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Dear all I have been trying to upload this chilly landscape for over a week now, and now I have finally managed, "I just hope that it was worth all the effort?"

I had a rather pants day following my visit to the Optician, but I am trying to remain positive...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments following yesterdays upload "Sole Destroyed", it is very refreshing to know that such a discarded object could attract so much attention.

Today I shill be spending my day in doors, trying to shake off yesterdays shenanigans, whilst a view and comment on your great work.

I wish you all have a great day ahead.

Regards as always

Nathan

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 SP Di II LD Aspherical Lens Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Jan 2013 - 11:16 AM
Focal Length:16mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Hot Chocolate
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:6 Feb 2013 - 9:57 AM
Tags:Estuary, Landscape / travel, Medway, Outdoors, Thames, Warmth
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morpheus1955
6 Feb 2013 - 10:01 AM

Superb shot Nathan, great composition and light, love that sky it does look more than a bit chilly though. Have a good day my friend, take it easy

Hugh

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achieverswales
6 Feb 2013 - 10:26 AM

A most wonderful winter landscape Nathan.

Regards

Trev.

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gary_d
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6 Feb 2013 - 10:30 AM

Well worth all the effort Nathan, a wonderful image. - gary

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3658 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 10:32 AM

You have captured the mood in this image well, have a good day Nathan,SmileSmile
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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 England
6 Feb 2013 - 10:33 AM

Super image - I can just imagine HC bubbling up like swamp gas!!! Take care, Nathan.Smile

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digital_boi
6 Feb 2013 - 10:52 AM

a good winter scene Nathan with lots to see all finshed off with a nice blue sky with wispy clouds

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 11:11 AM

Nice scene Nathan, those patches of blue shining through are lovely take care today.Its freezing up here Grin

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CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 11:12 AM

So glad you've finally succeeded in uploading this lovely image, Nathan, certainly worth the wait Smile Carol

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Jocelia
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6 Feb 2013 - 11:18 AM

A frothy topped 'Hot Chocolate' to say the least.
Nice one……..

Jocelia……….GrinGrinGrin

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kentishtraveller

Great colours, well composed.
You paint some great pictures of our local area Nathan

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 11:51 AM

wonderful colour and light nathan brilliant comp and detail a belter nice one Wink
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lonely_oryx
6 Feb 2013 - 11:51 AM

I like the contrast between the barren snow covered landscape and the colourful sky.

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luckybry
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6 Feb 2013 - 12:03 PM

lovely landscape

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williamsloan
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6 Feb 2013 - 12:08 PM

lovely scene very well taken..

billy

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mossy
mossy  246 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 12:09 PM

Roll on Spring, there is a beauty to this scene, but im hopng we will soon see a bit of warmth.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
6 Feb 2013 - 12:10 PM

I am glad you persevered with this one Nathan !! It is such a beauty !! Great photo !!

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 12:35 PM

Worth the effort Nathan, a beautifully coloured and well composed landscape - thanks for persevering.

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Meheecho
Meheecho  2275 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 - 12:48 PM

This is a superb image, Nathan, and well worth the effort of uploading. Great composition and some great tones and light. Have a peaceful day
Steve

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Tibetan  2 England
6 Feb 2013 - 12:54 PM

Would not fancy that at night Nathan, glad for you it was day time, nice one like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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keithh
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6 Feb 2013 - 1:04 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Tonally this is just very flat. It needed one stop less grad (if used) when shooting and the levels sorting out in post-production. You can choose to ignore this advise by all means but it will improve your work.

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Daisymaye
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6 Feb 2013 - 1:05 PM

Makes me shiver. Very well captured with a pretty sky. Certainly a hot chocolate day. Have a restful day........Sandy

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 1:13 PM

Brrr! but despite the bleakness, rather beautiful too. Bitterly cold wind here, Reckon I won't argue with that staying indoors idea!!

Ann

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Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 2:13 PM

I'm thinking Hot Chocolate after you've been out taking this lovely snow scene.
A lovely winter sky overlooking this landscape with fences, old hut and pond.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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6 Feb 2013 - 2:15 PM

Well worth the effort indeed, Nathan: a very moody scene captured in relatively low light and soft colours.
Keep well.
Ronnie.

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6 Feb 2013 - 2:21 PM

Nice Image ! I Like It!

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6 Feb 2013 - 2:25 PM

It's a super shot Nathan.

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fentiger
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6 Feb 2013 - 2:41 PM

A fine composition which comes across to me as cold and bleak.

Albert

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6 Feb 2013 - 2:41 PM

Lovely winter landscape Nathan.

ken

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6 Feb 2013 - 3:17 PM

A lovely winters scene Nathan. Well captured
Jim

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6 Feb 2013 - 3:32 PM

Very atmospheric Nathan, with a wonderful sky. Definitely worth it Smile
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pluckyfilly
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6 Feb 2013 - 4:03 PM

Great wintry shot well composed, a better day for us both hopefully Nathan

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6 Feb 2013 - 4:27 PM

yummy!

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6 Feb 2013 - 5:07 PM

A super colourful image, Nathan, well worth the effort of trying to upload it! Wink
If your weather's anything like here, you're best staying indoors! It's fine, but it's a very chilly and blustery wind....Sad
Trev Smile

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WhiteRose1
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6 Feb 2013 - 5:44 PM

Lovely sugar coated chocolate scenery with some wispy creamed clouds for a topping.

Dave

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 - 6:17 PM

A wonderful and well captured winter scene, Nathan.

P.

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Suzicoo  3432 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 - 6:25 PM


Quote: Worth the effort Nathan, a beautifully coloured and well composed landscape - thanks for persevering.

After being out in the cold today, nice to look your chilly winter scene, now to the hot chocolate, bubbling with a dash of creamTongue
Suzicoo

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6 Feb 2013 - 6:34 PM

I was thinking of Flatty Bashing in the creeks...Takes me back to my youth... TVM.
I must combine fishing and photography now I have smaller cameras...Nice wide angle shooting, congrats. Chen.

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fificat100
6 Feb 2013 - 6:42 PM

A lovely scene, well taken, Nathan. When I saw the title I expected a big steaming cupful!!! GrinGrinGrin

Lavina

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6 Feb 2013 - 6:52 PM

Nathan -- yes! This image was well worth all of your effort and the title is perfect. Smile
-=\Walter

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6 Feb 2013 - 6:53 PM

Lovely frozen landscape your pov seems to have given a real sense of distance.......I like the way this works very nice.

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6 Feb 2013 - 6:55 PM

A lovely capture Nathan, well worth it, and I like mine with a tot of brandy and whipped creamGrinGrin
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AnnJ  3 Scotland
6 Feb 2013 - 7:05 PM

Great landscape with menacing sky and all that "chocolate." Well worth all the effort! Ann.

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jdinne  11 England
6 Feb 2013 - 7:12 PM

Love this Nathan its brilliant. It has everything for me. Stunning.

John

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Phantom7
Phantom7  929 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 - 7:16 PM

I am glad I did not get the blame for you getting wet and cold this time ha ha.

Really nice and atmospheric.

Jim and Chris.

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6 Feb 2013 - 7:50 PM

That Nathan is most impressive!
Lillian

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milky Plus Member 11milky vcard Wales
6 Feb 2013 - 9:18 PM

Beautiful sky colour Nice detail you done well Nathan----------MilkyWink

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RockArea  8 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 9:28 PM

A superb wild scene, Nathan. Lovely sky but it does look cold!

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It's cold it has a lovely sky, well toned Nathan and well composed, was looking for the Chocolate but can't find it yet lol, joking....time well spent my friend,

John

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6 Feb 2013 - 10:19 PM

A great winter Landscape NathenSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

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UrbaneMagick Plus Member 3153 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 10:26 PM

great clarity on this frothy coffee Smile

Hope you have had a good chillout & a better day for you tomorrow Nathan.

GarethSmile

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7 Feb 2013 - 7:13 AM


Quote: Would not fancy that at night Nathan, glad for you it was day time, nice one like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Who would fancy to be there at night? A terrifying notion. Looks like a freezing cold and wet wasteland portrayed so well, Nathan.

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AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 8:18 AM

Your image portrays the atmosphere of the
Kent coast very well Nathan.
Ann

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7 Feb 2013 - 3:43 PM

Well worth the effort Nathan, a great shot.

Hope your feeling better today.

Best wishes. Myra

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7 Feb 2013 - 5:58 PM

Version 2 has improved it but I'd be inclined to go a touch further and even add a tonal S curve that would just give those white clouds a boost.

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7 Feb 2013 - 7:03 PM

Perfect title Nathan, I'll drink to that.

John Smile

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annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 3:53 PM

the bottom truly reminds me of some pudding!
with that sky it must be pudding heaven!

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