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Under a Blood Red Sky

By MrsS    
Went over to Crosby on Sunday night and met up with DTL (Davethelens) and Ian (shutter speed) - - oh and t'other'arf (sut68)did the driving!
The place didn't disappoint, producing the most AMAZING light and just the right amount of cloud.
As a relative newbie, I've seen shots with these red skies and assumed some adjustment post-production - - but have to take all that back! The sky really WAS this superb colour!
I have seen the uploads from Sunday so far - - I just hope I've done a fabulous place justice Smile

EDIT Forgot to add - - I really like the stillness of the waterpool and the reflections in it Smile

Done very little to this - - again NO filters or 'POSH' lenses - just processed RAW in C1LE and 'tweaked in CS2

Happy Tuesday - - thanks for looking and if you can spare the extrs time to comment - I really do appreciate them all Smile

Thanks today go to U2 for the title Wink

Cheers!

Fran x

1/6 sec @ f 11 ISO 100 focal length 55mm

PLEASE VIEW LARGE IF YOU HAVE THE TIME

Tags: Sunset Landscape General Statue Sea Crosby Another place Anthony gormley Landscape and travel Mini-meet Gr8 bunch of guys

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Comments


10 Jul 2007 9:26AM
Wonderful tones in the sky.

Pete M.

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glyndwr Plus
8 66 9 Wales
10 Jul 2007 9:28AM
Lovely tones,reflection and composition.
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
10 Jul 2007 9:29AM
Thank you Gents Smile

Cheers!

Fran x
10 Jul 2007 9:35AM
beautiful tones and sky!
10 Jul 2007 9:44AM
He stands looking out and should be looking up. Great sky though.
TelStar Plus
10 116 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2007 9:47AM
Smashing, Fran. Like a modern Don Quixote - got his eye on those big windmills! Great sky and mood.

Tel*
Chant57 Plus
10 395 3 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2007 9:53AM
Great sky and reflections Fran.
C
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
10 Jul 2007 9:58AM
Nice Image well captured. Like the soft pastal colours in this.
Regards R.
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
10 Jul 2007 9:59AM
Never even thought of that Terry Smile
Thanks guys 'n' gals Smile

Cheers!

Fran x
10 Jul 2007 10:22AM
You are right, that is a superb sky.

Simon
Rock Plus
13 10 2 England
10 Jul 2007 10:38AM
Superb !

Rock
AlanBW Plus
10 20 England
10 Jul 2007 10:40AM
A stunner of a shot - superb cloud formation and fantastic colours throughout
discreetphoton 11 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2007 10:41AM
It's ironic that the water should be this still in an area with a windfarm!
cantona43 Plus
10 922 4 England
10 Jul 2007 10:41AM
wonderful shot beautiful sky and silhouette
neil
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
10 Jul 2007 10:47AM
Thanks all for ur lovely comments. Smile
David - the turbines haven't been switched on yet - p'haps that explains it Wink

Cheers!

Fran x
10 Jul 2007 10:59AM
This looks super the sky is great

DougSmile
wamp Plus
9 276 8 England
10 Jul 2007 11:00AM
Awesome colour in the sky there Fran, I agree the reflection in the still water is a very nice touch

Sean
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
10 Jul 2007 11:10AM
Thanks Gents - - appreciated Smile

Cheers!

Fran x
10 Jul 2007 11:12AM
Beautiful sky, but how ever, the poor sod must be freeeeeeeeeeezing!
Johanna
ripleysalien Plus
9 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2007 11:16AM
Like the reflection, but you cut it in half, maybe its that small sensor thingy, OOOPS did I really type that.
It was Digital Camera too, broadband trouble at home, conection is eratic to say the least.
should have been happy with what I had instead of trying to improve, ho hum.

Steve
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
10 Jul 2007 11:16AM
LOL, Johanna - - think he's used to it by now Smile

Ste - - his reflection disappeared as the water pool ran out there - - p'haps I should've moved round to get it all in - -but then I would've lost the clouds - - trade-off I s'ppose Smile

Cheers!

Fran x
10 Jul 2007 11:23AM
Great image Fran, love it.

Thanks
Stephen
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
10 Jul 2007 11:27AM
Ta Stephen Smile

Cheers!

Fran x
ChazB 10 64 3 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2007 11:29AM
Beautiful colours in the sky and a fantastic reflection in the pool of water!
Charlotte
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
10 Jul 2007 11:33AM
Thanks, Charlotte, glad u like it Smile

Cheers!

Fran x
kaybee 11 4.6k 25 Scotland
10 Jul 2007 11:59AM
Int it super
10 Jul 2007 12:03PM
Beautiful colours, superb image ..
Patsy
ripleysalien Plus
9 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2007 12:27PM
They are nice clouds, I was being b1tchy, but you didnt bite, lol.

Steve
BEVZED Plus
9 1.1k United Kingdom
10 Jul 2007 12:28PM
Got here at last! #30, and well pleased to be so!

Wonderful eye you have for composition Fran, absolutely beautiful
Beverley
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
10 Jul 2007 12:47PM
Thanks Roy, Patsy and Beverley Smile

So whats new Ste??? Tongue

Cheers All!

Fran x
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
10 Jul 2007 1:04PM
Damn, was trying to give you the RC ... never mind, maybe next time. Nice one missus Wink x
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
10 Jul 2007 1:06PM
Gotta be quick, boss!!! Wink

xxxxx
martinl Plus
12 263 2 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2007 1:31PM
Use of filters wouldn't have improved this Fran.
A very well captured shot.

Martin
Smile
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
10 Jul 2007 1:36PM
Thanks Martin - - just know all the others had theirs on - - so - - were they just showing off, then??? Wink

Cheers!

Fran x
LesF Plus
9 182 9
10 Jul 2007 1:53PM
I know your game, your just rubbing it in ar,nt you, yes I know its my fault and I should get my a*** over their.
I like this Mrs Fran infact I like it a lot

Going off in a huff now Les F
AlleyCatz Plus
9 274 6 England
10 Jul 2007 2:07PM
Hi-Ya Fran.
I have to agree with you....I really like the stillness of the water pool.
Cracking clouds and colour.


~Alley~
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
10 Jul 2007 2:07PM
Thank you MrF - - - cu soon??? Smile

Cheers, Alley! Hope you are well and thanks Smile
Chriscj Plus
10 96 1 England
10 Jul 2007 2:21PM
Certainly was a stunning sky, beautifully composed too Fran.


Chris
49er Plus
9 564
10 Jul 2007 3:03PM
Sky is a stunner...
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
10 Jul 2007 3:22PM
Thank you Gents - - easy to get a gud'un with this lot going on!! Smile

Cheers!

Fran x
10 Jul 2007 3:42PM
Nice image Fran,
Fred.
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
10 Jul 2007 3:44PM
Thanks for the Mod, Fred Smile

Cheers!

Fran x
Maddie 10 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2007 4:01PM
nice one Fran
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
10 Jul 2007 4:13PM
Thanks Maddie - - safely home now, then?? Smile
10 Jul 2007 4:53PM
A smashing sky you captured here Fran and goes without saying the reflections are ace.
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
10 Jul 2007 4:54PM
Thanks John - - right place, right time Smile

Fran x
10 Jul 2007 4:56PM
Wonderful composition
Hanners Plus
10 875 10 Ireland
10 Jul 2007 5:10PM
You've just produced your best work in my opinion, not that it counts for much.... The exposure is spot on to capture every last drop of detail available, I love the composition and I also love the stillness of the rock pool and yer man against the sky, super reflection too and very well presented.

That do ya????

CLIXSmile
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
10 Jul 2007 5:13PM
Thank Alan & Tony Smile

Ok MrH I'll start being nice to you again now!!! Wink

Fran xx


PS don't tell me, tell Pete!!! Smile Smile
KarenFB Plus
9 4.6k 167 England
10 Jul 2007 5:24PM
I love that sky!! Such wonderful colours....did you save any of these chaps from drowning?
10 Jul 2007 5:31PM

Quote:the others had theirs on


I thought it looked dark through that view finder.

Very nice indeed Fran.

Ian.
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
10 Jul 2007 5:35PM
Couldn't be bothered trying, Karen, they're MEN!!! Wink

LOL Ian - - one mistake I CAN'T make, yet!! Nice to cu again Smile

Cheers!

Fran x
10 Jul 2007 5:37PM
What a beautiful sky, & those reflections are wonderful.
" And he waits patiently "
Hilary
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
10 Jul 2007 5:43PM
Not a lot else he CAN do, Hilary! Thank you Smile

Fran xx
Blenkinsopp Plus
10 320 4 England
10 Jul 2007 5:53PM
love the colour and detail in the sky and reflections and the position of the figure in the still pool, and his placement in the image
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
10 Jul 2007 6:06PM
Thanks Sandra Smile

Fran xx
dianah Plus
9 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2007 6:07PM
My favourite colours and my favourite type of shot..I just love the sea and put a sunset with it and I am in heaven.Wonderful Fran..if you have any more please do show them.
Di
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
10 Jul 2007 6:09PM
Keep watching Di Wink

Thanks Hon - - hope the teaching went well today Smile

Cheers!

Fran x
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
10 Jul 2007 6:15PM
Magnificent shot Fran. That sky is so powerful and atmospheric.
Ron
martin.w Plus
13 388 22 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2007 7:30PM
I would have liked to have seen all the reflection, but even so, very nicely done Fran.
Cowbags Plus
11 436 England
10 Jul 2007 7:44PM
Fantastic sky and reflections.

Claire
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
10 Jul 2007 8:11PM
Nearly got the attention it deserves Wink x
10 Jul 2007 9:21PM
Great use of that wonderful sky.
Think I commented before on one of these that it would be nice to see all the reflection but having said that the composition is very nice.
Regarding the comment on mine, definitely. Next time your out this way let me know. It would be good to meet up.
Cheers
Paul
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
10 Jul 2007 10:03PM
Thanks All. The reflection stopped there as the pool ran out. I would've had to take it from a different angle and then I'd loose the sky. Trade-off and the sky won! Smile

Cheers!

Fran x
Goggz Plus
8 2.3k 72 Wales
10 Jul 2007 10:35PM
Very nice, Fran! I've done a mod for the hell of it Wink

Cheers, Goggz
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
10 Jul 2007 10:40PM
Looking good Smile
Chris
10 Jul 2007 10:45PM
wonderful
bunSmile
10 Jul 2007 10:51PM
Some more great work Fran....Well Done !!!
10 Jul 2007 10:55PM
Wonderful sky with beautiful colours,love the reflections in the water,superb shot.


Mo.
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
10 Jul 2007 10:59PM
I noticed Pete!! Tongue
Thanks Chris - - can ur teleport get you down here sometime? Wink
Glad you like it Bun Smile
I just keep watching and learning Terry Wink
Always appreciate ur comments Mo - thanks Smile

Thanks all Smile

Cheers!

Fran x
ringyneck 9 310 18 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2007 11:54PM
Yes inspiring location and as usual shot and presented to great standard.
Keith.
11 Jul 2007 12:32AM
Gorgeous Fran, love the reflection around his feet....jojo
chrissd Plus
10 304 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2007 5:02AM
stunning colours Fran, nice one
chris
Buffalo_Tom Plus
9 2.3k 9 Wales
11 Jul 2007 7:41AM
Wouldnt sound right Under a Blood BLUE Sky Fran.Never mind when the person who reinvents the wheel changes things around a bit ..........
Great shot and detail.
Well composed.
Tom.
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
11 Jul 2007 7:52AM
If U2 had written it, Tom - - - - Wink
Thanks Chris, Jojo and Keith too Smile

Cheers all!

Fran x
GillyB Plus
10 317 8 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2007 8:07PM
This is lovely Fran, the sky is obviously superb and your excellent composition does it justice!

gill Smile
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
11 Jul 2007 11:26PM
Thanks Gill Smile

Love this place - - next but one outing??? Smile

Cheers!

Fran x
16 Jul 2007 7:54PM
Excellently performed
Cheers
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
16 Jul 2007 9:56PM
Thanks George Smile

Fran x
Tworrs 8 3 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2007 10:00PM
Great image Fran, lovely light and so much "mood"
Well done
Garry
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
19 Jul 2007 10:44PM
Thanks Garry, hope you've settled in and enjoying yourself on EPZ Smile

Cheers!

Fran x
25 Jul 2007 10:28PM
this picture is really nice, I love the colours in the sky and the reflection in the water.

thanks for the picture comments, much apprecitated

steph

xxxxx
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
25 Jul 2007 10:43PM
Thanks Steph - - glad you like it Smile

Fran x
Phil_Restan Plus
10 280 9 Scotland
6 Aug 2007 9:45AM
Pure class!

Phil
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
6 Aug 2007 10:27AM
Thanks Phil Smile

Fran xx
Abster 8
15 Aug 2007 9:12AM
Absolutely ....................................................................Fabulous
Thanks again abbi Wink
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
15 Aug 2007 11:57AM
Thank YOU Abbi Smile

Cheers!

Fran x
Pinkmango 8 6 Germany
19 Aug 2007 8:14PM
wow Grin

this is simply perfect.

the colours and the water pool with the reflection in it.

you did a great job capturing atmosphere!
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
19 Aug 2007 8:47PM
Thank you - - glad you like it Smile

Cheers!

Fran x
UBOAT Plus
8 41 Scotland
26 Oct 2007 10:47PM
Great picture and I like the way you have caught the refliction of the person in the water and the lighting of the sky


connor
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
27 Oct 2007 11:54AM
Thanks Connor. These are a group of statues located on a beach not too far away from us. It's a fabulous place to visit if you ever get over to the NWest of England Smile

Fran x
ericfaragh 12 123 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2007 11:57AM
Lovely under-lit clouds, full of warmth.
tigertimb Plus
8 40 66 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2007 5:28PM
Stunning silhouette with wonderful colours in the sky and I like the detail of the turbines in the distance. But I agree that if it had been feasible to include the whole reflection, it would have improved the shot further.
Tim
Costy Plus
8 483 6 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2008 3:10PM
Very moody and effective. It's a great image and the results are captivating.
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
23 Jan 2008 4:50PM
Thanks Eric, Tim and Ryan Smile

Wish I could've Tim Sad (maybe next time? Wink )

Fran x
Lois96 8 Wales
3 Feb 2008 9:05AM
The sky look so good with the big cloud in the middle
Lois
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
3 Feb 2008 11:02AM
Thanks Lois,, glad you like it Smile

Fran x

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