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Sign of the Times

By NDODS    
Good Day to you all at ePz

Firstly thank you for taking the time out to view, comment and votes for my upload yesterday.

Todays image shows the state of High Street Shopping, this image was captured in Worthing and shows how empty the streets are, something of a worry for all those concerned especially the shop owners.

I hope that you a a great day ahead. For me I am having morning coffee with Rory Underwood (The Rugby Legend). He is an ambassador for the Hospital Home and will be doing a skydive to celebrate the 95th Anniversary of the Hospital. Julie "My Wife" is also taking part in order to raise funds for the hospital. If you would like to sponsor her please go direct to and follow the instructions after entering Julie Dodsworth. Thank you

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Monochrome Emptiness Black and white Worthing Shopping mall

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CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
17 Jun 2014 7:13AM
A very familiar sight to me, Nathan, but I am used to seeing it crowded with people. Enjoy your morning with the rugby legend, I'm sure it will be a most interesting and enjoyable time for you. Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 7:16AM
A very striking and evocative shot. Mono fits the rather depressing prospects for small retail outlets like this. Much as we all love the idea of arcades like this with their attractive little shops, the internet is so much easier and cheaper. A sign of the times indeed.
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 7:16AM
love the comp Nathan wonderful light and tones belting detail a cracker nice one Wink
SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 7:21AM
A wonderful angled image Nathan and good luck to Julie.
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 7:24AM
Excellent mono image Nathan, sadly the high streets are suffering, hope you have a great daySmile

17 Jun 2014 7:47AM
Excellent Nathan, a super composition,
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 8:02AM
cant believe there are no people at all.... amazing
Jenny-D 11 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 8:07AM
Great photography Nathan, have a lovely day and good luck to Julie.

Jenny Smile
17 Jun 2014 8:09AM
I love this image, Nathan - good to see a lack of people - bet the shopkeepers' wouldn't agree though!
Good luck to Julie!
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
17 Jun 2014 8:53AM
hope you've strapped a camera to your wife's helmet....GrinGrin
Tish1 Plus
8 32 5 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 8:58AM
How clever that you have managed to upload this image before you actually took it GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin It looks like a bank holiday; however, it does illustrate the problems caused by out of town hyper markets on the honest trader. We are losing something special in terms of individualised stock available to the general public and the individual Customer Service received.......................... My recent holiday demonstrated exactly that, different place same shops and same goods to purchase, when I was looking for something of the area and individual.

Nicely portrayed Nathan!!!!

rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 9:02AM
A superb mono image, Nathan and a very apt title.

17 Jun 2014 9:22AM
Excellent picture! I do like your B&W pictures, they really capture the subject. My daughter did a sky dive a few years ago for Click Sergeant - it was definetely worse watching her from the ground!! But she did make it and raised a lot of money. Good luck to Julie,
User_Removed 8 920 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 9:58AM
Excellent image!
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 10:07AM
Although we do buy from through the internet, nothing beats a good hands on browse.
Hope all goes well with the jump.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
17 Jun 2014 10:13AM
yes a sad sight indeed well captured Nathan and well suited to mono have a great day hope all goes well

17 Jun 2014 10:37AM
The huge male with their free parking have stripped the customers from these shops we realise when it's almost too late what we have to lose.

Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 10:43AM
Your image illustrates the problems of modern retail. Everyone goes to shopping malls and megastores. Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your day Nathan.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
CliffGreen 9 8 2 Scotland
17 Jun 2014 11:29AM
A thought provoking image enhanced by the B&W presentation.
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
17 Jun 2014 12:29PM
Quiet indeed Nathan !!
Good shot.
17 Jun 2014 1:42PM
Great black and white but a sad site to see such a beautiful arcade so empty. Best of luck with the fund raising.

Patricia GrinGrinGrin
17 Jun 2014 1:43PM
Nathan the same over here the duchess has all the shops emptied [i love your image ]

franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 2:18PM

Quote:Great photography Nathan, have a lovely day and good luck to Julie.

Jenny Smile

I agree,

lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
17 Jun 2014 2:21PM
Good lines of composition
Bantu 7 7 1 India
17 Jun 2014 2:25PM
Beautiful capture,lovely contrast.

pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 2:29PM
great composition Nathan and mono suite this beautifully
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
17 Jun 2014 2:38PM
Does looks rather quiet, Nathan! Sad But a very nicely captured image, makes us want to wander along the walkway to see what's around the corner! Wink Very nice mono work, too Smile
Trev Smile
senn 9 5 1 Belgium
17 Jun 2014 2:40PM
what a peaceful and old style spot, .. marvellously rendered
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
17 Jun 2014 3:08PM
Sad, isn't it. But that's the way it is. Here too. Excellent image.
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
17 Jun 2014 5:33PM
A Great image and all the best to Julie and well done herSmileSmileSmile
17 Jun 2014 5:42PM
I wouldn't worry too much Nathan, at least it gave you a great opportunity to take a shot like this.

ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 6:10PM
A great image Nathan and its a great shame that shops in beautiful arcades are suffering along with other town centre shops.
A sign of the times i am afraid and personal service has gone out of the window too.

JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 7:08PM
A splendid composition
17 Jun 2014 7:18PM
A sad sign of the times indeed but a beautiful image Nathan GrinGrin
Good luck to Julie Grin

Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 7:44PM
Must be half day closing........ahhh those were the days,
I know ......lets stay open till really late.....and then it can be empty like this all the time! Give all the customers more time to return the goods they bought really late last week ,that they couldnt affordTongueTongue
Rant overBlush
Great image NathanSmile
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 762 England
17 Jun 2014 9:43PM
A very good mono shot.
If we as a society wanted to keep these shopping places we'd use them. Clearly we don't so it's no use bemoaning their demise.
But then we won't have them as a subject to photograph either!
ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2014 9:32AM
A sad sign of the times we now live in, those small specialist shops are becoming harder to find in this age of on line shopping,

18 Jun 2014 9:49AM
A lovely B&W capture of this arcade. Well done Nathan.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2014 12:51PM
So well balanced... An interesting prespective! Grin
SimonFletch 7 3 2 Scotland
20 Jun 2014 5:48AM
At 2.20pm, deserted shops are a nightmare for the whole economy of UK, Nathan.
A superb image, with a timeless feel, due to your excellent B&W rendition.


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