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This is the first of two seascapes, both of which were taken at the weekend. Of the two I think I probably prefer tomorrow's – it's fractionally more dramatic – but I'm pleased with this one too.

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4.42pm on 9/3/08
Canon 1Ds Mark II
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1x1 + fylde coast [scenic]
comment by El Jefe at 07:01 PM (GMT) on 11 March, 2008

Realmente dramática, si señor. Buen encuadre y tratamiento, como siempre. Menudo temporal hay estos dias. Un saludo

comment by ben watkins at 08:25 PM (GMT) on 11 March, 2008

first, nice shot, with the fingers of god..

second, I've noticed you've changed your RAW converter to RAW Developer, from C1Pro.. What made you change? Is there any major differences that made you change, as you've been using C1Pro for ages eh?

comment by .:CushmoK:. at 09:13 PM (GMT) on 11 March, 2008

beautiful composition..light and composition.

comment by rick at 09:38 PM (GMT) on 11 March, 2008

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comment by Nate at 09:48 PM (GMT) on 11 March, 2008

I really like the lines of this image - the separation of the three areas with the light rays connecting them... though I do find the water a little distracting. It is hard to explain... It feels like it is separated from the rest of the image by its distinctly harsh highlight, yet being pulled in by the soft rays... interesting contrast.

comment by Saito at 09:53 PM (GMT) on 11 March, 2008

I'm not sure. Maybe there's too much dark. I'm not a big fan of this particular shot.

comment by Pierre at 10:25 PM (GMT) on 11 March, 2008

The sky is just fantastic. As pointed out by Nate there is something strange with the sea. It seems oversharpened. This is even emphasized by the blurry foreground (beach?).

comment by Georg Tavonius at 12:50 AM (GMT) on 12 March, 2008

Everytime a pleasure to view your pictures. And this one I really like because of these three layers. And great details. Fuzziness of the forward water, and sharpness of the background and the lights of god.
Real good.

comment by Dave C at 01:19 AM (GMT) on 12 March, 2008

My kind of shot indeed. Not sure about the foreground though? The blurry aspect draws the eye away from the sea & sky: maybe better with it cropped out?

comment by Rob at 02:25 AM (GMT) on 12 March, 2008

I really like this one. The ocean blue is beautiful and I like the focus point.

comment by Markus at 07:28 AM (GMT) on 12 March, 2008

Great Shot! Amazing Clouds! Like it!

comment by Navin Harish at 07:59 AM (GMT) on 12 March, 2008

Very cool

comment by lasiate at 01:52 PM (GMT) on 12 March, 2008

une très belle lumière

comment by iconico at 02:55 PM (GMT) on 12 March, 2008

i truly love your work and enjoy every shot you take: congratulations. in this shot though, i don't like the blurry first part: is it water or sand?

comment by djn1 at 03:49 PM (GMT) on 12 March, 2008

ben: I've been using RAW Developer intermittently, but have decided to give it a more thorough evaluation. When I've come to some firm conclusions I'll post them here.

Nate and Pierre: I think it's the stark contrast between the soft foreground and the sharp sea rather than the sea being over-sharpened, but I take your point.

Dave C: I did think about cropping it out, but I didn't feel the shot was distinctive enough without the foreground element.

iconico: it's sand.

comment by David Chabashvili at 05:25 PM (GMT) on 12 March, 2008

This is beautiful!