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This is the first of four shots that I took today on a family trip to Lytham, a small town about seven miles south of Blackpool. This one was taken facing south towards Southport.

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2.42pm on 28/9/07
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16x9 + fylde coast [scenic]
comment by paflechien at 11:37 PM (GMT) on 28 September, 2007

Quelle photo colorée, qui semble pratiquement sans retouche !
Mais ton travail David est exemplaire, une fois de plus.

Très reposante et toujours aussi réussie

comment by mikelangelo at 11:41 PM (GMT) on 28 September, 2007

not as striking as usual, but I very much like it. very painterly. I love the grasses and foreground and the small boat in the background work really well, I think. Well done!

comment by djn1 at 11:48 PM (GMT) on 28 September, 2007

paflechien: merci.

mikelangelo: I tried several versions of this one, most of which were more striking than this one, but they didn't work. The scene was calm and restful and to process it in any other way, in this instance, seemed wrong.

comment by Saito at 01:07 AM (GMT) on 29 September, 2007

Good photo. I like the colours a lot. I like the bright red boat! it's great.

comment by pj at 01:21 AM (GMT) on 29 September, 2007

I just like the "feel" of it...serene, relaxing, restful, contemplative. I wish the boat was as in focus as the foreground flowers, but that may be too much to ask. So pretty.

comment by Rob at 04:09 AM (GMT) on 29 September, 2007

Kinda different for ya, I like it. It's "competent" in composition and other visual elements, like the red boat. Nice softness to it and the overall tones and lack of contrast is well done. Nicely seen as well. Was it the boat that caught your eye initially or the foreground?

comment by Richard Trim at 07:55 AM (GMT) on 29 September, 2007

You've created a delightful rural/coastal scene. Yes very painterly. It's interesting how the touch of red communicates so much and leads the eye. It's so powerful. The painter Ivon Hitchen, used such a technique in his compositions. Using a smallish red object within many of his his paintings. I like the widening spectrum of your postings ... Perhaps this man will go far. Ha!

comment by Jennifer at 08:46 AM (GMT) on 29 September, 2007

Different but lovely - it is as you say restful and the processing is perfect. Yesterday's excellent too.

comment by Keith De-Lin at 01:20 PM (GMT) on 29 September, 2007

such a tranquil shot.

comment by jelb at 01:20 PM (GMT) on 29 September, 2007

Beautiful composition..Good depth...Bravo !

comment by Ash at 06:35 PM (GMT) on 29 September, 2007

Beautiful colours, nice tones and mood... very "un-Chromasia" like, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I find myself wishing you'd used a smaller aperture to get the boat in focus though.

comment by djn1 at 08:53 PM (GMT) on 29 September, 2007

Thanks all.

Ash: I'm not sure that it would have worked as well with a larger depth of field. For me, the fact that the background is out of focus makes this a much gentler shot (for want of a better term).

comment by greg at 10:19 PM (GMT) on 29 September, 2007

What I like about it..... is that the red boat seems to be adrift on an ocean of grass and flowers.