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South Stack Lighthouse HDR by Photosbykev South Stack Lighthouse HDR by Photosbykev
South Stack Lighthouse on Anglesey

Canon 40D and Samyang 8mm fisheye lens connected to a netbook running DSLR Remote Pro software.

15 images spaced at 1 stop blended in Photomatix and finished in Photoshop
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Dbug61 Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
This brings back years-ago memories and the light is so similar to light I've seen at Ruby Beach and Second Beach in Washington, though the rock is very different there. What a wonderful smile this has brought me.
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Gman2 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wallpaper please? Similar to my photo I took a few years ago just been taken further back.
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This was taken with the lens virtually hanging off the edge of the cliff :) The beauty of fisheye lenses lol. Drop me an email of the size and aspect ration you want and I'll send you a copy
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Gman2 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Done.
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
and replied :)
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Hermione75 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can I post my interpretation of this picture?
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
go for it :)
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Hermione75 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank u [link] and [link]
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james-dolan Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice subtle HDRi. It looks much better not overboard like you see most HDRi's. Great job on this mate.
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I have watched your work for some time Kev and enjoy much of what you do but in this case I have to question your objective.
I see a cheap, over-saturated, teenager style HDR which has far too much DR to offer any kind of depth or feeling. The blue tones in the shadow areas on the cliff and lighthouse are simply awful an have no correlation to natural colours whatsoever.
I have to ask why you needed 15! files to create an image which could have been created to greater effect by using a simple grad filter or 2 exposures blended manually together? And whilst I'm at it why on earth would you need to take a laptop onto the top of a cliff in order to capture 15 images? That just doesn't seem like landscape photography to me....
Aside from this, Blending the 15 images together appears to have lost all the sharpness of the original scene or any single one of the actual files....

Sorry to be so blunt Kev;)
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem at all Orca :) the reason for having a laptop up there was to control another camera shooting a timelapse. A 2 stop grad ND was being used like I would normally do but the range was still too much for the camera if I exposed for the sky the cliffs were bascally black, if I exposed for the foreground I lost the sky.

Why 15 shots? purely an experiment to see if the smaller exposure increments gave a smoother colouration, which it does, but it takes longer to shoot the sequence so the clouds tend to smear. Would I do it again? probably not, but I would certainly consider shooting 5 or 7 bracketed exposures rather than a typical 3.
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool. An experiment then really? At least you learnt something.
Even so I like the comp, location and conditions.
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ps: getting an honest critique is far more valuable than most comments and is always welcome.
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
a beautiful piece sir
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LittleEagle Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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shadowedhalo Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Breathtaking colors. So much in this photo that pleases the eye :)
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Taures-15 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Nice pic..............
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A-WildDog Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Been looking through your Anglesey photos recently, I'm off there for 10 days in June. Any particularly good spots for landscape and wildlife?
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Conway RSPB for wildlife, this forum is worth a look for birding [link] .

Landscapes - Newborough sand dunes, Parys mountain, Menai Straits, Penmon, Beau Maris, off the Isle places like Llyn Ogwen are worth a look
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kimmie1987 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
:clap:
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Empa85 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Amaaazing! i love the angle and colours and everything and i just happen to know that Lighthouse is said to be haunted.

Anyways super amazing photo well done Kev! :heart:
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bear48 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional
sweet
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Evighetens Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Amazing!
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G-!-!-!
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Gaina Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Gorgeous. Just so you know, I tried to google 'Photomatrix' and it took me to 'Photomatix' instead, just in case you want to edit your description ;-)
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I've been using the programme for years and never realised there wasn't an R in it lol
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Gaina Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Well now ya know! Haha.
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Drugi Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning - great atmosphere !
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krazykel Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absoloutly beautiful the colours are amazing
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