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This is another shot from Fleetwood beach, taken a few minutes before yesterday's, and beyond the fact that I'm pleased with how it turned out I don't have too much to say about this one. I would be interested to hear what you think though, especially since I seem to have drifted away from producing this style of image in recent months.

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2.54pm on 6/8/08
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
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3x2 + fylde coast [scenic] + photo friday
comment by Chris Wray at 08:12 PM (GMT) on 10 August, 2008

This is more your "style" I feel. Well at least it reminds me of the images I saw when I first discovered your site. ( Don't stop the HDR though). I'm interested to know how you got that "gritty contrast" in the sea and pebbles, is this just a curves layer, only this look eludes me on some of my images. Is the colour balance then applied to the whole image. Should I go back and re-read the tutorials ?

comment by Jennifer at 08:13 PM (GMT) on 10 August, 2008

Good to see you back to Chromasia basics ;-) Love the sky reflected in the sea towards the horizon - I love cloudy days by the sea.

comment by Roy at 08:44 PM (GMT) on 10 August, 2008

You certainly are a master of the skies!
This has such a great sense of space and depth; reminds me of a sky by J M W Turner.

comment by rambohoho at 09:22 PM (GMT) on 10 August, 2008

beautiful shot. :-)

comment by Claus at 09:33 PM (GMT) on 10 August, 2008

What a beautiful sky you have here!

comment by Xavier Rey at 11:22 PM (GMT) on 10 August, 2008

beautiful sky !!

comment by Brooks Potteiger at 03:23 AM (GMT) on 11 August, 2008

really like this one dave. nice to see some vintage chromasia action :)

comment by matt neil at 11:42 AM (GMT) on 11 August, 2008

stood there myself on friday with a girl in wedding dress, wellies and an umbrella :)

love this - more like the 'traditional' chromasia :)

so want the 16 - 35 lens!

comment by Mirko Herzner at 02:30 PM (GMT) on 11 August, 2008

I like the wideness displayed with this beautiful work. The colors possess a dramatic quality and add to this feeling of seeing no limits...

comment by Wolfgang Burzler at 08:32 PM (GMT) on 11 August, 2008

Great colours and atmosphere!

comment by P.J. at 08:59 PM (GMT) on 11 August, 2008

That's a really awesome shot. Very cool.

comment by Tony at 11:59 AM (GMT) on 12 August, 2008

HDR has the 'shock of the new' factor but I can spend a long time looking at this image, finding things to appreciate about it .

comment by djn1 at 08:18 PM (GMT) on 12 August, 2008

Thanks all.

comment by Seb! at 08:00 AM (GMT) on 15 August, 2008

Very great !

comment by Jasper at 10:39 AM (GMT) on 25 August, 2008

Cool how the clouds give a real "threatning" feel to the picture. Great job on the contrast between the peddles and sky too!

comment by will at 02:16 PM (GMT) on 27 August, 2008

hdr is a fad. this image is timeless.


comment by micha at 10:05 PM (GMT) on 11 April, 2010

Nearly surreal. Love the tones and light. Beautiful pic as usual!