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Cornish Challenge

By MrsS    
Good Morning - - Happy Sunday, and my last day before the children arrive in class, so lots to finish off Smile

Anyway, when we were on our now EPZ-World Famous Tour of Cornwall, we decided to try a sunrise at The Lizard.

The day didn't start too well, as my 400d had been drenched at Botallack the previous evening and decided to have a lie-in. After a brief period of "Dad's Army" - - Don't Panic, Don't Panic! - I got my spare camera body (which used to belong to MrS) out of my bag (having cursed carrying it around with me for the past two years!) and set up as "normal". I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear that my camera made a full recovery after a suitable amount of love & chicken soup! Wink

For once the light wasn't doing an awful lot and "The Boys" decided it woud be fun to set a challenge.

Basically, you had to plonk your camera down and set up a shot without looking through the viewfinder, so had to compose, set grads etc. "blind", as it were.

I had been looking at prospects over the other side of the point, and was "urged" Wink to come and join them for the challenge.

This was the result! (Naturally, the horizon was typically "Fran" and needed a touch of post-click adjustment)

I'm now wondering if I have discovered a way to take the stress out of my photography Wink - - see what you think!

Thanks for looking, enjoy your day Smile

Cheers!
Fran x

PS - - After having lots of trouble with the colour profile on my laptop, we've now linked it to an external (calibrated) monitor, so hoping that the colours are now true, and the images don't appear quite as flat as some have done lately - input appreciated. Smile

Oh, and LARGE might help your "evaluation" Tongue

Tags: General Landscape and travel

Voters: PaulHolloway, looboss, pmorgan and 71 more

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Comments


looboss 12 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 12:00PM
Wonderful!

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pmorgan 13 217 13 England
6 Sep 2009 12:02PM
As good as his! Wink

Rgds
Paul
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
6 Sep 2009 12:06PM

Quote:As good as his!

... almost, Mr M, almost Wink
bfgstew 13 668 105 England
6 Sep 2009 12:08PM
Got to go with Paul's comment......LOL
Watch your back Mr S....Wink
A beauty Fran considering the 'challenge' given to you.
Stewart
hary60 10 2 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 12:09PM
Cracking shot very well done
Harry
motorsportpictures 11 289 23 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 12:11PM
Another stunner.
Scott
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Sep 2009 12:19PM
Gosh! Thanks Luis, MrM, Boss, Stewart, Harry & Scott Smile

You got a death-wish, MrM? Wink

Cheers All
Fran x
richardwheel 14 217 2 England
6 Sep 2009 12:29PM
spot on fran...at least as good as his [if not better]
elkiebrooks 16 83 5 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 12:30PM
A cracking image. If this is what you can produce from not looking through the viewfinder...wow. Hoep the camera recovered after its' love and chicken soup.
6 Sep 2009 12:34PM
Seems to have worked well Fran, so chicken soup the oldish Jewish Mothers remedy for all aches and soakings.

Dougie
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Sep 2009 12:36PM
Thanks "TheW", Colin & Dougie Smile

Camera is fine now Colin, Thanks Smile

Chicken soup works for everything, doesn't it, Dougie?? LOL Grin

Cheers Folks
Fran x
AlleyCatz 13 274 6 England
6 Sep 2009 12:50PM
Love the rich colours and dark mood.
The blind leading the blind certainly paid off Smile


~Alley~


So....who had the most sippings?....and any bad heads? Wink
6 Sep 2009 1:11PM
The colours pulled me in from the grassland to the sea to the rocks
to the sunset - Fab
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Sep 2009 1:12PM
Thanks Alley & Heather Smile

I managed to resist the "sippings" Alley, and the Boss was on the Carling last night, so a good morning all round! Wink You??

Cheers
Fran x
colin63 11 6 England
6 Sep 2009 1:27PM
Excellant image

Colin
dazzaman 13 631 England
6 Sep 2009 1:39PM
looks excellent from where im sitting fran.
really good is this.
dazza.
eos3 15 41 Wales
6 Sep 2009 1:42PM
Wonderful image.

Phil
ringyneck 12 315 18 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 1:58PM
If this is what you get for not looking through the viewfinder then I am going one step further and not look through it with my eyes closed...I need the improvement.

Besides the colours I like the contrast of light/dark and that great f/g.

I HAD noticed your shots did not have their usual "sparkle" and thought you had changed how you processed your images.

keith
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
6 Sep 2009 2:01PM
A super 'guesswork' composition, Fran, the foreground is beautiful, leading into that gorious sky. Carol
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Sep 2009 2:04PM
Thanks Colin, MrLer, Phil, Keith & Carol Smile

LOL, Keith, I might try that as our next "challenge" Wink
As for "sparkle" - - you should have said Grin

Cheers All
Fran x
ringyneck 12 315 18 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 2:11PM
I didn't want to intrude on thing I know nowt about.

keith
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Sep 2009 2:13PM
Good plan, Keith! Wink
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
6 Sep 2009 2:51PM
Lovely shot Fran..........Sandy
LesF 13 182 9
6 Sep 2009 3:20PM
That monitors done the trick Fran, some loveyy rich vibrate colours, so you won the challenge then eh.

All the best for school tomorrow.

LesF
Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 9 Wales
6 Sep 2009 3:52PM
Blind EH !!!!!!!!!!!
What will you do when you actually look at things.Great stuff Fra.Good luck tomorrow and hoipe all goes well.
Tom.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Sep 2009 4:03PM
Thanks Sandy, MrF & Tom Smile

Glad you think so, Les Smile

It was fun, Tom, and just pure luck! Smile

Thanks Folks
Fran x
IanFlindt 15 740 21 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 4:13PM
This is a delicious image, Fran.
6 Sep 2009 5:32PM
FRANtastic! love the colouring and comp', amazing work.

John Smile
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Sep 2009 5:58PM
Thank You Gents, much appreciated Smile

One for FRANthena, MrFlindt? Wink

Fran x
martinl 16 269 2 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 7:31PM
Super shot considering it was taken using the Stevie Wonder technique!
Smile
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Sep 2009 7:33PM
I'm thinking of including a blindfold in my bag, MrEEK, as I was more that pleased with this result! Wink

Thanks
Fran x
bfgstew 13 668 105 England
6 Sep 2009 7:39PM
Hey look at you, got a well deserved HC Fran, congrats, shame its a Sunsay night though no chance of too much vino.....Wink
richardwheel 14 217 2 England
6 Sep 2009 7:40PM
Nice one Fran, off the mark with the HC's from the hol, fingers crossed there will be more to come Smile
martinl 16 269 2 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 7:42PM
Well done on the HC.
Maybe there is something in this shooting blind mularkey! Maybe you could hire the blindfold out for a small fee!
Smile
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
6 Sep 2009 7:47PM

Quote:shame its a Sunsay night though

... seems like someone has already had too much though Stew Wink Tongue
LesF 13 182 9
6 Sep 2009 7:51PM
Congrats on the HC Fran, worth getting the monitor then

LesF
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
6 Sep 2009 7:55PM
Aye, nicely done missus Smile x
Nick_w Plus
12 4.3k 99 England
6 Sep 2009 8:01PM
Congrats on the HC Fran
chris-p Plus
14 72 England
6 Sep 2009 8:07PM
Congrats Fran..very rather beautiful.
AlleyCatz 13 274 6 England
6 Sep 2009 8:18PM
Congrats on the HC Fran....get the boss to pour you a large one

"Cheers" Smile


~Alley~
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Sep 2009 8:28PM
Thanks Nick & MrP Smile

Thanks to all you guys for your Congrats too! The Boss heard the scream from the other room! Grin

Celebrated with Bread & Butter Pudding with custard! (and a glass of red too!) Smile

Cheers!
Fran x
AlleyCatz 13 274 6 England
6 Sep 2009 8:30PM

Quote:Celebrated with Bread & Butter Pudding with custard! (and a glass of red too!)



Go girl!..... Wink


~Alley~
EMJAYCEE Plus
10 10 10 England
6 Sep 2009 8:39PM
Fab shot - love that pinky sky.
Joan.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Sep 2009 8:47PM
Thanks Joan Smile

LOL Alley! Bang goes the diet - - A-G-A-I-N!!! Wink

Oh and Thanks too Pete for the HC - - totally unexpected - - dead chuffed! Grin

Fran x
bfgstew 13 668 105 England
6 Sep 2009 9:12PM

Quote: ... seems like someone has already had too much though Stew


Just started Paul.....LOL, just my fingers are to big for these keys.Wink
foxtolbot 10 8 3 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 9:17PM
hey there Fran wow i will actually have to kill you now if you dont stop taking these amazing photos. what an eye for photography.

keep up the good work
James/
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Sep 2009 9:32PM
Excuses, Excuses, Stewart! Wink

LOL, James - - beginning to hope we never meet! Grin

Cheers!
Fran x
dawnmichelle 12 12 United States
6 Sep 2009 9:59PM
this is beautiful Fran
6 Sep 2009 10:03PM
Beautiful shot, Superb.

Yogendra
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Sep 2009 10:18PM
Thank you Both Smile

Fran x
Phil_Morgan 13 182 1 Wales
6 Sep 2009 10:36PM
Big congrats Fran, it's a belter Smile

Phil.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Sep 2009 10:41PM
Thanks Phil Smile

Fran x
oll1e 12 57 2 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2009 12:35AM
congrats fran ,have a good day tomorrow Smile
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
7 Sep 2009 5:33PM
Thanks Oll1e. Today was good Thanks, but totally exhausting Smile

Cheers!
Fran x
Linzie 12
8 Sep 2009 9:43PM
hi fran, i haven't been on here for a while, but i've started uplaoding again. i really love this shot, i wish i could take pictures as good as this

linsey
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
10 Sep 2009 5:26PM
Thanks Linsey - - I will do my best to take a look at your iuploads asap Smile

Fran x
knackeredoldman 10 120 7 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2009 8:21AM
This is a stunner Fran.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
28 Sep 2009 6:41PM
Thanks Ade - - appreciated Smile

Fran x
leemo 10 14 England
4 Oct 2009 10:45AM
Wow... What a stunning gallery of images to find on only my second day, is there anyway to bookmark your favorite galleries...?

A beautifully composed and captured image, well done Fran

Lee
javam 15 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2009 1:15PM
Lovely rich dark tones in this Fran, a well deserved HC.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
29 Oct 2009 10:53PM
Thanks Lee & Neil Smile

Fran x
nonur Plus
10 18 13 Turkey
7 Mar 2010 5:24PM
VoW! What a challence! Excellent shot!

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