Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

lighthouse

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

Hi everyone and sorry I haven't been visiting your PFs lately. I've been away for a few days and am only just catching up with you all.

In the meantime, I uploaded my holiday photos and came across this one. It has got to be the quickest snap I've ever taken, and one which seemed to have the least potential, but when I saw it on-screen I kind of liked the overall effect: what do you think?

I took it hurriedly through a very rain-spattered and greasy ferry window in the middle of the most awful weather (there was no way I was going outside to take this!) just as we left Guernsey harbour on the way back from St Malo. I haven't done anything with it except frame it - you can probably see the rain spots on the window. I took a shot of a remarkably similar-looking lighthouse just as we left Jersey harbour (well it was a very long and convoluted return sailing) but somehow it wasn't as evocative as this one.

Comments and critique welcome, and don't worry: like I said it was just a snap. It's not as if I slaved for hours over the composition! Also I've had to fiddle around to be able to upload it so I'm not sure what it will look like on-screen!

Camera:Canon Digital IXUS 60
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:lighthouse
Username:CaroleA CaroleA
Uploaded:1 Jun 2007 - 10:50 PM
Tags:Dull, Guernsey, Landscape / travel, Lighthouse, Rain, Storm
VS Mode Rating 100 (0% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:32
Modifications wanted Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)

Comments

sparklep
sparklep  7146 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2007 - 10:57 PM

I really like it. Its good to have photo's on bad weather days because it gives everything a different perspective.

I love the way you have framed this as well. Good photo.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2007 - 11:07 PM

Well, it looks like you spent some time-- It is just your natural eye, seeing the composition-- I too like this image-- and the frame suits-

Hope you had a good time!


Jennnnnnnn

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Take-a-View
1 Jun 2007 - 11:17 PM

A very simple but effective shot.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Hop-A-Long
1 Jun 2007 - 11:21 PM

I like this one. It looks to me as if there is a heavy fog rolling in off the sea. Nice shot.
Andy

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2007 - 11:43 PM

I think this is extremely effective, particularly in the way you have presented it here.

Eric

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 - 4:30 AM

composition is spot on, this has impact
chris

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

shaks
shaks  12561 forum posts Tokelau1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2007 - 7:43 AM

For awful weather, it has a very calming effect.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Phoebecat
Phoebecat  8 Italy
2 Jun 2007 - 8:34 AM

My kind of shot!!!! Beautiful, just beautiful. You also enhanced it wonderfully with you framing

Hope this one goes far, it sure deserves it

Matt

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2007 - 8:46 AM

Looks gr8 on screen - well 'snapped'!! Smile

Cheers!

Fran x

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Grim1
Grim1  749 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 - 9:20 AM

Patent that greasy window and a Photoshop plug-in! Great atmosphere - can almost feel the dampness....Cori

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

User_Removed
User_Removed Junior Member 8 England16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2007 - 7:09 PM

Captured the conditions perfectly and nicely presented.
Andrew

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2007 - 8:10 PM

Very atmospheric Carole - like it.

Glynn

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

kevski
kevski  7 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 - 10:48 PM

Beautifully presented,really like that,very moody.
kev.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

macdaniel
macdaniel  8 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2007 - 8:41 AM

Carole, like this one, great light of the "breaking-through quality" and the lighthouse very well placed in the composition - not sure about the black of epz?

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

CaroleA
CaroleA  8 England3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2007 - 9:34 AM

Thanks everyone for your kind comments on a photo that surprised me - and guess what? I've found another that I thought was one of those you take then delete when you look at it on screen. Might upload that later - just to prove that sometimes, it's got nothing to do with skill, equipment and technology, but pure luck!

Anyway: thanks in particular to Alfred: I've changed the background because I think you might be right. White was wrong, and haven't tried the blue yet, but here's the grey version. Very appropriate colour, no?

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

alpha788
alpha788  8 Canada
5 Jun 2007 - 12:20 AM

A simple but stunning shot Carole - great presentation as well

Stan

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

annefromleo
6 Jun 2007 - 6:41 AM

this really works Carole, can see it as a grainy greetings card or on canvas, what thinkest thou?
anne

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2007 - 10:51 PM

very dreamy..love it

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2007 - 5:55 PM

This is so atmospheric.A little more than a snap I feel.Beautiful.
Tom.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

redstag
redstag e2 Member 8100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2007 - 7:22 PM

Wonderful image very delicate.
Jon

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

MickS
MickS  9 England14 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2007 - 9:10 PM

Watcha Carole,
excellent shot and certainly worth the RC.
best
Mick

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Bronnie666
29 Jul 2007 - 5:09 PM

This is a great shot, and so well presented.

Paul

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

chris_taylor
chris_taylor Junior Member 9161 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Aug 2007 - 4:11 PM

Simple and effective image.......I like it.
Chris.

Last Modified By Dave at 4 Aug 2007 - 4:11 PM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

carlton
carlton  9 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2007 - 2:54 PM

thank you for your comments and thank you for spending some time on the island yours carlton

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.