<<< o >>>the evening fades #2 29 comments + add yours

If you weren't overly keen on yesterday's then I suspect that you won't be massively enthusiastic about this one either, but there's something about the mood of this one that I really like. The next two, by way of contrast, both utilise a similar colour palette but have a bit more content – a boat in one, a person in the other – and both are more heavily saturated than either of these two.

Once again, I'd be interested to hear what you think.

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comment by Justin Gaynor at 08:27 PM (GMT) on 3 April, 2007

I find this departure from your normal style both refreshing and beautiful. Well processed, it feels like a dream.

comment by nferreira at 08:34 PM (GMT) on 3 April, 2007

I prefer this one than yesterday shot. More peaceful and enjoying. I specially like the pink tone in the top.

comment by Wes Hargrove at 08:41 PM (GMT) on 3 April, 2007

I agree with Justin, definitely like a dream.

comment by m at 08:49 PM (GMT) on 3 April, 2007

Very Pink, did Rhowan choose the colour? I find the detail in the thumbnail far clearer, it looks like Candy floss in the main image.

comment by rambohoho at 08:54 PM (GMT) on 3 April, 2007

it's beautiful!

comment by Jennifer at 08:57 PM (GMT) on 3 April, 2007

Prefer it to yesterday's - not a lot going on but I love it!

comment by PhilB at 09:04 PM (GMT) on 3 April, 2007

Very different, but I like the effect a lot. There's a real sense of movement to the water, particularly on the righ hand side. Very strange effect.

comment by Jide Alakija at 09:21 PM (GMT) on 3 April, 2007

Now David, this I really like and it's very different. I find this one a lot smoother. I'd like to see how it looks on other items like your beach combing stuff...nice work once again.

comment by zoxeo at 09:23 PM (GMT) on 3 April, 2007

The character of last two shots are refreshingly different. Although I am not a huge fan of pastel soft colors, I like the mood you have created with these shots. They are unique in the way they have been processesed and colored.
However, I'd be surprised if there are too many shots processed this way. Higher contrast and deep colors add depth and dynamism to pictures, whereas these photos are more soothing, but unimpressionable.

comment by mal at 09:32 PM (GMT) on 3 April, 2007

i'm looking at this from a horrible monitor in a hotel bedroom in London - I can't wait to get home to see this! This is awesome! mal

comment by Dave Carrington at 10:39 PM (GMT) on 3 April, 2007

Now that's a stunner, Dave. It could be Fleetwood! ;-)

comment by spleen at 11:44 PM (GMT) on 3 April, 2007

I like this one much more than the previous. The almost empty horizon allows the attention to focus on the simply beauty of colours and on the good feeling expresse by the image. Too many things to see would distract..

escuse my bad, bad english...

comment by Simon C at 12:21 AM (GMT) on 4 April, 2007

Don't usually like this sort of thing - and it's a bit pink - but I do actually quite like this. It has a rather luminous quality.

comment by jelb at 12:22 AM (GMT) on 4 April, 2007

Well done effect! Nice tones! Bravo!

comment by Andy@PhotoChron at 02:18 AM (GMT) on 4 April, 2007

Now there's a color you don't see everyday! It worked though. Nice shot!

comment by jkm at 05:13 AM (GMT) on 4 April, 2007

Much stronger than yesterday's because of the contrast of light versus the darker pink cloud. Love how the graduation from the sky through the light draws your eye to the horizon - very calming! My two year old daughter just walked into the room saying 'that's nice mummy' (of course it is, it's 'pink'! ;-)..).

comment by cy at 07:03 AM (GMT) on 4 April, 2007

i really like the tones here. there is something almost futuristic about it...like seeing 3 suns would not be that far off. i like the softness of the water too. the pink tones jsut make me curious as to where this beach resides?

comment by Jesus at 09:33 AM (GMT) on 4 April, 2007

Fantastic colour very subtile.

comment by Nicolas at 10:44 AM (GMT) on 4 April, 2007

Much better. Almost abstract.

comment by mooch at 12:14 PM (GMT) on 4 April, 2007

For me, this is too lacking in focus due to the long exposure. Great palette but nothing for the eye to grasp. Perhaps it make for a great abstract though.

Yesterdays was little off putting, due I think, to the strange, unbalanced composition. Perhaps the main piece of architecture was a little too relegated to the left and slightly too far away.

I like the gentle pastel shades though, they really are something.

comment by redge at 01:31 PM (GMT) on 4 April, 2007

" ignorable as it is interesting" - I think, this should be in your photography for airports.

comment by JD at 02:13 PM (GMT) on 4 April, 2007

I think this one is much better than the previous... the previous just didn't have anything strong about it for me...

this has the strong colour going on, but I feel it still lacks a focal point... maybe a longer exposure to avoid the slight distraction of wanting the waves to be sharp (or them being sharp!)

anyway, I'm sure the ones you've mentioned to come will be more my cuppa tea ;)

comment by si at 03:24 PM (GMT) on 4 April, 2007

This looks like the book cover for a love story or an inspirational self-help book. Not that there is anything wrong with that. There seems to be a hole in the sky that I want to be more in focus or well-defined. It certainly is a style that alone makes the image something to stare at for awhile. Most good art captures one's attention for longer than a glance and allows one to ask "how did he do that," so this must be good art. I'm looking forward to the next few days.

Very nice work over the years. I just discovered your website and you have stirred in me a renewed passion for capturing life through photo. I appreciate you sharing with us your family and your hometown one shot at a time. As a father of two boys I hope that I can give them what you are giving your children.

comment by Alice at 04:27 PM (GMT) on 4 April, 2007

I really like this one. Yesterday's was nice too, but I personally prefer this one. The colors are very nice and great job with the rule of thirds. I also like the little hint of buildings on the horizon...really gives a sense of how expansive the ocean is. Nice job.

comment by Wolfgang at 07:31 PM (GMT) on 4 April, 2007

Brilliant colours, like a dream ...

comment by rob at 08:00 PM (GMT) on 4 April, 2007

I'm sure it was the effect you were looking for, but too soft for me, with no obvious interest

comment by djn1 at 08:18 PM (GMT) on 4 April, 2007

Thanks everyone.

comment by Gavin Hart at 09:45 AM (GMT) on 5 April, 2007

I'm a bit late with commenting but I too prefer this one to yesterdays. I think it has a rather beautiful pastel but luminous light and it makes a statement about the simple beauty of nature. I wouldn't want to see all your images done this way but this was definitely a worthy work to be posted along with your others. Pink it may be but real enough and lovely enough to step into and enjoy it's calming mood.

comment by Bugsy at 03:45 AM (GMT) on 7 April, 2007

this is a great new style for you. i like it a lot, well done.