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Reed bed, Abbotsbury, Dorset (3055)
14.1.09 Chris Spracklen

Reed bed, Abbotsbury, Dorset (3055)

Abbotsbury, Dorset

The St Catherine's Chapel at Abbotsbury was once a popular place of pilgrimage for girls seeking their true love. Many would visit the chapel on St Catherine's Day, where, inside the south doorway, there are three 'Wishing Holes'. The girls would put their knee in the lower hole and their hands in the other two above and wish for the man of their dreams!!

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Jay Levin04-Jun-2013 05:27
This is a beauty, Chris, and also proof that the 18-200 is a fine lens! -:)
J S Quesada18-May-2013 18:48
Impressive capture of this landscape. So crisp and sharp. V
janescottcumming18-May-2013 02:30
Oh my, that is a striking image! Fantastic composition and colors. V
Karen Stuebing09-Oct-2012 21:49
Fabulous scene with the reeds and blue sky. Love the warm light and tones and the crisp detail. V.
Simon Chandler09-Oct-2012 16:22
A very beautiful and appealing image. Excellent composition. Love the warm tone. v
Dan the man09-Oct-2012 12:56
Very well done my friend! Love the story... 10/10
Blandine Mangin09-Oct-2012 11:53
very beautiful compo ! v
godro07-Sep-2012 23:24
Nice swett light and compo bravo!!!
Helen Betts01-May-2012 19:40
Wow, intriguing composition and outstanding, rich color. Beautifully captured, Chris! V.
ArminB01-May-2012 17:30
W O W ! ! !
Bill Klein01-May-2012 15:28
Awesome colors and composition, Chris! BV
Buba Jafarli13-Apr-2012 20:23
Amazing! Like a painting! V.
Buz Kiefer14-Feb-2012 18:11
Wonderful image Chris. Love the warm colors. Vote.
Alexander Kazakov06-Dec-2011 19:59
Superb! BV
lucanton25-Oct-2011 16:16
Très belle composition et couleurs...V
Roland17-Oct-2011 22:09
A stunning photo of a beautiful place. Nature at its best. The explanation of the three holes
was very interesting. BV
shatterbug12-Oct-2011 08:06
Splendid details and color tones!
Mildred Alpern29-Aug-2011 17:34
Globalgadabout praised you to the hilt to me, and now I see why. He was not "hyperbolating."
Bryan Murahashi28-Aug-2011 16:05
Great colors in this beautiful scene. V
norbi12-Aug-2011 14:26
HDR in perfection in this wonderful landscape composition. v. norbi
MarcViskens12-Aug-2011 07:10
wonderful shot
love this colours and light
very well done Chris
slhoornstra10-Nov-2010 09:34
Simply magnificent, all those golden reeds! V
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)09-Nov-2010 06:21
My favorite today! V
norbi24-Aug-2010 12:32
A master's work. .v norbi
Yiannis Pavlis14-Aug-2010 13:45
Great shot, excellent colour contrast! V
Jean Chiasson08-Mar-2010 14:43
Fabulous warm colors and sharp details Chris vote
Jean D07-Jul-2009 02:05
Outstanding scene and you captured it extremely well, Chris! ~V~
Kim16-Jun-2009 22:25
Beautiful work, amazing details!!! V
endre novak24-May-2009 15:45
absolutely amazing colours and image, Chris!
Kevin Chester22-Mar-2009 21:53
Another wonderful HDR capture, I have a lot to learn yet.
LynnH09-Mar-2009 18:58
Beautiful photo and fantastic story to accompany it. Vote!!
Marco Valk09-Mar-2009 17:48
Amazing color; excellent HDR-work. voted
Paul L-R03-Mar-2009 22:47
Great composition and lovely golden light. Excellent work, Chris. V
Buz Kiefer03-Mar-2009 18:04
Marvelous light. V
Susan Bowen03-Mar-2009 06:28
Beautiful shot, lovely effect achieved here, Chris. V.
nige5025-Feb-2009 10:10
Wonderful golden glow great shot . v
bill friedlander23-Feb-2009 21:16
When they talk of a golden harvest, this is it. V
Simon Chandler23-Feb-2009 03:29
Just wonderful. More beautiful than a painting. Excellent composition. Love the rich warm tone. v
Monique LaguŽ16-Feb-2009 17:47
Very beautiful rural scene.
Love the contrast of colors. v
PauloCGama31-Jan-2009 01:41
beautiful landscape, Chris. i do like the light and details very very much! fantastic '3D' sensation, my friend. v
Kerry Tingley29-Jan-2009 15:06
Interesting story and fabulous texture on this photo!
Paula Krugerud27-Jan-2009 14:48
Beautiful landscape...flowing warm and lovely!
CM Kwan22-Jan-2009 23:17
"Perfect" is the only word I could think of! It is really outstanding, Chris! V
Richard Calmes22-Jan-2009 17:18
Stunning depth shot! Lots of layers! Masterfully composed! V
globalgadabout20-Jan-2009 15:59
these golden sun-drenched reeds glow like those girl's hearts...a sumptuous and harmonious scene...V
Randy Adams20-Jan-2009 14:29
Another beautiful composition Chris!! V
Victoria20-Jan-2009 12:50
What a gorgeous place, beautiful golden colours with clearly blue sky, just perfect match !!!wonderful :)
Jeff Waldorff20-Jan-2009 11:38
Gorgeous golden image with beautifully composed rolling hills... Excellent, Chris!
an nguyen20-Jan-2009 02:23
Wow..a stunning golden image..
Hank Vander Velde20-Jan-2009 02:15
Beautiful scene and nice narration Chris.
Susanne v. Schroeder20-Jan-2009 01:11
Gorgeous warm colors.
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography20-Jan-2009 00:34
Superb, colours and details are outstanding, very well seen, V.
poetry66620-Jan-2009 00:09
What a wonderful story attached to this very beautiful landscape and abbey. Well done Chris, superb work.BV
dane19-Jan-2009 23:41
Thanks for that explanation, Chris. Oh yea... nice shot, too.
mart s19-Jan-2009 23:30
lovelly colours, great work chris...v
Walter O. Koenig19-Jan-2009 23:13
wonderful colors and lighting of this inviting landscape. Great story too, Thank you my friend. "V"
lou_rozensteins19-Jan-2009 22:27
Lovely view with great light .... the local legend is interesting too. Well done.
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad19-Jan-2009 22:00
A wonderful view with beautiful warm light and excellent detail throughout. V
Enny19-Jan-2009 21:31
wonderful golden glow Chris, love your camera too:)
Guest 19-Jan-2009 21:22
Beautiful and so warm looking.. Love it. V.
Cathryn Gallacher19-Jan-2009 21:06
Another lovely shot! V
Jola Dziubinska19-Jan-2009 20:50
Fabulous warm colors and sharp details. Exquisite photo, Chris, vote.
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