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On days like today it's easy to forget that Britain, generally speaking, has some of the most miserable weather in the world ;-)

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2.19pm on 21/7/06
Canon 20D
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16x9 + fylde coast [scenic] + people
comment by jeff at 11:53 PM (GMT) on 21 July, 2006

i'm the first! first time ever!
strange mixture of white hair and tight skin.

comment by Robert at 12:14 AM (GMT) on 22 July, 2006

Not the first thing that springs to mind when I think of Britain; looks more like everyday in the Florida summer. The wall ties it in though, and is an interesting contrast to the sunny, beach feeling.

comment by sach1tb at 02:39 AM (GMT) on 22 July, 2006

wow! ..that's what I best like about chromasia... so different every time.. a pleasant surprise, and of course, great picture..

comment by Maran at 03:13 AM (GMT) on 22 July, 2006

No beach, she stares at a wall. Sad.

comment by navin harish at 03:20 AM (GMT) on 22 July, 2006

Good composition and contrast. The saturated colours are looking cool too but what is she doing sitting there staring at the wall?

comment by Demetrice [ HandCanon ] at 05:53 AM (GMT) on 22 July, 2006

I like it. I haven't seen a shot that prompted me to comment lately, but I dig the tones on this one, i don't want it be a beach (tho i liked when you were doing the super saturated beach shots) it's different and i dig the contrasting colors.

comment by Jerry Moores at 06:17 AM (GMT) on 22 July, 2006

question - did you use a tripod with the 70-200 or handheld?
thanks and I am HUGE fan of your work!

comment by thukai at 08:21 AM (GMT) on 22 July, 2006

The town where I live, Bergen - Norway, has guaranteed worse weather than the whole of England, so stop whining :-) Just look it up.

comment by stian at 08:33 AM (GMT) on 22 July, 2006

I agree with thukai! Just take a look here!

Beautiful image btw ;)

comment by Jon at 08:41 AM (GMT) on 22 July, 2006

Technically I think this is a great shot. But I'm not sure about her staring at a wall, it should be a beach or something else that says it's summer.

comment by Sysagent at 09:00 AM (GMT) on 22 July, 2006

Great shot (who's the model or is it a candid?), I like the brick backdrop to this as well.

comment by Sharla at 09:19 AM (GMT) on 22 July, 2006

A wonderful, story-filled shot! Great detail and colors. I really like the brightness of the person contrasted with the tones of the background.

BTW, unlike some comments by others, I didn't see a woman staring at a brick wall. I assumed you took ths shot from a high vantage and the bricks are paving so she is actually watching something across the paving. Assuming I'm correct, let me add: very nice angle!

comment by John at 10:10 AM (GMT) on 22 July, 2006

Well what has not been said already.. very clear and toned love the bokeh is super.

comment by thomas at 10:19 AM (GMT) on 22 July, 2006

i agree with thukai too. my girlfriend live there for four months and i visited her for only 4 weeks, but it was raining all the time. only one day the weather was fine.

like the sunny colours and the details at her head hat.

comment by mooch at 12:27 PM (GMT) on 22 July, 2006

I beg to differ. Name the last time you consciously turned your windscreen wipers on whilst driving due to rain. Very rare these days. It is definitely getting dryer.

This image is lovely. The colours are great and the contrast accentuates this. Cannot wonder what the she is looking at though. Perhaps just the texture. An interesting approach, but no change there.

comment by croz at 05:06 PM (GMT) on 22 July, 2006

Colours in the straw hat and wall really work well together.. wow it's damn hot here in Germany.

comment by Paul at 05:20 PM (GMT) on 22 July, 2006

Brilliant...'nuff said!

comment by PlasticTV at 06:54 PM (GMT) on 22 July, 2006

Really nice tones put together. Smells like summer indeed!

comment by kikko77 at 08:27 PM (GMT) on 22 July, 2006

why do you say she's staring at the wall, i think she's looking over it :)

comment by djn1 at 08:31 PM (GMT) on 22 July, 2006

Thanks everyone.

And kikko77 was nearly right, and Sharla was spot on. She isn't looking at a wall, she's sat on a flight of steps leading down to a cobbled area.

comment by c2photo at 08:13 PM (GMT) on 23 July, 2006

The perfect summer photo. Captures the weather nicely. Great shot.

comment by BeakerSt at 01:17 PM (GMT) on 25 July, 2006

Wonderfully presented, composition and processing are just perfect.

comment by German at 09:32 AM (GMT) on 28 July, 2006

Hi, could I use this image for the header of my blog ?

Thank you.

comment by Saxi at 11:28 PM (GMT) on 29 July, 2006

fascinating pic...