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Taken at our friends' farm during our July holidays. It was used to summon the servants for work in days gone by ....
Thank you so much to Jukka, Steve and Ryan for their UA's on the buzzing bee - I really did not expect the response I did get. Thanx to all who took the time to vote and the encouraging comments !!
Have a super new week !

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24.0 - 1200.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:9 Jul 2013 - 5:15 PM
Focal Length:18.2mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Slave Bell
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:7 Oct 2013 - 3:55 AM
Tags:Photo journalism, Richmond in Northern Cape, Slave Bell, South africa
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 4:09 AM

And it's still standing. Stands out well against that great b/g......Sandy

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 4:31 AM

Excellent picture beautiful composition.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
7 Oct 2013 - 5:28 AM

Excellent framing of the mountain, a well thought out composition

Peter

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 5:50 AM

Nice composition and interesting subject, Herman.

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kathrynlouise

Glad I wasn't around then Herman, don't fancy being a servant! TongueWink

Kathryn

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 6:10 AM

A wonderful composition and capture, Herman, excellent capture. Carol

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 354 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 6:11 AM

I must get one of these!

Super picture of this historic feature, Herman.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6106 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 6:32 AM

My wife has one of these....Wink An interesting and quite sobering shot Herman, hopefully a reminder to not return to the bad old days of slavery.

Andy

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GordonLack
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7 Oct 2013 - 6:36 AM

For whom the bell tolls, a reminder of past times well captured.

Gordon

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mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 6:41 AM

Gone but not forgoten, a reminder of the bad old days. Nice work H.
Dave

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4269 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
7 Oct 2013 - 6:41 AM

A large property for sure. Actually, to be practical, how else could you call in the field workers?

Harriet

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 6:53 AM

An interesting image.Smile
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Caziwinkles
7 Oct 2013 - 7:07 AM

Interesting Herman - stood the test of time and standing out against the landscape. Smile

Carol

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 7:09 AM

An interesting capture,

Ali, Smile

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 7:12 AM

Very interesting Herman, like the way you have framed the mountainSmile

Cliff

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Mollycat
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7 Oct 2013 - 7:34 AM

A part of history. Pogniant reminder. Nicely framed Herman Peter.

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 7:36 AM

History that make's one think.

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
7 Oct 2013 - 7:40 AM

Interesting and excellent composition.beautifull shadows.

Basith

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 7:43 AM

Interesting, well lit, and standing out well against the sky. Thoughtful framing of the mountain.

Lavina

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 456 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 7:50 AM

Like it very much!

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 7:52 AM

A great shot Herman...sunny in CT today

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 8:01 AM

An iconic image, Herman. Wonderfully exposed.

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briantjjones
7 Oct 2013 - 8:06 AM

Herman, A lovely poignant image I really like the textures, shadows and the framing excellent Smile Thanks so much for your UA it has made my day!

Kind Regards, Brian.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 - 8:22 AM

A poignant capture, Herman.

P.

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
7 Oct 2013 - 8:29 AM

This is a good reminder for the young generation about our faults in the past ...
Regards Valery

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 8:31 AM

kinda looks daunting to me ....

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 8:35 AM

Thankfully times past!
good image and of interest Herman
Lillian

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Craggwildlife
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7 Oct 2013 - 8:50 AM

interesting
David

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104247 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 9:04 AM

Super social record shot Smile Smile

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widtink
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7 Oct 2013 - 9:24 AM


Quote: Super social record shot Smile Smile

Bad old days

Rod

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 9:34 AM

For Whom The Bell Tolls!Sad
Joan.

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marshfam19
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7 Oct 2013 - 9:51 AM

Another great shot, well spotted.

Mary

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 11:48 AM

first class.

billy

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HuddersfieldHil
HuddersfieldHil e2 Member 1HuddersfieldHil vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 11:57 AM

A super capture of a piece of history - lest we forget

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achieverswales
7 Oct 2013 - 12:02 PM

Would be handy to have for the Wife when I want food Herman, great capture of a relic no longer used.

Regards

Trev.

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capto
capto e2 Member 21466 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 12:09 PM

A link to the past, well taken.Smile

ivor

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Mototaur
Mototaur  226 forum posts England
7 Oct 2013 - 1:01 PM

Nicely captured Smile

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 1:01 PM

I bet this has been rung plenty times in the past Herman !!
Interesting shot.
Mick.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 1:38 PM

Beautiful light, shadows and silhouette, Herman. You've shot this at the most perfect time of the day.

Andrew Smile

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taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 2:07 PM

This is a very special image, well done on the focus and the light is extra-ordinary!

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kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
7 Oct 2013 - 2:26 PM

That was the right moment,angle and compose, Herman!GrinGrinGrin --- Very well spotted!SmileSmileSmile ---- Jukka.

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digital_boi
7 Oct 2013 - 2:56 PM

was looking for John Wayne riding past HermanTongue...well composed and captured

Graham

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7 Oct 2013 - 3:05 PM

This is a really excellent composition and capture Herman!!
Effrossini

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7 Oct 2013 - 3:35 PM

Beautiful and interesting image!
George

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7 Oct 2013 - 5:00 PM

Excellent, Herman!

Richard

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7 Oct 2013 - 5:17 PM

Cracking image Herman, a piece of History really. I just noticed your camera, a friend showed me his and the zoom on it was amazing

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7 Oct 2013 - 5:44 PM

A really lovely interesting image;
I would love one here at home but I think my daughter would ring it for me!!!
Ju

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7 Oct 2013 - 5:45 PM

An interesting subject Herman...

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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7 Oct 2013 - 6:22 PM

Hi Herman, I like the shape of the bell against the sky Grin

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7 Oct 2013 - 7:25 PM

A fine image, Herman, luv the composition and use of your subject matter as a frame for a landscape. Are the posts made of stone? the wonderful texture and detail looks like it could be.
Nice work my friend.
Darryl. SmileSmile

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7 Oct 2013 - 8:15 PM

Very nicely composed and taken Herman
Jason

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7 Oct 2013 - 8:47 PM

My wife rings the bell when she wants a cuppa. Great shot and info Herman.
Brian

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7 Oct 2013 - 10:08 PM

nice image with a bit of history behind it

bryan

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7 Oct 2013 - 10:21 PM

Excellent pov with the handsome bell set against the sky.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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7 Oct 2013 - 10:28 PM

I need one of these Herman! Great shot. Cathy

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7 Oct 2013 - 11:53 PM

Photographically, as usual Herman you have presented a worthy image. Morally, this is a sad image; while America were better known for Slaves, the UK profited from trafficking them. An image to remind us that equality is a right to everyone, not granted by the proclaimed privileged.

Tish

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8 Oct 2013 - 4:35 AM

Cracking image. very nicely captured.
Cheesey.

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8 Oct 2013 - 12:07 PM

A grand composition of light and shadow with good composition in that background. Well done Herman.
WesternRed.

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8 Oct 2013 - 1:20 PM

Excellent POV Herman.
Rende

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9 Oct 2013 - 2:10 AM

I hope it has given good service in its hey days. love it.

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11 Oct 2013 - 4:39 PM

Amazing image despite it's haunting past!
IB

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