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Evening at Talacre

By Goggz
Never been to this place before and had to wait an awfully long time for any sunlight to come through the thick cloud cover to the west, but eventually it did start to show through. Then I had to rush back home for a party, so I missed the actual sunset. Well, can't have everything.

This is the result, 1 sec, f8 @ 13mm with a 0.9ND Hard Grad, after a bit of Simon Palmer's Panacea for All IllsSmile

Hope it pleases you and I'm open to all sorts of comments, as long as they're constructive, or raise a laugh Wink

Not been around peoples pix today, but will try and catch up tomorrow.

CHeers, Goggz

Tags: Sunset Wales North wales Digitally manipulated Talacre Landscape and travel Goggz

Voters: graeme34, Mavis, scouseterrier and 89 more

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9 Sep 2007 1:34AM
Superb composition


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9 Sep 2007 1:39AM
and wot a beautiful shot it is.
Well done

Dee Smile
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
9 Sep 2007 1:40AM
hey Goggz you had everything here, this is just superb, excellent comp, light and ...and.. and ...

Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
9 Sep 2007 1:41AM
Well thank you both!
Is the little one keeping you up Dee?
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
9 Sep 2007 1:42AM
Poor you having to rush home in the middle of it all . Still a magnificent and moody shot . Nicely positioned Lighthouse. Love the light touching Lighthouse and shore .
Great tones and compostion!!!
csr 10 3 England
9 Sep 2007 2:24AM
Nicely presented great shot
proz 13 205 United States
9 Sep 2007 2:45AM
really great colors and tones in this shot!
windrider86 11 38
9 Sep 2007 3:16AM
I think your wait was well worth it!
9 Sep 2007 8:12AM
Your patience paid of big time Pete, this is full of mood and excellent colour, excellent choice of subject, well captured, Adrian
Tandberg 14 1.2k 2 England
9 Sep 2007 8:23AM
Like the mood pete.
Nice and dark and that works with shot mate..
Well done old boy..
Simon_Palmer 11 759 11 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2007 8:37AM
Your best pic to date by far. I like everything about this one, it is great Pete. I reckon ya tripod has a leg shorter than the others tho Wink Keep it up mate, brilliant stuff.

Blenkinsopp 12 320 4 England
9 Sep 2007 8:58AM
lovely composition and full of gentle warm colour
User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2007 9:00AM
excellent work

derekv 10 3 England
9 Sep 2007 9:00AM
Beautiful lighting, great composition. Love it !
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
9 Sep 2007 9:05AM
I knew, as soon as I posted it - the da*& tripod!! Wink

Quote:Poor you having to rush home in the middle of it all
It was doubly frustrating 'cos the car park got locked at 8pm, so I was walking back and seeing lots of lovely shots that I couldn't stop to take ...

Thanks everyone! Your time and comments are very much appreciated Smile
9 Sep 2007 9:16AM
Wonderful shot again. Love the sky.


bdettmer 11 1 United States
9 Sep 2007 9:23AM
Great shot. I like how the rocks lead your eye to the Lighthouse. Just a Great photo !
Wibbles 10 1 England
9 Sep 2007 9:41AM
Ooooh Goggz! Superb work... this is stunning! Very well done! Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1916 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2007 9:57AM
This is simply beautiful.
Slaterm 11 496 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2007 10:21AM
have an RC on me - looks good. Like the mood of the shot
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
9 Sep 2007 10:28AM
I like the composition and the available light, the perspective's a bit on the skew but hey! only a minor detail and hardly worth mentioning but you did ask. Smile
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
9 Sep 2007 10:42AM
Simon beat me to it mate about the tripod Wink ... great shot though, one of, if not your best for me. Great work.

Dotrob 12 Wales
9 Sep 2007 11:00AM
Great shot, super lighting and sky.
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
9 Sep 2007 11:35AM
Blimey! This is amazing! An RC!

Thanks very much everyone!
CHeers, Goggz
imagio 11 12 1 England
9 Sep 2007 11:40AM

ericfaragh 14 149 4 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2007 1:29PM
Lovely light and tones, well exposed.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
9 Sep 2007 2:07PM
Crackin' shot, Pete - - - stunning! Smile

Fran x
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
9 Sep 2007 3:33PM
Gobsmacked! Never had this many votes..

Thank you all very much indeed!!

Smile Goggz Smile
Lucy_Locket 10 35 England
9 Sep 2007 3:40PM
FANTASTIC shot Goggz...would look great on my wall! Wink

Lucy Smile
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
9 Sep 2007 5:07PM
Excellent comp Pete.
Well worth the wait.
Love the colours and mood.

LesF 11 182 9
9 Sep 2007 5:25PM
This is a cracking image Pete, thinks you should hang this one on the wall.

Les F
fossilized 13 79 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2007 5:49PM
Lovely tones and nice lead in..... works really well.
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
9 Sep 2007 6:03PM
Thanks all! Think I might print this one out then, with that vote of confidence Smile

Cheers, Goggz
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2007 6:48PM
Excellent composition and a superb motif. Like this old lighthouse very much, though it seems to be a little wobbly already. Smile The light is lovely and the sky excellent.
terry_cavner 13 332 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2007 7:42PM
WOW Goggz....Now this I like a lot !!!
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2007 7:55PM
superb!!!! the light and sky are awesome
angej 13 479 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2007 8:41PM
some great subtle light going on hereSmile
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
9 Sep 2007 9:13PM
Johanna, this does actually lean away from the prevailing winds and tides. I guess it's about 5-10 degrees from the vertical, but the shot was taken from the opposite side with a w/a lens, so the lean you see is lens induced. One day it will probably fall over.

Thanks very much everyone who's commented and voted - can't believe this Smile

{pinch, pinch}

CHeers, Goggz
proberts 14 218 4 Wales
9 Sep 2007 10:17PM
Good shot Goggz.Was at this location a few weeks ago and couldnt believe how much the lighthouse leans to the side,and the fact its plonked right in the middle of the beach.
stevemelvin 12 675 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2007 11:02PM
It's the beautifully warm tones combined with the uncluttered composition that makes this work for me. Very nicely done.

Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
10 Sep 2007 12:17AM
Thanks, Andrew & Steve!
10 Sep 2007 12:32AM
Hi, I love the colours and composition in this.The lighting in spot on and the presentation is excellent. click!!
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
10 Sep 2007 7:48AM
Thanks Keith, and everyone whose voted!
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2007 5:15PM
This is one of your best Goggz..just in my humble opinion! Love the colour and lighting and so full of atmosphere. I would put this on my wall.I love it.
Anthony 16 5.6k 17 Scotland
10 Sep 2007 5:54PM
hey, a lighthouse I've not seen before, cool. I'll have to pop down and have a look one day, lol.

Leaning lighthouse and wonky horizone aside, this is a cracker of a shot Goggz, its wonderful.

Very nice work.

Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
10 Sep 2007 6:25PM

Quote:wonky horizone
Hey! Smile Didn't know you spoke Italian Anthony! Wink
Thanks mate!

Thanks Dianah for your humble opinion it means a great deal to me Smile

I was hoping to put a copy on my wall, but me and the 1400 printer ain't on speaking terms at the moment... I think it's because I put some rubbishy paper in so it threw a hissy fit Sad

Thanks everyone for your time and wonderful comments!
rangerpaul 11 19 7 England
10 Sep 2007 7:06PM
Not seen so much atmosphere in a shot for a while. You've made great use of the light and the comp looks superb.
A quite stunning shot.
Ian_Sweet 12 92 1 England
10 Sep 2007 7:25PM
This is by far the best shot in your PF mate, stunning!!!, very well done.

Best Regards

Mustavacanon 12 79 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2007 7:35PM
Well done Goggz,You`re doing very well with the votes on this one,great shot.This place has got to be worth a second visit but next time try taking the shot with a Canon camera.
Regards Andy
PS. See you on Sat
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
10 Sep 2007 7:56PM
Well, I ran outta Velvia about 20 minutes beforehand Andy, so the Canon was hanging around my neck whilst this was going on...

So I have a foot in both camps mate!! Smile

CYA Friday?? Deffo Saturday - hope we have good weather!

Thank you everyone for your kind comments and votes! This is by far the most popular shot in my pf (so far)....
Chriscj 12 96 1 England
10 Sep 2007 8:52PM
Beautifully composed Pete lovely light too. I won't mention the horizon Wink

Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
10 Sep 2007 9:15PM
Thanks Chris! Appreciate your time Smile
Thanks for not mentioning the horizon either.... Wink
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2007 10:50PM
what horizon?? lol

love the colours in this Smile

Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
10 Sep 2007 11:50PM
Thanks Jo
If Victor can get away with it then so should I... Smile

Luv Goggz xx
Glynn 12 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2007 7:10AM
Now thats a cracker my friend.
11 Sep 2007 9:52AM
Wonderful shot Smile
svatos 10 Czech Republic
11 Sep 2007 11:19AM
Wow, superb scenery and shot, LS
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
11 Sep 2007 5:33PM
Thank you very much Glynn, Ladislav & Lorraine Smile
User_Removed 10 485 13 England
12 Sep 2007 8:16PM
super shot
rmr 10 1 Wales
12 Sep 2007 8:44PM
superb ,well done
deio 11 21
12 Sep 2007 8:45PM
Well goggz, this is a superb shot it really is. You have managed to capture this great landscape along with the brilliant sky. Well done.
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
13 Sep 2007 12:47AM
Thanks very much David & Mark Smile

Tref! Hope all is well with you. Thanks very much indeed!

I really appreciate everyone's kind words.
Cheers, Goggz
14 Sep 2007 12:04AM
Had a peek before, then the B & W version but came back here again...! Prefer this version personally Pete, like the colour on the stones/blocks leading up to the lighthouse, but the whole thing is a "on the wall" shot for me. So I'll put me mark on this one..!
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
14 Sep 2007 7:46AM
Cheers, Kev! Appreciate your comments mate!
tripodted 12 32 1 Northern Ireland
14 Sep 2007 9:11PM
Good shot. I like the sky and also the way you exposed the imaghe gives it a good moody feel. Thanks for your kind words about my portfolio.
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
17 Sep 2007 10:21PM
A beauty of a shot...
carlton 13 2 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2007 3:02PM
what a cracking shot with plenty of atmosphere yours carlton thanks for your vote
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
28 Sep 2007 9:46PM
Thanks fella's!
jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2007 6:20PM
Spoiled for choice here. I like the colour and the mono versions..

Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
30 Sep 2007 10:26PM
Ta Chook Smile
Nettles 10 England
14 Jan 2008 5:30PM
Superb image, love the lead in to the lighthouse.
Thanks so much for your comments on my PF, only just seen it, very kind and generous.
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
14 Feb 2008 8:19PM
Ta Anette Smile

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