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photoblog image Marloes Beach, Pembrokeshire.

Marloes Beach, Pembrokeshire.

So in no chronlogical order at all its piles of stuff from Wales, this will be always one of my most favourite beaches anywhere, breathtaking view from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path then a clamber down the cliffs and  waheey, crazy beach fun. Not been to this area for 17 years but it used to be a regular venue until the hills of Scotland were trampled into submission. Seems that all the little villages and Coastal Towns have been given the Balamory once over,I always remember pebble dash and drab grey paint in these parts but it looks like the bright end of the Dulux colour chart is now every cottage owners weapon of choice.So,there'll be Shipwrecks,the bay Henry the 7th landed at, the scene where 300 pigs drowned in 1837, Mr Hobbs the beach sculpture, beach made Art installations, bonfires on the beach, er beaches and other,,er,,beach stuff

Marloes Beach, Pembrokeshire.

So in no chronlogical order at all its piles of stuff from Wales, this will be always one of my most favourite beaches anywhere, breathtaking view from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path then a clamber down the cliffs and  waheey, crazy beach fun. Not been to this area for 17 years but it used to be a regular venue until the hills of Scotland were trampled into submission. Seems that all the little villages and Coastal Towns have been given the Balamory once over,I always remember pebble dash and drab grey paint in these parts but it looks like the bright end of the Dulux colour chart is now every cottage owners weapon of choice.So,there'll be Shipwrecks,the bay Henry the 7th landed at, the scene where 300 pigs drowned in 1837, Mr Hobbs the beach sculpture, beach made Art installations, bonfires on the beach, er beaches and other,,er,,beach stuff

comments (23)

wow great shot...love the color
David Johnson: Can't beat a good strip of sand and sea I find!
I am constantly in awe of your photoshop work. What did you do to this one?

I got myself a 12 - 24mm lens following your suggestion and I'm chuffed to bits with it. Nearly lost it on my hols on Barra - fell out of my camera bag onto grass and I'd no idea. Found it eventually and no harm done!
David Johnson: This was an unusual one as the dynamic range was huge and I somehow exposed for the sky....dur..so Curves and levels then history brush to bring the previou sky back and so on by degrees a tiny touch of shadow/highlight on the bucket a tickle of hue/sat then a final lazy s shaped curve and foreground sharpen...oh made sure the processed raw file was as flat as a pancake but had all the dynamic range present, no sharpening in RAW and a tweak of the luminance and noise sliders,,,yep that last bit should have come first... Hope you got the Nikon, having to correct for cyan vignetting with the Tokina, s'not a problem as Raw can whip that out its the blue/yellow fringing that gets annoying...although I might be a bit picky there!
  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 30 Oct 2007, 03:46
Ha! I have a lot of shots of things left behind on the beach in my unassigned bin, but none of them look as wild as this one!
David Johnson: Send em over and I'll get my biggest Photoshop Tickling stick out and weave some magic......the fanmail queue was too big on your site yesterday so just to say I thought yesterdays shot was one of the best!
This is stunning David ! Great beach landscape and the composition is very original ! Gold ? smile
David Johnson: Florence, if you are giving away Golds I will accept it on behalf of all the beaches of Pembrokeshire, as they are all stunning.
  • sk
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Oct 2007, 06:55
WOW what an awesome shot, great dynamic range
David Johnson: Booked the weather in advance, 7 days of Sun and Clouds please,and thats what I got!
  • Les Auld
  • Southport in the rain
  • 30 Oct 2007, 08:39
Saw this on Flickr and liked it then, looks even better second time around. Well seen David.
David Johnson: Sorry Les, I left a message on Flickr saying that you might stumble over this again, I think this template size suits it better.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Oct 2007, 09:07
light is awesome! Great one David...very moody.
Petra
David Johnson: I love this beach, no I really do and couldn't believe it when the clouds started to break and the sun burst through...I thought I'd gone to heaven.
If this is anything to go by, I am really looking forward to this series! Stunning image! (:o)
David Johnson: Yes, have told myself off, take extra care and stop being over excited,so have spent more time on the PP of all these Pembrokeshire shots, am posting more on flickr so will add a link when that happens.
I really like this style of shot, I first saw it on David Nightingales blog (chromasia.com)a long time ago(I'm not saying he was the first), so keep them coming!smile
David Johnson: Well if chronology is paramount then when I was a lad and traipsed up and down Blackpool prom in me shorts with my balaclava on, dragging my Bronica S2a along in a go cart I made from my sisters pram snapping away 6x6 Ektachromes, I could bet you half a crown that someone in a Zoot suit with a collapsible Alpa snapmatic 620 roll camera had done something similar 20 years previously....and so on....nothing new in landscape photographs...its only the way of taking them and presenting them that changes...Like Daves early stuff and along with Andy Bell at Deceptive Media was my first port of call when cranking up the internet........er besides your site as well Nigel.....( makes exit stage right)
  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Oct 2007, 11:13
I absolutely love this David .. question, are you now spending more time in front of the computer then behind the camera ? Just wondering that's all. smile

J
David Johnson: Sometimes I just sit here without it switched on........
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Oct 2007, 12:47
Awesome shot smile
David Johnson: Why thanks me dear!
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 30 Oct 2007, 13:14
i need to do light dances to the gods and provide sacrificial bucket offerings. wonderful work
David Johnson: I found the best way is to cry yourself to sleep for 5 or 6 years after yet another miserable session of photoshop buffoonery goes straight to the recycle bin.....its character building and apparently we all learn from our mistakes....yeh!
  • Pilgrim
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Oct 2007, 13:20
Superb David - another super image. I bow to your processing skills. David.
David Johnson: Super- lekker on my flickr site now calls me Mr Photoshop.........I have now got world copyright and am bringing out a range of hand crafted Chinese made executive photographic gifts just in time for Christmas,Canon 400d battery grip with built in hand warmer, Viewfinder diopter attachment with tear off hankies for weepy eyes, Jessops 323 tripod with detachable shooting stick and swing out foot rest...I think I'm on to a winner.....
This is a very nice pic. I love this kind of image! LIKEY for me! smile
David Johnson: Thanks for the likey Jose!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Oct 2007, 16:08
Tremendous shot David - as everyone says, the light is awesome! Did you rake the sand over before you took the shot - would be just my luck to have a 6 am dogwalker go by ;o)
David Johnson: Always pack a bunker rake and watering can just for this kind of moment....then again my alter ego Mr Photoshop could bring his mighty skills to the party and magically wiffle imperfections away, or it could be that I saw this on the waters edge and toddled in a big arc around it so not to leave any Man Friday marks...you see young un, there's more to this photography mularkey than first meets the eye.....
This is good stuff David, especially one very new to photoshop. Very good indeed my man.
David Johnson: Aye it only seems like last week when I was learning how to clone pimples out.......er it was only last week...doh, Thanks for calling in Sesan!
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Oct 2007, 18:11
pretty damn stunning...
David Johnson: You should see and hear this place in real life..I wish I could bottle it.
  • Mal
  • stuck behind a computer all day
  • 30 Oct 2007, 19:20
not sure what to say David, it's a cracking shot. Bold framing and great treatment, top shot. mal
David Johnson: That'll do then old son!
Just as my ex father-in-law would have said about Cloughie. This is top draw stuff. richard.
David Johnson: If only he was managing in the Prem now
If this is a taste of what's to come, I can hardly wait.
David Johnson: Easy now Bill, may chuck a spoiler in to see if everyone is paying attention
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 30 Oct 2007, 21:16
Stunning shot.
David Johnson: Cheers me old mate.
this is very very good my friend.top shot .
David Johnson: Thanks Michael, all these Pembrokeshire beach scenes are a labour of love!
  • Sheeplover
  • Pembrokeshire, SW Wales, UK
  • 15 Nov 2007, 09:59
Superb shot, David. There is so much to this bold shot I'm not sure where to start. The work on the sky and sea are particularly breathtaking...
Apart from the photo its self, It was while taking a walk on Marloes one weekend that we decided to move down to Pembrokeshire, though we were due to exchange on a house in Bristol the following Tuesday. Knocked that sale on the head, and moved down here. grin
David Johnson: Now you've made me jealous......see i love this place and as Mrs J knows to her cost any holiday has to have some kind of Sea elemenent chucked in. We might give Kircudbright a bash in a few years but would jump at the chance of popping off down here!

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