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Despite the fact that yesterday was the longest day of the year the weather has been quite atrocious, and when we took the kids down to the sea-front this afternoon it was all we could do to stop them blowing away. Harmony (who's now five) just about managed to stay on her feet, but if I hadn't had hold of Finley he would have been blown over on several occasions.

As for this shot: it's a view you've probably seen before on chromasia, and while I'm normally quite happy to suffer for my art, today was not one for hanging about taking photographs :-)

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16x9 + piers [North pier] + fylde coast [scenic]
comment by Jennifer at 07:57 PM (GMT) on 22 June, 2008

Like the pink tint - at least I hope it's pink and not my screen on the blink! Looks like your enjoying the lightweight G9, but it sounds as though you should have let Finley carry your1 DsII :-)

comment by E y e V i s i o n at 09:48 PM (GMT) on 22 June, 2008

Probably you feel hard and heavy to carry your "big gun stuff" with you? Don't forget that the 1D would be good to weight down the kids in heavy wind too. :)
Otherwise this compact has quite nice image quallity at least in this resolution.

comment by E y e V i s i o n at 09:50 PM (GMT) on 22 June, 2008

I should read the previous comment first to keep my comments unique.... :I

comment by yahya at 11:20 PM (GMT) on 22 June, 2008

What a cool place to rest and just stare at the waves. It blows my mind...nice shot!

comment by jelb at 11:47 PM (GMT) on 22 June, 2008

Nice tones..Beautiful shot..Bravo!

comment by ron at 01:28 AM (GMT) on 23 June, 2008

Thanks profusely for putting yourself and your children at risk to make pictures for our enjoyment!

(he typed, from cloudless Northern California, where wildfires are filling the air with smoke, and heatstroke is a Real Possibility).

comment by Pete Carr at 01:50 AM (GMT) on 23 June, 2008

Really nice, especially as its just with the little g9.

comment by mydeepblu at 02:51 PM (GMT) on 23 June, 2008

Love the way you made summer into winter landscape. Very dramatic and poetic. Well done!

comment by Frank at 03:36 PM (GMT) on 23 June, 2008

Superbe comme always :-)

comment by Mike at 07:21 PM (GMT) on 23 June, 2008

Really nice shot. The tones seem soft and peaceful yet the water and sky seem turbulent. Very nice work.

comment by Claus at 08:44 PM (GMT) on 23 June, 2008

This one really has a wonderful wildness to it with the waves crashing against the pier!

comment by Tom at 10:15 PM (GMT) on 23 June, 2008

It's really not calm;-) Like it.
Someone mentioned pink tone and when I look on this one on some old LCD at work, well it was:-) Now at home it's different and more to yellow - the feel is better:-)

comment by ROB at 12:37 AM (GMT) on 24 June, 2008

Strangely for me this one looks particularily wintery. Maybe its the b+w or the colour of the sky but it certainly does not feel like summer.

As an aside, nice to see the G9 continuing to make appearances.

comment by Ryan Rahn at 03:14 AM (GMT) on 24 June, 2008

Love the muted tones and vintage look. The wide aspect ratio really works with the composition too.

comment by birgit at 09:23 AM (GMT) on 24 June, 2008

wow, this looks like summer.... :)))

comment by Mads Eneqvist at 10:20 AM (GMT) on 24 June, 2008

Amazing! Your G9 is doing great here, love the toning :)

comment by kosenrufu mama at 10:57 AM (GMT) on 24 June, 2008

i really love it!

comment by Brian Budgeon at 08:54 AM (GMT) on 25 June, 2008

Nice enough shot and I am certainly impressed with the G9. But what has got me curious is the blog and the various tones people are seeing?! I too like Tom see the 'yellow' (sepia albeit mild) tones. Cannot imagine magenta will add to this shot.

comment by Ben Watkins at 02:25 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2008

Always a pleasure to see how even relatively inexpensive cameras can produce great photos in the hands of people with skill and vision!

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comment by ::: CushmoK ::: at 08:17 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2008

like the moody atmosphere of this picture..

comment by picture framer in plano tx at 11:29 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2008

Great shot. It seems like a storm is coming...

comment by Josef Renklint at 12:25 AM (GMT) on 27 June, 2008

As always, amazing. Love the oldish style of the tones and lighting.

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comment by Bill at 06:29 PM (GMT) on 27 June, 2008

I enjoyed reading the background story of the photograph. :)

comment by djn1 at 07:34 PM (GMT) on 27 June, 2008

Thanks all, and it's definitely yellow not pink :-)

comment by Alice at 05:26 PM (GMT) on 29 June, 2008

I love it!!

comment by Jasper at 06:57 AM (GMT) on 1 July, 2008

Very dramatic shot. I think it gives me a kind of late 50's feeling (and I like it!)