Bernd Walz The effect is like a light explosion .. the bright area in the middle dominates the image pretty strongly, therefore shifting the observers attention a bit away from the most exciting parts of the image, e.g. the arc and the areas with steep tonal transitions.
25 May 2012 at 07:24pm
Zeiko Good image Volker. I agree with Bernd - I'd take lights off a bit...
25 May 2012 at 10:38pm
Philippe Lebeau une explosion de sensations et l'ivresse du grand large ....vraiment magique ..
27 May 2012 at 11:29am
Andrea Ehrenreich finde wirklich sehr spannend...I can look on this picture long time...
Location: London Arch, Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell, Victoria, Australia
"London Arch is a natural arch in the Port Campbell National Park, Australia. The arch is one of the tourist attractions along the Great Ocean Road near Port Campbell in Victoria. This stack was formed by a gradual process of erosion, and until 1990 formed a complete double-span natural bridge.
The arch closest to the shoreline collapsed unexpectedly on 15 January 1990, leaving two tourists stranded on the outer part until they were rescued by a helicopter. No one was injured in the event. Prior to the collapse, the arch was known as London Bridge because of its similarity to its namesake." (Wikipedia, accessed 25.05.12)
I've processed another version with fewer hard contrasts; after having compared that with this version, I finally decided to upload this one which of course features pretty hard contrasts. Let me know your opinion. Buona visione!