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Yesterday we went to Giggleswick in N.Yorkshire for Roy's funeral.
A very sad day for the family as he was only 61 and a year ago there was no sign of any illness at all.
Debi's first husband [brother of my husband Tony] had died at the age of 50, and so a second loss for Debi and her children. Hard too for her mother to see her daughter go through this pain again.
I took this photo at the service station and felt that it somehow spoke of the day. I'm sure you will all have your own thoughts on the setting sun and the strong links here.
Thanks for looking
Helen

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Oct 2013 - 5:40 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Chains
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:16 Oct 2013 - 10:38 AM
Tags:Specialist / abstract
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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 - 10:47 AM

You have produced a beautiful image! A very good tribute...
Beautiful emotive composition with good subject and colours...
IB

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16 Oct 2013 - 10:53 AM

Of the moment..superb Smile

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2013 - 10:58 AM

I choose this from the gallery as opposed to my connections because it was a striking image.
Much more significant now knowing the story. Very cleverly conceived on a day when mind could have been
switched off from beauty around you.
Beautiful Helen and our thoughts are with you all.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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16 Oct 2013 - 11:03 AM

A very striking image Helen, superb control of focus and dof.... A sad day for you and the family...I see the chain as the strong link that can never be broken between heaven and earth...

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16 Oct 2013 - 11:07 AM

A very beautiful and evocative image, Helen. Carol

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16 Oct 2013 - 11:08 AM

Excellent work Helen.

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16 Oct 2013 - 11:10 AM

Unbroken connections and Rememberance colour. Excellent image AND imagery, Helen.

Dave

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16 Oct 2013 - 11:32 AM

Hope the chain of events will now end and that the sun will shine again.
Joan.

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16 Oct 2013 - 12:17 PM

The BOND will not be broken whatever the circumstances.
Dave.

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mikbee
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16 Oct 2013 - 12:28 PM

It puts me in mind of chains inside a foundry Helen,
with the molten metal in the BG !!
A splendid shot.
Mick.

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16 Oct 2013 - 12:50 PM

A wonderfully expressive image. You are a genius of composition.

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16 Oct 2013 - 1:01 PM

So sad to here of this and your image works so well. Thoughts today are with you ...Phil

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16 Oct 2013 - 1:03 PM

nice contrast and colour
David

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16 Oct 2013 - 1:23 PM

A very well seen shot Helen.

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16 Oct 2013 - 2:08 PM

Several images have turned up in today's feed that are excellent--- this being one of them. Very impressive an pleasing-- I have given my award already, will shortlist this in hope I can award it tomorrow!

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derekhansen Plus Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2013 - 2:20 PM

Sorry for your and your families loss Helen.

So much impact from an apparently simple combination of elements. The shallow dof throwing the background into a fiery blur contrasts beautifully with the sombre colour of the chain. Superb.
Derek

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16 Oct 2013 - 2:21 PM

Beautifully captured Helen. My first thought was Rings of Fire. Maybe strength though pain would then describe it after reading your words. I am so sorry for the family........Sandy

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16 Oct 2013 - 3:28 PM

Imaginative, interesting, inventive and intriguing imagery...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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16 Oct 2013 - 4:15 PM

Great imagery!!

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16 Oct 2013 - 4:56 PM

An image which gives much to reflect on, Helen!
Beautifully perceived and thoughtfully and skillfully taken.

Richard

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16 Oct 2013 - 5:25 PM

Sad to hear of your news, Helen, and a wonderful and colourful tribute here Smile
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16 Oct 2013 - 6:09 PM

A very poignant image, Helen. I am sorry to hear of your family's loss.

Ray

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16 Oct 2013 - 6:59 PM

How awful. Why do these things happen? I feel for you but complement you on your poignant tribute which has a world of meaning.

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16 Oct 2013 - 7:58 PM

Great DOF and a lovely background, a sad tale and a contrasting composition with these strong links

Peter

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Very well perceived Helen.. Much poignancy ...a beautifully constructed image

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16 Oct 2013 - 10:49 PM

Imaginative and impressinve image!
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17 Oct 2013 - 2:15 AM

so well composed... have another award.

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17 Oct 2013 - 7:18 AM

Excellent - makes quite an impact

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17 Oct 2013 - 8:11 AM

Many thanks to Annette, Sandy and Dave for their User Awards - SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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17 Oct 2013 - 8:26 AM

Helen, my heart goes out to the family. This image is superb.
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17 Oct 2013 - 8:44 AM

Thank you so much Walter SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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17 Oct 2013 - 11:44 AM

Wonderful and great image,Helen,like the light and DOF here,very well done,
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18 Oct 2013 - 11:29 AM

Excellent composition and wonderful colours Helen. Beautifully symbolic for the sad occasion.
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19 Oct 2013 - 8:40 AM

Outstanding image Helen. Unusual and powereful composition with excellent use of dof and light. Very emotive image . Well done indeed. Sorry to hear of the family loss. A

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19 Oct 2013 - 6:46 PM

The links hang heavy as the sun sets once again Sad

Deepest condolences, Helen.

A beautiful image to go with the most UNbeautiful of circumstances.

Andrew

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19 Oct 2013 - 8:51 PM

Chains for strength and unity - red for remembrance and hope of better days.
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