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photoblog image There IS a Gormley out there, Honest!

There IS a Gormley out there, Honest!

We went to Crosby waterfront yesterday at lunch time, a roll, some jelly and a drink followed by photographing some of the Gormley figures.

However, It was windy, wet and a very high tide, which made it a bit difficult to take photographs of the figures as they were fully submerged. The tidal height was over 9.5 metres and the wind whipped the waves higher than usual.

Still it was not all a waste of time as the hot food van served up a nice portion of chips.

There IS a Gormley out there, Honest!

We went to Crosby waterfront yesterday at lunch time, a roll, some jelly and a drink followed by photographing some of the Gormley figures.

However, It was windy, wet and a very high tide, which made it a bit difficult to take photographs of the figures as they were fully submerged. The tidal height was over 9.5 metres and the wind whipped the waves higher than usual.

Still it was not all a waste of time as the hot food van served up a nice portion of chips.

comments (7)

  • Aussie
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 1 Sep 2007, 00:28
and you got a terrific photo that shows the wind etc. I feel cold just looking at it.
Les Auld: Thanks Aussie, it was a bit cold there.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 1 Sep 2007, 07:27
Oh, do I ever love the sea, Les!

Are you saying the Gormley figures are in the water? Wow. That would be something to see.

I like the freighter in the background. It gives scale to how far away the horizon is.
Les Auld: The "Another Place" is 100 statues spread along the Crosby beach and they appear and disapper as the tides ebb and flow, so you can get many different images from the one place. Especially with the sun setting in front of them in the evening.I've got to admit to it being one of my favourite places, the statues, the sea and the sky all combine to make it great.

Thanks for the comment Ginnie
Great to know you don't need a sunny day to take great photos.
Les Auld: Good job given the number of dismal days we have had this summer. thanks for the comment.
Excellent photograph - gives a real sense of what the weather was like. I like it very much.(:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn, it was a bit rough although I have seen it worse there during the winter storms.
a beautiful photo that captures that moment by giving a real feeling
Les Auld: Thanks Cokutan, appreciate your stopping by.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Sep 2007, 18:32
Love the rolling waves in the foreground. they are just amazing to watch. Nice shot
Les Auld: We spent quite a time just sitting there, sheltering in the car of course, just looking at the sea, it is amazing just how it can mesmerise you.

Thanks for the comment Tracy.
Two hardy souls here. Nice composition and contrast. All the best, Dave.
Les Auld: There were not many about that day, we opted for the easy way of staying in the car.

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