Manhattan Beach Pier Sunset

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    I am on my Bronx encore with the Manhattan Beach pier. Play it again until you get it right. I keep going out there and keep shooting and processing until I can reliably repeat my good fortune of the other day. This is a shot from the other side of the pier, which is better because the sun is behind the pier. I guess I should shoot it with a higher ISO to get the waves better. Next encore. View On Black

    Photomatix of 3 exposures -2, 0, +2. In PS surface blur on the clouds to remove HDR induced noise, unsharp mask with radius 140 on the water for contrast, then orange filter, contrast curves and then darkening curves masking the house and the white water. Cropping and straighten horizon in lightroom.

    Criticism, advice and comments very welcome.

    atsjebosma, and 73 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. T Glow 62 months ago | reply

      wow...................SPLENDID work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. janruss 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Color Photo Award - PREMIER -- Post 1: Give 2 - Get 5: Go BRONZE, and we'd love to have this added to the group!


      This is an Amazing Shot!
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    3. IMAGES FROM MAN. 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Living Life Through A Lens, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    4. Ardu.84 62 months ago | reply

      Spettacolare tramonto...e posti magnifici per un fotografo...ottima!

    5. Kansas Poetry (Patrick) 62 months ago | reply

      Love photomatix software!

      Very interesting to see the different exposures!

      Wonderful location and photographl...
      This shot is good enough for gold!!:
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    6. Toni_V 62 months ago | reply

      Fantastic motive, great HDR work!

    7. Rigs✿ [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

      AWESOME WORK
      HAVE A GREAT DAY..oO

    8. Ryan Eng 62 months ago | reply

      Looks great. I think maybe parts of the water are a bit too dark, but these shots are quite hard to process. I even have trouble with stuff like this.

    9. Tulay Emekli 62 months ago | reply

      Wooooww...beautiful ..warm colors my friend !!!

    10. The girl with a leaf 62 months ago | reply

      Outstanding shot, beautiful tones!

    11. snowwhite2115 61 months ago | reply

      This is simply fantastic! Gorgeous colors and lighting! Great composition too!

    12. Arindam's PhotoWorld 61 months ago | reply

      Wonderful post processing. Very dramatic effect. Simply mind blowing.

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    13. soccersoohoo 53 months ago | reply

      The colors are stunning!

    14. micronetal 53 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called La Mar de Flickr, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    15. tennistoo 39 months ago | reply

      This inspires me to do this setting in watercolor. Is it ok with you to use it? Thanks so much.

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