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Far from the Madding Crowd

By Arvorphoto    
Continuing with the weekend away and a move across to Dorset and THAT hill.

'Grandad always used to say it were a bloody long way to go for a loaf of bread' GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

A lot more greenery has appeared since 1978 and the Two Ronnie's take on the famous 1973 Ridley Scott Hovis advert, with the great Ronnie Barker at his best.

Having got to there, a nice little shower then helped to bring out the roofs and cobbles

Processing: Lightroom/Photoshop

As always, many thanks to those of you who have taken the time to look, vote, comment and give their awards.
Please feel free to offer critique. Another viewpoint is always welcome. Also feel free to ask any questions about the image

Tags: Uk Landscape photography Dorset Architecture Scenery Buildings March 2020 Advert Gold hill Cobbled street Cobble stones Shaftesbury Hovis Rain clouds Thatched roof Landscape and travel Hovis hill Buttressed walls Far from the Madding Crowd Ridley Scott

Voters: Ericsamson, mrswoolybill, bliba and 47 more

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Comments


12 Mar 2020 9:29AM
A lovely image of a glorious place. I'm relying on memory now but I seem to think that this very familiar scene is often photographed from a point of view which faces away from the wall (?) and, for commercial purposes, on a sunnier day with bluer skies! I like the brooding, atmospheric treatment which makes the location look like a place of habitation rather than a film /TV location manager's dream! That monolithic wall with its buttresses is a remarkable thing. I also like the soft highlights on the railings and the cobbles. For best effect view in full screen!
Hope this makes some sense! 😀 👍 🏆
12 Mar 2020 11:20AM
Beautiful moody image of Gold Hill here, excellent.

Dave.
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
12 Mar 2020 1:01PM
I remember the original advert very well, wouldn't like to go up that hill on a bike, no wonder there is a handrail for walkers !
Looks like a storm in the distance too.
Very well taken, good camera control.
Maybe try a crop from the top to just above the tallest chimney pot but, I do like that ominous sky.
Lots to see, lovely detail and light.
Arvorphoto Plus
10 144 6 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2020 2:02PM

Quote:I remember the original advert very well, wouldn't like to go up that hill on a bike, no wonder there is a handrail for walkers !
Looks like a storm in the distance too.
Very well taken, good camera control.
Maybe try a crop from the top to just above the tallest chimney pot but, I do like that ominous sky.
Lots to see, lovely detail and light.



Crop version added
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
12 Mar 2020 2:35PM
That crop works very well... for me anyway.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
12 Mar 2020 6:59PM
Looks a hefty walk for any reason!
viscostatic 14 49 10 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2020 8:33PM
The crop just my preference. That house with the thatched roof makes a great focal point. Beautiful light.

Phil.

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