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I captured this image quite a while ago now whilst out and about in Brighton with Julie. Clearly the chair as put there for a reason, "Maybe to attract passing photographers, who once finished clicking would indulge is something to eat and drink?"

Thank you for all you wonderful open, and honest comments following my bloom upload.

The visit to the hospital proved to be another step back in my health. They have found a nasty infection in my ankle joint which they were going to treat with intravenous drugs, but they decided to give me horse tablets instead which I take a whopping 1000mg four times a day.

I hope that you have a wonderful day ahead, it is lovely and sunny here in Lower Stoke, so a day relaxing in the garden will be the way forward.

Regards Nathan Grin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Oct 2011 - 12:00 PM
Focal Length:120mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:"It is what it is"
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:9 May 2013 - 6:58 AM
Tags:Black & white, Brighton, Chair, Promenade
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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 7:04 AM

Exceptional monochromatic tones Nathan , well processed, the composition is so well defined with your beautiful selective DOF leading your eyes to the only place to sit. Wow...John

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 7:06 AM

Sorry about your health situation Nathan, just get better soon Please..

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 7:31 AM

One most be comfortable on the beach, delightful image. Thinking of you.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 7:35 AM

A thought provoking image Nathan....sorry to hear about your setback...look after yourself

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 7:41 AM

Unusual background textures - an excellent mono image. A nasty setback Nathan, take care.
Carole

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 7:43 AM

fine shot..love the grittiness in the bg....make sure you get a rub down later WinkGrinGrinGrinBlush

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Chinga
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9 May 2013 - 8:18 AM

Wonder who will sit there! Lovely shot... Good subject, good shadow and I like the background... Grin
IB

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9 May 2013 - 8:26 AM

such an inviting image

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 8:40 AM

Lovely mono Nathan super composition making the chair the star. Hope the ankle improves soon Smile

Rod

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JohnChambersPhotography

It's a seat with a view, is it not , another set back but you will as always come out fighting we are made of good stuff we are.

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Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 8:43 AM

A great mono image Nathan, well spotted and captured, take careSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
9 May 2013 - 9:04 AM

Great Nathan a wonderfully composed mono.

John

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WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41054 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
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Quote: Unusual background textures - an excellent mono image. A nasty setback Nathan, take care.

Would maybe have turned the chair so it was facing the scene but a lovely spot and presentation, Nathan.

Dave

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digital_boi
9 May 2013 - 9:53 AM

wow that's a lot of drugs Nathan you don't do things by halves mate!! an interesting find here love the shadow and the backdrop and the mystery surrounding the chair

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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9 May 2013 - 9:56 AM

I am sorry to hear the bad news Nathan, but I am sure everything will turn O.K. Nice BW image with a sleepy and peaceful atmosphere! ---All the best to you Nathan!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.

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JawDborn e2 Member 2735 forum postsJawDborn vcard England
9 May 2013 - 10:07 AM

So sorry to hear the news about your health, Nathan. I send you my very best wishes.

The photo is an excellent demonstration of the photographic art. A seemingly simple subject making an intriguing enigmatic picture.

Jack

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9 May 2013 - 10:11 AM

Beautifully simple Nathan, get well soon !!!
Ron.

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JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53627 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 10:11 AM

I do like the texture of the bricks, initially looking like sand, but joined to the pebbles beyond with a few pebbles on it too.

Good luck with the infection, i'd be taking lots of turmeric made into a smoothie with plain yoghurt as a natural antiseptic as well.

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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 10:13 AM

A very intriguing shot, Nathan - not your usual style of deck chair found on a beach! Wink
Take care, and enjoy a relaxing day Smile
Trev Smile

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AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 10:37 AM

Get well soon Nathan! I hope you manage to swallow those horse tablets! Smile
Ann

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achieverswales
9 May 2013 - 10:40 AM

Chin up my friend and keep positive, I do like this composition, there is a fair bit of noise but adds to the ambience, it was made for mono.


Regards

Trev.

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Deep_Bhatia
9 May 2013 - 10:42 AM

Nice image, Nathan. Get well soon.

Deep

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 11:12 AM

Cracking shot Nathan, well spotted and captured, hope your ankle is clear of the infection soon, take care mate

Hugh

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Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 12:04 PM

Straight from the victorian era Nathan - I can image the ladies sitting here in their skirts and petticoats enjoying the sea view. The mono adds to this timeless quality - I really like it very much.

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Jenny-D
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9 May 2013 - 12:11 PM

Lovely mono image, well spotted.

Take care Nathan

Jenny Smile

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 12:13 PM

Looks a really comfortable chair - it wouldn't last long in rain though.
A gritty mono - looks a dull day.
Hope you'll get rid of that infection soon.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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9 May 2013 - 1:01 PM

Looks like one of those days where the haze distorts things and just makes you want to sit in the sun and dream. Well composed image Nathan. Hope those big whoppers do the trick and quick........Sandy

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
9 May 2013 - 1:20 PM

I remember that jetty as I only had one swim at Brighton because we were just passing through.
It was a warm day and I can remember floating for about ten minutes........
The chair symbolises that I should probably stopped a bit longer.........
A lovely shadow exaggerating it's emptiness.......
Well done Nathan. WesternRed.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 1:54 PM

OH My-- Horse tablets--- hope you are good a swallowing!

The chair, well seen and togged--- Thank you again for your UA, which I failed to mention on my last posting--- was probably too tired to be posting -- once again!

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ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 2:56 PM

Nathan, what bad luck you are having at the moment SadSadSadSad, try to keep positive & relax in the sunshine, the image is great well taken,

AliSmileSmileSmileSmile

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dudler
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9 May 2013 - 3:50 PM

But what does it mean?

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 3:54 PM

I'm sorry you're health is not so good at the moment, Nathan - hope you're feeling better, soon!
A lovely, well composed image!SmileSmile

Richard

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64438 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 4:12 PM

The beach, a chair and a shadow. A lovely simple mono that says it all. Smile

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2185 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 4:56 PM

A Great mono image ,hope you had a good day without a lot of pain and that you took extra careSmile
NettaSmile

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Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 5:20 PM

It's wonderful Nathan sitting there in nowhere land and troubling nobody, it's a fantastic unusual composition.

Gary

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 5:21 PM

This is a beautiful mono love the composition - Elizabeth xx

Wishing you a speedy recovery xx

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9 May 2013 - 5:42 PM

I like the treatment you've given this Nathan, it works so well for the image. Interesting subject matter. And yes it is Smile

John Smile

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footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 6:00 PM

Love the comp,the shadow is great,love to know how many people sat on it!
Take care.
Dennis

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
9 May 2013 - 6:37 PM

An abandoned chair on the beach !! What a unusual find Nathan Smile It does make for a great image though !!

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9 May 2013 - 6:43 PM

A well composed and captured image Nathan, and works very well in mono.
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Michaela_Solway

Outstanding! Or should that be sitting... Like the composition very much...

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9 May 2013 - 8:06 PM

Perfect title

Peter

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ

hi Nathan, lots to like here, topLH roof thing/topLH corner of chair, horiz' of pier echoed by shaddow of chair + lots more but late & must look @ others wrk. msg u later on web thing, Stay strong, si

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williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 11:12 AM

old lonely chair.very good.

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ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 7:10 PM

Oh dear...I hope the infection subsides sharpish, Nathan.

Very well shot in mono, this mysterious chair Smile

Andrew

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 11:09 PM

It's in a lot better condition than the one Gary D found on his walk with Patch!Wink

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RonnieAG
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1 Jul 2013 - 11:36 AM

The lonely sea and the sky and a lonely chair to boot.
Ronnie.

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Potra
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4 Jul 2013 - 2:06 PM

This is a superb capture. It has character and mystery. The composition and tones are perfect.
M

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