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Dedham In The Mist

By chrisrudland
Misty dawn at the Vale between Flatford Mill and Dedham, would have been much more frosty on the foliage but when I got there I fell in while trying to stand to close to the edge a bit further up stream.

Got wet up to my knees and had to go back to the car and get changed. I did manage to push the tripod over onto land though otherwise it would have gone in the water with my 30D on top of it.

Who laughed!! Its not funny it was very cold and I nearly went straight home I was so angry.


Tags: Essex Dedham Stour Foggy Landscape and travel

Voters: cheesey, javam, Maddie and 57 more

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dp 15 165 3 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2007 2:50PM
Bet you smelt nice too! Been on this stretch myself over the winter but you have really done it justice.


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ChristopherG 12 53 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2007 2:53PM
lovely image and cracking portfolio.
sparklep 12 146 1
17 Feb 2007 3:02PM
This is lovely.
JouŠo 15 56 Finland
17 Feb 2007 3:04PM

The BEST I´ve seen today! IMHO.....

DerekL 14 211 24 England
17 Feb 2007 3:13PM
Like the graduation from the sharp, well defined colours in the foreground, to the pastel effects in the background. Nice work.
Well worth getting wet for!
chrisrudland 15 156 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2007 3:15PM
Thanks Dave,spikey, spaklep, Andy, Jouko,

Dave you will know what a walk back that is then..

Alison_S 13 339 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2007 3:31PM
Magical scene......beautiful work.

Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 9 Wales
17 Feb 2007 3:35PM
Very moody and very good .Well composed.
17 Feb 2007 3:58PM
Just love flatford mill early morning..
Next time roll your trousers up... Smile
dp 15 165 3 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2007 4:19PM
I certainly do Chris!

tepot 15 4.4k United Kingdom
17 Feb 2007 4:36PM
This is a gorgeous image, looks slightly crooked though, needs a slight rotation to the left.
Tandberg 16 1.2k 2 England
17 Feb 2007 4:41PM
Lovely and atmostpheric
chrisrudland 15 156 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2007 5:04PM
Thanks you lot for your comments,

Terry (tepot),

It is level trust me, don't judge it by the land falling off to the right. I use a Stabilia spirit level bubble strapped onto my hotshoe, which is very accurate.

Barbaraj 12 450 England
17 Feb 2007 5:08PM
The reflection of trees is stunning.
Thank you.
CP_01 14 1
17 Feb 2007 5:10PM
Looks so peaceful!..nicely captured.
Ammonyte 13 4 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2007 5:11PM
Now that's a stonking image! Great depth of field. Clickety-click.
Phil_Morgan 13 182 1 Wales
17 Feb 2007 5:21PM
Stunning capture. Well worth the effort.

IanFlindt 14 740 21 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2007 5:40PM
What a beauty, Chris. Oustanding detail in the foreground and the misted distance speaks for itself. Exquisite in every way.
AidanT 12 49 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2007 6:56PM
But in the end it was all worth by the look of this photo!
Declanworld 12 37 Ireland
17 Feb 2007 8:53PM
Lovely scene.
Paul Morgan 18 19.4k 6 England
17 Feb 2007 10:45PM
Very nice and well presented.

Chriscj 13 96 1 England
17 Feb 2007 11:03PM
:0) Would have loved to see that Chris. At least you got a great shot too.

thewaiter 18 1.2k 9 England
18 Feb 2007 7:35AM
wonderful capture Chris,
kim64 12 1 Scotland
18 Feb 2007 9:52AM
cracking shot!!

ringyneck 12 315 18 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2007 11:08PM
nice pic and story - i've always said some folk should not be allowed out on their own!
well done
JoolsM 13 England
19 Feb 2007 11:25AM
Woth the dip in the water for such a great image.

jon gibbs 15 147 2
19 Feb 2007 7:30PM
I'd of given my right arm to see you go in!!
A lovely image mate.
Gaz_H 13 150 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2007 7:39PM
Beautiful composition and tones Chris. By the looks of it you could have sold tickets too.
glazzaro 14 70 23 United States
23 Feb 2007 3:25AM
Brilliant shot, congrats on the HC, well deserved! Spot on! Click!!!

Maddie 14 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2007 6:59PM
well done on your HC Chris
CathyI 15 344 3 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2007 7:12PM
Lovely shot with great reflections! I'm also a great one for getting wet when out shooting, so you have my sympathies as well as my click! Wink

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