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A quick upload this morning as I'm hoping to get to Great Dixter this morning, thunderstorms permitting.
We came across this deserted crofthouse on a back road passing through moorland outside of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.
Thanks for your time and for any suggestions and/or criticisms.
Ann

Just looking at this again, I see a bit of haloing around the chimney and roof, so I've uploaded another version. Hmmm

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5DCMacroAsp.IF HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:6 Jul 2012 - 10:29 AM
Focal Length:28mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
ISO:100
Title:Two red pegs
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:27 Jul 2012 - 8:31 AM
Tags:Architecture, General, Humour / fun, Isle of lewis, Landscape / travel, Outer hebrides
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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 8:33 AM

I like this Ann - well focussed on those two pegs SmileSmile
Helen

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mrswoolybill
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27 Jul 2012 - 8:35 AM

Perfect. A little sign of homely domesticity in a wilderness.
Moira

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morpheus1955
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27 Jul 2012 - 8:41 AM

Fantastic image Ann, perfect dof and the colours are great love it Smile

Hugh

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franken
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27 Jul 2012 - 8:47 AM

Excellent use of depth of field Ann.

Ken

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Ray42
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27 Jul 2012 - 8:51 AM

A great shot - used the dof to very good effect

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
27 Jul 2012 - 8:55 AM

Great image Ann, V1 I like.

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RonnieAG
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27 Jul 2012 - 9:01 AM

Have just read a book called " The Lewis Man" by Peter May in which the conditions and landscape of Lewis and Harris is marvellously portrayed, and this image fits in so well with the descriptions of the situation there.
Many deserted and decaying homesteads scattered over the landscape.
Difficult to pick between the two versions, but the crisper V 1 possibly just makes it for me.
Ronnie.

(PS. "The Lewis Man" is the second book of a trllogy, the first being "The Bleak House"...........good stories and worth a read.....R)

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woolybill1
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27 Jul 2012 - 9:03 AM

V2 for me, Ann. Nothing to do with the haloing, which I hadn't noticed, just the feeling that the red wall in V1 is just a touch too sharp and conflicts with the stars of the show Smile
Regards
Bill

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27 Jul 2012 - 9:04 AM

A stunning capture, in probably the most photographed location in the UK. Simply superb, an almost 'Land that time forgot'.

Regards Nathan

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8153 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 9:12 AM

I wonder how long those pegs have been hanging there, Ann? Enjoy Great Dixter, a wonderful place to visit. Carol

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marktc
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27 Jul 2012 - 9:55 AM

V2 for me too Ann, nicely captured.

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Scottishlandscapes
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27 Jul 2012 - 9:57 AM

Pin sharp...sorry about that Ann, Sad

I think I prefer the softer of the two, but on the other hand maybe...

Dougie

PS I've never been to Great Dixter is there a less great version too?

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barbarahirst
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27 Jul 2012 - 10:48 AM

V2 for me .... you now have me also thinking about white borders ... mmmmmm

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27 Jul 2012 - 11:17 AM

I think i prefer V2 today also. But both are excellent.

Regards.

Bob

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27 Jul 2012 - 11:59 AM

Love the composition and the colour contrasts in the BG. IB

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WhiteRose1
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27 Jul 2012 - 12:35 PM

A statement of current conditions, of desertion and dereliction... or an exercise in selective focus and composition. A thinking image, Ann, and very effective, and v2 for me.

Dave

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27 Jul 2012 - 1:07 PM

V2 for me as its just easier on the eye. - gary

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Lillian
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27 Jul 2012 - 2:27 PM

Great shot Ann, and the way the two pegs are the main focus...very smart!
Lillian

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paskinmj
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27 Jul 2012 - 2:29 PM

Well spotted. V2 gets my vote.
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27 Jul 2012 - 3:55 PM

Would not have noticed anything amiss here Ann.
Good grotty shot.
Mick.

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27 Jul 2012 - 4:23 PM

Yep...V2 works better for me. Not because of any haloing (I didn't notice any but maybe I don't have a very discerning eye...lol...doh!) but V2 is just nice and soft, s'all.

And those are two very knackered pegs, aren't they!

Well shot, Ann Smile

Andrew

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27 Jul 2012 - 4:30 PM

My feelings have been echoed by several comments above. I thought V1 was fine until I saw V2, more subtle and the pegs seem to stand out better too.

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27 Jul 2012 - 5:05 PM

Beautifully seen and composed. Those pegs are just so right against this old hut. Excellent.
Chris

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taggart
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27 Jul 2012 - 5:18 PM

The empty pegs tell all---
V2 speaks to me better!

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jonwebber
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27 Jul 2012 - 5:27 PM

Hmmm, V2 for me. Not that I have anything against haloes, you understand.
jon

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27 Jul 2012 - 6:13 PM

V2 is excellent Ann, smashing piece of work.

John Smile

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27 Jul 2012 - 7:03 PM

V2 for me Ann, just love that composition..
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Michaela_Solway
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28 Jul 2012 - 8:56 AM

Love the atmosphere & the selective focusing works a treat excellent

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28 Jul 2012 - 10:09 AM

This image is so much more than the sum of its component parts conveying as it does lives once lived there. Very clever. Both versions work.

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28 Jul 2012 - 11:27 AM

A brilliant bit of thinking and creativness. Nice depth of field.

Nice one.

Regards.

Gavin

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29 Jul 2012 - 5:23 AM

well thought out
excellent work in #1

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29 Jul 2012 - 6:27 PM

v1 for me,nice thought provoking shot

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31 Jul 2012 - 9:15 PM

Excellent composition and do Ann. Has a great sense of atmosphere and timeless quality.
Notice you mention visiting Great Dixter that day - bet the gardens are even more lush than usual with all the rain.
Viv

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