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This, as was yesterday's shot, is a section of ironwork that was once a part of a groyne on the southermost end of Fleetwood beach. I guess, at some point in the past, it supported a wooden post, but all that's left of this one is this warped twelve inch high structure buried in the sand.

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2.17pm on 18/5/06
Canon 20D
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3x2 + fylde coast [scenic]
comment by Frank at 07:00 PM (GMT) on 19 May, 2006

great sky. amazing beach.

comment by Steve at 07:08 PM (GMT) on 19 May, 2006

Nice shot. amazing how even metalwork gets so smoothed by water and sand erosion. Great colours in this.

comment by shooter at 07:18 PM (GMT) on 19 May, 2006

I love the gentle curve of the sand and the sea burnished metalwork, also love the colours.That camera and lens are a lovely combination.

comment by Gavin at 07:35 PM (GMT) on 19 May, 2006

The sky is incredible, as is the colour. The colour is so effective with the dramiatic sky. Wonderful light on this.

comment by Leander Joergensen at 07:37 PM (GMT) on 19 May, 2006

Beautiful image, the simplicity in this photo is just nice;)
Regards. Leander

comment by mack bari at 07:50 PM (GMT) on 19 May, 2006

WOW what kind of post processing did you do to bring out the colors?

comment by Andrew at 07:59 PM (GMT) on 19 May, 2006

Amazing skyl in this photo. The contrast between the dark blue sky, and bright sand is great. Good job!

comment by djn1 at 08:10 PM (GMT) on 19 May, 2006

Thanks :-)

mack: I used the channel mixer to partially desaturate the image, a Curve to adjust the contrast, another to tone the image, and Selective Color to darken the sky (by adujusting the amount of black in the blue and cyan channels).

comment by Robert at 08:29 PM (GMT) on 19 May, 2006

The title may be "Tied to the Earth," but it has an alien feel to the image, especially with the tone and and the odd sandy tentacle from the mound.

comment by Ashish Sidapara at 08:47 PM (GMT) on 19 May, 2006


comment by Jonathan Fleck at 09:06 PM (GMT) on 19 May, 2006

Very 'Chromasia' processing (which means I like). I did prefer yesterday's shot though with Libby walking through the background....

comment by Rob at 09:19 PM (GMT) on 19 May, 2006

I really like this, though I would like to see a version with more natural color.

comment by Di at 09:38 PM (GMT) on 19 May, 2006

I guess you know it already but your work is stunning.

As I clicked through your work, I was lost in a small glimpse of something like heaven.

Thank you.

comment by m at 10:56 PM (GMT) on 19 May, 2006

:-) for both the pic and Libby's improved health

comment by coxcorns at 12:08 AM (GMT) on 20 May, 2006

Why not?

comment by micki at 02:13 AM (GMT) on 20 May, 2006

Just beautiful work on this one!

comment by garyx at 05:58 AM (GMT) on 20 May, 2006

Some great processing m8. Nice one.

comment by peter at 06:26 AM (GMT) on 20 May, 2006

Very nice indeed. Love the tones.

comment by Sysagent at 10:43 AM (GMT) on 20 May, 2006

I prefer this one to yesterdays shot, which is hard to say considering I liked the processing on yesterdays shot more so...
I think its the colour tonal range in it that appeals again to me, good shot and good compostion.

You spend a lot of time hunched over the PC monitor Dave to get the images looking like this or not? I know I can sometimes accomplish an image process in either 10 minutes, for Jamey to dash down ;-) or over an hour...

comment by mooch at 12:36 PM (GMT) on 20 May, 2006

Nice, HDR?

comment by sil at 05:54 PM (GMT) on 20 May, 2006

Great image and visual impact!

comment by djn1 at 10:11 PM (GMT) on 20 May, 2006

Thanks everyone.

Sysagent: this one took about an hour.

mooch: no, not an HDR.

comment by Lukasz at 07:54 AM (GMT) on 21 May, 2006

I've can't decide which is better this or the previous shot in B/W. Both are just great with this sky!

comment by thukai at 04:26 PM (GMT) on 22 May, 2006

Very simple, yet very nice. Very well processed picture.

comment by frisky? at 05:00 PM (GMT) on 23 May, 2006

sweet! love this!!

comment by San Sebastian at 07:31 PM (GMT) on 23 May, 2006

Beautifull Sky, nice job.

comment by chiara at 05:10 PM (GMT) on 24 May, 2006

Great light, shapes, colors. Beautiful!

comment by Aperture Priority at 06:48 PM (GMT) on 25 May, 2006

I liked yesterday's version a bit better. This one strikes me as being a little too green/yellow in tint.