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By far the most famous picture of Durham is of the medieval Cathedral enthroned on its mound above the Old Fulling Mill, the waters of the River Wear rippling over the diagonal weir forming the perfect lead-in to the shot.
This is where that famous view is taken from, and therefore the view that most people fail to notice. I tried to focus on the tripod holes, somewhere on the triangle of grass on the far right, but couldn't quite spot them on an overcast Sunday afternoon.

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix G2
Lens:LUMIX G VARIO 14-42/F3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:15mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.6
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:From the other side
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:26 Aug 2011 - 8:43 AM
Tags:Architecture, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism
Votes:67

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hibbz
hibbz  3 Wales
26 Aug 2011 - 9:25 AM

Beautiful reflection, like the way you put the pink flowers in foreground, I would of cropped some of the trees as you dont need them. Jenny

mrjes
mrjes  11 United States
26 Aug 2011 - 9:26 AM

Wonderful capture!

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 9:32 AM

Certainly one of your more ''scenic'' uploads Bill.
Good one.
And I actually saw one tog trying to set his tripod up in the
middle of the High Street among the thronging crowd of the Fringe.
He ended up using it as a ''monopod'' instead !!
Mick.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 9:41 AM

Well worth the overnight wait to see this Bill, my award for a beautifully composed and presented image, lovely colour and my favourite reflection. Just love this one my friend, I'd have this on my wall for sure.

Dougie

franken
franken e2 Member 123143 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 9:44 AM

Love the reflections - a wonderful image.


Ken

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 9:47 AM

Great composition and reflections Bill! A wonderful image!
Ann

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64470 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 9:48 AM

Terrific clarity and great comp.
Chris

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 9:49 AM

A beautiful tranquil scene with great colours and stunning reflections, and it is perfect just as it is.Smile Carole

stokesy
stokesy  3 Scotland
26 Aug 2011 - 10:07 AM

excellent image, ronnie

Trout_Man
Trout_Man  5 Wales30 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 10:11 AM

A very nice composition, good detail and colour throughout Smile Geoff.

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 10:27 AM

Stunning image Bill, great composition and reflections.

Hugh

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 10:31 AM

Great composition and the reflections are excellent. A very pleasing image.
Joan.

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
26 Aug 2011 - 10:35 AM

a beautiful view, indeed...

maggieh
maggieh  6 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 - 10:36 AM

Goes to show it pays to go against the crowd sometimes. Stunning.
maggie

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 10:48 AM

I suspect it was a calm day !... fab. image

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 11:31 AM

Beautiful.....it's a shame the small beauties are overlooked in the quest for the big things in life. Glad you turned around.

LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 12:05 PM

'Superb & lovely serene scenic image rendering,' Bill. Have a great Weekend. Nicely performed. Congat's on the well-deserved UA.

Ciao~ Peter

Last Modified By LexEquine at 26 Aug 2011 - 12:07 PM
taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 1:11 PM

What a lovely place!

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 1:31 PM

Good details, colours and reflections Bill, like the narrative too

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 3:02 PM

A lovely image Bill. Beautifully captured..............Sandy

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6539 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 3:33 PM

I must say I did not pick this as one of yours Bill, love the reflections. - gary

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 3:42 PM

Not your usual stuff, Bill, but what a cracking capture Smile Wonderful reflections, too, love it Wink
Trev Smile

Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 3:53 PM

This is quite superb Bill, beautuiful reflections.

Best Matt

jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 5:02 PM

Wonderful.
jon

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 5:41 PM

Damn those elusive tripod holes. Methinks they're sneakily plugged up with tiny divots.

Utterly beautiful scene, Bill, and good job photographing the "other side".

Andrew Smile

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 6:11 PM

Superb reflections here Bill Smile
Helen

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 6:25 PM

A time to reflect, and a time to photograph it. Nicely done Bill.

John Smile

Rach1970
Rach1970  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 6:43 PM

Fantastic reflection Bill. Well impressed! Smile

kinfatric
kinfatric  10550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 7:56 PM

Great reflections in this fine scene Bill.

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 8:18 PM

Sorry forgot to comment Bill. For me this is one of the best images you have produced. A cracker indeed.

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 8:21 PM


Quote: Certainly one of your more ''scenic'' uploads Bill.
Good one.
And I actually saw one tog trying to set his tripod up in the
middle of the High Street among the thronging crowd of the Fringe.
He ended up using it as a ''monopod'' instead !!
Mick.

That's funny because I saw the same man try to get his tripod up amongst the thonging crowd. Actually it could have been his monopod

RysiekJan
RysiekJan e2 Member 8149 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 - 9:58 PM

Excellent bit of work, like this a lot.

Richard

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8775 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1605 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 10:17 PM

A mirror image and a beautiful scene.

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43956 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2011 - 8:17 AM

Perfect in all respects, Bill. As Dougie says, it would be a candidate for my wall as well.

And unlike your more 'normal' style, beautifully in focus from front to rearGrin

Malc

Dave87
Dave87  742 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2011 - 10:27 PM

Iím loving the super reflection in the still water captured in this shot with the foreground adding that bit extra. Smashing.

Dave.

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2011 - 7:00 PM

just beautiful

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2011 - 8:21 PM

An idyllic riverside scene Bill, such lovely colours, composition and reflections, I like the tranquility in this one

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2011 - 8:38 AM

A perfect reflection, superbly composed image, the flowers in the fg are a great add,
Johanna

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2011 - 3:32 AM

Beautifully composed shot, the reflections so crisply captured.
Ronnie.

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