Church Use Only

By woolybill1
Perhaps my favourite image from our recent holiday in the Peak District. Three watering cans in Eyam churchyard, as-seen. V2 gives more context.

Version 1: 55mm, 1/125th sec. @ f14;
Version 2: 18mm, 1/125th sec. @ f16; both ISO 200

Tags: Peak district Photo journalism Derbyshire Churchyard Specialist and abstract Eyam Watering cans The title is painted on the side

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Richsr 15 91 223 England
21 Oct 2008 8:55AM
This made me smile Bill - well seen and captured.
Regards Richard.
cjl47 14 5 3 England
21 Oct 2008 9:01AM
jdenman 14 19 5 Spain
21 Oct 2008 9:01AM
Really like V1, very well spotted and captured.
Rende 15 38 4 Netherlands
21 Oct 2008 9:02AM
Wonderful find Bill, and beautifully taken too. I had a feeling that this was yours when I saw the thumbnail. Lovely tranquil atmosphere. I like them both but have a slight preference for V2.
Cormy 14 3 England
21 Oct 2008 9:05AM
2's my favourite Bill.
dianah 15 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 9:18AM
I really didn't expect version 2 to be like that Bill. 2 is my favourite as well, there is something so tranquil about the whole scene.
photophantom 14 108 3 Philippines
21 Oct 2008 10:04AM
Well composed Bill
jaktis 18 84 Sweden
21 Oct 2008 10:05AM
Nice with the gentle spots of colour

lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
21 Oct 2008 10:24AM
Very colourful. #2 is very well composed
RobboB Plus
15 133 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 11:17AM
Love the composition of v2
danbrann 17 640 17
21 Oct 2008 11:42AM
I prefer the watered down version. just as well you got this one in the can.
imander 15 388 7 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 11:51AM
I've got a hole in mine Sad...really nice composition, i prefer v2 in this case
davewaine 15 141 3 England
21 Oct 2008 11:55AM
Now we just need 'Dear Liza'. Nice one, Bill
Mikelane 15 1 Wales
21 Oct 2008 12:00PM
Love the composition bill excellent work well seen and captured regards
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
21 Oct 2008 12:15PM
The inconguity of v2 makes it a really wonderful photograph. Well seen, and extremely well recorded.
TyChee 17 275 1 United States
21 Oct 2008 12:16PM
V1 for me. I like how the shadow meets the spout of the can on the right.
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 12:59PM
Quite thought provoking really
Mounters 15 85 2 England
21 Oct 2008 3:30PM
V1 for me Bill, but v2 does put it in context
A Booth 20 11 4 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 4:40PM
the strong sidelighting adds impact good colour capture and detail.
mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
21 Oct 2008 4:55PM
I think the tap and wooden casing ''steal'' the show here Bill.
Good addition to the performance. There is always one that has to upstage the rest,isn't there !! The cans are rather overshadowed here,with the more powerful casting of the shadow of the main performer.However,as members of the supporting cast,they do put forward an adequate showing.I do have a preference for the show on the smaller stage.I will leave the larger stage for the critics with a ''holyier than thou'' attitude.A fine performance Bill.A shame really that the curtain will have to come down !!!
21 Oct 2008 6:11PM
it's V2 for me Bill. Rather sad to think what these watering cans are used for though, but then it just adds to the image of course.

All the best to you both.

John Smile
Scaramanga 14 60 6 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 7:04PM
Superb they are both great, really like the inclusion of the window.
wyatturp 16 2 England
21 Oct 2008 7:06PM
Super old and new but all do the same jobSmile-------well done good spot

Buffalo_Tom Plus
16 2.3k 29 Wales
21 Oct 2008 7:10PM
My type of shot Bill.Love the light and comp.Great stuff.V1 for me.
Sahyadri 14 61 2 India
21 Oct 2008 7:11PM
tough choice here Bill.

while I love the window, in 2 the cans are lost... i think i am voting for v1.. okay its the window in 2 and cans in 1... great work as always
foggytwo 19 36 1 Scotland
21 Oct 2008 7:11PM
Very well spotted Bill, I like the crop. Having said that I also like the second as well.
Rach1970 13 14 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 7:56PM
I think both versions are great in their own right. Well spotted.
User_Removed 16 7 8 Netherlands
21 Oct 2008 8:49PM
my favorite by far Bill. Excellent work, v2 especially. the age old and the ordinary.
kinfatric 17 550 9 Scotland
21 Oct 2008 9:22PM
no1 for me Bill but good work all round
21 Oct 2008 9:57PM
V1 for me.


helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 10:01PM
Excellent balanced shot Bill.
Love the shadows from the tap and cans. The stonework sets them off so well.
I'm rather fond of the odd ogee curve too and that window has some nice examples!
oppo 16 6 2 Scotland
21 Oct 2008 10:48PM
You have a talent for spotting images like this Bill. The cans and the tap remind me of a group of old men in the last of the summer wine. The stonework fits in very well too.

imagio 15 12 1 England
21 Oct 2008 11:07PM
Great balance and detail Bill

22 Oct 2008 3:47AM
They are a great help when people are visiting graves and laying a fresh flower down. A timely reminder that Remembrance Day is just around the corner.

AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
22 Oct 2008 5:00PM
In every country I've been to, I've seen these in the churchyards - makes this a kind of universal theme image Bill!
tigertimb 14 40 66 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2008 1:32AM
#1 for me Bill; it gives me all the context I need.
I love the approach - don't lock the items safely away but just label them with a sign that says "please don't steal me"!
brownsilent 15 7 2 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2008 5:47PM
A real little gem this one, great composition and a super combination of colours. Well seen,
Mavis 20 143 2 England
24 Oct 2008 12:22PM
Surprised they are still there . !! Love version two with window included xxx
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
26 Oct 2008 4:06PM
A great find Bill, I hope I CAN find some like this on TAP next time I visit a churchyard
29 Oct 2008 9:01AM
Love this one

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