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This is, of course, Wooly Bill Towers.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Oct 2011 - 12:50 PM
Focal Length:28mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.1
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:The ancestral pile
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:20 Mar 2013 - 8:20 AM
Tags:Architecture, Humour / fun, Paris, Street photography
Votes:67
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom968 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2013 - 8:22 AM

A UA within sixty seconds - that has got to be a site record. Thank you so much Phillip!
Moira

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PhillipMinnis
20 Mar 2013 - 8:22 AM

I really like this Moira! Wonderful symmetry and lots to look at! Well spotted!

I'd love to see this in B&W as well!


Cheers

Phil

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2013 - 8:29 AM

Good vision is a great attribute!! This was well seen, composed and timed!! Nice Image ! I like it a lot!!

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom968 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2013 - 8:30 AM

This is one where I hadn't considered b&w. Looking at it I suspect that too much of the court yard is in shadow but I'll check it out later. Busy day today, spring-cleaning at our Riverside Centre. I shall take the camera, we could only find pink Marigolds in Bill's size... Wink
Moira

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2013 - 8:35 AM

Thanks for the smile with this Moria, well seen and a grand entrance to your towers
Regards Richard

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2013 - 8:37 AM

I don't know why but when I first looked at this and the two figures, changing of the guard came to mind, a well spotted photo opportunity again Moira. - gary

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PhillipMinnis
20 Mar 2013 - 8:37 AM

Hi Moira. I just had a play quick play around with your image in Photoshop. I converted it to B&W and adjusted the shadows....it came up pretty good! If you PM me your e-mail address, I'll e-mail it to you! Smile

I'm sure I could get even more out of it, with a bit more time! Smile


Cheers

Phil

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom968 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2013 - 8:39 AM

Phillip I've enabled Mods, so you can upload here!

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PhillipMinnis
20 Mar 2013 - 8:42 AM

I like it both ways.

As I said, I could get more out of the B&W version, with some more time spent on it. Smile

What do you think?


Phil

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rontear
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20 Mar 2013 - 8:55 AM

Of course Moira !!!
Ron.

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mrswoolybill
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20 Mar 2013 - 9:16 AM

Thanks everyone. Phil the Mod is making me look at this one again, I may have a go myself when I get back later.
Moira

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2013 - 9:18 AM

A great image Moira, I like the B&W mod as well they both really workSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

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cats_123
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20 Mar 2013 - 9:19 AM

i knew you had money!!! Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

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mrswoolybill
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20 Mar 2013 - 9:23 AM


Quote: i knew you had money!!!

And this is on the rue des francs bourgeois in the classy Marais area of Paris. We really do live in style, you know...
Moira

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CarolG
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20 Mar 2013 - 9:53 AM

Very magnificent, Moira, guess we have to curtsey to you when we meet Wink Carol

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NDODS
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20 Mar 2013 - 9:55 AM

Brilliant, and image full of charm and wonderful inherited decadence. GrinGrinGrin

Nathan

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mrswoolybill
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20 Mar 2013 - 10:00 AM


Quote: full of charm and wonderful inherited decadence.

That's me, folks... Wink

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Mar 2013 - 10:06 AM

A superb image full of interesting detail
Steve

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helenlinda
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20 Mar 2013 - 10:15 AM

Very eye-catching SmileSmile
Helen

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morpheus1955
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20 Mar 2013 - 10:23 AM

Superb image Moira, excellent composition, well spotted and captured

Hugh

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2013 - 10:27 AM

Like..Brilliant

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Rende
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20 Mar 2013 - 10:41 AM

Excellent composition Moira. I guess the reason Bill isn't in it is because he's busy cleaning windows Wink
Rende

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lonely_oryx
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20 Mar 2013 - 10:57 AM

Well thought out and composed

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
20 Mar 2013 - 11:03 AM

A symmetry composition very well spotted. I like the b/w version as well.
Thank you for taking time to upload a modification on my upload.
Effrossini

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Joline
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20 Mar 2013 - 12:28 PM

The legend lives onGrinGrinGrinGrin
I do like the mono mod, too. In the color the attention is more on the courtyard, the mono focuses the eye on the lettering.

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Daisymaye
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20 Mar 2013 - 12:39 PM

How perfect! Love it.......Sandy

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WhiteRose1
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20 Mar 2013 - 1:11 PM

Both versions work well although I'm favouring the mono slightly as the colour doesn't add to the scene which is more about the interplay of the two figures and the tension between them, emphasised by their placement on separate doors.

Dave

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taggart
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20 Mar 2013 - 1:13 PM

How come we never saw this well spotted view previously?

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maggietear
20 Mar 2013 - 2:02 PM

Great I love it!! Tea at yours next week!!!??
Maggie

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TrevBatWCC
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20 Mar 2013 - 2:47 PM

A great capture of the entrance to your Towers, Moira! Like the inclusion of the two figures. Looks good in mono, too Wink
Trev Smile

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TelStar
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20 Mar 2013 - 3:05 PM

I knew it was the 'Towers'. Do you do tea & crumpets after the equinoxe? It looks a lovely place to do it! Smile

Tel*

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SUE118
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20 Mar 2013 - 3:34 PM

I guessed it was Moira and thanks for the lovely verse for my image Bottom's Up.Smile

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franken
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20 Mar 2013 - 3:35 PM

Outstanding image Moira - love it!Smile

Ken

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saltireblue
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20 Mar 2013 - 3:48 PM

One sees the commoners are queuing up in the hope of being granted an audience.Wink One must be very busy with all one's commitments and duties.Smile
One does like one's image of one's modest abode.

One Wink

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20 Mar 2013 - 4:00 PM

...and here's me thinking you still lived at Prudhoe in that beautiful county called Northumberland..An intereting image Mira with mono the way to go with this one..

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20 Mar 2013 - 4:30 PM


Quote: Do you do tea & crumpets after the equinox?


Quote: One sees the commoners are queuing up in the hope of being granted an audience. One must be very busy with all one's commitments and duties.
One does like one's image of one's modest abode.


Quote: Tea at yours next week!!!??


Quote: How come we never saw this well spotted view previously?


Quote: I guess the reason Bill isn't in it is because he's busy cleaning windows


Quote: Very magnificent, Moira, guess we have to curtsey to you when we meet

You're on form today folks, thanks for some great comments. And thanks to Trev and Dave for spotting the figures, they're the important bit for me.
And thanks to Ken for his UA.
I feel I am having an Oscars moment, I shall thank my mother next...
Moira

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20 Mar 2013 - 4:44 PM

Incredibly grand and a hilarious find Moira! Love all the comments from the Rabble! Smile
Ann

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widtink
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20 Mar 2013 - 5:25 PM

Nice image Moira well spotted is it Two Towers or Faulty Towers ?? You are so very posh though Grin

Rod

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20 Mar 2013 - 6:03 PM

I like this Moira, VERY nicely done.

John Smile

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Philip_H
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20 Mar 2013 - 6:20 PM

The multiple layers in this image are wonderful.

Great image, Moira.

P.

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barbarahirst
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20 Mar 2013 - 6:57 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Look forward to our visit.........

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20 Mar 2013 - 9:16 PM

Well seen and captured so well, Moira. Wonderful timing and compo.

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20 Mar 2013 - 9:30 PM

So -- you are putting us up when we visit the UK, Moira?
-=\Walter

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20 Mar 2013 - 10:02 PM


Quote: So -- you are putting us up when we visit the UK, Moira?

Ah but this is just our little pied terre in Paris. Now our London pad is far more impressive, of course... Wink

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21 Mar 2013 - 12:02 AM

Smile Bwahahaha - as my granddaughter would type out. Amazingly, when I saw the WB, my first though was Wooly Bill - Is it possible some brainwashing has been going on Tongue

Anne

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Ray42
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21 Mar 2013 - 6:32 AM

A great shot - enjoyed all the above comments too - Wooly Bill Towers? Is Bill the doorman? He's missing as usual probably seen another shot!!!

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23 Mar 2013 - 4:41 PM

And it is Mrs. Wooly Bill's great style of picture taking!
Johanna

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24 Mar 2013 - 1:24 PM

I didn't think you would be daft enough to buy a Pile with so many windows Moira ,but then again I forgot for a moment you had Bill. Well seen , I'll be round later for the Crumpets ! xxSmileSmileSmile

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