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I took this yesterday afternoon while people watching on the beach, and it's pretty much as shot (other than a major shift in white balance and a minor increase in contrast).

And to keep you updated ...

Our daughter now has 27 hours left in which to be born by her due date. Apparently 58% of babies manage it, but I suspect that she'll probably be late.

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comment by Richard Trim at 08:55 PM (GMT) on 15 April, 2007

Hmmm (now I'm being seriously wicked ) ... looks like a mating ritual for Lancastrians on the west coast... love the contrasts David .

comment by djn1 at 08:57 PM (GMT) on 15 April, 2007

Yep, that could well explain it ;-)

comment by Malcolm at 09:07 PM (GMT) on 15 April, 2007

Intriguing postures (photographers?). I like the similarity of the poses. The 2:1 format works, but that gold colour really makes it. Nice and simple. What's off frame to the right?

comment by E y e V i s i o n at 09:12 PM (GMT) on 15 April, 2007

Great shot and the color really works. I like the silhuettes and the small sparks on the sand/water (?)

comment by frans at 09:15 PM (GMT) on 15 April, 2007

very nice picture, love the gold like color... funny moment looks like some is watching the other behind

comment by djn1 at 09:19 PM (GMT) on 15 April, 2007

Malcolm: I think she was taking a picture of Blackpool's North Pier.

E y e V i s i o n: the small sparks are reflecting off the small waves.

comment by bmoll at 09:34 PM (GMT) on 15 April, 2007

I'd say it's a nice duotone - this pic has an atmosphere. / Fingers crossed :).

comment by Mark at 09:41 PM (GMT) on 15 April, 2007

Best thing you've done in weeks. Hope everything goes well with the birth Dave :)

comment by Alexandru at 10:06 PM (GMT) on 15 April, 2007

I like the photo, nice color and contrast.

comment by Skenz at 10:51 PM (GMT) on 15 April, 2007

I love this one! Great shot!

comment by Maxine at 11:12 PM (GMT) on 15 April, 2007

Wish your wife a very calm and happy welcome to the new baby. All the best for all of you out there! And of course, superb pic!!!! As usual.

comment by AHF at 11:34 PM (GMT) on 15 April, 2007

I love this. Having just left the early summer in the UK and landed to 1m of snow in Tromso, it's nice to see a reminder of what I left my kids playing in. Aside from the reminder, it's a fantastic shot. Quick question - have you ever produced a plot/graph of date vs number of comments received for that days posting? Just thought it might be interesting. BTW, best of everything in the next few days.

comment by Robert at 12:50 AM (GMT) on 16 April, 2007

Looks like a variation of American football. the tone really works with the sparkles.

comment by ROB at 03:30 AM (GMT) on 16 April, 2007

Now that is a photography pose - well for a p+s anyway. Classic stuff.

comment by Sharla at 05:08 AM (GMT) on 16 April, 2007

Wonderful. Wonderfully framed anc composed. A moment wonderfully caught. And the color shift is a wonderful interpretation.

comment by Mark at 07:23 AM (GMT) on 16 April, 2007

Great colour, kind of picture you keep coming back to. I know, I have!

comment by riesenriel at 08:12 AM (GMT) on 16 April, 2007

The gold tone give a wonderful mood in this shot. A little bit funny the two persons ;-) Well seen and composed.

comment by Simon Goodchild at 09:39 AM (GMT) on 16 April, 2007

1/4000th at F4 and ISO 100 - is blackpool the brightest place on earth?

comment by jkm at 10:05 AM (GMT) on 16 April, 2007

lol Richard, couldn't have put it any better! Great observing on all parts ;-) Brought a smile to my face! Love it. Good luck for the coming days. Every day I log in I wonder if I will see a baby photograph or not.

comment by Jennifer at 01:47 PM (GMT) on 16 April, 2007

Lovely light. Goodness - hope I don't look that strange when I'm out shooting! Have a hot curry Libby - I'm told it works wonders! Good luck.

comment by mooch at 02:06 PM (GMT) on 16 April, 2007

I like this. Simple and great light. Talk about striking a pose!?

comment by ao tomato at 02:12 PM (GMT) on 16 April, 2007

Glorious. Photographers make such good subjects! Too interested in their own shot to notice that they're featuring in yours!

comment by Alice at 02:54 PM (GMT) on 16 April, 2007

Nice shot. I really like the gold colors. Interesting pose with the person on the right. Guess they're taking a photo of something? The silhouette is great. Nice job.

comment by Elgarim at 03:00 PM (GMT) on 16 April, 2007

Good coloring and the silhouetting works really well. Is it just me or is the horizon a little on the tilt? Nothing that bothers me though in such a nice pic.

comment by Nitsa at 04:27 PM (GMT) on 16 April, 2007

at last something really good!

comment by Wolfgang at 06:49 PM (GMT) on 16 April, 2007

Beautiful photo, I like the 'golden' colour!

comment by mal at 06:59 PM (GMT) on 16 April, 2007

Really lovely image, this shallow focal plane draws your eye right into the shot. Fantastic shot. mal

comment by ANO at 09:05 PM (GMT) on 16 April, 2007

I love how simple yet amazing this picture is. It just shows that sometimes the best pictures use the less amount of effects.

comment by Lightseeker at 06:46 AM (GMT) on 17 April, 2007

Nice image and good fun.

comment by elaine at 09:46 AM (GMT) on 17 April, 2007

beautiful golden tones! i like the 32 silhouettes and their attiutde!

comment by San Sebastian at 10:12 AM (GMT) on 17 April, 2007

Beautifull scene, the colour of the light its perfect.
I like your style.

comment by Simon Goodchild at 11:15 AM (GMT) on 17 April, 2007

Aaaaaannnnnnndddddd..... silence. I reckon that means Libby's had the babby!

comment by jkm at 11:36 AM (GMT) on 17 April, 2007

OHMEGAWD no picture - silence is golden?... :-)

comment by Jeremy at 12:03 PM (GMT) on 17 April, 2007

While we're waiting to hear about the baby, see a new pic (any guesses what it will be of??), maybe I can ask a question - what books on Photoshop do folks recommend? I'm asking here specifically because I'm interested in the general themes brought up by the images on Chromasia and also on John Washington's blog.


comment by djn1 at 12:11 PM (GMT) on 17 April, 2007

Thanks all, and no, Libby hasn't had the baby yet.

comment by Wout [Woit] at 03:53 PM (GMT) on 20 April, 2007

I love people in empty spaces!