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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

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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
10 1.3k 123 England
22 May 2009 8:02AM
It takes skill to make such an appealing image from such a "mundane" scene. Colour for me please.
22 May 2009 8:03AM
Both superb Paul, but the colour for me just pips it, good luck for tonight mate Smile
Mark
BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 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 9 England
22 May 2009 8:15AM
Very beautiful
Mandy
Alan_Coles 10 177 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 10 112 4 England
22 May 2009 9:01AM
Colour for me Paul. Best of luck with the party.

Alan
angej 11 477 United Kingdom
22 May 2009 9:01AM
B&W for me PaulSmile
Ange
Richsr Plus
9 90 223 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 7 106 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 12 432 5 Australia
22 May 2009 9:28AM
Colour version for me. Very nice. John
Ian-Munro 8 200 15 Wales
22 May 2009 9:29AM
Great stuff mate, a real nice change.Quite refreshing.

Ian
Eightball 9 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 9 182 9
22 May 2009 9:54AM
Two fine shots Paul, colour edges it, like the f/g

LesF
Hanners Plus
10 875 10 Ireland
22 May 2009 10:23AM
good shot, love the mono too Smile
Landlord 9 25 1 Scotland
22 May 2009 11:02AM
Colour for me.
Excellent work, right up there with the standards you set.
Phil_Restan 10 280 9 Scotland
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 8 78 1 United Kingdom
22 May 2009 4:01PM
Good Luck ( I used to move out Smile )and colour for me

Dave
GrahamNobles 8 9 4 England
22 May 2009 5:02PM
That's a beautiful composition, Paul.
Graham
chris-p Plus
10 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 9 217 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 7 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 10 2 England
23 May 2009 8:33PM
V1has a nice feel to the picture , hows the back Smile

Doug
elkiebrooks 13 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 9 1.5k United Kingdom
25 May 2009 9:04AM
Colour for me too

sarah x
rusmi 12 35 1 United Kingdom
25 May 2009 12:45PM
V1 but both stunning!

Tom
Jou©o 12 56 Finland
25 May 2009 6:44PM
good to have you back, Paul...........

Jouko
NEWMANP Plus
8 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
26 May 2009 1:09PM
welcome home.
lovely early summer tones.
Phil
iwool 9 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 12 265 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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