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By martinl  
Out this morning, and got some awful grey skies all morning. Should have gone out yesterday afternoon!!

Anyway forced me to look for different things to have a pop at. Ended up at Derwent Dam, where the dam was overflowing over the wall, making this a super backdrop to this vivid red lifesaver, which was begging to be shot. I suppose lifesaver could also refer to the fact that it saved me having a fruitless morning!!

See what you think.

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No grads (there's a first, almost!!)

Tags: Peak district General Grey Derbyshire Lifesaver Derwent dam Dull Landscape and travel

Voters: MalcolmS, Maddie, sut68 and 20 more

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martin.w Plus
18 602 24 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2007 8:40PM
Stopped in bed this morning, after my long walk yesterday! Works for me, well rescued from a dull morning Smile
ewanrayment 16 718 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2007 8:40PM
Martin, this is a great shot. I was there a few weeks ago, shooting the same lifesaver - but you've done a far better job - keeping the fence in really makes it.

Nice one.
chris-p Plus
15 72 England
4 Mar 2007 8:49PM
A 'splash' of colour on a dull well
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
4 Mar 2007 8:52PM
Works for me too Martin, in fact the only gripe is that the fence isn't parallel to the dam ... I would advise you write a letter to the owners to complain ;-D
IanFlindt 16 740 21 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2007 8:55PM
There's a wonderful symbiosis (I can't believe I just typed that....pretentious, moi?) between the threatening wall of water and the lifesaver. An inspired image, Martin, that just goes to show that conditions can be exploited, however dull they may be.
JonR 13 26
4 Mar 2007 9:17PM
Fantastic shot.
dazzaman 14 631 England
4 Mar 2007 9:24PM
well spotted martin,and well done for not giving up.

very nice

MikeH 15 217 4 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2007 10:00PM
Deja Vu, did this myself last year, like this ,
martinl 17 269 2 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2007 10:16PM
Thanks for looking folks, appreciated.

Paul, the letter's in the post!! Seriously, the dam wall is at an angle to the fence!

Ian.... symbiosis!!!! It's the Gifted & Tortured all over again!!

e_moon 13 2
5 Mar 2007 7:31AM
Good shot
PatrickSmith 15 1.2k 2 United States
5 Mar 2007 6:13PM
Yes, the life save did save the day. I would love to see a closer view of just the cascades. Too bad the fence is there to stop all law-abiding photographers.

Chriscj 14 96 1 England
8 Mar 2007 5:04PM
Also works for me Martin, lovely splash of colour.


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