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Ben Venue

By Ewan  
So, I'm standing in near-freezing water and stinking mud, in an even more freezing north wind which is chucking sleet at me with considerable force waiting for 2 things to coincide: a slight lull in the gale so that the tripod stops shaking and a break from the sleet so that I can whip the Tesco carrier bag off the camera, wipe away the remaining spots from the filter (those X-Pros can catch a lot of water Wink ) and take the shot.

I'm still not sure why...

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: rosie42, Gary_Williams, helengib and 30 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


MarkT 15 119 2 England
12 Dec 2005 4:04AM
Worth the effort - great shot.


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flakeyflower 14 17 Scotland
12 Dec 2005 4:18AM
worth it though :o)

riprap007 15 1.6k 37 England
12 Dec 2005 4:28AM
good composition and colours
ericfaragh 16 149 5 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2005 4:30AM
Lovely foreground interest in the reeds.
Westers 15 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
12 Dec 2005 4:31AM
Just love that foreground and the background's a bit special too.
angej 15 479 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2005 4:32AM
I can see why...... superb fgSmile)
IanFlindt 15 740 21 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2005 4:36AM
Looking at this beauty, I can see every reason to. Exceptional foreground detail, matched by an impressive background scene.
suleesia 15 176 Malaysia
12 Dec 2005 4:37AM
you landscape-ers are really something! You can even make stinking mud and fallen reeds looked good. Smile
Beautiful details and colour, nice one.
Ewan 16 383 Scotland
12 Dec 2005 4:45AM
LOL Grin

Thanks folks.
jeanie Plus
16 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2005 6:17AM
I was going to click anyway because I like the image but you definitely deserve a click for all the effort you put into getting it!

gibbsy 16 403 Wales
12 Dec 2005 6:28AM
Well worth the effort, excellent image that does in all fairness look cold and windy.
Tesco bag, rich bugger are we?
Ewan 16 383 Scotland
12 Dec 2005 6:44AM
I had a Waitrose one in my camera bag which I was going to use if anyone was watching Wink
stevebutler 15 122 England
12 Dec 2005 7:25AM
Looks very cold. A nicely composed shot.

pcjackso Junior Member 14 7
12 Dec 2005 7:58AM
Great shot.Worth it in the end
angelamary 14 6 England
12 Dec 2005 8:41AM
The shot was worth it. Lovely!
Ewan 16 383 Scotland
12 Dec 2005 2:02PM
Thanks again folks.
rosie42 15 7 Australia
12 Dec 2005 5:38PM
A quality shot well worth the discomfort!

Susie :o)
kinfatric 15 550 9 Scotland
5 Jan 2006 10:10AM
have a well deserved No30
Ewan 16 383 Scotland
5 Jan 2006 10:38PM
Cheers Grin
21 Feb 2006 12:01AM
and I'll make it 31....significant?, but deserved for having to deal with such rotten conditions!
Ewan 16 383 Scotland
21 Feb 2006 12:11AM
Ta - LOL
13 Jul 2007 3:20PM
I prefer the M&S bags myself, but it's all about choice. This is a great winter image and shows the comitment you put into your photography Ewan, excellent stuff indeed.

All the very best
Ewan 16 383 Scotland
13 Jul 2007 8:34PM
LOL - thanks Dougie Smile

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