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Uploaded: 07/07/14 12:40 AM GMT
The Lonely Keeper
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She stands alone on the headlands looking out to the troubled waters of the sea wondering if her man will return home safely before the storm arrives in full force. Then she remembers she married a landlubber and the great oaf just went to town for a coffee.

This is the Burntcoat Head lighthouse. At one time it stood on a small island on the opposite side of the bay.

Enjoy and your comments welcomed.

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::tigger3
07/07/14 3:59 AM GMT
So the lighthouse was moved? I really like how you composed this one, and your narrative was cute one my friend. Tigs♥ =^..^=
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
::Constance52347
07/07/14 4:46 AM GMT
Funny story and great photo. The woman's colorful top really stands out and the lighthouse is very interesting. The brooding skies add to your story! lol

I googled and found that the first lighthouse on an island was eventually lost to erosion and a new one built at the present site. Also, the tide gauge at Burntcoat Head has recorded the highest tidal range in the world. It's even in Guinness Book of World Records!

Great fun researching and nicely composed image.
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::Dunstickin
07/07/14 6:25 AM GMT
That 'Your Lass' you left way over there then?..

Another grand and dramatic scene!...the sky detail shows that you folks should be legging it to shelter

Good one again mate
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"Never stop photographing. It is very likely that your best photograph has not yet been captured"> "You can observe a lot by just watching". - Yogi Berra
.GIGIBL
07/07/14 9:48 AM GMT
Excellent shot and lovely story,Well done Wendell.
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.picardroe
07/07/14 10:10 AM GMT
Very well captured Wendell, A nice shot.
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.gizmo1
07/07/14 6:51 PM GMT
You had me on the edge of my seat with your love story then you gave me a slap and brought me back to earth lol.Great looking capture and perfect composition plus depth of field and I must say superb filter effect as well Wendell .I think a will go and read a Mills and Boons book now lol.Not to forget the sky Wendell as a stunning dramatic look with great light .
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::trixxie17
07/07/14 7:50 PM GMT
Well I was engaged by the story but knowing your warped sense of humor I was conditioned to expect the O'Henry twist at the end! The skies are most forbidding in this capture.
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. . . "What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome." A.J. Balfour
.Starglow
07/08/14 12:35 AM GMT
Love this one and the soft color tone to it. Very nice.
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::Marzena
07/09/14 9:41 PM GMT
All would be very nice and you could go on like that telling stories of love or abandonment, if it were not for one inquisitive mind of Connie who exposed you as one who never tells the complete truth!
Agent WAS, let this be a warning to you, never underestimate the other guys spying skills!:)
Leaving the facts alone, this image is dreamy, dramatic and I can even tolerate your aborted love story...:)
SAM & SAAB
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With all my love and respect, Marzena
.icedancer
07/13/14 2:46 PM GMT
Wonderful shot and like the tones and the way the person really pops out of the scene
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.makeshifter
07/26/14 11:15 PM GMT
Splendid image of aloneness--haunting!
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