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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  6 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

Ann

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7 May 2013 - 7:42 AM

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

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AnnChown
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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
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7 May 2013 - 7:56 AM

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

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7 May 2013 - 8:00 AM

Super composition Dave,
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johnke
johnke  2223 forum posts South Africa14 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 Plus Member 2295 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 Plus Member 3rayme330 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 Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 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 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 9:07 AM

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


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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 Plus Member 123515 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
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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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
UrbaneMagick Plus Member 3154 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
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 Plus Member 65120 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 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 Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 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
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
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 Plus Member 6Daisymaye 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
debu  5 India
7 May 2013 - 12:45 PM

Very nice mono with beautiful light.
debu

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 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 Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC 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
7 May 2013 - 2:14 PM

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

Hugh

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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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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  631 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 Plus Member 9lifesnapper 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  12 England
7 May 2013 - 6:36 PM

Excellent Dave

John

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LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 7:30 PM

Superlative Monochrome Scenic Image ~

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BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 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  566 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 Plus Member 644 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 Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 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
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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 Plus 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
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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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ChristineD
11 May 2013 - 7:43 PM

Gorgeous composition which works so well in mono

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

Excellent Dave..Lin

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Phil_L  6 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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