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Flying the Flag

By NDODS    
This image continues the Dungeness theme quite nicely, it depicts a small section of flags which I believe are crafted from disused and discarded tarpaulins which can be found along this particular stretch of coast throughout the year. This recycled form of bunting was found hanging in one of Dungeness's many small Artists Studios.

A big thank you to you all for taking the time out to view, comment and vote on yesterdays somewhat different upload 'Sodden Moggies'. I am glad that it brought back so many memories. A special mention is heading off to achieverswales(Trev) for his most welcomed User Award.

I sincerely hope that you all have a great day whatever the weather. For me who knows...

Regards as always Nathan

Tags: General Dungeness Colours Flags Recycling Bunting Tarpaulin

Voters: Pinnace, RysiekJan, longhoss and 103 more

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Jellyfire 11 41 4 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 7:24AM
I like this, the single flag being in focus gives it a very melancholy feel, perfectly suited to the location. Great series of shots
CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
8 Jan 2013 7:25AM
Excellent focusing, Nathan, it looks like a large eye Smile Carol
netta1234 11 382 2 Wales
8 Jan 2013 7:29AM
A great oneSmile
Hermanus 10 4 South Africa
8 Jan 2013 7:32AM
These flags surely has been well flown Nathan !! Would love to hear their stories Smile Have a brilliant day !
andylea 14 37 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 8:01AM
love the colour and comp nathan a real cracker nice one Wink
8 Jan 2013 8:11AM
Well they are original GrinTongue.
Well done. WesternRed.
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 8:12AM
Excellent dof Nathan!
canonfan 12 7 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 8:17AM
Excellent DOF in this image Nathan. Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
AnnChown 13 207 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 8:26AM
I didn't know about these flags - Il'll have to go to look for them. Very Dungeness and well taken Nathan.
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 8:30AM
Wonderful use of depth of field here Nathan.

tonyng Plus
13 13 3 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 8:39AM
The dof and level has isolated the subject well.
morpheus1955 16 3 2 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 8:40AM
Brilliant shot Nathan, excellent dof well spotted and captured

wnbeat 17 56 Scotland
8 Jan 2013 8:46AM
Unusual bunting , Like the shallow dof suits the image well Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2595 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 9:03AM
How very beautiful, and very Dungeness - art created out of debris.
The focus and angle are perfect, but I would crop off the top to get rid of the oblong white blob which is a bit of a distraction.
8 Jan 2013 9:21AM
Lovely! I tried blocking the top with my hand but I think it reduces the interest of the picture.
Meheecho 10 275 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 9:27AM
Different and very effective image . Great DOF
12 5.9k 130 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 9:33AM
A cropped variant has been added, thank you to Moira for spotting this distraction.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 9:33AM
A well-seen and well-seized opportunity with an unusual and attractive subject. Use of shallow dof is spot-on.

I was reminded of a walk round Biddenden vineyard and my efforts to photograph the coloured tags used as markers on lines stretched above the rows of vines. Your image is more artistic in every way!

Gerryrys 11 1 France
8 Jan 2013 9:42AM
Nice image Nathan. The crop on v2 tidies it up.

It reminds me of bygone school sports days for some reason. Not sure if there is some sort of subliminal message there. Smile

mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2595 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 9:42AM
Thanks for the pm. I was imagining more of a letterbox crop, keeping the width of the frame. Pale bokeh is the bane of such images, it's darn difficult to clone out!
different and interesting information
excellent DOF

Jasper87 Plus
13 3.3k 164 England
8 Jan 2013 10:00AM
v2 is my favoured version, Nathan. Such a lovely melancholic image.

nonur 14 18 13 Turkey
8 Jan 2013 10:00AM
I agree with Bill's remark:"A well-seen and well-seized opportunity with an unusual and attractive subject. Use of shallow dof is spot-on." Hope you have a great day as well.
Herge88 16 40 6 England
8 Jan 2013 10:05AM
Great dof in this Nathan.

Best Matt
8 Jan 2013 10:08AM
The green one looks quite like a bird.

barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 10:10AM
V3 ticks all the boxes for me
Isnt it wonderfu; that one image can look so different?
lonely_oryx 15 61 55 England
8 Jan 2013 10:15AM
V3 for me. Fascinating image
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 10:34AM
Got to be V3 here Nathan, lovely textures
and a look of movement
danbrann 18 640 17
8 Jan 2013 10:53AM
Good and deliberate focus has lifted this from the mundane.
8 Jan 2013 10:59AM
the selective focus makes this one Nathan

ugly Plus
15 9 58 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 11:00AM
V2 for me as well..
Great idea..
Very nice DOF...

widtink 10 406 2 Scotland
8 Jan 2013 11:32AM
Aye its a cracker great use of dof quite a spiritual image Smile

mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2595 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 11:32AM
V3 is just perfect - thank you!
V2 for me Nathan like the comp better with good use of DOF, it's a simple image BUT very well created and presented.

Paul_cats 17 61 22 Scotland
8 Jan 2013 12:20PM
Great us of DOF in all shots.
Mrsbass 10 2 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 12:25PM
Brilliant creativity here - very pleasing images.
Ade_Osman 19 4.5k 36 England
8 Jan 2013 12:32PM
Good stuff Nathan, thanks for all your recent comments & support mate, I'm slowly getting bad to normal, (whatever the hell normal is) as everyday passes Wink

achieverswales 12 8 101 Wales
8 Jan 2013 12:38PM
Very simple photograph with stunning impact Nathan, V1 for me.


Growmore 14 4 3 England
8 Jan 2013 1:23PM
Wonderful DOF Nathan and great captures they look like Mackerel lures.

rayme330 11 17 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 1:24PM
Well cropped Nathan and with excellent dof concentrating the eye on the flags.

8 Jan 2013 1:34PM
Makes it a special image to only show part in focus, I really like the effect Nathan! We love Dungeness and have met a few artists and other interesting people down there! I think you have to be different to live there anyway, it's another world!!
Maggie GrinGrinGrin
EAS 14 1 13 Scotland
8 Jan 2013 1:53PM
Great timing and impressive focus.

hasslebladuk 13 1 6 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 2:02PM
Excellent shots
8 Jan 2013 2:22PM
a classy shot well spotted and captured.

ChiliMan 16 135 17 Singapore
8 Jan 2013 2:41PM
Very well spotted and shot, Nathan. For me V2 works best Smile

TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
8 Jan 2013 2:43PM
Very well seen, and good use of depth of field to isolate it from the background, Nathan Wink
Trev Smile
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
8 Jan 2013 2:51PM
Reminding me of some Tibetan prayer flags---- This is a wonderful image no matter where it originated!
ali63 11 791 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 4:07PM
A great set of images,
Ali GrinGrin
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4348 Canada
8 Jan 2013 4:07PM
Simple and makes an excellent shot. V3 is outstanding.

Rende 16 38 4 Netherlands
8 Jan 2013 4:32PM
Beautiful image with wonderful out of focus areas.
1881 11 India
8 Jan 2013 4:47PM
Like the shallow dof suits the image well Smile
Philip_H 11 1.5k United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 5:48PM
A pleasing capture, Nathan.

LexEquine Plus
16 1 20 United States
8 Jan 2013 6:58PM
'Super color Image Set' ~ Peter
8 Jan 2013 7:43PM
A different image. V3 for me

pdcche 12 4 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 8:42PM
Nicely captured the middle flag Nathan, good detail and a nice composition, Peter..
Irishkate 12 45 121 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 10:26PM
Excellent focussing Nathan.
What a tonic Ephotozine must be for you with all your fans.
8 Jan 2013 10:43PM
Quite windy, isn't it, Nathan??!!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
Jocelia 11 2 1 Australia
9 Jan 2013 7:32AM
I love the effect you have made with these three.
Effective flicking and no mistake..GrinWink

basith_am 10 7 Sri Lanka
9 Jan 2013 4:51PM
Nice detail with single focus

xwang 13 56 8
9 Jan 2013 5:48PM
Very beautiful.. well spotted image.. love the feeling of wind made them fly..
debu 13 India
9 Jan 2013 11:58PM
Lovely set of images.
10 Jan 2013 11:39AM
Lovely composition and beautiful soft overall tone
RuthyJ 16 England
10 Jan 2013 5:34PM
they look like they've been well flown too ( not sure thats proper grammer SmileSmile ). great set of shots.
meniko 11 Cyprus
10 Jan 2013 9:05PM
V1 for me !
really great idea , love the composition including the fuzzy background
and the " Mediterranean colours "
great work !
platzy 10 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 6:07PM
Brilliant DOF and image.
11 Jan 2013 6:36PM
More like Flying what's left of the Fag Nathan Smile Well seen and shot mate.

John Smile
RockArea 16 18 3 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 8:24PM
Very nicely shot. Nathan, love the faded colours.

12 Jan 2013 10:35AM
great shot Nathan. love it. V1my fav. Don
12 Jan 2013 5:19PM
Proves it is possible of do a great picture with little. Very beautiful.

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