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Go West.... Live is peaceful there.... Go West in the open air.... Go west where the sky is blue :)
Go West.... Live is peaceful there.... Go West in the open air.... Go west where the sky is blue :)
Giles


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Challenge: Sunrise/Sunset in Black and White (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Mar 15, 2012
Date Uploaded: Mar 15, 2012

hahahaha

hard one this looks so much better in colour, view from mamtor a big hill in the peak district looking west towards manchester, ireland, america etc

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IMG_8979 by gilesbert, on Flickr

[Mar. 17th, 2012 03:36:21 AM]

Updating as the score was at 7.4 :)

Shot this on way home from work after a long day where a footing we were digging collapsed so I'd had a crap day but luckily grabbed my small camera bag and tripod in the morning, so I had my 5d and my l's but no accessories which is annoying having like 3-4 cable releases or remotes. So had to shoot this on 30 second exposures then combine them to get the full light trail.

So the pictured road connects Edale to the world and cuts through about 200 ft from the summit of mammtor, so I dumped the truck and ran up to the summit which was hard as I'd forgot I still had my steel toe caps boots on lol. Got there set up and started shooting and then realised I had 8 shots left on a 16gb card doh!

Deleted a few, framed the shot did a few test shots then waited for a car which took about 15 mins, it's not a busy rd then the said car must have been hijacked by a snail as it took a full minute to cover the 400-500 metres seen here hence the need for two exposures.

Combined them in photoshop just brought the light trails through on a layer mask, then used silver efex bw, duplicated a layer and silver efexed again to get more detail in the shadows. Then used a layer mask on 5% opacity and brushed in the detail I wanted. Bear_music suggested the more shadow detail and yo_spiff confirmed I'd chosen the right pic from my choices, had a nice one of a fly fisherman over lake but was shot on 20d and lacked shadow detail.

Hope this stays above 7 as that's my main goal 2012 :)

[Mar. 17th, 2012 03:38:46 AM]

Updating as the score was at 7.4 :)

Shot this on way home from work after a long day where a footing we were digging collapsed so I'd had a crap day but luckily grabbed my small camera bag and tripod in the morning, so I had my 5d and my l's but no accessories which is annoying having like 3-4 cable releases or remotes. So had to shoot this on 30 second exposures then combine them to get the full light trail.

So the pictured road connects Edale to the world and cuts through about 200 ft from the summit of mammtor, so I dumped the truck and ran up to the summit which was hard as I'd forgot I still had my steel toe caps boots on lol. Got there set up and started shooting and then realised I had 8 shots left on a 16gb card doh!

Deleted a few, framed the shot did a few test shots then waited for a car which took about 15 mins, it's not a busy rd then the said car must have been hijacked by a snail as it took a full minute to cover the 400-500 metres seen here hence the need for two exposures.

Combined them in photoshop just brought the light trails through on a layer mask, then used silver efex bw, duplicated a layer and silver efexed again to get more detail in the shadows. Then used a layer mask on 5% opacity and brushed in the detail I wanted. Bear_music suggested the more shadow detail and yo_spiff confirmed I'd chosen the right pic from my choices, had a nice one of a fly fisherman over lake but was shot on 20d and lacked shadow detail.

Hope this stays above 7 as that's my main goal 2012 :)

[Mar. 17th, 2012 03:56:51 AM]

Updating as the score was at 7.4 :)

Shot this on way home from work after a long day where a footing we were digging collapsed so I'd had a crap day but luckily grabbed my small camera bag and tripod in the morning, so I had my 5d and my l's but no accessories which is annoying having like 3-4 cable releases or remotes. So had to shoot this on 30 second exposures then combine them to get the full light trail.

So the pictured road connects Edale to the world and cuts through about 200 ft from the summit of mammtor, so I dumped the truck and ran up to the summit which was hard as I'd forgot I still had my steel toe caps boots on lol. Got there set up and started shooting and then realised I had 8 shots left on a 16gb card doh!

Deleted a few, framed the shot did a few test shots then waited for a car which took about 15 mins, it's not a busy rd then the said car must have been hijacked by a snail as it took a full minute to cover the 400-500 metres seen here hence the need for two exposures.

Combined them in photoshop just brought the light trails through on a layer mask, then used silver efex bw, duplicated a layer and silver efexed again to get more detail in the shadows. Then used a layer mask on 5% opacity and brushed in the detail I wanted. Bear_music suggested the more shadow detail and yo_spiff confirmed I'd chosen the right pic from my choices, had a nice one of a fly fisherman over lake but was shot on 20d and lacked shadow detail.

Hope this stays above 7 as that's my main goal 2012 :)

[Mar. 22nd, 2012 06:46:51 PM]

otes: 112
Views: 225
Avg Vote: 7.0089
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 03/22/12 06:45 pm

going down will it hold a 7? i very much doubt it

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Avg (commenters): 8.5000
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07/19/2012 04:29:04 PM
Wonderful image. Forgot to fav and comment on it before.
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04/09/2012 05:07:12 PM
just had it validated :)
03/26/2012 04:05:21 PM
Beautiful work Giles. Gotta love making it happen regardless of not having all your gear with you. Congrats on HM and breaking 7!
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03/23/2012 10:37:33 PM
Yeah... I love this. Congrats on the HM!
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03/23/2012 01:39:26 PM
mighty congrats
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03/23/2012 02:10:32 AM
6.08 am here got a busy day sheet pilling a retaining wall but will be smiling all day broke the 7 boundary :)

Right gotta up my game again now, thanks for all the comments. Ps don't update your details with an iPad seems to have gone a little crazy

The title was my silly sense of humour after snaffles post about titles.....
03/23/2012 01:58:03 AM
Really amazing work, Giles! I love this a lot!
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03/23/2012 01:40:10 AM
I thought I commented on this but forgot, I really loved the mood you portrayed in this shot, well done on 4th and a new PB and goal achieved.

Message edited by author 2012-03-23 01:40:41.
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03/23/2012 12:33:50 AM
Awesome Giles, congrats on the PB and HM!
Stunning shot.
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03/23/2012 12:12:52 AM
Yaaay on the 7! Congrats on teh HM. Welcome to the "7 and no ribbon" club.
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03/23/2012 12:01:45 AM
WOOHOO! SNAGGED THE 7!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/22/2012 11:05:02 PM
sensuous road feigns embrace

I'm hanging it in my fantasy art gallery.

artpost.jpg
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03/22/2012 02:30:10 PM
Go west for this beautiful light trail 9.
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03/22/2012 12:36:56 PM
beautiful, the road adds to the flow
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03/21/2012 11:06:57 PM
Really liking the light on the road; great eye.
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03/20/2012 12:23:57 PM
Nice long exposure. Very cool and well done.
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03/19/2012 10:23:46 AM
Love the landscape and the headlights/brakelights in this shot, adds that little extra interest.
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03/18/2012 09:34:40 PM
i think the most epic part about this photo is how you incorporated the smile face 0.o ;)
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03/18/2012 01:17:40 AM
Killer tones. Nice detail in the hill. Sweet photo.
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03/16/2012 11:50:18 PM
Wow golly! LOVE that road shine! 9
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03/16/2012 09:08:13 PM
Striking. Good comp, subject and gradation. Simple, but powerful.
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03/16/2012 04:32:53 PM
Classic Imagery. VWD. Front page.
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03/16/2012 02:17:18 PM
This is just an incredible shot. The light path really drives your eye into the picture, and the mountain is excellent!
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03/16/2012 11:07:30 AM
windy title aside ... really like the mood of this one - you nailed it. 9.
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03/16/2012 10:39:22 AM
Outstanding composition, in my Top 3
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03/16/2012 10:01:48 AM
I like how the winding road is bathed in light. Gives it a feeling of a magic highway. ;)
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03/16/2012 01:05:22 AM
Beautiful . I would love to see a color version as well as travel to wherever you took this.
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