I finally managed to make time to process and post some more images from the Summer, bad hey? But here is the first of those images.
I had made it too the beach in time for a sunset and it looked like it was going to be a corker, in the event it was a little disappointing and the sea was a long way out into the estuary.
I walked down to the waters edge (barefoot of course) to try a few angles and investigate some strange objects appearing in the receding waters, which turned out to be Oyster beds – I should have realised what was going to happen at that point…
I waded about trying to get the angle and this lady walked into view, I quickly grabbed a few shots with the oyster beds giving some foreground intrest and as the light faded made my way back to the beach.
This is where I noticed the first mistake; a massive laceration on the sole of my foot from Oyster shells (the scar remains 4 months later), the second mistake I noticed on processing; the Oyster beds on the right bottom of the shot looked great in the viewfinder but on screen looked like featureless black blobs, totally not the intention.
I resorted to removing them in Photoshop as I liked the rest of the image.
Processing: Photoshop CS5 Photomatix