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An image which I captured last year whilst spending a most enlightening and awe inspiring afternoon at Chartwell the home of Winston Churchill. If you have been you will appreciate its beauty, charm and historical value. If you have not you are missing out....

Thank you all for you continued support and caring words over the last week, I am now falling over and hobbling around the Bungalow like a new born Calf. But like the calf I will I am sure grow from strength to strength.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 SP Di II LD Aspherical Lens Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:22 Aug 2012 - 6:26 PM
Focal Length:10mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.4
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to ...
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:6 May 2013 - 9:23 AM
Tags:Chartwell, National trust, Photo journalism, Winston churchill
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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 9:25 AM

A beautiful image NathanSmile
Carole

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digital_boi
6 May 2013 - 9:28 AM

fine composition great light and greens

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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UrbaneMagick
6 May 2013 - 9:35 AM

AN image of beauty Nathan!!

I'm back for a couple of weeks again, will return periodically...lovely to see your work my friend..and to find you still in great humour !

GarethSmile

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 9:38 AM

Super color depth Nathan...John

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
6 May 2013 - 9:39 AM

Excellent title and one amazing image Nathan !! I am missing out - but we did have Winston Churchill as a prisoner for a short season during the Anglo-Boer war - until he escaped Smile Drink all your milk so you can grow strong quick Smile

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morpheus1955
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6 May 2013 - 9:40 AM

Beautiful tranquil scene Nathan, excellent composition.

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barbarahirst
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6 May 2013 - 9:43 AM

Rock on!!!!!
As always......amusing......keep your pecker up!

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Suzicoo
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6 May 2013 - 9:43 AM

Excellent image sharp from front to back and the colour is gorgeousSmile
Glad you are now hobbling around and its all downhill (easier from thereWink

Have a good Bank Holiday
Suzicoo

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User_Removed
6 May 2013 - 9:44 AM

A super tranquil image Nathan.
Regards, Alf.

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Michaela_Solway
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6 May 2013 - 9:59 AM

A very British scene Nathan..reminds me of a Constable painting with the colour tones..
Hope you can enjoy some sunshine....

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sparrowhawk
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6 May 2013 - 10:05 AM

beautiful shot !

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franken
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6 May 2013 - 10:08 AM

A beautiful image Nathan and get well soon.

Ken

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 10:10 AM

a beauty and beware of the quiet man with a limp hand shake. a well taken shot,

billy

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 10:18 AM

Composition which surely couldn't have been better! Love the colours and light in this and the glorious reflections. A place to sit and ponder a while.

Ann

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Lillian
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6 May 2013 - 10:43 AM

A lovely restful scene Nathan,
and I also loved my visit there...many years ago now!
Lillian

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2156 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 11:12 AM

Nathen I had a GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinwhen I read what you said about walking around like a New born calf.
I knew exactly what you meant as we've had a few New born calf this last week and that how they go in the field,
But every day I look out of the window and look at them they are getting better at it and getting much stronger every day,so keep going but DO take care.
This image is so beautiful Nathen I would love to be able to sit on that empty chair and have a little sleep .Smile
NettaSmile

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lonely_oryx
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6 May 2013 - 11:15 AM

Beautiful colours and excellent composition

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 11:55 AM

A super image Nathan, well capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Take care, hope you get better soonSmile


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Irishkate
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6 May 2013 - 12:25 PM

A beautiful image Nathan with words to ponder over - always the philosopher!
This looks a lovely place to sit and meditate.
Glad you're humour is still to the fore.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Ayoob
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6 May 2013 - 12:28 PM

Wonderful shot with beautiful light , colors and details.....Grin

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achieverswales
6 May 2013 - 12:30 PM

The tones are exceptional and the lead in perfect Nathan, one to add to my list.

Regards

Trev.

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Daisymaye
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6 May 2013 - 12:34 PM

A beautiful place captured so vividly. .....Sandy

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ

Hi Nathan, Reflected on this image for a while thinking of something deep & meaningful to write, this is the nuts, that'll do. Keep on recovering & get out & do some more of Kent. I lived there many years ago & you bring back memories for me. Best regards, Si

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 1:27 PM

A very reflective scene - glad you are on the way up SmileSmile
The trees here look wonderful
Helen

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6 May 2013 - 1:36 PM

Total Package, The title made me think of "The Silent Man is Silent, because he does not have to think because knowing and not knowing at the same time is peace.

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taggart
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6 May 2013 - 1:38 PM

Yes, Nathan, drink lots of milk and heal quickly-- just be sure it is pasteurized milk, not from a barn in pennsylvania that specializes in unpasteurized milk ( re: some local news)

This is a wonderful image, interesting to see the home of a very great man!

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dudler
dudler Critique Team 1092 forum postsdudler vcard England262 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 1:51 PM

One of your best: a strong composition, perfect weather (how often can we say that in the UK?), and a title that is a quote from the Orator himself...

Easy to imagine him sitting there, contemplating - a painting to be started, or a book to be written - or maybe a black dog to be fought?

I find it heartening that even such a lionhearted warrior suffered from depression. So often misunderstood and mistreated, it can pull down the strongest and the best. Those fortunate enough never to have been touched by it can be so flip... "Pull yourself together" is as helpful as the loan of a chocolate teapot. one wise psychiatrist described it as a "disease of the will" - invisible and powerful.

And I can see an appreciation of all of this in both the picture and the title.

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dudler
dudler Critique Team 1092 forum postsdudler vcard England262 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 1:52 PM

And... it is no bar to greatness, thouhg it is an impediment to happiness...

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 2:12 PM

lovely composition Nathan , hope you are on the mend

Rod

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Deep_Bhatia
6 May 2013 - 2:14 PM

A nice peaceful place. Nicely done.

Deep

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 - 2:17 PM

Great image....

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ColleenA
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6 May 2013 - 2:24 PM

What a beautiful scene, would love to sit there and ponder....glad to hear you are trying to hobble around, take it easy....GrinGrin

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 2:27 PM

Somewhere I would love to sit and let time tick by slowly Nathan - a very beautiful spot very well captured.

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Jocelia
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6 May 2013 - 2:55 PM

This is tranquil and quite lovely Nathan…...GrinGrinGrinGrin

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AnnChown
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6 May 2013 - 3:12 PM

Excellent composition Nathan and wonderful colours. I haven't been (I'm ashamed to say) even though I live fairly near. Your write up has inspired me to get there this year! Glad you're taking things easily - one step at a time - and no more stiles!!! SmileSmileSmile
Ann

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bobhowell
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6 May 2013 - 3:16 PM

a stunning home for a great man. Have visited several times.. BobSmile

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ali63
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6 May 2013 - 3:32 PM

A beautiful image that you have captured Nathan,

Ali

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6 May 2013 - 4:04 PM

Excellent scene, beautiful composition, Nathan!
George

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 - 5:43 PM

Beautiful looking place/composition, Nathan. I feel I want to walk across the stepping stones and sit in that very inviting garden chair Grin

Glad to hear you are improving with your health.

P.

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ChiliMan
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6 May 2013 - 6:24 PM

This has to be one of the most beautiful images I have seen in a while, Nathan. Incredible. The colour and light are astounding and everything is just so crisp and clear!

BRAVO.

I've just learnt about your fall after your shoulder op...oh man...so sorry Sad Make sure you take it easy and...you know...lay off the stiles!

Andrew Wink

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evelen
evelen  9 England
6 May 2013 - 6:29 PM

beautiful scene great capture .
eve.

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myrab
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6 May 2013 - 6:43 PM

This is a lovely image Nathan, a place I would love to visit.

You look after yourself.

Myra

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6 May 2013 - 6:47 PM

A smashing comp' Nathan, lovely subject matter.

John Smile

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wnbeat
wnbeat  834 forum posts Scotland
6 May 2013 - 7:26 PM

Very nice shot and science , nicely balanced image

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luckybry
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6 May 2013 - 7:27 PM

excellent image the colurs are fantastic Nathan

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6 May 2013 - 8:34 PM

Super colours,clarity ,compositon and everythingGrinGrinGrin.--- Very nice to hear news from you NathanSmileSmileSmileSmileGet Well SoonGrinGrinGrin ----- Jukka.

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6 May 2013 - 8:38 PM

Wonderful place, great shot, Nathan. Hope you get over this stage soon.

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Caziwinkles
6 May 2013 - 8:46 PM

This is superb Nathan - very relaxing and peaceful to look at. Take care and get well soon. Smile

Carol

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sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 9:05 PM

Super image good use of light beautiful colours and details - pleased to hear that you are making progress - Elizabeth xx

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fazzer e2 Member 532 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 9:19 PM

Excellent comp and details,love the lead in Smile

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6 May 2013 - 9:47 PM

An image as evocative as its title, well done, Nathan.

Ray

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7 May 2013 - 1:21 AM

Lovely and green.... Grin
Superb reflections... I could sit there on that bench and contemplate the world...
IB

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7 May 2013 - 7:23 PM

This does look like such an inviting garden and you have conveyed that quite nicely in your shot.
-=\Walter
PS -- wishing you continued speedy recuperation.

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7 May 2013 - 7:31 PM

'Superb color Scenic Image' ~ Peter

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14 May 2013 - 11:08 PM

A beautiful and tranquil location Nathan, just the place to sit and relax and watch the world go by

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14 May 2013 - 11:15 PM

Beautiful colours.A wonderful scene and capture
-source

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DaveTurner
15 Jul 2013 - 7:23 PM

A lovely image, great composition.

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