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By dathersmith  
Another shot from my visit to Walney channel, lived around here all my life and never appreciated the photo opportunities amongst these boats. Will definately be making more visits in the future.

Thanks for all your recent comments and clicks.


Tags: Sunset Transport Boats Walney channel Landscape and travel Barrow in furness

Voters: sut68, Arty, Silverzone and 142 more

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Silverzone 10 2 England
29 May 2008 1:23PM
Lovely composition and tones. Sylvia

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Sezz 12 617 15 England
29 May 2008 1:27PM
Like the light catching the side of the boats, know what you mean about photo opportunities, I could loose many hours here! Well processed Darren.

Sarah *
29 May 2008 1:27PM
same here
AlleyCatz 11 274 6 England
29 May 2008 1:43PM
The large version is really worth a peek.

Really like the treatment.
Great comp.

User_Removed 10 172 1 United Kingdom
29 May 2008 1:54PM
Awesome image, great comp and use of the light

JohnParminter 10 1.3k 14 England
29 May 2008 2:16PM
Equally as good if not better than your previous, i'll make a trip down there myself if I'm stuck for something to do while the wife shops.
Is it north or south of the bridge Darren or are there boats up and down that whole stretch?
I reckon the lighthouse area is a good location as well.
Just one small crit, the boats seem a touch soft focus though it isn't a partcular problem, probably a result of the processing?
JohnParminter 10 1.3k 14 England
29 May 2008 2:20PM
I've decided it's your best yet and my favourite.
29 May 2008 2:24PM
Brilliant light, colours and wonderful sky.
Hugeknot 12 1.2k 2 Iceland
29 May 2008 2:25PM
Superb colours and detail!
DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
29 May 2008 2:45PM
Superb colours and composition. Even a great deal of detail in the bricks and things in the mud. 10/10. Smile Smile

dathersmith 10 557 12 England
29 May 2008 3:28PM
Thanks for the kind words everyone.

John, this is North of the bridge at Bigger Village. There's only a few boats there but they all seem interesting. I'm aware there are also similar scenes South of the bridge but haven't ventured there yet. As for the lighthouse, I went down there for a sunset but the warden wouldn't let me on due to the nesting birds. One for the winter I guess.

dathersmith 10 557 12 England
29 May 2008 3:31PM
PS. If you look at yesterdays upload you can see these two boats in the background catching the light.
Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
29 May 2008 4:49PM
Lovely treatment and composition. Excellent stuff.
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1943 United Kingdom
29 May 2008 5:09PM
Love the colours, the light and composition, Darren, some lovely detail in large version.
StevenPrice 12 30 2 England
29 May 2008 5:51PM
stunning work
JouŠo 13 56 Finland
29 May 2008 6:16PM
gorgeous work..........

glyndwr 10 66 10 Wales
29 May 2008 7:09PM
I'm looking at the two large boats. I like the way they lean toward each other, they appear to be going in different directions and so could be going round in circles. This I think makes a great composition and so I wonder if it might be better with the LHS cropped.
Everything else about the image is great.
Hope this helps Darren.

ericfaragh 13 138 4 United Kingdom
29 May 2008 7:55PM
Nice tones and textures, lovely use of light.
wamp 11 276 8 England
29 May 2008 9:12PM
Another great shot Darren, the light and the sky is very nice indeed Smile

29 May 2008 10:00PM
Lots in this image to like and very well worked.Nice Image.David
30 May 2008 7:15AM
Lived here all my life too - and never managed a picture like this!
dathersmith 10 557 12 England
30 May 2008 10:22AM
Thanks for the comments everyone.

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
30 May 2008 11:29AM
Fantastic composition Darren and congrats on the EC.
dathersmith 10 557 12 England
30 May 2008 11:46AM
WOW my first EC, thanks a lot Pete!!!

Cheers too Tom Wink

pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1943 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 2:33PM
I came back for another look and, lo and behold, you've got an EC......congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
dathersmith 10 557 12 England
30 May 2008 4:12PM
Thanks Pamela.
Rylands 9 1 2 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 10:34PM
The perfect image
JohnParminter 10 1.3k 14 England
31 May 2008 8:11AM
Well done Darren, I thought this image would get you an award and deserved recognition.
dathersmith 10 557 12 England
31 May 2008 10:28AM
Ray and John, thanks.

DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
31 May 2008 10:32AM
Superb .... lovely rich colours and soft golden light.
dathersmith 10 557 12 England
31 May 2008 10:44AM
Thanks Dave. Now not only my first EC but my highest voted image, what a weekend!

MarkT 12 119 2 England
31 May 2008 10:49PM
Excellent shot and processing Darren - well done with the EC Smile

wyatturp 11 2 England
31 May 2008 11:42PM
Fab work

Neil_Higgins 11 35 3 England
1 Jun 2008 10:24AM
Well done Darren.
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
2 Jun 2008 7:14AM
Magnificent work and a EC so well deserved

dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 4:29PM
congratulations and brilliant capture photo
bazhutton 10 25 England
2 Jun 2008 9:45PM
Well done Darren. Great shot & congratulations. Here's a round #100!

dathersmith 10 557 12 England
2 Jun 2008 9:52PM
Thanks everyone, your comments are most appreciated.

Cheers Baz, my first 3 figure votes.

dathersmith 10 557 12 England
2 Jun 2008 11:31PM
Thanks for the user award Sarah, very kind of you and much appreciated.

LeighRebecca 9 267 10 England
3 Jun 2008 6:52PM
Fantastic image. Worthy of all the attention.

dathersmith 10 557 12 England
3 Jun 2008 8:11PM
Thanks Leigh.

faraidoon 9 1 Afghanistan
4 Jun 2008 8:25AM
looks nice, could you tell me chich camera and zoom have you used for this photo
dathersmith 10 557 12 England
4 Jun 2008 8:29AM
Thanks Ahmed, I use a Nikon D300 and this was taken using a Sigma 10-20 EX lens. Hope this helps.

BevHadland 10 13 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 3:20PM
Wonderful shoreline image this, colour tone perfect for me, nice one Darren..........Bev
robway 12 318 Wales
21 Jul 2008 8:03PM
Lovely work Darren, just spotted this and a well deserved EC. Composition and lighting superb - brilliantly done.
30 Jul 2008 7:42PM
Nice image. Regards. Stephen
Lexical 10 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2008 10:08PM
Great Shot
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
3 Aug 2008 5:01PM
lovely lighting on the boats, very nicely composed
BevHadland 10 13 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2008 11:14AM
Excellent image, great colour depth, I.can live with the slight softness as not every image requires to be pin sharp to make a landscape work, scrutiny can be taken too far sometimes, as I said Darren great shot.
dathersmith 10 557 12 England
30 Nov 2008 12:11PM
Thanks Bev. The actual shot is pretty sharp but I lost it here when I shrunk it for upload to epz. Nowadays I tend to sharpen after I have reduced the size.

1 Dec 2008 1:36PM

paulashby 9 10 1 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2009 5:37PM
I started scrolling down yesterday and have at last come to the end.
This shot is fantastic.
4 Apr 2009 6:42PM
Like it!!
27 Apr 2009 1:08PM
Incredible.. great shot.
16 May 2009 10:10AM
How did i miss this, stunning use of the light.
fix 10 Malta
17 May 2011 5:21PM
nice workSmile

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