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Upon this bench I sit and wait
And as the people pass me by,
Some of them do speak to me
Some look the other way,
Yet here the grass shall always grow
Beneath my tired and aching feet,
A friendly place I call my own
Where often I do stay.
............................. Andrew Blakemore

Lloyd Park, Walthamstow (NE London), looking towards the evening sun.

Iso 200, f11, 1/60sec, @40mm. No filters, no tripod.

Dave

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:1 May 2013 - 6:26 PM
Focal Length:40mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Park Bench
Username:WhiteRose1 WhiteRose1
Uploaded:7 May 2013 - 7:27 AM
Tags:Backlit, Bench, Black & white, London, Park
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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 7:36 AM

Gorgeous light and a composition which works so well, not least thanks to that pigeon which so kindly agreed to place itself in exactly the right spot! Grin

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capto e2 Member 21071 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 7:42 AM

Great choice of mono, you owe that pigeon some crumbs.Smile

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 7:56 AM

These pigeons make excellent props - he's perfectly placed. Love the poem too.
Ann

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 7:56 AM

Lovely soft rays of light filtering through the trees, a splendid composition.
Carole

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Badgerfred
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7 May 2013 - 8:00 AM

Super composition Dave,
Fred.

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 8:01 AM

Beautiful Dave, looks almostt like an infra red process all of the light has bought out the amazind detail and with your composition its stunning...John

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Jocelia
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7 May 2013 - 8:13 AM

quite lovely with the light coming through the willow….GrinGrinGrin

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 8:27 AM

A beautiful poem to match the perfect scene, could easily sit there and watch the people go by...love the monoGrinGrinGrin

Quote: Quite lovely with the light coming through the willow….GrinGrinGrin

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 8:33 AM

A wonderfully composed backlit mono shot Dave, the shadows ( and the pigeon) help connect the foreground to the trees and the bridge.

Ray

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 8:52 AM

Like the use of the light here Dave, to give the light fingers, well composed too
Regards Richard

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
7 May 2013 - 8:55 AM

This is such a peaceful and beautiful image Dave !! I love the way the sun reflects of the top of the bridge rails !! Superb play of light and shadow here Smile

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 9:07 AM

A great mono image, peaceful, and the inclusion of the pigeon adds to the imageSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

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User_Removed
7 May 2013 - 9:16 AM

A superb image and great lighting Dave, answer to your ? i use a tripod and cable release.
Regards, Alf.

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franken
franken e2 Member 113103 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 9:20 AM

Lovely light and it works really well in mono Dave.

Ken

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Lillian
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7 May 2013 - 9:24 AM

Lovely capture and lighting Dave
and the bird setting off on a journey!!
perfect
Lillian
Thanks for my misspellingBlush!!

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Caziwinkles
7 May 2013 - 9:41 AM

What a lovely mono image Dave. Could just sit there and while away a few hours watching the world go by! Smile

Carol

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 9:45 AM

Excellent use of the light. Mono is ideal

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digital_boi
7 May 2013 - 9:53 AM

well composed David fine result works well in mono and has a very tranquil feel to it nice work

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WesternRed
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7 May 2013 - 9:58 AM

A lovely composition of this B&W with the most beautiful light.
Well done Dave. WesternRed.

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UrbaneMagick
7 May 2013 - 10:07 AM

A thing of beauty with the light streaming through the Weeping Willow Dave!!

Beautiful yet subtle.

GarethSmile

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64365 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 10:10 AM

This is lovely Dave. I'd never have thought this was Lloyd Park, it looks so interesting. Smile
The pigeon is perfect.

Last Modified By SlowSong at 7 May 2013 - 10:11 AM

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 10:19 AM

Beautifully done Dave, and a completely unexpected image. Magnificent light and wonderful detail.

Very Nice.

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barbarahirst
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7 May 2013 - 10:36 AM

The light through that willow really is special.

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Irishkate
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7 May 2013 - 11:20 AM

A peaceful scene working well with your poem (Your knowledge and memory of poems and literature is amazing).
Good composition but I would like to see this in colour with those lovely weeping willows in sunlight.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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leontari
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7 May 2013 - 11:48 AM

A wonderful composition Dave, but above all a really superb light.
Effrossini

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 12:42 PM

Love the light rays coming through the tree. A well composed and beautiful image Dave........Sandy

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debu
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7 May 2013 - 12:45 PM

Very nice mono with beautiful light.
debu

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 1:11 PM

The mono suits this beautifully...it is truly painted by the light. I like the poem that accompanies it, too.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 1:58 PM

Looks a lovely spot to sit and ponder, and such wonderful light, too Wink
Trev Smile

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 2:14 PM

Cracking shot, excellent composition and light, works well as a mono

Hugh

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rontear
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7 May 2013 - 3:11 PM

Light and the use of !! Dave.
Ron.

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Deep_Bhatia
7 May 2013 - 3:22 PM

Rays of light coming through tree make it a spectacular image.

Deep

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Russell_Charles

Leading lines and yes that pigeon you photo-shopped into place because as you know there are no pigeons in London! LOL your composition is always strong, great image. A little vignette maybe. Regards

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NDODS e2 Member 33098 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 4:38 PM

Only in monochrome would the light work so well in this beautifully balanced and well throughout composition Dave.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales

Wonderful light and shadows to give depth, excellent capture Dave, what about us seeing the colour version.

Regards

Trev.

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 5:58 PM

I like the composition and light of this image.. I might prefer it's slightly brighter... i must be very old now, everything looks dim Grin

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lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 6:23 PM

The Bird looking to cross the Bridge really makes this one for me Dave Smile

John Smile

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
7 May 2013 - 6:36 PM

Excellent Dave

John

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 7:30 PM

Superlative Monochrome Scenic Image ~

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BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 7:39 PM

Excellent light and shadows and to say it was hand held!.........This is superb!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
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zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 7:39 PM

beautiful mono work in this lovely light.
ant.

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ

CLASS, love the diag of bench opposed diag of bridge. Well done & thanks, Si

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7 May 2013 - 10:45 PM

Dave, that light through the willow is magical.
-=\Walter

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fazzer e2 Member 533 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 10:53 PM

Very clever shot Dave , the composition is superb and the use of light is excellent.Well seen and taken Smile

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7 May 2013 - 11:31 PM

Excellent b&w Smile

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nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 12:19 AM

Simply, magical, SUPERB and I love it. I'd be very proud, Dave.

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8 May 2013 - 10:44 AM

Beautiful a very pleasing image to look at Dave, love your POV it's a stunning mono.
Gary

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8 May 2013 - 10:53 AM

Wonderful light, composition and tones Dave!
Rende

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8 May 2013 - 5:35 PM

Gorgeous light and shadows! Perfectly suited to mono.

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8 May 2013 - 6:54 PM

Wonderful composition of light and shadows using monochrome color, gives a fabulous result!
George

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8 May 2013 - 7:05 PM

What lovely light Dave SmileSmile
Helen

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maggietear
8 May 2013 - 8:20 PM

Lloyd park looks so enticing here! Tremendous lighting going on here Dave!
Maggie

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ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 8:35 PM

Now that is some wondrous light and how perfect is this in BW, Dave?

What an image...

Andrew

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8 May 2013 - 9:22 PM

Stunning light Dave, love the mono, a wonderful image Smile
Jan

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prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 12:18 PM

A superb beauty.

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9 May 2013 - 4:18 PM

An excellent image - so well composed and detailed, Dave.

Richard

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10 May 2013 - 9:44 AM

Dave, fantastic composition, the pov I would say looks fist class. A supper shot for a mono....gives you lovey tones and great use of light.......very nice work mate.


Paul.

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11 May 2013 - 7:43 PM

Gorgeous composition which works so well in mono

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sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 8:34 AM

Excellent Dave..Lin

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Phil_L  5 Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2013 - 8:23 PM

Not that you need another vote. Took me ages to scroll to the bottom Smile Gorgeous light. Lovely in monochrome.
Phil

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3 Jul 2013 - 3:05 PM

This is a splendid image! Perfect composition, lovely light, contrast.
Beautiful!
Marian

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