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Hey, people…long time no see. I hope everyone’s well.

This shot is for Necia who asked me whether I’d got any cloud shots when I’d told her how there’s been LOADS of clouds recently. I’d composed this shot and heard something from behind. It was this cement mixer. I turned back, recomposed the shot and waited till it got into the frame Smile Hope you like the clouds, Neeks.

As for Vs 2-4 (taken by my mum), here’s the story: En route to picking up the parents from a medical appointment, I became the filling in a 3-car sandwich. The car in front had jammed on his brakes. I jammed on mine and stopped short. Unfortunately the car behind ploughed into me…not only knocking the sunglasses off my face but sending me right into the front car.

All in all, though, it was a good day. That may sound strange but here are the facts:

(A), my parents weren’t in the car with me. (B), no one was injured. (C), it wasn’t raining (making it easy to get out and exchange driver details) and (D), the car was driveable afterwards so I could go pick up the parents.

So why the tow truck in V4 if the car was driveable? Everything was fine until a few minutes from the house. The temp gauge went up bit by bit, even after I turned off the aircon. Just as I parked the car in front of the house, some steam appeared. Obviously the radiator was hit.

But hey…going back to Points (A) – (D)…sing it with me, people: “Always look on…the bright…side of life”…*and then the whistling* Smile

Drive safe, all.

A.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot A630
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Cloudy Clouds
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:28 Jul 2011 - 3:18 PM
Tags:Black & white, Clouds, Cloudscape, Digitally manipulated, Landscape / travel, Mono, Photo journalism, Street photography
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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2011 - 3:32 PM

I guess that was a day to forget Andrew!Grin
Like V1 for the composition, brave man standing in the middle! or silly..I wonder which today........Wink
Lillian

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2011 - 3:34 PM

Oh - what a story! Now I won't be able to stop singing that song... Smile
Ann
PS - the clouds are great!

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2011 - 3:39 PM

Clouds are great Andrew-- You can always fix a car-- so glad no one was hurt!

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franken
franken e2 Member 123272 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2011 - 4:25 PM

Version 1 is an excellent mono.

The crash could have been a lot worse so you are correct in thinking of looking on the bright side!

Ken

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8530 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2011 - 4:29 PM

V1 - fabulous cumulus clouds (identified yesterday for me by a friend who used to work in the Met Office).
V2 - V4 - ouch!
Moira

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gingerdelight
gingerdelight e2 Member 8298 forum postsgingerdelight vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2011 - 4:45 PM

Firstly, can I say that V1 is a superb composition, it works well in mono and those clouds are wonderful.
As for the rest, well "ouch" indeed! At least no-one was injured and your words made me smile (the bright side of life indeed!). I hope you can it fixed, and get back on the road soon.
Carol

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2011 - 5:09 PM

Good to see you back, Andrew, and with quite a tale to tell Sad. Glad you weren't hurt Smile. A wonderful cloudy image. Carol

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2011 - 5:25 PM

"Some things in life are bad, they can really make you mad.
Other things just make you swear and curse.
When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble give a whistle.
This will help things turn out for the best."

Great clouds. Ooops to the rest.

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cassiecat
cassiecat e2 Member 639 forum postscassiecat vcard England46 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2011 - 5:28 PM

hey glad you are ok. hope the car is sorted soon.
like the tones in this, and some good clouds, lesley

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2011 - 5:52 PM

Really like the comp of V1. Works so well in mono. As for the story and the other 3 images, oh my! So glad it more of less turned out well though. Poor car!!

Ann

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2011 - 6:03 PM

If we'd had such bright clouds so high up this afternoon I should have been very happy Sad
I once had a car radiator boil over and scald my feet. Fortunately an ambulance was stuck in the traffic jam that had caused all my woes........

Far safer to have the car towed away!
Regards
Bill

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2011 - 8:44 PM

A fine view of the highway Andrew, those cloud formations are fabulous. It looks like you had a lucky escape

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Neeka
Neeka e2 Member 5Neeka vcard Wales
28 Jul 2011 - 9:57 PM

Awwwww ~ thanks for the cloud shot. It is great.
Wow, what a story. Glad you are okay and glad about all the other things you mentioned. I love that you look on the bright side of life!!
Thanks ChiliPeep.

Neeks :0)

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baclark
baclark e2 Member 53740 forum postsbaclark vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2011 - 10:48 PM

Great to see you uploading and as you say a pretty good result all round considering! Love the clouds in V1, the image has a timeless quality which I really enjoy. Mind you what a wonderfully clear road! The M25 which circles London is known a the worlds biggest car park, as quite often after a minor shunt it can grind to a standstill with bumper to bumper vehicles! Wink
Barbara

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JustDucky
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28 Jul 2011 - 11:24 PM

wow, glad everyone is fine - V1 is stunning, fabulous set
Tammy

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2011 - 1:30 AM

Excellent mono, ....Sandy

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2011 - 2:45 AM

I like your mono cloud shot.
I am pleased that everybody was OK, and you were not injured. The shots of your car were poignant , if that is the word, to me as I have a Honda, it is a hybrid,Insight.
Regards, Brian

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
29 Jul 2011 - 8:44 AM

A wonderful mono version, Andrew, glad everyone was ok after the accident.
Roy

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 5:19 PM

As you said
Always look on the bright side of life x x x x
Great clouds by the way

and thanks for your last comment on mine ..... that was sweet!!

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Herge88
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30 Jul 2011 - 5:52 PM

Works very well with the mono treatment.

Best Matt

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bunbeam
bunbeam e2 Member 9bunbeam vcard United Kingdom
30 Jul 2011 - 9:58 PM

glad everyone was ok... I have a sticker on the back of my van that says sh*t happens, says it all
brilliant shots
bunSmile

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
31 Jul 2011 - 3:46 PM

V1 is outstanding in mono.. love the processing..
So sorry to read of the accident.... but so thankful you are all right..
Thankful too that your parents are alright as well..
Vehicles can always be fixed or replaced as look as you are alright that is all that matters...

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bliba
bliba e2 Member 9bliba vcard Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2011 - 7:28 PM

super mono

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25 Aug 2011 - 4:54 PM

Cool Story there Smile

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