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Packing Up

By sut68      
This man was coming to the end of a successful day flying his giant kite [there were a group of them, but none of the others seemed to step into the right place]. He's just about to pack up for the evening.

Taken this evening at Ainsdale beach - near Southport.

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geoffash26 15 2.5k United Kingdom
9 Oct 2004 6:22PM
Cracking capture love the colours

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matmonty 15 136 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2004 6:24PM
Great colours in the sky.

conrad 15 10.9k 116
9 Oct 2004 6:26PM
I like the sky - has a bit of an ethereal feel to it. Good shot!
Jouİo 15 56 Finland
9 Oct 2004 6:27PM
Stunning sunset also there!
Great colours! Love it!

mr g 15 403 3 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2004 6:30PM
The sunset is good but it needs something in the foreground for it to work - it has this so it works for me!
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
9 Oct 2004 6:30PM
Thanks everyone for your kind comments [and so soon after posting too].

Nice to see not everyone likes Ant & Dec too...

mr g 15 403 3 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2004 6:30PM
Only on here to avoid bl**dy Ant & Dec!!!!
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
9 Oct 2004 6:31PM
Me too - cheers.
tiptoe 15 267
9 Oct 2004 6:32PM
digiphoto 17 40 12 England
9 Oct 2004 6:40PM
Why do I never see light like this? A beautiful image,well seen and captured.It's hard to fault but there is a small light spot right on the left third of the horizon that once seen it continues to draw my eye.Regards Tony.
P.S Whats a Ant@Dec
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
9 Oct 2004 6:45PM
Cheers Tony - have noticed this myself. Having looked at the original, the spot seems to be a light on one of the many Oil & Gas rigs in the sea - maybe should have cloned it out??

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elikag 15 749
9 Oct 2004 6:54PM
Beautiful sky. But, have to agree about the spot (blame Tony, I didn't see it before reading his comment... Smile *joking* )
Great shot. click.
Ilia Kagan.
sun yin 15
9 Oct 2004 6:59PM
Beautiful sunset.
scragend 15 3 Scotland
9 Oct 2004 8:42PM
Works for me! I've tried a few ideas like this but haven't managed to get the right sky with the right foreground interest as you have here! Well done! I love the colour contrast the kite provides against the colours of the sunset. Click!
9 Oct 2004 9:04PM
Great shot! I've recently taken some of my friend on the North East coast buggying with a kite. It's a great subject.
That kite looks HUGE. It must be 9 foot or something!

ericfaragh 16 149 5 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2004 9:17PM
Wonderful colours in the sky, well done.
ron thomas Plus
15 11 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2004 9:20PM
Great picture.

bassan Plus
16 13
9 Oct 2004 9:22PM
Good shot
steffilewis 15 179 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2004 9:41PM
Excellent sunset with good composition to include the kite-flyer *big click*
davidbailie 16 457 7 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2004 9:42PM
Great backdrop to the subject - says something that the subject holds it's own

inkarts 15 61 2
9 Oct 2004 10:08PM
Very pleasing image, nice balance.
icafe 16 19 Canada
9 Oct 2004 11:44PM
Gorgeous colours seldom seen like this. The man and his kite give it life. Good use of the square format for your composition. Click.
bauer 15
10 Oct 2004 2:43AM
Buenos colores en el cielo y el horizonte es perfecto...
rossi 16 142 11 England
11 Oct 2004 10:15AM
A well very executed shot that has real atmosphere, I would also suspect that the usual grad filters etc that so many of use, have simply been left at home on this one, and it shows in the quality of the image, a totally natural evening sky.

I have to agree though the oil rig flame is a little distracting, but easily deleted.

I like this shot a lot, its simple but very effective in conveying that captured feeling of a great day coming to an end.

Well done Paul.
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
11 Oct 2004 10:35AM
Cheers Ian.

I don't actually own any grads [yet], so yes this is a completely 'non-filtered' image, albeit with the levels 'tweaked' a little in PhotoShop.

Thanks for everyone's comments, I will take all criticisms and praise in equal measures - and hopefully put them to better use next time.

willbrealey 15 253
31 Oct 2004 2:44PM
Terrific shot - well cropped and comp'd.
tommyl 14 14 Scotland
4 Nov 2005 8:57AM
Beautiful sky with a lovely combination of colours.

highlander 15 32 Scotland
30 Dec 2005 12:44PM
Lovely evening light Paul and the inclusion of the man and kite adds to the beauty captured. All the best for 2006 when it comes.
Nigel_95 Plus
13 262 2 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2006 11:00AM
Lovely sky.


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