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Good Day to you all at ePz

Firstly thank you for taking the time out to view, comment and votes for my upload yesterday.

Todays image shows the state of High Street Shopping, this image was captured in Worthing and shows how empty the streets are, something of a worry for all those concerned especially the shop owners.

I hope that you a a great day ahead. For me I am having morning coffee with Rory Underwood (The Rugby Legend). He is an ambassador for the Hospital Home and will be doing a skydive to celebrate the 95th Anniversary of the Hospital. Julie "My Wife" is also taking part in order to raise funds for the hospital. If you would like to sponsor her please go direct to mydonate.bt and follow the instructions after entering Julie Dodsworth. Thank you

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:17 May 2014 - 2:20 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Sign of the Times
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:17 Jun 2014 - 7:10 AM
Tags:Black & white, Emptiness, Monochrome, Shopping mall, Worthing
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2014 - 7:13 AM

A very familiar sight to me, Nathan, but I am used to seeing it crowded with people. Enjoy your morning with the rugby legend, I'm sure it will be a most interesting and enjoyable time for you. Carol

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2014 - 7:16 AM

A very striking and evocative shot. Mono fits the rather depressing prospects for small retail outlets like this. Much as we all love the idea of arcades like this with their attractive little shops, the internet is so much easier and cheaper. A sign of the times indeed.

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2014 - 7:16 AM

love the comp Nathan wonderful light and tones belting detail a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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SUE118
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17 Jun 2014 - 7:21 AM

A wonderful angled image Nathan and good luck to Julie.

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Nikonuser1
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17 Jun 2014 - 7:24 AM

Excellent mono image Nathan, sadly the high streets are suffering, hope you have a great daySmile

Cliff

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
17 Jun 2014 - 7:47 AM

Excellent Nathan, a super composition,
Fred.

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barbarahirst
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17 Jun 2014 - 8:02 AM

cant believe there are no people at all.... amazing

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Jenny-D
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17 Jun 2014 - 8:07 AM

Great photography Nathan, have a lovely day and good luck to Julie.

Jenny Smile

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2014 - 8:09 AM

I love this image, Nathan - good to see a lack of people - bet the shopkeepers' wouldn't agree though!
Good luck to Julie!
Regards,
Richard

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103999 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2014 - 8:53 AM

hope you've strapped a camera to your wife's helmet....GrinGrin

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2014 - 8:58 AM

How clever that you have managed to upload this image before you actually took it GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin It looks like a bank holiday; however, it does illustrate the problems caused by out of town hyper markets on the honest trader. We are losing something special in terms of individualised stock available to the general public and the individual Customer Service received.......................... My recent holiday demonstrated exactly that, different place same shops and same goods to purchase, when I was looking for something of the area and individual.

Nicely portrayed Nathan!!!!


Tish

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2014 - 9:02 AM

A superb mono image, Nathan and a very apt title.

Ray

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
17 Jun 2014 - 9:22 AM

Excellent picture! I do like your B&W pictures, they really capture the subject. My daughter did a sky dive a few years ago for Click Sergeant - it was definetely worse watching her from the ground!! But she did make it and raised a lot of money. Good luck to Julie,

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Quoise
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17 Jun 2014 - 9:58 AM

Excellent image!

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2014 - 10:07 AM

Although we do buy from through the internet, nothing beats a good hands on browse.
Hope all goes well with the jump.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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digital_boi
17 Jun 2014 - 10:13 AM

yes a sad sight indeed well captured Nathan and well suited to mono have a great day hope all goes well

Graham

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2014 - 10:37 AM

The huge male with their free parking have stripped the customers from these shops we realise when it's almost too late what we have to lose.

Dougie

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Mollycat
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17 Jun 2014 - 10:43 AM

Your image illustrates the problems of modern retail. Everyone goes to shopping malls and megastores. Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your day Nathan.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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Cliff1944
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17 Jun 2014 - 11:29 AM

A thought provoking image enhanced by the B&W presentation.
Cliff

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mikbee
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17 Jun 2014 - 12:29 PM

Quiet indeed Nathan !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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pentaxpatty
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17 Jun 2014 - 1:42 PM

Great black and white but a sad site to see such a beautiful arcade so empty. Best of luck with the fund raising.

Patricia GrinGrinGrin

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williamsloan
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17 Jun 2014 - 1:43 PM

Nathan the same over here the duchess has all the shops emptied [i love your image ]



billy

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17 Jun 2014 - 2:18 PM


Quote: Great photography Nathan, have a lovely day and good luck to Julie.

Jenny Smile

I agree,

Ken

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lonely_oryx
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17 Jun 2014 - 2:21 PM

Good lines of composition

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781969
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17 Jun 2014 - 2:25 PM

Beautiful capture,lovely contrast.

Vikram

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pluckyfilly
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17 Jun 2014 - 2:29 PM

great composition Nathan and mono suite this beautifully

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2014 - 2:38 PM

Does looks rather quiet, Nathan! Sad But a very nicely captured image, makes us want to wander along the walkway to see what's around the corner! Wink Very nice mono work, too Smile
Trev Smile

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senn
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17 Jun 2014 - 2:40 PM

what a peaceful and old style spot, .. marvellously rendered

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2014 - 3:08 PM

Sad, isn't it. But that's the way it is. Here too. Excellent image.

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netta1234
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17 Jun 2014 - 5:33 PM

A Great image and all the best to Julie and well done herSmileSmileSmile
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lifesnapper
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17 Jun 2014 - 5:42 PM

I wouldn't worry too much Nathan, at least it gave you a great opportunity to take a shot like this.

JohnSmile

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ade123
ade123 e2 Member 1160 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2014 - 6:10 PM

A great image Nathan and its a great shame that shops in beautiful arcades are suffering along with other town centre shops.
A sign of the times i am afraid and personal service has gone out of the window too.

Ade

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JuBarney
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17 Jun 2014 - 7:08 PM

A splendid composition
Ju

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2014 - 7:18 PM

A sad sign of the times indeed but a beautiful image Nathan GrinGrin
Good luck to Julie Grin

Kathryn

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Fefe
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17 Jun 2014 - 7:44 PM

Must be half day closing........ahhh those were the days,
I know ......lets stay open till really late.....and then it can be empty like this all the time! Give all the customers more time to return the goods they bought really late last week ,that they couldnt affordTongueTongue
Rant overBlush
Great image NathanSmile
Diane

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17 Jun 2014 - 9:43 PM

A very good mono shot.
If we as a society wanted to keep these shopping places we'd use them. Clearly we don't so it's no use bemoaning their demise.
But then we won't have them as a subject to photograph either!
Keith

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2014 - 9:32 AM

A sad sign of the times we now live in, those small specialist shops are becoming harder to find in this age of on line shopping,

Ali

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18 Jun 2014 - 9:49 AM

A lovely B&W capture of this arcade. Well done Nathan.
WesternRed.

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Chinga
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18 Jun 2014 - 12:51 PM

So well balanced... An interesting prespective! Grin
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20 Jun 2014 - 5:48 AM

At 2.20pm, deserted shops are a nightmare for the whole economy of UK, Nathan.
A superb image, with a timeless feel, due to your excellent B&W rendition.

Simon

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