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I suspect that there are only so many shots you can take of/in puddles on the beach, but I quite like this one.

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Canon G5
4.28pm on 2/9/04
program AE
4x3 + fylde coast [scenic] + people
comment by peepee at 10:45 PM (GMT) on 6 September, 2004

interesting, very impressionistic - reminds me of a monet,

comment by Emily at 10:46 PM (GMT) on 6 September, 2004

stunning. this looks like a painting. and it has something nostalgic about it i really like.

comment by miklos at 10:52 PM (GMT) on 6 September, 2004

I thought for sure it was van gogh or monet :) very nice picture. Can you explain it a bit further though? If this is a reflection then you obviously flipped the image.. It looks like the photoshop ripple filter. or did you stick your G5 in the water with a plastic bag around it? :) hehe.. Either way.. I like it.

comment by Charlie at 11:14 PM (GMT) on 6 September, 2004

Very nice shot, made even nicer by the addition of the people walking by. nice detail.

comment by djn1 at 11:21 PM (GMT) on 6 September, 2004

miklos: yes, this is a flipped image that was shot about an inch above the water. No ripple filters were involved ;-)

comment by miklos at 11:29 PM (GMT) on 6 September, 2004

Very nice.

comment by Tristan at 12:06 AM (GMT) on 7 September, 2004

Great shot. I doubt it would be that interesting of a shot if it was not the reflection, but add the puddle and you got art ;)


comment by Luca (Italy) at 01:40 PM (GMT) on 7 September, 2004

Nice shot!
How many time do you spend in toddling in your town with your G5?
The focus is in the two people walking past the "bridge" (I do not know the proper English word), and you were able to avoid every real object.. only their reflections. Fine.
But I always like to cut my pictures. So, try to limit the black area by cutting quite close and under the knees of the two shoulders (hope you understand what I mean in my English). Just at the beginning of the banister. The two squared front portion of the shoulder are, in my opinion, two big and tend to stop my eyes. Without them my eyes slide "down" the stairs and reach the two people, than they can go around exploring all the other elements.
Take care.

comment by zimny at 04:22 PM (GMT) on 7 September, 2004

the beauty here is all about color. the yellow man connects with yellow lights, and distinguishes from the dull world. you alter your images anyway, and having this said - i'm likely to claim that the red *thingie* on the left should become desaturated (it sounds like "executed").
but then again - mayby i should think over this image once again...

comment by mark at 04:37 PM (GMT) on 7 September, 2004

ok, now im convinced that you walk around with a big pool of water to use in your puddle shots!...

eheh...great shot...im always impressed on how much detail is in your water reflections...i can't ever seem to find a puddle that'll do that for me...

comment by koozeh at 05:13 PM (GMT) on 7 September, 2004

very beautiful I like the reflection of people passing bye.

comment by east3rd at 05:43 PM (GMT) on 7 September, 2004

This is classic Nightingale :) Beautiful photo!

comment by Kayleigh at 06:25 PM (GMT) on 7 September, 2004

Looks great, very much like a painting.

Sometimes I like to go through and look at all of your photos all over again.

I love your work.

comment by Jordon Cooper at 07:39 PM (GMT) on 7 September, 2004

Great shot. Looks like you shot it from underwater. Very cool

comment by djn1 at 10:18 PM (GMT) on 7 September, 2004

Thanks everyone.

Luca: yes, you may well be right, but I was aiming to include some of their surroundings too.

zimny: maybe the image would have been better if the red 'thingie' (it's a lifebelt holder) had been desaturated, but I left it that way as I thought it added some balance to the image; i.e. when desaturated the image looked a bit 'cold'.

mark: the trick with these shots, such as it is, is that they require a large increase in contrast.

comment by balaji Shankar at 01:39 AM (GMT) on 8 September, 2004

Fascinating. So dreamlike and artistic.

comment by hannah at 09:18 AM (GMT) on 9 September, 2004

i always wait for the day where i am not the xxxth commenter :) but apparently this will not work. i like this image here a lot. its sharp but not. well done.
like your new layout also. very clean!
ha det så bra :-)

comment by random stranger at 05:27 PM (GMT) on 9 September, 2004

I think it's amazing.

comment by kelly at 01:38 AM (GMT) on 10 September, 2004

beautiful. i've been checking your pictures for a while now. my favorites are the reflections.

comment by steven at 07:10 PM (GMT) on 10 September, 2004

wow, this is what puddles were made for