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Taken just round the corner from yesterday's upload.
Thanks for looking,
Moira
Edit:
I've been doing a bit of checking out, I'm sure he is Geoffrey Chaucer. I saw the similarity at the time (memories of A Level Eng Lit...), but couldn't think of a connection. But the pilgrims in the Canterbury Tales set out from the Tabard Inn, Southwark!

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:1 Mar 2013 - 10:37 AM
Focal Length:72mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:The monk of Southwark Cathedral
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:19 Mar 2013 - 7:54 AM
Tags:Black & white, Humour / fun, Photo journalism
Votes:57

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 7:58 AM

OOOOOOOOOOOh Moira this is good nice contrast between wall and window but that figure is a bit freaky Grin Almost ghost like Wink

Rod

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helenlinda
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19 Mar 2013 - 7:59 AM

I like the number of vertical lines here - a well composed shot Moira. A rag doll behind the pile of plates - I wonder why he is hiding there - interesting face- almost like a photo- Maybe he was a "cloth kit" toy- do you remember those?
Helen

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richmowil
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19 Mar 2013 - 8:07 AM

Strong Texture. Nice Image- I! like it a lot

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franken
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19 Mar 2013 - 8:17 AM

A well composed image with excellent textures and lines - love it Moira.

Ken

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AnnChown
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19 Mar 2013 - 8:18 AM

He does look ghostly... Smile
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 8:26 AM

Love the expression on his face, Moira, he looks rather pleased with himself, wonder who he has recently frightened? Wink Carol

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 8:33 AM


Quote: A rag doll behind the pile of plates - I wonder why he is hiding there - interesting face- almost like a photo- Maybe he was a "cloth kit" toy- do you remember those?

Yes I remember them, and I was curious about how this was made.
I've been doing a bit of checking out, I'm sure he is Geoffrey Chaucer. I saw the similarity at the time (memories of O & A Level...), but couldn't think of a connection. But the pilgrims in the Canterbury Tales set out from the Tabbard Inn, Southwark!
Moira

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Nikonuser1
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19 Mar 2013 - 8:34 AM

A well spotted image Moira, like the way the mortar joints appear to seperate the image, gives it balance.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6534 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 8:38 AM

It proves once again that you have such an eye for a photo Moira. - gary

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rontear
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19 Mar 2013 - 9:18 AM

Papal inauguration today, apt is this image Moira Smile
Ron.

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danbrann
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19 Mar 2013 - 9:19 AM

Whoever he is he is praying as he has Rosary beads in his hands. Maybe hiding and feaful for his life. A good find Moira.Good strong verticals and fine textures in the stonework.

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leontari
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19 Mar 2013 - 9:23 AM

Nice texture and tonal range here.
Effrossini

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 9:24 AM

Thanks everyone, reflections made this one tricky as you can probably see - it's easier to read in b&w than colour. One day I'll get a polariser...
I have a busy day, I'll try to call in later.
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 19 Mar 2013 - 9:26 AM

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mauriceegan
19 Mar 2013 - 9:56 AM

Great image Moira
Maurice

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lonely_oryx
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19 Mar 2013 - 10:10 AM

Excellent composition

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desborokev
19 Mar 2013 - 10:20 AM

Reminds me a bit of the Bill Brandt 'Prostitute at the Window' (which was actually his wife!) image. Another photgraphic eye shot

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WhiteRose1
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19 Mar 2013 - 11:28 AM

Vertical panels linked by horiziontal lines. Such a strong composition. I knew it couldn't be Bill, wrong hat!Tongue

Dave

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Joline
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19 Mar 2013 - 11:37 AM

I thought of Chaucer immediately. This is wonderful....he is serenely looking through history from his lofty perch.

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NDODS
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19 Mar 2013 - 11:51 AM

An interesting observation Moira. You may be right with your Canterbury Tales connections, Chaucer was known to frequent many hostelries and not just in Southwark. "Hic hic hic"

Thank you so very much for presenting me with your most appreciated UA.

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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19 Mar 2013 - 12:20 PM

Well composed. Excellent b&w Smile

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 12:53 PM

Back from an AGM, got myself pushed onto another committee, I could do without that. Now recovering.
Thanks to everyone, and particularly Joline for her UA, that was a lovely surprise to come back to.
Moira

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pluckyfilly
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19 Mar 2013 - 2:02 PM

Well presented image - I hated history with a passion but wish I had listened way back whenWink

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TrevBatWCC
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19 Mar 2013 - 2:13 PM

It does look a bit like Chaucer, having clicked on your link Smile A very nicely framed shot, Moira, and a nice bit of mono work Smile
Trev Smile

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Mar 2013 - 2:17 PM

A great image --nice textures and strong lines
Steve

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TyChee
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19 Mar 2013 - 2:45 PM

I like this a lot. Well seen and captured.
Ty

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SUE118
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19 Mar 2013 - 3:44 PM

This is one spooky capture.

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nonur
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19 Mar 2013 - 3:49 PM

Excellent compo, Moira. My memory of the pictures tells me the same thing, such a great resemblance. You say that you're sure, even if you weren't I'd still take him as his image. No need for another clue. WONDERFUL find and shot!

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19 Mar 2013 - 5:42 PM

Another tricky comp' Moira, but you've pulled it off once again Smile Just HAD to be Mono.

John Smile

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 5:50 PM

'Superlative {A++++} Tones, textures, Details, & Compo,' Moira~ Smile

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2013 - 6:11 PM

Lovely shapes, textures and contrasting elements in this well composed image, Moira.

P.

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19 Mar 2013 - 7:31 PM

FreakishSadSad
Diane

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Ray42
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20 Mar 2013 - 6:46 AM

Well spotted and taken

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AnneWorner
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21 Mar 2013 - 12:00 AM

A good find - pays to look around. He appears almost life like. Nicely composed, a natural triptych.

Anne

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 12:33 AM

Hi Moira,

"I came back to look at your Artistic Monochrome Image,"...and give You My Award~ Smile

Have a Wonderful Weekend~~

Ciao ~ Peter

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26 Mar 2013 - 4:43 PM

He looks more like Mr Punch than a monk Moira, I remember studying the Canterbury Tales as part of my A Level English Literature course many moons ago (in the mid 90's)

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26 Mar 2013 - 4:46 PM


Quote: my A Level English Literature course many moons ago (in the mid 90's)

Many moons ago??? Tongue I won't say what decade mine was in!

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