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Church on the Marsh IV

By derekhansen
Taken on a bitterly cold morning at St Thomas a Becket Church near Fairfield on Kents Romney Marsh. The church sits in the middle of an isolated field surrounded by dykes and streams. The conditions were perfect this morning as the rising sun lit up the clouds, church and frost covered reeds.

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helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2012 4:30PM
It works well in portrait too SmileSmile

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16 Dec 2012 4:32PM
Another beauty Derek, with the clouds a perfect frame.
BrainResin 6 11 Ireland
16 Dec 2012 4:34PM
Another stunning image Derek, Tips hatWinkWink

fazzer 9 54 7 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2012 4:37PM
Love this in the portrait format Derek i think i may have been tempted to clone in a small patch of frozen reed tuffs into the immediate foreground but its definitely worthy of my award,class shot Smile
mondmagu 8 75 Ireland
16 Dec 2012 4:44PM
A cracker of a shot Derek.

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
16 Dec 2012 4:54PM
top notch great detail and lovely light on the church

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
16 Dec 2012 5:20PM
Very good quality work!
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2012 5:23PM
Cheers evreryone and big thanks to Jeremy for his UA and Pete for the HC.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2012 5:38PM
best one so far derek a stunner and more Wink
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
16 Dec 2012 6:03PM
fantastic POV and winterly atmosphere
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2012 6:15PM
Seems to be going down well.

Thanks for your precious award Andy. Sincerely appreciated my friend.


marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2012 6:21PM
Beautiful work.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2012 6:27PM
A handful of accolades for a most wonderful composition. Well done Derek.

Regards Nathan
16 Dec 2012 6:40PM
High qualty comp and capture
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
16 Dec 2012 7:00PM
Seems to be going down well.

So it should, excellent series, Derek. Right place, right time and a serious lot of skill.

chris-p Plus
12 67 England
16 Dec 2012 7:01PM
Another goody Smile
16 Dec 2012 7:17PM
Real stad out image, Derek
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2012 7:30PM
Another superb shot Derek, I think i like this better than the other one not sure as they are both so good .

16 Dec 2012 7:58PM
Great image - very well done.
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2012 8:05PM
Best til last Derek?! What a beauty. Love the portrait format which makes the most of that lead in stream I have been commenting on and gives so much depth. This image keeps the frosty FG but has bags of colour in the church and sky and I do like the way the clouds seem to part about the ridgeline & steeple, making even more of a statement from the building. You've made such a great image out of so few component parts which is the mark of a true master Smile. This image is very deserving of it's awards and if I had ever got around to making my own User Award, it would have it! Grin
teabelly 7 45 England
16 Dec 2012 8:13PM
Perfectly beautiful - so serene looking.
comma 10 108 6 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2012 8:56PM
beautiful image
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
16 Dec 2012 11:49PM
Excellent series Derek, congratulations on all it's success.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
17 Dec 2012 12:14AM
What to add Derek? Love the portrait version, once again stunning work from you, your awards are well deserved, my congrat's!

Sarah *
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 6:30AM
Thank you Anthony and Sarah for your Awards. I know they are not given lightly.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 7:40AM
Another very successful image Derek and its not hard to see why! The light is super on this loveliest of churches and I love the way the clouds seem to radiate out from the spire. Love this format too - many congrats on all the awards!
JohnParminter 11 1.3k 14 England
17 Dec 2012 12:08PM
as good as tother
cheesey 12 2 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 4:25PM
An abolute belter mate.
Nice work.
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 4:28PM
Thanks for the UA Angi. Much appreciated.
The deep view wins the race for me Derek, they have all had their own attributes but this for me is the best of a great set.

Baden 6 156 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 5:46PM
Beautiful Derek! I really love the lead in from the foreground.
martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 6:35PM
Super work again Derek. Fully deserves all the accolades it has rightfully received.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
17 Dec 2012 7:58PM
Really like this in portrait format - the eye is led wonderfully to the church. Also like the frost on the reeds. Wonderfully crisp and detailed and speaks of the air that day.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
19 Dec 2012 10:53AM
Well composed and good foreground details with the frost, good work Derek and congrats on all the well deserved awards
Regards Richard
Morgs 9 20 62 Wales
29 Dec 2012 7:11PM
The frost catching the light sets this image apart from the otheers I have seen to date. Class.
SWMahy 10 21 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 3:55PM
This series is completely amazing and this is perhaps my favourite. Just so perfect in so many ways. Well done, sir!


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