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Slowing The Rush - Panther Beach, Davenport, California | by Jim Patterson Photography
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Slowing The Rush - Panther Beach, Davenport, California

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--The Shot--

Taken back in February. For more info, check out my blog (the links are in my profile).


--The Story of the Morning--

Flickr cracked down hard last night. Myself and a couple other people had their images removed from explore and flickr searches due to our violation of the "selling yourself" clause.


I apologize if my banner ads in the comments were offensive to anyone, I'm just a guy trying to make photography more a part of my life. That being said, I am off to teach Sea to Summit's first workshop this afternoon. If you want to learn more go to my profile. Thanks everyone, and have a great weekend!


--The Gear--

Nikon D300

Nikkor 12-24mm @ 12mm

Nikon MC-36 cable release

1/6 sec & 1/20 sec, f11, ISO 100

Singh-Ray 3-stop Daryl Denson reverse graduated neutral density filter

Markins M20 ballhead

Really Right Stuff lever clamp and L-plate

Gitzo GT3351 carbon fiber tripod


--Software & Editing--

In ACR, one RAW file for the sky had a custom white balance applied and minor brightness and exposure adjustment to better balance the other RAW file. Main RAW file for the water and water was double processed for exposure values to darken the water relative to the rocks.

In PS CS5, the three files manually blended with layer masks. Adjustment layers included Basic Mid-Tones luminosity mask with Curves adjustment for contrast, Vibrance mask for color boost and Saturation mask for rescuing oversaturated color. Burn/Dodge layers usign 50% Gray and layer mode Soft Light through Shadow Darks and Light Lights luminosity selections to improve localized contrast, and Nik Sharpener Pro for sharpening. Custom action to downsize, sharpen, convert to sRGB, downsample to 8-bit, and custom exif data.

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Taken on February 6, 2010