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Film and nostalgia

By dudler
The building in the lead is one that I walked past daily when I worked in Coventry, once it had been built. The cramped composition reflects, I think, the use of a 35-70mm zoom on a Minolta 9000.

The version is from Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and the shadows have never fallen quite the same way since that day. I am sure, this time, of the lens and camera: Contax RTS II with a 35mm Distagon.

Happy Film Friday, everyone!

P.S. Belatedly, there's a blog. There will be fewer of these, now that I am writing paid articles again - and taking more pictures..

Tags: Coventry Bonsai Landscape and travel Birmingham botanical gardens Film Friday

Voters: bobpaige1, woolybill1, Mrserenesunrise and 42 more

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RonDM Plus
6 192 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2021 8:52AM
Great picture

Nice picture John. I don't see the version of the Botanical Gardens? Hope you have a good weekend. Smile
mistere Plus
8 7 4 England
30 Jul 2021 10:09AM
Coventry, a place i always get lost in. Probably driven past that building dozens of times Smile
Can't see a version, is it still on the HD?.
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
30 Jul 2021 11:30AM
Julie, Dave -

I knew I was a bit dopey this morning, but...

Now added. From the hard drive...

The building is adjacent to the ring road, close to the station: I passed it twice a day, walking from station to Christchurch House and back.

Christchurch House has now been demolished, and replaced by a leisure pool. That would have saved me many hours of walking to the pool on the opposite side of the city centre and back for a swim, if the two buildings could have coexisted...
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
30 Jul 2021 11:44AM
A belated blog is now up.

And although I shall be writing blogs from time to time, the daily posting is now slowing - instead, you may want to have a look at a full-length article or two: !):

30 Jul 2021 12:34PM
I love your version...these bonsai trees are so attractive....beautiful shadows! Smile
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2021 5:26PM
A smashing wall in your lead and love the bonsai and shadows in your version.
I love the Bonsai Trees and the shadows on the wall that add so much mystery to the shot.
cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2021 10:10PM
I have to say the version is my favourite John. Beautiful lighting and shadows.

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2021 3:44PM
I like both images for the different visual effects...
Excellent work, Isabel GrinGrinGrin

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