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The Camera Never Lies?

By MrsS    

The Boss & I decided to head out to see the Gormleys last night at sunset, and wandered up to the swimming baths end and the outlet pipe (don't ask what it lets out!) Wink

As per usual, being somewhat braver than I, MrS marched straight down the pipe, clambering over the supports (and doing his knees no good at the same time), so I took myself to the water's edge, having seen the light catching the notice at the end of aforementioned pipe.

Anyway, back to cameras wot tell fibs!

Although this may look like a mill pond, I can assure you the waves were heading towards me at at least 4,000 miles an hour, and from standing on a bit of sand (albeit a rather gloopy bit) when I pressed the shutter for this 2 and a half minute exposure, by the time I released said shutter, the water was threatening to fill my wellies (yet again) and in classic Monty Python terminology I determined it was time to "RUN AWAY!!!!" Smile

Hope you like - thanks for stopping by Smile

2mins 33 secs @ f16 ISO50 Lee Big Stopper + Lee .75 Hard grad

LARGE might just be allow you to hunt for Gormleys a bit more easily! Wink

Fran x

BTW - if you have any Juniors in your family, or know of any, please let them know about our FABULOUS competition - link here

Tags: Sunset Lee General Architecture Big stopper Crosby Another place Landscape and travel Not a gormley in sight Squarescapeİ Outlet pipe

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BillyGoatGruff 11 191 199 England
28 Mar 2010 3:28PM
Stunning, stunning, STUNNING!!!


I'm going off to cry now...


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bfgstew 11 668 105 England
28 Mar 2010 3:33PM
Simply stunning Fran and if this doesn't get in the HC list at least there is no justice, so to make a start have my UA........very well deserved.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
28 Mar 2010 3:38PM
Love the comp' love the blues, love the crop - superb work Fran!

Sarah *
Pelican_Art 8 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2010 3:41PM
Me thinks the camera is a bad, bad liar and that this here picture looks more tranqil and calm than you describe. Lovely shot
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
28 Mar 2010 3:46PM
Thanks Bill, Stewart, Sarah* & Lissa Smile

LOL, Bill - now you know how I feel when I look at the Boss's stuff! Wink

GOSH, Stewart, THANKS! Really appreciate your UA - much appreciated Smile

Cheers All
Fran x
LesF 11 182 9
28 Mar 2010 3:49PM
Me thinks your having great fun with your big stopper, love the write up Fran but sorry the image is even better, a cracking 2 min 33 sec work

Jouİo 14 56 Finland
28 Mar 2010 3:51PM
your very best so far, Fran!!

Do I need to say more??

derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2010 3:51PM
The light at the horizon balances the darker sea and sky really well. The movement in the cloud the glassy water and the dark blue all work together to produce a beautiful image Fran.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
28 Mar 2010 3:51PM
Got us both dashing out at every opportunity, MrF - having a ball! Smile

Thanks Hon
Fran x
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
28 Mar 2010 3:52PM
Gosh, Apologies, Jouko & Derek - must've been typing at the same time as you both Smile

Thanks ever so much for you kind comments, Gents Smile

Fran x
martin.w 16 522 22 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2010 4:07PM
4000 mph winds eh, good job that sand was gloopy. Cracking shot Fran Wink
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
28 Mar 2010 4:10PM
Thanks MrW - poetic licence Wink

Fran x
28 Mar 2010 4:16PM
this is as good as the other two
can i ask was there a bus trip on to this location ??
nice capture brilliant colours Ian
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
28 Mar 2010 4:21PM
LOL Ian!

I was there with my "Other Half" sut68, and Ian (Newy17) lives in Crosby, so no coach trip, though sometimes looking on EPZ you can be forgiven for thinking there had been! Wink

Fran x
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
28 Mar 2010 4:21PM
FABULOUS, Fran, has to be amongst your very best images. Carol
newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2010 4:38PM
Beautifully composed and captured Fran,
I've been looking at your work recently and your giving Paul a run for his money lol,
Been very impressed with your improvement over the past 4-5 months.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
28 Mar 2010 4:47PM
Thanks Carol & Ian Smile

Glad you think so, Ian Smile

Fran x
Stunning capture! I love the lighting from the setting sun. The square format does this image justice. Well seen and executed.
michaelcombe 8 46 2 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2010 6:04PM
Sheer excellence, great exposure and a nice bit of Sunday Squareness to boot.

Silverzone 10 2 England
28 Mar 2010 6:06PM
A true blue capture. Well worth the trouble. Sylvia
28 Mar 2010 6:13PM
What glorious light and crisp detail Fran - worth the nearly wet wellies. I like the square crop (I'm drawn more and more to this myself - it must be the old 2ĵ square days coming back!)

richardwheel 12 217 2 England
28 Mar 2010 6:50PM
got a feeling it'll get a big fat badge this one Fran, cracker
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
28 Mar 2010 7:14PM
Thanks Ian, Michael, Sylvia, Mike and "TheW" Smile

Fran x
cdm36 14 391 7 England
28 Mar 2010 7:32PM
This is becoming a habit Wink
28 Mar 2010 7:33PM
Fabulous shot,
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
28 Mar 2010 7:38PM
Thanks Chris & John Smile

Smile Smile Chris, THANK YOU!! It's a habit I could quite get used to! Smile

Fran x
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
28 Mar 2010 8:08PM
A super image Fran...
DaveMead 8 23 14 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2010 8:09PM
No. 50!! Great shot Fran.
iancatch 11 4 45 England
28 Mar 2010 8:42PM
This filter works superbly - stunning.

DiegoDesigns 12 117 6 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2010 8:54PM
A super result and well worth all your efforts... Dave
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
28 Mar 2010 8:57PM
Thansk MrP, Dave, Ian & Dave Smile

THANKS EVER SO, too, Rich - for your UA, certainly wasn't expecting that! Grin

Fran x
cdm36 14 391 7 England
28 Mar 2010 8:58PM

Quote:Chris, THANK YOU!! It's a habit I could quite get used to!

Have to wait another week then, Wink
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
28 Mar 2010 9:10PM
AWWWWW! Do I have to? Wink

Better start looking for next Sunday's upload now, then! Wink

F x
martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2010 9:45PM
Straight into the shortlist!
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
28 Mar 2010 10:16PM
Thanks MrEEK Smile

Fran x
Emu72 9 7 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2010 10:24PM
Now that is a bit special! Wink
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2010 10:28PM

Quote:Straight into the shortlist!

Ditto! What a stunner, Fran. What an absolute, flippin', awe-inspiring stunner.
Phil_Morgan 11 182 1 Wales
28 Mar 2010 11:09PM
A belter Mrs TSA! Wink TSB is gonna get jealous at this rate! Wink
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
28 Mar 2010 11:32PM
Thanks Tim, Ian & Phil Smile

One for Franthena, then, Ian? Wink

LOL, Phil - just don't tell her! Tongue

Cheers, Gents
Fran x
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2010 11:36PM
wow, stunning, love all the shades of blue
Tandberg 15 1.2k 2 England
29 Mar 2010 8:26AM
Ticks my box fran
Got to get one of those lee stoppers

Well done hun,,oh and you let him go near those pipes we all know what a little slip can achieve

Oh S*it lol

User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2010 8:35AM
worth getting water in your wellies for, Fran.

I must go not been in ages

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
29 Mar 2010 2:48PM
Exceptional picture Fran.
49er 12 564
29 Mar 2010 3:44PM
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
29 Mar 2010 5:47PM
Thanks Bun, MrT, Di, Tom & Stew Smile

Better check the insurance documents before we go again, then, MrT Wink

Fran x
Dennis_Bromage 10 45 20 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2010 6:57PM
Really beautiful. I've just got an email saying my Big Stopper dispatched today Smile
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
29 Mar 2010 7:24PM
Have fun when it arrives, Den, and Thanks Smile

Fran x
User_Removed 11 11 11 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2010 7:45PM
Stunning image Fran!

Chris C
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2010 8:26PM

Quote:One for Franthena, then, Ian?

Absolutely, Fran. Stick it on the front page of the 2010 Franthena catalogue and the orders will come pouring in!
MandsH 11 England
29 Mar 2010 10:30PM
Stunning shot
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
29 Mar 2010 10:35PM
Thanks Chris & Mandy Smile

Just need a publisher now, Ian Wink

Fran x
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
29 Mar 2010 11:24PM
A stunning capture Fran. Filling your boots in more ways than one.
Sorry Fran I thought I had commented on this, I've lost the plot at the moment. You really do like this square style, it does suit the cool blues and nicely composed also. No sliding down mucky pipes for you.

petra16 12 169 Scotland
30 Mar 2010 8:17PM
Love the light me dear
John_Horner 12 12 2 England
30 Mar 2010 9:34PM
Bloody Marvellous.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
30 Mar 2010 9:37PM
Thanks Danny, Dougie & Petra Smile

THANKS too, John, for your award, really appreciated Smile

Fran x
IMAGESTAR 12 7 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2010 9:40AM
A beautiful landscape Fran well done .
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
31 Mar 2010 8:00PM
Thanks Brian Smile

Fran x
LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
1 Apr 2010 4:08PM
Nice in its simplicity. Looks like you're really enjoying that new filter. Hope you've got a little seat to while away the minutes in comfort Smile
DEK4 9 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2010 3:42PM

MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
12 Apr 2010 11:06AM
Thanks Leigh & Danny Smile

Think I might have to invest, Leigh Wink

Fran x

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