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First time out
29.9.12 Chris Spracklen

First time out

Sherborne, Dorset

Just a quick note to say that I actually got out of my house this past Saturday for the first time in five days! I felt a little better and just needed to breathe some fresh air, so I went to one of my favourite local places ~ Sherborne. What a fabulous abbey church they have there! I've shot this scene before but this time the whole place was decorated for their Harvest Thanksgiving services ~ hence the flowers at the front.

For those of you who have been following Carole's progress, I'm happy to say that she has also had a better couple of days, for which we're truly grateful! She still has a long way to go, but all the signs are positive and she is beginning to show some real signs of improvement after the chemical battering of last week. Tomorrow evening I am hoping to see her for the first time in a week.

Thanks for your interest, thoughts and prayers everyone. They are much appreciated by us both.

Nikon D7000 ,Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX
1/15s f/4.5 at 11.0mm iso400
HDRed in Photomatix pro full exif

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Simon Chandler09-Oct-2012 16:26
A stunning image. v

I am glad to know that Carole is doing better now.
Allan06-Oct-2012 12:48
Love the colour and POV glad Carol is getting a little better may that continue. Important for you having a break as well.
Jean Chiasson06-Oct-2012 01:40
Fantastic work love the beautiful view Chris big vote
Nestor05-Oct-2012 19:50
A great photograph, absolutely heavenly, and the Thanksgiving flowers are placed perfectly.
Glad all is going well with Carol , the Chemo is a rough road but she will prevail .
Mike H.05-Oct-2012 19:03
Beautiful color and -- detail typical of your outstanding camera work, Chris!!
Best to Carole -- glad she seems to be doing a bit better; baby steps...
Walter O. Koenig05-Oct-2012 15:10
Very nice work Chris. Beautiful golden lighting and great details. "V"
Wonderful to learn the good news!
Graeme04-Oct-2012 22:29
I am so pleased to hear that Carole is doing a little better, Chris and sad to learn that you too have not been well either. Its good to know that you are back on feet again and able to take fabulous images like this one in the splendour that we have become accustomed to through your photographic eye my friend. BBV
janescottcumming04-Oct-2012 19:55
This is a glorious shot.
So glad to hear the good news about Carole. I'll bet she was happy to see you again.
mart s04-Oct-2012 18:01
great shot...glad to hear some good news...
Brinn MacDougall03-Oct-2012 22:31
My thoughts are with the both of you, well worth the trip..v
pkocinski03-Oct-2012 12:26
Happy to hear the good news on Carole and also happy you got out shooting this beautiful abbey.
Fong Lam03-Oct-2012 05:15
Fantastic image, Chris...wonderful to hear Carole is feeling better...V
Sandy Rich02-Oct-2012 22:17
Great image and great news regarding Carole.
Colin Storey02-Oct-2012 19:59
Fantastic interior image with great colours. v
Glad to hear Carole's treatment is going well.
Máire Uí Mhaicín02-Oct-2012 18:40
A wonderful image.
Jess. ( Lady.D.)02-Oct-2012 17:26
Beautiful shot Chris and hope that this week will be a better one for Carol......
Mark Chambers02-Oct-2012 16:42
Colours and detail are fantastic. V
Dan Opdal02-Oct-2012 16:18
Beautiful Capture! BV
lucanton02-Oct-2012 15:56
L'intérieur de cette église est magnifique, de jolies décorations et couleurs,Chris ! V
Sandi Whitteker02-Oct-2012 15:26
Goregous shot, Chris. What beautiful warm colors and great treatment. So glad to hear Carole is improving. Chemo is very tough stuff.
SageCreek Images02-Oct-2012 15:15
I must say Chris, there are some stunning churches in your area...
William Vogt02-Oct-2012 14:54
Stunning image Chris! and so glad Carole is feeling better!!
Regards, Bill
CM Kwan02-Oct-2012 12:10
Glad to hear that Carole is improving. This is an excellent photo, Chris! V
Randy Adams02-Oct-2012 09:55
excellent shot Chris..nice and bright! Glad you are feeling much better!
Zoltán Balogh02-Oct-2012 06:43
This is fabulous Chris! V
Bryan Murahashi02-Oct-2012 04:49
Fabulous colors and scene. Glad to hear that Carole is feeling better. V
Ali Majdfar02-Oct-2012 02:27
Fabulous work! ~V
Hank Vander Velde02-Oct-2012 01:07
A most BEAUTIFUL image Chris. Glad to hear Carole is coping somewhat better.
Bill Klein01-Oct-2012 23:53
Awesome image, Chris. Glad to hear Carole is feeling better! BV!
Pete Hemington01-Oct-2012 21:38
A beautiful warm lit place of hope - Hope this gives you strength!
larose forest photos01-Oct-2012 21:31
Gorgeous image and colours, beautiful perspective. Good news about Carole and we all hope that she continues improving. Such a difficult time for you both. V
Jim Coffman01-Oct-2012 21:00
This is wonderful news,Chris!! Your image is just awesome,my friend!!
Anitta Vuorisola01-Oct-2012 20:18
Lovely capture, dear friend! Praying for you and for your love ones. V
Martin Lamoon01-Oct-2012 20:13
A feeling of radiance in this photograph. V
Helen Betts01-Oct-2012 19:54
Wow, beautiful work, Chris! Excellent composition and color and a lovely subject. And I'm happy to hear about Carole's progress. V.
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad01-Oct-2012 19:19
The place appears to be flooded with warm autumn colour! Magnificent. V
Ken Chambers ARPS01-Oct-2012 19:14
Great picture of the Festival Chris. Sorry to hear that you too have been unwell, I must have missed that piece of news.
I am sure that Carole will be delighted to see you. that will lift her spirits.
Love to you both.
Stephanie01-Oct-2012 19:12
Another beautiful English cathedral! :) V
So glad to hear that Carole's doing well! Please give her a big hug for me! :))
marie-jose wolff01-Oct-2012 18:16
wonderful abbey, Gothic architecture in all its splendour! V
Mildred Alpern01-Oct-2012 18:09
Stunning vibrancy here with a perspective that draws you thoroughly into the scene. And you hopeful message gladdens my heart.
Dan Greenberg01-Oct-2012 17:45
Powerful and colorful. An image that really stimulates the senses. ~BV~ Great to hear positive news on the medical situation.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)01-Oct-2012 17:42
Really excellent shot! Vote
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography01-Oct-2012 17:24
Fantastic work, stunning details, Voted.
Gérard Koehl01-Oct-2012 17:10
Spectaculaire... V
John Reynolds01-Oct-2012 16:57
Great image Chris and pleased to hear that things are going well for Carole. V.
Chris Morton01-Oct-2012 16:32
looks like a great bit of fan vaulting to put on my list
Mary Terry01-Oct-2012 16:21
Fantastic colors and detail! V
joseantonio01-Oct-2012 16:18
Glad to hear he good news Christ. That´s really what is important in your life....V.
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