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Lifeboat Station @ Rest Bay

By BigCol      
Taken this morning on the South Wales meet. A small group of us headed out to Rest Bay in the vain expectation of maybe seeing some sun. There wasn't any and depending on which way you looked the sky was grey with either a blue cast or a magenta cast!
This is the Life Boat station at Rest Bay which is raised from the beach by this sea wall.

Tags: Landscape and travel South wales gtg 08

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redstag 15 100 15 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 10:43PM
Moody image, like the composition.
Coleslaw 16 13.4k 28 Wales
13 Jan 2008 10:43PM
good shot!
Rob_Taylor 17 661 5 Wales
13 Jan 2008 10:46PM
I like this Col, moody atmosphere and the image is lifted by that touch of artificial light on the station.
Glad you got something out of the miserable conditions

BigCol 20 1.8k 1 Scotland
13 Jan 2008 10:51PM
Thanks for the comments guys. It was a challenge to get something working this morning, mainly me!
SKavanagh 14 312 5 England
13 Jan 2008 10:52PM
Superb shot
firzhugh 16 13 New Zealand
13 Jan 2008 11:07PM
beautiful sky and composition
geoffrey baker 17 501 1 Wales
13 Jan 2008 11:33PM
Nice one Col, bring some better weather with you next time will you Smile
TelStar 16 116 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 11:58PM
Great moody image from minimal light.

MadTrace 17 268 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2008 8:19AM
Very nice, congrats on posting your 1st image with the 5D and so long after you got it!!!!
Strobe 14 1.3k United States
14 Jan 2008 10:14AM
Great atmosphere especially with the light.
Maddie 16 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2008 11:35AM
at least we had some good weather, nice seeing you again Col Smile
proberts 17 218 4 Wales
14 Jan 2008 12:12PM
Cracking mood in this Col.Great to meet up with you.
richardwheel 16 217 2 England
14 Jan 2008 6:33PM
you've made good use of that building col, top shot. It was great meeting you again

Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
15 Jan 2008 9:24PM
Have one o' them Rc thingy's on me Col Smile

I like this.
Cheers, Goggz
Carabosse 18 41.6k 270 England
16 Jan 2008 12:48AM
Well, nobody else has mentioned it - so I will! Wink

I really don't think the blue colour cast does anything for this photo. It is not the same as blue toning.

My preference would therefore be to correct the colour cast, or to convert to B/W and then add blue toning for a surreal effect. At present, it is a halfway house.
keithh 17 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
17 Jan 2008 10:11AM
I can live with the colour cast, due to the colour temprature in which it was taken. To warm this up would take it away from the conditions in which it was taken.
BigCol 20 1.8k 1 Scotland
19 Jan 2008 9:32AM
Thanks for your original crit' Keith, much appreciated, an also for the follow up comment.
It's hard to explain to someone who wasn't there but the sky actually was that colour, or at least that's how I remember it.

As always it's horses for courses, different viewers, different views.

Thanks to everyone for looking and for the comments.

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