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A kind lady re-arranging the flock for the camera (though not specifically for mine, I am just such an opportunist . . .), Fairfield Church, Romney Marsh, Kent.
Only four people know for sure who the shepherdess was and I ain't telling Smile

Epz instructions say the best single image should be posted first; the sequence was of course 2 - 3 - 1.

Apologies for the slight variations in angle, and therefore illumination, on these three, though I have done my best to even things out. Truth is, the river bank was damp and slanting and I was sliding gently and less than gracefully towards the stream below, which is why the sequence had to be curtailed . . .

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix G2
Lens:LUMIX G VARIO 7-14/F4.0
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:24 Jun 2012 - 5:12 PM
Focal Length:7mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
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:Shepherdess
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:3 Aug 2012 - 8:49 AM
Tags:Apologies in advance Mick, Humour, Landscape, Photo journalism
Votes:55
Variant - ReportVariant - Report

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RobinF
RobinF  883 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 8:54 AM

This immediately grabbed my attention Bill. Great angle/comp, lovely deep greens of the grass/reeds and the terrific contrast with the house and sky. Loads of atmosphere. Fabulous. Nice of the sheep to 'line up' for you too!
kind regards,
Robin

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1022 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 9:03 AM

A clue - it was not mrswoolybill chasing the sheep...

tony64
tony64  10204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 9:08 AM

Morning Bill! Lovely moody image! Great sky and love the green on the river bed too!
Those sheep should just think themselves lucky they don't live in Wales!
Tony

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 9:08 AM

Some more sheep for Mick to enjoy. Three fine compositions although they do appear somewhat dark on my monitor but perhaps this was intentional on your part.

Albert

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 9:17 AM


Quote: Some more sheep for Mick to enjoy. Three fine compositions although they do appear somewhat dark on my monitor but perhaps this was intentional on your part.

Entirely so. Rain was at hand and soon thereafter we were soaked - having rejected a lift . . .

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 9:21 AM

Don't often see three flying sheep on a wall Bill, it's normally ducks. A very "Bill" take on this iconic church, well done you getting this.

Dougie

paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 9:28 AM

Really like this image. Loads of atmosphere to keep the viewer looking. Can just about feel the weather, breeze, rain on the way... Love it.
Paul

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 9:32 AM

Love it! Wink
Ann

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 10:05 AM

Simply brilliant, and worthy of a bucket full of accolades along the way.

Regards Nathan

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64431 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 10:26 AM

Beautiful low light.
x

stevesloan
3 Aug 2012 - 10:29 AM

Lovely colour in the Church, very moody. The sheep in the first version look a but surreal to me which adds to the mystery steve

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 10:31 AM

Like the mood and sheep antics too Bill
R.

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6534 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 10:34 AM

Every thing in the right place for a pleasing composition, I like this a lot. - gary

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 10:40 AM

she moves ... how wonderful

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 12:09 PM

Wonderful composition, V2 for me.

BarryC123
BarryC123  643 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 12:22 PM

I'm going against the popular consensus here I think, but for me V2, without the sheep being obvious, is by far my favourite. I just prefer the isolation of the silhouetted figure.
Overall I love the image, a wonderful building and atmosphere very finely captured.

I do have a regret that there was no-one on hand to capture the doubtless marvellous image of you sliding into the water, still desperately trying to compose the perfect shot.
Or Perhaps Moira just hasn't posted it yet? *smiles, hopefully*

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 12:38 PM

I have to agree with Barry here. The lone figure hurrying to gather the sheep before the storm speaks volumes.

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41053 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 12:49 PM

A moody capture, Bill. (Tags GrinGrinGrin)

Dave

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 12:49 PM

Have an Rc on me Bill. Those sheep do make a difference and I don't think the Laird Of Leith Docks could disagree.

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 12:57 PM

I am not too sheepish with these uploads Bill,
as the images are not dominated by the little blighters.
And Dan The Man is correct about them making a difference to the images.
(But please do not tell anyone I said that !!)
Mick.

Sezz
Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 3:12 PM

Wonderful mood to this shot Bill, like the inclusion of the sheep so V1 for me!

Sarah *

franken
franken e2 Member 123128 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 3:16 PM

Excellent set of moody images Bill. Version 2 for me.

Ken

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 3:35 PM

3 in a row - reminds me of "3 bags full" - so its v1 for me - lovely moody shots and I like the reflected light in the water SmileSmile
Helen

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 4:16 PM

Lovely shot

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
3 Aug 2012 - 4:19 PM

Loads of atmosphere to this excellent composition, v1 for me

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 5:04 PM

Glad you didn't slide too far, Bill, that water looks rather wet! Wink A fine shot, and V1 has to be my fave, with the shepherdess and the sheep separated, and especially the way the sheep are nicely lined up Smile
Trev Smile

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 6:28 PM

A cracking trio Bill - its the St Thomas-a-Becket Church at Fairfield - a bye note - its shown in a stained glass window in the nearby St Peter & St Paul Church at Appledore - a church within a church

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 6:32 PM

V1 is a real winner Bill, and just has to get my award Today.

John Smile

Rach1970
Rach1970  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 8:16 PM

So simple and so effective. Like it Bill.

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
5 Aug 2012 - 10:32 AM

I love the sky too : very dramatic

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 5:54 PM

V1 is my favourite, are the sheep playing Simon SEZZ with a certain epzer?!WinkGrin

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