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By CaroleA
Hi everyone and sorry I haven't been visiting your PFs lately. I've been away for a few days and am only just catching up with you all.

In the meantime, I uploaded my holiday photos and came across this one. It has got to be the quickest snap I've ever taken, and one which seemed to have the least potential, but when I saw it on-screen I kind of liked the overall effect: what do you think?

I took it hurriedly through a very rain-spattered and greasy ferry window in the middle of the most awful weather (there was no way I was going outside to take this!) just as we left Guernsey harbour on the way back from St Malo. I haven't done anything with it except frame it - you can probably see the rain spots on the window. I took a shot of a remarkably similar-looking lighthouse just as we left Jersey harbour (well it was a very long and convoluted return sailing) but somehow it wasn't as evocative as this one.

Comments and critique welcome, and don't worry: like I said it was just a snap. It's not as if I slaved for hours over the composition! Also I've had to fiddle around to be able to upload it so I'm not sure what it will look like on-screen!

Tags: Rain Lighthouse Storm Guernsey Dull Landscape and travel

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sparklep 15 146 1
1 Jun 2007 10:57PM
I really like it. Its good to have photo's on bad weather days because it gives everything a different perspective.

I love the way you have framed this as well. Good photo.
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
1 Jun 2007 11:07PM
Well, it looks like you spent some time-- It is just your natural eye, seeing the composition-- I too like this image-- and the frame suits-

Hope you had a good time!

Take-a-View 18 293 5 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2007 11:17PM
A very simple but effective shot.
Hop-A-Long 15 52 1 England
1 Jun 2007 11:21PM
I like this one. It looks to me as if there is a heavy fog rolling in off the sea. Nice shot.
BlueRoom 16 73 20 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2007 11:43PM
I think this is extremely effective, particularly in the way you have presented it here.

chrissd 17 304 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 4:30AM
composition is spot on, this has impact
jenquest 20 561 1 Tokelau
2 Jun 2007 7:43AM
For awful weather, it has a very calming effect.
Phoebecat 16 1 Italy
2 Jun 2007 8:34AM
My kind of shot!!!! Beautiful, just beautiful. You also enhanced it wonderfully with you framing

Hope this one goes far, it sure deserves it

MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
2 Jun 2007 8:46AM
Looks gr8 on screen - well 'snapped'!! Smile


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Grim1 15 49 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 9:20AM
Patent that greasy window and a Photoshop plug-in! Great atmosphere - can almost feel the dampness....Cori
User_Removed 16 16 England
2 Jun 2007 7:09PM
Captured the conditions perfectly and nicely presented.
Glynn 16 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 8:10PM
Very atmospheric Carole - like it.

kevski 16 14 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 10:48PM
Beautifully presented,really like that,very moody.
macdaniel 16 16 3 Netherlands
3 Jun 2007 8:41AM
Carole, like this one, great light of the "breaking-through quality" and the lighthouse very well placed in the composition - not sure about the black of epz?
CaroleA 16 10 3 England
3 Jun 2007 9:34AM
Thanks everyone for your kind comments on a photo that surprised me - and guess what? I've found another that I thought was one of those you take then delete when you look at it on screen. Might upload that later - just to prove that sometimes, it's got nothing to do with skill, equipment and technology, but pure luck!

Anyway: thanks in particular to Alfred: I've changed the background because I think you might be right. White was wrong, and haven't tried the blue yet, but here's the grey version. Very appropriate colour, no?
5 Jun 2007 12:20AM
A simple but stunning shot Carole - great presentation as well

annefromleo 17 11 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2007 6:41AM
this really works Carole, can see it as a grainy greetings card or on canvas, what thinkest thou?
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
6 Jun 2007 10:51PM
very it
Buffalo_Tom Plus
16 2.3k 29 Wales
24 Jun 2007 5:55PM
This is so atmospheric.A little more than a snap I feel.Beautiful.
redstag 17 100 15 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2007 7:22PM
Wonderful image very delicate.
MickS 17 23 14 England
24 Jun 2007 9:10PM
Watcha Carole,
excellent shot and certainly worth the RC.
Bronnie666 16 42 England
29 Jul 2007 5:09PM
This is a great shot, and so well presented.

chris_taylor Junior Member 17 161 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2007 4:11PM
Simple and effective image.......I like it.
carlton 17 2 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2007 2:54PM
thank you for your comments and thank you for spending some time on the island yours carlton

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