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Probably the best combination of light and conditions on this shoot. The Frost was still hard and the rising sunlight was just high enough to hit the church and reeds. My heart was in my mouth.
Derek

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Fairfield. Sunlight strikes the Church
Username:derekhansen derekhansen
Uploaded:1 May 2013 - 7:55 PM
Tags:Fairfield, General, Kent, Landscape / travel, Romney marsh, St thomas a becket church
Votes:121

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 7:57 PM

A definite 'wish I was there' vote from me. Superb light and frosty conditions, Derek.

Dave

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Bee76
Bee76  4 England
1 May 2013 - 7:57 PM

Fantastic image Derek and well done for doing the conditions justice.

Regards,
Barney

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 8:00 PM

Yup its all very well having the conditions but you still have to take the photo Derek and you nailed it !! A real beauty this one Grin

Rod

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 8:03 PM

Cracking light! Well captured in this fine image!!

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peaceshooter
1 May 2013 - 8:06 PM

A great landscape well rendered.

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5183 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 8:07 PM

Wow! That was quick Dave. A lovely surprise to get your GEA. Thankkyou.

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silverbells
1 May 2013 - 8:09 PM

GEA well deserved. This is another very fine image in this series and I wish I had been there too.
Erica

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 8:09 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmile Wink

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4521 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 8:16 PM

Superb shot !!!....top quality !

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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8371 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 8:17 PM

Top class photography. The super conditions captured superbly.
C

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5183 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 8:28 PM

Getting a good response (which is always nice) so far. Thanks for your comments.
Extra big thanks to Andy and Chant for your UA's. Much appreciated Gents.
Derek

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 530 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 8:29 PM

nicely done Derek you captured it beautifully....quality shotSmile

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ChasD
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1 May 2013 - 8:30 PM

A stunning shot. I am full of admiration.

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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8371 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 8:35 PM

Blush Ermmm I'm female
Thoroughly deserving of the accolades with I suspect, more to follow
C

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5183 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 8:40 PM


Quote: Blush Ermmm I'm female
Thoroughly deserving of the accolades with I suspect, more to follow
C

Sorry Chant. I feel very stupid.

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Take-a-View
1 May 2013 - 8:41 PM

Perfect.

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom94 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 8:42 PM

The light, lead in and contrast are superb!Smile

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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8371 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 8:47 PM

No probs Derek , it's the hairy chin and gruff voice that deceives people Tongue
I am of course joking - I don't have a gruff voice Blush
Wink

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5183 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 9:00 PM

Alan. Your UA is very much appreciated. Thank you.

Derek

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12351 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 9:03 PM

Good work again Derek, congrats on the awards Smile

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NexusImages
NexusImages e2 Member 71844 forum postsNexusImages vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 9:13 PM

so many good things going on with this image. The light on the church, the frost on the grass, the pinks in the clouds and the clarity are all a plus. Very nice indeed.
Mand,

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 9:21 PM

just brilliant Derek

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5183 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 9:31 PM

Thank you Mand. Really great to receive your UA.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 9:50 PM

Excellent light and details Derek
Congrats on the GEA and awards too
Regards Richard

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 9:55 PM

Well done Derek! Just amazing!
Ann

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 438 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 10:01 PM

No need to fear, Derek - you nailed it good and proper!
Wonderful photography!
Alun

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5183 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 10:02 PM

Thank you so much for your UA's Richard and Alun. It means a lot.
Derek

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rogerdoger
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1 May 2013 - 10:18 PM

Absolutely stunning. Perfect shot.
Roger

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derekhansen
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1 May 2013 - 10:37 PM

Thank you Roger and many thanks for your UA

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BURNBLUE
BURNBLUE e2 Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 10:46 PM

Great image.

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rontear
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1 May 2013 - 11:03 PM

Worthy of an entry into Landscape POTY ( open now !!) Derek.
Ron.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2013 - 3:45 AM

Very beautifully captured. A real feel of the conditions, on a beautiful and very cold day. Awesome image Derek......Sandy

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
2 May 2013 - 5:35 AM

An excellent image Derek !! Absolutely stunning Smile

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Tonyd3
Tonyd3  101009 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2013 - 5:38 AM

congrates on the awards, nice work.

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derrymaine
2 May 2013 - 6:04 AM

amazing shot, the perspective/angle and the atmosphere created are brilliant Smile

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LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2013 - 7:28 AM

A wonderful image Derek, congrats on all the very deserved badges


LesF

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geffers7
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2 May 2013 - 7:52 AM

Beautiful image Derek.
Geoff

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PaulHolloway
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2 May 2013 - 8:31 AM

Superb image, Derek.

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charlotte
charlotte e2 Member 934 forum postscharlotte vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2013 - 10:05 AM

I'm having a 'Green with Envy' moment Derek....Superb.

Charlotte

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2013 - 10:43 AM

You took some wonderful images that morning Derek, this one no exception! It's a fantastic location and you've captured the mood of it perfectly, simply beautiful in its remoteness - love it!

Sarah *

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PhilSingleton
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2 May 2013 - 10:43 AM

Great image Derek - composition, light and detail are excellent.

Phil.

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pic4you
pic4you  6 New Zealand
2 May 2013 - 11:05 AM

great shot and the grad filter works wonders here well done !

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5183 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2013 - 11:36 AM


Quote: You took some wonderful images that morning Derek, this one no exception! It's a fantastic location and you've captured the mood of it perfectly, simply beautiful in its remoteness - love it!

Sarah *

I really appreciate your comments and your UA Sarah. Thank you.

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2 May 2013 - 7:31 PM

All said...cracker

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colin63
colin63  5 England
2 May 2013 - 8:46 PM

You could keep putting images up from this location for the next year and i'm sure nobody would get bored with therm.

Simply stunning yet again

Colin

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 41107 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2013 - 8:22 AM

Well deserved Awards Derek, excellent shot in the series.

Ian

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2013 - 3:01 PM

Fabulous sweeping composition and of course that wonderful light.

Dougie

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 10248 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2013 - 4:34 PM

How many more did you get?? Each one has been superb, and the quality shows no sign of abating!
Definitely envious Derek!
Smile

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vasile_covaciu

me like....alot.....Tongue

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rvoller
rvoller  233 forum posts United Kingdom
3 May 2013 - 6:24 PM

wow, great conditions and comp

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clive burrow
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3 May 2013 - 8:17 PM

Cracking image Derek, glad to be number 100 Wink
Clive

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APTyler
APTyler  1 United Kingdom
3 May 2013 - 11:57 PM

Wow! A super shot, well done mate Smile

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silverfoxey
6 May 2013 - 12:07 PM

Super composition Derek, the morning light has lit up all the important elements that make a great capture. Well worth getting up early to catch the light. James Smile

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Codiac
Codiac  7304 forum posts Northern Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 1:22 PM

Great location and a beautiful shot Derek Smile

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KevSB
KevSB  101405 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2013 - 10:26 PM

just having a look through your album, one after the other top quality images all thought out, varied as well, excellent . wrote this here as this one fascinated me, have no idea why but it appeals

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derekhansen
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19 Jun 2013 - 10:30 PM

Really glad you are enjoying the images. The particularly nice thing is that you appreciate the variety because I really do try not to get too repetitive, Great to get the UA

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