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By NDODS    
Not my type of image really, however after a little processing in Lightroom I rather like it.

As soon as I saw it I made an instant association between the standpipe and that of a hospital Life Support Machine. The monochrome processing seems to exaggerate that feeling of fear and uncertainty, will he or she make it or not. In turn I have made a quite everyday image into one which in many ways is very strong and emotive. "I hope you like, and try to understand my interpretation?"

Thank you all for your great comments following yesterdays upload.

I hope that you all have a wonderful day ahead, for me I am off to my Country Estate for a little respite whilst Julie is in hospital having a little bit of work done here and there.

Regards as always Nathan

P.S. I shall be taking a camera and my Mac Air so I shall be capturing a few images and uploading them straight off the press where possible. Furthermore it will give me the opportunity to view and comment on your work as I go.

Tags: Life Support Black and white Interpretation Meaningful

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andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 8:17AM
brilliant detail and textures nathan love the comp and title a cracker nice one Wink

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3 Mar 2013 8:19AM
Like the detail in this one Nathan, nice shot,
3 Mar 2013 8:20AM
A superb conversion Nathan and I think it works very well in mono
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 8:24AM
Very different Nathan
water and electrics...Hmmmm!
Enjoy the break, and good luck to Julie
accipiter 10 61 England
3 Mar 2013 8:26AM
An interesting vision of the precursor of life support machines! A
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
3 Mar 2013 8:28AM
A very meaningful image, Nathan, well processed and presented. Glad to hear that you are taking your camera with you. Give my best wishes to Julie, and hope that all goes as planned, and you will soon be reunited again. Wht is happening to Kizmet whilst you are both away? Carol
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 8:43AM
This works really well in mono Nathan.

RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
3 Mar 2013 8:48AM
An interesting interpretation you have supplied to go along with this rather stark but effective B and W image, Nathan.
Hope you get lots of photos at your country estate.
3 Mar 2013 8:53AM
Interesting shot - until you read the words, then it becomes a little disturbing and thought provoking.
platzy 7 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 8:58AM
Looks like a plumbers nightmare, well structured mono, Nathan.
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
3 Mar 2013 9:10AM
shared that an NHS cost saving trick? WinkGrin
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 9:17AM
Superbly strong image with lots going on well suited to mono
morpheus1955 13 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 9:20AM
Wonderful shot Nathan, superb textures and tones, really works well as a mono

SUE118 Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 9:27AM
A very powerful shot and I can see your meaning in it. Will be thinking of you and Julie when I go to church Nathan, hope all goes well. Take care. Best wishes Sue.
Hermanus 7 4 South Africa
3 Mar 2013 9:28AM
I think this is brilliant, especially in combination with your title !! Excellent Nathan !!
pascalg Plus
12 37 France
3 Mar 2013 9:51AM
interesting, esp. when we read your write up Smile
saltireblue Plus
9 10.1k 45 Norway
3 Mar 2013 10:03AM
A marvellous comparison, Nathan. In a relevant way, water is as much a life-line as a machine that saves your life in a hospital.

Keep well while you survey your country seat.Smile

widtink 7 406 2 Scotland
3 Mar 2013 10:20AM
A marvellous comparison, Nathan. In a relevant way, water is as much a life-line as a machine that saves your life in a hospital.

Just beat me to it lol . i love this Nathan, B/W does bring out different interpretations of an image which i love. Hope you enjoy your week away and stay wellGrin

fentiger 18 920 24 England
3 Mar 2013 10:31AM
A rather quirky image but I like it.

netta1234 7 382 2 Wales
3 Mar 2013 10:34AM
A great mono image,all the best to Julie and you look afteryourself and behaveWinkand I do hope that you will enjou your stay there NathenSmile
myrab 13 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 10:42AM
Like the B&W treatment,

Good luck to you both for the coming week.

3 Mar 2013 10:49AM
emotive indeed Nathan well suited to B&W i trust you will have a fine week at your country pile enjoy!!

prabhusinha 12 5 5 India
3 Mar 2013 10:51AM
A fine document.
EAS 10 1 13 Scotland
3 Mar 2013 11:25AM
Love your interpretation of this fine image. There are even 2 eyes (knots in the wood) keeping watch!

All my very best wishes to you and Julie. Hope all goes really well.

Would not fancy been piped into that Nathan think I would be doomed, lol. good processing works well in mono

Rende 12 38 4 Netherlands
3 Mar 2013 11:42AM
Excellent and interesting B&W still life Nathan. Beautiful mono conversion too.
Be well!
achieverswales 9 8 101 Wales
3 Mar 2013 11:48AM
Excellent mono conversion Nathan, not sure if those are electrical cables! I hope not.


SlowSong Plus
11 8.5k 30 England
3 Mar 2013 11:50AM
I like the story in this picture. Well seen.
User_Removed 9 48 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 12:02PM
Nice mono capture Nathan.
Regards, Alf.
ali63 Plus
8 785 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 12:25PM
Great mono Nathan, i understand where you are coming from, I look forward to your next upload.

Ali GrinGrin
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
3 Mar 2013 1:51PM
It reminds me of our aqua hot system in our motorhome that just fried up. But I can see what you were saying here. Well captured Nathan and have fun at respite with the camera........Sandy
rayme330 8 17 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 2:10PM
It works for me Nathan.

taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
3 Mar 2013 2:44PM
Life support for the garden-- easily understood and very emotive!

Have a great time at you country house!
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
3 Mar 2013 3:03PM
I was a plumber for 35 years Nathan, coals to Newcastle Wink
jaktis 16 84 Sweden
3 Mar 2013 3:07PM
Perfect with mono for this

Jenny-D 10 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 4:24PM
A great mono image, very interesting.
Jenny Smile
Meheecho 7 275 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 4:30PM
The mono treatment certainly works here- I like your association with it and life
Irishkate Plus
9 41 116 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 5:10PM
I can see where you're coming from.
Makes a good mono.
Poor Julie needing her own bits attended to - not exactly respite for her.
Hope you have a pleasant week in your new surroundings.
nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
3 Mar 2013 5:30PM
Hope you have a nice time there, Nathan. I like this kind of shots and I like your interpretation.
AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 5:41PM
I too like your interpretation Nathan - I hope you enjoy your week! Smile
Growmore 11 4 3 England
3 Mar 2013 7:09PM
See where your going with this Nathan and understand, never been there myself but like the interpretation. have a lovely week and hope all go's well with Julie.

ColleenA Plus
7 442 6 Australia
3 Mar 2013 7:43PM
Great image NathanGrin
3 Mar 2013 8:25PM
Beautifully observed and captured Nathan. Don
User_Removed 7 4 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 8:25PM
My first thought was water and electricity! the broken plugs on top of the water standpipes almost made me quake in horror.

Ha then as it was in B&W I tried to find the hot water tap till I saw the feed to all the taps.. lots going on.

Love it

RockArea 13 18 3 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 8:30PM
It's a very different sort of image and the textures are excellent. Putting your interpretation on it makes it all the stronger!

Good luck.

Mike_Smith Plus
12 610 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 9:12PM
Its a great shot Nathan works well in mono
PaulLiley 10 2 13 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2013 8:48AM
Yes I can see the association. Good luck to you and Julie. Good textures here,. mono works well. paul
4 Mar 2013 5:36PM
This is a brilliant comp' Nathan, and so thought provoking, throwing the imagination to and from reality, and back to the merits of the Photo itself.

John Smile
RobinF 13 83 1 England
5 Mar 2013 3:26PM

Quote:Not my type of image really

Well maybe you need to have a rethink Nathan, because this is excellent!!

kind regards,

annettep38 Plus
8 219 42 Germany
9 Mar 2013 7:42PM
a combined horror shot for electricians and plumbers Smile well spotted, rusted and processed Smile

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