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    Sunset - St Martin de Ré, Île de Ré

    Hi All,

    This is a sunset shot I got of the small lighthouse at St Martin de Ré, Île de Ré. It really was this spectacular. I sat there with my wife and a bottle of local wine and snapped away!

    All I have really done in PP is to bring out some detail in the foreground, as the lighthouse and sea wall were almost sillouhetted. It's a one shot conversion. I am pleased with the outcome.

    Let me know what you think.

    Nikon D90 | Nikon 18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 50mm | f/22 | 1/60 | ISO 200

    Sunset - St Martin de Ré, Île de Ré

    Thanks for looking
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    Re: Sunset - St Martin de Ré, Île de Ré

    Tommy, that is a spectacular photo and what a magical moment to be able to spend with your wife.
    All the best. Greg

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    Re: Sunset - St Martin de Ré, Île de Ré

    Quote Originally Posted by RockNGoalStar View Post
    I sat there with my wife and a bottle of local wine and snapped away!
    ............. and then fell over, drunk!!

    Sorry Tommy. Couldn't resist.

    It's a beauty. Whatever you did on bringing up foreground detail, worked, It's super. A very strong composition.

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    Re: Sunset - St Martin de Ré, Île de Ré

    Well done Tommy, no need to comment the picture says it all.

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    Re: Sunset - St Martin de Ré, Île de Ré

    Very nice Tommy,

    All the compositional elements came together didn't they?

    Cheers,

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    Re: Sunset - St Martin de Ré, Île de Ré

    Very nicely done Tommy. The clouds are stunning. It's perfectly exposed and has a very nice composition. I have the same camera and lens. I've really enjoyed the three years I've spent with it. Although I have been dreaming of upgrading to a better lens lately.

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    Re: Sunset - St Martin de Ré, Île de Ré

    Excellent picture. Perfect composition and lighting.

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    Re: Sunset - St Martin de Ré, Île de Ré

    Many thanks to you all for the kind comments

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    ............. and then fell over, drunk!!
    That's not too far from the truth!

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    It's a beauty. Whatever you did on bringing up foreground detail, worked, It's super. A very strong composition.
    Thanks Donald. I used the adjustment brush in ACR and painted a mask over the wall and lighthouse and then increased the exposure a bit. It seems to have worked well and is clearly a powerful tool!

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    Re: Sunset - St Martin de Ré, Île de Ré

    I'll have a bottle of whatever Tommy's having!

    Not that that will cause me to take this quality of photo, but I can certainly fall over with the best of them!

    Tommy? It appears to me that God Himself is looking at you looking at Him and taking His photo.

    You nailed it!

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    Re: Sunset - St Martin de Ré, Île de Ré

    The only thing I can add to the above is that I wish you had provided a second image of the bottle of wine.

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    Re: Sunset - St Martin de Ré, Île de Ré

    Lovely conditions and well shot.

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    Re: Sunset - St Martin de Ré, Île de Ré

    Many thanks for the kind (and witty) comments!

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