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Derek has kindly let me use one of his shots of himself after his recent cycle accident, I have blended five bracketed shots in photomatix pro -2,-1,0,+1,+2, taken from one shot of his i phone then added a bit of grittiness in Photoshop and adjusted the curves of the shot a little to get the look I wanted, I was limited to what I could do as I was working from an original i phone shot that dez took whilst waiting for treatment in Hospital a little time after the accident happened. This is what happens when you don't wear a cycle helmet . here is what Derek said as to what happened-

Cycle Crash!

When your 42 maybe it's time to stop riding a fold away Cycle like a BMX / Mountainbike.....

This morning around 08.10 I rounded the corner from my house too fast for the conditions, the bike went from under me and the Face took the hit first, roughly the same time as the back of my left hand. Unconscious in the road my good neighbour Andy Cutts dragged me from the road and a local resident called the ambulance. Went from Chelt to Glos Hospital and left tonight around 19.00 with Three stitches in my nose, one at the corner of my eye (without anaesthetic!) and a clued eyebrow. X-rays reveal breaks in the cheek bone and possible break at the back of the Jaw..... Nightmare. :(

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Taken on February 19, 2012