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Wet 'n' Wild

By NDODS    
We left my home town of Rochester to visit the grimily named town of Gravesend, but although grimily named, some parts are actually quite beautiful, and the town is steeped in history. A we left Rochester the sunning was out, it was glorious, however as we were nearing Gravesend the clouds were beginning to form over the Thames Estuary. "Don't worry" my support walker said, it will soon blow over. When we finally arrived the sky was grim, and their was a very slight drizzle. However we both decided that the promenade area was the most convenient place to park the car, get me into my chair, attach my bag full of gear and head off to capture one or two images. After approximately five minutes I managed to capture a few photographs of the old Kent barges which can usually be found moored up along the banks of the estuary. A few other shots of the piers were captured, just before the heavens opened. Mt Support worker quickly got me into the car whilst he frantically managed to get my chair and camera bag into the boot of his 'Chelsea Tractor'. Just as we were pulling away to head of home, I managed to capture a multiple burst of images through the open car window of the scene you see before you. Once home and dry, I downloaded all twenty or so images, and set about to convert the last five to HDR. I opted to give the said images the HDR effect just to bring out the colour and detail hidden under the watery deluge.

Tags: Weather Rain Wet Miserable Gravesend Water Boats Digitally manipulated Jetty Soaking

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 8:55AM
Setting off to hospital in about 10 minutes in order to receive my spinal injections, so I shall be knocked out for sometime. Hope you all have a great day despite the miserable weather.

Regards Nathan

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29 Apr 2012 9:09AM
A grand bit of work with the image Nathan, a super shot. Best of luck at the hospital.

SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 9:39AM
Lovely shot and will be thinking of you today take care.
danmclean 11 1 Australia
29 Apr 2012 9:45AM
An eventful day, I always find when u plan so photograph an area and spend hours there the best ones are the unexpected ones you catch in the passing. Nice shot,,
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 9:47AM
"Watery deluge" sums up the conditions rather well, Nathan. A very effective composition too.
Hope things go well for you.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 9:47AM
The best shots are the unplanned ones.
This brings a whole new significance to the term saturated colour...
29 Apr 2012 9:54AM
I like the processing Nathan.
The driving rain makes for an interesting shot.

bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 10:01AM
Nice work Nathan some good proccessing going on .The rain actually adds to the shot I think.
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 10:12AM
works wonderfully with the hdr ... brought out a ton of detail.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
29 Apr 2012 10:19AM
A Grand Day Out, Nathan. Cracking capture!Grin

stuart1963 6 272 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 11:05AM
Great image Nathan,take care.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
29 Apr 2012 11:48AM
Beautiful work, lovely effect.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 1:19PM
I do like images taken in the rain - nice detail from the raindrops Nathan! Hope all goes well for you today.
Thev HDR effect works wonderfully, bringing out the driving rain & detailing... Good luck today
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
29 Apr 2012 5:25PM
Not so inviting weather but well captured

moiral 8 12 Scotland
29 Apr 2012 7:10PM
Very good HDR effect Nathan. Lots of good detail and colour.
Hope all goes well for you today. Take care. Moira
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 10:05PM
Nice one Nathan - the HDR has brought out some lovely colours in the dreadful weather - hope all has gone well for you over the weekend SmileSmile
1881 6 India
30 Apr 2012 5:39AM
GOD Bless you. Get well soon.
A superb photo.
Regards - Sanjeev
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
30 Apr 2012 11:57AM
My full respects for your narrative, a lot of us able bodied photographer wouldn't venture out under those circumstances. I do , but I'm mad. And I can get into the Landrover by myself. In your case, that deserves a medal!!
The result , Nathan, is a wonderful atmospheric shot with lots of subtle texture.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
30 Apr 2012 7:52PM
Nice work
Leilani 13 29 3 England
3 May 2012 7:35PM
Wonderful, great natural effect Smile
6 May 2012 12:41PM
good work the the HDR the levels applied are very good and has brought out the best in you composition nice work

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 May 2012 10:12PM
A grim Gravesend day Nathan, you've conveyed the bleak, miserable weather conditions we've had to endure over the past few weeks perfectly. Unfortunately it looks like more of the same this weekSad

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