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Arterial Sands

By NDODS    
Good day to you all at ePz

Firstly I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful messages and words of comfort which I have received over the last few days.

Secondly thank you all so very much for the great comments and votes following my 'Wagtail' uploads yesterday.

Todays upload was captured from the opposite side of the Thames Estuary, however you can still see Kingsnorth Power Station on the Isle of Grain in the distance.

I hope that you all have a great day ahead, for me its a Bowling Match.

Regards as always Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Tags: River Sands Power station Estuary Landscape and travel Isle of grain Rainham

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Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 9:43AM
That Canon Ixus and your expertise get a great image Nathan.

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PranavMishra 5 52 17 India
18 Jan 2014 9:47AM
The bluntness and bleakness of this image certainly brings my mind to the issues of environment.. I dont know if it is really connected to it or not.. I love the dark toning, which bestows it higher importance..
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 9:52AM
Love the tones and the comp in this Nathan.

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
18 Jan 2014 9:53AM
I find this a special image, Nathan. The viewpoint gives a great image and I like the toning and that boat a lot. Enjoy tour bowling!
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
18 Jan 2014 9:57AM
Striking image, nice work.

ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
18 Jan 2014 9:57AM
You've made the most of this unusual view, Nathan.
18 Jan 2014 9:57AM
Enjoy the bowling Nathan, another special image that you have created, Keep well dear friend. Best wishes Patricia GrinGrin
18 Jan 2014 9:57AM
Nathan, Great composition and texture, leads the eye through the scene to the distant shoreline. The mono treatment really brings out the texture. Smile
Brian J.
18 Jan 2014 10:01AM
I love the patterns in the foreground Nathan. Have a great day at your Bowling Match....for me it's flower photography in my conservatory - too cold and miserable to venture outside (I'm a wimp) Grin
Elaine Grin
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
18 Jan 2014 10:06AM
The water channels through the mud flats make for an interesting shot, and the power station in the distance sets the location very nicely.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 10:06AM
Great foreground shapes Nathan - and the toning works well.
Enjoy your Bowling match SmileSmile
Suzicoo 6 481 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 10:06AM
great mono image, love the patterns and textures, with the well placed boatSmile
18 Jan 2014 10:12AM
very impressive shot my friend looks great in mono
18 Jan 2014 10:16AM
Perfectly crafted, atmospheric image , Nathan.
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 10:17AM
Beautifully worked image Nathan. Superb. GrinGrinGrin Peter.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
18 Jan 2014 10:18AM
Wonderful patterns created in the sand, Nathan, well captured. Have a great match, I have the feeling you are onto a winner today Smile Carol
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
18 Jan 2014 10:36AM
Excellent in sepia Nathan, broad view.
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 11:08AM
A terrific shot;
enjoy the bowling match.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
18 Jan 2014 11:34AM
A great wide angle shot, Nathan, enhancing the wonderful patterns in the sands Smile The toning works well, too SmileSmile
Good luck with the bowling...if it's outdoors, hope it's a bit drier than here! Wink
Trev Smile
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 11:34AM
Wonderful tones, a super shot
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 11:48AM
Glorious mud! Lovely image.Smile

18 Jan 2014 11:49AM
Excellent composition and the tones are just fantastic Nathan. have a good weekend
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 12:06PM
Excellent POV showing the patterns of those mud flats enhanced by the sepia toning.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 12:21PM
Lovely sepia shot Nathan
with all those lines and patterns
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
18 Jan 2014 12:32PM
Organic and very beautiful.....
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
18 Jan 2014 12:59PM
I like the tone and the vignette in this. Have fun bowling Nathan.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 1:03PM
Great processing Nathan, like the sepia toneing, great captureSmile

18 Jan 2014 1:12PM
A very moody and atmospheric image Nathan. Beautiful GrinGrin

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 1:32PM
I like the composition a lot, it makes a virtue of flat emptiness, it makes repetition interesting. It makes me use my eyes and brain. But the pinkish sepia toning doesn't work for me. It looks muddy, murky. It also reduces contrast and detail, and that in turn reduces the effect of light shining through clouds and onto the wet mud.
Also you have some harsh white dots in the foreground. Those will have been much more delicate in the original, light sparkling on wet pebbles, but compression has exaggerated them. It's worth resizing the image yourself and always checking it over afterwards for such problems.
For me, this would be worth more work, because it really is a 'takes you there' composition.
Hope you won't be offended by that.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
18 Jan 2014 1:36PM
Interesting because of the lights and darks and shapes here!
18 Jan 2014 1:37PM
Great image the toning works very well, great atmoshere. regards DaveSmileSmile
18 Jan 2014 1:58PM
What a brilliant pov Nathan, and the Sepia treatment REALLY working well here. Recognised the Power Station straight away Smile

John Smile
18 Jan 2014 2:16PM
a very pleasing image Nathan

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 3:11PM
Looks like a futuristic movie stillSmile

9 10 10 England
18 Jan 2014 3:17PM
A natural abstract with lovely pattern and the reality of industry in the distance. Hope the bowling goes well.
a tremendous piece of work,have a good week end.

LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 3:22PM
A rather bleak vista so the choice of sepia toning is just right.
JawDborn Plus
6 1.2k 1 England
18 Jan 2014 3:34PM
great shot, great presentation, great processing.Smile
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
18 Jan 2014 3:35PM
Lovely patterns

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
18 Jan 2014 4:00PM
Like the depth in this one Nathan.
Super shot.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
18 Jan 2014 4:13PM
Nature's natural jigsaw puzzle.
gss 4 1 Romania
18 Jan 2014 4:45PM
Great sepia landscape! I wonder if the light in the center is natural or digitally manipulated. And great title!
dudler Plus
14 707 1354 England
18 Jan 2014 5:04PM
One of your best, Nathan! What I term "a contender"...
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 5:26PM
Superb Mono shot Nathan, enjoy your bowling
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 5:36PM
Excellent detail and textures in this mono image Nathan.
Have fun at bowling! Smile

18 Jan 2014 6:47PM
Wonderful, bleak picture. I love the lack of colour as you then have to concentrate on the content. Grin
18 Jan 2014 7:30PM
Just the right POV, Nathan - a well composed, proportioned, taken and presented image!
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
18 Jan 2014 7:30PM
Hope you enjoyed the bowling Nathan.
This is a great imageSmile
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 7:50PM
Lovely image Smile

18 Jan 2014 8:04PM
Love the tones and presentation
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
18 Jan 2014 8:19PM
Composition and tones are first class Nathan!!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 8:43PM
Great abstract and sepia tones
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
18 Jan 2014 8:59PM

Quote:You've made the most of this unusual view, Nathan.

Enjoy the bowls.....great shot Nathan, love the pov and sepia tones
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 9:20PM
Great title and a superb image, Nathan.

19 Jan 2014 2:39AM
Great tone and title, beautiful image!
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
19 Jan 2014 5:41AM've brought out the land features and lines in the foreground so well in this!

Beautifully processed and works a treat in sepia, Nathan.

19 Jan 2014 8:16AM
Stunning Nathan.
19 Jan 2014 9:09AM
Shall I add Woolybills to the list for the Lion's Stadium, Nathan? Tongue
5mm Focal Length? Wide angle indeed..! Not an error and was The Canon 50mm f1.8 Wink
That power station is in sight for endless miles when navigating up towards London, remember it well.

bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 9:33AM
A fine capture Nathan and excellent processing Smile
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 12:03PM
Excellent image Nathan,

Ali Grin
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
19 Jan 2014 2:30PM
Beautiful composition with that great foreground Nathan. Excellent processing too.
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 8:34PM
Great title and a wonderful image.
Nice one, Nathan.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
Phantom7 12 29 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2014 4:13PM
Very thought provoking

Source 7
21 Jan 2014 11:14PM
An amazing scene!Superb.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 6:19AM
Wow... You really have the eye for BEAUTY....
Stunning image with wonderful exposure.
A superb feeling to want to keep looking towards the sea and those waves patterns in the sand ... GREAT.
Grin IB

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