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I know this is quite similar to yesterday's, at least in terms of composition, but I thought it was also worth posting. Let me know which you prefer.

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8.47pm on 12/6/07
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1x1 + fylde coast [scenic]
comment by Richard Trim at 04:47 PM (GMT) on 14 June, 2007

Heck ...I'm home early from work and first to comment ! Prefer this to yesterday's ... It has more interesting breaking wave structure and form ...
For me though, the slow shutter speed reduces the quality of the breaking waves.
Amazing tonal quality .

comment by Parker at 04:49 PM (GMT) on 14 June, 2007

I prefer this one! The waves are much more dramatic and the sky seems more ominous. It's beautiful!

comment by mal at 05:04 PM (GMT) on 14 June, 2007

I'm going to sit firmly on the fence with these two Dave! lol

I loved the dreamy feel of yesterdays but this one has a sinister dramatic quality that perhaps packs a little more impact. Both top images. mal

comment by Ash at 05:07 PM (GMT) on 14 June, 2007

I prefer this one too. Yesterday's was dramatic, but almost not quite enough. I love the blurred breaking wave in this one too!
Did you do something different with the name and email boxes? They look... different :)

comment by Freddy at 05:17 PM (GMT) on 14 June, 2007

difficult to say it, both beautiful photos. but if just I must say, that one today for the colors of the sky...

David, pardons my English: -))

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comment by UnieX at 05:28 PM (GMT) on 14 June, 2007

This is beautiful... How was the post-processed??? I am dying to know lol. This is spectacular!

comment by si at 06:07 PM (GMT) on 14 June, 2007

i needed today's image to really appreciate yesterday's image. to explain, this one shows tremendous tubulence in the sea and sharp contrast in the foam, the sea, the light, the clouds. all good and very beautiful. however, you were able to transform this harsh and striking landscape into a whisper with yesterday's image. both very nice images, but i prefer yesterday's.

comment by m at 06:11 PM (GMT) on 14 June, 2007

I'd have to go with this one too. The first one was too ethereal. This one is dramatic without leaving the planet.

comment by josef at 07:04 PM (GMT) on 14 June, 2007

This one is better. Very nice.

comment by Carole at 07:38 PM (GMT) on 14 June, 2007

I agree with Mal - can't decide - the moods are so different. I like them both - am so looking forward to the tutorials on post processing of images such as these.

comment by Jennifer at 08:28 PM (GMT) on 14 June, 2007

I like this one even better than yesterday's. And I'm not bored yet - keep 'em coming ;-D

comment by Roy at 10:16 PM (GMT) on 14 June, 2007

This is more 'other-worldly' and appeals from that aspect. For me, the two invoke different levels of drama, and as such both are interesting examples of how our eyes interpret the tonality of scenes.

comment by SteveO at 10:19 PM (GMT) on 14 June, 2007

This one by miles, that foreground is superb.

comment by Simon at 11:00 PM (GMT) on 14 June, 2007

Having been with you at the time of shooting this image on that Fleetwood beach, I am really impressed with your end results, As I have my own raw files to compare with, you have definitely weaved a bit of magic into the final images. For your photography takes on what an artist would do with a raw canvas to create a landscape with mood and presence not just a snap shot like so many people take. This experience of discovering your working method has changed my direction in photography and shown me that there is another way of painting light other than paint. Some of my photos from that evening are on my Flickr site.

comment by Skenz at 11:25 PM (GMT) on 14 June, 2007

I prefer this one too!

comment by Nick at 01:33 AM (GMT) on 15 June, 2007

It looks like you have found a hole in the sky.

comment by Rob at 04:59 AM (GMT) on 15 June, 2007

Very tough, but I think I like the overall effect of yesterdays better. I do like the dynamic wave in the foreground here but I like the soft effect you got from the longer exposure yesterday and the softer colors yesterday as well.

comment by thomas mueller at 09:21 AM (GMT) on 15 June, 2007

i prefer yesterdays, because it's more abstract than todays.

comment by Cozmo Photography at 10:57 AM (GMT) on 15 June, 2007

hey! this is a awesome shot! I love the dark mood, waves and the bombastic sky

comment by Angry Buddha at 01:01 PM (GMT) on 15 June, 2007

I prefer this version. The sky is crisper and more defined giving it just a little more drama. Regardless, nice work on both.

comment by bravelee at 05:21 PM (GMT) on 16 June, 2007

like this one, yesterdays' too soft

comment by odi at 07:40 AM (GMT) on 17 June, 2007

very dramatic!

comment by Richard at 08:52 AM (GMT) on 20 June, 2007

What a beautiful atmosphere , this is fantastic, thank you.

comment by François at 10:31 PM (GMT) on 25 June, 2007

Very impressive !

comment by olivier at 02:39 PM (GMT) on 11 July, 2007

Wow ! fantastic shot ! very impressive !

comment by contini1 at 03:07 PM (GMT) on 22 September, 2007

Quelle lumière ! Magnifique !