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I don't have too much to say about this one other than that I enjoyed producing it. As always though, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.

Update: my apologies for not updating today (2nd October). I'll get something up tomorrow.

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16x9 + fylde coast [scenic]
comment by Gavin at 06:59 PM (GMT) on 1 October, 2007

The light here is absolutely beautiful!

comment by Eric at 07:36 PM (GMT) on 1 October, 2007

Really like the dark tones in this one. Great processing!

comment by pierre at 07:43 PM (GMT) on 1 October, 2007

nice light, and the feeling of infinity is nicely rendered

comment by Lightseeker at 07:52 PM (GMT) on 1 October, 2007

Just the right amount of light tones and highlights to offset the 'menace'.

comment by nferreira at 08:10 PM (GMT) on 1 October, 2007

Excellent mood, Dave. The pole in the water adds some visual context and the dark tones create an appealing image. :-)

comment by Jennifer at 09:03 PM (GMT) on 1 October, 2007

Captured XXXX? Have you been drinking with your Aussie brother-in-law ;-) Or are we supposed to guess what time of day? Lovely shot which looks kinda moonlit but I would say isn't :-)

comment by milou at 09:14 PM (GMT) on 1 October, 2007

Good and brooding.

comment by osenoa at 09:34 PM (GMT) on 1 October, 2007

Overabundant with artificial light creating a serene atmosphere of pure genius... or chaos. Plastic ducks or bicycles absent, yet perfect form and absolute perfection of the vast reflection of humanity. Bravissimo, David.. Bravissimo.

comment by osenoa at 09:38 PM (GMT) on 1 October, 2007

sorry, long time visitor, first time commenter.

comment by Pete at 10:32 PM (GMT) on 1 October, 2007

This is dripping with atmosphere - I love the dark toning.

comment by Rob at 04:07 AM (GMT) on 2 October, 2007

I love this shot. When this opened up on my browser my jaw dropped. Great moody shot.

comment by David Chabashvili at 06:16 AM (GMT) on 2 October, 2007

My thought is that this is absolutely excellent work! Everything is here - the strange place, beauty of nature, calmness, danger, unknown. Excellent!

comment by Nick at 06:53 AM (GMT) on 2 October, 2007

Wow this is great - it is like a surreal road leading into the water with the juxtaposition of the sign right in the middle of it.

comment by Jeppe at 07:57 AM (GMT) on 2 October, 2007

Oh man, that is beautiful!! Wonderfully captured, the right man at the right time at the right place. And the postprocessing is stunning!

comment by thomas mueller at 09:18 AM (GMT) on 2 October, 2007

i like the light in there and the mood transported by the beautiful postprocessing. nice one!

comment by eterisk at 11:09 AM (GMT) on 2 October, 2007

This one is not only a good postprocessing, but also in a composition and lighting that grows the further you look at it.

comment by Keith De-Lin at 01:50 PM (GMT) on 2 October, 2007

wonderfully moody.

comment by Betsy Barron at 02:16 PM (GMT) on 2 October, 2007

you have sick talent. Love it.

comment by Mohamadreza at 05:28 PM (GMT) on 2 October, 2007

Absolutely stunning.

comment by Roy at 05:54 PM (GMT) on 2 October, 2007

This is a very satisfying image on many fronts, not least of which being that you enjoyed creating it!
Reminds me somewhat of some of the brooding and atmospheric work of Michael Kenna; not bad company to be in by any means :-)

comment by bber at 05:56 PM (GMT) on 2 October, 2007

This one is great. I would love to see the original. I think it would make for a great tutorial.

comment by Alistair - Digiphotology at 08:38 PM (GMT) on 2 October, 2007

Great light and pp but I can't believe you did not line up the planking with the edge of the frame! Looks like a simple job for Distort to me!

comment by Carole at 09:08 PM (GMT) on 2 October, 2007

agree with bber - would love to see the original and a tutorial on this one. Great image - superb processing - spectacular light and toning.

comment by Rose at 10:50 PM (GMT) on 2 October, 2007

You did some nice processing over here. I love these tones, and the light on the water is beautiful...!

comment by HerculesImages at 11:54 PM (GMT) on 2 October, 2007

Great mood, is this before or after the storm ? I'm enjoying the duo tone.

comment by djn1 at 11:56 PM (GMT) on 2 October, 2007

Thanks everyone :-)

comment by jelb at 11:57 PM (GMT) on 2 October, 2007

Great processing ..Great harmony..Bravo!

comment by Kim - KP Images at 02:07 PM (GMT) on 4 October, 2007

Fabulous shot! I love the tones you chose to use - really enhances the mood of the image.

comment by RK at 08:02 AM (GMT) on 5 October, 2007

reminds me of the scene in the Godzilla movie, where an old fisherman first sees the godzilla.
splendid dark colors.

comment by chiara at 03:22 PM (GMT) on 7 October, 2007

Absolutely beautiiful. I love the merging of the water with the earth.

comment by Elgarim at 07:59 AM (GMT) on 9 October, 2007

Absolutely love this one. Great use of color to set the mood and the feel of uncertain calm is very nice.

comment by EddieM at 10:17 AM (GMT) on 31 October, 2007

I love this spot; it is different everytime I visit it. Like the processing, I will have to check out the tutorial.

comment by Tom K. at 03:56 PM (GMT) on 31 October, 2007

The mood here is palpable. Superb work.

comment by Richard H at 03:31 AM (GMT) on 30 November, 2007

This reminds me of a repeat dream I had quite often when I was younger.
We ended up driving our car down a really steep road that just suddenly forked... one road just vanished under water.

Weird. Oh ya!