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this shot is an oldie from last year but pretty much sums up the way i've felt this year Sad
my father is now in a nursing home and needs 24 hour care he has lost his speech and only has the use of his left hand it's been an awful year and i can't wait to see the back of it
photography for me this year has taken a back seat and when i have got out with the camera most of the time i've been somewhere else
a huge thank you for all your support in what has been a difficult year Smile
but next year i will be back with a bang Grin
whishing you all a very merry christmas and a cracking new year Wink
andy

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:alone in the silence
Username:andylea andylea
Uploaded:18 Dec 2013 - 5:44 AM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel, Low light, Sunset
Votes:125
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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
18 Dec 2013 - 5:46 AM

SO powerful and strong composition, I wish you the best for 2014

Peter

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2220 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 5:52 AM

An amazing image Andy, an emotive capture that says so much. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I think so many epz'rs have had a hard year. Let's hope 2014 is a better year. Please remember you are never alone. Your photography is always superb and a pleasure to view. Keep strong

Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 6:31 AM

A cracking shot Andy and I feel for you. I had a similarly bad year in 2010, hopefully 2014 will bring you peace and happiness and a bag full of good photos.

Cheers

Andy

leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
18 Dec 2013 - 6:53 AM

Keep strong Andy as is your strong composition here. I wish you all the best for 2014.
Effrossini

fazzer
fazzer Plus Member 543 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 6:53 AM

Excellent shot , best wishes
Jeremy Smile

SteveBaz
SteveBaz Plus Member 4SteveBaz vcard United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 - 6:53 AM

Cracking image; All the Best for 2014
Cheers Steve

ukgubbi
ukgubbi Plus Member 3ukgubbi vcard India
18 Dec 2013 - 6:54 AM

This is very emotive with great tag to go with it. Wish you good luck.

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 Plus Member 1977 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 6:59 AM

Very strong composition, powerful image, Andy. Hope you have a better 2014, all the best.
Nigel

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8153 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 7:08 AM

A stunning image, Andy. Wishing you a much improved 2014, I think a lot of us will be glad to see the back of this year. Carol

SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 7:23 AM

Superb shot and all the best to you. Sue Smile

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 7:47 AM

Oh!!! Andy!!!!!
Like you I look forward to a new year.....

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 7:48 AM

You are not alone....x

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 Plus Member 8morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 8:50 AM

Superb shot Andy. Merry Christmas to you and your family and roll on 2014 SmileSmileSmileSmile

Hugh

nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 9:27 AM

This is a bang of a shot, Andy. Merry Christmas to you and I wish you an incomparably wonderful new year.

digital_boi
digital_boi Plus Member 8digital_boi vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 9:55 AM

Sad news indeed about your father Andy chin up for the new year

Graham

Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 10:19 AM

Powerful image. Like you its been a hard year, my wife of 50 years died recently, I console myself with found memories. Peter.

danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10505 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 10:45 AM

I sympathise Andy.For almost the same reasons as yourself I can count on one hand the number of times I have been out with the camera. When I do go out I'm looking at my watch to see when I should be back. But I have no problems when I read of peters comment above. Take care and try to enjoy the festive season.

Last Modified By danbrann at 18 Dec 2013 - 10:45 AM
Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley Plus Member 899 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 11:57 AM

Beautiful touching image, I hope 2014 will be a better year for you, Keep strong.
Sylvia

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 12:00 PM

A very emotional image Andy. Tells me just how you feel. We seem to have those years when nothing goes right don't we. Here's wishing you a wonderful year in 2014. Have a good Christmas and better times ahead.

Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife Plus Member 694 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 12:17 PM

Sorry to hear about your problems this year Andy
lets hope 2014 will be a better one for all of you.

All the best

Brilliant capture

David

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 12:23 PM

Think we're destined for these kind of years when the big black cloud seems to hang over our heads but hope that you can look forward to better times in 2014 Andy. Hope that Christmas passes peacefully for you and Jan.
Joan.

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 12:55 PM

Gorgeous image which is what we associate with you Andy.
Wishing you all the best for a better year ahead when you'll be back with
wonderful images like this and those very imaginative titles.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64871 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 2:25 PM

Very poignant and thought-provoking. I do wish you light in the new year.
x

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 2:30 PM

Your not alone Andy,
Quote: Very poignant and thought-provoking. I do wish you light in the new year.
x

Lin

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 3:14 PM

Fire in that sky Andy.
Super shot.
And hope next year is a better year for you !!
Mick.

mickp
mickp Plus Member 8mickp vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 3:43 PM

Very poignent image Andy. I wish you and your family a happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.
Mick

DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 3:55 PM

An excellent image, Andy!
All the very best for a better 2014.
Regards,
Richard

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 4:02 PM

A very powerful image Andy - a hard year for you and your Dad
Helen

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 4:22 PM

Incredible image Andy
Things have to get better so
Now upwards only...
Lillian

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 4:31 PM

Fabulous image Andy! Great colours and tones!
All my best wishes to you, Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!
Regards,
George

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 4:33 PM


Quote: Very poignent image Andy. I wish you and your family a happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.
Mick

Compositionally and photographically superb…

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

DorisD
DorisD Plus Member 1DorisD vcard England
18 Dec 2013 - 4:52 PM

Just superb

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 4:57 PM

This is very powerful Andy and sums up what you have told us. I'm so sorry to hear about your father and I hope you, Jan and the rest of your family are able to enjoy your Christmas.

Cliff1944
Cliff1944 Plus Member 3Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 4:59 PM

A wonderful image Andy.
I was in a similar position a few years back.
All the best for Christmas and the New Year.
Cliff

derekhansen
derekhansen Plus Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 5:20 PM

A real 'wow!' shot Andy.
May next year bring better things for you,
Derek

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 6:05 PM

A very thought provoking image Andy, and a very personal one. I do hope that next Year sees a brighter Road ahead for you, and I look forward to you returning with a BANG! Smile
Have a lovely Christmas despite the Heartaches.

John Smile

evelen
evelen Plus Member 10evelen vcard England
18 Dec 2013 - 6:25 PM

hi Andy , excellent capture . wishing you a happy Christmas and all the best for the new year .
wont be on line for a while eve.SmileSmile

zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 6:34 PM

all the best wishes for the new year Andy, superb image, cracking sky.
ant.

AnneWorner
AnneWorner Plus Member 7619 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 7:17 PM

Has that WOW factor Andy!

Anne

marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 7:26 PM

Sublime... wishing you all the best for the New Year mate and I hope it brings you a measure of peace and tranquility.

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6299 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 8:42 PM

Its a stunner Andy - First Class!!

WesternRed
WesternRed Plus Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
19 Dec 2013 - 7:37 AM

Great processing in this magic capture. I like the position of the man. A nice piece of art. Well done Addy.
WesternRed.

Jocelia
Jocelia Plus Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 8:59 AM

What a beauty Andy.
So many things are sent to try us. Your dear beloved Dad wasting before your eyes.
Chin up though Andy, remember the loving and good times you once had.
My Mum and Dad are still dear to my heart though long since gone. You love them more
then especially when you can look back on photos.
Have the best Christmas you are able to make and think on a good 2014…….GrinGrinGrin

Last Modified By Jocelia at 19 Dec 2013 - 9:00 AM
BIGRY1
BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 5:31 PM

A super image up to your usual high standardsGrin
Have a great Christmas and I hope you have a better 2014
All the best
Ryan

ChristineD
ChristineD Plus Member 9ChristineD vcard England
19 Dec 2013 - 8:18 PM

An amazing image
Wishing you and your family, Dad included, all the best for the New Year

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 8:45 AM

So sorry this year has been so sucky, Andy SadSad

I really hope 2014 more than makes up for it.

An absolutely remarkable image you've got here to encapsulate how your year's been. Bravo on the image...and for shouldering everything the way you have.

Andrew

Quoise
Quoise Plus Member 2395 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
22 Dec 2013 - 7:15 PM

I hope 2014 is a better year for you. Have a lovely Christmas Smile

Len1950
Len1950 Plus Member 5Len1950 vcard England
22 Dec 2013 - 7:52 PM

Powerful and stunning !!


Best wishes for Xmas and 2014

Len

unicorn17
unicorn17 Plus Member 6unicorn17 vcard Scotland
23 Dec 2013 - 9:25 AM

One image that says many things. Keep yourself strong and well . Gill

danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10505 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 3:53 PM

I do hope you can have an enjoyable Christmas Andy.

soulofharmony
soulofharmony Plus Member 4soulofharmony vcard Norfolk Island1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 4:19 PM

Happy Christmas Andy and have a wonderful New year


Nikki !!!

Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
23 Dec 2013 - 4:25 PM

Fantastic again Andy. Ive got my father in law in a home now, so I know how you feel. Hope you still have a wonderful ChristmasSmileSmileSmile
Brian

Big_Beavis
Big_Beavis Plus Member 9Big_Beavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2013 - 10:19 AM

All The Best.

David

Ruthannette
Ruthannette Plus Member 8Ruthannette vcard England
24 Dec 2013 - 10:50 AM

Beautiful shot Andy. I know how you feel have been in the same kind of situation, hopefully 2014 will be the turning point. Have a good Christmas and all the very best for the New Year to you and your family.

Ruth

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
25 Dec 2013 - 6:01 AM

Such an impact in this image Andy... Brings up strong emotions...
Hang in there, sending you "Healing" thoughts, wishing 2014 to be a better and brighter year for you.
Regards,
IB

BarbaraR
BarbaraR Plus Member 8BarbaraR vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Dec 2013 - 2:33 PM

Sending lots of good wishes your way Andy.
I always really enjoy your uploads and comments.

B. x Smile

PaulLiley
PaulLiley Plus Member 5PaulLiley vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Dec 2013 - 2:38 PM

Fantastic shot. I hope next year is better for you. I have been through it regarding Dad in a home so I do understand how hard it is. All the best and thanks for your support Andy. paul

Last Modified By PaulLiley at 25 Dec 2013 - 2:39 PM
NeilWigan
NeilWigan Plus Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Dec 2013 - 11:40 PM

I remember this shot ,hope you get sorted in the coming year, all our best wishes to you and yours.

Neil Joan and Charlotte.

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk Plus Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2013 - 8:04 PM

wonderful shot

bluetitblue
bluetitblue Plus Member 5bluetitblue vcard United Kingdom
29 Dec 2013 - 7:01 PM

Great imageSmile

carper123
carper123 Plus Member 3136 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 7:48 PM

Wow, Andy, awesome my friend a stunning image, well done.
The awards are well deserved. You had better have mine as well.
Sincerely, hope you have a better year.
cheers.
Darryl.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

phil99
phil99 Plus Member 844 forum postsphil99 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 9:26 AM

All the very best for 2014 Andy. hope it is better for you than this one turned out for you.....Phil

Skeet1Away
Skeet1Away Plus Member 351 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 4:23 PM

Andy, this is an outstanding image mate one that shows off your talent..........stay well mate and my thoughts are with your family, Im sure your Dad is being well looked after.

Paul.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2014 - 3:44 PM

Sorry to hear that 2013 was not a very good year for you, it was rather similar to what 2012 was like for me, I hope 2014 is a much better one for you. This is yet another stunning landscape photograph and the type of image that has become your hallmark

merkury
merkury Plus Member 1merkury vcard
7 Jan 2014 - 6:57 PM

I'm new in this site but I can relate to your 2013 misery, having and still going through the same dilema. There always will be a light to shine on us at one time a little like in this scenery. All the best for 2014.

Source
Source Plus Member 4Source vcard
10 Jan 2014 - 11:53 PM

Amazing!
Wishing you all the best in 2014
- source

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