This is a reprocessing of The Skeleton using the original source files.

A slightly different method was employed with the source images being sharpened and noise reduction done in photoshop prior to being processed via Photomatix. Once processed back into Photoshop where tonal quality in the deep shadows were increased slightly and a second noise reduction and smart sharpening process applied.
The key Photomatix settings used for this image were:

Lightmode Smoothing – yes (Medium)
White point – 0.524
Black point – 0.224
Gamma – 1.16

I met up with Trevor Kersley on a rather wet and grey morning and we visited one of my favourite locations Fleetwood Marsh on the tidal River Wyre close to the town of Fleetwood Lancashire to go shoot ‘The Wrecks of Fleetwood Marsh’.

Three shot HDR, hand held, of a wood hull possibly being the remains of Girl Lilian (no certain confirmation).

Nikon D5000 Sigma 10mm-20mm @ 10mm. f4 1/80 e/v +-2.


fleetwood marsh, river wyre, wrecks, fishing, nikon d5000, rotting, abandoned, boat, sea, wooden boat, wooden, hdr, mud, river estuary, lancashire, fleetwood, fleetwood nature reserve

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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  • timmburgess
    timmburgessalmost 3 years ago

    Nice reworking .looks really good…timm

  • Thanks Timm appreciate your comment.

    – John Hare

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrarialmost 3 years ago

    Wow, brilliant work John!! Amazing imagery!!! :)))

  • Thanks Vicki, I know its a daft thing to say about a shot of a wreck but its just slightly softer than the b&w version.

    – John Hare

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much for this feature Polly.

    – John Hare

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much Philip for featuring this work.

    – John Hare

  • Rodney Trenchard
    Rodney Trenchardalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful Image…well done

  • Thank you very much Red Door for your comment.

    – John Hare

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwualmost 3 years ago
  • Thank you so very much for featuring my work, it is extra special to be featured in a group for the first time.

    – John Hare

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchalmost 3 years ago

    both so striking, the colour version just adds that little bit extra

  • Thanks Sarah for the comment and favourite, I’m torn which I like best to be honest but am glad I totally reprocessed the files as the first time I processed them I knew it was going to be B&W from the start

    – John Hare

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertalmost 3 years ago

    A very dramatic image, a little more so in BW for me.

  • Thanks Nigel, I’m torn between which I like the most, please see my comments above… Thanks once more.

    – John Hare

  • Aj Finan
    Aj Finanalmost 3 years ago

    Superb ;)

  • Hi and thanks AJ.

    – John Hare

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 3 years ago

    Fabulous shot John, that moody sky and the cracks in the mud make a wonderful shot.

  • Thanks Gary, as you know its a great location.

    – John Hare

  • And thanks for the favourite too mate!

    – John Hare

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