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Seaside Shuffle

By WhiteRose1  
Last of the seaside postcards today, from Maldon on the Essex Coast. Music and title courtesy of Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs.


(wanted the black background for v1 but it doesn't work so well for v2 and I can't seem to do different backgrounds on the same set, sorry)

Tags: Coast Essex Black and white Maldon Landscape and travel

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
6 Sep 2013 7:00AM
Three beauties Dave !! Looks like a busy harbour in V1. Love the cat too Smile

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
6 Sep 2013 7:11AM
Love V.3, Dave, one totally relaxed moggy Smile Carol
6 Sep 2013 7:13AM
Try putting a very thin white border around the B&W. Should help, it looks to be a good image. V3 is a beaut.

I know Maldon and V1 is a good representation of the town. Love the anchor and cat image is pleasing. Si.
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
6 Sep 2013 7:46AM
Great set Grin
moiral 6 12 Scotland
6 Sep 2013 7:54AM
Beautiful view in V1 with nice colour. Love that cat in V3. Moira
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 96 14 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 7:56AM
A great set Dave, Like V1 and V2, with V3 a typical cat, ours is the sameSmile

6 Sep 2013 8:07AM
A fine set of 'postcards', Dave - viewed whilst listening to that blast from the past - an excellent combination!
I was/am going to suggest a thin white border around V2 but see Alan's already made the same one!

Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 8:23AM
Three excellent images, V2 is my favourite.
V1 my favourite in this super set Dave,
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
6 Sep 2013 8:37AM
v2 now amended with white border.... thanks Alan & Richard.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 8:38AM
Has to be V1 for me, a lovely scene Dave
and the lat looking after the on
6 Sep 2013 8:39AM
I want to VOTE.............GrinGrinGrin
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 8:48AM
Smashing set. Love the cat.Smile

6 Sep 2013 8:53AM
Lovely set of pictures - but being a cat person v3 for me.
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 8:58AM
An excellent trio, Dave and as much as I love cats, V1 is my favourite, an excellent composition with the yellow boat perfectly positioned.

A lovely sweeping coastline in this V1 composition with nice colours. Well done Dave.
EileenH 3 1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 9:34AM
Three lovely captures Smile

ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 9:36AM
A great set well taken..

Good set of captures Dave like them all, they all have something going for them v2 been my fav
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
6 Sep 2013 10:02AM
Super timing for the light, wonderful colours and clarity, Dave. V2 is a cracker of a mono, and V3 wonderful compo. All the three images must share my humble UA. The mono is my fave among them.
charlotte 12 34 2 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 10:09AM
V2 for me Dave.

achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
6 Sep 2013 10:58AM

Quote:Try putting a very thin white border around the B&W. Should help, it looks to be a good image. V3 is a beaut.


V3 for me Dave and I would go a step further and add a 3px white border to the other two for separation, only my opinion.


Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 11:03AM
Three great postcards, each completely different in style.
The f/g yellow boat just makes V1.
Mono is perfect for V2 but V3 wins for composition.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
6 Sep 2013 11:08AM
Looks a lovely place. But have to go for V3. Cats can make themselves comfortable anywhere. I love it.
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
6 Sep 2013 11:40AM
Maldon special Dave, attractive Essex town Smile done justice.
6 Sep 2013 12:13PM
I think mono is ideal for v2.
6 Sep 2013 12:13PM
v1 is full of interest Dave love V2 great texture and V3 fine cat is that a life buoy in the centre of the pic TongueTongue

3 good uns

EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
6 Sep 2013 12:23PM
Such inviting scenes! I think I'm going with V1 but any of these would be a much appreciated PC!!

franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
6 Sep 2013 12:52PM
An interesting set with version 3 being my favourite Dave.

6 Sep 2013 12:53PM
Perfect Title Dave, and a smashing conclusion to the series.
Great to meet you both Yesterday by the way, what a lovely couple you are Smile

John Smile
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
6 Sep 2013 1:16PM

Quote:V1 my favourite in this super set Dave,

Love the cat as well
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
6 Sep 2013 1:38PM
A lovely set Dave. The cat knows where to get some rest.......Sandy
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
6 Sep 2013 1:38PM
It is the guard cat that brought a huge smile here--
6 Sep 2013 1:43PM
Good weather is outdoors ... so all want to feel relaxed ... When everything is strictly in a row, it's a bit annoying, isn't itWink
Regards Valery
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
6 Sep 2013 1:43PM
Nice set Dave Smile

6 Sep 2013 2:12PM
Wonderfully presented.
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
6 Sep 2013 2:26PM
What a super little set of images Dave. Very inviting.
6 Sep 2013 3:38PM
I love v2 Dave wonderfulSmileSmile
6 Sep 2013 3:50PM
Three excellent images, Dave. Difficult to choose between them, but V1 takes the trick by a whisker, a lovely scene, bright and colourful, and super composition.

TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
6 Sep 2013 4:14PM
A great set, V3 with the moggy! Wink
Trev Smile
DixClix 7 2 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 4:25PM
Excellent images all but I like the "picture postcard" effect of V1 best of all.
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 5:25PM
An interesting and so very well observed set of images linked together perfectly. For me the image which stands out amongst the threesome is that of image number two. Not only had it been very well observed and captured, but it has been very well composed, exposed and processed. The monochrome processing bringing out the finest detail hidden within the silty beds and rusting hulks, whilst at the same time the light plays a crucial and brilliant role in this great riverside production.

Regards Nathan.

P.S. It was great to meet up with you and your very good lady yesterday, and I hope that we can get together again.
Mike_Smith Plus
9 323 1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 6:28PM
Beautiful set, V1 there is a lot going on
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 6:37PM
I won't add to what the pontificators above have observed, only say that finding the right background for several images is very tough which is one of the reasons why I do my own faux mounts. I like all three images, V1 for its jolly summer postcard look, V2 for the moody monochromatic feel, and V3 (my favourite) for the laid back moggy.
6 Sep 2013 6:48PM
Hello friend, this is really an excellent seascape image, very well taken and wonderfully presented too.. The winner is the V1..

mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
6 Sep 2013 6:51PM
Splendid colours here Dave.
A very scenic coastal scene.
Good set.
6 Sep 2013 6:51PM
Wonderful diverse set of images, however the humour in the sleepy cat shot gets my preference.

netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
6 Sep 2013 7:02PM
This is a Brilliant set,Love the yellow boat in v1 and plenty more interest in the image,Well v3 is Fantastic and that how's our cat's ,they sleep anywhere.
I also like the monoSmileSmileSmile
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 10:30PM
Beautiful rich colours, perhaps make a suggestion to the moderators about different b/g's on the same set!
V1 is my choice but would be interested, is this straight from the camera or did you tweak the colour Dave? Or is your Canon to take the crest alongside the photographerWink of courseWink the Nikon does over expose I have to change the exp comp by 0.3 sometimes 0.7 but not often! The Panasonic I can't get the exp right and have to tweak on PS
Potra 3 Venezuela
7 Sep 2013 12:30AM
V2 is my favorite Dave, and then the cat's picture is wonderful!
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
7 Sep 2013 7:09AM
I like the cool cat in v3 and the textures in v2

A super seaside set.. All bringing something different.. Like the light,colour , comp in V1, the tones in V2 & although not a cat person, I really like V3!. The cat just adds to the whole image.purfect!
Michaela Wink
marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 11:08AM
Three super shots Dave, but v3 wins hands down matey.
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 11:45AM

Quote:I want to VOTE.............GrinGrinGrin
So do I .....
I dont have time to comment todayTongueWinkWink
7 Sep 2013 1:14PM
Dave, nice set........but v2 what an image for feel and tone.........jumped right out at me.

ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
7 Sep 2013 3:17PM
V1 is a wonderfully picturesque shot, Dave, but my favourite here is V3 Grin

Cats get comfy anywhere, don't they??

7 Sep 2013 3:42PM
A great set of images, all good for different reasons
carper123 Plus
4 927 8 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 9:54PM
Three wonderful images on a theme, loved v1 for the composition and loads of interest and detail, however, v3 for me, brilliant, as always great work, Dave.
your mate,
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
I have been sitting here looking a V1 for what feels like ages Dave, it is a familiar image to me and then it hit me.....John's daughter lives in Rayleigh, Essex and on a recent visit she took us to Maldon, a picturesque little spot on the coast and your image totally captures the beauty of it. Unfortunately neither John nor I had our cameras (totally unheard of)!!! I love the trio, but my firm favourite is V1 GrinGrinGrin

Was really great to meet you and Tess on Thursday, had a lovely day, hope to do it again sometime soon Grin
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
8 Sep 2013 8:18AM
Recognised Maldon straightaway ~ a fine set of image Dave.

bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2013 2:06PM
Cracking song Dave but even better shots V2 then 3 then V1 for me mate good work.
Love V1 - such an excellent shot, and I enjoyed the tune too!
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2013 4:47PM
Lovely set Dave - like them all but perhaps slight preference for v2
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
8 Sep 2013 10:17PM
Love the colours and compositions in v1 and v3
8 Sep 2013 10:54PM
V1 excellent shot Dave but love V3..Lin

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