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Sluis Shadows

By TrevBatWCC    
Really racking the brains for what to upload! This was shot taken whilst on holiday for Christmas in 2015, staying in Ostend, Belgium. On Boxing Day we had a morning outing to the lovely town of Sluis in the province of Zeeland, which is just over the border into the Netherlands. Being that time of year the sun was low in the sky (this was taken mid-morning) and provided some nice long shadows. At the bottom end of one of the main shopping streets, Nieuwstraat, is this windmill, now part of a restaurant. I did upload the colour version after getting back home – see Windmills Of Your Mind , and thought I’d reprocess it, convert to mono and upload for Saturday Shadows. Not much in the way of shadows today in the outside world… 🙁

Many thanks to Colleen for her User Award on my previous upload, Binnenwatersloot, Delft , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, mono conversion in Nik Collection's Silver Efex Pro 2, and tweaked in Photoshop Elements 2020.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😃👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Street Netherlands Windmill Shadows People Black and white Sluis Nieuwstraat

Voters: jimlad, CaroleS, ChristopherA and 53 more

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Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2020 10:28AM
Lovely windmill and the Christmas tree adds to the story.
18 Jul 2020 10:33AM
Beautiful image Trev, that coupled with an informative narrative.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
18 Jul 2020 10:34AM
Open the sluice gates.. excellent mono😀
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
18 Jul 2020 10:54AM
Lovely long shadows with this beautiful scene Trev
PhilT2 Plus
11 536 31 England
18 Jul 2020 10:55AM
Nice mono conversion Trev. I think we are all struggling for images to upload by now
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2397 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2020 11:15AM
The windmill looks like a large Tardis, just landed in the unlikeliest situation.
A beautifully composed and captured scene Trev which looks perfect in mono. Love the long shadows.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
18 Jul 2020 11:29AM
A Beautiful scene
18 Jul 2020 12:48PM
Beautiful image
18 Jul 2020 1:00PM
Gorgeous capture, beautiful light and detail, not many shadows here today.
AndyCRevitt 13 12 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2020 1:43PM
Love it, great detail and lovely shadows.

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
18 Jul 2020 2:31PM
Very good mono image. Lots to see and all interesting.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2020 3:05PM
you will always find something new as good as this Trev
lots on those hard drives I'm sure
lovely conversion
18 Jul 2020 5:13PM
top tonal work for this image and much to see
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2020 6:19PM
A lovely composition and shadows
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2020 7:44PM
Beautiful shadows, stunning image Trev...
Isabel GrinGrin
Super image lots for the eye to look at post processing adds extra atmosphere.

19 Jul 2020 6:06PM
Excellent Trev, great processing..Lin
19 Jul 2020 8:36PM
Beautiful toning Trev, great sky and excellent clarity.


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