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The windy, beautiful beach
Posted By: HowLowCanYaGo, 10-25-2007, 12:52 PM

After walking with my tripod and camera bag (with two wide-angle lenses) over 6 miles, I've decided my tripod is a bit heavy. I need a quad-bike. Anyway, these shots are from the coast of the Gulf of Mexico:






Keeping your glass clean with all of that sand and goop blowing at you proved to be tough! I was busy cloning out dust specs for at least 10 minutes on these buggers!

Thanks for looking!
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10-25-2007, 01:19 PM   #2
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I love what you've done with the colour in the first shot. That sky is the most threatening thing I've seen in a long while!
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Thanks, Mandi. That's a simple sharpening technique I use...normally I only try to apply it to black & white shots, but, it looked okay here, and not to overdone.
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I really like these shots... very powerful!

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Thanks, lapeen. They better be powerful...That damned wind sure was.
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Wow!

The sky looks like a painting in the first one, it's quite striking!

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Those are some awesome clouds. Your photos - and techniques - remind me of the book Welcome to Oz by Vincent Versace
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seriously stunning. Love that sky in the first shot.

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Nice work. Great impact. Do I detect a bit of a lean to the horizon in the first shot? I can relate to the job of cloning out the dust specs. I work around sea, sand and dust a lot.
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LaRee, I wouldn't doubt it. I have already actually rotated it some to straighten it...

Thanks for all of the interest guys!
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