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Funny but sad, I think. While some of us were swimming to the shops, Kent went into summer 2012 with a hosepipe ban.
I prefer the composition of V1, but V2 includes the 'Deep Water' bit of the sign.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:25 Jun 2012 - 1:49 PM
Focal Length:16mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Meanwhile in Kent...
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:15 Jul 2012 - 7:50 AM
Tags:Humour / fun, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Silly sunday
Votes:50
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 8:04 AM

That's a great spot Moira but we're catching up fast! I think our hosepipe ban may have been lifted while I was away! Deep joy.... We're off to a BBQ at lunchtime - fingers crossed but its raining at the moment.
Ann

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1078 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 8:13 AM

Thanks Ann, and other voters. I've spent ages trying to locate this on the map, I think I've got it right. It's in the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, anyway.
We have the best day's sunshine that we have seen in ages - which is as well since we are off to photograph a five mile road race round the town this morning. (Two whole days of 'In Bloom' judging coming up tomorrow and Tuesday, with 'heavy local showers' predicted. Oh joy...)
Moira

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 8:15 AM

And I hope you took notice of the warnings MoiraSmile unless you where actually knee deep in Sea Water when you took the shots that is.

John Smile

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2209 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 8:18 AM

Great shot,V1 get's my vote,Hope the rain keep's away for the race.
Netta Smile

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
15 Jul 2012 - 8:18 AM

maybe for dwarves?

well spotted!

franken
franken e2 Member 123197 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 8:21 AM

These are interesting Moira. I appear to be drawn to version 2.

Ken

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104036 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 8:34 AM

such spoilsports... Grin

jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 8:38 AM

Some people . . .
and togs just want to have fun.
very well observed.
jon

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44080 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 8:42 AM

And I thought this was H&S going over the top at Hyde Park where the olympic 10k marathon swim will be heldWink

V1, Moira, what a shame you couldn't get all the sign in as I prefer the comp and viewpoint of that one.

Malc

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64595 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 8:48 AM

Beautifully ironic. Smile

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 8:51 AM

v1 looks better balanced for having less of the frame devoted to the sign. St Swithin's Day today..... and no rain .... yet!! (In London)

Dave

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 8:54 AM

Very well observed and taken Moira - flooding in New Romney High Street last night - I think they may lift the hosepipe ban now!!!!WinkWink

Michaela_Solway

Stopped raining here ..hurrah! 2 good observations

JohnChambersPhotography

Good capture I like v1, looks to have a better comp better balance as Dave says no rain here yet I think we may have a good one but don't count on it.

John

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom105 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 9:28 AM

A pair of extremely well spotted and humorous photographs, which for me personally contain all the right ingredients to make two great photographs.

Regards Nathan

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
15 Jul 2012 - 10:14 AM

Lots of restrictions

Peter

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 10:44 AM

Health and safety Moira, councils are afraid of barristers !! Too much information, well photographed with your personal style !!
Ron. ( I was a Hammersmith last night at the Queen concert warning at the door LOUD !!!Smile
Ron.

Last Modified By rontear at 15 Jul 2012 - 10:45 AM
Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 10:45 AM

Tells the whole story in one shot; excellent and beautifully photographed too. I also prefer the composition of V1.
I enjoyed catching up Smile
Rende

RysiekJan
RysiekJan e2 Member 8149 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 - 11:04 AM

Agree with your preference Moira, V1 for me; a more interesting shot then V2.

Richard

Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 11:19 AM

So well seen and captured Moira - hosepipe ban finally lifted in Kent!

Sarah *

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8293 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 11:42 AM

Just has to be v1 for me I much prefer the competition, looks a nice placeWink

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 1:24 PM

The weather without doubt is weird across the globe Moira, this shows it real well. Amusing image but there's serious side to it too, where will it end?

Dougie

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 2:03 PM

A good rectangle Moira.
I did skew mines a bit,and it was the best I could get with my limited manip' skills.
Best to learn to swim before I can do a bit of diving I reckon !!
Mick.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 2:06 PM

Great Silly Sunday shots, Moira! Grin Think I prefer the composition of V1 also Smile
Trev Smile

lostnspace2011
15 Jul 2012 - 3:06 PM

You would think by now most of the reservoirs and things would of refilled by now due to the amount of rain some areas have had, i thought we had had a lot of rain in Herts upto us going on vacation last week but we were still under a hosepipe ban upto last week, crazy that other areas like parts of Kent are still effected.
V1 for me Moira Smile

Mark

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1078 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 5:17 PM

Back here after a long day and a lot of processing - thanks to everyone who has clicked and commented today.
As Mick implies (and so subtly... ) these have had a fair bit of skewing to correct the rectangles. I wanted that formality, to contrast with the landscape, but couldn't get the background composition that I wanted with the sign straight!
I'm glad to see that a majority prefer V1, V2 has too much sign proportionally for me. But I do like that bit of fence on the right of V2.
Off to do a quick gallop through the Gallery.
Moira

oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron e2 Member 8124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 5:29 PM

It's easy to walk past an opportunity like this Moira, but i think we can rely on you to pause, see, compose, click, move on and then entertain your friends here. Well done!

Mike

pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 - 10:12 PM

Two nice shots Moira, V1 for me also, Peter..

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 11:05 PM

I think Thames and South East Water have finally lifted their ludicrous hosepipe bans, which would have been unnecessay had they spent some of their vast profits on repairing leaks and improving the infrastructure instead of lining their shareholders pockets!!! Very well observed and recorded and so apt for a silly Sunday and the washout summer of 2012

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