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Another from Saturday's early start at Bodiam Castle - a peaceful, magical, dream-like moment for me... this castle is something straight out of a fairytale Smile

Thank you for your time and as always, your thoughts/comments are very welcome!

Regards - Sarah J x

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:sigma 10-20mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Dawn Of A Dream
Username:Sezz Sezz
Uploaded:16 Jan 2012 - 4:50 PM
Tags:Bodiam castle, Dawn, Ducks, East sussex. south east, Frost, Landscape / travel, Reflection, Sunrise
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom968 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 4:58 PM

Coldly crisp frost on the leaves and grasses, defining the foreground. A real 'being there' feel. Brrrrrrrrrrrrr!
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edrhodes
edrhodes  9521 forum posts United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 5:01 PM

Like your comp with this one Sarah.

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derekp
derekp e2 Member 3derekp vcard United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 - 5:02 PM

Beautiful winter shot of magical place. Visited the castle many years ago in Summer. Looks better here. Very well taken.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 5:03 PM

A superb composition once again, Sarah, with the frost and winter colouring adding so much to the overall effect.
Ronnie.

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LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 5:08 PM

Looks wonderful Sarah, the frost helps with the fairytale mood.


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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 5:13 PM

Great composition - super image

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Mark_Callander
16 Jan 2012 - 5:16 PM

Fantastic shot well captured.
Mark.

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dathersmith
16 Jan 2012 - 5:22 PM

Love the frosty foreground Sarah, great stuff.

Darren.

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 5:28 PM

Love the frost

Brian...................

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rontear
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16 Jan 2012 - 5:29 PM

If walls could talk........Sarah.
Ron.

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 5:32 PM

This image is from a fairytale, and magical. Love it.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 5:47 PM

Reminded me how cold it was Sarah. I prefer this composition as to the last one, a real beauty.
regards
Yung

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 5:56 PM

Another super capture of the castle.
Love the comp. with frosted grasses and the
tree too.
Well done.

B.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 5:57 PM

Like light in this Sarah, bring out the details well
Regards Richard

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 6:26 PM

Lovely Fairy Tale image Sarah, nice title too.

John Smile

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 6:29 PM

Knew it was yours, from the thumbnailGrin

Adrian

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barbarahirst
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16 Jan 2012 - 6:41 PM

A belter

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johnjo58
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16 Jan 2012 - 6:52 PM

Lighting is beautiful on this Sara, another belter
David

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 6:56 PM

beautiful, i could stare at this all day, (wish i was there type image.)
ant.

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Buffalo_Tom
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16 Jan 2012 - 6:58 PM

Beautiful light Sarah.
Tom.

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 7:22 PM

brilliant detail and reflections sarah love the comp a cracker nice one Wink
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geffers7
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16 Jan 2012 - 7:42 PM

Beautiful shot - the detail and reflections are fantastic.
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Daisymaye
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16 Jan 2012 - 7:44 PM

Wonderfully composed image with great processing Sarah...........Sandy

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CHRISB911  854 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 9:35 PM

gets a big thumbs up from me
chris

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 10:35 PM

Thank you everyone, I really appreciate your time and kind comments!

Sarah x

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User_Removed
16 Jan 2012 - 10:55 PM

A beautiful capture.

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Stace
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17 Jan 2012 - 6:36 AM

Excellent Sarah

Stace

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 8:45 AM

Nicely framed by the frosty grasses and not just a straight reflection shot, must have been quite a lovely surprise in the cold light of dawn.

Dougie

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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 6DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 9:57 AM

This is really as you say; "a peaceful, magical, dream-like moment" Smile and well worth my readers award.



David.

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 11:47 AM

Gentlemen, thank you very much and to those who clicked also.
A very big thank you to David for your User Award - I'm really chuffed Smile Smile

Sarah x

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MichaelBHanney
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17 Jan 2012 - 12:59 PM

Lovely colour in the stone work - and the frost in the foreground adds a nice touch.

Michael

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gingerdelight
17 Jan 2012 - 1:08 PM

Definitely a fairytale quality here, especially with that pink glow in the sky. A really lovely image!
Carol

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BURNBLUE
BURNBLUE e2 Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 2:29 PM

Magic Sarah!

Si

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sherring
sherring  646 forum posts United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 3:49 PM

Superb. Worth the early start.

Steve.

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 5:54 PM

Beautifully processed Sarah,
Geoff.

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edrhodes
edrhodes  9521 forum posts United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 6:56 PM

Congratulations on the shiny badge Sarah, well deserved.

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 7:24 PM

Thank you everyone, always appreciated!
Thanks for the HC Pete Smile

Sarah x

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sneazy
sneazy  974 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Jan 2012 - 9:30 PM

.......best make that 88 and counting....lovely.

Mark

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JJGEE
JJGEE  96219 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 10:44 PM

Did you get some radio controlled ducks for Christmas ?

For this current series from Bodiam they all appear to be just in the right place at the right time Wink

Excellent foreground composition with the frosty reeds leading the eye diagonally across to the frosty grass then the angle of the tree & branches bringing the focus of attention back towards the castle itself Smile

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 10:57 PM

Mark & Jeff, thank you!

Lol re the ducks Jeff - I spent a considerable time waiting for them to get out of the way, it was never gonna happen, there were just too many of them Wink

Sarah x

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18 Jan 2012 - 7:08 AM

Congrats !
Si.

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bill33
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18 Jan 2012 - 6:41 PM

Wonderful lighting adds to this beautiful capture Sara, great composition and processing, 1st class image, one to be proud of. Bill.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 9:24 PM

Congrats on those well deserved awards Sarah, well worth visiting that morning!
regards
Yung

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Steve_S
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19 Jan 2012 - 9:05 AM

Nice comp Sarah, congrats on the HC
Steve

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WindowonWildlife
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19 Jan 2012 - 11:29 AM

Well deserved HC Sarah,stunning work and image Smile

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 11:35 AM

Si, Bill, Yung, Steve & Dean - thank you, always appreciated! Smile

Sarah x

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dawnmichelle
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20 Jan 2012 - 1:36 AM

beautiful capture Smile

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dmhuynh72
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21 Jan 2012 - 9:43 AM

My UA is finally available today to give it to you Sarah.
have a good weekend
Yung

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2012 - 1:14 PM

Dawn thank you, appreciated!
Yung, what a lovely surprise, thank you very much for your UA - made my day Smile

Sarah x

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Valerie1
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21 Jan 2012 - 4:35 PM

Lovely compostion in this one. Very deserving of all the awards.
Valerie

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Nigel_95
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24 Jan 2012 - 11:13 PM

Many congratulations on your HC award Sarah Smile

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25 Jan 2012 - 10:26 PM

Many Congrats on your well deserved awards Sarah. Great image. well done.
John

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Dave87
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25 Jan 2012 - 11:10 PM

A cold frosty morning superbly captured here. The lighting and photography is super.

Love it.

Dave.

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26 Jan 2012 - 10:58 PM

A beautiful early morning scene, such wonderful light and atmosphere

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danbrann
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24 Feb 2012 - 10:46 AM

What a wonderful image Sarah. It deserves all the awards it gets.

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K_T
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26 Feb 2012 - 1:53 AM

Love your work, it hits the processing spot right on...not too much and not too little...very hard to find that sweet spot.

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2012 - 11:47 AM

Thank you so much everyone, really appreciated Smile

Sarah x

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Kim Walton
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31 Mar 2012 - 12:09 AM

How many commentsWink
Nice work as always

Regards
Kim

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31 Mar 2012 - 6:10 PM

Thank you Kim Smile

Sarah x

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2 Apr 2012 - 10:17 AM

Happening upon your portfolio is a rare treat, thanks I will be having a good browse a little later
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