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By Sezz    
Taken at the Chatham Festival Of Steam on Easter Monday - lots to see and take images of, including 'Steam Punk Morris Dancers'. However I was disappointed with what I came home with, seem to be in the 'Doldrums' with my photography at the moment. Anyway as usual it was the close-up details that drew my attention and I quite liked this one..

Thanks as always for your time, your thoughts/comments are very welcome.
Regards - Sarah J x

Tags: General Kent Chatham dockyard Tankard South east Steam punk Chatham Festival Of Steam

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Jasper87 Plus
10 2.6k 158 England
12 Apr 2013 3:29PM
I like the shape and composition, but the skin looks a bit red (maybe that is his natural colour). Lovely textures and you can almost smell the leather Smile

Sezz 15 619 15 England
12 Apr 2013 3:33PM
Thanks Dave.. yeah a bit red, I did another version where I toned down the hand colour but it looked a bit washed out, somewhere inbetween I think would be better - thanks for your comment Smile

Sarah x
Greyheron 18 282 7 England
12 Apr 2013 3:38PM
Has your trademark attention to detail Sarah- fine observation with beautiful light and strong compositional elements...

Trust the photographic doldrums don't last...

All the best,

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
12 Apr 2013 3:42PM
A super close-up, Sarah, love his leather tankard! Wink
Trev Smile
TyChee Plus
15 275 1 United States
12 Apr 2013 4:10PM
Great composition and detail.
LesF 14 182 9
12 Apr 2013 5:45PM
Good idea and well captured close up work Sarah

RockArea 14 18 3 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 5:50PM
I love your 'little details' shots, Sarah and this is great. The shine on the outer edge relly gives it life.

Richsr 13 91 223 England
12 Apr 2013 6:19PM
Like the details in this Sarah, well worked
Regards Richard
12 Apr 2013 6:28PM
V2 for me Sarah with the toned down pinks, unless the man has high blood pressure?

rontear Plus
17 23 9 England
12 Apr 2013 6:31PM
Intricate details Sarah, your roving eye at work !!!!
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
12 Apr 2013 9:48PM
Well seen Sarah. Makes a great image......Sandy
Wonderful detailing..nicely observed & arranged
Sezz 15 619 15 England
13 Apr 2013 11:44AM
Thank you for your time, comments and clicks Smile

Sarah x
Philip_H 8 1.4k United Kingdom
13 Apr 2013 1:05PM
Well observed and captured, Sarah. Lovely detail too.

Glad you decided to re-upload this image. I was halfway through commenting on it when you removed it first time round!

Nikonuser1 Plus
8 165 16 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2013 1:12PM
A great image well spotted and capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 9:33PM
I guess we all struggle to maintain our 'mojo' Sarah but certainly havnt lost your eye for interesting details. This really is excellent.
John_Horner 15 12 2 England
15 Apr 2013 11:33AM
A great tight closeup with bags of detail Sarah.

Well captured.

Chant57 Plus
14 395 3 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2013 4:54PM
I think it's par for the course to hit the Doldrums every now and again- I can sympathise with you. I currently barely pick up the camera. Motivation has up and gone , probably not helped by the weather ofl late . I'm sure when Spring finally arrives and we are not in temperatures that feel like 0 and below, my enthusiasm will return.
Despite feeling in the Doldrums photographically speaking, your observational skills have certainly not deserted you. It's all in the detail.
Sezz 15 619 15 England
15 Apr 2013 6:02PM
Thank you everyone, always appreciated!

Chant, yes I think that you are right re the weather, hasn't helped being such a long winter! Hopefully warmer days and lighter evenings will indeed return and along with them our enthusiasm too! I appreciate your kind comment re the image, thank you Smile

Sarah x
backbeat 14 134 1 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2013 8:03PM
You're a brilliant photographer Sarah, I'm sure you won't be in the doldrums for long...
Sezz 15 619 15 England
16 Apr 2013 10:09PM
Aw thank you Phil! Smile

Sarah x
21 Apr 2013 8:32AM
Well seen and taken Sarah, the perfect comp'.

John Smile

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