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This picture was taken at Blists Hill* Victorian town. It was December, shrouded in freezing fog, and there were few visitors. As I stood on my own in the Victorian street, all was silent, when a man, dressed in Victorian clothing appeared out of the fog, trundling his barrow. As I watched him, for a few fleeting moments, enveloped in fog in the old-fashioned setting, I had the surreal feeling of almost stepping back in time to the 1800s. I had a short time to take a few pictures of the barrowman before he and his barrow gradually disappeared once more, like a ghost, into the fog and murk.

*Blists Hill is a recreated Victorian town, close to the Ironbridge Gorge and Coalbrookdale in Shropshire, birthplace of the industrial revolution, where Abraham Darby 1 perfected the art of smelting iron with coke. Staff in period dress take on the roles of shopkeepers, tradespeople, artisans and publicans in the town, and it even has old-fashioned currency that you can exchange at the bank to spend in its shops, cafes and pub.

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:
Lens:LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 Dec 2010 - 3:33 PM
Focal Length:45mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Barrowman
Username:jacquig jacquig
Uploaded:23 Nov 2013 - 10:48 PM
Tags:Black & white, Foggy/black & white/town
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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2013 - 11:13 PM

Your B&W conversion certainly adds to the wonderful atmosphere in the street Jacqui - you certainly made the most of this opportunistic moment - excellent camerawork…

Mike

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2013 - 11:15 PM

Increible atmospheric image. Your right about stepping back in time. Try sepia. Regards Peter.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2013 - 11:18 PM

Terrific atmosphere, wonderful foggy scene with the man and his cart, excellent!

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jacquig
23 Nov 2013 - 11:39 PM


Quote: Increible atmospheric image. Your right about stepping back in time. Try sepia. Regards Peter.

Great idea about trying sepia, Peter. I will do that. Many thanks.
Jacqui

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achieverswales
24 Nov 2013 - 12:32 AM

This is wonderful and I do think it is a ghost from times long gone, hope this stunning capture gets the recognition it deserves.

Regards

Trev.

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iosatel
iosatel  1 Belgium
24 Nov 2013 - 12:46 AM

Great atmospheric shot!

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 4:57 AM

What an amazing image, yes straight out of time forgotten, love the mist adding to the mystery of the scene, great photography Jacqui

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 8:50 AM

Half a click for the great shot and half a click for the wonderful write up. Very well done, Jacqui.

Ray

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viscostatic
24 Nov 2013 - 9:24 AM

Well caught Jacqui. Could be an image from my youth.

Phil.

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4525 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 3:29 PM

Superb shot !!......lovely bygone-era quality.....impressive !!

Been many years since I've visited Blists Hill, really must get back there sometime......especially as I'm only 15 miles away ?.Smile

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Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 - 4:14 PM

Superb, atmospheric image of this recreated Victorian town, Facqui. Monochrome works perfectly. Great pov.
Fred

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101452 forum postsdark_lord vcard England123 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2013 - 9:22 PM

Very well done, nice to see it without the hoardes of visitors (doesn't sound good but you know what I mean Smile)

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2013 - 6:32 AM

Wonderful atmosphere here J, super pov and processing.

John Smile

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