Photographer's Note

It seems that if one hangs around on an English beach late on a summers afternoon one will find a rowing club preparing for a training run. This image was not planned. I just happened to be there.
"The Scarborough Amateur Rowing Club was founded in May 1869, and is the oldest surviving Rowing Club on the North East Coast.
For more than 100 years sea rowing has taken place on the Yorkshire coast between the Tees and the Humber, beginning with friendly rivalry between the fisherman and the jet miners from Blyth (sometimes known as the German Ocean Race) the sport has progressed to what it is today.
The heavy fishing cobles have been replaced with racing gigs which apart from being clinker built, bear little resemblance to their predecessors.

The modern day boat is light and fast, with provision for four oarsmen and a cox. Sliding seats and outriggers are not part of the boat design, and the exposed position of the rowers can result in wetting in all but the calmest seas. "

Sharpening of noisy images:
Thanks to recent comments about my need to sharpen my images (Tyro, Chawax, npecanhuk) and a workshop by Tyro I have done something about it. I was hung up on noisy raw images from my camera and was afraid that the sharpening would accentuate the noise. I elected to reduce noise (soften or smooth)rather than sharpen. That is why some of my images have a painted appearance. However, using Lightroom4, I now sharpen the raw image without worrying about noise. It can be controlled to some degree using the 'detail slider'. I found that the downsizing process also smooths the noise so there was no need to deliberately apply noise reduction prior to downsizing. I then export to jpeg and sharpen again in a second step with detail set at 0.5. Some more experimenting required but so far it seems to be working. This is my first image with this two stage sharpening process. I guess everyone has their own process to suit their camera make.

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