul 2012 5:19am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5***

6 Jul 2012 5:35am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Perfect shot!!

6 Jul 2012 5:41am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Lovely colours and framing

6 Jul 2012 6:01am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Beautiful work. Looks like a painting.

6 Jul 2012 6:02am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

W O W - a real eye popper.

6 Jul 2012 6:42am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Certainly an eye popper. I'll stick with my photomatix and dphdr5 My PC can't handle that much of a workout

6 Jul 2012 6:55am

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Una compo muy bien cuidada,Curly,me encantan los reflejos del suelo son un lujo.Buen trabajo.

6 Jul 2012 6:59am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great color details...

6 Jul 2012 7:04am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Amazing processing !! Framing excellent and you give a terrible atmosphere ...
PS: Your words on Monik's photo...Top !!!Phil

6 Jul 2012 7:14am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Impressive image and fantastic composition. Brilliant one Curly

6 Jul 2012 7:16am

Bruno FROMENTIERE from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Excellent work ! Great processing anf very good framing !

6 Jul 2012 7:29am

rick from brisbane, Australia

Great work - I love that coloured pencil look. It might have been time consuming but I'm glad you did it.

6 Jul 2012 7:30am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

your processing works perfect here! like this motive with the reflection in the front! superb one Curly!

6 Jul 2012 7:44am

Florence from Paris, France

Fantastic indeed !

6 Jul 2012 8:05am

Monik from PARIS, France

J'adore la composition et ces reflets dans l'eau ...un traitement époustouflant...Bravo!

6 Jul 2012 8:08am

margo wiessman from Arrecife, Canarias, Spain

gorgeous colors!

6 Jul 2012 8:09am

Pedro Callealta from Cádiz, Spain

spectacular Tone Mapping in this HDR photo.

6 Jul 2012 8:09am

C. Intempor'elle from Paris • Alma Andaluza •, France

Awesome, both the colors and the processing, do love the ambiant.
Very impressive work !

6 Jul 2012 8:15am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Interesting your account technician. Next to the picture ... makes sense to complete the elaboration of a work of art. A space completely filled and closed. Had filled with visually powerful. Like a painting hiperralista ... and perfect. An image reading with time and tranquility ... Much information in it ... Exquisite and spectacular ... A hug, Adela

6 Jul 2012 8:40am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

the large version in great !! remarquable work and I like the result

6 Jul 2012 8:45am

PD from Kansas, United States

Nice image -- do you not like the Nik HDR Efex pro?

6 Jul 2012 9:07am

@PD: Not a huge amount, some of the presets are useful though, however getting your own personal control over the finished image is far too complex, time consuming, and CPU intensive. I prefer the more familiar controls offered by Photomatix and the ability to easily create and save your own presets.

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Fantastic. Bravo !! Have a lovely weekend.

6 Jul 2012 9:07am

omid from mashhad, Iran

so beautiful colors & reflections!

6 Jul 2012 9:15am

Laurette from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

Beautiful work and marvelous colours . Well done !

6 Jul 2012 9:29am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely bright colours and reflections.. superb

6 Jul 2012 9:40am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

The result is beautiful with those vibrant colors and the reflection in the water puddle!

6 Jul 2012 9:51am

Christine from Le Gosier, Guadeloupe, France

Très...très joli !

6 Jul 2012 10:46am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Stunning psychedelia Curly

6 Jul 2012 10:52am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb work! Excellent processing and beautiful colors!

6 Jul 2012 11:07am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld,Old West Wales boy, Germany

A colour sensation !!

6 Jul 2012 11:11am

Anita from Redon, France

Un HDR superbement réussi !

6 Jul 2012 11:22am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Colours are leaping happily from my screen. Better than coffee? Almost !

6 Jul 2012 11:33am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Bang! The pixels have exploded off my screen! I really like the PP here, it's almost like a painters interpretation of a scene. Really cool

6 Jul 2012 11:46am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love HDR! This looks like a piece of art! SUperb.

6 Jul 2012 12:00pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Oh Curly.... This is so beautiful !!! 5***** Worth a spotlight without any doubt ! Have a lovely day :)

6 Jul 2012 12:02pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Queélle barque et rendu quelle compo et iamge fantastique vue et cpatage quelle couleur, sueprbe.

6 Jul 2012 12:09pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Composition and colour make this a fabulous image, Curly - a rich reward for your intensive processing!

6 Jul 2012 12:42pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, this is fantastic! Really a wonderfully and finely worked piece of art you've created here.

6 Jul 2012 12:45pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

I really like the finished result - the colours and details are superb

6 Jul 2012 12:57pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Terrific composition, colour & processing.

6 Jul 2012 12:59pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

WOW ... Just love the compo colors and the editing treatment. Very beautiful !

6 Jul 2012 1:00pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Time and use are shown on boats.

6 Jul 2012 1:16pm

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

What a complete rainbow of colors in this eye-catching image, and the reflection of course, doubles the impact!

6 Jul 2012 1:42pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

the result by Nik's tool work fine for this composition
I tried it several times but I definitly prefer Photomatix - and I think you do also

6 Jul 2012 2:41pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Time consuming it may have been, but the results paid off in the end! I love these stand-out colors and textures that you have created in your processing! And I love the reflection off the water.

6 Jul 2012 3:07pm

myky from Ontario, Canada

A stunning result, appreciated even more on the larger version. Gallery worthy!

6 Jul 2012 3:20pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Gorgeous ! A colorful world in your photography technical...:-)

6 Jul 2012 3:29pm

abed from tehran, Iran

excellent 5***

6 Jul 2012 3:46pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Really great this treatment, the record is great and the colors are splendid. Good day.

6 Jul 2012 3:55pm

David from Avranches, France

Oh yes that's a beauty alright. Have a good weekend.

6 Jul 2012 5:53pm

philippe from moselle, France

un traitement aux petits oignons , superbe réalisation !!!

6 Jul 2012 6:49pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Gorgeous processing here Curly! You definitely are the master! ;-)

6 Jul 2012 6:57pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

I think it is absolutely beautiful and so unusual, not a regular eye vision, I have
never attempted to do anything like this and I doubt if I ever would if I knew how
and depending if I had a good time doing it, that is my only priority !~

6 Jul 2012 7:48pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Great colours though. Seems well worth the time spent. I particularly like the house.

6 Jul 2012 8:27pm

Jon Storey from Hexham, United Kingdom

Wow, very effective!

6 Jul 2012 9:27pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Love the colors !

6 Jul 2012 10:00pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Cool colors.

6 Jul 2012 10:29pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

This is such a great composition with your colorful elements all stacked together.

6 Jul 2012 10:48pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is wonderful! I just love the color and the frame. Fantastic processing. 5*'s!

6 Jul 2012 11:28pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Super HDR !

6 Jul 2012 11:45pm

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

I bet it didn't look that good before the color processing :) now, it is a piece of art.

7 Jul 2012 12:15am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Very nice!

7 Jul 2012 1:13am

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

very nice stunning colors and reflections...

7 Jul 2012 1:50am

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

handheld, highly impressive. your HDR's continue to amaze me. I must experiment more!!

7 Jul 2012 2:15am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

outstanding reflections

7 Jul 2012 2:35am

glen from xiamen, Philippines

this kind of image that im really get inspired......the contrast and elements combined and whallla!!

7 Jul 2012 2:41am


ilike cadre & color,its very beautiful

7 Jul 2012 7:36am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Excellent! It is a great picture!

7 Jul 2012 11:14am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

This is fantastic.....Curly...marvelous photos work....excellence

7 Jul 2012 4:17pm

agnes from besançon, France


8 Jul 2012 7:47am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

what a cool scene with so many things to see, love the palette!!1

8 Jul 2012 11:08am

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

nice n bright colours, esp the larger version

8 Jul 2012 11:13am

JCJ from Troyes, France

amazing processing result, great textures and saturation

9 Jul 2012 12:37pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Very vivid results for your efforts. I particularly like the power of the larger image you linked. Amazing detail evident in the larger view.

11 Jul 2012 8:34pm

Guido from Heusden-Zolder, Belgium

This is typical a Curly HDR ;-) Very impressive

13 Jul 2012 7:56pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

I just love this image. Besides the always fabulous PP - the composition is perfect.

14 Jul 2012 4:39pm

Lalin from Santa Marta, Colombia

Well done!

16 Jul 2012 3:28pm

Susan Kronick Photography from Toronto, Canada

Great HDR and love the composition.

19 Jul 2012 10:54pm

daniel Gutiez from Montvalent, France

great shot and great HDR treatment!love it!!

24 Jul 2012 3:04pm

P@sc@le from Nevers, France

Il like a lot !!

10 Aug 2012 10:11am

C. Intempor'elle from Paris • Alma Andaluza •, France

A W E S O M E treatment Curly !!!!! Really but really TERRRRIFFFFFFFIKKKKKKK

20 Sep 2012 7:05pm

1/500 second
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)