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We left my home town of Rochester to visit the grimily named town of Gravesend, but although grimily named, some parts are actually quite beautiful, and the town is steeped in history. A we left Rochester the sunning was out, it was glorious, however as we were nearing Gravesend the clouds were beginning to form over the Thames Estuary. "Don't worry" my support walker said, it will soon blow over. When we finally arrived the sky was grim, and their was a very slight drizzle. However we both decided that the promenade area was the most convenient place to park the car, get me into my chair, attach my bag full of gear and head off to capture one or two images. After approximately five minutes I managed to capture a few photographs of the old Kent barges which can usually be found moored up along the banks of the estuary. A few other shots of the piers were captured, just before the heavens opened. Mt Support worker quickly got me into the car whilst he frantically managed to get my chair and camera bag into the boot of his 'Chelsea Tractor'. Just as we were pulling away to head of home, I managed to capture a multiple burst of images through the open car window of the scene you see before you. Once home and dry, I downloaded all twenty or so images, and set about to convert the last five to HDR. I opted to give the said images the HDR effect just to bring out the colour and detail hidden under the watery deluge.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 Jun 2011 - 12:36 PM
Focal Length:47mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
Title:Wet 'n' Wild
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:29 Apr 2012 - 8:53 AM
Tags:Boats, Digitally manipulated, Gravesend, Jetty, Miserable, Rain, Soaking, Water, Weather, Wet
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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43897 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 8:55 AM

Setting off to hospital in about 10 minutes in order to receive my spinal injections, so I shall be knocked out for sometime. Hope you all have a great day despite the miserable weather.

Regards Nathan

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Len1950
Len1950 Plus Member 5Len1950 vcard England
29 Apr 2012 - 9:09 AM

A grand bit of work with the image Nathan, a super shot. Best of luck at the hospital.

Len

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SUE118
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29 Apr 2012 - 9:39 AM

Lovely shot and will be thinking of you today take care.

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danmclean
danmclean  8 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 9:45 AM

An eventful day, I always find when u plan so photograph an area and spend hours there the best ones are the unexpected ones you catch in the passing. Nice shot,,

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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 9:47 AM

"Watery deluge" sums up the conditions rather well, Nathan. A very effective composition too.
Hope things go well for you.
Regards
Bill

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8655 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1178 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 9:47 AM

The best shots are the unplanned ones.
This brings a whole new significance to the term saturated colour...
Moira

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twelvemegs
29 Apr 2012 - 9:54 AM

I like the processing Nathan.
The driving rain makes for an interesting shot.

David

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 10:01 AM

Nice work Nathan some good proccessing going on .The rain actually adds to the shot I think.
Rob

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick Plus Member 3153 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 10:12 AM

works wonderfully with the hdr ... brought out a ton of detail.

Gareth.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51258 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 10:19 AM

A Grand Day Out, Nathan. Cracking capture!Grin

Dave

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29 Apr 2012 - 11:05 AM

Great image Nathan,take care.

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29 Apr 2012 - 11:48 AM

Beautiful work, lovely effect.
Rende

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AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 1:19 PM

I do like images taken in the rain - nice detail from the raindrops Nathan! Hope all goes well for you today.
Ann

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Michaela_Solway

Thev HDR effect works wonderfully, bringing out the driving rain & detailing... Good luck today

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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
29 Apr 2012 - 5:25 PM

Not so inviting weather but well captured

Peter

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moiral Plus Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
29 Apr 2012 - 7:10 PM

Very good HDR effect Nathan. Lots of good detail and colour.
Hope all goes well for you today. Take care. Moira

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 10:05 PM

Nice one Nathan - the HDR has brought out some lovely colours in the dreadful weather - hope all has gone well for you over the weekend SmileSmile
Helen

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1881  3 India
30 Apr 2012 - 5:39 AM

Respected
,Nathan
GOD Bless you. Get well soon.
A superb photo.
Regards - Sanjeev

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annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 11:57 AM

My full respects for your narrative, a lot of us able bodied photographer wouldn't venture out under those circumstances. I do , but I'm mad. And I can get into the Landrover by myself. In your case, that deserves a medal!!
The result , Nathan, is a wonderful atmospheric shot with lots of subtle texture.

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30 Apr 2012 - 7:52 PM

Nice work
Netta

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Leilani
Leilani  1029 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2012 - 7:35 PM

Wonderful, great natural effect Smile

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digital_boi
6 May 2012 - 12:41 PM

good work the the HDR the levels applied are very good and has brought out the best in you composition nice work

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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6 May 2012 - 10:12 PM

A grim Gravesend day Nathan, you've conveyed the bleak, miserable weather conditions we've had to endure over the past few weeks perfectly. Unfortunately it looks like more of the same this weekSad

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