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Yet again, it's been far too long since I posted anything, but things are starting to get a little more settled now so I should be back to the image-a-day thing reasonably soon.

As for this one: it's the first of two quite similar shots that I couldn't decide between. In some ways I like this one best, but in others, I prefer tomorrow's. Both are taken from Fleetwood, facing south towards Blackpool.

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11.13am on 12/1/07
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3x2 + Blackpool Tower + fylde coast [scenic]
comment by Richard Trim at 06:53 PM (GMT) on 12 January, 2007

Nice one David ... I've had a busy week teaching .... it's a shame I live in the East Midlands. It's so far from a decent beach ... and a long beach walk. Your local coastal beaches look sublime. Oh! ,,, and the phot's not bad either. I love the washed out effect. Reminds me of the washed-out pinks and blues of traditional wood-framed houses in Suffolk. Have you ever had a long weekend walking the wonderful beaches of North Nofolk .... no towers or feris wheels though ....
Keep them coming ...

comment by Robin at 07:47 PM (GMT) on 12 January, 2007

Immaculate composition.The colours remind me of early Kodak colour print film or maybe Polaroid.Gives a timless feel.

comment by Jennifer at 08:50 PM (GMT) on 12 January, 2007

Well worth the wait ;-)

comment by EssPea | Photography at 08:58 PM (GMT) on 12 January, 2007

I've always liked your epic scale beach shots!

comment by m at 09:47 PM (GMT) on 12 January, 2007

Probably a good shot but I guess I'm not overjoyed....... becuase of the wait!

comment by Marek Nierychlo at 09:53 PM (GMT) on 12 January, 2007

Nice to read that you will be back soon. And wish you the best for the kid which is not born. Yours will be born in the same months as my. It´s in April isn´t it?

comment by jezblog at 09:55 PM (GMT) on 12 January, 2007

this is great......its the scale of it....people as ants.....the washed out colors and misty distace....I feel like taking a breath of fresh air on a beach right now.....er....not that I will be leaving the joyous city of DC for a day or so....... but you can dream..
Cheers Jez XX

comment by Pete at 10:52 PM (GMT) on 12 January, 2007

Great pastel tones - you timed everything perfectly with the recent weather here!

comment by djn1 at 12:08 AM (GMT) on 13 January, 2007

Thanks all.

Richard: no, I haven't visited Norfolk, but I'd like to go.

m: ;-)

Marek: thanks, and yes, she's due on April 16th.

Jez: we know plenty of cheap guest houses if you ever fancy a visit.

Pete: it was blowing a gale, but at least it wasn't raining :-)

comment by John at 01:23 AM (GMT) on 13 January, 2007

Nice soft scenic with a wonderful pastel palette.

comment by Rob at 03:48 AM (GMT) on 13 January, 2007

You sure thats not Brigadoon back there and not Blackpool?
Welcome back.

comment by Marek Nierychlo at 06:18 AM (GMT) on 13 January, 2007

David: What are the odds! It´s the 16th for us, too.

comment by P.J. at 06:33 AM (GMT) on 13 January, 2007

A very beautiful photo ad welcome back! :)

comment by Phil at 08:36 AM (GMT) on 13 January, 2007

Yes as it's said above : "a wonderful pastel palette". in my opinion, it is one of your best.

comment by pm at 01:54 PM (GMT) on 13 January, 2007

cold beach for a great photo

comment by Martin at 03:05 PM (GMT) on 13 January, 2007

Beautiful scenery. I like the soft colours and those tiny people.

comment by Daniel at 04:51 PM (GMT) on 13 January, 2007

like the softness...

comment by Osiriums Ventaka at 05:04 PM (GMT) on 13 January, 2007

Interesting envorienment.
I like the clean style and the persons give a good contrast with the background colors :)

comment by Suby at 06:07 PM (GMT) on 13 January, 2007

Love the expanse of the shot and the way the couple are framed in the shot.

Awesome shot as always David.


comment by Alice at 07:49 PM (GMT) on 13 January, 2007

Beautiful shot! What a nice place for a walk....

comment by djn1 at 08:00 PM (GMT) on 13 January, 2007

Thanks everyone.

comment by Marian at 09:10 PM (GMT) on 13 January, 2007

Very nice one. Where is it actually?

comment by east3rd at 07:04 PM (GMT) on 20 January, 2007

This is beautiful. It looks like a painting!