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i have a small confession to make i put the wrong shot up last night it was in fact from wednesday night so here is one from tuesday to make up for it hope you like it
many many thanks for all the cc for a brush with colour even though it was not ment to be uploaded they are all so very very much appreciated have a great weekend Wink
andy
put a v2 up just for a bit of weekend fun for digital-boi (graham) just to prove the ducks are ok we took them to meet the baby lambs last week Tongue

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Apr 2012 - 7:59 PM
Focal Length:22mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.7
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:0.5sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
Title:the alchemist's dream
Username:andylea andylea
Uploaded:13 Apr 2012 - 7:12 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel, Low light
Votes:96
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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 7:18 PM

Beautiful capture!
Ryan

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 7:19 PM

Only the order was wrong the image is perfect. - gary

Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 7:23 PM

Very very beautiful Andy. Gary

luckybry
luckybry e2 Member 4luckybry vcard Scotland
13 Apr 2012 - 7:27 PM

very classy

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
13 Apr 2012 - 7:36 PM

Just as beautiful as the other one Andy. Even a wee boat on the horizon here Grin. Moira

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 7:39 PM

Stunningly beautiful.

Ann

Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7102 forum postsTrev_B vcard England63 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 7:45 PM

I saw the thumbnail and thought.... Andy Lea... A wonderful sky in this image mate.

Trev

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 8:01 PM

Yes, one can definitely tell your images from the thumbnails - very distinctive and light captures one recognizes. Thanks for v2, it's like a slice of heaven to view - the peaceable kingdom......

Anne

mondmagu
mondmagu  474 forum posts Ireland
13 Apr 2012 - 8:06 PM

Immaculate lighting as usual Andy.Top notch.

Des

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 8:40 PM

Whilst both images are so attractive I do like the classic "andylea" shot at V 1.......you are the undoubted master of such photography.
Ronnie.

NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 8:44 PM

Base metal into gold Andy ,you do it so well.

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 9:07 PM

That is a winner. A turneresque sky reflected in a magic calm sea. Wonderful

Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 9:15 PM

V1 is perfect in every way from the wet sand to the swirly sky, the title is fantastic too.
V2 offers a wonderful Spring image, you couldn't have made more perfect with the lambs and ducks, a pretty picture of contentment Andy.
Shell

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 9:23 PM

I've run out of superlatives for your sunsets - now I have to praise your captions! always very imaginative.
What a lovely surprise to see V2 - a lovely image with lovely shats of light.Grin
Kate

JanieB43
JanieB43  647 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 9:24 PM

Amazing !!!

Jane

pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2012 - 9:31 PM

Beautiful Andy and love the wispy clouds.. Peter

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 9:36 PM

you come up trumps every time Andy - had a frustrating day myself, I am a rubbish photographer and yes I feel in the dumpsSad

Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 10:33 PM

stunning image with such a pretty pallet. as for the lambs and ducks well it is a true sign of -Smilespring has sprung....

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 11:21 PM

V1 is stunnung but I really like V2; one of the lambs looks like he may be considering a dip - or maybe he is just admiring the ducks.Wink
Joan.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 2:56 AM

Great title! love the image!

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 6:16 AM

V.1 is fantastic, as ever, Andy, but V.2 gets my vote this morning, such an enchanting image. Carol

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 8:13 AM

V1 has a most beautiful skyGrin Carole

User_Removed
14 Apr 2012 - 8:36 AM

Beautifully captured shots, I like them both.

Lucien.

saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 9:26 AM

Twoo wonderful and great capture,Andy.very well done,
Saeid

sawsengee
sawsengee Junior Member 74 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 10:33 AM

superb image......beautiful light, colours & foreground textures Smile

raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
14 Apr 2012 - 10:44 AM

two stunners here andy,love them both,well captured indeed.ray

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 10:48 AM

V2 is such a sweet shot and the light is sooo lovely and rich, Andy.

NOW THEN...V1 is really exquisite. Not just the light and colour in the sky AND reflected in the sand and water...but also...those reddish clouds which seem to be spiralling up and outwards from the right! Marvellous...

Andrew

digital_boi
14 Apr 2012 - 10:50 AM

V1 is another corker Andy and with the tanker on the horizon add so much scale .....v2 grrr after all i taught you about cloning however in fairness its a cracking good capture great light well spotted now get back to the cloning class agai!!


Happy weekend

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrin

Porthos
Porthos  4 Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 11:50 AM

Very nice Andy. Really like the colours and sky in V1.....Derek

bill33
bill33 e2 Member 3bill33 vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 1:14 PM

Beautifully composed with superb detail and tones Andy, One for the wall. Bill.

hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 1:34 PM

Excellent shots
mike

h4rsx
h4rsx  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 1:44 PM

Very nice indeed Andy, works well in portrait this one.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 2:28 PM

Wow, that is impressive, also like the reflections of the lambs
brilliant Andy
Lillian

geffers7
geffers7 e2 Member 334 forum postsgeffers7 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 2:50 PM

Great colours Andy - really like that dramatic cloud.
Geoff

jujupops
jujupops  4 England
14 Apr 2012 - 3:27 PM

Wonderfully dramatic Andy, V2 is real cute Wink
Julie

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 4:19 PM

Gorgeous.
So tranquil and pretty.

B.

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43696 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 4:45 PM

Your timing in v1 is impeccible, Andy. The tiny ridges of sand partially exposed is a great choice, giving a rippled effect.
Would never in a million years guessed that v2 is yours....I reckon the site has been hackedGrin
Nature seen at her glorious best, in both instances.

Malc

cleg
cleg  4 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2012 - 5:46 PM

Just two words.Sunning and superb

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 7:03 PM

Very special Andy - a stunning image!
Ann

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
14 Apr 2012 - 7:16 PM

A stunning composition.

LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 7:50 PM

'Brilliant!!' ~ Peter Smile

Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 438 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 8:39 PM

both outstanding shots, Andy m8. The second is so unusual and the first has sublime tones and light.
Alun

derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5184 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 9:04 PM

The softness of the light and colour and the simplicity of the composition make this very special Andy.
Derek

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 9:34 PM

And a photographers dream too Andy, such wonderful light and colours in v1. I think v2 should be uploaded in its own right, it is such a lovely and peaceful riverside scene with wonderful light, colours and reflections and of course the birds and beasts which enhance it still further

accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2012 - 6:49 AM

Vi is outstanding for both color and composition and v2 is a lovely peaceful rural idyll - worth a separate upload. Great images both. A

metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2012 - 10:37 AM

Hi Andy. V1 has the wow factor and V2 has the awwww factor. A superb combonation of images.
Carol

Dors-pics
Dors-pics e2 Member 4Dors-pics vcard United Kingdom
15 Apr 2012 - 1:18 PM

I agree with accipiter,2 beautiful pictures.

Doreen.

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2012 - 1:40 PM

Gorgeous sky, lots of wonderful detail, Andy, another classic sunset... then I looked at v2 - so different and another superb image. Well worth its own upload.

Dave

imagio
imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2012 - 1:42 PM

Outstanding Andy..

Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
15 Apr 2012 - 1:53 PM

V1 .....simply stunning, also like V2 because I just love wildlife.

Len

Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
15 Apr 2012 - 4:34 PM

V2 on top for me 10, but 2 beautys *****
cor.

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2012 - 6:02 PM

Good work with both of these Andy, good light in each
Regards Richard

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 7:27 AM

I adore V2 .... sorry I missed it when it went up

Techno
Techno  51004 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 10:38 AM

Glorious light in V1 and V2 is quite wonderful, spring is sprung the grass is..........Wink
Regards Mal

WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
7 May 2012 - 9:22 AM

Both images are magic. Well done Andy. WesternRed.

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