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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 11 369 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

Ian.

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Joline Plus
10 27 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 8 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
10 395 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.
C
Bodiewil 8 46 Wales
13 Jan 2008 12:26PM
Now that really works nice work Paul... I mean Fran.

Dave
MrsS 9 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

Colin
49er 10 564
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 9 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 12:40PM
Thanks Colin and Edgar Smile

Good job too, Stew Wink

You heard the man Wink

PLEASE VIEW LARGE!!!

Fran xx
13 Jan 2008 12:42PM
Excellent Fran,
Fred.
MrsS 9 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 Plus
12 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 9 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 12:54PM
Really? D'ya think so ???????? Wink

XXXXX
Glynn 10 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.
Glynn
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
Dougie
MrsS 9 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 9 182 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 9 217 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

Rgds
Paul
MrsS 9 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 9 3 England
13 Jan 2008 1:40PM
Great composition, Fran, love your ring of fire ! Great silhouette and format.
Derek
terry_cavner 11 332 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 1:47PM
Yeah Fran....Very Good

Rgds,

Terry
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 1:53PM
Thanks Derek and Terry Smile

Fran x
ringyneck 9 315 18 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 2:10PM
Finally got one...COLD AS ICE.

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

Keith

Men gone...maybe they shrunk...(the cold)
TonyFrith 9 3 6 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 2:22PM
Love the lights & the reflections
Tony
tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 2:24PM
Superb Fran, wonderful silhouette in the ring of reflections and almost walking on water!
Tim
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 2:39PM
LOL Keith, Thanks Smile

Thanks too, Tony and Tim Smile

Fran x
bunbeam 10 2 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 3:11PM
wow.. lovely colours
bunSmile
TyChee Plus
11 275 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.
Ty
MrsS 9 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 10 11 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 3:37PM
Great shot Fran - good to see a different take on the 'men'
Jo
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 3:46PM
I do like to do different Jo Wink

Thanks
Fran x
newy17 10 273 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 mersey...lol 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..
ian
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 5:07PM
Hope so too Ian - - Thanks Smile

Fran x
casson 10 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.
john
danbrann Plus
11 616 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.
Danny
Nick_w Plus
9 4.2k 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.

Cheers

Nick
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
13 Jan 2008 5:21PM
Indeed a great capture

Peter
MrsS 9 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!

Mike
rangerpaul 9 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!
Paul
Oh, nice shot too Wink
MrsS 9 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 8 3 England
13 Jan 2008 6:34PM
Nice one,really smashing image.
Cheers
Alan
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
13 Jan 2008 7:03PM
Love those BLUE tones Fran,are you changing your allegiance lol.
Great shot.
Tom.
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 7:26PM
Thanks Alan and Tom Smile

Not a chance, Tom Wink

Fran x
StevenPrice 11 30 2 England
13 Jan 2008 7:33PM
Excellent Fran.

Steve
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 7:54PM
Cheers Steve! Thanks Smile

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

Mo
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
13 Jan 2008 10:18PM
Thanks Mo Smile

Fran x
exposure 12 3.6k England
13 Jan 2008 11:23PM
A Lovely image exposure light tones and composition.
Pauline.
ripleysalien 9 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?

Steve

Oh nice exposure too, and crop.
RockArea Plus
9 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.

David
Stewy Plus
9 102 2 England
14 Jan 2008 7:39PM
That'll be 50 then!

Like the crop in this. Nice tone too.

Martyn
MrsS 9 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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