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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 8654 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1178 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 9:03 AM

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

tony64
tony64  11204 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 Plus 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 Plus Member 8woolybill1 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 Plus 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  101536 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 Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 9:32 AM

Love it! Wink
Ann

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43897 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 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 Plus Member 64969 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 Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 10:31 AM

Like the mood and sheep antics too Bill
R.

gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 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 Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 10:40 AM

she moves ... how wonderful

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 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 Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 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 Plus Member 51258 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 12:49 PM

A moody capture, Bill. (Tags GrinGrinGrin)

Dave

danbrann
danbrann  10517 forum posts15 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 Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 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 Plus Member 10617 forum postsSezz vcard 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 Plus Member 123429 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 Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 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 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2012 - 4:16 PM

Lovely shot

ChristineD
ChristineD Plus Member 9ChristineD vcard England
3 Aug 2012 - 4:19 PM

Loads of atmosphere to this excellent composition, v1 for me

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus 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  7 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 Plus 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 Plus Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
5 Aug 2012 - 10:32 AM

I love the sky too : very dramatic

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 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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