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Sleepy Sails

By NDODS    
Good day to you all.

"Well what can I possibly say?" I was and still am somewhat overwhelmed by the response my "Squawking Starlings" upload has received. Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would do so well. So i must thank you all, with a further mention going to Paree (Mauren), Sparrowhawk (Steve), Chrissie3 (Chrissie), Bzox (Zoran), Morpheous1955 (Hugh), RonnieAG (Ronnie), LynneJoyce (Lynne), TrevBatWCC (Trevor), Williamsloan (Willie), Craggwildlife (David), Netta1234 (Netta) and Chillman (Andrew) for p[resenting me with their User Awards.

Todays' image is a little less quiet and certainly more peaceful. It was captured a little while ago whilst on respite at Chispstead Lakes. There was a wonderful crispness to the air and the ground was rock solid with a rather heavy frost. The light was beautiful, and I simply couldn't resist grabbing a few images before breakfast.

Well I hope that you all have a great start to the week and thank you all again.

Regards Nathan

Tags: Weather Light Frost Cold Sailing Landscape and travel

Voters: ColleenA, stuart1963, Bzox and 119 more

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ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
30 Sep 2013 6:59AM
Serenity at its best....such still water creating beautiful reflections...a superb have captured beautiful lightGrin

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SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 7:14AM
Beautiful light and wonderful reflections.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 7:16AM
Fantastic Nathan - lighting, reflections, presentation - all spot on! Smile

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 7:17AM
Lovely image, love the reflections Smile

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 7:20AM
Super Nathan, love the compSmile

30 Sep 2013 7:22AM
Very beautiful scenery indeed, I already feel the peace there.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
30 Sep 2013 7:23AM
A beautiful image, Nathan, with those wonderful reflections in the water, perfectly captured. Carol
30 Sep 2013 7:29AM
Superbly captured, Nathan. A very wonderful reflection shot. The water must have been SO still - it's like a mirror!SmileSmileSmile

Lovely composition with great reflections and good processing. Well done Nathan.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
30 Sep 2013 7:46AM
Lovely light, great reflections, pleasing image.

30 Sep 2013 7:57AM
classic cinematic look! get a lumix GH2 and get into cinematography, i just started
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 7:59AM
Stunning shot Nathan, excellent composition, great light and those reflections are gorgeous

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
30 Sep 2013 8:00AM
Lovely light .

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
30 Sep 2013 8:07AM
A lovely and peaceful image Nathan !!
S_Psharma 5 1 India
30 Sep 2013 8:07AM
Beautiful picture excellent composition well captured.
30 Sep 2013 8:12AM
Amazing reflections!!Excellent composition and capture. And a lovely light as well, Nathan.
30 Sep 2013 8:30AM
A fantastic capture that has been very well composed Nathan. Great light and reflections
30 Sep 2013 8:31AM
Super shot Nathan,
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 8:35AM
Great image , Nathan with a gorgeous reflection.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 8:37AM
only too happy to take this to RC
30 Sep 2013 8:41AM
Beautiful Nathan. I love the peace, colour & shapes of it. The reflections just make it!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 9:11AM
A lovely peaceful scene Nathan.

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
30 Sep 2013 9:44AM
Very calming Smile
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 9:51AM
What a beauty - super lines and reflections and simply gorgeous light - well captured and presented.
30 Sep 2013 9:53AM
very fine capture Nathan very pleasing and a pleasure to view

30 Sep 2013 10:05AM
Such a peaceful and simply beautiful image, Nathan!
Ayoob 7 Australia
30 Sep 2013 11:09AM
Great capture with beautiful light and reflection , Nathan. ....GrinGrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 11:11AM
You are on form Nathan, lovely scene, gorgeous reflections.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
30 Sep 2013 11:36AM

Quote:You are on form Nathan, lovely scene, gorgeous reflections.

Oh man...I totally agree. And what a beautiful sky you've got there too. I rarely use this word but it has to be used here: wallworthy. This image so is.

Bravo Smile

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 12:16PM
Sleepy sails - I like that.
It is a lovely little restful scene made extra special with the reflections.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
30 Sep 2013 12:23PM
This has every thing a landscape should have Nathan, stunning light, the tones and textures are amazing and the frost and reflections are the icing on the cake, I wish I had another award to give you.


TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
30 Sep 2013 12:30PM
A very lovely image indeed, Nathan, beautiful colours and excellent detail throughout, and great reflections, too Smile
Trev Smile
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
30 Sep 2013 12:45PM
Beautiful reflection!
30 Sep 2013 12:48PM
Lovely image Nathan; super reflections.

Jenny Smile
a good one Nathan but i thought you would have straightened all the masts first.

Ray12 Plus
5 137 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 12:59PM
A beautiful English frosty morn Smile
djh698 14 5.4k 6 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 1:10PM
good reflections and colour balance
30 Sep 2013 2:01PM
A stunning shot and wonderful reflections Nathan..Lin
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
30 Sep 2013 2:32PM
Gorgeous image and processing Nathan. It looks like it might be a little frosty or maybe just dew early in the morning.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
30 Sep 2013 2:39PM
I find the winter colours so appealing and here I can sense the crispness in the air and see the crispness and detail in your attractive reflective shot, Nathan.
Although winter there's still some lovely warmth in the tree trunk area where the low winter sun is catching.
9 10 10 England
30 Sep 2013 2:42PM
So relaxing and peaceful and superb reflections.
30 Sep 2013 3:32PM
Fabulous Nathan thse reflections are stunningSmileSmile
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
30 Sep 2013 3:33PM
Sorry Nathan but I would have liked to see this in landscape not Portrait . Would have looked quite lovely then . I can see your dilemma trying to get all the trees & all the reflections in
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 3:37PM
Another super capture, Nathan, luv the composition and the reflections.
Nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
30 Sep 2013 3:47PM
Beautiful light and reflections making a stunning image
JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 4:01PM
Fabulous. Can't say more.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
30 Sep 2013 4:02PM
Your title and the fine shot reminded me of E. Dickinson's poem:

ON this wondrous sea,
Sailing silently,
Knowest thou the shore
Ho! pilot, ho!
Where no breakers roar,
Where the storm is oer?

In the silent west
Many sails at rest,
Their anchors fast;
Thither I pilot thee,
Land, ho! Eternity!
Ashore at last!
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 4:06PM
Superb image Nathan, fancy keeping this one locked away for so longTongueTongue

Ali SmileSmile
30 Sep 2013 4:08PM
Serenity in this beautiful capture, excellent work Nathan!
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
30 Sep 2013 4:39PM
Rather more peaceful than your last image Nathan but none the worse for that.
30 Sep 2013 5:07PM
Very melancholy, but beautiful image , Nathan ! Like in Finland now. Well done. ---- Jukka.
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 5:12PM
Superb atmosphere here Nathan. Love the reflections and dreamy feel to the image. paul
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 5:40PM
A lovely sharp stillness.Smile

30 Sep 2013 5:43PM
Brilliant shot with excellent processing Nathan, I like this VERY much.

John Smile
Nice reflective landscape Nathan

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
30 Sep 2013 7:07PM
So lovely with the calm water making excellent reflections

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
30 Sep 2013 7:42PM
A beautiful image with brilliant reflections and lightSmile
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 7:48PM
All the above and more! A superb image.
30 Sep 2013 8:35PM
This is beautiful Nathan. Love the reflections GrinGrin

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
30 Sep 2013 10:54PM
Wonderful reflection Nathan.
Super shot.
Source 7
30 Sep 2013 11:53PM
A beautiful scene and capture.Great title
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 2:21AM
The gold light on those trees and than the spectacular reflections make this image a gem! Grin
1 Oct 2013 6:24AM
Great tone and reflection, beautiful picture!
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
1 Oct 2013 5:56PM
a very fine reflection, blue and browns well balanced
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 9:59PM
beautifully crisp & just the right amount of hdr Nathan..great stuff as always.

Gareth Smile
6 3 8 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 5:41PM
A nice bit of processing here, a job well done!Grin
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 9:07PM
A really lovely image
DonMc 9 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 7:43PM
So many votes Nathan, so well deserved!Wink
Potra 5 Venezuela
13 Oct 2013 9:14PM
Delightful image, this is a sweet melancholic view.

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