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Queen of New Brighton

By MrsS    
Good Morning! A change from me, as I don't usually upload in the morning - I'm doing it today because I CAN!!! (Not back to school until this time next week!)

So - having emptied and reloaded the dishwasher, put dry washing away, thrown another load into the washing machine, pegged out a different lot AND given the dog what for for foraging in the bins (which I have now also emptied) I thought I might just take a few moments to upload a shot from yesterday in the fine company of the Boss and MrT Smile

Had lots of time and nice clouds to "play" with the Big Stopper (why does that always make me want to sing "Chantilly Lace" Wink), but got "wobbly lighthouse syndrome" in my favs of them, and need a refresher tutorial in how to correct the verticals before you get to see them Smile

So this is just a mere 15 second exposure, using a Lee 0.75 hard grad and a 2 stop ND filter to slow things down a bit Smile

As for the title:

MrT has designated it my new "handle" (can't think why) but to me this lady is the real Queen of New Brighton, and therefore deserves centre-stage, hence the composition Smile

Sorry for rambling - glad you decided to call-in, please don't hesitate to leave a comment if you feel the urge to do so Grin

Oh, and please don't resist the urge to go LARGE if by any chance that happens to manifest itself - you know you want to! Tongue

Thanks once again for looking - off to do shopping and gardening now - think it might be good to go back to school for a rest - catch up soon Smile

Fran x

Tags: Sunset Sky Rocks Water Reflection Lighthouse Architecture Sea New brighton Perch rock Landscape and travel PortraitscapeŠ Night and low light

Voters: Coleslaw, owenclarke, Ahusan and 74 more

Guest Editor's Award Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


Ahusan 14 1
12 Apr 2010 10:00AM
beautiful and calming it very much..

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Landlord 12 25 1 Scotland
12 Apr 2010 10:01AM
Wow you can talk!
Must get down to this place some time. This is a cracker of an image.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
12 Apr 2010 10:08AM
Thanks Ahusan & Phil Smile

That's one of my shorter narratives Wink
Just give us a shout, Phil, if you do head down Smile

Fran x
lesarnott 9 11 2 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 10:10AM
Great image, as interesting as the rambling! A vote from me!
Tandberg 16 1.2k 2 England
12 Apr 2010 10:21AM
Like the lines and textures and grand comp.

Well done hun Wink
Lovely catching up yesterday
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
12 Apr 2010 10:24AM
Thanks Les & MrT Smile

Good to see you again, too, Dave - let's not make it so long next time Smile

Cheers Gents
Fran x

Right! Shopping calls - catch up in an hour or so.
angej 14 479 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 10:31AM
Lovely shot FranSmile
dmhuynh72 11 44 3 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 10:33AM
This is beautiful Fran
12 Apr 2010 10:49AM
Gorgeous, love the colours and light.
dp 15 165 3 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 11:15AM
Just popped into my school as I have a brand new classroom being built, looks great (until the kids get in and spoil it!).

And this is a cracker. Great colours, lovely lead in lines, brilliant use of the lighthouse as the main subject. My only critique would be the lighter bit at the bottom of the lighthouse? May have been tempted to burn it in a little.

Top work though Fran, deserves to do well.

PeelNStick 15 4 United States
12 Apr 2010 11:19AM
Great composition.
Emmog 10 38 1 England
12 Apr 2010 11:36AM
Great composition and lighting
watters66 16 75 Scotland
12 Apr 2010 11:39AM
Stunning, large really is special.
Pleasure to make it 30.
rockfish 9 1 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 11:48AM
Lovely image Fran. Great colour and detail. Did you get wet feet? I'm sure the tripod did! Smile
nishad1994 9 264 Oman
12 Apr 2010 11:49AM
Lovely captured, Fran !! I love the symmetry of the tower !! Smile
Have a GEA on me !! Smile

Oliverpants 10 2 2 England
12 Apr 2010 12:09PM
Stunning and the detail and colours you caught on the rocks, together with that sky. Amazing beauty. Ann
ringyneck 12 315 18 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 12:14PM
Bring on the global warming.................then I can take some seaside shots then.....

Just have to look at excellent ones like this instead.

Mynett 11 142 6 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 12:25PM
really pretty shot nice lines lead the eye to the lighthouse and that gorgeous sky

12 Apr 2010 12:47PM
Wonderful shot!
martinl 16 269 2 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 1:06PM
Not surprised this has done so well. It's a cracker Fran.
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
12 Apr 2010 2:39PM
A beautifully composed shot, Fran, with superb lead-in lines from the f/g rock formations: how well the lighthouse stands out against that lovely sky too. Really lovely work.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
12 Apr 2010 3:40PM
WOW! Been mad busy since 10:30am! Just got time to sit down and say Thanks to you all Smile

So - Thanks Ange, Yung, Sylvia, Dave, P'n'S, Matt, Stewart, Peter, Nishad, Ann, Keith, Linda, Carols, MrEEK & Ronnie Smile

Also Thanks to you folks who prefer to remain anonymous - and of course, a HUGE THANKS to Nishad for your GEA Smile

Think that's everyone Wink

Fran x
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
12 Apr 2010 4:09PM
BTW - was just looking at my first upload from here - think I've improved a bit - hope you do too Smile

F x
DEK4 10 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 4:19PM
A - maz - ing . . .

martinl 16 269 2 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 4:21PM

Quote:think I've improved a bit

Leaps & bounds Fran. A quite remarkable difference!
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
12 Apr 2010 4:30PM
Thanks Danny Smile

Cheers, MrEEK - glad you agree Wink

Fran x
chris-p Plus
14 72 England
12 Apr 2010 5:35PM
I agree too... its a cracking pic.
pmorgan 12 217 13 England
12 Apr 2010 6:22PM
Oooohhh luverly!!!

chase Plus
14 1.3k 272 England
12 Apr 2010 6:26PM
Lovely clarity Fran,great textures on those slippery rocks in the fg.

Quote:please don't resist the urge to go LARGE

Resistance is futile Wink
andy_AHG 10 106 6 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 6:31PM
Another outstanding shot Fran.

cassiecat 11 39 46 England
12 Apr 2010 6:35PM
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
12 Apr 2010 6:41PM
Thanks MrP, MrM, Janet, Andy & Lesley Smile

LOL, Janet Wink

Cheers All
Fran x
Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 9 Wales
12 Apr 2010 6:49PM
Another stunner Fran,your images are fantastic of late....not that they weren't before but you know what I mean.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Paintman Plus
13 1.3k 177 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 6:52PM
A superb quality photo. A very successful image imo.

Sue_R 13 11 6 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 7:02PM
Love the way all the rocks point towards the lighthouse. Just has to be viewed large. Title works for me too Smile

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
12 Apr 2010 7:06PM
Thanks Tom, Alan & Sue Smile

I do know what you mean, Tom - so you don't need to hide when we next see you Wink

Cheers All
Fran x
adamburton 15 627 11 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 7:33PM
Fran, this is absolutely STUNNING!!!! Literally dripping with quality.

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
12 Apr 2010 7:37PM
Thanks Adam - praise indeed Smile

Fran x
Dennis_Bromage 12 45 20 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 7:55PM
That sky is really special and the comp is spot on too Smile
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
12 Apr 2010 8:01PM
Thank You, Kind Sir Smile

F x
michaelcombe 10 46 2 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 8:31PM
My My....

Well done Mrs, this has to be one of your best shots.

Love it - fav'd and shortlisted!

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
12 Apr 2010 9:12PM
Thanks Michael - looks like the Boss and I are in competition with each other this week - are you deliberately trying to cause discord in the Ashton?Sutton household? Grin

Fran x
bunbeam 14 2 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2010 10:31PM
LesF 13 182 9
12 Apr 2010 10:33PM
So so good this Fran

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
12 Apr 2010 10:50PM
Thanks Bun & MrF Smile

Fran x
13 Apr 2010 9:41AM
Loverly Fran.

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
13 Apr 2010 6:07PM
Cheers Ray - Thanks Smile

Fran x
fotosphere 10 1 Wales
15 Apr 2010 4:08PM
My Image of the week
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
15 Apr 2010 4:38PM
WOW, Tony - Thank YOU! Your UA is much appreciated Smile

Fran x
1881 7 India
26 Apr 2012 8:23PM
Great image.

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