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I'm currently away shooting a commission, and won't be back until the 30th, but have arranged for this and three other entries to be automatically posted – one every three days. I did hope that I would have a few more to put up, but virtually all my free time before leaving was taken up with sorting out the new tutorial pages, i.e. I didn't have enough time to shoot sufficient material to post more regularly.

I probably won't have internet access while I'm away, so it's unlikely that I'll be able to reply to comments either, but the good news is that I should have a whole shed-load of stuff to put up when I get back. If you do have any questions about anything you can contact Libby. Her email address is libby at chromasia dot com.

In the meanwhile, I hope you enjoy this one and the next three, all of which were taken at Rossall Point near Fleetwood.

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comment by crash at 08:40 PM (GMT) on 18 August, 2007

fantastic shot ! good detals ...

comment by Ronald at 09:14 PM (GMT) on 18 August, 2007

Lovely perspective. Not shure I like the colouring though...
a bit too green to my liking...
Lots te be seen on the other hand.
Will be looking forward to your new work...
Meanwhile enjoy and have a safe return.
Libby will hold the fortress I believe...

comment by Malcolm at 09:26 PM (GMT) on 18 August, 2007

Like the low angle, but the sky seems a bi green? Looking forward to the new pictures when you're back; have fun.

comment by Libby at 10:03 PM (GMT) on 18 August, 2007

Ronalds right - I'm babysitting chromasia for a couple of weeks.
I nearly agreed with the comments about the green colouring - then I booted up Daves Mac to check it, and it looks totally different on his monitor- hardly green at all. I also noticed this with the photo Jamey posted on the tutorial forum - so I guess I need to calibrate my monitor :-/

comment by E y e V i s i o n at 10:08 PM (GMT) on 18 August, 2007

I like this one very much, David! The tones are fantastic as well as the clouds. You can always find something interesting and new to the foreground. Well done!

comment by Fred at 10:55 PM (GMT) on 18 August, 2007

Very nicely framed.

comment by 24by36 at 04:09 AM (GMT) on 19 August, 2007

The sky is leaning a bit towards green, but so what? It's not like all of the other shots on this site are completely natural. Processing is very much a matter of personal preference, though, so I can understand the difference of opinion. I like it -- good perspective, and a nice balance between the ground and the sky.

comment by Ash at 04:45 AM (GMT) on 19 August, 2007

In regards to the green colouring, I'm not so sure it's monitor-specific. My Mac has always been pretty darn accurate with colours, especially in Safari, and this does have a green tint. Maybe others are seeing a massive bright green sky? I dunno.
I like the perspective, but yeah, still a little too green for my taste :)

comment by VZ at 05:07 AM (GMT) on 19 August, 2007

Wonder why should Dave post pictures to someone's liking? If he wants green skies, so be it. People were spitting at Monet's paintings at the first impressionists' exhibition, saying: "There is no such thing as blue shadows".

comment by TinaRawatta at 07:51 AM (GMT) on 19 August, 2007

For me, I like the colouring of the picture, but like someone posted before:
Processing is very much a matter of personal preference.
I like the way you process your pictures very much :-)

comment by Ronald at 11:52 AM (GMT) on 19 August, 2007

Regarding the greenish sky,... now that I am scrutinizing the photograph on my own colourcalibrated 24"" Dell, I must say it is by far not that green as I saw it yesterday (at the uncalibtated HP-flatscreen at work...) There is still some greenishness in the sky, but there are now also more reds in the pebbles and the bolts in the fencework. Still not my peace of cake regarding the pp though, I'm afraid...
I wonder how this one would look in B&W...

comment by olivier [CoolPixels] at 02:29 PM (GMT) on 19 August, 2007

Very nice shot ! Great rendered and perspective...

comment by Thomas Solberg / Project neXus at 05:09 PM (GMT) on 19 August, 2007

I really like the clouds in this one and the almost green sky!

comment by PJ at 06:22 PM (GMT) on 19 August, 2007

Nice shot. What I really like about this one is the composition. You've succeeded in having all the components (clouds, fencing, etc.) seeming to enter into the frame from the bottom left corner and then come together at one of those critical "rule of thirds" points in the frame. And, just for the record...it shows up as grey-green on my monitor also, but I like this sea color.

comment by Alice at 10:32 PM (GMT) on 19 August, 2007

Nice perspective. Those clouds are awesome.

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comment by Sophie at 08:05 AM (GMT) on 20 August, 2007

Excellent shot! The strongest aspect of this shot is the composition. Plus the remants of the fishing net add a great point of interest, helping guide eye towards the sea. Well done once again!

Good luck on your assignment.

comment by javga at 08:41 AM (GMT) on 20 August, 2007

Rugged and wide.... Every detail fits in perfectly, just like the washed out colors.

comment by scotdiver at 10:58 AM (GMT) on 20 August, 2007

| like this a lot, and would love to see a b/w version like the previous post.

comment by Lightgate Wallpapers at 11:47 AM (GMT) on 20 August, 2007

Really good photo!

comment by s. at 01:50 PM (GMT) on 20 August, 2007

not a big fan of green skies. i think i would prefer b&w version more.

comment by Asia at 05:13 PM (GMT) on 20 August, 2007

Wonderful!I like its colors!

comment by Alistair - Digiphotology at 12:24 AM (GMT) on 21 August, 2007

You got a rope shot that works. Extremely effective wide angle shot particularly when combined with your low view point. It was worth getting a wet tummy!

comment by riika at 06:47 AM (GMT) on 21 August, 2007

The sky is again amazing.

comment by kuba at 09:44 AM (GMT) on 21 August, 2007

I like wide angle on this one. Those clouds are making this photo so calm...

comment by Jamey at 02:25 PM (GMT) on 21 August, 2007

Colouring looks very nice to me, but I guess it's always down to personal preference with something that's obviously been toned. In my opinion, I think altering the colours forces you to re-examine something you'd otherwise file away in your head as being an everyday thing. It makes you look at it afresh and appreciate the details more.

comment by chiara at 03:36 PM (GMT) on 21 August, 2007

Love the angle and the tones.

comment by Xavier Boes at 09:20 PM (GMT) on 21 August, 2007

lovely desaturation!

comment by Pinto at 12:39 PM (GMT) on 22 August, 2007

Amazing wide angle shot. Love the perspective and desaturated colors.

comment by Saito at 04:14 PM (GMT) on 25 August, 2007

WOW! Wow. This is gorgeous. I love the pebbles. I love the sky! the posts add so much depth. Genius composition. I like the colours in this one. I must say, I looked at the photos in reverse order and like this one the best. the fence and the clouds are more dynamic in this shot, i think, than in the others.

comment by Frank at 07:07 PM (GMT) on 29 August, 2007

great shot! love the processing