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Dawn Of A Dream

By Sezz    
Another from Saturday's early start at Bodiam Castle - a peaceful, magical, dream-like moment for me... this castle is something straight out of a fairytale Smile

Thank you for your time and as always, your thoughts/comments are very welcome!

Regards - Sarah J x

Tags: Frost Ducks Reflection Sunrise Dawn Bodiam castle Landscape and travel East sussex south east

Voters: PaulHolloway, simont, mrswoolybill and 124 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1918 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 4:58PM
Coldly crisp frost on the leaves and grasses, defining the foreground. A real 'being there' feel. Brrrrrrrrrrrrr!

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edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 5:01PM
Like your comp with this one Sarah.

derekp Plus
7 1 4 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 5:02PM
Beautiful winter shot of magical place. Visited the castle many years ago in Summer. Looks better here. Very well taken.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
16 Jan 2012 5:03PM
A superb composition once again, Sarah, with the frost and winter colouring adding so much to the overall effect.
LesF 11 182 9
16 Jan 2012 5:08PM
Looks wonderful Sarah, the frost helps with the fairytale mood.

richmowil Plus
9 335 2 England
16 Jan 2012 5:13PM
Great composition - super image
16 Jan 2012 5:16PM
Fantastic shot well captured.
dathersmith 11 559 12 England
16 Jan 2012 5:22PM
Love the frosty foreground Sarah, great stuff.

Briwooly 12 452 5 England
16 Jan 2012 5:28PM
Love the frost

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
16 Jan 2012 5:29PM
If walls could talk........Sarah.
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 5:32PM
This image is from a fairytale, and magical. Love it.

dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 5:47PM
Reminded me how cold it was Sarah. I prefer this composition as to the last one, a real beauty.
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
16 Jan 2012 5:56PM
Another super capture of the castle.
Love the comp. with frosted grasses and the
tree too.
Well done.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
16 Jan 2012 5:57PM
Like light in this Sarah, bring out the details well
Regards Richard
16 Jan 2012 6:26PM
Lovely Fairy Tale image Sarah, nice title too.

John Smile
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 6:29PM
Knew it was yours, from the thumbnailGrin

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 6:41PM
A belter
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 6:52PM
Lighting is beautiful on this Sara, another belter
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
16 Jan 2012 6:56PM
beautiful, i could stare at this all day, (wish i was there type image.)
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
16 Jan 2012 6:58PM
Beautiful light Sarah.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 7:22PM
brilliant detail and reflections sarah love the comp a cracker nice one Wink
geffers7 Plus
7 51 1 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 7:42PM
Beautiful shot - the detail and reflections are fantastic.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
16 Jan 2012 7:44PM
Wonderfully composed image with great processing Sarah...........Sandy
CHRISB911 12 54 1
16 Jan 2012 9:35PM
gets a big thumbs up from me
Sezz 13 617 15 England
16 Jan 2012 10:35PM
Thank you everyone, I really appreciate your time and kind comments!

Sarah x
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 10:55PM
A beautiful capture.

Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
17 Jan 2012 6:36AM
Excellent Sarah

Nicely framed by the frosty grasses and not just a straight reflection shot, must have been quite a lovely surprise in the cold light of dawn.

DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
17 Jan 2012 9:57AM
This is really as you say; "a peaceful, magical, dream-like moment" Smile and well worth my readers award.

Sezz 13 617 15 England
17 Jan 2012 11:47AM
Gentlemen, thank you very much and to those who clicked also.
A very big thank you to David for your User Award - I'm really chuffed Smile Smile

Sarah x
Lovely colour in the stone work - and the frost in the foreground adds a nice touch.

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2012 1:08PM
Definitely a fairytale quality here, especially with that pink glow in the sky. A really lovely image!
12 12 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2012 2:29PM
Magic Sarah!

sherring 10 46 13 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2012 3:49PM
Superb. Worth the early start.

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
17 Jan 2012 5:54PM
Beautifully processed Sarah,
edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2012 6:56PM
Congratulations on the shiny badge Sarah, well deserved.

Sezz 13 617 15 England
17 Jan 2012 7:24PM
Thank you everyone, always appreciated!
Thanks for the HC Pete Smile

Sarah x
sneazy 13 74 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2012 9:30PM make that 88 and counting....lovely.

JJGEE 13 7.1k 18 England
17 Jan 2012 10:44PM
Did you get some radio controlled ducks for Christmas ?

For this current series from Bodiam they all appear to be just in the right place at the right time Wink

Excellent foreground composition with the frosty reeds leading the eye diagonally across to the frosty grass then the angle of the tree & branches bringing the focus of attention back towards the castle itself Smile
Sezz 13 617 15 England
17 Jan 2012 10:57PM
Mark & Jeff, thank you!

Lol re the ducks Jeff - I spent a considerable time waiting for them to get out of the way, it was never gonna happen, there were just too many of them Wink

Sarah x
12 12 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2012 7:08AM
Congrats !
bill33 Plus
7 34 1 Scotland
18 Jan 2012 6:41PM
Wonderful lighting adds to this beautiful capture Sara, great composition and processing, 1st class image, one to be proud of. Bill.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2012 9:24PM
Congrats on those well deserved awards Sarah, well worth visiting that morning!
Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 9:05AM
Nice comp Sarah, congrats on the HC
19 Jan 2012 11:29AM
Well deserved HC Sarah,stunning work and image Smile
Sezz 13 617 15 England
19 Jan 2012 11:35AM
Si, Bill, Yung, Steve & Dean - thank you, always appreciated! Smile

Sarah x
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
20 Jan 2012 1:36AM
beautiful capture Smile
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2012 9:43AM
My UA is finally available today to give it to you Sarah.
have a good weekend
Sezz 13 617 15 England
21 Jan 2012 1:14PM
Dawn thank you, appreciated!
Yung, what a lovely surprise, thank you very much for your UA - made my day Smile

Sarah x
Valerie1 10 68 Northern Ireland
21 Jan 2012 4:35PM
Lovely compostion in this one. Very deserving of all the awards.
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2012 11:13PM
Many congratulations on your HC award Sarah Smile

John_Horner 12 12 2 England
25 Jan 2012 10:26PM
Many Congrats on your well deserved awards Sarah. Great image. well done.
Dave87 Plus
11 42 5 England
25 Jan 2012 11:10PM
A cold frosty morning superbly captured here. The lighting and photography is super.

Love it.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
26 Jan 2012 10:58PM
A beautiful early morning scene, such wonderful light and atmosphere
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
24 Feb 2012 10:46AM
What a wonderful image Sarah. It deserves all the awards it gets.
K_T 6 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 1:53AM
Love your work, it hits the processing spot right on...not too much and not too little...very hard to find that sweet spot.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
26 Feb 2012 11:47AM
Thank you so much everyone, really appreciated Smile

Sarah x
Kim Walton 14 145 30 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2012 12:09AM
How many commentsWink
Nice work as always

Sezz 13 617 15 England
31 Mar 2012 6:10PM
Thank you Kim Smile

Sarah x
DonMc 9 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2012 10:17AM
Happening upon your portfolio is a rare treat, thanks I will be having a good browse a little later

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