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As Libby was feeling quite a bit better today I spent an hour up at Fleetwood with John. We got rained out, but I did manage to get a couple of shots that I'm reasonably happy with. I'll put the other one up tomorrow.

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3x2 + fylde coast [scenic]
comment by Paul at 09:50 PM (GMT) on 14 May, 2006

I really like this, it's very calming...which is something I'm sure you need after the last week!

comment by Matt at 09:51 PM (GMT) on 14 May, 2006

This is, frankly, stunning. I love the colours. Almost moon-like.


comment by James at 10:05 PM (GMT) on 14 May, 2006

I've never commented before, but I've really enjoyed the last few photos!

comment by Gavin at 10:15 PM (GMT) on 14 May, 2006

I agree with Paul. This is very calming. Glad libby is feeling better.

comment by ROB at 10:24 PM (GMT) on 14 May, 2006

This one for some reason looks like an underwater scene to me. Maybe its the way there is a hole around each of the rusty pilons? In any case, sure make you wonder what they once supported.

comment by Andrew at 10:28 PM (GMT) on 14 May, 2006

Nice processing. I agree this does almost look like being on the moon, except for the clouds of course. I like how the rusty steel pillars stand out from the rest of the image. What caused the darkening around the outside of the image? I like the effect it has in this case.

comment by girlzoot at 10:29 PM (GMT) on 14 May, 2006

This is amazing, a sense of the abandoned in the photo.

comment by Manolo at 10:32 PM (GMT) on 14 May, 2006

Nice work. Perfect

comment by sam at 10:46 PM (GMT) on 14 May, 2006

This is beautiful.

One question though... would it ever be possible to post the original unprocessed image to compare with the final post production?!

comment by Dave F at 10:49 PM (GMT) on 14 May, 2006

David, huge fan of your stuff. One question about this one. Is there something funky goin on with the blues in this image? Whatever I am picking up is especailly evident in the right-hand pylon. The overall feel of the image is great but something is up with those pylons. PS Glad to hear your wife is feeling better!

comment by chiara at 10:53 PM (GMT) on 14 May, 2006

Really nice mood. I like the color of the light in this one.

comment by Mark at 11:19 PM (GMT) on 14 May, 2006

This is right up there with my favourites of yours Dave, if not at the top.

I can just picture Charlton Heston off frame, screaming "Damn you all to hell!"


comment by Joseph at 11:24 PM (GMT) on 14 May, 2006

Well done for being able to juggle this website, and the stress's of your wifes health. This Photo has a sad, almost lonesome feel to it, but I don't know if thats anything to do with the past few pictures and your own comments.

Keep up the good work, only when you're up to doing it, we've got so many cracking shots of yours to drool over when you're not posting new ones =)

comment by shooter at 11:24 PM (GMT) on 14 May, 2006

Simple and beautiful, well spotted, some nice post processing to give an almost ethereal feel.

comment by differenttastesofhoney at 11:59 PM (GMT) on 14 May, 2006

I like the composition you set in here. The mood you created is quite dramatic. However the viewer can feel kind of calmness or nostalgia at the same time, what I like as well.

Wish you best and hopefully you will never ever have to experience such days again.

comment by nuno f at 12:02 AM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

Glad to know that Libby is feeling better. You'll see that everything will be back to normal very soon.

What I like in today's photo is the ambience created by those metal parts. It's like some kind of ancient alien artifacts laid down in an abandoned place. Remind me alot of "2001: A Space Odyssey".

comment by leova (↑) at 12:16 AM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

awesome shot, great colors.
composition is perfect as always!

comment by redge at 01:25 AM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

In my opinion, the blue/indigo tone doesn't blend well with rust/iron. As a result, the photo seemed awkward to me. But I do like what happened to the sand with this tone. I also think that it would be more dramatic if you colourized the sky a bit more and giving a little more contrast to the whole image. I'm no expert, but that's what I think, at least.

comment by pfong at 02:30 AM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

Very glad to hear that Libby is feeling better. Wishing her a swift recovery.

Another lovely beach shot from you. I like the simplicity and the melancholy feel to this one.

comment by mitch at 03:00 AM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

nice, neutral density?

comment by Navin Harish at 06:15 AM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

Nice shot. The sky does look menacing. What are those things in the sand?

comment by KPK at 06:46 AM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

Watching this images creates a feeling of loneliness and sadness ... so it's a great photo!

comment by Geoff at 06:51 AM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

This is very nice. Quite understated, but a really powerful shot. Awesome composition and absolutley beautiful light. It has a silky softness to it. And the warmth of those soft greys... This is Chromasia in top form.

I'm very pleased to hear Libby is feeling better. I hope her recovery continues.

comment by Fabio Giolito at 07:17 AM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

yet it feels like an underwater shot...

comment by Dan at 07:24 AM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

Love this shot, the whole tone, minimal contrast seems to work and the composition of the three subjects, its almost like you asked the them too stand in those positions :)

comment by phil at 08:25 AM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

Gorgeous - love the sense of desolation. The muted grey works wonderfully with the contrasting reds of what ook like old wooden piles. Definitely one of your best.

Good news re Libby!

comment by Marinus at 09:34 AM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

the content of the picture is superb, only have a bit problems on focussing on the 3 rusty poles. Maybe a bit more vignetting by dramatic sky and shadow on sand would help to bring the first pole more to the front.
Happy that its going better with Libby.

comment by AndrewF at 09:44 AM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

Very, very nice.
Excellent, excellent news after last few days.
Onward and upward.

comment by Karl Baumann at 10:01 AM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

This is a classic Chromasia photo! Very nice...
I´like this images most.

comment by Steve at 10:50 AM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

Great colouring. Great shot.

comment by SteveO at 11:45 AM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

I love the toning, and the low contrast. Really good. Glad Libby is feeling better.

comment by Ruth at 01:32 PM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

I 'm the first time to visit here.I think I won't miss any amazing moments recorded here any more.^_^

comment by Rob at 02:03 PM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

This one is just terrific.

** I would be interested to see an HDR version with more detail on the 3 foreground rusted steel beams.

comment by thukai at 02:26 PM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

Love the tone in this picture. Nice muted colours, and low contrast.
The composition rocks.

comment by El Jefe at 03:11 PM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

Maybe this wil be the end of " LOST "
Really good

comment by Amit at 03:46 PM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

Great comeback posts :)

comment by cathy at 04:00 PM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

Visually stunning. Almost surreal. Love the monochromatic scheme and the muted colors.

comment by micki at 04:04 PM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

Such a wonderful feeling of loneliness and desolation. A very dramatic and emotionally powerful image.

comment by JC Photofolio at 04:39 PM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

You have so many comments, i feel it's pointless to throw in my hat. But i'm going to anyway. I like this one, but it's not quite crisp. Cheers anyway. You rock.

comment by djn1 at 05:18 PM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

Thanks everyone.

Rob: I don't know what they previously supported.

Andrew: the darkening around the edge of the image is a vignette added during processing.

sam: I don't have the time to put up an unprocessed version of this one, but it's something I'll try and do more of in the future.

Dave F: there's a reverse S curve on the blue channel; i.e. more blue in the shadows, less in the highlights. It looks ok on my machine, so it could be something to do with the way in which your monitor is profiled.

redge: this image, and the next two, are both less contrasty than normal. At the moment, for some reason, I'm moving towards less punchy images.

Rob: yep, an HDR version probably would have worked but I didn't have time to try it.

JC: I could have sharpened this more, but I don't like (what I consider to be) over-sharpened images.

comment by Crash at 05:52 PM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

looks like a display at a modern art museum

comment by Fouad at 06:10 PM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

Amazing pic. Looks like letters from an ancient alphabet..

comment by CurlyToes at 06:50 PM (GMT) on 15 May, 2006

I love the tones and the flat contrast. Really nice. Love how clear those stones in the foreground are - they just pop out. It looks like another planet.

comment by Sysagent at 09:16 AM (GMT) on 16 May, 2006

I REALLY must get over to the coast sooner than later from here to try and grab some shots...

Very nice / wierd lighting on this, looks great though in context.

comment by Peter at 08:10 PM (GMT) on 16 May, 2006

magic colors. awesome!

comment by frisky at 03:20 AM (GMT) on 17 May, 2006

awesome!!! rerally dig this.

comment by Andres at 03:36 AM (GMT) on 17 May, 2006

Great composition. For me , I feel calm with this image. Very oniric.

comment by Sil at 10:36 AM (GMT) on 18 May, 2006

Looks like a post apocalyptic setting. What is left when we are gone. Very nice!

comment by Martin at 05:13 PM (GMT) on 18 May, 2006

Great photo. I loved the way it looks like the colours are drained out of the shot.

comment by mihai at 10:28 AM (GMT) on 20 May, 2006

Nice picture, like the sky processed this way, nice photo

comment by Lautreamont at 03:21 PM (GMT) on 24 June, 2006

The best pic here in my opinion.