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I was down on the seafront this evening, just as the sun went down, and the light was fabulous. This is probably the only shot I got that's worth posting, and it's a bit soft – I should have dropped to f/5.6 and shot at 1/80th – but it does capture some of the beauty and stillness of the evening.

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6.01pm on 18/10/07
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3x2 + piers [North pier] + fylde coast [scenic]
comment by amy at 10:30 PM (GMT) on 18 October, 2007

Wow. The evening light is really beautiful. I'm nuts about the pastel colors here. Also, can't believe I'm the first out with a comment! Very, very nice image ... the softness doesn't bother me a bit. For me, it rather contributes to the mood.

comment by A viewer at 10:30 PM (GMT) on 18 October, 2007

Like a dream :)

comment by Josef Renklint at 10:54 PM (GMT) on 18 October, 2007

Beautiful evening light. Great nice pastels and this looks so peaceful!

comment by Ed O'Keeffe at 11:31 PM (GMT) on 18 October, 2007

That is a wonderful skyline but I feel that maybe you have used the shadows / highlights adjustment in Photoshop a couple of % too much, maybe trying to bring out detail in the shadows. If I'm wrong fair enough, I still this it is a fantastic image and would love to see a nice big print of it. The still water and cool pastel colours make for a very peaceful picture, as Josef put it. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work.

comment by ttomasso at 11:48 PM (GMT) on 18 October, 2007

I love those colors! they're almost snowy and a bit dreamy!

comment by milou at 12:51 AM (GMT) on 19 October, 2007

Lovely job. There is a snowy look to this. I saw the light this evening and knew that I'd missed it.

comment by PhilB at 01:02 AM (GMT) on 19 October, 2007

Excellent work. Really like the pastel shades.

comment by Jessica at 02:49 AM (GMT) on 19 October, 2007

I love the dream-like quality of this photo. It's a nice change from some of the higher-contrast photos you put up (not that I dislike those - they are good all the same).

comment by David Chabashvili at 04:37 AM (GMT) on 19 October, 2007


comment by One Way at 09:12 AM (GMT) on 19 October, 2007

Very moody and great atmosphere. Love the muted colours....

comment by Peter Holloway at 01:42 PM (GMT) on 19 October, 2007

Nice - it kind of suits soft...

comment by bch12 at 03:12 PM (GMT) on 19 October, 2007

I agree that the colors lend itself to being a tad soft. Nice shot.

comment by PJ at 03:16 PM (GMT) on 19 October, 2007

Love the softness of the colors. What a great mood you've captured! Excellent!

comment by machi at 05:27 PM (GMT) on 19 October, 2007

just amazing..

comment by djn1 at 09:04 PM (GMT) on 19 October, 2007

Thanks everyone, I was pleased with this one too.

comment by Photo Buffet at 09:54 PM (GMT) on 19 October, 2007

It's both soft and soothing, a beautiful shot over the water. Nice work, David.

comment by peter at 10:34 PM (GMT) on 20 October, 2007

The softness, although not intended, actually works all right. When viewed at this size it emphasises the quiet atmosphere, although I suspect that the slot machines were cranked up to full volume so you couldn't avoid hearing them. And you're right - the light IS fabulous.