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Barrowman

By jacquig
This picture was taken at Blists Hill* Victorian town. It was December, shrouded in freezing fog, and there were few visitors. As I stood on my own in the Victorian street, all was silent, when a man, dressed in Victorian clothing appeared out of the fog, trundling his barrow. As I watched him, for a few fleeting moments, enveloped in fog in the old-fashioned setting, I had the surreal feeling of almost stepping back in time to the 1800s. I had a short time to take a few pictures of the barrowman before he and his barrow gradually disappeared once more, like a ghost, into the fog and murk.

*Blists Hill is a recreated Victorian town, close to the Ironbridge Gorge and Coalbrookdale in Shropshire, birthplace of the industrial revolution, where Abraham Darby 1 perfected the art of smelting iron with coke. Staff in period dress take on the roles of shopkeepers, tradespeople, artisans and publicans in the town, and it even has old-fashioned currency that you can exchange at the bank to spend in its shops, cafes and pub.

Tags: Black and white Foggyandblack and whiteandtown

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Comments


Greyheron Plus
14 282 7 England
23 Nov 2013 11:13PM
Your B&W conversion certainly adds to the wonderful atmosphere in the street Jacqui - you certainly made the most of this opportunistic moment - excellent camerawork…

Mike

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Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2013 11:15PM
Increible atmospheric image. Your right about stepping back in time. Try sepia. Regards Peter.
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
23 Nov 2013 11:18PM
Terrific atmosphere, wonderful foggy scene with the man and his cart, excellent!
jacquig 2 3 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2013 11:39PM

Quote:Increible atmospheric image. Your right about stepping back in time. Try sepia. Regards Peter.


Great idea about trying sepia, Peter. I will do that. Many thanks.
Jacqui
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
24 Nov 2013 12:32AM
This is wonderful and I do think it is a ghost from times long gone, hope this stunning capture gets the recognition it deserves.

Regards

Trev.
24 Nov 2013 12:46AM
Great atmospheric shot!
ColleenA Plus
4 318 4 Australia
24 Nov 2013 4:57AM
What an amazing image, yes straight out of time forgotten, love the mist adding to the mystery of the scene, great photography Jacqui
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 8:50AM
Half a click for the great shot and half a click for the wonderful write up. Very well done, Jacqui.

Ray
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 9:24AM
Well caught Jacqui. Could be an image from my youth.

Phil.
Niknut Plus
6 1.2k 68 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 3:29PM
Superb shot !!......lovely bygone-era quality.....impressive !!

Been many years since I've visited Blists Hill, really must get back there sometime......especially as I'm only 15 miles away ?.Smile
Superb, atmospheric image of this recreated Victorian town, Facqui. Monochrome works perfectly. Great pov.
Fred
dark_lord Plus
12 1.8k 324 England
25 Nov 2013 9:22PM
Very well done, nice to see it without the hoardes of visitors (doesn't sound good but you know what I mean Smile)
8 Dec 2013 6:32AM
Wonderful atmosphere here J, super pov and processing.

John Smile

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