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Smoke on the Water

By jules41
-7C at 6am and boy was it freezing.
Went down to Llangorse Lake early morning with Andrew(proberts),the mist was really thick at one point and thought i may not get a shot of the sunrise colours seeping thru.
Finally it lifted a little, and was well worth the pain in my fingers and toes when they started to come back to life from the cold :o}
Many thanks for all your views and comments.

Tags: Water Boat Transport Lake Mist Llangorse Landscape and travel

Voters: Yogendra, eos3, jan 1 and 109 more

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dave thelens 14 936 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 9:24AM
dada dada dada da ... couldn't resist.

Stunning shot


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gwyn h 14 432
3 Nov 2006 9:26AM
Absolutely superb Julie, your composition is immaculate as is your capture of the mist and the atmosphere of the morning.

All that pain and suffering well worthwhile ;o)

Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
3 Nov 2006 9:28AM
good to know you have gone through all the pain..;o)
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
3 Nov 2006 9:28AM
Well worth it.he composition is spot on and the subtle colours are magnificant.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
3 Nov 2006 9:33AM
Moody with the mist

TerryBaxter 12 11
3 Nov 2006 9:33AM
Goodness me; this is exquisite.
3 Nov 2006 9:34AM
Has this been in a photography mag before? If not it should be! Reading your description I have to admire the effort made to get the shot, but I think everyone will agree it's been more than worth it, I can't find any fault with this shot at all.
John_Horner 12 12 2 England
3 Nov 2006 9:34AM
An excellent composition and very lovely tones and colours.
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 9:34AM
Thanks Dave,just love the song
Thanks Gwyn,it's really gorgeous down there first thing:o)
Thanks,it was even better seeing Andrew with his hands in that freezing water...he screamed all the way home from the pain in his fingers...whooosy ;O)
Thanks Danbrann

appreciate all your views too everyone
exposure Plus
13 5.7k England
3 Nov 2006 9:36AM
A beautiful atmopheric image lovely tones light and composition.
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 9:36AM
Thanks Peter
Thanks Terry
Thankyou Tony,hav'nt had any of my work in a mag so far but was so chuffed to be in the EPZ book:o)
Thanks John
Thanks Pauline
rhiw_com 11 24
3 Nov 2006 9:37AM
An amazing image, that mist is haunting to say the least. Quality photography.

Rg Tony
PeterLondon 13 366
3 Nov 2006 9:37AM
Pure quality ... great lighting and wonderful composition. Not sure how much post production you did but the smoothness of the water and the saturation and sharpness of the boat really make this leap off the screen.
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 9:43AM
Thanks Tony,appreciate your lovely comment.
Thankyou Peter,i did'nt really do alot to this as th light was really good at the time of taking it,apart from doing the usual ie:sharpening,warming filter added,and a little contrast.Oh and flipped the photo over too.
threw many in the recycle bin too tho

Westers 13 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
3 Nov 2006 9:47AM
Very classy stuff.
Tandberg 14 1.2k 2 England
3 Nov 2006 9:51AM
Just beautifull

Mike Gray 13 382 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 9:56AM
Simply love it.

Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
3 Nov 2006 10:02AM
back with a bang.
what can I say
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 10:04AM
Thanks Ian,Dave,Mike and Cole.
and thanks Pete for the HC,really chuffed with that.
MikeA 13 1.3k England
3 Nov 2006 10:25AM
Beautiful composition and colours, typing this with frozen fingers after an early start.

deegee 13 181 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 10:43AM
That real mist looks rubbish compared with the photoshop stuff...

Not really Wink This is a beauty in every way, Superb!
angej 13 479 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 10:45AM
Lovely composed shot JulesSmile
debster 13 693 3 England
3 Nov 2006 10:48AM
Very happy to be the one to give you an RC for this - absolutely stunning and a very well deserved HC.

maroondah 14 239 1 Australia
3 Nov 2006 11:05AM
Visited the area this morning and found Andrew and Steve already in position. Andrew mentioned that the mist was better yesterday and this image shows how right he was. This is just superb and worth getting a little cold for. Quality always shows through.

mcsimeyb 13 100
3 Nov 2006 11:33AM
This is a wonderfully atmospheric shot
lloydee 13 247
3 Nov 2006 11:54AM
awesome shot!

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
3 Nov 2006 12:17PM
Beautiful image.Love the tones and well composed.Keep expecting Gillan to rise out of the mist with the title like that.
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 12:24PM
really beautiful Julie and a well deserved HC,
tull 14 181 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 12:24PM
fire in the sky! Hi ya Julie I do hope you are well.
This is truly beautiful and deserves the HC congratulations.
Have a great weekend.

alyismad 12 9 Wales
3 Nov 2006 1:04PM
love it.

jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 1:19PM
Thanks everyone really appreciate your comments :o)
Gerry...i'm surprised you did'nt end up in the water..Andrew gets quite protective over 'his patch' you you got some great shots tho.
Tom(Toffee),if he had.... the camera would've been off that boat i can tell of my fave Bands.:o)
Mark(Tull)tis lovely to hear from you and hope your doing ok my friend.

Thanx all
martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 1:36PM
That's a bit good! Super control over the exposure with the mist drifting across. Good composition too!

scott_jessuk 12 249 1 Scotland
3 Nov 2006 1:53PM
Breathtaking image, well worth being a little bit chilly.

NevP 12 853 13 Canada
3 Nov 2006 1:57PM
Lovely smooth tones, very well deserved HC. Smile
hotchef23 11 134 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 2:06PM
stunner mysterious
well done
JouŠo 13 56 Finland
3 Nov 2006 2:46PM
hey, Jules.........

So good to see you back........

Mysterious shot.......

Congrats on well deserved HC...

Maddie 12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 3:17PM
lovely Jules, well done
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 3:38PM
Thanx all really appreciate your lovely comments
Phil_Morgan 11 182 1 Wales
3 Nov 2006 4:04PM
Fantastic shot Julie, congrats on the HC. Gutted to be on early shift this week. Thanks for mentioning flipping this, as I have been going bonkers trying to figure where it was taken from. Lol! Thought about going there in the morning before overtime shift, not so sure now with the amount of uploads this week!!

riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
3 Nov 2006 4:17PM
very well deserved HC, subtle blends and exposure, excellently controlled image
VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 4:49PM
Hi Julie - congrats on the HC. Definitely one for the wall and well worth all the pain and suffering to get it. Cracking image. Nick
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
3 Nov 2006 4:50PM
beautiful tone to the scene and the light is excellent, a lovely clean shot, well done on the awards.
POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 5:13PM
Just perfect, no rock throwers please, the waters beautiful.

jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 6:40PM
Thanks Phil..go know you want
Thanks Nicholas
Thanks Nick
Thanks Kin
Thanks Pooch :o)
appreciate all your lovely comments
Rob_Taylor 14 661 5 Wales
3 Nov 2006 7:10PM
Superb shot Julie, well worth the HC.
Like Phil, I've been trying to figure out where it was taken from ....then read you flipped it in PS!!

eos3 13 41 Wales
3 Nov 2006 7:19PM
WOW Julie, what a stunner it's absolutley superb in every way. Good to see you back.

PatriciaWilson 14 615 58 Greece
3 Nov 2006 7:42PM
Beautiful image, Julie, Gallery quality. Stunning!
redstag 12 100 15 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 8:22PM
With my surname (Blackmore) I have to click a shot with this title!
I would any way, it is a superb shot, great detail and perfect exposure. Congrats on the awards.
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 9:55PM
Thanks Rob,Phil,Patricia and John for your lovely comments
chrisrudland 14 156 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2006 1:48PM
Apart from really liking this picture I think the colours you have captured here make this a superb selling point.

Can you imagine how many people could blend such a subtle pastel coloured picture into there living rooms, many I reckon Julie.

jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2006 3:52PM
Thanks Chris,really hope so :o)
appreciate your lovely comment
5 Nov 2006 7:59PM
Wow! Julie, you didn't say you went there too, what a lovely photo, much better than those rubbish shots I saw in Andrew's folder on the PC today ;o)
Congratulations on the HC too, glad to make my vote No 80.
Great work.
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2006 8:12PM
Thanks Geoff..what a way to spend a few days off from work,hey lets hope he do'snt read this eh,ha ha.anyhow,he'll be back down the river mating with that old bird now :oD
Chriscj 12 96 1 England
5 Nov 2006 8:59PM
Awesome shot, well done on the HC too.

rosie42 13 7 Australia
6 Nov 2006 3:46AM
Lovely capture; well done ...

Susie :o)
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2006 5:15AM
Thanks Chris and Susie
adamburton 14 627 11 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2006 9:28AM
superb jules. and well done on the hc.

jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2006 10:55AM
Thanks Adam,appreciate your lovely comment
glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
7 Dec 2006 11:11PM
Brilliant shot, the setting and mood are perfect, congrats on the HC, well deserved! Spot on! Click!!!

jan 1 14 12 Netherlands
8 Dec 2006 9:15PM
Hello Julie.
Beautiful and great composed picture with nice colours in it. Well done.
Hope you are rather well by now.
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2006 9:18PM
Thanks Greg

Thanks Jan,getting there slowly,not so much pain today :o}
lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2006 10:12PM
Worth the HC.
KingArthur 11 8 Malta
30 Jan 2007 11:55PM
Impressively stunning Julie ... exquisite shot!

User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
7 May 2007 10:15AM
A beautiful work of art.
ian walker 13 716 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2007 4:43PM
rubbish title....excellent picture though.

spot on.
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2007 4:48PM
haha yes your right there Ian.
thanks for all your comments
AEasthope67 12 46 England
4 Mar 2008 4:20PM
what an amazing image - well done on HC certificate. not suprised really. Would love to capture something like this. Andy Smile
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2009 8:08PM
Thanx Andy
Animalsmagic 8 2 1 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2010 10:27PM
Wonderful quality, well worth frostbite for, great tones and composition
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2010 12:13AM
Thanks for your lovely comment Mark.
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2010 9:56PM
Thanks Edward
Wide-eyed 13 1 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 9:55PM
Such an exciting picture from such a peaceful subject.

Cheers, Graham
29 Sep 2011 11:47AM
Wow this is wonderful. You have an amaizing Gallery

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