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Normally I'd think twice about posting up something with such a big blown highlight, but for some reason this one reminded me of the classic 80s post-apocalyptic film The Quiet Earth - a kind of 'end of the world on the beach' scene.


This is the first image I've processed with Photomatix Pro 3.2. Wow, instant results. A fan. Previously I've been tying together results from 3.0 and the plug-in version. This is all 3.2, with a slight bit of Lucisart (an older version, need to update that too), and masking back with the original.


Location: Datai bay, Langkawi island, Malaysia (same as the previous upload). Not a planned shot. In fact, I was just checking out the light levels for a family candid.


Thanks to the many people who have emailed me, asking if I was alive and well. Apparently I am. I'm trying to pop in and see your work, but I'll probably only get through a few 'streams per day. Also, to those people who have emailed me asking specific questions - send again if you still are after answers.


I very rarely bother to say this, but... view large (I've left this one quite big), I think it's worth the click.


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Taken on July 29, 2009