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Chateau Yaldara

By Rogerex
At the Chateau Yaldara winery in the Barossa Valley wine region of South Australia.
In the correspondence camera club to which I belong, I have to submit a picture for the topic 'architecture' . Not sure if this qualifies, but I have little else that may fit the category. I have cloned out a power line. Should I get rid of the photographer too? I tried cropping above him, but it does not look right that way. Scanned from an original 8X11.5cm b&w print. This photo was taken over 40 years ago with my first SLR camera, with which I used a separate hand-held light meter.

Tags: Australia Architecture Valley Black and white Winery Barossa

Voters: pamelajean, AlanBW, RockArea and 12 more

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pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2007 2:44PM
A 40-year-old image that looks as if it were taken yesterday, there is so much detail in the building. Instead of cropping out the photographer, you could just remove him. However, the group on the steps do look as if they are posing for a picture, so I am undecided on this.
AlanBW 16 20 England
27 Apr 2007 3:08PM
Amazed that this is a 40 year old image - as to your question, there will be varying opinions on this, but I'd be inclined to leave him in as the people on the steps are lined up for a group photograph
RockArea 15 18 3 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2007 8:53PM
I think I've drunk some of their stuff! 40 years on, I think they all deserve to stay. I think they add interest to the shot too.

Joline Plus
15 38 59 United States
27 Apr 2007 11:15PM
What a great piece of nostalgia. I would leave them all, they add interest to the image, and make it more personable. (by the way I LOVE Australian wine, it's the only kind I buy. Lindemann's is among my favs along with Black Opal.)
28 Apr 2007 12:53AM
Wonderful old photo, great job of capturing it and thanks for sharing it with us. I'd leave it like it is.

Regards, Kent
chrissd 16 304 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2007 7:07AM
what a great image this is
Mavis 20 143 2 England
28 Apr 2007 8:20AM
Looks fine to me Roger . So much detail in this fine building .

Think if it were mine I'd be inclined to clone out the photographer . The people are fine . Have a good week-end . Still Sunny here ..xx
Brilane 15 5 12 Wales
28 Apr 2007 5:06PM
A nice architectural picture, and well composed. Looks well in B&W and the group on the steps adds more interest to the shot.
Possum 15 148 England
28 Apr 2007 7:08PM
Fine architectural photography, Roger. I'd clone him out for a smoother lead-in. I wonder how this place looks 40 years on?
MikeEG 15 10 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2007 9:08PM
A great 40 year old photo, such alot of detail, think I would clone him out, he intrudes to much.

Gecko 16 25 Australia
29 Apr 2007 6:58AM
Wonder how this looks now, great 40 yr old photo. If I knew how, I'd clone the photographer out. Pam
JimV 15 6 3 Canada
30 Apr 2007 12:46AM
Great shot Roger, it has aged well. You pose quite a conundrum regarding the photographer, I think I'm with the majority in leaving it as is.
Sorry I've missed so many recently, trying to catch up now.
Rgds., Jim
8 May 2007 6:54PM
Very nice B & w. The man down front could be smudged out in the same color tone to give the stairs a clean look. (I use Jasc Paint Shop Pro 9)

Thanks for stopping by my Cats II to comment! I appreciate you taking the time!!

Rogerex 15 32 12 Australia
9 May 2007 11:36AM
Thanks to everyone for all the comments. I did clone out the photographer before submitting this picture to my photo club.
A Booth 19 11 4 United Kingdom
11 May 2007 9:22AM
excellent light capture with good detail.

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