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alone in the silence

By andylea
this shot is an oldie from last year but pretty much sums up the way i've felt this year Sad
my father is now in a nursing home and needs 24 hour care he has lost his speech and only has the use of his left hand it's been an awful year and i can't wait to see the back of it
photography for me this year has taken a back seat and when i have got out with the camera most of the time i've been somewhere else
a huge thank you for all your support in what has been a difficult year Smile
but next year i will be back with a bang Grin
whishing you all a very merry christmas and a cracking new year Wink

Tags: Sunset General Low light Landscape and travel

Voters: ColleenA, jaktis, phillG and 122 more

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jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
18 Dec 2013 5:46AM
SO powerful and strong composition, I wish you the best for 2014


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ColleenA Plus
5 340 5 Australia
18 Dec 2013 5:52AM
An amazing image Andy, an emotive capture that says so much. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I think so many epz'rs have had a hard year. Let's hope 2014 is a better year. Please remember you are never alone. Your photography is always superb and a pleasure to view. Keep strong
Andysnapper 9 109 25 England
18 Dec 2013 6:31AM
A cracking shot Andy and I feel for you. I had a similarly bad year in 2010, hopefully 2014 will bring you peace and happiness and a bag full of good photos.


18 Dec 2013 6:53AM
Keep strong Andy as is your strong composition here. I wish you all the best for 2014.
fazzer 8 54 7 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 6:53AM
Excellent shot , best wishes
Jeremy Smile
18 Dec 2013 6:53AM
Cracking image; All the Best for 2014
Cheers Steve
ukgubbi 5 5 India
18 Dec 2013 6:54AM
This is very emotive with great tag to go with it. Wish you good luck.
Nigeve1 Plus
4 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 6:59AM
Very strong composition, powerful image, Andy. Hope you have a better 2014, all the best.
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
18 Dec 2013 7:08AM
A stunning image, Andy. Wishing you a much improved 2014, I think a lot of us will be glad to see the back of this year. Carol
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 7:23AM
Superb shot and all the best to you. Sue Smile
18 Dec 2013 7:47AM
Oh!!! Andy!!!!!
Like you I look forward to a new year.....
18 Dec 2013 7:48AM
You are not alone....x
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 8:50AM
Superb shot Andy. Merry Christmas to you and your family and roll on 2014 SmileSmileSmileSmile

nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
18 Dec 2013 9:27AM
This is a bang of a shot, Andy. Merry Christmas to you and I wish you an incomparably wonderful new year.
18 Dec 2013 9:55AM
Sad news indeed about your father Andy chin up for the new year

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 10:19AM
Powerful image. Like you its been a hard year, my wife of 50 years died recently, I console myself with found memories. Peter.
danbrann 12 636 17
18 Dec 2013 10:45AM
I sympathise Andy.For almost the same reasons as yourself I can count on one hand the number of times I have been out with the camera. When I do go out I'm looking at my watch to see when I should be back. But I have no problems when I read of peters comment above. Take care and try to enjoy the festive season.
18 Dec 2013 11:57AM
Beautiful touching image, I hope 2014 will be a better year for you, Keep strong.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
18 Dec 2013 12:00PM
A very emotional image Andy. Tells me just how you feel. We seem to have those years when nothing goes right don't we. Here's wishing you a wonderful year in 2014. Have a good Christmas and better times ahead.
Sorry to hear about your problems this year Andy
lets hope 2014 will be a better one for all of you.

All the best

Brilliant capture

8 10 10 England
18 Dec 2013 12:23PM
Think we're destined for these kind of years when the big black cloud seems to hang over our heads but hope that you can look forward to better times in 2014 Andy. Hope that Christmas passes peacefully for you and Jan.
Irishkate Plus
6 41 110 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 12:55PM
Gorgeous image which is what we associate with you Andy.
Wishing you all the best for a better year ahead when you'll be back with
wonderful images like this and those very imaginative titles.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
18 Dec 2013 2:25PM
Very poignant and thought-provoking. I do wish you light in the new year.
18 Dec 2013 2:30PM
Your not alone Andy,
Quote:Very poignant and thought-provoking. I do wish you light in the new year.

mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
18 Dec 2013 3:14PM
Fire in that sky Andy.
Super shot.
And hope next year is a better year for you !!
mickp 11 9 7 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 3:43PM
Very poignent image Andy. I wish you and your family a happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.
18 Dec 2013 3:55PM
An excellent image, Andy!
All the very best for a better 2014.
helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 4:02PM
A very powerful image Andy - a hard year for you and your Dad
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 4:22PM
Incredible image Andy
Things have to get better so
Now upwards only...
18 Dec 2013 4:31PM
Fabulous image Andy! Great colours and tones!
All my best wishes to you, Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!
NDODS 6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 4:33PM

Quote:Very poignent image Andy. I wish you and your family a happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.

Compositionally and photographically superb…

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
DorisD 3 England
18 Dec 2013 4:52PM
Just superb
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 4:57PM
This is very powerful Andy and sums up what you have told us. I'm so sorry to hear about your father and I hope you, Jan and the rest of your family are able to enjoy your Christmas.
18 Dec 2013 4:59PM
A wonderful image Andy.
I was in a similar position a few years back.
All the best for Christmas and the New Year.
derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 5:20PM
A real 'wow!' shot Andy.
May next year bring better things for you,
18 Dec 2013 6:05PM
A very thought provoking image Andy, and a very personal one. I do hope that next Year sees a brighter Road ahead for you, and I look forward to you returning with a BANG! Smile
Have a lovely Christmas despite the Heartaches.

John Smile
evelen 12 5 England
18 Dec 2013 6:25PM
hi Andy , excellent capture . wishing you a happy Christmas and all the best for the new year .
wont be on line for a while eve.SmileSmile
zapar40 7 66 5 Wales
18 Dec 2013 6:34PM
all the best wishes for the new year Andy, superb image, cracking sky.
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
18 Dec 2013 7:17PM
Has that WOW factor Andy!

marktc Plus
6 96 15 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2013 7:26PM
Sublime... wishing you all the best for the New Year mate and I hope it brings you a measure of peace and tranquility.
richmowil Plus
8 321 2 England
18 Dec 2013 8:42PM
Its a stunner Andy - First Class!!
Great processing in this magic capture. I like the position of the man. A nice piece of art. Well done Addy.
Jocelia Plus
6 2 1 Australia
19 Dec 2013 8:59AM
What a beauty Andy.
So many things are sent to try us. Your dear beloved Dad wasting before your eyes.
Chin up though Andy, remember the loving and good times you once had.
My Mum and Dad are still dear to my heart though long since gone. You love them more
then especially when you can look back on photos.
Have the best Christmas you are able to make and think on a good 2014…….GrinGrinGrin
5 3 8 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 5:31PM
A super image up to your usual high standardsGrin
Have a great Christmas and I hope you have a better 2014
All the best
19 Dec 2013 8:18PM
An amazing image
Wishing you and your family, Dad included, all the best for the New Year
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
21 Dec 2013 8:45AM
So sorry this year has been so sucky, Andy SadSad

I really hope 2014 more than makes up for it.

An absolutely remarkable image you've got here to encapsulate how your year's been. Bravo on the image...and for shouldering everything the way you have.

Quoise Plus
4 919 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2013 7:15PM
I hope 2014 is a better year for you. Have a lovely Christmas Smile
22 Dec 2013 7:52PM
Powerful and stunning !!

Best wishes for Xmas and 2014

23 Dec 2013 9:25AM
One image that says many things. Keep yourself strong and well . Gill
danbrann 12 636 17
23 Dec 2013 3:53PM
I do hope you can have an enjoyable Christmas Andy.
soulofharmony 7 22 1 Norfolk Island
23 Dec 2013 4:19PM
Happy Christmas Andy and have a wonderful New year

Nikki !!!
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2013 4:25PM
Fantastic again Andy. Ive got my father in law in a home now, so I know how you feel. Hope you still have a wonderful ChristmasSmileSmileSmile
24 Dec 2013 10:19AM
All The Best.

24 Dec 2013 10:50AM
Beautiful shot Andy. I know how you feel have been in the same kind of situation, hopefully 2014 will be the turning point. Have a good Christmas and all the very best for the New Year to you and your family.

Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2013 6:01AM
Such an impact in this image Andy... Brings up strong emotions...
Hang in there, sending you "Healing" thoughts, wishing 2014 to be a better and brighter year for you.
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
25 Dec 2013 2:33PM
Sending lots of good wishes your way Andy.
I always really enjoy your uploads and comments.

B. x Smile
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2013 2:38PM
Fantastic shot. I hope next year is better for you. I have been through it regarding Dad in a home so I do understand how hard it is. All the best and thanks for your support Andy. paul
NeilWigan 7 16 16 England
25 Dec 2013 11:40PM
I remember this shot ,hope you get sorted in the coming year, all our best wishes to you and yours.

Neil Joan and Charlotte.
28 Dec 2013 8:04PM
wonderful shot
29 Dec 2013 7:01PM
Great imageSmile
carper123 Plus
5 1.0k 8 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2013 7:48PM
Wow, Andy, awesome my friend a stunning image, well done.
The awards are well deserved. You had better have mine as well.
Sincerely, hope you have a better year.
phil99 10 45 6 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 9:26AM
All the very best for 2014 Andy. hope it is better for you than this one turned out for you.....Phil
3 Jan 2014 4:23PM
Andy, this is an outstanding image mate one that shows off your talent..........stay well mate and my thoughts are with your family, Im sure your Dad is being well looked after.

Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
5 Jan 2014 3:44PM
Sorry to hear that 2013 was not a very good year for you, it was rather similar to what 2012 was like for me, I hope 2014 is a much better one for you. This is yet another stunning landscape photograph and the type of image that has become your hallmark
7 Jan 2014 6:57PM
I'm new in this site but I can relate to your 2013 misery, having and still going through the same dilema. There always will be a light to shine on us at one time a little like in this scenery. All the best for 2014.
Source 7
10 Jan 2014 11:53PM
Wishing you all the best in 2014
- source

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