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Canon
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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
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1/60 second
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F/5.6
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40 mm
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200
Date Taken
Oct 30, 2008, 9:40:19 AM
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Rock Fishing, Spoon Bay, NSW by MattLauder Rock Fishing, Spoon Bay, NSW by MattLauder
Looking through some old shots from last year (2008) and found this one taken at Spoon Bay on the Central Coast of NSW.

While shooting a few young blokes came down and started to rock fish which gave the shot some added subject matter.

Post production on this was:
1.RAW file opened in PS as Smart object and two files made one for sky and foreground and then masked together in photoshop.
(RAW files exported in ProPhoto RGB colour space)
2. Each layer converted for smart filters and sky sharpened independent than foreground.
3. Foreground dodged and burnt adding depth.
4. Selective colour adjustment layer (made into clipping mask) for reducing strength of whites in foreground water.
5. Sky was slightly darkened with dodge and burn layer.
6. Selective colour adjustment layer to work on sky blue. (Also made into clipping mask).
7. Foreground layer duplicated and sharpened and then masked used to reduce sharpening on some rocks.
Done.

Photoshop work isn't extensive, just simple tools used selectively.

Shot on Canon 1ds Mark II | 24-70mm lens

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Pania-of-the-Reef Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
Gorgeous composition; my eyes are drawn to the swirling water that reminds me of mist. The sky is beautiful and I love the slight silohuettes of the two fishermen in the background. The whole image just conveys a true sense of calm.
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justeline Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Terrific sky, excellent composition and movement!
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Frank-Beer Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009   Photographer
Stunning work , so very amazing :clap:
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kimonokraken Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
Lovely shot, lots of character.
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switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009   Photographer
Featured: [link]
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dwth Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 75th.:wave:
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009   Photographer
Featured [link]
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K-Boyd-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Wonderful fresh colour and gorgeous long exposure :heart:
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switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009   Photographer
Woot I was hoping you'd post this here. Gorgeous. :+fav:
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MattLauder Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Thanks.. yea posted on the blog and flickr. Spreading the love.
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righteouslywicked Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing shot :clap:
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LongJohnGold Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009   Photographer
Excellent photo. The fishermen give it more scale.
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:iconmattlauder:
MattLauder Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
I agree... at first I cursed that they got in my shot and then I wanted then to hang around more.
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kkart Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
I think it is safe to say that this very well could be one of my favs from me that I have seen ya post on her eyet, there is just something about this that I love!
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:iconmattlauder:
MattLauder Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Thanks... yea spoon bay is a great place. I use it as my testing ground for different techniques as it has everything you could want in a location.
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Good composition with lots of interest and detail for the eye to follow.. and my eye did swirl at little... is the exif correct for the shot?
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:iconmattlauder:
MattLauder Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
No the exif isnt correct... I use a template for the image layout and it seams to carry over the last image I used for some reason.

This is shot at 24mm for .8 of a sec.
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Thanks.... I didn't think I was going mad
I'm using a film L zoom lens on the 5D and all the exifs say F2!!!
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warnaiman Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
wonderful work :heart:
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Brettc Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
nice work ...
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
Nice one man, love the foreground interest really captivating :)
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:iconmattlauder:
MattLauder Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Thanks Drew. I have added this one to my site for sale.
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
I'd love to buy some prints when I have some more money :)
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:iconmattlauder:
MattLauder Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Ha ha.. when I put that comment at the end I wasnt sure if you though I was saying to you "Hey buy it" I meant I liked it enough to add it to my site for sale. :)
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
Nah it's all good, I would love some prints of yours when I get some money again. I've been saving for a telephoto :)
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