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This is somewhat different from my usual style, but I'm pleased with the way it turned out. Let me know what you think.

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15/8 on 15/8/07
Canon 1Ds Mark II
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3x2 + fylde coast [scenic]
comment by rambohoho at 08:11 PM (GMT) on 27 August, 2007

so beautiful!

comment by nferreira at 08:37 PM (GMT) on 27 August, 2007

This is indeed different from your actual style, but very similar to your previous style. At least for me, it remind me your shots and post processing about 3 years ago. I might be wrong. :-)

comment by Dave at 09:04 PM (GMT) on 27 August, 2007

Although I like most of the image, I think the softness really detracts from it. Colorwise however, the chromasia palette never fails to impress!

comment by deenee at 09:08 PM (GMT) on 27 August, 2007

wonderful atmosphere in here.

comment by garghe at 09:22 PM (GMT) on 27 August, 2007

wow! This is a beaufiful shot man! All is like freezed!

comment by Jennifer at 09:26 PM (GMT) on 27 August, 2007

Very pretty, but I think my glasses need cleaning! Only kidding - very cool ;-)

comment by m at 09:39 PM (GMT) on 27 August, 2007

I like it too. How do you make a few tufts of grass and a bit of sky so damn compelling?

comment by claude at 09:48 PM (GMT) on 27 August, 2007

Beautiful colors and tones. Great shot, I like it a lot!

comment by Christina at 10:46 PM (GMT) on 27 August, 2007

Where do you always get that wounderfull clouds?
I really like that picture very much.

comment by Minh at 11:48 PM (GMT) on 27 August, 2007

Very peaceful picture!

I noticed you're using the 16-35mm a lot lately! What are your impressions of it on the 1.3x sensor and full-frame? Any issues with CA and vignetting - it almost looks that way in this picture at the bottom, although I'm sure it was intentional in this case.

I rented the 16-35mm this weekend for use on my Rebel XTI (1.6x) and really love the colours and contrast it captures, but sometimes found the images weren't as sharp as I would have liked. Still, the focal length on a cropped sensor makes it a great walk around camera for my style so I'll probably get it anyway, but I'd love to hear your lens-specific thoughts!

comment by Beau at 12:30 AM (GMT) on 28 August, 2007

This looks very nice. I would think it could be added to that portfolio of images for airports you were working on a while back.

comment by Alice at 01:57 AM (GMT) on 28 August, 2007

Very nice. I love the colors. Almost dream-like.

comment by milou at 10:13 AM (GMT) on 28 August, 2007

Wispy goodness.

comment by crash at 11:47 AM (GMT) on 28 August, 2007

wonderfully wispy!

comment by Tulna at 01:12 PM (GMT) on 28 August, 2007

I'd be really pleased with that shot. Simple, effective and beautiful to look at :-)

comment by One Way at 01:59 PM (GMT) on 28 August, 2007

I like the choice of faded colours — very soothing

comment by Suzanne at 04:07 PM (GMT) on 28 August, 2007

Absolutely beautiful! Great end of summer photo!

comment by rhys at 04:22 PM (GMT) on 28 August, 2007

Beautiful. Photography for airports?

comment by Jamie at 05:36 PM (GMT) on 28 August, 2007

I like it. Very muted colors that go well with the sky.

comment by E y e V i s i o n at 09:33 PM (GMT) on 28 August, 2007

I like this one, David and I'm not agree that this is not your style. Actually you have one quite similar to this. That is an early post of Chromasia.
A bit more contrats would be good.

comment by Kenta at 10:24 PM (GMT) on 28 August, 2007

Nice soft colors! A really great shot!

comment by VZ at 04:31 AM (GMT) on 29 August, 2007

Classic early Chromasia. Glad you're back to your roots, David.

comment by Geoff at 08:35 AM (GMT) on 29 August, 2007

Sorry, but I think it's horrible. What's all the pink bits in the grass? I haven't been visiting here for a month or so, but this was not what I have come to expect. Different yes, but I don't think it's up to your usual standard David.

comment by Mohamadreza at 11:50 AM (GMT) on 29 August, 2007

Absolutely beautiful shot. I love the blue tune and also that cloud hanging over there. Well done.

comment by chiara at 06:04 PM (GMT) on 29 August, 2007

Love tone and mood.

comment by jelb at 09:23 PM (GMT) on 29 August, 2007

Well done focus and processing..Bravo!

comment by mal at 11:13 PM (GMT) on 29 August, 2007

love the shot Dave, and that "flying elephant cloud" is just great. mal

comment by Ronald at 02:06 PM (GMT) on 30 August, 2007

Love the blue pastel colours, the textures in the sky..
I see some magenta looking streaks in the grass on my monitor...I guess they are part of you pp?
I gives the shot a kind of blurryness...Not shure I like that though...

comment by behindthelens at 02:45 PM (GMT) on 30 August, 2007

as always your post-processing is top-notch. One of my favourite photoblog destinations

comment by Dave at 11:47 PM (GMT) on 30 August, 2007

this one does nothing for me... everytime i look at it... sorry Dave not for me, but even so, i can see i'm in the minority so there must be something there! ...next please ;-)

comment by Dan at 03:31 AM (GMT) on 31 August, 2007

Very interesting. Dreamlike. Like a frame from a Terrence Malick film.

comment by Jamey at 11:53 AM (GMT) on 31 August, 2007

I like the fogging at the bottom. How did you do it? Natural or PP?

comment by dara at 10:47 PM (GMT) on 31 August, 2007

nice palette