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One of the things I thought I'd miss most when we moved from the UK to Bulgaria was the sea. I don't, but I do appreciate it all the more when I have the opportunity to stroll along the shore, even on cold grey days like this one.

In other news ...

I've had a great time it UK – one wedding and four one-to-one training sessions – but I'll be heading back to Bulgaria early tomorrow morning in the company of my good friend Craig. He's coming over for a week, then heading back to the UK with Libby, and we're going to be heading out to a variety of locations to shoot. Hopefully we'll both get some great shots.

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comment by Jacques Bron at 09:25 AM (GMT) on 15 October, 2010

Comparing before/after post-processing the photo, I like how you illuminated this area of the image where the people are walking on the shore. Great work!

comment by djib at 09:35 AM (GMT) on 15 October, 2010

Very nice composition.

comment by Jason at 09:38 AM (GMT) on 15 October, 2010

Fantastic toning! Love the change of colours, the change of light and the composition. Reminds me of "in the scale of things" which you blogged from our shoot...

comment by Jeremy at 09:46 AM (GMT) on 15 October, 2010

Love teh mood and composition!

Is that a dust spot, though .... ? :-)

comment by steve deer at 10:16 AM (GMT) on 15 October, 2010

c'mon dave... that dust spot the size of a ufo... pay attention please :-)

comment by djn1 at 10:18 AM (GMT) on 15 October, 2010

Jacques and djib: thanks.

Jason: yes, this is quite similar, but a bit more contemplative than the one you mentioned.

Jeremy and steve: what dust spot? ;-)

comment by chesuidayeur at 10:23 AM (GMT) on 15 October, 2010

Reminds me of holidays by the sea when I was a kid. Thanks.
And by the way, lovely soft tones. Great job !

comment by Theys at 11:56 AM (GMT) on 15 October, 2010

Excellent bw shot!

comment by Justin Photis at 12:37 PM (GMT) on 15 October, 2010

Another lovely tone on that one David, very muted but it suits it well.

comment by csj @id7 at 12:57 PM (GMT) on 15 October, 2010

My kind of shot Dave, its at peace with itself, I like the leaning step of the little lad, perfectly caught.

comment by Carlos Garcia at 02:34 PM (GMT) on 15 October, 2010

Fantastic! I have never been to the shore at Blackpool and I miss it! Who thought gray could be so beautiful? Wonderful David.

comment by Dan Kaufman at 04:00 PM (GMT) on 15 October, 2010

a very calm interlude.

comment by Chris at 05:20 AM (GMT) on 16 October, 2010

This is nice, I really like the choice of toning and its simplicity. You might not miss the beach, but I think many visitors would miss your beach images. I know I would.

comment by Sakis at 07:23 PM (GMT) on 16 October, 2010

Superb and minimal!

comment by Marcie at 11:23 PM (GMT) on 16 October, 2010

Such perfect simplicity. Love the soft monochromatic appeal and feel.

comment by greg urbano at 03:31 AM (GMT) on 17 October, 2010

great shot

comment by E y e V i s i o n at 09:30 AM (GMT) on 17 October, 2010

Nice tones.

comment by djn1 at 07:42 PM (GMT) on 17 October, 2010

Thanks everyone :)

comment by Aly at 03:38 PM (GMT) on 20 October, 2010

Love this high key image. The size of the figures adds a new feel. Really enjoy the use of foreground, middle ground, and background.

comment by Mark Dodge Medlin at 06:03 AM (GMT) on 24 October, 2010

You and Mr. Mute teamed up to create a little serendipity in my RSS reader just now. Nice!