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Fantastic image - great work !


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olbell 9 47 1 England
9 May 2010 6:52PM
Excellent shot. Love the colours remaining in the sky!

Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
9 May 2010 6:52PM
Thanks Chris & Ollie.

I'm getting a lot of unique views, if theres a problem I've missed could you let me know what it is please.
soulofharmony 6 22 1 Norfolk Island
9 May 2010 6:53PM
amazing... truly beautiful work !

Nikki !
maryg 8 66 18 Scotland
9 May 2010 7:02PM
Wonderful image , great detail and texture in the fg and fab light /tones
9 May 2010 7:10PM
Lovely shot great colours and tones .Rob
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
9 May 2010 7:13PM
Some nice elements in this Nick, particularly the light catching the ridges in the fg rocks. The number of lights flaring across the Mersey are quite intrusive though and fight for competition - especially that really big one - possibly even winning over the lighthouse.

Might be a reason for the passing traffic ... but unless people say then you won't know I suppose ... a common problem of mine to Sad

Still gets my vote though,
Melanie_M 11 168 9 United Kingdom
9 May 2010 7:13PM
For any of those who might have doubts, go look large to see the magic.
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
9 May 2010 7:15PM
Like your composition Nick and the colours and lights are great.
Good foreground details too.
Well worth the tricky walk out.
Regards Richard
9 May 2010 7:21PM
great shot. like the lights in the background. Smile
Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
9 May 2010 7:23PM
Thanks everyone, and a big thanks Paul, I really appreciate it - I nearly took out most of the large flare - and will do so for the print (I'm awaiting on some more ink). I'm not 100% convinced with the prime is mightily sharp, but as its quite an old design it does suffer from flare quite a bit - here most of it helps - but not all.

EDIT : Thanks Melanie for the award really appreciated.
LesF 10 182 9
9 May 2010 7:28PM
You do stay up late to get your shots of late Nick but it proves to be worth it, as said cracking light on those rocks as for the flare doesn't worry to much but I know you will do whatever for the print

rockfish 6 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2010 8:12PM
Superb image - great colour and comp. Those fg rocks are fabulous.
TonyFrith 9 3 6 United Kingdom
9 May 2010 8:13PM
Stunning colours like the lights on the right
Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
9 May 2010 8:16PM
Thanks everyone. As Les mentioned I've consciously started to stay longer before heading home (or back to the hotel).

What amazes me is the colours that are still in the sky often invisible to the naked eye - this was at 9:30 a few weeks back when sunset was at 8PM.
old timer 12 55 1 Scotland
9 May 2010 8:34PM
mcgannc 7 389 3 England
9 May 2010 8:37PM
I actually think the flare adds to the shot, and the strips of light on the fg rocks is lovely. Cracking image, and well worth staying out for!

dathersmith 9 550 12 England
9 May 2010 8:50PM
Looks good to me Nick and I quite like the flare.

9 May 2010 8:56PM
Excellent shot but would prefer it without the big flare. That said, this image easily gets my click.


9 May 2010 9:28PM
That's a very special shot Nick and I've gotta agree that sparkle adds another dimension to the shot
michaelcombe 7 46 2 United Kingdom
9 May 2010 9:32PM
Really like this shot Nick, and also like the fact that you didn't pack up just after the sun dissapeared!

Great comp and pin sharp.

andy_AHG 7 106 6 United Kingdom
9 May 2010 9:54PM
A really superb image Nick. The reflected light on the wet rocks makes the image for me.

watters66 13 75 Scotland
9 May 2010 10:44PM
Exceptional photo, love it.
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
9 May 2010 10:48PM
I agree - some would avoid the lights but I think they enhance the image.

Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
9 May 2010 11:24PM
Fab' night shot Nick, beautiful light - think the starburst is quite effective! I like the light catching the fg rocks!

TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
10 May 2010 11:15AM
A super composition and stunning quality image, Nick, love the colours - and the starburst effect.
TrevB Smile
DiegoDesigns 10 117 6 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 9:16AM
'Navigating the rocks in pitch black was a "challenge".' but well worth it for such a great result... Dave
11 May 2010 5:49PM
That light is amazing.

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