MAY THEME: A sense of place

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  • #6417
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    Peter Robinson
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    Many thanks for your kind comments and good advice guys.

    I find that quite an intriguing photograph Ian. Quite mysterious in some ways.  A lot of questions are asked about the figure that the shelves lead to. Don’t you find your eye is drawn to the bright light in the background.

    #6418
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    Ian McNab
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    Thanks for your perceptive comments, Peter…

    Don’t you find your eye is drawn to the bright light in the background.”

    Yes. And perhaps also the figure that all that light wraps round? I wonder if she’s going to buy sunglasses? 😉

    #6426
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    Ian McNab
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    Bzzz… bzzzzzzzz… bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!

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    #6428
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    Peter Robinson
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    Very clinical Ian! An empty chair waiting for a patient. After you. It must have been quite dark as you must have used a high ISO to get that grain. Or was it a special effect?  It’ has an interesting mixture of interacting shapes.

    #6429
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    Ian McNab
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    Thanks, Peter. The photo was actually only ISO 640: the graininess is Silver Efex Pro – a gritty rendering of fast analogue film plus some added vignetting, which I thought suited the rather somber mood I was after! 😉

    #6430
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    Anonymous

    bzzzz—looks like old sparky–where will Ian get to next.

    #6431
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    Ian McNab
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    Ken >>> LoL! I must tell that to my dentist next time I see him! 🙂

    #6435
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    Anonymous

    This was taken at a very relaxing canal stop   called—-er–about four miles before Llangollen.

    #6439
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    Ian McNab
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    The last shot – the narrow boat about to go under a low bridge – is a quintessential canal scene. Really does give a sense of place, Ken.

    #6451
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    D. Williams
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    Some great shot guys!  Looks like your trip to ironbridge was very worthwhile Pete.  The lacemaker is spot on this time.

    #6463
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    Mervin Heywood
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    Ooh, this is fun 🙂

    Where to start?

    Ken; I like Peace be Unto You. Love the blue hue and it works nicely with the hard black lines of the railing.

    Wallace; Always a big fan of bluebells and woods (can’t say the same for poetry though I’m afraid!). It’s a little pale for me though, or short on contrast maybe?

    Ian; I wouldn’t dare display photos of my kitchen, for obvious reasons!And no, I don’t know who’s behind Foster Grant’s. I love pin sharp foreground details and blurred backgrounds so they both win on that alone for me.

    Peter; Love them all but my favourites are the woman in the candle factory, love the colour of the flame and the way it lights up her arms and body … she looks as if she’s about to prey. And the locomotive, which is a copy of Richard Trevithick’s unless I’m mistaken. Just added Blist Hill to my list of places to visit, thanks!

    #6469
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    Mervin Heywood
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    Oops, guess who forgot to look on page 2 before putting fingers to keyboard for his comments?!

    My turn now, courtesy of a  dull, rainy day at our main town cemetery …

    A hint of green

    Final resting place

    One Way

    #6470
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    Ian McNab
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    Ha-ha! Your last one’s a street photography classic of double meanings, Merv! Well spotted!

    #6477
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    D. Williams
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    Love that last one Mervin.  Very well spotted! 🙂

    #6503
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    Peter Robinson
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    Interesting effects on your relaxing canal shots Ken. I could watch barges or rather narrow boats come and go for hours. Isn’t there a fine aqueduct near llangollen. Well worth a visit and very popular.

    Did the guy the last shot bump his head? I bet a few have.

    Thanks for your comments Mervin. Yes, you’re right the steam engine at blists hill is a copy of Richard Trevithick’s 1802 engine. A very good copy too. I think you’ve posted 3 very different pictures from the same cemetery Melvin. Well spotted ones too. I like the way you’ve picked out the leafy tomb stone in the first. I like the angle you’ve chosen fro the second, but it looks a bit dark on my screen. The last one is very clever with some dark humour.

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