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On a visit to Chichester Canal, my attention was drawn to the abstract nature of the buildings reflected in the water. Whilst shooting these, some ducks swam into my composition and came out as silhouettes, which I thought were a bonus. I offer you 3 versions of the ducks, 2 other reflections abstracts and finally the overall scene for context.
I expected to see several narrowboats here, but there is only one trip boat, because Chichester Ship Canal is now only a couple of miles long and not connected to anything. It was opened in 1822 to link with other rivers to form a route between London and Portsmouth. The last commercial cargo was carried in 1906 and Chichester Council abandoned it in 1928.
Pamela.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Zoom
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Jul 2010 - 2:18 AM
Focal Length:42.6mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.2
Shutter Speed:1/110sec
Exposure Comp:-0.67
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Doodle Duck
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:17 Apr 2011 - 6:31 PM
Tags:Chichester Ship Canal, Doodles, Ducks, Reflections, Specialist / abstract, Water, Wildlife / nature
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom992 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2011 - 6:36 PM

Love this, a silhouetted duck swimming into an abstract painting, and out the other side. But V5 is also rather special.
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 17 Apr 2011 - 6:37 PM

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2011 - 6:56 PM

Interesting images, Pamela, I love V.4. Carol

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2011 - 7:11 PM

Oh my I LOVE this, excellent stuff. I enjoy finding water abstracts myself and these are absolutely superb, love the ducks too! No hesitation, have my UA.
Barbara

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pluckyfilly
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17 Apr 2011 - 7:46 PM

great set of images

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franken
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17 Apr 2011 - 7:59 PM

These are excellent - especially vers 1& 4.

Ken

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2011 - 8:33 PM

A superb set of reflections, at their best where the ducks begin to merge with the abstract shapes.
Bill

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2011 - 9:39 PM

These abstracts are particularly wonderful-- Thank you for the view of their source--- all so well seen!
JEnnnnnn

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2011 - 11:21 PM

What a wonderful selection Pamela - I particularly like v2, where the darkest swirls seem to come out of the heads of both ducks- like smoke curling upwards.
Helen

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2011 - 1:09 AM

A great set of images. Really like V1 to V3 with the double headed ducks and all the squiggley lines.................Sandy

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2011 - 1:32 AM

Some nice abstract patterns here Pamela.
Good colours too.
Super shots.
Mick.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
18 Apr 2011 - 5:34 AM

Lovely patterns

Peter

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devlin
devlin  4651 forum posts India39 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2011 - 7:10 AM

I think 4 and 6 for me Smile love the symmetry of the abstract reflections in 4 and of course the buildings in 6 Smile the silhouette of the duck works well in V1 too, though in the others i feel it sort of drowns them out Smile

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Prabh

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2011 - 8:42 AM

A very well seen/observed set - they make excellent abstracts - nice to see what made the reflections in v6

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1588 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2011 - 3:24 PM

Thankyou so much for your kind response. I like these myself, obviously, but wasn't sure if others would.
Glad you liked seeing the source of my abstracts in V6.
BARBARA: Thankyou so much for awarding this image your User Award, I am extremely chuffed and delighted.
HELEN: I thought exactly the same, in V2 the black squiggles do seem to come out of the ducks' heads, as if they are attached to them.
PRABH: I agree, but thought I'd add 2 variations, V1 is definitely my personal favourite.
Pamela.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2011 - 4:23 PM

Brilliant set, Pamela, the reflections made wonderful abstract images. Nice to see the wider view also in V6 Smile
Trev Smile

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bricurtis
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18 Apr 2011 - 8:16 PM

I agree about V2 - super refection coming off of the ducks. V5 is my fav such a wonderful abstract. V6 of the complete scene and has great clarity of detail. Great set Pamela.
Brian.

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DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2011 - 4:44 PM

Superb set, Pamela - I love that water background - V2 looks fantastic

Daniel

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Adrian_Reynolds
19 Apr 2011 - 6:18 PM

These are superb Pamela, such fluid abstract shapes, beautifully captured,
Adrian

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bunbeam
bunbeam  8 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2011 - 7:47 PM

lovely set of watery shots
bunSmile

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20 Apr 2011 - 6:10 PM

Lovely work Pamela,
Geoff.

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NeilWigan
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21 Apr 2011 - 12:31 AM

V4 is our choice ,like the plain abstract of the shot.

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snappersue
21 Apr 2011 - 4:01 PM

Great set of pictures. Love the abstract. Sue

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Maiwand
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21 Apr 2011 - 7:09 PM

Wonderful and original duck silhouette Pamela. Fine shot.
Ron

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2011 - 8:03 PM

Love the abstractness in these Pamela

Bernie

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Glostopcat
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21 Apr 2011 - 10:43 PM

You've captured some fabulous colours and patterns in the water in these abstracts and the silhouettes of the ducks have enhanced them yet further

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2011 - 10:54 PM

Wonderful set of Images. I never knew their was a canal in Chichester, just goes to show you live and learn Smile

Hugh

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2011 - 1:46 PM

superb series Pam and really like v3. Congrats on your UA.

regards
Yung

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Val Prowse
Val Prowse e2 Member 11Val Prowse vcard England
22 Apr 2011 - 2:39 PM

A super set of images Pamela. I particularly like V2 for the ducks and V4 for the reflections. I used to know Chichester well and have spent many happy hours walking the dog along the canal.

Val

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2011 - 1:11 PM

They are great abstracts Pamela - I really like V1 and V3. We often to go this canal too - it is so gorgeous, especially in weather like today's

Sue

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2011 - 9:08 PM

Fanstastic colour.. I can never produce such excellent colour. I don't know anything about abstract. For me, I love V2 most, because of the horizontal layers of the water colour(blue and grey). Vertical wise, two main dark colour lines, and three light colour lines.. I'm a bit lacking in imaginatiomGrin.
BTW, thank you very much for trying to remove the bins for Worksop council...WinkGrin and your kind help.
Jasmine

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PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2011 - 10:27 PM

Amazing patterns. excellent work Jean. paul

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lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2011 - 10:04 PM

what an awesome set of images!!! the colours and the reflections are superb!! simply love that title too x x x

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2011 - 11:27 PM

What an interesting set of shots,each with there own marked interest.
I think I d have a play with V5 with the distortion tool and then add the plastic effect just for the fun of it.NIce set Pamela.

Aidan,,

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User_Removed
5 May 2011 - 6:59 PM

Like them all pamela, but if I had to choose v4 maybe Smile

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PhillipMinnis
29 May 2011 - 3:08 AM

Ah, Pamela, what a very striking set of images! My favourites are 1, 4 & 5! Brilliant reflections, ripples and colours! Well spotted and captured!


Cheers

Phil

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