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HOW LONG?????????????

By MrsS    
Went along to Crosby at sillly o'clock this morning to meet up with Tom (Toffee) amd Ian (shutterspeed) so I suppose you'd expect me to upload a shot from there.


Tom and I were having a natter, and I happened to mention that it was almost 12 whole months since I bought my VERY OWN camera!

and that got me thinking - - - so I had a trawl through my archives when I got back and found this one.

it's from the Hadrian's Wall meet last May, and I borrowed a camera from Merl (aftertherain), and made some wonderful new friends (some of whom I haven't even met yet!)

decided on the pano format, as I thought the subject suited it and the sky was really quite boring, so if you can bring yourself to "GO LARGE" it may be worth the effort Smile

I have been promising to get back up there ever since, to catch-up and put faces to names, and it would appear the we will be doing just that, although not quite so near to here, but over in Berwick - - not a million miles away, so stand by your beds folks, the sut68/fran_ash circus will be coming to the NE somewhere near you, and there'll be nowhere to hide! Wink

Anyway, I really liked these boats, and the almost neon colours of the buoys, not too sure if they create a barrier, or if they need some fg interest, I'm sure you'll let me have your opinion Smile

Finished wittering now, thanks for spending some of your evening taking time to look (and even read!) - - enjoy what's left of the weekend, catch up soon Smile

Cheers All
Fran xxx

Tags: Cold General Is Boats 12 It Months Really Crag lough Damp Landscape and travel Hadrians07 Ago??

Voters: casson, patsy88, oldgreyheron and 47 more

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casson 16 3 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 6:28PM
Like your shot, bags of atmosphere
1 Jun 2008 6:35PM
Fran, excellent crop, deep and bright wonderful colour!

tonvic 14
1 Jun 2008 6:45PM
super shot lots of dof
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
1 Jun 2008 6:55PM
Thanks John, Mike and Tony Smile

Appreciate your comments Smile

Mike, I WILL catch up soon, honest! Wink

Fran x
LesF 16 182 9
1 Jun 2008 7:10PM

Quote:Finished wittering now, thanks for spending some of your evening taking time to look (and even read!)

Finished have we now, taken me that long to read missed my dinner now.

As I remember it was raining and it was a bit of a trek to this location plus one of those silly o clock starts and you've gone on from this to produce some good stuff this last 12 months Fran hope the next 12 are as productive for you.

Les F
shutter speed 18 370 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 7:11PM
Not much Mud and muck to be seen here Fran,

Ask Tom about his boots Wink

Nice to have met up again.

wamp 16 276 8 England
1 Jun 2008 7:14PM
Lovely crop Fran, the more vivid colours form the buoys add nicely to the shot

MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
1 Jun 2008 7:20PM
Thanks messrs F&M, and you too Sean Smile

It woz 'orrid, Les wont it!!! Wink
(and that reminds me ------Still owe me that pint!) Grin

Fran xx
LesF 16 182 9
1 Jun 2008 7:25PM

Quote:(and that reminds me ------Still owe me that pint!)

What is it they say an - no better not go there. I am sure we will meet again in the not to distant future and you will be wanting the interest suppose.

Les F
jaktis 19 84 Sweden
1 Jun 2008 7:50PM
Lovely with the buoys

JouŠo 18 56 Finland
1 Jun 2008 7:50PM
The buoys make it for me, Fran.....

MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
1 Jun 2008 8:10PM
Thanks Peter and Jouko Smile

Negotiable, MrF Wink

Fran x
TelStar 18 116 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 8:36PM
5.30am if my memory serves me right. A precious moment in my life. I think it captures that time and atmosphere very well, Fran. Thanks for the memory. Wink

MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
1 Jun 2008 8:38PM

Quote:5.30am if my memory serves me right

After a trek across Hadrians Wall, Terry! Wink

Thanks Hon Smile

Fran x
Wooly 17 112 4 England
1 Jun 2008 9:09PM
You have done a good job here Fran. I never got my camera out. I was too busy on umbrella duty.

MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
1 Jun 2008 9:23PM
LOL. I remember that well, Alan! Wink

Fran x
javam Plus
18 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 10:08PM
I like the mood captured in this one Fran, but not sure about the capture itself. I think my biggest problem with it for me is that there is very little that does not have motion blur. The composition works and I like the rippled reflection, but the sharpest object in the FG is the right hand buoy, which shouts for attention and drags the eye away from what makes up the tranquil scene.

Still gets my vote for the mood though.

MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
1 Jun 2008 10:20PM
Thanks Neil, see what you mean, it was blowing a gale so hard not to get motion blur, defo wasn't camera shake! Smile

Fran x
Hanners 17 875 10 Ireland
1 Jun 2008 10:20PM
sooo long Wink
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
1 Jun 2008 10:21PM
AYE MrH thaaaaaat long!! Wink

Ta Hon Smile
DolphinLady 17 54 1 Wales
1 Jun 2008 10:34PM
The red bouy on the right caught my eye straight away, such a wonderful vibrant colour.
Like the boats too, the way they are close together, & the calmness of the water.
xstevex 15 89 1 England
1 Jun 2008 11:09PM
hi fran
i take it you did not use a tripod then as the image looks blurred to me or is that deliberate in photoshop ?

danbrann 18 640 17
2 Jun 2008 8:01AM
Why these bloody boats have to be parked square on to the shoreline I do not know. They make a far better image if you can look at them end on.I also think they were better before they were painted green.
I remember the occasion very well as Merl had problems with her foot and she was awfully worried she might not be able to make it. If you had come yesterday or to day the weather would have been exactly the same however you would have got an equally pleasing shot.This reminds me I must go and see if your tree is still there.
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
2 Jun 2008 8:40AM
Thanks Hilary, Steve and Danny Smile

I did use a tripod, Steve, but with no clicky thingy, and a 6sec+ exposure, I might have given the camera a "twitch", and it was extremely windy too Smile

Glad to see you've got the ownership of the tree right, Danny, mat even get back up there this year! Wink

Fran x
peugeot406 16 7 1 England
2 Jun 2008 4:24PM
Super image with good dof and a good crop
bunbeam 17 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 4:33PM
brilliant, love the colour of the boats
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
2 Jun 2008 4:39PM
Thanks Brian & Bun Smile

Fran x
49er 16 564
2 Jun 2008 5:40PM
Nice brave and effective crop.. Great colours.
Slaterm 16 496 1 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 8:45PM
just catching up Fran - I really like the bright colours next to the deep green - lifts everything

peterboyce 15 1 England
2 Jun 2008 10:39PM
cracking shot fran.....peter
Buffalo_Tom Plus
16 2.3k 29 Wales
3 Jun 2008 3:32PM
Makes a lovely pano Fran.Love the muted colours and composition.
Great to meet up.
martinl 19 272 2 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2008 2:16PM
Like the comp and crop Fran, but there's something that just doesn't seem to sit quite right.

The foreground water and up the side of the boats seems to have been selected and blurred, and so has no detail no ripples or anything, but the shadow under the boat does have ripples. The water behind the boats is rippled (as you would expect). It may well be entirely natural, but it just looks slightly odd to me.

I know you will take this as honest crit, so I have no fear (honest)!!Wink
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
6 Jun 2008 5:23PM
Thanks Stew, Mark, Peter, Tom and MrL Smile

Can promise no blurring has taken place, MrL, can't really explain it, other to say that it must be as is Wink

F xx
terry_cavner 18 332 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2008 10:40AM
Cracking Shot Fran.....How time flies....Scary
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
8 Jun 2008 11:00PM
Sure is Terry! Still remember how cross we were that we'd done all that climbing when we could've just walked round the bottom! Wink

Thanks Hon Smile

F xx
Nickscape 16 708 9 England
25 Jun 2008 8:17PM

Quote:As I remember it was raining
It was miserable! but quite fun in a strange kind of way! gotta love the brightness in the orange bhoy to lift the scene, the start of a long epz journey!

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