One of the abandoned fishing boats on the River Wyre at Fleetwood Lancashire.

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Below is a wonderful paining based on this image by the very talented Sue Nicol. I am very happy to have been involved in this collaboration. Thank you Sue for Wreck At Fleetwood Marshes

Nikon D5000 and Sigma 10mm-20mm lens. ISO200, 14mm, f4.8, 1/125 with polariser filter.

Single Raw file tone mapped in photomatix then to photoshop for horizon straightening and minor warp to correct barrelling.

Duplicated twice to give three files and curve adjustments (output +155 Input +115 & output -155 Input -115). Reimported to photomatix for HDR process. credit to Yhun Suarez for his curve settings.

Photomatix Settings

Details Enhancer Tone Mapping.

Strength – 84
Colour saturation – 50
Luminosity – 7.0
Microcontrast – 6.0
Lightmode Smoothing – yes (Medium)
White point – 0.524
Black point – 0.224
Gamma – 1.20
Temperature – 0.0
Saturation Highlights – 0.0
Saturation Shadows – 0.0
Micro smoothing – 3
Highlights Smoothness – 0.0
Shadows Smoothness – 0.0
Shadow Clipping – 0.0
360 degree image – No

Reimported to photoshop for noise reduction and sharpening

John enjoys capturing images mainly around his home in the North West of England with a leaning towards land and seascapes. John also enjoys using modern processing techniques designed to give images a more in-depth feel to them. John is happy to discuss individual customers image requests.

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  • Chrissie Taylor
    Chrissie Taylorover 3 years ago

    Oh WOW John, where is the double fav button!!

  • Thanks very much Chrissie and wow you were quick on the comment button. I have now linked the picture so it can be viewed larger. :D

    – John Hare

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonover 3 years ago

    good work John congrats good use of hdr

  • Thanks very much for the comment and favourite Philip, I appreciate it.

    – John Hare

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghover 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot and treatment…

  • Thanks very much Sharon, these old boats are one of my favourite locations to shoot.

    – John Hare

  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholover 3 years ago

    Amazing, ove it!

  • Thank you so much for your comment and favourite Sue. (I’d love to see you paint one of these one day!)

    – John Hare

  • Chrissie Taylor
    Chrissie Taylorover 3 years ago

    Its even more impressive LARGE :)

  • I just wish we could do that on rb without the need to externally link it.

    – John Hare

  • Maxwell Campbell
    Maxwell Campbellover 3 years ago

    Sweet capture and editing , an instant Fave for me John. Well done mate

  • Thanks very much Maxwell for your kind comment and favourite mate.

    – John Hare

  • Victoria limerick
    Victoria limerickover 3 years ago

    great work John an instant fav

  • Thanks Vicky for the comment and favourite. I think the tone mapping before conversion for HDR worked nicely here.

    – John Hare

  • Sylvain Dumas
    Sylvain Dumasover 3 years ago

    Great work. It came out very nicely from a single picture HDR. Nice tonemapping. The boat is not bad either… LOL.

  • Thanks Sylvain for your comment and favourite. It shows the benefit of a perfectly exposed single shot. This is a three shot HDR taken the same visit The Skeleton

    – John Hare

  • Trevor Kersley
    Trevor Kersleyover 3 years ago

    great conversion to HDR john

  • Thanks Trevor, taken the day we visited, one of the last ones of the visit.

    – John Hare

  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brownover 3 years ago

    Beautifully worked John

  • Thank you very much Polly.

    – John Hare

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