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Time for the work to start. All this is being stripped out and a brand new dining room will rise from the ashes.
It's quite sad really, but the room hasn't been repaired or decorated for about 30 years so it's about time and foundation work needs to be done.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:10-20mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Jul 2013 - 3:40 PM
Focal Length:12mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.6
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/15sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:The Hearth of the Home
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:15 Jul 2013 - 8:06 AM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, General, Interior
Votes:48
Variant - ReportVariant - Report

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 8:09 AM

Terrific pov in v1 - excellent mono shot Chris SmileSmile
Helen

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7459 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1039 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 8:25 AM

Symmetry can add elegance in the strangest of places. This really is very beautiful.
Moira

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64573 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 8:29 AM


Quote: Symmetry can add elegance in the strangest of places. Moira

Thank you. TBH Moira it was a b*ggr to get straight. Not because it was wonky, but the wide angle lens was slightly more distorted one side than the other. I'm still not entirely happy but this was the best I could do without it looking too odd. Smile

Last Modified By SlowSong at 15 Jul 2013 - 8:31 AM
NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3254 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 8:51 AM

Spots before my eyes..............get that paper off the walls..............love those old floor boards...........GrinGrinGrin

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64573 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 9:10 AM


Quote: Spots before my eyes..............get that paper off the walls..............love those old floor boards...........GrinGrinGrin

Yes, the paper's awful. Grin But the poor floorboards are being lifted as I type. They're going - very sad. Sad

franken
franken e2 Member 123184 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 9:16 AM

Version 1 is excellent Chris.

Ken

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 9:18 AM

I like both but I prefer mono which is great.

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 9:33 AM

Beautiful fireplace Chris.
Ron.

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64573 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 9:36 AM

Stop saying nice things about my floorboards or fireplace you lot or I'll cry. SadSadSad
Grin

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 9:42 AM

Sorry, but I think also Chris...this is brilliant V1 for me
as the lead to the fireplace...spot on
good luck with the work!!!
Lillian

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 9:47 AM

Brilliant comp in V1.

Last Modified By CaroleS at 15 Jul 2013 - 9:47 AM
cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104034 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 9:48 AM

Those floorboards look fabulous...stripped back and polished..mmm GrinGrin

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 9:51 AM

Who would live in a house like this ? Grin - great fireplace Chris.

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43463 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 10:03 AM

Imaginative, and interesting imagery. Version one being the stronger of the two. A great composition captured from a low point of view which for me adds to the appeal. The monochrome processing is ideally suited to such a bold image.

Regards Nathan Grin

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64573 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 10:04 AM

You're all 'orrible! Sob..... Sad

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41073 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 10:29 AM

Is the fireplace going as well? I'm with you, Chris. If you're going to renovate, best do the whole lot in one go... unfortunately I get over-ruled at home Sad

Dave

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 11:40 AM

i'm so pleased you are getting rid of that awful fireplace,horrendous wallpaper and those stupid floorboards......there now does that make you feel better?

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 11:55 AM

Wonderful POV and composition; works perfectly in B&W.
Rende

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 12:32 PM

Oh no! What can I say now - my lips are sealed. Smile I echo Danny's comment!! GrinGrin
Ann

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 12:34 PM

Yes Chris,
you can't beat the old coal fire for toasting my marshmallows in front of it !!
Mick.

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64573 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 12:49 PM

All gone now. As usual, more work needed than at first envisaged but the guys are good and seem to know what they're doing so I'm happy enough. Smile
But yes, that wallpaper!!! Grin It wasn't my choice; I didn't live here when that was put up. No doubt it was the height of fashion at the time. Grin

Last Modified By SlowSong at 15 Jul 2013 - 12:49 PM
Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 1:41 PM

A major renovation happening here. I can imagine it being very beautiful when finished. Makes a super image the way it is and love the title........Sandy

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7139 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 3:06 PM

'Grate' angle of capture, Chris Wink Carol

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 4:21 PM

I prefer V2

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 5:19 PM

That is a beautifully made fireplace,

An interesting view, in the first image, Lucky you to get your choice in decorating!

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64573 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 5:28 PM


Quote: Lucky you to get your choice in decorating

Smile I don't often get my own way. Grin

adriansart
15 Jul 2013 - 5:49 PM

Very good indeed I love the low perspectives and the fact that it is in b/w!

Adrian.

marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 8:28 PM

This is superb Chris

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 10:43 PM

Great perspective, like your dust enhancing POV !

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8800 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1623 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 10:44 PM

Some places are being restored to LOOK like this!
Best to get rid of it all...........I'm only saying that to make you feel better.

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64573 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 10:59 PM

No, it really needs it pamelajean. The underpinnings were rotten. Good riddance. The replacement stuff will be lovely, modern but still countryish. Smile

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 2:47 PM

Wonderful perspective and mono, Chris Smile

It must be sad but I'm sure you're gonna LOVE the new look once it's done.

Andrew

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