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Hengistbury Head
Actually the Head itself is in the background. this is the sand bar spit which runs out from the foot of the Head and protects the entrance to Christchurch Harbour. I'd gone down hoping to catch a sunrise but alas it was quite cloudy for the sunrise itself. In the summer, the beach is heaving with GUs and even on a dull winter's day, there were many more people around than we were expecting. Luckily, we'd got a few shots, had a pleasant walk back and a proper breakfast at the Hiker cafe before the majority of people arrived.
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Album name:alanuk / A miscellany
Author's Comments:These beach huts often fetch over £125K and there is a waiting list of years for one to become available.
Editing Performed:Cloned out upturned boat near the huts. Hue/saturation/levels adjustment.
File Size:244 KB
Date added:Dec 09, 2013
Dimensions:900 x 602 pixels
Displayed:49 times
Date Time:2013-12-07T20:24:26
DateTime Original:2013:12:07 08:45:53
DateTime digitized:2013:12:07 08:45:53
Exif Image Height:602 pixels
Exif Image Width:900 pixels
Exif Offset:230
Exif Version:version 2.2
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Exposure Program:Aperature Priority
Exposure Time:1/20 sec
FNumber:f 14
Flash:No Flash
Focal length:24 mm
Max Aperture:f 4
Metering Mode:Multi-Segment
Model:Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Resolution Unit:Inch
Scene Capture Mode:0
Software:Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Macintosh)
White Balance:0
X Resolution:240 dots per ResolutionUnit
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SteveT  [Dec 10, 2013 at 08:13 AM]
This for me works very well, like the way the sky dominates the view with lots of interesting colours and the way the line of the huts and path lead the eye to the horizon giving a 3D affect, well spotted and taken
Silversnapper  [Dec 10, 2013 at 11:58 AM]
A cracking shot with lots to see and I particularly like the textures in the sand and those rugged sea shore grasses. The sky adds rather a sombre mood to the shot and well reflects my thoughts at spending that amount of money on a beach hut! The image is looking a tad flat on my screens Alan so may I suggest popping it back into PS, opening up the Levels dialogue box and clicking the Auto button and watch the mid tones come alive. If you fancy improving the weather slightly a +50 tweak in the brightness would do the trick but that's just a personal preference.
Merlynn  [Dec 10, 2013 at 03:37 PM]
Sound advice offered by Keith, Levels generally being my first port o call in PS editing, I find clicking the Auto button before using the sliders pays off 90% of the time, in this instance the result looks fab, I wouldn't brighten further as the dark stormy sky suits the windswept mood of the image, but as said its down to personal taste, nice lead in, cracking sky, lovely image Alan, well done!
George  [Dec 10, 2013 at 06:34 PM]
Summed up perfectly by my three colleagues above.
A smashing shot that just need stye suggested tweaks and boy what a difference.
Beermonsta  [Dec 10, 2013 at 07:18 PM]
Super foreground detail and composition in this one and the sky tops it all of very nicely.
Mazda_Man  [Dec 11, 2013 at 08:12 AM]
Nicely proportioned landscape, it well depicts the barrenness of the holiday season being over. Although judging by the footprints lots of people abound. An interesting sky appeals and is well suited to this kind of shot.
JOHN  [Dec 11, 2013 at 04:29 PM]
A good bit of cloning, no sight of the boat, and if 125k was at my disposal, I'm pretty sure a beach hut would be nowhere near the top of the list.
Some advice for some additional treatment that may help just a bit, but a nice photo well seen and taken.