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Ring of Fire

By MrsS    
Had a trip over to Crosby yesterday and dragged Mr Murren away from his nice warm fire (not that he needed that much persuading!) Wink

Glad I did, as he showed me where to go (in the nicest way!) as the 'men; have mostly been removed from where we normally go, PLUS the tide was in and hammering against the Sea Wall Sad

By the time I got this shot my right foot was a block of ice as my Wellies (only worn three or four times) were suddenly as waterproof as a sieve!

Loved the way the lights are reflected in the edge of the pool of water, hence the title.

Paul suggested that since I'd opted for this crop, I could put it in the Pano Gallery, even tho' it's from one shot, so if it don't work, blame him Wink

15sec @ f16 ISO100 focal length 17mm Lee.6 ND Soft Grad.

BTW- - this was the last shot I took - - and my fav, I think -- just goes to show Smile

Thanks for looking - - have a gr8 Sunday, think we're having a "Chill Out" day, after a brief visit to B&Q to sort out the welly problem! Smile

Take Care
Fran xx

BTW - - as MrdeMilo has commented - - this does benefit from viewing LARGE

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shutter speed 13 369 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 12:10PM
Splendid looking image and well spotted too.
Dragged away from a warm fire I should be so lucky (another song title for you there) dragged away from the kitchen sink is more like it.
I agree after you showed me the lights in that pool I also think out of mine I like that one I have as being the best but itís your shot and Idea so mine will stay in my private collection Wink lol

Thanks for dragging me out Smile


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Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
13 Jan 2008 12:15PM
Beautiful. The crop is very effective, and quite dramatic....hope you got the Wellies sorted out.
WelshKiwi 10 3.2k 2 Wales
13 Jan 2008 12:21PM
Im coming with you next time Fran...... Please....

I really like the colours and the crop, I think it works.

I bought a calendar of these guys and your image is JUST as good.

Love it.

Lee Smile xxx
Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 12:21PM
Lovely blue tones contrasting well with the colours of the lights, lovely placement of the figure within the frame too, and an excellent crop.
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
13 Jan 2008 12:26PM
Now that really works nice work Paul... I mean Fran.

MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 12:35PM
Thanks Ian, Joline, Lee, Chant and Dave Smile

Anytime, Ian, as long as you reciprocate Wink

Always welcome, Lee, PM me your moby no. and I'll txt if we get up to 'owt! Smile

Now don't go givong him a big head, Dave Tongue

Cheers All
Fran xx
13 Jan 2008 12:36PM
Needs to be viewed large folks..Nice one Fran

49er 11 564
13 Jan 2008 12:40PM
Saftey in stills... Nice one like the BG..

PS... The red is an archive, no chance to get there.. Might try this week. ( Mon or Tues ) assuming not raining
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 12:40PM
Thanks Colin and Edgar Smile

Good job too, Stew Wink

You heard the man Wink


Fran xx
13 Jan 2008 12:42PM
Excellent Fran,
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 12:44PM
Thanks Fred Smile

See, now you've got me going on letter-box crops. there's no stopping me!!! Wink

Fran x
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
13 Jan 2008 12:48PM
What a successful crop and a great idea to post it as a pano ... Wink x
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 12:54PM
Really? D'ya think so ???????? Wink

Glynn 12 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 1:00PM
The Pano works well with this shot (good idea Paul).
Seriously though it really does work. Hope that your feet are dry now.
Great image Fran, the twinkling lights and the dark figure make this a wonderful pano with interest all the way across the image.

All the very best
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 1:03PM
Thanks Glynn and Dougie Smile

Dry now, Glynn, ta - - B&Q are about to bear the brunt of my Wrath!! Wink

Fran xx
LesF 11 182 9
13 Jan 2008 1:05PM
Not that I am grovelling but the pano works really well with this shot and yes large is superb well worth the wet and cold feet for.

Les F
pmorgan 11 217 13 England
13 Jan 2008 1:13PM
This does indeed work very well Fran!

Oh, by the way, I always blame it on the curry Wink

MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 1:25PM
Thanks Les, you can get up off your knees, now! Wink

Is that why you are always out on your own, Paul ??? Tongue
Thanks Smile

Fran x
derekv 10 3 England
13 Jan 2008 1:40PM
Great composition, Fran, love your ring of fire ! Great silhouette and format.
terry_cavner 13 332 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 1:47PM
Yeah Fran....Very Good


MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 1:53PM
Thanks Derek and Terry Smile

Fran x
ringyneck 11 315 18 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 2:10PM
Finally got one...COLD AS ICE.

Gone large...Luminescence !!!
Great wide vista.


Men gone...maybe they shrunk...(the cold)
TonyFrith 11 3 6 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 2:22PM
Love the lights & the reflections
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 2:24PM
Superb Fran, wonderful silhouette in the ring of reflections and almost walking on water!
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 2:39PM
LOL Keith, Thanks Smile

Thanks too, Tony and Tim Smile

Fran x
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 3:11PM
wow.. lovely colours
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
13 Jan 2008 3:21PM
Excellent composition and title. Where did the rest of these statues go? At one time I had read that they were going to be traveling to New York. Then I read that they were not coming because they had taken up permanent residence at there present location.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 3:30PM
Thanks Bun and Ty Smile

Apparently they are going to be relocated at Crosby but in other places due to the Coastguard station and the wildlife Smile

Fran x
mutley68 12 11 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 3:37PM
Great shot Fran - good to see a different take on the 'men'
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 3:46PM
I do like to do different Jo Wink

Fran x
newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 4:51PM
Im gutted now i didnt come fran,i didnt get the shots i wanted in town total waste of time lol,
the last shot i got of these, was when ian was in the middle of the and my feet were numb so i know how you felt...but wow it was worth for this fran, this is stunning and so beautifully captured,
hope to catch up with you before we get to scotland lol..
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 5:07PM
Hope so too Ian - - Thanks Smile

Fran x
casson 11 3 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 5:08PM
Really like this shot and the crop, I bought Photo monthly yesterday and I see that you are famous, congratulations.
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
13 Jan 2008 5:11PM
Good one fran. Mind you were lucky that that figure was standing just off centre.The title is very apt to this image and I love that semi circle of reflections.
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
13 Jan 2008 5:12PM
Great composition & light Fran - I've lost count how many times the last shot of the day has been the best.


jaktis 14 84 Sweden
13 Jan 2008 5:21PM
Indeed a great capture

MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 5:39PM
Thanks John, Danny, Nick and Peter Smile

They're a real pain to pose, Danny Wink

Cheers All Smile

Fran x
13 Jan 2008 6:11PM
Fran - this is excellent - I'm curious - did you create the star effects on the lights? Everything is just as it should be - shortlist!

rangerpaul 10 19 7 England
13 Jan 2008 6:24PM
What is it with wellies these days?
Two pairs in the last three months. Might as well have been wearing flip flops. I blame the government!
Oh, nice shot too Wink
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 6:25PM
No, Mike, really haven't done much to this, other than crop it and tweak the curves a tad Smile

TY for the shortlisting Smile

Thanks too Paul - - gonna get my stroppy head on tomorrow - - too chilled to get cross today! Smile

Fran x
Cormy 10 3 England
13 Jan 2008 6:34PM
Nice one,really smashing image.
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
13 Jan 2008 7:03PM
Love those BLUE tones Fran,are you changing your allegiance lol.
Great shot.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 7:26PM
Thanks Alan and Tom Smile

Not a chance, Tom Wink

Fran x
StevenPrice 13 30 2 England
13 Jan 2008 7:33PM
Excellent Fran.

MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 7:54PM
Cheers Steve! Thanks Smile

Fran xx
phototime 11 8 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 10:03PM
A wonderful night shot Fran,lovely lights and reflections.

MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 10:18PM
Thanks Mo Smile

Fran x
exposure Plus
13 5.5k England
13 Jan 2008 11:23PM
A Lovely image exposure light tones and composition.
ripleysalien Plus
11 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2008 6:38AM
Reminds me of the shot I did at Paddys though the guy in yours needs to put on a few lbs then he'll be a proper bloke.
Why are they removing some of the "men" Fran?


Oh nice exposure too, and crop.
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2008 5:01PM
B&Q - Bootmakers to the gentry? Your delicate feet deserve the investment of a good pair of Hunters, Fran!

Nice lonely feeling to this as the light fades. Great.

Stewy Plus
11 103 2 England
14 Jan 2008 7:39PM
That'll be 50 then!

Like the crop in this. Nice tone too.

MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
14 Jan 2008 7:44PM
Thanks Pauline, Steve, David and Martyn Smile

Apparently, the birds are being disturbed by people looking at them, Ste Wink

Size 7, please, David Grin

Cheers All Smile

Fran xx

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