By woolybill1
We have been back at Woolybill Towers for nearly a day now following a week's walking holiday in the Peak District. During the return journey we came to an agreement not to upload until Monday; nevertheless, Mrswoolybill managed to slip one in yesterday afternoon, so now I'm breaking the agreement too.

Despite the vile weather we managed to fit more walking into our crowded schedule than during the equivalent visit last year. Photographically it was a bit mixed - the day that I took the most gear out was naturally the day it rained in torrents and the 500 yards trek across central Buxton was more like a swim....

This is a small section of the church wall in Eyam. I expect the date is that of rebuilding as the church is much older than that. Except for this photograph you will have to make do with old stock for the next few days while I examine the rest of my haul in case I have anything else worth posting Wink
But first I shall take a look at your pfs to catch up on all the goodies I've missed Smile

1/200th sec. @ f4.5, ISO 200

P.S.: As with even the best holidays, it's good to be back!

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Rende 15 38 4 Netherlands
5 Oct 2008 9:45AM
Welcome back Bill, and with such a strong semi-abstract too; I love the formality of the lines and the wonderful textures and tones. Beautiful composition.
fentiger 21 920 24 England
5 Oct 2008 9:47AM

Quote:Welcome back Bill, and with such a strong semi-abstract too; I love the formality of the lines and the wonderful textures and tones. Beautiful composition.

I can't say better than that!

photophantom 14 108 3 Philippines
5 Oct 2008 9:51AM
Superb work Bill. Glad to see you again with Moira Smile
AidanT 15 49 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2008 9:55AM
Great detail and texture to this
imander 15 388 7 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2008 9:56AM
Helloooooo...1883 twas a good year for volcano's.....

"Early in the morning of May 20, 1883, the captain of the German warship Elizabeth reported seeing an ~11-km-high cloud of ash and dust rising above the uninhabited island of Krakatau, thus documenting the first eruption from this Indonesian island in at least two centures. Over the ensuing two months, crews on commercial vessels and sightseers on charted ships would experience similar spectacles, all of which were associated with explosive noises and churning clouds of black to incandescent ash and pumice"

isnt Google wonderful Smile

tony64 18 204 9 England
5 Oct 2008 9:59AM
Tell Moira she's a naughty girl, I spotted her upload yesterday!
Some beautiful brickwork for a sunday morning, thanks Bill!
Pietman 13 2 South Africa
5 Oct 2008 10:06AM
Sharp detail. Wonderful shot.
jdenman 14 19 5 Spain
5 Oct 2008 10:18AM
Welcome back Bill.
A cracking image, super composition and textures.
cjl47 14 5 3 England
5 Oct 2008 10:18AM
Lovely texture and detail.
User_Removed 15 485 13 England
5 Oct 2008 10:26AM
good to see you posting again Bill after your short break. Instantly recognisable as yours

5 Oct 2008 10:34AM
Well we return at the same time almost and as ever with a mass of work to go through, I always leave a few for later when the weather traps me at home. I look forward to yours and I hope you enjoy some of my trip to The Misty Isle.

All the very best Bill,
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
5 Oct 2008 10:41AM
Good composition
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
5 Oct 2008 11:28AM
Love the texture and geometry of this. I just returned from my short trip, so I know what you mean about sorting through the lot! Welcome back.
Rach1970 13 14 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2008 12:31PM
These sort of compositions really appeal to me. Like it.
pentony 14 3 England
5 Oct 2008 12:35PM
Great image love the texture and detail.

helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2008 1:25PM
Inspired by Ian I also looked up a few events which struck me as significant from that year.
I found that the first electric lighting system employing overhead wires began service in Roselle, New Jersey (it was built by Thomas Edison).
August 12 - The last quagga dies at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam.- (the word check did not even recognise the word!!!)
The Boys' Brigade (the first uniformed youth organization in existence) was founded in Glasgow.
IFinally in the hatched and dispatched column - January 10 - Aleksei Nikolaevich Tolstoi, Russian writer was born (d. 1945) and Richard Wagner and Edouard Manet died.

Along with all that ................I like the capture Bill. (maybe I need a holiday!!)
Welcome back and thanks for looking through and clicking my shots.

TyChee 17 275 1 United States
5 Oct 2008 1:55PM
Welcome back. Nice textures and light in this shot.
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 79 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2008 2:13PM
Thank you one and all, and to those who have taken the trouble to research my ramblings further. You have reminded me that I do actually know something about that year - I present it to you in the words of William McGonagall, Poet and Tragedian:

The Famous Tay Whale

'TWAS in the month of December, and in the year 1883,
That a monster whale came to Dundee,
Resolved for a few days to sport and play,
And devour the small fishes in the silvery Tay.

So the monster whale did sport and play
Among the innocent little fishes in the beautiful Tay,
Until he was seen by some men one day,
And they resolved to catch him without delay.

When it came to be known a whale was seen in the Tay,
Some men began to talk and to say,
We must try and catch this monster of a whale,
So come on, brave boys, and never say fail.

Then the people together in crowds did run,
Resolved to capture the whale and to have some fun!
So small boats were launched on the silvery Tay,
While the monster of the deep did sport and play.

Oh! it was a most fearful and beautiful sight,
To see it lashing the water with its tail all its might,
And making the water ascend like a shower of hail,
With one lash of its ugly and mighty tail.

Then the water did descend on the men in the boats,
Which wet their trousers and also their coats;
But it only made them the more determined to catch the whale,
But the whale shook at them his tail.

Then the whale began to puff and to blow,
While the men and the boats after him did go,
Armed well with harpoons for the fray,
Which they fired at him without dismay.

And they laughed and grinned just like wild baboons,
While they fired at him their sharp harpoons:
But when struck with,the harpoons he dived below,
Which filled his pursuers' hearts with woe.

Because they guessed they had lost a prize,
Which caused the tears to well up in their eyes;
And in that their anticipations were only right,
Because he sped on to Stonehaven with all his might:

And was first seen by the crew of a Gourdon fishing boat
Which they thought was a big coble upturned afloat;
But when they drew near they saw it was a whale,
So they resolved to tow it ashore without fail.

So they got a rope from each boat tied round his tail,
And landed their burden at Stonehaven without fail;
And when the people saw it their voices they did raise,
Declaring that the brave fishermen deserved great praise.

And my opinion is that God sent the whale in time of need,
No matter what other people may think or what is their creed;
I know fishermen in general are often very poor,
And God in His goodness sent it drive poverty from their door.

So Mr John Wood has bought it for two hundred and twenty-six pound,
And has brought it to Dundee all safe and all sound;
Which measures 40 feet in length from the snout to the tail,
So I advise the people far and near to see it without fail.

Then hurrah! for the mighty monster whale,
Which has got 17 feet 4 inches from tip to tip of a tail!
Which can be seen for a sixpence or a shilling,
That is to say, if the people all are willing.
Sahyadri 14 61 2 India
5 Oct 2008 2:18PM
Coco Chanel was born in 1883Smile ( i love chanel 5 from the day i started using perfumes Smile) .. so was kafka i guess.

Indeed a good year. and better than the year, Woolybills are back.. cheers to that Smile

great light and texture Bill. (and thank you for the most valualble comment i got so far )
5 Oct 2008 2:39PM
A smashing comp' as usual Bill, but for me, it's the colouring that makes it. Just love it.

John Smile
mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
5 Oct 2008 3:14PM
And nice to see you back Bill.I did notice that Moira pipped you to the post yesterday. Unlike the last word,they have just got to get the first of every thing else !!!
Nice bit of texture and tone in the stonework here.Going by the texture on the metal here, it would appear the have painted over the rust.Good comp' with the placement of the metal and date stamp.Good image,if a bit late.So much for that washing that Moira said she had to do !!!
GalleryGirl 14 4 2 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2008 3:23PM
Super shot Bill. Welcome home.
Marilyn x
oppo 16 6 2 Scotland
5 Oct 2008 3:26PM
That's the beauty of good photography, it makes you look at something that most people would not see. It's a fine abstract Bill. Thanks for the " The famous Tale Whale ". Funnily enough there are a couple of pages devoted to that in this months Scots Magazine.

ringyneck 15 315 18 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2008 3:32PM
Great textures.

imagio 15 12 1 England
5 Oct 2008 3:44PM
Excellent detail Bill

pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
5 Oct 2008 4:09PM
excellent composition & details !
love the tones...
glyndwr 15 103 10 Wales
5 Oct 2008 4:23PM
Great to see you both back, and getting the site into shape immediately.
I like this image for the lovely textures you have captured, but typically you have generated lots of interest.

taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
5 Oct 2008 6:13PM
Excellent texture rendition, and such fine details!
brownsilent 15 7 2 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2008 6:43PM
Isn't this the best thing to happen to an innocent little image - I bet you never thought that this picture would bring in such an amount of information!
A small contribution from my side: 1883 Karl Marx died. What would our world have been like without his big socialist theories???

Nice textures and very interesting and strong composition
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
5 Oct 2008 7:01PM
super detail and texture..welcome back
wyatturp 16 2 England
5 Oct 2008 7:56PM
I'm breaking the agreement must have been over glass of red. nice detail , nice to see you back

Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 29 Wales
5 Oct 2008 9:20PM
Glad to have you both back,fine study of textures Bill.Oh a fine ode also.
Richsr 15 91 223 England
5 Oct 2008 10:15PM
Good to see you back Bill - looking forward to the images of the trip.
Like the textures in this - well captured.
Regards Richard.
pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2256 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2008 10:29PM
Welcome home. I'll make do with this for now, love the textures.
DolphinLady 16 54 1 Wales
5 Oct 2008 10:36PM
Good to have you back with us Bill.
Lovely detail of some very fine brickwork.
davewaine 15 141 3 England
6 Oct 2008 7:41AM
Nice one, Bill. I knew you were a fan of McGonagall (poet and tragedian - not to mention unwitting target for mushy pea slingers). I like the inclusion of the black wall tie on the left - and do I detect hints of sunshine on the wall?
TelStar 17 116 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2008 9:06AM
Beautiful detail and subtle colour.

My Grandma was born in 1883!

taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
6 Oct 2008 1:23PM
1883-- the year the covered bridge was completed and put into use-- the one that sits over the Conodoguinet at the edge of our property!
proz 17 205 United States
6 Oct 2008 7:21PM
ohhh lovely
tigertimb 14 40 66 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2008 9:08AM
"so now I'm breaking the agreement too" - it's exactly that weak willed, 'follow the leader' mentality that gets lots of kids into trouble Bill Wink

And your usual great job of making an interesting study from something we wouldn't normally notice
annefromleo 16 11 1 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2008 7:42AM
great choice of subject love the textures too
MickS 17 23 14 England
11 Oct 2008 8:33PM
Watcha Bill,
excellent study in texture.

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