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Casting Off

By Lillian  
The start of the magical sunset in France...a young lad casting off

There were people fishing all along the Somme
and set with the colours a time to remember and capture the shots

V3 He now relaxes and waits
V2 some fishermen waving to me..a 'fun shot' unfortunately I was also waving as I took this...movement!!Wink

Enjoy the day and sunshine


Tags: Fishing France Photo journalism General Boy Boat Somme Humour and fun


SlowSong Plus
12 9.1k 30 England
8 Jul 2013 7:45AM
Absolutely beautiful colour which enhances the feeling of calm and tranquility.

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8 Jul 2013 7:50AM
I love v1 but they are all good. Reminds me of the first time we took my grandsons fishing - after 10 mins I asked James what was wrong. I haven't caught anything yet was the answer! But after seeing a few 'hit on the head' they decided it wasn't for them - thank goodness!
ugly Plus
12 9 57 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 7:53AM
I do like V1,
V2 has nice reflections,
V3 boy too close to centre of image..
Nice set..

8 Jul 2013 8:01AM
More reminders of France, Lillian - lovely, peaceful images!Smile
V1 is my favourite today!

CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
8 Jul 2013 8:03AM
V.1 is beautiful, Lillian, gorgeous tones, turning the water into liquid gold. Carol
8 Jul 2013 8:09AM
V1 my favourite in this fine set Lillian,
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
8 Jul 2013 8:24AM
Exquisite light and colour in v1, Lillian, doesn't need the supporting cast (pun intended GrinGrin)

Caziwinkles 7 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 8:31AM
Beautiful colours here Lillian and great reflection in V2. Very serene! Smile

morpheus1955 13 3 2 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 8:36AM
Three lovely images Lillian, for me it has to be V1 as my favorite

RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
8 Jul 2013 8:42AM
V 1 deserves it's slot, Lillian: very well composed and that soft golden light is beautifully captured.
danbrann 15 640 17
8 Jul 2013 8:52AM
Three gooduns Lillian although I prefer the magic of version 1
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
8 Jul 2013 8:53AM
V1 takes the biscuit today Lillian. Excellent shot.GrinGrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
8 452 7 Australia
8 Jul 2013 8:55AM
3 beautiful images Lillian but v1 my favourite
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 9:05AM
v1 rings all the bells for me ...
SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 9:16AM
Beautifull light on V1
johnlw 13 1 10 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 9:33AM
Hard to choose between 3 good shots.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
8 Jul 2013 10:28AM
A fine set Lillian, but I go for V1 also as my fave Wink
Trev Smile
8 Jul 2013 10:35AM
love the light in this set Lillian the young lad looks happy and the guys on the boat are playing up to you well and great reflections

widtink 8 406 2 Scotland
8 Jul 2013 10:53AM
V1 is really really beautiful and superbly composed Smile

LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 11:15AM
Magical colours and atmosphere in 1&3, but the favourite has to be V2, pure joy captured in an image.
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
8 Jul 2013 12:04PM
V1 is nothing short of wallworthy, Lillian. It's like a classic old painting. V3 is beautiful too and so well composed and angled.

V2 is SUCH a cheery it Grin

What a trio you have here!

CHRISB911 14 54 1
8 Jul 2013 12:10PM
composition works so well lillian, no very lead lines, great exposure, i love your camera
Mrsbass 7 2 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 12:38PM
Beautiful and relaxing set today Lillian - love the colours in v1 but all are lovely to look at.
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 164 16 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 1:06PM
Like them all but V1 is my favorite Lillian, a great setSmile

Daisymaye Plus
11 23 18 Canada
8 Jul 2013 1:11PM
A very good set. V1 is lovely though, the golden sky and hopes of catching the big fish......Sandy
franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 1:22PM
Version 1 for me Lillian - excellent.

Wonderful set Lillian, I love the light in V1 and V2...V1 is my favourite...well taken GrinGrin

Lynette Grin
8 Jul 2013 3:23PM
excellent set Lillian,love the fishing shot.ray
graceland 15 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 3:37PM
Grin Nice one
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
8 Jul 2013 4:34PM
The colors here are very special!
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
8 Jul 2013 4:37PM
Good set Lillian, like V1 best Wink
carper123 Plus
8 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 5:20PM
Three smashing images, Lillian, v3 for me, wonderful colours and detail, luv the human interest.
Well done.
Darryl. x SmileSmileSmile
marktc Plus
9 101 15 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 5:30PM
I like these Lillian and I think it's v3 for me too...

In fishing I think it's just called casting
In a boat it's casting off and if I remember all those times watching my mum knitt, casting off is something you do in knitting!WinkWinkWinkWinkSmile
8 Jul 2013 6:08PM
Brilliant atmosphere in the lovely comp' of V1 Lillian. V2 is fun and V3 makes an interesting addition to V1. Good Work as always Smile

John Smile
cabbie Plus
13 31 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 6:37PM
Love the tones in v1 Lillian yet another fine contribution

andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 6:38PM
wonderful set lillian belting detail and colour v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
8 Jul 2013 6:50PM
A lovely set Lillian. V1 for me also. A beautiful image GrinGrin

EileenH 7 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 7:05PM
Three lovely pictures Smile

JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 7:40PM
Lovely shots; did they give you a fish?
AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 7:41PM
I know exactly where this is! A beautiful scene Lillian with lovely light.
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
8 Jul 2013 8:25PM
Three great imagesSmile
richmowil Plus
11 412 2 England
8 Jul 2013 9:00PM
Nice set Lilian!! The colours/light are tremendous!!
bricurtis Plus
15 2.3k 50 England
8 Jul 2013 9:00PM
V1 & V3 - super ' fishing' images Lillian.
Brian65 11 2 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 9:07PM
Great images lillian.
8 Jul 2013 9:51PM
Wonderful set of beautiful images, Lillian !
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 9:57PM
Good to see these unusual images from you Lillian.
I love the golden light - good composition in V1 and what fun in V2!
pks 16 2 England
8 Jul 2013 11:10PM
great set well taken
rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
8 Jul 2013 11:26PM
The tide is right Wink Lillian.
8 Jul 2013 11:27PM
All lovely Lillian.beautiful colours..Lin
9 Jul 2013 12:36AM
Great shots Lillian. Cathy
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 4:55AM
Wow... Beautiful images.
My favorite: V1 for the lad and the beautiful light... Grin
Louise_Morris 10 2.5k England
9 Jul 2013 5:02AM
Lovely set Lilian -very evocative. Lou
Mike_Smith Plus
13 648 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 6:04PM
A cracking set Lillian, really nice light
dudler Plus
17 1.2k 1682 England
13 Jul 2013 3:54PM
V1 is a perfectly-balanced composition: less conventional than V3, but more complete, I think. It's also got action in it that works well with the general air of calm. V2 doesn't approach either, for me.

I suppose that either focus on the boy, or on an intermediate distance to give hyperfocal focussing would have made the shot better, by giving more overall sharpness (the near foreground is definitely not in focus, and it's the sort of shot where overall front-to-back resolution works well). I'm guessing that a lady who used a 5D Mk III chooses the focus point, rather than letting the camera decide, of course!
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
17 Jul 2013 11:17PM
You've captured the tranquil mood perfectly in this fine set

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