By woolybill1
A kind lady re-arranging the flock for the camera (though not specifically for mine, I am just such an opportunist . . .), Fairfield Church, Romney Marsh, Kent.
Only four people know for sure who the shepherdess was and I ain't telling Smile

Epz instructions say the best single image should be posted first; the sequence was of course 2 - 3 - 1.

Apologies for the slight variations in angle, and therefore illumination, on these three, though I have done my best to even things out. Truth is, the river bank was damp and slanting and I was sliding gently and less than gracefully towards the stream below, which is why the sequence had to be curtailed . . .

Tags: Landscape Photo journalism Humour Apologies in advance Mick

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RobinF 10 83 1 England
3 Aug 2012 8:54AM
This immediately grabbed my attention Bill. Great angle/comp, lovely deep greens of the grass/reeds and the terrific contrast with the house and sky. Loads of atmosphere. Fabulous. Nice of the sheep to 'line up' for you too!
kind regards,

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mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1500 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 9:03AM
A clue - it was not mrswoolybill chasing the sheep...
tony64 12 204 9 England
3 Aug 2012 9:08AM
Morning Bill! Lovely moody image! Great sky and love the green on the river bed too!
Those sheep should just think themselves lucky they don't live in Wales!
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
3 Aug 2012 9:08AM
Some more sheep for Mick to enjoy. Three fine compositions although they do appear somewhat dark on my monitor but perhaps this was intentional on your part.

woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 9:17AM

Quote:Some more sheep for Mick to enjoy. Three fine compositions although they do appear somewhat dark on my monitor but perhaps this was intentional on your part.

Entirely so. Rain was at hand and soon thereafter we were soaked - having rejected a lift . . .
Don't often see three flying sheep on a wall Bill, it's normally ducks. A very "Bill" take on this iconic church, well done you getting this.

paulcr 11 1.5k 9 Ireland
3 Aug 2012 9:28AM
Really like this image. Loads of atmosphere to keep the viewer looking. Can just about feel the weather, breeze, rain on the way... Love it.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 9:32AM
Love it! Wink
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 10:05AM
Simply brilliant, and worthy of a bucket full of accolades along the way.

Regards Nathan
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
3 Aug 2012 10:26AM
Beautiful low light.
3 Aug 2012 10:29AM
Lovely colour in the Church, very moody. The sheep in the first version look a but surreal to me which adds to the mystery steve
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
3 Aug 2012 10:31AM
Like the mood and sheep antics too Bill
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
3 Aug 2012 10:34AM
Every thing in the right place for a pleasing composition, I like this a lot. - gary
3 Aug 2012 10:40AM
she moves ... how wonderful
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 12:09PM
Wonderful composition, V2 for me.
BarryC123 8 43 25 Ireland
3 Aug 2012 12:22PM
I'm going against the popular consensus here I think, but for me V2, without the sheep being obvious, is by far my favourite. I just prefer the isolation of the silhouetted figure.
Overall I love the image, a wonderful building and atmosphere very finely captured.

I do have a regret that there was no-one on hand to capture the doubtless marvellous image of you sliding into the water, still desperately trying to compose the perfect shot.
Or Perhaps Moira just hasn't posted it yet? *smiles, hopefully*
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
3 Aug 2012 12:38PM
I have to agree with Barry here. The lone figure hurrying to gather the sheep before the storm speaks volumes.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
3 Aug 2012 12:49PM
A moody capture, Bill. (Tags GrinGrinGrin)

danbrann Plus
12 624 17
3 Aug 2012 12:49PM
Have an Rc on me Bill. Those sheep do make a difference and I don't think the Laird Of Leith Docks could disagree.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
3 Aug 2012 12:57PM
I am not too sheepish with these uploads Bill,
as the images are not dominated by the little blighters.
And Dan The Man is correct about them making a difference to the images.
(But please do not tell anyone I said that !!)
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
3 Aug 2012 3:12PM
Wonderful mood to this shot Bill, like the inclusion of the sheep so V1 for me!

Sarah *
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
3 Aug 2012 3:16PM
Excellent set of moody images Bill. Version 2 for me.

helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 3:35PM
3 in a row - reminds me of "3 bags full" - so its v1 for me - lovely moody shots and I like the reflected light in the water SmileSmile
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 4:16PM
Lovely shot
3 Aug 2012 4:19PM
Loads of atmosphere to this excellent composition, v1 for me
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
3 Aug 2012 5:04PM
Glad you didn't slide too far, Bill, that water looks rather wet! Wink A fine shot, and V1 has to be my fave, with the shepherdess and the sheep separated, and especially the way the sheep are nicely lined up Smile
Trev Smile
Ray42 8 3 England
3 Aug 2012 6:28PM
A cracking trio Bill - its the St Thomas-a-Becket Church at Fairfield - a bye note - its shown in a stained glass window in the nearby St Peter & St Paul Church at Appledore - a church within a church
3 Aug 2012 6:32PM
V1 is a real winner Bill, and just has to get my award Today.

John Smile
Rach1970 8 14 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 8:16PM
So simple and so effective. Like it Bill.
5 Aug 2012 10:32AM
I love the sky too : very dramatic
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
7 Aug 2012 5:54PM
V1 is my favourite, are the sheep playing Simon SEZZ with a certain epzer?!WinkGrin

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