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Millbrook Moment

By pmorgan  
Good morning to you all!

Been away from the site for a while; working on a big project at work, and getting some of my stuff ready for a gallery who have agreed to stock some of my pieces.

Iíve had a few PMís asking my whereabouts, so I thought Iíd upload a quickie to let you know Iím still here!

I did chuckle to myself, as my house literally overlooks this lake and Iíve never thought it to be a worthy subject before, why do we take for granted the things on our doorstep! My good lady and I had just walked out of the front door and down the steps to go for a walk, and this scene greeted me ďhang on a minuteĒ, I said ďIíll just get my camera!Ē and this is the result.

Itís my eldest babyís 11th birthday today, got 5 of her friends coming round for a sleepover Ė wish me luck!

Rgds
Paul

Tags: Landscape and travel

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Comments


22 May 2009 8:00AM
2 Very good shots.
I like V1 more, love the colours.
Scott

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DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
22 May 2009 8:02AM
It takes skill to make such an appealing image from such a "mundane" scene. Colour for me please.
MarkBroughton 9 286 1 England
22 May 2009 8:03AM
Both superb Paul, but the colour for me just pips it, good luck for tonight mate Smile
Mark
BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
22 May 2009 8:08AM
A fine shot, Paul!
I think V1 just edges it for me, although it's a close call.
Congratulations on 11 years of fatherhood, I hope you survive the night!

Cheers
Bill
MandsH 10 England
22 May 2009 8:15AM
Very beautiful
Mandy
Alan_Coles 11 178 11 Wales
22 May 2009 8:24AM
Version 1 is fabulous, lovely colours and the flowers are a good lead into the image, well done.
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
22 May 2009 8:27AM
Simple but beautifully effective wide angle composition. Prefer the colour version

Albert
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
22 May 2009 8:34AM
welcome back
Very fine monochrome conversion Paul, nicely done. Having said that the colour makes this image spring to life, vibrant colourful and superbly composed. A touch of Summer which we all applaud.

Dougie
Wooly 11 112 4 England
22 May 2009 9:01AM
Colour for me Paul. Best of luck with the party.

Alan
angej 12 477 United Kingdom
22 May 2009 9:01AM
B&W for me PaulSmile
Ange
Richsr 10 91 223 England
22 May 2009 9:03AM
Like the light and tones in this Paul - good mono conversion too - but for me the colour version makes this stand out. Great work.
Good luck with the sleep over could be a late night.
Regards Richard.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
22 May 2009 9:04AM
Colour for me Paul,hope you are well and I hope you have a good party...is your I-Pod ready.
Tom.
andy_AHG 8 106 6 United Kingdom
22 May 2009 9:21AM
Lovely shot. Definitely v1 for me. The colours work really well.

11 year olds are no problem... just wait till you have 15 year olds having a sleep over!

Andy
johnjrp 13 432 5 Australia
22 May 2009 9:28AM
Colour version for me. Very nice. John
Ian-Munro 9 200 15 Wales
22 May 2009 9:29AM
Great stuff mate, a real nice change.Quite refreshing.

Ian
Eightball 10 14 United Kingdom
22 May 2009 9:31AM
Love both versions, they both work for me. I have an 11 year old daughter too so I can totally sympathise with you tonight, good luck!
LesF 10 182 9
22 May 2009 9:54AM
Two fine shots Paul, colour edges it, like the f/g

LesF
Hanners Plus
11 875 10 Ireland
22 May 2009 10:23AM
good shot, love the mono too Smile
Landlord 10 25 1 Scotland
22 May 2009 11:02AM
Colour for me.
Excellent work, right up there with the standards you set.
Phil_Restan 11 280 9 England
22 May 2009 12:14PM
Colour is a quality shot and I like the mono so I'll sit on the middle ground and go for both
Regds
Phil
Phil_Morgan 10 182 1 Wales
22 May 2009 12:19PM
Colour all the way Paul. Welcome backSmile

Phil.
User_Removed 9 78 1 United Kingdom
22 May 2009 4:01PM
Good Luck ( I used to move out Smile )and colour for me

Dave
GrahamNobles 9 9 4 England
22 May 2009 5:02PM
That's a beautiful composition, Paul.
Graham
chris-p Plus
11 65 England
22 May 2009 7:07PM
Good luck and i used to move out too Smile
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
22 May 2009 8:11PM
v1 for me, like this alot. BTW you are gonna need more than luck Tongue lesley
pmorgan 10 217 13 England
22 May 2009 9:33PM
Thanks everyone!!!!!

Turned out to be 8 kids in all! BBQ over, all watching a DVD now, so I get 5mins peace!

Rgds
Paul
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
22 May 2009 9:39PM
well that is just my cup of tea........

linda
d3looo 8 16 1 Slovakia
22 May 2009 10:12PM
Good job you got your camera Wink Great capture and nice to see your shot again Smile

Pavol
wyatturp 11 2 England
23 May 2009 8:33PM
V1has a nice feel to the picture , hows the back Smile

Doug
elkiebrooks 14 83 5 United Kingdom
24 May 2009 8:27PM
Cracking image Paul. A good change form the sea scapes you're famous for. Hope you survived the sleep over and I'll see you on your return to work.
sketch 10 1.5k United Kingdom
25 May 2009 9:04AM
Colour for me too

sarah x
rusmi 13 37 1 United Kingdom
25 May 2009 12:45PM
V1 but both stunning!

Tom
Jou©o 13 56 Finland
25 May 2009 6:44PM
good to have you back, Paul...........

Jouko
NEWMANP Plus
9 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
26 May 2009 1:09PM
welcome home.
lovely early summer tones.
Phil
iwool 10 6
31 May 2009 1:28AM
The 50/50 split does not work for me, sorry paul.

The very strange almost artificial light on the reads in the foreground also does not work.

I enjoy your work but this is not your usual standard.

Sorry if this offends but its my honest opinion. And I welcome the same feedback on my work!

Ian Woolcock
martinl 13 266 2 United Kingdom
31 May 2009 7:17PM
Lovely but needs the colour for me.
Smile
dazzaman 10 631 England
8 Aug 2009 10:46PM
ill make it 100 for you mate. a stunner paul
daz

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