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BEFORE TOILETS

By GERRYGENTRY
LIFE BEFORE INSIDE PLUMBING VIEW LARGE IF YOU HAVE TIME

THE SETTING IS AN IRISH FARMHOUSE IN THE 1960's. THE ITEMS THAT YOU SEE WERE AVAILABLE IN THE 60's. I WAS THERE IN THE 60's, AND WE DID HAVE A BLUE PLASTIC BASKET. THE SINK WAS USED AS A SLUICE.

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Comments


30 Apr 2010 6:39AM
This for me is the best shot on your PF Gerry...
Absolutely fantastic capture and tells a story ~ Thanks for sharing
Rick

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30 Apr 2010 6:48AM
Nice image well captured.
Allen,
30 Apr 2010 6:52AM
What a stunning image, Gerry, if I had to choose it would be V3 but all versions are superb.
Roy
EAS Plus
6 1 13 Scotland
30 Apr 2010 6:53AM
Ah! Those were the days, or so I've heard!! Real bit of history, though how on earth did you capture it? Can't be many situations in which to see, never mind photgraph this!

Ann
Mynett Plus
7 142 6 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2010 6:55AM
amazing - like a step back in time, as Ann said - where on earth did you get this one from? not a nice thought of emptying it into the kitchen sink >>>> eeeewwwww......

Linda
polly470 Plus
6 25 8 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2010 7:03AM
V1 for me - this is truly a great photo - a little chunk of history - love the dressing gown....looks like my Nana's!
Pauline
Very good, I saw a play the other night based in Ireland where the old lady kept pooring her pee down the sink. It didn't go down well. Great post processing. V1 stands out for me but I enjoyed the others too.

Regards Andy
v1 works really well. very good photo. one thing though. it is over sharpenened (V3 even more)

edit : V4 is about perfect
VIKI Plus
9 18 1 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2010 7:37AM
I love 'em all but v3 does it for me today!!!
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
30 Apr 2010 7:38AM
I love them all, but I'd prefer V1 and V3. V3 relates a better sense of time than the normal B&W.
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
30 Apr 2010 7:47AM
Excellent processing and anyone of *an age* will recognise a scene like this...brilliant !! Smile
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2010 8:02AM
cracking set gerry v1 for me too today nice one Wink
andy
James_C Plus
6 36 56 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2010 8:17AM
Yea... and it still works.

James
LesF Plus
9 182 9
30 Apr 2010 8:26AM
Wonderful image

LesF
DOGSBODY Plus
7 1.4k 30 England
30 Apr 2010 8:29AM
I love this, it's extremely nostalgic as I can remember those days as if they were yesterday. Andy
Coleslaw 10 13.4k 28 Wales
30 Apr 2010 8:31AM
Excellent.
30 Apr 2010 8:45AM
Great one
V3 for me
fraser 12 631 14 Scotland
30 Apr 2010 8:47AM
V1 is superb - the natural colour really adds to this image, which has rich tones and so much detail.
Fraser
franken Plus
13 3.7k 4 Wales
30 Apr 2010 8:50AM
All are superb but if I had to chose it would be ver3

Ken
30 Apr 2010 8:54AM
Excellent Image you got here,V4 for me,Great Detail you work with A1 ------Milky
Buffalo_Tom Plus
9 2.3k 9 Wales
30 Apr 2010 9:05AM
Version 1 is superb not sure about the manipulations but V1 is a stand alone masterpiece.
Tom.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
30 Apr 2010 9:11AM
V4 for me, a great set of images

Peter
EMJAYCEE Plus
6 9 10 England
30 Apr 2010 9:57AM
Where on earth did you get this from! V3 puts it in the right era.
Joan.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
30 Apr 2010 10:13AM
Superb shot of "times gone by", Gerry - many congrats. on GEA and the UAs. Very well deserved.
Ronnie.
KevSB 11 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2010 10:26AM
version 1 for me, the colours add to this picture and feel that although its a good picture in mono the pink bathrobe and green bin say allot in them selves
Don't know where you got this from Gerry but it's certainly up there with your best work. V1 has lovely colours, tones and textures. V2 looks a bit flat and v3 has a 'gritty' quality but the bright light in the window and walls might be a little distracting as the texture has been lost.
Personally I would stick to V1 although I'm sure that with your talent you could still make a great B&W image from it if that's what you wanted to do.
Well done mate
Michael
Diana Plus
9 2.0k 19 Netherlands
30 Apr 2010 10:50AM
Stunning !

Diana
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
30 Apr 2010 11:05AM
Excellent work love the details and colours in version 1, well done on the GEA.
Regards Richard
Jalapeno Plus
5 127 2 Iceland
30 Apr 2010 11:12AM
Wonderful shot!!! V! and V3 for me.......this is great!
30 Apr 2010 11:35AM
Cracking set of shots.
V3 works well for me.

Regards
David
Julian Plus
11 76 3 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2010 1:03PM
Nice. I thingk I prefer the colour version strangely. But you do get the sense of life a long time ago even so...
Julian
Brilliant image Gerry - V's 1 & 2 for me

Chris
30 Apr 2010 2:31PM
Excellent images. I think V1, seems year ago, did they have plastic back then? ...............Sandy
vickyf Plus
10 8 8 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2010 2:32PM
Good set. I think I'm on my own in actually preferring V4!
An absolute cracking set. V1 for me. Lots of 'human interest' content etc.
Suehh Plus
9 39 6 England
30 Apr 2010 3:43PM
Amazing capture Gerry. V1 outstanding. Strange to think that as short a time ago as the 1960's there were homes in the UK with no indoor toilet!

Susan
mickp Plus
9 9 7 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2010 4:10PM
Ah the old fashioned 'guzunder'.
Great shot well captured and presented.
Mick
glyndwr Plus
8 66 9 Wales
30 Apr 2010 4:14PM
Great upload.

Congratulations on the GEA.

Robert
Eviscera Plus
9 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2010 5:55PM
Beautifully crisp and 3D appearance.
30 Apr 2010 6:34PM
V1 for me and this is an outstanding piece of work. A
cassiecat Plus
7 39 46 England
30 Apr 2010 6:49PM
its a cracker, congrats on the awards.lesley
30 Apr 2010 7:35PM
V1 ....its brilliant.
Stunning image and such fine processing work - outstanding.
Pat
Congratulations on your awards for this Gerry, a superb shot.
Tony
1 May 2010 6:09PM
EXCELLENT SUPERB SET.........
Louise
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
1 May 2010 6:19PM
Trfiffic image. Full of fascinating visual information. V1 is my preference.
2 May 2010 3:45AM
absolutamente wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BarbaraR Plus
9 16 1 England
2 May 2010 10:57AM
Super, many congrats.
davidhu 10 19 United Kingdom
2 May 2010 11:31AM
Terrific shot, super processing esp V1. Congrats on all the awards, have mine to add to the list. Not sure about the title though, might have called it Kitchen Sink Drama !
Dave
DaveU Plus
9 1.3k 123 England
2 May 2010 12:36PM
soo-perb
2 May 2010 1:13PM
congrats on the EC and awards, a great series of shots,
fish
LesF Plus
9 182 9
2 May 2010 1:25PM
Congrats on the EC and host of other awards, very much deserved they are too

LesF
stevenb Plus
12 260 6 England
2 May 2010 4:59PM
Well taken image deserves the EC

Bill
IanFlindt Plus
11 740 21 United Kingdom
2 May 2010 11:49PM
A sublime work of art. So worthy of its awards.
JudeC Plus
8 6 3 England
3 May 2010 9:04AM
Click and run today - great image - Jude.
Mounters 9 84 2 England
3 May 2010 10:01AM
Hey Gerry, Congrats on POTW amazing image well done!
TTT 14 572 United Kingdom
3 May 2010 11:56AM
This brings back some memories, we had an outside one next to coalhouse. great set of images, well done.
Terry
3 May 2010 12:30PM
As everyone has said above - the tones and colour on this are fantastic. I guess the post processing has a lot to do with it but you have to have a good exposure to begin with. John
rgarrigus 8 25 7 England
3 May 2010 1:16PM
Hi Gerry,

I saw this on the EPZ front page and am so very impressed! This is simply excellent, emotional, thought-provoking imagery. Very well done mate.

Cheers!

Bob G.
teepee 13 1.0k England
3 May 2010 3:42PM
Great Image, plastic bin out of place though! Still love it........Tony
User_Removed 12 17.9k 8 Norway
3 May 2010 4:10PM
A very worthy winner of all it's Awards Gerry.

My compliments on a wonderful piece of imagery.
Hi Gerry,
A picture can talks...in many languages. I love it and can enjoy the nuance...
Well done...Cheers!
Ajisono
4 May 2010 4:58AM
sublime image, very worthy..
ovi Plus
11 11 1 Romania
4 May 2010 9:22AM
Absolutely fantastic shot, Gerry; title...Smile even better, fantastic lighting, too. Congrats on multiple awards here, all well deserved.
Well done mate!
ovi (click)
4 May 2010 12:35PM
Brill !
AnneWorner Plus
8 620 43 United States
4 May 2010 7:08PM
Fabulous image - a wonderful slice of life. So well deserving of all the awards.
Anne
beckas 12 5 1 United States
5 May 2010 4:03AM
A fantastic image. I love how it tells a story. Congrats on all of the awards. Smile
Codiac Plus
9 333 3 Northern Ireland
5 May 2010 9:14PM
Wonderful image, congrats on all the awards Smile
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
6 May 2010 6:49AM
worthy of all awards
regards
Yung
Very nostalgic, I like v3, it has the look of a news paper or magazine print. Black and whites tell the story better than the coloure'd versions.

P.S. This image reminds me of images you get in the Peoples Friend, a magazine the lady in the image might have read while sitting in front of the fire with a cup of tea, at the same time getting lazy tartan on her leg.
Sorry but your image took me down memory lane.
pennyspike 12 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
7 May 2010 9:42PM

Quote:I guess the post processing has a lot to do with it

I thought it was more to do with the the pot processing.Wink
Enjoyed this very much.
PennySmile
AshTree Plus
6 1.7k 6 England
7 May 2010 9:55PM
What a wonderful image, absolutely outstanding. V1 for me, love the colours.

Theresa
brilliant
8 May 2010 3:15PM
This is a lovely nostagic shot very nicely taken , I love stuff like this very well thought out and well put together V.NICE
9 May 2010 12:54PM
great capture V1 for me cannot see the subtle difference with 4 could be my old eyes excellent
maryg Plus
7 66 18 Scotland
9 May 2010 5:16PM
Congrats on all your awards , well deserved , these are fabulous.
Mary
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 10:44PM
Brilliant image
Congratulations on its many awards
Helen
Abs. wonderful image, amazing! v1 for me!
13 May 2010 3:33PM
Brill, brill, brill!
davidbailie Plus
12 457 7 United Kingdom
14 May 2010 9:17AM
Just love your color tones - so honest!!

db
14 May 2010 7:24PM
Excellent, v1 for me.
Christine
16 May 2010 8:58AM
colour version !
#3's toning is excellent too
16 May 2010 12:03PM
Wow wow absolutely top notch well deserving of all the awards congrats top shot wonderful
Alexa
20 May 2010 6:24AM
Great color !
congrats Gerry
30 May 2010 11:54AM
Photography excellence - Jonathan
What can I say but WOW. the colour, lighting and tone are spot on.
There is no need for are written word as the viewer can peel back the story line and layers of this image with there eyes.
This is truely painting with light.
Well done and thanks for sharing.
Ray
I have just seen this and WOW I love everything about it. WONDERFUL
Dave87 Plus
8 42 5 England
10 Jul 2010 9:46PM
Deserves all the awards placed on this shot. Love it.

Dave.
User_Removed 7 26 2 United States
18 Jul 2010 7:07PM
Just the most fantastic photo!
30 Jul 2010 7:14PM
Glad to make it 194. Brilliant in every way, deserves all its credits!
Dave.
Excellent work here V2 for me well done on the awards.
30 Dec 2010 12:59AM
Really captures the essence of a bygone era...excellently done too!

Geoff
23 Feb 2011 11:23PM
I hate you!! Stop doing better photos than me matey!! HAHA!!
Gary C.

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