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Living in Australia as a child I had never seen dry stone walls.
I am still in awe as to how people can make them.

Have a good weekend everyone!
...and take lots of photos.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Jul 2013 - 12:53 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Clevvvver
Username:barbarahirst barbarahirst
Uploaded:9 Aug 2013 - 8:07 AM
Tags:Architecture, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 8:20 AM

I totally agree with you Barbara, I was also amazed the first time i visited the UK as we don't have them in SA either...a great capture with the added bonus of pretty flowersGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 8:23 AM

Dry stone walls are so beautiful, Barbs, and very skillfully built, this one's a beauty. Carol

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 8:32 AM

Super image Barbara, wonderful textures and tones

Hugh

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KingBee
KingBee e2 Member 8327 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 8:48 AM

A nice juxtaposition of man's and nature's ingenuity.

Regards.

Bob

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41018 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 8:55 AM

Lovely contrasts, Barbara.

Dave

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
9 Aug 2013 - 9:01 AM

I am also fascinated by these dry stone walls - have never seen them here either !! This is a superb image Barbara - I love the contrasts in this image !! Very well seen and captured !

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 9:07 AM

The composition is good in this one Barbara with the blossom giving a softness to contrast with the grittiness of the stone wall. Great texture.
Joan.

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4261 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
9 Aug 2013 - 9:08 AM

The Romans were good at them. Wink I love the contrast here, I am very fond of stone walls. I have to be, there are so many stones and boulders in our region in the north that there are stone walls everywhere, a good way to dispose of some of them.
Harriet

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom952 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 9:29 AM

Lovely contrasts in textures. This isn't actually dry stone walling, there's cement in there, but the effect is right.
Moira

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madmatt
madmatt  3 Wales
9 Aug 2013 - 10:08 AM

very well thought out shot. PS hello :-p

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 - 10:29 AM

A wonderful image Barbara, the textures are superb.
Roy

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 11:09 AM

Yes dry stane walls are so cleverly built and labour intensive work.
Good image with the blossom to soften the brickwork.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 11:30 AM

Dunno why they call them dry stone.
They still get wet when it rains !!
Mick.

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paulknight
9 Aug 2013 - 11:35 AM

Lovely combination. The stones and the flowers compliment each other so perfectly.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 11:42 AM

Love the juxtaposition of the soft petal textures and the hard stone - lovely.

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9 Aug 2013 - 12:29 PM

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32810 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 12:44 PM

A craft which goes back many generations, and each area of the country has its very own particular style..

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
9 Aug 2013 - 1:05 PM

Dark stones and white flowers ... it's really beautiful, Barbara!Smile
Regards Valery

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 1:12 PM

A fine capture, Barbs, lovely tones and textures in that wall Smile
Trev Smile

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 1:13 PM

Makes a lovely image with the white flowers.......Sandy

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9470 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 2:12 PM

Great contrasts between the softness of the flower and the hardness of the stone.

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 2:20 PM

B R I L L I A N T !!!
My choice of the day.
Johanna

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 4:40 PM

Super capture.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2136 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 4:46 PM

A great image,But I must Agree with Moira and say that this is not a Dry stone Wall.This wall has some Mortar in between the stones.I have a dry stone wall around the church in my image yesterday and a few day's back when I was looking for Billberries,all they havein these are some lovely stones.
I hope you dont mind me say thisSmile
NettaSmile

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 5:50 PM

A very clever composition of contrastsSmile

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 5:52 PM

Gorgeous Barbara, I like this VERY much.

John Smile

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robway
robway e2 Member 9317 forum postsrobway vcard Wales
9 Aug 2013 - 8:09 PM

Nice contrast between the delicate flowers and the solidity of the wall. Thanks for the mention about the review the other day. Unfortunately I wasn't quick enough off the mark.! Thanks anyway.

John

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213hardy
213hardy e2 Member 5539 forum posts213hardy vcard England
9 Aug 2013 - 9:31 PM

Walling is such a skill, i can wall (badly), but basically it all boils down to the right stone in the right place.

Den

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
9 Aug 2013 - 10:01 PM

Great stone detail and the flower are so beautiful!!
Effrossini

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abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
9 Aug 2013 - 10:43 PM

Beautiful, I always enjoy stone work.

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
9 Aug 2013 - 11:13 PM

Just a wonderful composition and contrast! GrinGrinGrin--- Superb Capture, Barbs.SmileSmileSmile ---- Jukka.

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capto
capto e2 Member 2936 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 11:28 PM

Dry stone walls have been a staple of UK photography since the beginning of the art. This is a good one.Smile

ivor

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 11:43 PM

What a different and lovely shot with the addition of the flowers
Lillian

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
9 Aug 2013 - 11:51 PM

Ufffff! F.G.! This is a marvelous shot.
M

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 8:47 AM

Excellent shot Barbara the flowers just add the extra bit.SmileSmile
Rob

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 5:41 PM

Seems I was too busy yacking to comment yesterday Barbara, loved the flowers cascading over the old wall.

Dougie

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 11:35 PM

Wonderful texture and tones Barbs..Lin

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 8:41 AM

You have touched a sore point with me because when we lived in the Dales I enrolled in a Dry Stone Wall building course and was looking forward to it.
It was cancelled due to lack of interest much to my disappointment.

Every Dale has it's own unique manner of style of building probably due to the stone used.

Rock

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
11 Aug 2013 - 10:40 AM

Great photo. love it....Smile

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 5:24 PM

This is very lovely, like the contrast of delicate flower and
solid stone walling.

B.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 6:42 PM

Wonderful contrast and texture, super shot!

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 - 4:22 AM

Wonderful image, lovely flowers and great textures on those bricks! Grin
IB

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digital_boi
12 Aug 2013 - 1:26 PM

good texture light and composition

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 8:30 PM

There are certainly plenty of them in the countryside round my way, excellent textures and tones in the stonework

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