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By NDODS    
Good Day and a bog thank you to you all for your great comments, messages and votes following my uploads of the male Teal yesterday.

Todays image was captured whilst out and about with my compact camera. I was going to remove a lot of the sky but decided against it as it is rather thought evoking.

I hope that you all have a great day whatever that may bring.

Regards as always Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Weather Rain Beach Fishing boats Shingle Landscape and travel

Voters: ColleenA, Chinga, alistairfarrugia and 107 more

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ColleenA Plus
10 505 11 Australia
26 Mar 2014 5:10AM
The sky was the first thing I noticed....a great sky indeed....two great images, the colour is beautiful but I do love the mono tones Nathan, so V1 for me today.... a magnificent captureGrin
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 5:16AM
Outstanting shot Nathan...
I really like that mood from the mono version. What a beautiful image! Grin
alistairfarrugia 10 164 88 Malta
26 Mar 2014 5:25AM
V1 for me too Nathan, though both have their charms. In the colour version though I found the orange box a little bit too distracting.
jaktis 19 84 Sweden
26 Mar 2014 5:36AM
Two beauties

Suzicoo 11 481 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 5:37AM
The sky makes it for me makes it for me as well, v1 hands down
CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
26 Mar 2014 5:39AM
Registered in Shoreham, Nathan, could only be yours Smile A fine image, well composed, captured and presented. Carol
KarenFB Plus
16 5.9k 184 England
26 Mar 2014 5:43AM
Although the b&w one has a wonderful atmosphere to it, for me personally it has to be V2 - I love the colours! (and for me, the sky looks just as dramatic!). Smile
26 Mar 2014 5:47AM
Nathan..I love them both..
26 Mar 2014 6:22AM
pink Plus
19 7.2k 10 England
26 Mar 2014 6:25AM
V1 for me, although I did wonder about a portrait crop to emphasise the height of the sky even more, just a thought.
Andysnapper 14 109 25 England
26 Mar 2014 6:36AM
Yep, leave it as is Nathan, it lends the image a real feeling of space and I like that. Well spotted and captured mate a real winner and the conversion works very well.

janlea 10 3 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 6:56AM
Stunning shot Nathan, definitely mono for me Smile
Badgerfred 15 39 Wales
26 Mar 2014 7:17AM
Super images Nathan, V1 superb,
pink Plus
19 7.2k 10 England
26 Mar 2014 7:18AM
The V3 is working for me, it creates a more individual look, rather than the wider 'normal' view, I think it would print up well on some textured art paper.
Get it on the wall!
SUE118 Plus
14 8 1 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 7:26AM
Keep the sky it really makes the capture good, 2 lovely shots.Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 7:27AM
No surprises here, the colour version for me though I would like to see it cropped as per V3.
fentiger 21 920 24 England
26 Mar 2014 7:31AM
This works well in classic black 'n white.

LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 7:51AM
Thank you Nathan, love V4.
26 Mar 2014 8:03AM
Excellent work, Nathan... V1 is absolutely Superb, and composed with great subtlety.

optik 14 15 1 England
26 Mar 2014 8:06AM
love the tones and composition of the first image (my preference is for B/W anyway).

morpheus1955 16 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 8:08AM
Two superb images Nathan, for me it has to be the mono versions Smile

franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 8:16AM
I'm drawn to the mono versions and version one is my favourite, Nathan.

Philip_H 11 1.5k United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 8:17AM
V1 stands out for me, Nathan.

Like the balance and composition very much.

Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 8:33AM
A great set of images Nathan, like them allSmile

Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 8:40AM
Excellent photography Nathan. V2 for me please.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
rayme330 11 17 1 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 8:40AM
Super minimalisation, Nathan, and V1 is my favourite.

Jukka Plus
11 1 Finland
26 Mar 2014 9:02AM
After a long argue with myself ,i prefer V2 and V4. - V1 and V3 are very good ones on the other hand too!Blush --- Jukka.
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 9:11AM
I think it works equally as well in either colour or mono. V1 has the impact though.
ali63 11 791 1 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 9:13AM
A serene set of images Nathan, I prefer the colour version, but then again I like the others too so they must all be winners!!SmileSmile have a good day

Ali Grin
sparrowhawk Plus
14 282 3 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 9:32AM
stunning set
nonur 14 18 13 Turkey
26 Mar 2014 9:58AM
Mono versions for me, Nathan. Fabulous shots.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.7k 2575 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 10:34AM
I can't decide between V1 and V2, like them both in different ways. But I definitely want the bigger picture, for that gull with its wings raised on the right.
Rende 16 38 4 Netherlands
26 Mar 2014 10:42AM
I particularly like V1 for its atmosphere, unclutteredness and that heavy sky; very atmospheric Nathan.
V1 and 2 for me today Nathan

26 Mar 2014 10:44AM
Four nice compositions of this subject. V2 my choice with lovely contrast and texture. Well done Nathan.
titchpics 11 7 England
26 Mar 2014 10:46AM
V1 for me Nathan, a great mono with excellent use of negative space

Enjoy the day

26 Mar 2014 11:16AM
a superb and well taken i will go for v1

26 Mar 2014 11:19AM
black and white Nathan they have much more impact and looks great

accipiter 13 61 England
26 Mar 2014 11:23AM
A good set here Nathan but V1 is outstanding for me. A beautiful, minimalist composition and a very evocative, atmospheric sky.
Excellent work. A
Irishkate 12 45 121 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 11:37AM
A very difficult choice here Nathan - all have something special.
I do love the blue sky with with ther blue of the boat.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
djh698 19 6.8k 7 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 11:37AM
I like the way that the sky darkens towards the top of the picture
Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
26 Mar 2014 11:41AM
Has a lonely feel to it. Like it's all alone in the big world. V1 for me.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
26 Mar 2014 12:55PM
A fine capture, Nathan Smile Normally I prefer colour, but think the mono works best here, as the orange boxes are a bit distracting in colour, and go for the crop in V1 as my fave Wink
Trev Smile
26 Mar 2014 12:57PM
V1 for me Nathan. A stunning Mono and the sky makes it for me too GrinGrin

bobsblues 13 10 2 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 1:00PM
V2 for me Nathan although I do like them all .
DonMc 14 4 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 2:01PM
Both versions are great but I do prefer the mono, super images Nathan!SmileSmileSmile
Regards Don
cats_123 Plus
19 5.1k 31 Northern Ireland
26 Mar 2014 2:02PM
a pensive sky Grin
Cookie_Monster 10 20 1 Germany
26 Mar 2014 2:12PM
at first it looks like a very simple image but then you start noticing lots of details, lots going on.
I am really torn between V1 and V2. They each are striking in their own way. So even though I usually favour the mono versions I think I have to settle for a draw!.
26 Mar 2014 2:14PM
Excellent set Nathan..Lin
prabhusinha 15 5 5 India
26 Mar 2014 2:50PM
Lovely set of neatness.
brandish 9 3 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 3:05PM
Mono set for me Nathan.
capto Plus
10 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 3:17PM
I do prefer the composition of v1&2 and the mono wins on points for me.Smile

Mike_Smith Plus
15 984 2 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 3:24PM
Cracking set Nathan, the mono works the best with me, and i am glad you didn't remove that sky
26 Mar 2014 3:44PM
I like v1 with it's slightly wider view.
mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
26 Mar 2014 3:46PM
Works well with the big skies Nathan.
And colour for me !!
pentaxpatty 9 30 2 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 3:51PM
Can I have two picks today Nathan, V1 V2 love the big skies and the coloured boat tooGrin

AnnChown 13 207 1 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 3:53PM
I really like the colour in v2 Nathan, but that's not to say that the mono v1 doesn't work - both excellent!
danbrann 18 640 17
26 Mar 2014 4:07PM
I do prefer V1 Nathan simply for the way you have given your processing a lot of thought.
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
26 Mar 2014 4:13PM
Mono's best Nathan, well done with the awardsSmile
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 5:50PM
Love the calm composition & prefer the colour versions.
26 Mar 2014 6:06PM
V1 does it for me Nathan, excellent Mono on this lovely image.

John Smile
26 Mar 2014 6:56PM
Monochrome versions are more appeal to me, Nathan! Great photography!
gss 9 1 Romania
26 Mar 2014 6:58PM
Looking at this set of four pictures, I did once more realize how much "damage" do the color, or, better, how much gain if color missing in a picture! Black and white versions have some dramatic, tense effects, a "something" hidden, maybe a small dose of mystery, an additional charge. The two color pictures are only two interesting subjects, but common, without the chargeof an artistic sense.
gss 9 1 Romania
26 Mar 2014 7:01PM
Wowww -- 63 comments ( if I had no mistakes on numbering)!!GrinGrin
JohnoP 17 2
26 Mar 2014 7:01PM
A fine set Nathan - in particular I love the drama and atmosphere created in V1! Smile John
pluckyfilly 16 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 7:22PM
mono is perfect for this shot - I like the way you have included the gulls to
26 Mar 2014 9:43PM
Definitely mono for me Nathan. Lovely shots. Cathy.
Philpot Plus
10 988 4 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 9:52PM
Nathan V1 is an absolute work of art..well Phil
EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
26 Mar 2014 11:08PM
Dark and forboding but oh so very effective Nathan.
dark_lord Plus
18 3.0k 836 England
26 Mar 2014 11:21PM
Remove the sky by all means, but you'll have a weak image.

I like the heavy mood, realistic in colour but so much more moody in mono.
Source 12
26 Mar 2014 11:34PM
Stunning captures.My favorites are the mono versions
- source
SimonFletch 9 3 2 Scotland
27 Mar 2014 3:51AM
V2 for me, please, Nathan, I like the open look of the image,
Cropped, it's all about the boat; uncropped places it in its surroundings and takes advantage of that big sky.
Beautifully processed image.

cheesey 16 2 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 7:08PM
Cracking set Nathan, its hard to choose a favourite I like them all Smile .
viscostatic 16 50 11 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2014 10:43AM
Beautiful tones and composition in V1 Nathan.

Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
6 Apr 2014 3:02PM
All versions are great but I really like the colour ones

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