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Snowdonia In Mono

By achieverswales
Thank you all for your welcome comments and votes on the cockerel yesterday, today a black and white shot of a moody Snowdonia mountain range, I have also uploaded a V2 colour version.

Well yesterday did not go too well with the Surgeon! We arrived at 11.45 for a 12.10 appointment to be told there was an hour delay, two hour and forty minutes later we finally saw the Surgeon, what a waste of time as she told me that she was not qualified to do the operation and that she had spoken with the Surgeon who was to do the operation and he would prefer that we wait to see if the problem of the blocked Bile Duct started again, and would then operate, this has now left me in the position of not being able to get travel insurance as this problem could happen at any time again, and could happen wherever I was, I have asked for a meeting with the surgeon to discuss the matter face to face, now in limbo waiting to see him and god knows when this will be, the only saving grace at the moment is I am only in slight pain and the medication takes care of this, with the two and a half stone weight loss I find that I do not get so breathless and can walk further that before all this happened, thank you all for all your good wishes but now feel our lives are on hold as it also effects my Wife.



Tags: Snowdonia Black and white

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3 Sep 2013 12:26AM
What a lovely place Smile

Hope they sort you out soon Trev.


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3 Sep 2013 12:29AM
Super composition Trev, the mono is my favourite, sorry to hear about the delay in your operation,
Best Wishes,
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
3 Sep 2013 12:32AM
This image makes me want to visit the area!! Nice image!! I like it a lot!!
3 Sep 2013 12:40AM
Nice image, works best in mono.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
3 Sep 2013 1:21AM
@rich, me two these images are so inviting, I am enjoying--

Take care Archiever-- seems there is always something to wait for these days!
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 3:41AM
Send your wife to talk to the surgeon!!!

Lovely view with a great lead in.Strangely I prefer the mono version here.
Trev, sorry about your medical difficulties. It can be maddening, as well as painful.

Great photo. I prefer the monochrome.

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
3 Sep 2013 4:16AM
I have lost all confidence in our doctors here as well after my recent illness - our friend who is a Clinical Nutritionist diagnosed me accurately and helped me in the end Smile May your issues be sorted soon !!
I really like both versions here Trev !!
What a super image Trev - and much prefer the mono version. Excellent lead lines and the B&W suits the landscape of Snowdonia very well.
Sorry to hear you are no further forward healthwise - I do hope that things get sorted one way or another sooner rather than later. As Lynne suggests send Mrs Trev to see them!!!
All the very best, Lou
abeeror2 5 23 Australia
3 Sep 2013 6:24AM
Love the two images and I wish you all the best with your health.SmileSmileSmile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
3 Sep 2013 6:25AM
Colour for me, Trev, well composed and captured. You are now playing a waiting game, not very satisfactory for you, but at least your weight loss has helped Smile. I do hope you get some satisfaction from the surgeon when you eventually get an appointment, take care. Carol
cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 6:38AM
Another two fine images Trev. Hope all goes well

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
3 Sep 2013 6:57AM
The two versions must replicate the ups and downs of your life...hold on to the positives Grin
3 Sep 2013 6:58AM
Great detailed mono image, excellent perspective!
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 7:21AM
Super shot's and can't make my mind up which I like best. Sorry to hear your news, hope things resolve themselves. I work for the NHS and it's not the organisation it once was and having gone through things with my Dad it's like talking to the back end of a bus!!!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 7:26AM
My thoughts are with you in this rather testing time mate, take care and I hope everything get sorted out.

As for your photographs, well you have captured the real essence of Snowdonia rather magnificently Trevor.

Regards and take care Nathan GrinGrinGrin
3 Sep 2013 8:20AM
Let's hope things are sorted for you soon, Trev.
Two lovely versions of this beautiful landscape!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 8:29AM
Nice to see both versions but V1 is the overall winner for me

Quote:The two versions must replicate the ups and downs of your life...hold on to the positives Grin

Thinking of you Trev
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
3 Sep 2013 8:49AM
A very disheartening situation, Trev, hope things get resolved at your meeting.

Mono for me, quite often the better option in flat lighting.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 9:18AM
I like both versions Trev.

Sorry to hear about the ongoing health problems Trev.

The problem with surgeons is they tend to look at cases only and not the effect of the people who need treatment in my opinion.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 9:19AM
Both equally lovely landscapes Trev,
hope all gets sorted and soon
3 Sep 2013 9:22AM
both versions are good Trevor your news is far from satisfactory in many ways I hope you get the meeting you have asked for

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 9:45AM
Sorry for all the frustration regarding your operation - I'm just so glad that you
are so much better at the moment but it would be good to get it sorted once and for all.
A lovely composition and vibrant colour but it looks amazing in mono - the sky being the clincher!
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 2:15PM
Could be a bleak Autumn day, the way you have captured/presented itSmile

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
3 Sep 2013 4:21PM
Sorry to hear about your health problems and getting it sorted it, it can be most frustrating too Sad
A wonderful capture of this splendid scenery, like both versions, but think the mono adds to the dramatic feel of the place Smile
Trev Smile
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
3 Sep 2013 5:58PM
I Like them both TrevSmileSo sorry it was a waste of your time to see this surgeon,and I do hope that you will be sorted soon,but the main thing is that you dont get as much pain now,do take careSmile
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 6:01PM
I hope everything gets sorted for you soon Trev.
I like the mono the best..... Love the skyGrin
3 Sep 2013 6:02PM
The main thing - do not give up, Trev! You should believe that everything will be fine! To believe, to believe and to believe! And we need to remain optimistic and laugh at our diseases ... They really do not like when we laugh at them, they are offended and go away!
B & W for me, Trev
With hope for better changes for you, TrevorSmile
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 9:04PM
Beautiful Trev, the mono works very well indeed.
3 Sep 2013 10:37PM
Two superb images Trev. I prefer the mono version. I hope all goes well.
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2013 8:32PM
Both super ... B/W just
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
4 Sep 2013 8:52PM
the mono is very dramatic! Love the composition.
My partner was VERY bad last year, it helped a lot that I made a good friend here on the forum who had the same predicament and helped me a lot keeping my head up and not despairing.
Then we found a private specialist in Bordeaux and after Chris went to see him things got really on the mend.
Of course I am not a doctor but I hope you can do a similar thing, just look elsewhere if there is not a qualified surgeon who can help you.
swanseamale47 10 124 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 9:19AM
Snowdonia is a lovely place, I really must go back soon.
Great shot Trevor.

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