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i have a small confession to make i put the wrong shot up last night it was in fact from wednesday night so here is one from tuesday to make up for it hope you like it
many many thanks for all the cc for a brush with colour even though it was not ment to be uploaded they are all so very very much appreciated have a great weekend Wink
put a v2 up just for a bit of weekend fun for digital-boi (graham) just to prove the ducks are ok we took them to meet the baby lambs last week Tongue

Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Apr 2012 - 7:59 PM
Focal Length:22mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.7
Shutter Speed:0.5sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
Title:the alchemist's dream
Username:andylea andylea
Uploaded:13 Apr 2012 - 7:12 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel, Low light
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Unique Views:125
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BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 7:18 PM

Beautiful capture!

gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 7:19 PM

Only the order was wrong the image is perfect. - gary

Growmore Plus Member 6Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 7:23 PM

Very very beautiful Andy. Gary

luckybry Plus Member 5luckybry vcard Scotland
13 Apr 2012 - 7:27 PM

very classy

moiral  5 Scotland
13 Apr 2012 - 7:36 PM

Just as beautiful as the other one Andy. Even a wee boat on the horizon here Grin. Moira

EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 7:39 PM

Stunningly beautiful.


Trev_B Plus Member 8142 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 7:45 PM

I saw the thumbnail and thought.... Andy Lea... A wonderful sky in this image mate.


13 Apr 2012 - 8:01 PM

Yes, one can definitely tell your images from the thumbnails - very distinctive and light captures one recognizes. Thanks for v2, it's like a slice of heaven to view - the peaceable kingdom......


mondmagu  574 forum posts Ireland
13 Apr 2012 - 8:06 PM

Immaculate lighting as usual Andy.Top notch.


RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 8:40 PM

Whilst both images are so attractive I do like the classic "andylea" shot at V 1.......you are the undoubted master of such photography.

NeilWigan Plus Member 5NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 8:44 PM

Base metal into gold Andy ,you do it so well.

annettep38 Plus Member 4209 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 9:07 PM

That is a winner. A turneresque sky reflected in a magic calm sea. Wonderful

Shellio  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 9:15 PM

V1 is perfect in every way from the wet sand to the swirly sky, the title is fantastic too.
V2 offers a wonderful Spring image, you couldn't have made more perfect with the lambs and ducks, a pretty picture of contentment Andy.

Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 9:23 PM

I've run out of superlatives for your sunsets - now I have to praise your captions! always very imaginative.
What a lovely surprise to see V2 - a lovely image with lovely shats of light.Grin

JanieB43  747 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 9:24 PM

Amazing !!!


pdcche  4 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2012 - 9:31 PM

Beautiful Andy and love the wispy clouds.. Peter

pluckyfilly Plus Member 9343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 9:36 PM

you come up trumps every time Andy - had a frustrating day myself, I am a rubbish photographer and yes I feel in the dumpsSad

Mynett  7142 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 10:33 PM

stunning image with such a pretty pallet. as for the lambs and ducks well it is a true sign of -Smilespring has sprung....

EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 11:21 PM

V1 is stunnung but I really like V2; one of the lambs looks like he may be considering a dip - or maybe he is just admiring the ducks.Wink

taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 2:56 AM

Great title! love the image!

CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 6:16 AM

V.1 is fantastic, as ever, Andy, but V.2 gets my vote this morning, such an enchanting image. Carol

CaroleS  5258 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 8:13 AM

V1 has a most beautiful skyGrin Carole

14 Apr 2012 - 8:36 AM

Beautifully captured shots, I like them both.


saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 9:26 AM

Twoo wonderful and great capture,Andy.very well done,

sawsengee  97 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 10:33 AM

superb image......beautiful light, colours & foreground textures Smile

raygregson Plus Member 7raygregson vcard United Kingdom
14 Apr 2012 - 10:44 AM

two stunners here andy,love them both,well captured indeed.ray

ChiliMan Plus Member 9135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 10:48 AM

V2 is such a sweet shot and the light is sooo lovely and rich, Andy.

NOW THEN...V1 is really exquisite. Not just the light and colour in the sky AND reflected in the sand and water...but also...those reddish clouds which seem to be spiralling up and outwards from the right! Marvellous...


14 Apr 2012 - 10:50 AM

V1 is another corker Andy and with the tanker on the horizon add so much scale .....v2 grrr after all i taught you about cloning however in fairness its a cracking good capture great light well spotted now get back to the cloning class agai!!

Happy weekend


Porthos  5 Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 11:50 AM

Very nice Andy. Really like the colours and sky in V1.....Derek

bill33 Plus Member 4bill33 vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 1:14 PM

Beautifully composed with superb detail and tones Andy, One for the wall. Bill.

hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 1:34 PM

Excellent shots

h4rsx  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 1:44 PM

Very nice indeed Andy, works well in portrait this one.

Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 2:28 PM

Wow, that is impressive, also like the reflections of the lambs
brilliant Andy

geffers7 Plus Member 538 forum postsgeffers7 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 2:50 PM

Great colours Andy - really like that dramatic cloud.

jujupops Plus Member 5jujupops vcard England
14 Apr 2012 - 3:27 PM

Wonderfully dramatic Andy, V2 is real cute Wink

BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 4:19 PM

So tranquil and pretty.


saltireblue Site Moderator 54991 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway29 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 4:45 PM

Your timing in v1 is impeccible, Andy. The tiny ridges of sand partially exposed is a great choice, giving a rippled effect.
Would never in a million years guessed that v2 is yours....I reckon the site has been hackedGrin
Nature seen at her glorious best, in both instances.


cleg  5 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2012 - 5:46 PM

Just two words.Sunning and superb

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 7:03 PM

Very special Andy - a stunning image!

14 Apr 2012 - 7:16 PM

A stunning composition.

LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 7:50 PM

'Brilliant!!' ~ Peter Smile

Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 560 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 8:39 PM

both outstanding shots, Andy m8. The second is so unusual and the first has sublime tones and light.

derekhansen Plus Member 6202 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 9:04 PM

The softness of the light and colour and the simplicity of the composition make this very special Andy.

Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 9:34 PM

And a photographers dream too Andy, such wonderful light and colours in v1. I think v2 should be uploaded in its own right, it is such a lovely and peaceful riverside scene with wonderful light, colours and reflections and of course the birds and beasts which enhance it still further

accipiter Plus Member 5accipiter vcard England58 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2012 - 6:49 AM

Vi is outstanding for both color and composition and v2 is a lovely peaceful rural idyll - worth a separate upload. Great images both. A

metro074 Plus Member 5metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2012 - 10:37 AM

Hi Andy. V1 has the wow factor and V2 has the awwww factor. A superb combonation of images.

Dors-pics  5 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2012 - 1:18 PM

I agree with accipiter,2 beautiful pictures.


WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2012 - 1:40 PM

Gorgeous sky, lots of wonderful detail, Andy, another classic sunset... then I looked at v2 - so different and another superb image. Well worth its own upload.


imagio  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2012 - 1:42 PM

Outstanding Andy..

Len1950 Plus Member 5Len1950 vcard England
15 Apr 2012 - 1:53 PM

V1 .....simply stunning, also like V2 because I just love wildlife.


Cor  6 Belgium
15 Apr 2012 - 4:34 PM

V2 on top for me 10, but 2 beautys *****

Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2012 - 6:02 PM

Good work with both of these Andy, good light in each
Regards Richard

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 7:27 AM

I adore V2 .... sorry I missed it when it went up

Techno  71189 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 10:38 AM

Glorious light in V1 and V2 is quite wonderful, spring is sprung the grass is..........Wink
Regards Mal

WesternRed Plus Member 4WesternRed vcard Australia
7 May 2012 - 9:22 AM

Both images are magic. Well done Andy. WesternRed.

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