A (not so) distant storm

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Some people's leisurly sailing is someone else's nightmare...

(Another holiday shot by George, post-processed by me. It needed more intervention, as it was more noisy and unsharp. Bringing out detail while killing noise is a conflicting, near-impossible task. Thanks to Topaz Labs it was reasonably resolved. Localised exposure and contrast corrections gave it 'that' HDR-like look.)

'Photo of the day' (18-Oct-09) on Captain Rande's blog

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  1. Terry -Pueblo Paradiso 19 months ago | reply

    Breathtaking!!!

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  2. Bluebird0927 (ON/OFF) 19 months ago | reply

    Wonderful capture! Outstanding work.
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  5. 7May 18 months ago | reply

    Unbelievable !

  6. Elena Karagyozova 18 months ago | reply

    Страхотен кадър!

  7. bobrizz1 17 months ago | reply

    Excellent capture of the clouds and storm.

  8. hugo__ j 16 months ago | reply

    good composition for a large place for the storm ! great shot!

  9. saglo2 16 months ago | reply

    Genial!!!

  10. OFF OFF OFF!!! 14 months ago | reply

    This is definitely one of the most beautiful shots I have ever seen! Congratulations!!!

  11. Excalibur67 12 months ago | reply

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  12. Blende1.8 12 months ago | reply

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  13. ndimensi 8 months ago | reply

    Great scene!!

  14. 7Neretva 7 months ago | reply

    wowza ... powerful capture

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