St George’s day at Freshwater Bay

I noticed this morning lots of talk on facebook of it being St George’s Day and i thought about how to celebrate it visually with a photograph containing the flag of St George. Then i remembered a photo-shoot i’d been on a few years back around Freshwater Bay, with some images that i hadn’t quite had the time to work on yet. And here’s the result, a photograph of Freshwater Bay from 2009, brought up to date in 2012 by having a little play with flypaper textures to create the painterly mood that you see now.

Of course i had to add a little something extra and created a vertical panorama to focus on the lovely altocumulus clouds. The whole exercise has been a great reminder of the benefit of shooting RAW over jpg, as i had the original files and could go back and edit the exposure to get exactly the look i wanted.

Little side note, i’d always thought of St George’s day as  being a very English thing, but a quick look at Wikipedia shows that there are actually quite a few countries who celebrate the day including England, Canada, Croatia, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece, Georgia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Republic of Macedonia

St George’s day at Freshwater Bay, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing.

St George's day

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