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Here's one of John taken on our recent trip to Fleetwood.

Update: my apologies for not posting for a few days, but the run up to Christmas has been rather hectic and I haven't had time to get my camera out of its bag, let alone take any photographs. Anyway, all being well I'll be back to the image-a-day thing fairly shortly, but in the meanwhile I hope you have a great time over Christmas and the New Year :-)

Update #2: it's ages since I posted anything, and I don't have anything to post now (having been struck down by a festive cold/cough of epic proportions), but I just wanted to wish you all a happy New Year. Have a good one :-)

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16x9 + fylde coast [scenic] + reflections [water] + people
comment by Justin Gaynor at 08:31 PM (GMT) on 21 December, 2006

This is a beautiful shot, from the colors to the silhouette. Very well done.

comment by Mal at 09:21 PM (GMT) on 21 December, 2006

Even John's inclusion does not detract from this lovely image! What were the dots dead centre of the image? Was somebody flying something? All the best. Mal

comment by Ash at 09:53 PM (GMT) on 21 December, 2006

As always, a beautiful shot David. I love the reflections in the sand.

comment by moodaholic at 11:12 PM (GMT) on 21 December, 2006

The recent photos are some the best you have put up lately. Good gold color.

comment by ROB at 12:57 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2006

Wonderful light. Its no wonder this time of the day is called the golden hour. The rippled reflection in the wet sand I think is my fav bit...but overall a really pleasing image.

comment by John at 01:12 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2006

Great color and marvelous reflection in the sand.

comment by Annika at 01:23 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2006

I second moodaholics opinion. The magic is back. I love the last five days.

comment by Richard Houtby at 03:37 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2006

I like this shot. Almost a duotone of goldish goodness.

comment by Freddy at 04:18 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2006

I'm with Modaholic & Annika. The last five days have been my favourite shots in a while. They're brimming with life, movement and depth.

comment by Toxic Lens at 07:30 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2006

Haha, I guess I won't be the first to say that I've loved the last few shots. You're doing something right ;)

comment by P.J. at 07:34 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2006

Gorgeous! Beautiful colors!

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comment by riesenriel at 08:57 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2006

Like the atmosphere of being at the beach. Excellent tones and reflections.

comment by Zishaan at 09:09 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2006

Nice shot

comment by PlasticTV at 09:14 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2006

You have always managed to make simple compositions look good. Seems a simple task but jeez it's hard.

comment by Simon C at 09:20 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2006

Great shot of the photographer in action. Strong silhouette and tasteful colour.

comment by Jamey at 12:34 PM (GMT) on 22 December, 2006

Lol @ Mal's comment. Solid composition here, which I like most.

comment by Richard Trim at 01:05 PM (GMT) on 22 December, 2006

Now Dave ... this is seriously good ... wonderful light... The simple shot (ha ha ) always achieves.
Thanks for so many inspirational pictures since I first came to your site about 8 months ago...

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comment by Jack at 07:48 PM (GMT) on 22 December, 2006

A picture of a true genius at work ;-) ;-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-);-)

comment by Daniel at 11:24 AM (GMT) on 23 December, 2006

i wish i were him... near the sea at the sunset... ;)

comment by Ben at 01:43 PM (GMT) on 23 December, 2006

The duotone nature of the photograph makes is all the more appealing.

comment by Jelb at 01:45 PM (GMT) on 23 December, 2006

Beautiful ! Very nice shot!..Merry Christmas!

comment by Psychodudu at 01:19 AM (GMT) on 24 December, 2006

Am I the only one who thinks you blew the highlights slightly on the sea? Ah well, I am a newbie after all, so I should just keep me mush shut.

What I really wanted to do was wish you and all your beautiful family (including work in progress) a Happy Xmas, and a most wonderful new year. I do hope all your projects for next year work out.

comment by bjorn at 12:10 PM (GMT) on 24 December, 2006

you seem to be repeating yourself a little, maybe some totally different shots (and a little less p.processing) for a change ?? Technically good work though.

comment by C2photo at 05:33 PM (GMT) on 24 December, 2006

Excellent shot. Keep it up.
Have a great holiday!

comment by Lemski at 12:42 AM (GMT) on 26 December, 2006

Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

comment by sniper at 04:40 PM (GMT) on 26 December, 2006

very nice shot, regards

comment by Ronnie at 06:30 PM (GMT) on 26 December, 2006

Ah Dave, Great shot!
Love the reflections and the colours.
Wonder what John was shooting at that time...
Have a nice Christmas and a Healthy 2007!

comment by Joey at 05:02 AM (GMT) on 27 December, 2006

Great composition & lighting. But I'm glad that ain't my Nikon in the middle of all that water. Woops.. splash.

comment by kate at 04:09 AM (GMT) on 28 December, 2006

so this is how the expression "golden envelope of light" got its inspiration... ;)

comment by Dutch PhotoDay at 11:13 AM (GMT) on 28 December, 2006

The colours and reflection are great! We wish you a very happy and photogenic 2007!

comment by Eduardo at 01:21 PM (GMT) on 28 December, 2006

Es increíble esta imagen.
Te deseo un buen año ...

comment by Thomas Solberg / Project neXus at 11:16 PM (GMT) on 29 December, 2006

Wonderful colors and I like the silhouette look. Thumbs up!

comment by Paky at 05:43 AM (GMT) on 30 December, 2006

Great! Fantastics colors! Happy new year!

comment by MOONHEAD at 01:46 PM (GMT) on 30 December, 2006

Hi Dave
Taking inspiration from your style, I've posted a shot today that I'm sure you'll agree is very 'chromasic'


comment by Daniel at 03:31 AM (GMT) on 31 December, 2006

Very nice. The colors & silhouette are great!

comment by Jem at 04:14 AM (GMT) on 1 January, 2007

Happy new year Dave - have a great one <3

comment by Claude at 04:18 PM (GMT) on 1 January, 2007

Nice silhouette shot. I like the tones.
Happy New Year to you, David!

comment by owen at 07:26 PM (GMT) on 1 January, 2007

Hurry up and post something new Dave! Hope you're feeling better soon and Happy New Year to you and your family :-)

comment by Pere at 07:30 PM (GMT) on 1 January, 2007

Fantastic, the exposure is great. I like it. Happy new year.

comment by geckonia at 01:39 AM (GMT) on 2 January, 2007

Happy New Year! Hurry back! I miss you!

comment by arkady1200 at 04:29 AM (GMT) on 2 January, 2007

Happy New Year Dave. We miss you, come back soon!

comment by Jennifer at 12:22 PM (GMT) on 2 January, 2007

You need to look after yourself better young man! Happy healthy new year!

comment by Wolfgang at 07:49 PM (GMT) on 2 January, 2007

Wonderful colours and a good atmosphere!

comment by phoenicoperus at 04:22 PM (GMT) on 3 January, 2007

precioso atardecer y preciosos colores, todo un espectaculo para la vista

comment by Yannick at 05:45 PM (GMT) on 3 January, 2007

Happy New Year. Beautiful image ! Yannick

comment by Raphaël at 09:32 PM (GMT) on 3 January, 2007

Wonderful ! I love this one...