Meanwhile in Kent...

By mrswoolybill
Funny but sad, I think. While some of us were swimming to the shops, Kent went into summer 2012 with a hosepipe ban.
I prefer the composition of V1, but V2 includes the 'Deep Water' bit of the sign.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Photo journalism Landscape and travel Silly Sunday Humour and fun

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AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 8:04AM
That's a great spot Moira but we're catching up fast! I think our hosepipe ban may have been lifted while I was away! Deep joy.... We're off to a BBQ at lunchtime - fingers crossed but its raining at the moment.

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 8:13AM
Thanks Ann, and other voters. I've spent ages trying to locate this on the map, I think I've got it right. It's in the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, anyway.
We have the best day's sunshine that we have seen in ages - which is as well since we are off to photograph a five mile road race round the town this morning. (Two whole days of 'In Bloom' judging coming up tomorrow and Tuesday, with 'heavy local showers' predicted. Oh joy...)
15 Jul 2012 8:15AM
And I hope you took notice of the warnings MoiraSmile unless you where actually knee deep in Sea Water when you took the shots that is.

John Smile
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
15 Jul 2012 8:18AM
Great shot,V1 get's my vote,Hope the rain keep's away for the race.
Netta Smile
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
15 Jul 2012 8:18AM
maybe for dwarves?

well spotted!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 8:21AM
These are interesting Moira. I appear to be drawn to version 2.

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
15 Jul 2012 8:34AM
such spoilsports... Grin
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 8:38AM
Some people . . .
and togs just want to have fun.
very well observed.
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
15 Jul 2012 8:42AM
And I thought this was H&S going over the top at Hyde Park where the olympic 10k marathon swim will be heldWink

V1, Moira, what a shame you couldn't get all the sign in as I prefer the comp and viewpoint of that one.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
15 Jul 2012 8:48AM
Beautifully ironic. Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
15 Jul 2012 8:51AM
v1 looks better balanced for having less of the frame devoted to the sign. St Swithin's Day today..... and no rain .... yet!! (In London)

Ray42 10 3 England
15 Jul 2012 8:54AM
Very well observed and taken Moira - flooding in New Romney High Street last night - I think they may lift the hosepipe ban now!!!!WinkWink
Stopped raining here ..hurrah! 2 good observations
Good capture I like v1, looks to have a better comp better balance as Dave says no rain here yet I think we may have a good one but don't count on it.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 9:28AM
A pair of extremely well spotted and humorous photographs, which for me personally contain all the right ingredients to make two great photographs.

Regards Nathan
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
15 Jul 2012 10:14AM
Lots of restrictions

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
15 Jul 2012 10:44AM
Health and safety Moira, councils are afraid of barristers !! Too much information, well photographed with your personal style !!
Ron. ( I was a Hammersmith last night at the Queen concert warning at the door LOUD !!!Smile
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
15 Jul 2012 10:45AM
Tells the whole story in one shot; excellent and beautifully photographed too. I also prefer the composition of V1.
I enjoyed catching up Smile
15 Jul 2012 11:04AM
Agree with your preference Moira, V1 for me; a more interesting shot then V2.

Sezz 13 617 15 England
15 Jul 2012 11:19AM
So well seen and captured Moira - hosepipe ban finally lifted in Kent!

Sarah *
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 11:42AM
Just has to be v1 for me I much prefer the competition, looks a nice placeWink
The weather without doubt is weird across the globe Moira, this shows it real well. Amusing image but there's serious side to it too, where will it end?

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
15 Jul 2012 2:03PM
A good rectangle Moira.
I did skew mines a bit,and it was the best I could get with my limited manip' skills.
Best to learn to swim before I can do a bit of diving I reckon !!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
15 Jul 2012 2:06PM
Great Silly Sunday shots, Moira! Grin Think I prefer the composition of V1 also Smile
Trev Smile
15 Jul 2012 3:06PM
You would think by now most of the reservoirs and things would of refilled by now due to the amount of rain some areas have had, i thought we had had a lot of rain in Herts upto us going on vacation last week but we were still under a hosepipe ban upto last week, crazy that other areas like parts of Kent are still effected.
V1 for me Moira Smile

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 5:17PM
Back here after a long day and a lot of processing - thanks to everyone who has clicked and commented today.
As Mick implies (and so subtly... ) these have had a fair bit of skewing to correct the rectangles. I wanted that formality, to contrast with the landscape, but couldn't get the background composition that I wanted with the sign straight!
I'm glad to see that a majority prefer V1, V2 has too much sign proportionally for me. But I do like that bit of fence on the right of V2.
Off to do a quick gallop through the Gallery.
15 Jul 2012 5:29PM
It's easy to walk past an opportunity like this Moira, but i think we can rely on you to pause, see, compose, click, move on and then entertain your friends here. Well done!

pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 10:12PM
Two nice shots Moira, V1 for me also, Peter..
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
18 Jul 2012 11:05PM
I think Thames and South East Water have finally lifted their ludicrous hosepipe bans, which would have been unnecessay had they spent some of their vast profits on repairing leaks and improving the infrastructure instead of lining their shareholders pockets!!! Very well observed and recorded and so apt for a silly Sunday and the washout summer of 2012

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