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    Kaiaua Dawn

    Got up early this morning. Got my car stuck on a sea shell beach to get this one. Curses and dug out by hand . Quite a bit of PP (multiple PS layers and masks) to get the exposures right and I used Nik Viveza to fine tune it a bit.

    Kaiua Dawn
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    Hi Mark,

    Looks really great - would be a good candidate for a canvas print for your wall!

    Have you thought about increasing the vibrancy about 10%, and maybe sneak in a GND from the bottom of the frame up to the waterline, and knock the exposure back about 1/2 stop (just so the scene doesn't get brighter as it gets further away from the light source)?

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    Re: Kaiaua Dawn

    Good man struggling like that to get a photo.that's dedication. All worth it,really nice shot.

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    Re: Kaiaua Dawn

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Looks really great - would be a good candidate for a canvas print for your wall!
    I'd agree with that, it's a beauty and well worth the effort of having to dig your car out by hand!

    I love the colours, I love the light, I love the glistening dew on the grass! I think you've done a sterling job!

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    Re: Kaiaua Dawn

    Very nice indeed, has peaceful fresh new day feel. Well done sir.

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    Re: Kaiaua Dawn

    Looks like it was a beautiful sunrise! That would definitely be a wall hanger.

    Sorry about getting stuck..been in that position far too many times myself..

    Mike

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    Re: Kaiaua Dawn

    Gee this is depressing, you Kiwi's are just too good ! It makes me feel so inadequate !

    Great shot Mark

    Cheers Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by dje View Post
    Gee this is depressing, you Kiwi's are just too good !
    You should see us play rugby!

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    Re: Kaiaua Dawn

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    You should see us play rugby!
    Bring it on (aussie haka)

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    Re: Kaiaua Dawn

    Very nice Mark

    I would second Colin's suggestions to make it even better

    Cheers,

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    Re: Kaiaua Dawn

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Hi Mark,

    Looks really great - would be a good candidate for a canvas print for your wall!

    Have you thought about increasing the vibrancy about 10%, and maybe sneak in a GND from the bottom of the frame up to the waterline, and knock the exposure back about 1/2 stop (just so the scene doesn't get brighter as it gets further away from the light source)?
    Good ideas Colin. I'll give it a go. Might think about that canvas print.

    Thanks for all the positive comment.

    Its going to be a tough day - 4 games of rugby to watch - photography -some sleep. How I'm going to manage it all I just don't know .

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    Re: Kaiaua Dawn

    Quote Originally Posted by dje View Post
    Bring it on (aussie haka)
    Aussie Haka = Where's my flaming wallet? (done while slapping palms firmly on to pockets).

    We love you Ozzies. BTW I'm an ex South African - go the world champions. Wales today.

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    Re: Kaiaua Dawn

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    You should see us play rugby!
    Scotland just started quietly, but a wins's a win. It builds up from here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Scotland just started quietly, but a wins's a win. It builds up from here.
    I thought they might have blown it yesterday. Aplogies to all Americans and others who haven't a clue what we're rabbiting on about.

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    Re: Kaiaua Dawn

    Quote Originally Posted by Markvetnz View Post
    Good ideas Colin. I'll give it a go. Might think about that canvas print.
    I could have it in your hands - ready to hang - on Wednesday

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    Re: Kaiaua Dawn

    Rejigged version - any better??

    Kaiua Dawn

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    Re: Kaiaua Dawn

    How's this?

    Kaiua Dawn

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    Re: Kaiaua Dawn

    Thanks Colin. I tried to even up the foreground exposure by darkening the near part and lightening the rhs. Yours would be much better for printing. I lost a lot of detail on the metal road. Cheers - have a good week.

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    No worries Mark,

    Won't be long before your business card says "Professional Photographer and Part-Time Vet"

    Cheers - have a good week
    Would be nice, but I've already made other arrangements!

    Just kidding, but it is Formula 1 starting at midnight ... which means to bed at 2am ... which means late start in the morning (and a guaranteed early-morning call-out!).

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    Re: Kaiaua Dawn

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    No worries Mark,

    Won't be long before your business card says "Professional Photographer and Part-Time Vet"
    I wish.

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