Awesome waves '

Brighton has it all, sun, sea and seagulls.  I'm crazy about the 1st two, not so much about the last one.  

To get the above photo was taking a bit of a risk, that I wouldn't be swept away by the amazing waves.  And I can tell you they came damm close.  

This is a image of the west pier that was destroyed by fire some years ago and was left to nature to decide its fate.  Every storm takes a tiny bit  back with it, slowly but steady.

I decided not to do the HDR in camera by taking several exposures and layering them in a application, instead doing a lot of the dramatisation in Camera RAW.

For a conversion program, its surprisingly versatile and there is a lot of tools to fool around with.  Since its a non-destructive process, you only need to remember that it hold a file beside the original file as to any changes you make.  The original remains exactly as out of camera.

I would however leave the fine tuning items such as sharpening to photoshop as that's where it comes into is o…