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Garrath came back home today and so I have had time to get on my computer and do a 'proper' big post of 15 shots from our trip to Beautiful Birmingham in November. It really is an enchanting and dynamic city centre and I hope to give you a flavour of its wonderful architecture and atmosphere with this selection of 15 shots. The lead shot was chosen because this Birmingham landmark showed itself off beautifully thanks to the clear blue sky plus fantastic reflections of the landscape and the big wheel.

N.B. V7 was taken with the full permission of the subjects who were enjoying the magic of the German Market, apparently the biggest one in Britain and thoroughly enjoyable.

Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy at east some of them.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:18 Nov 2012 - 12:40 PM
Focal Length:70mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/3200sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Beautiful Birmingham
Username:LynneJoyce LynneJoyce
Uploaded:6 Dec 2012 - 7:06 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel
Votes:72
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom957 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2012 - 7:11 PM

Haven't visited Birmingham since student days in the 1960s, it's improved! (There was plenty of room for improvement...) This set makes me want to go back.
Love V6.
Moira

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2012 - 7:31 PM

What a superb set Lynne all brilliant but going for V7 a lovely shot.
Rob

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GarrathE
GarrathE e2 Member 5GarrathE vcard United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 - 7:33 PM

Another lovely set capturing our Sunday morning stroll. V4 for me with v11 a close second for social commemtary.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2012 - 7:47 PM

v11 is very poignant at this time of year Lynne, especially with your title. Otherwise, a set of images which show the city of Birmingham off at its best.
So glad Garrath is home.
Ann

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cabbie
cabbie e2 Member 7cabbie vcard United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 - 8:35 PM

Again a excellent collection of images. Hope everything is going well

Bob

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2012 - 8:40 PM

Very enjoyable.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54172 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2012 - 8:48 PM

Thank you for your fabulous tour of the city. Smile

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
6 Dec 2012 - 8:54 PM

What a serie

Peter

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2012 - 9:08 PM

Fascinating set and as ever with you, beautifully composed in every case. V6 is probably my favourite. Love the light, the simplicity of the composition and the amazing refections all cut so nicely into squares! V11 is rather special and really makes you think. Should have been featured on its own to my mind!

Ann

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2012 - 9:09 PM

Lovely start to xmas Lynne, all so well captured..but best is that Garrath is home
less pressure of 'racing around' must say all good but 4, 5 and 6 have to take the biscuit!
Lillian

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strokebloke
6 Dec 2012 - 9:28 PM

I have to hand it to you Lynne, you are very, very good
You have the skill to take the ordinary and turn it into the extraordinary WOW.

Top marks. It is good to have you back

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2012 - 10:01 PM

There are so many great images in this set that it is impossible to pick a favourite. Excellent photography.

Albert

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2012 - 10:07 PM

A good varied set of images of a city I don't know well.
Especially like light in V4, wheel in V5, building in V10 and V11 which
of course makes us feel for the poor and homeless.
Hope Garrath regains his strength very quickly.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales
6 Dec 2012 - 10:08 PM

Stunning captures in this set Lynne, I do like V11 the outsider, but all get my UA for today.

Regards

Trev.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2012 - 10:25 PM

Each and every shot is beautifully taken and presented Lynne.
Joan.

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RysiekJan
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6 Dec 2012 - 10:56 PM

Very interesting and well presented set, enjoyed viewing it.

Richard

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debu
debu  4 India
6 Dec 2012 - 11:52 PM

Excellent set of images.
debu

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 12:37 AM

Happy Birthday to you!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 5:52 AM

An excellent, and very varied set of images, Lynne. So glad to hear that Garrath is home, what a great start to the festive season for you Smile. Carol

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nonur
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7 Dec 2012 - 7:32 AM

What a wonderful collection of photos, Lynne! They are all great shots!
Happy birthday to you!Smile I learned it from fentiger's beautiful photo-card.

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wnbeat
wnbeat  832 forum posts Scotland
7 Dec 2012 - 7:44 AM

Really , Really good shots !!!Smile

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digital_boi
7 Dec 2012 - 8:23 AM

the outsider wins for me Lynne with V1 a close 2nd

Graham

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 - 8:29 AM

Very good series of images here Lynne. Im drawn to V4 and V6. Glad to make it 30 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Jim

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
7 Dec 2012 - 8:33 AM

Firstly: Happy birthday Lynne ! I trust your day and new year will be spectacular Smile
I was in Birmingham in 1970 - and things have changed slightly Smile Was a bit like the guy in V11 then - with my rucksack travelling through the land Smile Excellent photos !!

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 8:37 AM

So pleased to hear Garrath is home, now the real recovery starts Lynne - good luck both of you I hope all continues to go well.

great set of piccies, looks like the place to visit before Christmas

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CaroleS
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7 Dec 2012 - 8:57 AM

First of all I am so glad Garrath is home and making steps on the road to recovery.
A set full of interest,reflections and good light. V11 is very striking.
Carole

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7 Dec 2012 - 1:38 PM

Came back to add 'Happy Birthday'Smile
Carole

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 2:42 PM

Well, Lynne, I didn't know it was your birthday yesterday - Many Happy Returns, sorry I'm a day late! Sad Now noted the date for future....
Can't say I've ever been to Birmingham, except for passing through on the train. A wonderful and varied collection of images here - it would be hard to pick a fave, so they'll all have to share my one vote I'm afraid! Wink
Hope you had a great day Smile
Trev Smile

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 2:53 PM

An wonderful set.

I received ur mail too.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 2:56 PM

My birthday is today Trev (Dcember 7th, the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbour) and Status Quo tonight should make it a good one!

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 7 Dec 2012 - 3:01 PM

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 4:46 PM

A very Happy Birthday to you Lynne, hope the concert is good.

I think you have too many good images in this one line up. I know it's your way but I like a few of them.

Dougie

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7 Dec 2012 - 5:18 PM

Firstly, have a Happy Birthday, Lynne. Albert's card is beautiful.
Now, thanks for the tour, and you have spoilt us all for choice here, such different images in the series. My favourite is V13, it's just my cup of tea.

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 - 8:30 PM

Great set Lynne and have a smashing birthday, Peter..

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Tibetan  2 England
8 Dec 2012 - 3:51 PM

A brilliant set of photo's Lynne, love them all very professional looking, sorry I missed your Birthday, hope you had a nice one, hopefully I'm back on here now as long as I do not push it or my luck lol. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
8 Dec 2012 - 11:53 PM

Wonderful set! Each shot worth a single upload and provoking different emotions... very well seen! IB
PS- Happy belated Birthday, wishing many ahead!
And happy to hear your Garrath is back home. My best wishes for a good recovery.
Warm regards, IB

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9 Dec 2012 - 9:12 AM

You have the eye for street photography Lynne. Great set of images. Happy Birthday. Smile

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xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2012 - 6:19 PM

A wonderful set, Lynne. All the images' clarity is superb, and nicely taken. V3's light reminded me of your Venice's set.. beautiful. V11's border works excellently with the image. Great work.
Best wishes,Smile.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Fantastic news Lynne I delighted for you both, Good shots a photographers eye you have and that's good to see, and i bet the other one is not to bad also. (eye). lol. v1 is outstanding with fantastic detail,

John

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WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
10 Dec 2012 - 6:27 AM

15 excellent captures with magic processing.
Well done. WesternRed.

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barbarahirst
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10 Dec 2012 - 8:36 AM

So glad to hear your news....
V4 is my favourite of this really informative set

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 5:26 PM

very interesting ! what a great set Smile
6 , 10 and 13 I like best... and the selective colouring can't remember which!

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10 Dec 2012 - 5:26 PM

A great set Lynne............... Very pleased things seem to be on the upSmileSmile
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11 Dec 2012 - 7:00 AM

Some great images here...
Magic work...

Dave

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moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
11 Dec 2012 - 8:09 AM

A great and varied set of shots Lynne. Each one I opened became my new favourite, so can't choose.
Did find V11 quite sad, that guy really looks excluded from everything. Makes you stop and think.
Hope Garrath is doing well. Tell him I was asking for him please. Hope you are fine too. Moira

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11 Dec 2012 - 11:37 AM

Wonderful set of images, beautifully captured.

Hugh

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headskiesfly
12 Dec 2012 - 4:42 PM

Marvellous collection of excellent shots.
Rick

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13 Dec 2012 - 7:51 AM

Wonderful and great set of images indeed,very well done,
saeid

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13 Dec 2012 - 12:06 PM

Hey hey...Garrath is back home!! Wonderful SmileSmile

Thank you so much for the UA on the orchids, Lynne. Such a wonderful surprise.

This is one fantastic set you've put up. As always, each one one helluva shot, which is incredible for a 15-image upload!

Love what you've done in the last one, by the way Grin

Andrew

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15 Dec 2012 - 7:27 AM

As A Brummy You have shown our city at its best, thank you , some super images

dven

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16 Dec 2012 - 9:17 AM

Super set, love V7.

John Smile

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wenzu78
wenzu78  2 Malta
24 Dec 2012 - 8:06 AM

Wow love them all ... I have a very similar picture to your V2 .. Wink

wenzu

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25 Dec 2012 - 7:47 PM

A very interesting and eclectic set of images of Birmingham City Centre, thanks for giving us this virtual guided tour

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