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Peter Dzwig offered: Subject: [Leica] PAW 13 - Seafront >>>I've been spending a bit of - and plan to spend more - of the early part of this summer in Swanage, which is the gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Coastline. So be prepared for more from down there. This week's offering: http://gallery.leica-users.org/v/PeterDzwig/PAW+2007/Swanagefront20070607V1. jpg.html this was actually taken at Easter, which goes to show how much catching up I have to do! Anyway I am not that happy with this one as, although it shows what the place is like at that time of year, I can't resolve the problem of the light on the jacket of the woman on the left and the plastic grocery bags by her side. I thought that I had got most of the highlights in zone whatever ;-) but getting the white walls on caused the problem in the foreground. No amount of post processing with PS would get rid of it without un-necessarily dulling the rest or the local area.<<<<<<<< Good morning Peter, One thing to forget is any discussion about the "ZONE SYSTEM!" That's for rock and ferners to get their under shorts in a twitch and knot over. Photojournalists? There's only one zone a photojournalist needs to understand and be concerned with, it's a "De-militarized zone" DON'T GO THERE! :-) Or stay real low to the ground! ;-) This photograph as it looks on screen is fine, besides is there a film, pixel or whatever so absolutely perfect every single little highlight, shadow or anything in between is going to be absolutely perfect? OH heavens I shouldn't have said that it'll raise a fire storm of techie responses! Aaaaacccccccckkkkkkkk! ;-) Yeah yeah I know there's the photo nit pickers who are far more concerned about a rock looking good than what the content illustrates! Just another pretty stone! Besides what's far more important in this photograph is the content and wonderful composition. It has all the offerings of a Cartier Bresson circa... 1951 UK coast look. And old Henri would be proud to have shot it! Looks like the beginning of a summer of interesting moments. Please keep them coming as you're off to a good start! Ted.