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Alright, alright...I know it is rectangular, not square...

From one of our recent trips to the west coast of Norway. A delightful little coastal town called Skudeneshavn.
The Old Town is white-painted houses, terracotta-coloured roofs, you can't choose, it is a regulated area....more to follow another day.

A window I saw which reminded me of Playschool the more senior ones of you may remember this.

Many thanks for recent comments. I'd better go and do some commenting as I have neglected epz recently. Haven't been in the mood for it.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:12 Aug 2012 - 2:25 PM
Focal Length:28mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Playschool - the square window
Username:saltireblue saltireblue
Uploaded:31 Aug 2012 - 6:03 PM
Tags:Architecture, Cheaper than curtains, Flowers, Needs a coat of paint, Whitewash, Window
Votes:50
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 6:18 PM

Wonderful study of detail and textures in this neglected window frame with the one pane of roses making such a contrast with the other obscured ones.
Ronnie.

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franken
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31 Aug 2012 - 6:23 PM

Wonderful image with lots of interest and textures.

Ken

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54210 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 6:25 PM

Well the individual panes are square so it's quite understandable.
This is beautiful grunge. Lovely textures and very pretty.
x

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 6:39 PM

Ronnie said it perfectly, the detail and textures are superbly presented here Malc!

Sarah *

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 6:46 PM

wonderful light and detail malc love the peeling paint a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103999 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 7:03 PM

just lovely Smile

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 - 7:20 PM

Superb image
Jim

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SUE118
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31 Aug 2012 - 7:29 PM

A very clever title and image.

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cabbie
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31 Aug 2012 - 7:38 PM

Great work well done

Bob

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 8:03 PM

How extraordinary. I'm trying to imagine the view from the other side...
Moira

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 8:18 PM

As a dreadful old square myself I deem this about as square as it could be. I was an especial fan of Floella Benjamin rather than mathematical accuracy Smile
I like this very much. All the panes are different, even the whitewashed ones.
Regards
Bill

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 8:22 PM

................and we all used to sit there and try and guess if it would be the arched window or not GrinGrin
So are the roses growing indoors?
Is there a picture stuck in the window?
Wonderful texture Malc - and yes I do remember Play school SmileSmile
Helen

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 9:24 PM

Some marvelous textures captured here---I want to scrape the windows and the woodwork!

Thank you again for your User Award!

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 9:25 PM

Well observed, cleverly titled and a lovely image.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43614 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 9:38 PM


Quote: ................and we all used to sit there and try and guess if it would be the arched window or not GrinGrin
So are the roses growing indoors?
Is there a picture stuck in the window?
Wonderful texture Malc - and yes I do remember Play school SmileSmile
Helen

The roses were inside the window and were real, not imitation. In a vase not visible from this angle.
You remember Playschool? Don't you mean your Gran told you about it young lady?Smile

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jasonrwl
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31 Aug 2012 - 10:25 PM

This is wonderful Malc - I just love the contrast of the one pane with the flowers compared to the blanked out panes. Great work.
Jason

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BarryC123
BarryC123  643 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 11:20 PM

I think this may be my favourite EPZ image of the year so far - it's just perfect.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 11:38 PM

This is my kind of image!! Malc you captured this one perfectly
just wish it was mine!!
Lillian

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 11:48 PM

Super grot shot Malc.
And I don't remember Playschool.
Must have been too busy playing around
in the school bike sheds !!
Mick.

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LynneJoyce
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1 Sep 2012 - 6:32 AM


Quote: Wonderful study of detail and textures in this neglected window frame with the one pane of roses making such a contrast with the other obscured ones.
Ronnie.

The only question, did you put the flowers there or were they really there?

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 7:35 AM

The roses make such a striking impact against those wonderfully grotty windows. I love the hint of the vase too. A fab image Malcolm!
Ann

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43614 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 7:39 AM


Quote: Wonderful study of detail and textures in this neglected window frame with the one pane of roses making such a contrast with the other obscured ones.
Ronnie.

The only question, did you put the flowers there or were they really there?

Joyce..you can just make out the vase through the bottom right window.

Malc

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DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 10:20 AM

I love windows - Seeing this one, I've asked myself if I've shot enough or too many windows in my photographic activity Smile- excellent composition and texture -

Regards, Daniel

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 10:33 AM

Painting the houses white is one thing, but the window panes as well!!Tongue Cracking spot, little ted Tongue

Dave

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 10:34 AM

Each pane of glass looks square anyway! Wink Great textures in that peeling paint, and the red roses really make this work Smile
Trev Smile

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 11:21 AM

Malc "when I was young" we didn't have TV - so when my children were born I needed a lot of catch up time with them GrinGrin
That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it WinkWink

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 4:27 PM

Really like this. And, yes, I remember Playschool too Smile

Sue Smile

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lifesnapper
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1 Sep 2012 - 5:41 PM

Great shot Malc, I really like this.

John Smile

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1 Sep 2012 - 6:54 PM

what a fabulous image ....

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MisterGrimshaw

do I have to admit to been a senior now that I remember play school Wink

absolutely love it Smile

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elainebaker
2 Sep 2012 - 5:16 PM

A very clever image. Well done SmileSmile

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AnnChown
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2 Sep 2012 - 5:35 PM

Sorry I'm so late with my UA Malc - but here it is for your very fine image! Smile
Ann

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 1:06 PM

Well I will comment on the image first.................................... WonderfulGrinGrin Love the colour, comp, subject, the roses, the vase and light and the tiny bit of sunshine on the right! You could have my award but I havent got one to give todaySad

Now as for remembering "Playschool"................................... Ahem.........yes I do, but do you have to say "Senior"TongueTongueTongue
I loved Big ted, Little ted, Jemima, humpty but couldnt stick that "Hamble" oneTongue

Please dont mention Bill and Ben in monoSad
Diane

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 10:05 PM

The red roses give a real boost ,but then you know that .Wink

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7 Oct 2012 - 7:34 PM

I'm glad you did not miss this window of opportunity Malc, well seen and recorded

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18 Nov 2012 - 7:08 AM

Super colour shot!

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lblythe
lblythe  1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 - 7:44 PM

My kind of photo. Love it.
Linda

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