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The Only Option Left

By MrsS    
Afternoon Folks (or should that be evening?)

Since I'm still recovering from last weekend's bout of flu, and not being able to get up to the Lakes today, here's yet another archive shot (yawn!!)

Not too far back, my first day out with my new kit, and since I've treated you to both the Landscape AND PortraitscapeŠ from here - the square crop is "The only option left" Wink

Thanks for calling in - hope you like - have a super Saturday Evening Smile

Fran x

Oh, and LARGE is a bit more of a square! Tongue (perhaps!)

Tags: General Landscape and travel Night and low light

Voters: User_Removed, MalcolmM, Mick_Clayton and 89 more


martin.w Plus
17 588 22 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2010 6:11PM
I must say I was surprised by your comment earlier as I thought you were happily snapping in The Lakes! I hope you feel better soon.

Like the shot too! Wink

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MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Feb 2010 6:12PM
Don't want to risk being poorly over half-term, MrW - discretion is the better part 'n' all that! Smile

Thanks Hon
Fran x
richardwheel 14 217 2 England
6 Feb 2010 6:23PM
loverly shot Fran,
LukeParkinson 10 30 3 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2010 6:25PM
Excellent shot Fran! Love it's colours and the moon.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Feb 2010 6:26PM
Thanks Chaps Smile

F x
Sean_Dillon 10 2 2 England
6 Feb 2010 6:28PM
Super capture, love the early evening colours.
LesF 13 182 9
6 Feb 2010 6:38PM
Now this Fran is pretty special and as per usual I've looked at the large, be rude not to eh and I can see an extra badge coming.

scott_jessuk 13 249 1 Scotland
6 Feb 2010 6:40PM
Seriously good Fran
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Feb 2010 6:43PM
Thanks Sean, MrF & Scott Smile

Fran x
Paintman Plus
13 1.3k 177 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2010 6:43PM
Very nicely done. Lovely colours.

michaelcombe 10 46 2 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2010 6:59PM
I LOVE square crops!

This is a winner in every way Fran. Great light, tones, colours and comp.

Shortlisted and fav'd.

DOGSBODY 11 1.4k 30 England
6 Feb 2010 7:04PM
A beautifully composed seascape with good colour and a pleasing amount of blur in the water. Andy
dmhuynh72 11 44 3 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2010 7:07PM
superb light and tones Fran.

Have a great weekend
NikkiW 13 33 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2010 7:08PM
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Feb 2010 7:10PM
GOSH! Only went to eat my tea! Wink

Thanks Alan, Michael, Andy, Yung & Nikki Smile

Shortlisted and fav'd.

Honoured, Michael Smile

Fran x
chris-p Plus
14 72 England
6 Feb 2010 7:17PM
OliPackwood 9 5 5 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2010 7:19PM
wow, love how you can see the moon in it. Grin

shandoor 10 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2010 7:22PM
Wow a top class image congrats one to be very proud of
cdm36 15 391 7 England
6 Feb 2010 7:24PM
Square crop works rather nicely. Smile

andy_AHG 10 106 6 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2010 7:34PM
Very nice light in this Fran. Well exposed shot.

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Feb 2010 7:50PM
Thanks MrP, Oli, Alexa, Chris & Andy Smile

Gosh, Mr P - THANKS!!! (Take it you approve of what I'm getting up to with "our"camera!) Wink

Cheers Folks
Fran x
chris-p Plus
14 72 England
6 Feb 2010 8:04PM
lol...totaly approve .....more please Smile
wamp 13 276 8 England
6 Feb 2010 8:13PM
The crop and colour are lovely Fran. Missed you this morning, hope you're feeling better soon! Smile

Cheers, Sean
JouŠo 15 56 Finland
6 Feb 2010 8:17PM
big1 Fran Wink

Biz79 10 2 Scotland
6 Feb 2010 8:48PM
I really like this. Well done.

MikeH 14 217 4 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2010 8:48PM
Very nice
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Feb 2010 8:49PM
LOL, MrP - I'll see what I can do Smile

Thanks Sean, Jouko & Mark Smile

Fran x
6 Feb 2010 9:06PM
Superb! Love the colours in the sky and the hint of movement created by the long exposure effect on the sea. Brilliant.
6 Feb 2010 10:16PM
Very beautiful,
borrower 10 4 England
6 Feb 2010 10:59PM
Beautiful image, lovely tones
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Feb 2010 11:05PM
Thanks Iain, Michael & Louise Smile

Fran x
bunbeam 14 2 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2010 11:59PM
wonderful, love the moon
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
7 Feb 2010 12:01AM
Thanks You Smile

F x
7 Feb 2010 12:11AM
joolsb 15 27.1k 38 Switzerland
7 Feb 2010 8:22AM
To me, this is by far the best of your images from here - better, dare I say, than the one that got an HC. You've pared the elements down to the absolute minimum and the image is a lot stronger as a result. Just one rock in the middle-ground, greatly simplified wave structure and a receding background. Compositionally, there is a good balance between the elements and plenty of space around them. Topping it off, there are strong diagonals to allow the eye to travel around the frame.

It's certainly worth a GEA and is also a strong contender for the best image I've seen in my week as Guest Editor.
I have to agree with Julian here Fran, I havn't seen all the images but this one would take some beating. Good composition and crop, great colour and the inclusion of the moon are all very well done.
Big print Fran, shove some of that old stuff aside and make way for this lovely new one.

All the very best
TrevorPlumbe 13 60 England
7 Feb 2010 9:20AM
Cracking shot Fran
7 Feb 2010 9:36AM
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
7 Feb 2010 10:15AM
Thanks Paul, Julian, Dougie, Trevor & Gareth Smile

Gosh, Jools - what can I say in response to that? Much appreciated and Thanks for the GEA - always good to know that others like what you have done too Smile

Fran x
Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 9 Wales
7 Feb 2010 11:16AM
One of your best Fran.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
7 Feb 2010 11:30AM
Thanks Tom Smile

F x
UBOAT 12 41 Scotland
7 Feb 2010 11:38AM
Archive or not it is an amazing picture Fran, wonderful colour and detail.

connor Smile
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
7 Feb 2010 11:55AM
Thanks Connor - especially for your User Award - means a lot Smile

Fran x
terry_cavner 14 332 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2010 12:58PM
WOO HOO....Love this one Fran.....hope ya feeling a lot better Wink
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
7 Feb 2010 1:53PM
Thanks Terry, glad you like it. Smile

And HUGE thanks for your User Award Smile

Fran x
nishad1994 9 264 Oman
7 Feb 2010 5:23PM
Amazing Photograph Fran !
This is simply fascinating !! I love this one.

martinl 16 269 2 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2010 7:55PM
Very nice is this. Deserves all the awards and GEA.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
7 Feb 2010 8:04PM
Thanks Nishad & MrEEK Smile

Appreciated Smile

Fran x
Eviscera 13 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2010 8:42PM
Well done Fran x
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
7 Feb 2010 8:47PM
Thanks Dave Smile

Thanks too, Pete, for the HC - certainly wasn't expecting that! Smile

F x
Stubill 11 107 England
7 Feb 2010 9:23PM
Super light Fran.
And the moon to boot. Excellent work.
GillyB Plus
14 317 8 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2010 12:20AM
Superb Fran and worthy of all the awards.

LesF 13 182 9
8 Feb 2010 8:32AM
Told you you'd get that extra badge, congrats Fran well deserved just get it printed shift one of his out the way and put it on the wall.

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
8 Feb 2010 6:52PM
Thanks Stu, Gill & MrF (again!)

Cheers Folks
Fran x
ringyneck 12 315 18 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2010 8:02PM
Just caught up with this .
Fully deserving of all the awards.

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
8 Feb 2010 8:31PM
Cheers Keith Smile
Emmog 10 38 1 England
18 Feb 2010 7:43PM
Great composition and exposure. Lighting is very nice and the added moon looks great
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
19 Feb 2010 6:14PM
Thanks Matt - just take the shot, what's there is there, just got lucky with the moon Smile

Fran x

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