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Reflective Beauty
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Reflective Beauty
Reflective Beauty
Manual mode, 1 sec, f/22, RAW, ISO-100, Hitech .6 ND grad, tripod. This was taken 7/29/2007 near Queenshill, Worcestershire, UK. It is a normally dry field that has been flooded due to record breaking rain in July that resulted in the Rivers Severn and Avon overflowing their banks. Thousands had to be evacuated but fortunately there have been no deaths but tens of millions of pounds in damage to property and business.
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Amila Jasarevic

member since: 7/29/2007
    Very interesting photo, where did you take it? Is it a flood?

7/29/2007 10:47:13 AM

 
Narendran Jayaraman
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member since: 2/8/2007
 

Great pic Bob!!!! perfect location and yeah, was it a flood? :P

7/29/2007 10:48:14 AM

 
Robert C. Garrigus
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member since: 7/30/2006
 

Amila & Narendran,

I took this yesterday morning from a bridge on the M50 in nearby Worcestershire. The nearest town on the map is Queenshill. This field is normally grassy but sits near the River Severn which has overflowed it's banks as has the Reiver Avon. This year we have experienced the worst rain and flooding in nearly 100 years in the UK. The towns of Gloucester and Tewkesbury have been devastated by flooding and Tewkesbury was virtually made into an island. Almost the entire area has been without fresh water since this past Monday - boy I can't wait to take a shower again :)

Cheers!

Bob G.

7/29/2007 10:52:47 AM

 
Narendran Jayaraman
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member since: 2/8/2007
 

Great...!!! Could'nt have been better....perfect lining of the trees on both sides....this is an editor's pick and may be a winner if entered in the right category...!

7/29/2007 10:57:39 AM

 
Robert C. Garrigus
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member since: 7/30/2006
 

Uh oh,

Which category would you have recommended I submit this one to? Out of habit I submitted to Nature & Landscapes. Would Elements of Design have been better? Water under the bridge now I guess - sorry for that :)

Cheers!

Bob G.

7/29/2007 11:00:25 AM

 
Narendran Jayaraman
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fits perfectly for both...especially elements of design....since this is nature's design...:P

7/29/2007 11:02:19 AM

 
Amila Jasarevic

member since: 7/29/2007
 

I've seen phootage from the UK on the news here in Denmark, it's very scary. It's very rainy here as well, there have been floods. It strikes me that the water surface is so calm, it makes the photo quite surreal. Hope you get to normality soon..

7/29/2007 11:20:15 AM

 
Narendran Jayaraman
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member since: 2/8/2007
 

Its tough, Bob...Hope atleast now people understand the perils of global warming....its already here...and its going to get WORSE...!

7/29/2007 11:25:50 AM

 
randy dannheim
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Awesome composition Robert.

7/29/2007 1:20:25 PM

 
Narendran Jayaraman
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Check out my gallery and let me know ur comments...

7/29/2007 3:25:46 PM

 
John E. Hunter
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Nice job....excellent eye and a great image...thanks for sharing.

7/29/2007 10:24:18 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Sounds like a once-in-a-lifetime flood; and a once-in-a-lifetime photo op! This is just fascinating and beautiful!

8/27/2007 11:29:48 AM

 
Erin Tyler
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Congrats on your Finalist!

8/27/2007 3:01:02 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratuations on this stunning finalist!

8/27/2007 5:42:25 PM

 
Michael L. Dawson
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Gorgeous work!

8/28/2007 9:53:54 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Wonderful finalist, Robert!

8/28/2007 9:30:06 PM

 
Autum Rhoades
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This is amazing! Congratulations on your finalist!!!

8/29/2007 4:49:16 AM

 
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