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Good Evening and welcome to Saturday in Fran's World! Smile

Being totally fed up with having nowt to post, the Boss & I got up at really, really stupid o'clock this morning and headed up the coast to Fleetwood and had a go at the groynes up there.

We passed loads of folks who were obviously on their way home, too! Wink

Anyway, we were rewarded with some nice pastel colours in the sky and caught a bit of early light (more of that later) but once the sun had struggled out of bed at 4:40 am (complete lazy bones - we'd been up for hours by then!) I had lots of fun with my Lee Big Stopper 10.

As per usual, the last shot of the day is my favourite - so here it is! Grin

The title refers to not only the rough iron of the old groynes and the nice smooth wood of the new but the roughness of the stones contrasting with the smoothness of the water AND the fact that although I did bag a few "keepers", I not only got totally soaked several times by rogue waves, which meant I missed the actually sunrise trying to clean filters PLUS, I have managed to scrape my favourite Lee .75 hard grad and leave what we think is white nail varnish on it!!! (That'll teach me to be all patriotic and have St George's crosses painted on them all - fat lot of good it's done us so far too!) Sad

SO - rough with the smooth all round Tongue

We did have a smashing breakfast on our way home @ 6:30am - AND passed folks who were still on their way home then, too! Smile

Thanks for calling in, if you can be persuaded to view LARGE you can see where the causeway thingy that runs from here is causing interesting patterns in the waves.

Have a great evening - sun's well over the yard-arm! Wink
Cheers!
Fran x

PS - if any of you have any ideas on how to get the white stripes off my filter, please feel free to let me know - bet you've all done it at sometime Grin

PPS - (just in case Adam calls in) its 189 secs @ f16 ISO 50 Lee .9 soft grad and LEE Big Stopper 10

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:17-40L
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Taking the Rough with the Smooth
Username:MrsS MrsS
Uploaded:19 Jun 2010 - 6:10 PM
Tags:Architecture, Fleetwood, General, Groynes, Landscape / travel, Lee big stopper 10, New, Old, Rough, Sand, Sea, Smooth, Stones, Sunrise, Water
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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 6:17 PM

Lovely exposure Fran...need some inspiration to get up early myself.Haven't taken a landscape for 4 months.
Tom.

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 6:17 PM

Looks really good missus, strong comp and a fine bit of processing too Smile x

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evelen
evelen  9 England
19 Jun 2010 - 6:25 PM

excellent shot and colours.
eve.

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edrhodes
edrhodes  9521 forum posts United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 6:25 PM

Deserves a click just for that write up....Wink

Oh and the image...like it very much.

MrDoo..

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Kingfisher8
19 Jun 2010 - 6:27 PM

A beautiful image, well taken and well worth it I think.

keith.

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MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 6:29 PM

Thanks Tom, MrS, Eve, MrDoo & Keith Smile

No help with removing nail varnish, the, MrDoo? Wink

Cheers Folks

Fran x

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zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 6:30 PM

a lovely image great colours, and so sharp. real nice! ant.

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UBOAT
UBOAT  741 forum posts Scotland
19 Jun 2010 - 6:35 PM

Great picture Fran, brilliant detail and colour. Super smooth water with great lighting.

connor

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franken
franken e2 Member 123177 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 6:50 PM

Well worth getting up early for - superb capture.

Ken

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 6:52 PM

Great pic & great story.
Joan.

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Lorn
Lorn  5 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 - 7:00 PM

well worth the early rise, but at this time of the year, I bet it was darn early ????


Lorn

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CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 7:06 PM

STUNNING! Carol

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LeighRebecca
19 Jun 2010 - 7:07 PM

Good composition and nice smooth water.

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MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 7:11 PM

Thanks Ant, Connor, Ken, Joan, Lorn, Carol & Leigh Smile

It was Lorn, 2:30am! Left the house at 2:50!

AND


The Good News!


MrS has managed to sort out my grad too - it's amazing what a bit of non-acetone nail-varnish remover can do! Wink
Thanks Boss xxxx Smile

Cheers Everyone
Fran x

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 - 7:19 PM

Prefer this one than Paul's but no doubt he'll have some from this viewpoint Smile,
Beautiful Fran..

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blackforce
19 Jun 2010 - 7:20 PM

Fran,

This shot is superb. Love the tones of the sea and as you said the roughness of the groynes. 2:30am is far too early for me though Smile

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 7:23 PM


Quote: Prefer this one than Paul's but no doubt he'll have some from this viewpoint,

Yup Ian, but as Fran found this spot first I agreed to let her have the first post from it ... might not even post mine now though as this is that good Smile

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michaelcombe
19 Jun 2010 - 7:28 PM

Excellent shot Fran, love the vibrant colours and tones.

Michael

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ChrisStyles
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19 Jun 2010 - 7:34 PM

Hope it's that nice tomorrow morning,love the sky & water.
Chris.

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 8177 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 7:35 PM


Quote: leave what we think is white nail varnish on it

That will teach you to let Paul handle em, thought red was more his colour, off now and running very very quickly.

Oh before I go tis a belter Fran worth the early start for this alone.

LesF

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MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 7:42 PM

Thanks Ian, Michael, Chris & MrF Smile


Quote: as Fran found this spot first I agreed to let her have the first post from it

He did too - Thanks Boss Grin

ROFLMAO, Les - but I think you might have a tough job getting him to buy you a pint next time we meet up! Tongue

Thanks Folks

F x

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sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 7:55 PM


Quote: That will teach you to let Paul handle em, thought red was more his colour.

It normally is Les, but I thought I'd have a change ... seeing summer's here Grin

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Landlord
Landlord  725 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 8:03 PM

"That'll teach me to be all patriotic and have St George's crosses painted on them all - fat lot of good it's done us so far too!"

On that note, here's a wee funny I got earlier today..

OXO are introducing a new White oxo cube with a Red & White cross on it in support of the England football team.
It's called the laughing stock!.

Cracking image by the way.

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MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 8:22 PM

LOL, Phil Smile

Thanks
Fran x

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terry_cavner
19 Jun 2010 - 8:27 PM

Great Work Fran....Hope all is well..x

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John_Horner
John_Horner e2 Member 9John_Horner vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 8:33 PM

Lovely capture Fran.
You both did well to be the earlt risers and it paid dividends.

John

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maggieh
maggieh  6 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 - 8:38 PM

Wonderful and almost surreal.
maggie

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MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 8:55 PM

Thanks Terry, John & Maggie Smile

We are , thanks Terry - hope you are too Smile

Cheers Folks
Fran x

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jeronius
jeronius e2 Member 5jeronius vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 9:05 PM

One word...........exhilarating.........
Jerry

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12352 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 9:14 PM

Yup, I like this Fran....tis good Wink

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Oliverpants
Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 9:35 PM

I love the pastel colours and great groynes. Sorry can't help re the nail varnish. Ann

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OliPackwood
19 Jun 2010 - 10:08 PM

AMAZING shot! How do you get a 189second shutter? The longest my camera can do is 20seconds. Is it because you've got a higher end camera? Smile

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MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 11:17 PM

WOOOOAHHHH!!!! Mand - Thanks Ever so much for the GEA!!! Smile

Thanks too, to Jerry, MrW, Ann & Oli Smile


Quote: How do you get a 189second shutter?

Use a 10 stop filer and set the dial to bulb, Oli

Thanks All Smile

Fran x

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 11:23 PM

this one beats pauls today for me at least with the light, smooth water and cloud movement.good stuff.lesley

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MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 11:25 PM

Thanks Lesley Smile

He was a real Gent about me uploading from here first - I'm sure you will love his shots from here too Grin
F x

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sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 11:31 PM


Quote: This one beats pauls today for me at least with the light, smooth water and cloud movement.

Shouldn't you be in bed by now? Wink

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 11:34 PM

paul, sore loser by any chance Tongue
Smile

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2010 - 11:49 PM

LOL ... you still up????

No, not at all Lesley, it's a cracking shot and one that deserves all the interest [and more besides] ... see Grin

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19 Jun 2010 - 11:52 PM


Quote: I'm sure you will love his shots from here too

no doubt Smile lesley

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19 Jun 2010 - 11:53 PM


Quote: (just in case Adam calls in) its 189 secs @ f16 ISO 50 Lee .9 soft grad and LEE Big Stopper 10

Ta Fran: getting fed up waiting for my Big Stopper. Been on back order from Warehouse Express since April :-( Ordered a replacement 0.9 hard grad at the same time, and they have just come into to stock at last!

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oll1e e2 Member 757 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2010 - 2:30 AM

wow Fran that is gorgeous !!! ,so crisp and full of intrest ,really like those washed timbers and that small bit of movement beyond the postsSmile

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adamburton  10627 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2010 - 9:22 AM

Beautiful shot Fran.

Adam.

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MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2010 - 9:45 AM

LOL @ you two - keep it in the playground Wink Wink

Thanks Adam (x2) and Andy Smile

Fran x

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chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2010 - 11:08 AM

That's better Fran,you have got that clarity here.Worth getting up at stupid o'clock for Wink

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MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2010 - 11:24 AM

Cheers Janet Smile

Fran x

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martinl e2 Member 11251 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 2:51 PM

Well worth your early rise for this Fran.
I've always said your other half is a gent!
Wink

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JohnParminter
21 Jun 2010 - 4:28 PM

You can see my house in this shot Fran, nice one. Well, not exactly but I live under the mountain on the horizon, right at the end of the groyne......

Smile

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dazzaman  8570 forum posts England
21 Jun 2010 - 5:04 PM

ooh this is bloody fantastic fran, what a difference that big stopper makes, i want one.
dazza.

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MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 5:36 PM

Thanks MrEEK, John & MrLer Smile

Trying to get in his good books, by any chance, Martin Wink

Wish I'd known that before, John - I'd have given you a shout! Wink

Cheers, Gents Smile

F x

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22 Jun 2010 - 10:13 PM

Big 10 strikes again and done good Smile

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22 Jun 2010 - 10:34 PM

Thanks MrP - appreciated Smile

F x

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Paul_Forgham
24 Jun 2010 - 7:23 PM

A heroic enterprise all round Fran and you were suitably rewarded for your commitment, a superb shot with the 10 stopper and I bet your breakfast was all the more enjoyable too Wink

You're the first person I've come across to actually have a Lee Big Stopper, I've been waiting so long for mine (on so called advance order from WE) I was beginning to wonder if they really existed!

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24 Jun 2010 - 8:19 PM

Thanks Paul - we've actually go two of them in our house! Wink

Fran x

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