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Thorpe Bay - Rain approaching

By derekhansen
That storm cloud on the horizon arrived 5 minutes later. Another drenching!

Last Friday I received an email from Take-a-View advising me that my image of a wheat field just outside Gravesend had been awarded a commendation in the LPOTY competition. I cant tell you how chuffed i was and still am. Congratulations also to Ron (rontear), Jeremy (fazzer) and Paul (coast) for getting in the book and the exhibition as well.

The uploaded image looks quite dark compared to the image in Bridge/Photoshop on my computer so I have posted a variant which looks closer in exposure.

Tags: Essex Thorpe bay Landscape and travel

Voters: andylea2, PeBo, phillG and 58 more

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andylea2 6 16 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 7:13AM
Wonderful dark and moody sky Derek really like the composition a stunner, huge congratulations on the commendation in LPOTY
well done Wink
Andy
debu 10 India
12 Nov 2014 7:19AM
Excellent work.
debu
janlea 8 3 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 7:28AM
Beautiful work Derek and congratulations Smile
Jan
viscostatic 14 47 9 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 8:27AM
Great tones. Beautiful moody shot.

Phil.
Ted447 Plus
7 216 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 8:51AM
Great image and congrats. Ted. GrinGrin
RobboB Plus
13 133 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 8:57AM
Great light Derek. Wonderful mood too
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 9:32AM
Beautifully foreboding...

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
martinl 17 269 2 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 9:40AM
Beautifully dark and brooding Derek.
Many congrats on your success at the LPOTY, you deserve it.
Smile
rontear Plus
17 23 9 England
12 Nov 2014 11:32AM
Moody mono Derek, thanks for the plug ( perhaps those at the top of EPZ would like to do a feature on us !!!)
Ron
derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 1:03PM
Thankyou for your UA Nathan. Pleased you like the image.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
12 Nov 2014 1:42PM
Very atmospheric, placed in the bright spot in that dark and stormy sky. Love it Derek.
Sezz 15 619 15 England
12 Nov 2014 2:39PM
Wow what a strong, moody mono Derek! Thrilled to hear your news re LPTOY, many congratulations, well deserved! I'm looking forward to seeing the exhibition!

Sarah
12 Nov 2014 3:40PM
Amazing how this one changes when you press that little on/off button.

Storm coming Derek, time to head for shelter.

Dougie
titchpics 9 7 England
12 Nov 2014 3:45PM
Must confess that I favour yesterdays colour version, but still a very fine image indeed. Congratulations on your commendation in the LPOTY, well deserved.

Brian T
ArtyArt 9 341 2 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 3:49PM

Quote:Wonderful dark and moody sky Derek really like the composition a stunner, huge congratulations on the commendation in LPOTY
well done Wink
Andy



Couldn't agree more on both counts.
derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 5:02PM
Many thanks for the UA ArtyArt. Very much appreciated.
Derek
12 Nov 2014 5:44PM
Nice to see you getting the attention you deserve Derek, the LPOTY award should be in my opinion the start of another level in your photographic life.
You work hard and achieve images in high quality and always so beautifully composed, what we all hope and try for.

Hearty Congratulations.

Dougie
CliffGreen 8 8 2 Scotland
12 Nov 2014 5:46PM
A very moody mono!
Congratulations on the LPOTY. I am looking forward to receiving my copy of the book in the next few days.
Cliff
Greyheron 18 282 7 England
12 Nov 2014 6:12PM
Congratulations Derek - and to the other 'chosen' ones too Smile

Brilliant mood to this one Derek - it can be quite brutal out there at times

Mike
12 Nov 2014 6:32PM
Amazing composition, great tones and atmosphere. Gongrats on the LPOTY!
Effrossini
jasonrwl Plus
10 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 6:45PM
Well done indeed on the LPOTY recognition Derek - thoroughly deserved as your work is of the finest quality - talking of which this is brilliant
Jason
12 Nov 2014 7:41PM
Great mood here, Derek. Congratulations on the LPOTY award - well deserved.
derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 7:46PM
Very grateful for your award Dougie and Jason. Cheers guys.
fazzer 11 54 7 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 7:50PM
superb processing Derek, beautifully atmospheric ...V2 is my fave SmileSmileSmile
marktc Plus
10 101 15 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 9:18PM
Its v2 for me as well Derek, although both are right up my street. It positively glows... Nicely done.
danbrann 16 640 17
12 Nov 2014 10:34PM
Yes I like V2 . Mine sometimes look darker when I upload.
ianrobinson 11 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2014 12:05AM
Personally speaking I like v2 the best, I think V1 Is just a tad too dark but shows beautiful light and can understand why you showed it.
There is so little in my decision to be honest Derek, those images are fantastic and mainly because you have exposed the stunning light in them.
Comp is as always brilliant so too is the detail and sharpness.

Ian
oll1e 13 57 2 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2014 6:10AM
strong ,dark and mood filled image Derek ,congrats too my friend Wink
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
11 112 38 Wales
13 Nov 2014 7:03AM
Very engaging mono with a tremendous sky, strong contrast and tonal range. Excellent as ever. Really chuffed for you and our other members who had their tent recognised in LPOTY, Derek.
Alun
derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2014 7:32AM
Thank you In for the award. Brilliant!
ianrobinson 11 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2014 9:30AM
By the way Congratulations Derek on your Image in the landscape of the year comp, what an amazing achievement, well done m8 you deserve the recognition your work is sublime.

Ian
14 Nov 2014 10:37PM
Absolutely superb, Derek. I've already dished out my Award today, or it would be heading straight for your virtual mantelpiece.
LesF 14 182 9
3 Dec 2014 8:59AM
Must add my congratulations to your success with LPOTY Derek, hope you enjoyed the opening evening

Love the mono here, very moody

LesF

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