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Taking the Rough with the Smooth

By MrsS    
Good Evening and welcome to Saturday in Fran's World! Smile

Being totally fed up with having nowt to post, the Boss & I got up at really, really stupid o'clock this morning and headed up the coast to Fleetwood and had a go at the groynes up there.

We passed loads of folks who were obviously on their way home, too! Wink

Anyway, we were rewarded with some nice pastel colours in the sky and caught a bit of early light (more of that later) but once the sun had struggled out of bed at 4:40 am (complete lazy bones - we'd been up for hours by then!) I had lots of fun with my Lee Big Stopper 10.

As per usual, the last shot of the day is my favourite - so here it is! Grin

The title refers to not only the rough iron of the old groynes and the nice smooth wood of the new but the roughness of the stones contrasting with the smoothness of the water AND the fact that although I did bag a few "keepers", I not only got totally soaked several times by rogue waves, which meant I missed the actually sunrise trying to clean filters PLUS, I have managed to scrape my favourite Lee .75 hard grad and leave what we think is white nail varnish on it!!! (That'll teach me to be all patriotic and have St George's crosses painted on them all - fat lot of good it's done us so far too!) Sad

SO - rough with the smooth all round Tongue

We did have a smashing breakfast on our way home @ 6:30am - AND passed folks who were still on their way home then, too! Smile

Thanks for calling in, if you can be persuaded to view LARGE you can see where the causeway thingy that runs from here is causing interesting patterns in the waves.

Have a great evening - sun's well over the yard-arm! Wink
Cheers!
Fran x

PS - if any of you have any ideas on how to get the white stripes off my filter, please feel free to let me know - bet you've all done it at sometime Grin

PPS - (just in case Adam calls in) its 189 secs @ f16 ISO 50 Lee .9 soft grad and LEE Big Stopper 10

Tags: New General Water Sunrise Sand Old Architecture Sea Rough Smooth Stones Groynes Fleetwood Landscape and travel Lee big stopper 10

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Comments


Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
19 Jun 2010 6:17PM
Lovely exposure Fran...need some inspiration to get up early myself.Haven't taken a landscape for 4 months.
Tom.

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sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
19 Jun 2010 6:17PM
Looks really good missus, strong comp and a fine bit of processing too Smile x
evelen 11 5 England
19 Jun 2010 6:25PM
excellent shot and colours.
eve.
edrhodes 11 546 12 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 6:25PM
Deserves a click just for that write up....Wink

Oh and the image...like it very much.

MrDoo..
19 Jun 2010 6:27PM
A beautiful image, well taken and well worth it I think.

keith.
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
19 Jun 2010 6:29PM
Thanks Tom, MrS, Eve, MrDoo & Keith Smile

No help with removing nail varnish, the, MrDoo? Wink

Cheers Folks

Fran x
zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
19 Jun 2010 6:30PM
a lovely image great colours, and so sharp. real nice! ant.
UBOAT 9 41 Scotland
19 Jun 2010 6:35PM
Great picture Fran, brilliant detail and colour. Super smooth water with great lighting.

connor
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
19 Jun 2010 6:50PM
Well worth getting up early for - superb capture.

Ken
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
19 Jun 2010 6:52PM
Great pic & great story.
Joan.
Lorn 6 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 7:00PM
well worth the early rise, but at this time of the year, I bet it was darn early ????


Lorn
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
19 Jun 2010 7:06PM
STUNNING! Carol
LeighRebecca 8 267 10 England
19 Jun 2010 7:07PM
Good composition and nice smooth water.
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
19 Jun 2010 7:11PM
Thanks Ant, Connor, Ken, Joan, Lorn, Carol & Leigh Smile

It was Lorn, 2:30am! Left the house at 2:50!

AND


The Good News!


MrS has managed to sort out my grad too - it's amazing what a bit of non-acetone nail-varnish remover can do! Wink
Thanks Boss xxxx Smile

Cheers Everyone
Fran x
newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 7:19PM
Prefer this one than Paul's but no doubt he'll have some from this viewpoint Smile,
Beautiful Fran..
blackforce 10 82 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 7:20PM
Fran,

This shot is superb. Love the tones of the sea and as you said the roughness of the groynes. 2:30am is far too early for me though Smile
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
19 Jun 2010 7:23PM

Quote:Prefer this one than Paul's but no doubt he'll have some from this viewpoint,

Yup Ian, but as Fran found this spot first I agreed to let her have the first post from it ... might not even post mine now though as this is that good Smile
michaelcombe 7 46 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 7:28PM
Excellent shot Fran, love the vibrant colours and tones.

Michael
19 Jun 2010 7:34PM
Hope it's that nice tomorrow morning,love the sky & water.
Chris.
LesF 9 182 9
19 Jun 2010 7:35PM

Quote:leave what we think is white nail varnish on it


That will teach you to let Paul handle em, thought red was more his colour, off now and running very very quickly.

Oh before I go tis a belter Fran worth the early start for this alone.

LesF
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
19 Jun 2010 7:42PM
Thanks Ian, Michael, Chris & MrF Smile


Quote:as Fran found this spot first I agreed to let her have the first post from it

He did too - Thanks Boss Grin

ROFLMAO, Les - but I think you might have a tough job getting him to buy you a pint next time we meet up! Tongue

Thanks Folks

F x
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
19 Jun 2010 7:55PM

Quote:That will teach you to let Paul handle em, thought red was more his colour.

It normally is Les, but I thought I'd have a change ... seeing summer's here Grin
Landlord 9 25 1 Scotland
19 Jun 2010 8:03PM
"That'll teach me to be all patriotic and have St George's crosses painted on them all - fat lot of good it's done us so far too!"

On that note, here's a wee funny I got earlier today..

OXO are introducing a new White oxo cube with a Red & White cross on it in support of the England football team.
It's called the laughing stock!.

Cracking image by the way.
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
19 Jun 2010 8:22PM
LOL, Phil Smile

Thanks
Fran x
terry_cavner 11 332 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 8:27PM
Great Work Fran....Hope all is well..x
19 Jun 2010 8:33PM
Lovely capture Fran.
You both did well to be the earlt risers and it paid dividends.

John
maggieh 8 4 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 8:38PM
Wonderful and almost surreal.
maggie
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
19 Jun 2010 8:55PM
Thanks Terry, John & Maggie Smile

We are , thanks Terry - hope you are too Smile

Cheers Folks
Fran x
19 Jun 2010 9:05PM
One word...........exhilarating.........
Jerry
martin.w 14 431 22 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 9:14PM
Yup, I like this Fran....tis good Wink
Oliverpants 7 2 2 England
19 Jun 2010 9:35PM
I love the pastel colours and great groynes. Sorry can't help re the nail varnish. Ann
OliPackwood 6 5 5 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 10:08PM
AMAZING shot! How do you get a 189second shutter? The longest my camera can do is 20seconds. Is it because you've got a higher end camera? Smile
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
19 Jun 2010 11:17PM
WOOOOAHHHH!!!! Mand - Thanks Ever so much for the GEA!!! Smile

Thanks too, to Jerry, MrW, Ann & Oli Smile


Quote:How do you get a 189second shutter?

Use a 10 stop filer and set the dial to bulb, Oli

Thanks All Smile

Fran x
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
19 Jun 2010 11:23PM
this one beats pauls today for me at least with the light, smooth water and cloud movement.good stuff.lesley
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
19 Jun 2010 11:25PM
Thanks Lesley Smile

He was a real Gent about me uploading from here first - I'm sure you will love his shots from here too Grin
F x
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
19 Jun 2010 11:31PM

Quote:This one beats pauls today for me at least with the light, smooth water and cloud movement.

Shouldn't you be in bed by now? Wink
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
19 Jun 2010 11:34PM
paul, sore loser by any chance Tongue
Smile
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
19 Jun 2010 11:49PM
LOL ... you still up????

No, not at all Lesley, it's a cracking shot and one that deserves all the interest [and more besides] ... see Grin
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
19 Jun 2010 11:52PM

Quote:I'm sure you will love his shots from here too

no doubt Smile lesley
sherlob Plus
10 2.8k 126 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 11:53PM

Quote:(just in case Adam calls in) its 189 secs @ f16 ISO 50 Lee .9 soft grad and LEE Big Stopper 10


Ta Fran: getting fed up waiting for my Big Stopper. Been on back order from Warehouse Express since April :-( Ordered a replacement 0.9 hard grad at the same time, and they have just come into to stock at last!
oll1e 9 57 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2010 2:30AM
wow Fran that is gorgeous !!! ,so crisp and full of intrest ,really like those washed timbers and that small bit of movement beyond the postsSmile
adamburton 12 627 11 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2010 9:22AM
Beautiful shot Fran.

Adam.
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
20 Jun 2010 9:45AM
LOL @ you two - keep it in the playground Wink Wink

Thanks Adam (x2) and Andy Smile

Fran x
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
20 Jun 2010 11:08AM
That's better Fran,you have got that clarity here.Worth getting up at stupid o'clock for Wink
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
20 Jun 2010 11:24AM
Cheers Janet Smile

Fran x
martinl 13 265 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2010 2:51PM
Well worth your early rise for this Fran.
I've always said your other half is a gent!
Wink
JohnParminter 9 1.3k 14 England
21 Jun 2010 4:28PM
You can see my house in this shot Fran, nice one. Well, not exactly but I live under the mountain on the horizon, right at the end of the groyne......

Smile
dazzaman 10 631 England
21 Jun 2010 5:04PM
ooh this is bloody fantastic fran, what a difference that big stopper makes, i want one.
dazza.
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
21 Jun 2010 5:36PM
Thanks MrEEK, John & MrLer Smile

Trying to get in his good books, by any chance, Martin Wink

Wish I'd known that before, John - I'd have given you a shout! Wink

Cheers, Gents Smile

F x
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
22 Jun 2010 10:13PM
Big 10 strikes again and done good Smile
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
22 Jun 2010 10:34PM
Thanks MrP - appreciated Smile

F x
24 Jun 2010 7:23PM
A heroic enterprise all round Fran and you were suitably rewarded for your commitment, a superb shot with the 10 stopper and I bet your breakfast was all the more enjoyable too Wink

You're the first person I've come across to actually have a Lee Big Stopper, I've been waiting so long for mine (on so called advance order from WE) I was beginning to wonder if they really existed!
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
24 Jun 2010 8:19PM
Thanks Paul - we've actually go two of them in our house! Wink

Fran x

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