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Walking to Penang Bridge | by Enoch Yong
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Walking to Penang Bridge

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This was taken somewhere not far away from my Penang home. This beach was formerly sea water until it was reclaimed about 15 years ago. I used to walk bare foot and collect shell fish and cockles with my late granddad. Both of us would spend the whole morning collecting them and then we would have them cooked for dinner.

 

While taking a photo walk in this beach, I saw a fisherman casting his net to catch some cockles. He left some footprints and I thought this might look good as a foreground for my shot. At the horizon is Penang Bridge which is the 3rd/4th longest bridge in the world (?), connecting the Island of Penang to the Peninsular Malaysia.

 

About this shot

- 5dmkii

- EF 16-35mm F2.8L @ 16mm

- CPL

- handheld

 

PP workflow

- tonemapped as 1 exp RAW in photomatix

- Curve and level adjustments

- underexposed the sky so as to show cloud details and blend into the image

- photo filter to cool down the overall temperature a little bit

- Noise removal using Noiseware Pro

- Unsharp mask

 

All comments and critiques are welcome.

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Taken on September 28, 2009