On your Marks!

By woolybill1

The river Wear at Durham Racecourse.
Despite four years at Durham University and frequent and regular visits to the city ever since I had only once walked upstream of the city on. this side of the river, and never this far. As we walked and chatted I couldn’t help noticing the two chaps on the other side astride their mowers and became convinced that they were about to line up for a race, hence my title. As I was changing lenses the eight hove into view and completed the composition.
I can not explain the large black frame - it had gone when we went back to check a month later - but there are lots of goal posts and cricket sight-screens dotted about the sports field where there is more work under way so it could be games-related - perhaps something to do with marking out the cricket pitch. In any case, it was there at the time.
Thanks for all votes and comments in the last few days, also to Philip for his UA and Ian Gilmour for the GEA: all are greatly appreciated and valued.
Thanks for looking.

Tags: Landscape Castle Sports Black and white Cathedral Cityscape Rowing club Durham racecourse Rowing eight

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cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
25 Apr 2022 7:52AM
A fine landscape 😁
kaybee 18 8.2k 27 Scotland
25 Apr 2022 7:55AM
Almost like a focusing point.
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
25 Apr 2022 7:57AM
11 5.3k 128 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2022 8:02AM
A familiar setting and one which you have captured perfectly. Lots to sit back and enjoy with interest throughout.

Thanks for sharing Bill.

Regards Nathan
Jasper87 Plus
12 3.0k 162 England
25 Apr 2022 8:11AM
The sky makes such a difference too. Well-balanced with so much going on. Well worth a ‘rose’.
James124 Plus
7 49 51 Portugal
25 Apr 2022 8:30AM
Super photo, Bill. I like the diagonals from the cathedral-bandstand-boat and from the castle on the right, which cross at the mowers.
Coulsd also be called "The motley Crew" Wink
DaveRyder Plus
8 6.3k 14 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2022 8:39AM
Splendid view of Durham Bill.

It was somewhere around their in the 1979 I participated in the Durham 25yd out door shoot.
Hard to believe now we where allowed to discharge firearms in the area, all be it 0.22mm.
Where I got my first medal
25 Apr 2022 8:41AM
A lovely capture in mono, Bill.

25 Apr 2022 8:58AM
I think the black frame is most probably a StarGate, a portal leading to eldritch dimensions... or Shotton Colliery perhaps.
ZenTony Plus
6 13 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2022 9:06AM
Super detailed image Bill and so well composed.
25 Apr 2022 9:20AM
Wonderful mono Bill - love the composition, tones & dynamic of the image
25 Apr 2022 10:01AM
Lovely mono Bill

Joe Smile
Chinga Plus
11 68 3 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2022 10:10AM
Impressive view. Beautiful composition,
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
25 Apr 2022 10:40AM
Brilliant processing, Bill and so much varied life captured in one frame.

John Smile
25 Apr 2022 11:07AM
The frame looks correct for marking ouy a penalty area on a pitch, if the light area denotes the goal, I would say Hockey, Bill, or, it could be the viewfinder for a giant buried camera GrinGrinGrin

Lovely slice of City life, and so well captured and processed.

TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
25 Apr 2022 11:08AM
A fine and well captured image, Bill, quite a different scene we're used to seeing of Durham 👍🏻 Like it 😃
Trev 😀
25 Apr 2022 12:36PM
Great interesting image.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
25 Apr 2022 2:01PM
So much to see and all so well captured. A beautiful image, much like a postcard. Love the sky and low clouds too.
Fefe Plus
10 73 41 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2022 3:38PM
Excellent comp!
saltireblue Plus
12 13.0k 82 Norway
25 Apr 2022 5:05PM
Every detail and element of this composition is just perfect, Bill. Did I mention the processing? That too...
SlowSong Plus
13 10.3k 30 England
25 Apr 2022 5:09PM
So many interesting layers.
gpimages Plus
11 79 3 England
25 Apr 2022 7:05PM
Super shot Bill - very nicely processed.
Graham Wink
SUE118 Plus
14 8 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2022 7:54PM
Fantastic capture and I love it in B and W. Superb.
manicam 18 44 1 Canada
25 Apr 2022 8:01PM
Awesome 🤩
AlfieK Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2022 8:42PM
Superb clarity throughout the image. Nice one, Bill.
cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2022 11:01PM
Superb image, capture, processing, the whole thing.

JuBarney Plus
11 36 5 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2022 9:12AM
A really beautiful composition and capture

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