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Simon_Palmer 14 759 11 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2008 11:50AM
Now thats nice, but for me its those huge chocolate Cheerios afloat bottom left that are the icing on the cake. Tell me lover, where did you get them???
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Oct 2008 11:54AM
They're actually giant Honey Nut Loops mate, though admittedly they do look chocolatey in this light!!! Bought an enormous box of them from the Tesco Super Store up by ours m'dear Wink

Paul
Simon_Palmer 14 759 11 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2008 11:58AM
They are mighty impressive, I have never seen such huge ring pieces Wink

Its a real great shot and a super angle Paul, me likes it an awful lot, have my award. I like quirky and this is brill. Oooh! and get me a box too, my shots need some props.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 15 Wales
18 Oct 2008 12:00PM
LOL at the above,are you two going to start a double act.Lovely comp Paul and low light shot.
Have a good one.
Tom.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Oct 2008 12:04PM
There are some very large ring pieces around Liverpool mate, but you normally find the bigger ones 'over the water' Wink Cheers for your award, means a lot Smile

LOL, he started it Tom!!! Have a good one yerself Smile

Paul
bangalicious 13 1.3k 5 England
18 Oct 2008 12:09PM
I like this, nice reflections.

Anil.
LesF 14 182 9
18 Oct 2008 12:12PM
You've captured some terrific early morning colours here Paul, well worth your decision for an early start.

LesF
GlynnisFrith 14 23 3 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2008 12:28PM
Like the composition
Glynnis
Andrew_Hurley 14 71 73 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2008 12:45PM
Hi Paul,

I recognised this instantly when I saw the thumbnail. I used to live 400 metres from Seacombe Ferry, I now live less than a mile away!

The obvious angle to take this shot is the other side of the ferry terminal to get the famous Liverpool skyline in, from this angle it makes it far less abvious where is is (apart from the fact it tells you it is Seacombe). The terminal area is very brightly lit and there is a bit of burn out there - I know there is little you can do apart from shoot a little later (as it's morning) and reduce your exposure time. A slight trim off the sky may help a little.

Did you know the last 20 seconds of the new £15,000,000 Hovis advert was filmed in Seacombe (along the Promenade), Wilson Road, Elmswood Road and Falkland Road? You do now! link
From 1:41 to 2:02 is all filmed in Wallasey (my home town). I'm Wallasey Born and Bread! (Bread/Hovis do you get it!)
Richsr 13 91 223 England
18 Oct 2008 1:01PM
Like the details and tones in this Paul - well worth the early start.
Regards Richard.
pmorgan 14 217 13 England
18 Oct 2008 1:02PM
Pin sharp and crystal clear as always Paul!

Rgds
Paul
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Oct 2008 1:05PM
Cheers all for your time and feedback.

Andrew, firstly a big groan for that attempt at humour Tongue ... cheers for your time and considered opinion too, but there's actually very little burn out at all on the ferry and terminal. There are a few pure white pixels in there but not that much TBH ... pity you don't have access to the full size version to see the detail that's been held in there. Anyway, at the end of the day, it's a white ferry with bright light on it, so it's going to look blown against the dark bgnd and doesn't worry me unduly.

Fair comment about the crop, I umm'd and ahh'd over it, and decided to keep the full frame ... it may get a more severe crop in future Smile

I knew the Hovis advert was filmed in and around Liverpool, but wasn't too sure of the many locations used, cheers for the insight Smile

Les, I went to go and shoot HMS Illustrious moored at the Pier Head, but she wasn't really that well lit up and after I took a couple, they decided to turn the lights off the clocks on the Liver Buildings ... so I cut my losses and headed for a nice jaunt to Perch Rock [I can hear the groans from here] Wink

Paul
martin.w Plus
18 603 27 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2008 2:42PM
Sorry to hear the camera is not well again, hope they get it sorted soon. You and Simon eh....who would have guessed that one Tongue

Good one Paul, the white doesn't bother me either Smile

Missed a few, so off for a look....
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Oct 2008 2:54PM
Cheers Martin ... just a problem they didn't sort last time, nothing major [I hope] Smile
TyChee Plus
16 275 1 United States
18 Oct 2008 3:34PM
Excellent night shot. Like the reflection on the water.
Ty
Sue_R 15 11 6 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2008 3:42PM
Love the title and the image.

Sue
newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2008 3:45PM
Did you get any goodins at perch rock Smile
was going over this morning to get some shots of illustrious but got up about 7 which was too late really ill try again in the morning Smile.
i really like this mate ive got the same shot but had taken mine in total darkness a while back you can still see detail there on the landing stage when you go large, mine is the same but when i blow the picture up i can see the detail Smile
cracking shot mate,,
ian
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Oct 2008 3:50PM
Thanks lads 'n lasses Smile

1 or 2 Ian, but I've taken that many there in the past I tried summat a little different this time, varied the compositions a little and did a couple of panos. They might make an outing, they might not ... we'll see!!!

Paul
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2008 4:03PM
beautiful shot
Linda
Jouİo 16 56 Finland
18 Oct 2008 4:08PM
Moody Blues, Paul Smile

Jouko
Glynn Plus
15 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2008 4:19PM
Like the 'zig zag' effect used as the lead, it really does work Paul.
Cherios Mmmmmm excellent cereal.
Wonderful early morning hues and as per usual excellent presentation mate.
Glynn
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Oct 2008 6:01PM
Thanks folks, enjoy the rest of your weekend!!! Smile
martinl 17 269 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2008 7:14PM
Like this a lot Paul. When we used to come over to my grandma's in Everton, it was alway a treat to go on the Mersey Ferry.

I can live with the slight burn out. Without HDR, it would be almost unavoidable I would have thought.
Smile
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Oct 2008 7:36PM
To be honest mate, it's the first time I've ever been down to the waterfront here to shoot the skyline or the terminals.

Yeah, I suppose HDR would've stopped it looking blown out Martin, but it would've simply made that area simply look grey. As mentioned though, it's bright light on a white paint job ... so it's going to look, yup, you guessed it ... white Wink

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Paul
Simon_Palmer 14 759 11 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2008 7:51PM
Is that a white tone? and does it have detail? Thats all that matters, I still love it.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Oct 2008 8:01PM
Tones & details Simon, that's the one Wink
rossi 17 142 11 England
18 Oct 2008 9:35PM

Quote:Now thats nice, but for me its those huge chocolate Cheerios afloat bottom left that are the icing on the cake. Tell me lover, where did you get them???


They look normal to me!!......and you wanna see the size of my weetabixWink

Nice photo by the way.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Oct 2008 9:39PM

Quote:and you wanna see the size of my weetabix

... is that a Euphemism??? Wink
ade_mcfade 16 15.2k 216 England
19 Oct 2008 12:16AM
sorry - those incredibly bright lights compared to the rest of the scene are blown and therefore this shot is only worthy of the bin Wink

(note to anyone reading this - this is a tongue in cheek comment relating to a thread in the forums about burn out in shots and how people on EPZ stupidly assume that anything that has a burn out, even with the sun, is technically flawed and should be binned)

Anyway - as Richard would say, nice details and ones in this Wink
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
19 Oct 2008 1:02AM
PMSL ... just about to press the 'delete this file' button now Ade!!!

Cheers Rich Wink
Tandberg 17 1.2k 2 England
19 Oct 2008 8:18AM
I'm living with the blown out area too paul even though its annoying.
The rest is well sublime in fairness
Impressed yeah...
Oh by the way Pm us your landline number and i can ring ya then
Dave
Wooly 15 112 4 England
19 Oct 2008 9:06AM
Very expertly done Paul. Love the clarity of this.

Alan
rossi 17 142 11 England
19 Oct 2008 9:20AM

Quote:Quote:and you wanna see the size of my weetabix... is that a Euphemism??? Wink


Just being honest!!...Wink

As for the 'blown' bits, well if we want to be technically correct, any image that doesn't have them should be binned! after all a 'technically correct' image should have curves reading from 0-100 and anyone who says otherwise, well you're wrong.

However, photography is about aesthetics and I personally think that 'blown' areas can make an image on occasions whilst on others it just plain ruins it. In this image the highlights are perfect, so I don't really see the problem myself. It is what it is and it works well here.

Oh, and Ade, well said.

Ian
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
19 Oct 2008 10:06AM
Cheers guys ... yes, even you Dave Tongue

Hope you're all having a great weekend ... yes, even you Dave Tongue

Cheers for that Ian, but I'm not worrying about them at all ... funnily enough, by the same token I'm surprise that nobody has mentioned how black the shadows look or that there's very little detail under the main structure to the left, it seems that in this day and age that because we can resolve soooo much detail [if required] using software that we should do it every time.

Next time I go, I'm gonna cut one of my filters down to a Seacombe Ferry shape to try and hold the highlights back even more LOL Tongue

Paul
rossi 17 142 11 England
19 Oct 2008 4:07PM

Quote:Next time I go, I'm gonna cut one of my filters down to a Seacombe Ferry shape to try and hold the highlights back even more LOL Tongue


LOL
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
19 Oct 2008 4:45PM
... will probably need to take a fret saw ... could I borrow your Dremel too Ian ... just for the refining the edges?
dazzaman 14 631 England
19 Oct 2008 6:08PM
its bright yea, but not blown, if it was blown, there would be no detail. and there is bags of detail.
i for one love it mate, get this in print paul.
daz.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
19 Oct 2008 7:06PM
... only when your payment arrives and clears Daz Tongue
javam 16 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2008 12:20AM
The bright bit does not bother me as it contrasts with the rest of scene and emphasises the small area of activity surrounded by the tranquility of the early morning.

Neil

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