<<< o >>>mark the spot 14 comments + add yours

I had hoped to get out today but what with one thing and another it didn't happen, so here's one taken on a trip to St. Annes a couple of months ago. It was taken approximately 90° to the right of this one this one, and while the end result isn't quite as striking, I am quite pleased with how it turned out.

focal length
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
image quality
RAW converter
2.43pm on 28/9/07
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
aperture priority
C1 Pro
1x1 + fylde coast [scenic] + photography for airports
comment by Rhys at 08:31 PM (GMT) on 28 November, 2007

Very nice, I like the way that the 'focus' of the image (the cross) is actually out of focus.
Photography for airports?

comment by djn1 at 08:38 PM (GMT) on 28 November, 2007

Rhys: the 'photography for airports' project is one I should resurrect. In the meanwhile I've added this one to that category.

comment by Michael George at 05:45 AM (GMT) on 29 November, 2007

I actually enjoy the image you posted today moreso than the previous one you find more 'striking.'

Something about that lone yellow figure breaking up the scene is really nice. I really love minimalist pictures though. The sky is very nice, although I do wish the photo did not get as dark as it does on the left and right sides.

comment by El Jefe at 07:12 AM (GMT) on 29 November, 2007

Nice photo. Some times " simply " is the best option

comment by Mike at 07:43 AM (GMT) on 29 November, 2007

I find this image a little soft, but striking nonetheless. I do prefer that other one though :)

comment by holman at 07:47 AM (GMT) on 29 November, 2007

Simlar to this one.... http://tobyholman.com/fotos/index.php?showimage=199

comment by Darek at 09:36 AM (GMT) on 29 November, 2007

very nice photo !


comment by Mohamadreza at 02:16 PM (GMT) on 29 November, 2007

Great shot but i wish to see that sing in focus.

comment by birgit at 02:47 PM (GMT) on 29 November, 2007

this is a funny contrast to the dark sky! and this november weather anyway.

comment by Alex at 07:09 PM (GMT) on 29 November, 2007

Sorry - I don't like this one, but I'm sure you can understand why when we're comparing to your usual standard.

The vignette hasn't been able to rescuce the fairly featureless sky, and it is all a little flat to me - definitely a background image for something rather than the main event. I like the yellow post, but would have preferred it to be larger (ie: nearer) - probably twice the size.

Or perhaps it's just that the section of sky above the sea is so overcast and featureless that it drags the image down? It's neither dark and dramatic or light and full of bright pastel hues.

(But then I would say all this when I love your more striking images - this one's a shock to the system!).

comment by stephanie at 10:54 PM (GMT) on 29 November, 2007


comment by jelb at 01:11 AM (GMT) on 30 November, 2007

Well done contrast..Nice effect.;Bravo!

comment by Chris Chisu at 10:04 AM (GMT) on 30 November, 2007

Where is the train?

comment by djn1 at 03:01 PM (GMT) on 30 November, 2007

Thanks everyone.

Alex: I can see what you mean – this wasn't one of my best efforts – but I disagree about the sky.

Chris: you missed it ;-)