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An image captured on the beach at AllHallows which is on the Peninsula.

It's a little bit of a nothing image, which sums up hoe I feel at the moment. Yesterday did not go as expected. I popped around to the Doctors in order to prevent further nagging from my beloved Kizmet, "sorry Julie". As you know I have been suffering from a really bad chest, which the doctor diagnosed as Bronchitis, well it has not really cleared up. Sp I thought another course of anti-biotics would shift the little bugger, but no. The Doctor bless him sent me and James down to Medway Hospital, whereupon I was seen by various doctors, plugged into more machines than a McLaren Racing Car, only to be told that I had "wait for it"...................................................... 'reflux disease'. "What the?" ..... So after 11 hours I was finally discharged with even more pills, and told that I would be having more tests etc etc in the very near future, and then I should return to a specialist Consultants Clinic in eight blooming weeks time.

Well, life goes on I suppose.

As for the blooming discarded tennis ball, that sums my day up rather nicely, "I am sure you can work the rest out for yourselves"

Thank you for all your great comments and words of encouragement following yesterdays upload. A special mention going to EAS (Ann) and Gypsyman (Eric) for their most welcomed User Awards.

I never even got a chance to glance at you're undoubtedly great images yesterday, so I shall take this opportunity to apologise whole heartedly.

Although I am meant to be resting up, I shall try wherever possible to have a look and comment today.

I hope that you all have a great day ahead, I shall be resting whilst Julie prepares my bits and bobs for my week away in respite.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Nov 2012 - 2:08 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:No Ball Games
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:2 Mar 2013 - 7:50 AM
Tags:Humour / fun, Shadowily Saturday without the shadows
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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 7:53 AM

love the comp nathan brilliant detail belting colours a real cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Badgerfred
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2 Mar 2013 - 7:56 AM

Well spotted and captured Nathan, excellent composition,
Fred.

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 7:58 AM

Your image is very evocative and well composed - I hope you feel better soon. Tests are not much fun are they! A

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 8:06 AM

Sorry to hear that it wasn't a good day for you yesterday, Nathan, do hope things will brighten up for your week away. I think some poor dog is missing his beach plaything right now Smile Carol

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longhoss
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2 Mar 2013 - 8:09 AM

Lovely simple image Nathan
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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 8:10 AM

Great comp and dof Nathan - this story has a happy ending - I'm sure a dog will come along and claim the ball for himself giving him many happy hours of fun! Take Care.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 8:28 AM

Look after yourself Nathan!
Ann

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 8:31 AM

Sorry to hear your going through all those tests, Nathan. Hope you soon get better with those pills. I love this super shot!

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 8:32 AM

Far from being a 'nothing image' I think this one is a really well observed and captured, thought provoking image with great use of dof.

If it is any consolation, I have lived with reflux for over 30 years.

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kel55
kel55 e2 Member 2kel55 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 8:44 AM

like this image

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RLF
RLF e2 Member 4RLF vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 8:49 AM

Get well soon.
Seen something like this beforeWink

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104025 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 8:50 AM

A fine piece of photography...as to the `meaning of life'...I would translate it as a call for it to be picked up and thrown (either for the dog to chase and retrieve - or for you to follow wherever it takes you!).

Have a good weekend (if that's possible) Smile

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mossy
mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 8:58 AM

Nicely seen Nathan, i would have passed this by.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 9:00 AM

Sorry yesterday wasn't so good, Nathan. Can't have been remotely like fun but at least you now know the problem and something can be done to keep it under control. I can see that tennis ball being so very tempting and what a wonderful colour it now is! All my best wishes.

Ann

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 9:30 AM

To end with only, had a great entertaining story I hope.

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JohnChambersPhotography

It's all for the best Nathan I know when I go they look and they find but it is for the best, better to be plugged in than not, lol. You are right it does sum up how you are feeling and balls bounce back look forward to seeing the return . take care my friend .

John

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platzy
platzy  1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 - 9:55 AM

Great contrasting colours and shapes, superb work mate.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 10:09 AM

An ace image even though the tests have set you on another path.
Your troubles should make most of us glad to be well.
Hope you'll have a better week ahead.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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franken
franken e2 Member 123144 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 10:16 AM

Interesting image Nathan. sorry to hear about your continued illness.

Ken

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 10:28 AM

And onwards each day goes Nathan..life really is a sod at times
and all I can hope is that is starts to ease up on you!
a lovely POV here, and with the faded B/G
Lillain

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 10:33 AM

Excellent shot Nathan, well spotted and captured, hope things improve for you soon my friend, take care

Hugh

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achieverswales
2 Mar 2013 - 10:40 AM

A lesson in DOF Nathan, excellent my friend.

Regards

Trev.

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
2 Mar 2013 - 10:41 AM

The game is not over, Nathan, it's just a forced break...
Good luck and patience to you!
Regards Valery

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 - 10:45 AM

Great take

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bill33
bill33 e2 Member 3bill33 vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 10:48 AM

Very well spotted and captured Nathan, sorry to hear you are not 100% but look on the bright side, things can only get better, hope you are feeling a bit better today, take it easy, Bill.

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dudler Critique Team 11109 forum postsdudler vcard England320 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 10:50 AM

This is a rather fine shot, I reckon - making something creative from nearly nothing. It's visually good - and it conveys a real feeling of gloom and despondency.

So - I hope channelling it into the picture may relieve some of the feelings, at least a little.

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2 Mar 2013 - 10:54 AM

A Brill' capture Nathan, love it, sorry to hear about your ill health, keep your chin up mate, hope you are better soon.
Best regards, Alf.

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
2 Mar 2013 - 11:15 AM

Sad little image - a lost ball! Sums up my week too!

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 11:24 AM

My hubs has a problem cough Nathan which he never manages to get on top of, he sees the Dr and has tablets for reflux, they seem to call everything a disease now! I know you are strong of mind and will not give up, the waiting I find frustrating - following my fitting of the ECG monitor I have to wait 10 daysSad

The colorful ball makes this picture, the strong colour and pebbles are a bonus

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 - 11:34 AM

A simple but very effective image well presented.
Sorry to hear the ill health is still persisting but best wishes for recovery
Steve

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digital_boi
2 Mar 2013 - 11:44 AM

always good to see something different Nathan like the pov and dof yes reflux is a real pain have had it for the last 10 years anyway have a good week away and very best wishes to Julie

Graham

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
2 Mar 2013 - 11:51 AM

Eish ! It never rains but it pours Nathan !! I agree with you that this must stop now !! I like your image although I think you are very far from being discarded Smile Enjoy the week away !

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2198 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 12:03 PM

If the tennis ball had been photographed on the court it would just be a ball shot, however this discarded ball covered in seaweed in between the pebbles is well spotted and captured. I like it... Life seems to be throwing you curved balls. I am sure with the start of spring life will look brighter and your health will improve. Look after yourselfGrinGrin

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widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 12:35 PM

A fine example of art reflecting life or therapy thru your medium of choice Grin Hang on in there bud because before you know it your balls will be bouncing higher than a hoose !SmileSmileSmile

Rod

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 1:09 PM

Great dof really brings the detail and colour of the ball out here.

Best Matt

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2 Mar 2013 - 2:32 PM

Nice capture Nathan---MilkyWink

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2 Mar 2013 - 2:52 PM

Glad to make this double 30 Nathan. What a superb job you've made of such a simple image, both thought provoking and creative. Hope you get even more off your Chest VERY soon.

John Smile

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 2:59 PM

Well spotted image of this neglected ball Smile
Hope you soon get that chest sorted, Nathan - I know from experience that bronchitis can be a bugger to shake off Sad
Take care, mate Wink
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2 Mar 2013 - 3:05 PM

Simply but effective image Nathan
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Phantom7
Phantom7  829 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 - 4:27 PM

Not feeling to dapper myself,so I think you are correct in the photograph.

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xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 5:15 PM

That's superb, Nathan. Wonderful colour and detail...very well done.

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Brian65
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2 Mar 2013 - 5:22 PM

Keep your chin up Nathan, life can be alot of balls sometimes.
BrianTongueWink

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saltireblue Site Moderator 43958 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 5:38 PM

You have to be kidding!! That ball was on the line!!! This place is the pits!!! That ball was IN

Wonder what his blood pressure was at such moments? An inspired player, if somewhat of a rebel, but that makes the game more colourful.

Hope all goes well for you, Nathan.

Malc

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ChristineD
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2 Mar 2013 - 7:28 PM

Well spotted and captured

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2 Mar 2013 - 7:34 PM

Hope things improve for you soon. A great capture in its simplicity Smile

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netta1234
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2 Mar 2013 - 7:51 PM

Hope that you will soon be better Nathen,take care and do rest and stop worying about voing and comenting.
NettaSmile

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 7:59 PM

A strong image Nathan, things sometimes are sent to try us ,keep strong , take care,

Ali SmileSmile

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2 Mar 2013 - 9:02 PM

I like this for its simplicity, Nathan, and the story it conjures up in the mind, who does it belong to? Is some dog somewhere pining for it? Is it waiting for its owner to return? Who will play with it next? and so on.

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2 Mar 2013 - 9:05 PM

I hope you get well soon and then will be up in the air like the ball.
Ju

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Gypsyman  3659 forum posts England
2 Mar 2013 - 9:37 PM

The Split in the ball trully Cuts the foreground from the background. All the very best for you on your respite. Eric.

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2 Mar 2013 - 9:46 PM

Not tennis Wink Nathan. Love your eye for detail.
Ron.

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3 Mar 2013 - 12:41 AM

A neat find. Like the contrasting colour of the ball.

Lavina

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RobinF  883 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2013 - 7:37 AM


Quote: Far from being a 'nothing image' I think this one is a really well observed and captured, thought provoking image with great use of dof.

- I'm with Lynne!

Sorry to hear about the acid reflux condition. My wife too is a sufferer with this and has had to take pills for years now, so I know what an unpleasant problem it is. Keep your chin up my friend.
Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery,

Robin

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
3 Mar 2013 - 2:19 PM

Nice detail & beautiful capture....

Basith

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PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2013 - 8:46 AM

Oh you are going through it . never heard of that one but hope the pills help to cure it and that your ball bounces well! Paul

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AnneWorner e2 Member 6613 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 3:58 PM

There is something nostalgic about a toy of any kind being left behind, and probably missed, or maybe this one was just discarded because it was of no worth any more.

Reflux disease is no fun, but can be caused by various medications. I'd look to that before taking proton pump inhibitors which also inhibit correct digestion - itself able to cause mal-absorption and other problems. Been there, and done this one Nathan.

Anne

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