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The Cottage

By Valerie1
I was looking through my back files and have never uploaded this because I wasn't sure about it. What do you think?

It is a little unoccupied thatched cottage tucked away on a side road that I came across one day. I liked how the cottage and bike have lots of character from the flaking paint on the windows of the cottage to the old bike with two flat tyres. I have processed the image to try to make it look like one of the very old ones from long ago.

Thank you for the C & C on my last upload. They are very much appreciated.

Any critique welcome.

Tags: General Architecture Bicycle Co down N ireland Digitally manipulated Whitewashed cottage

Voters: nathanwebster, woolybill1, olesya and 29 more

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olesya 15 18 Scotland
14 Apr 2008 8:49PM
I really like it...I would not call the picture "the cottage" though, i think the bike is the main "character"...
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 29 Wales
14 Apr 2008 8:51PM
Lovely tones and comp Valerie.
Lovely capture but, yes, wrong title. The bike will do. But, YES. Wil
GaryBooth 14 34 England
14 Apr 2008 9:33PM
Great shot.. Simple but very effective.

Briwooly 16 454 6 England
14 Apr 2008 9:35PM
Real nice work Valerie like this alot, look great on the wall

14 Apr 2008 10:02PM
Nice capture, well done.

Bodiewil 14 46 Wales
14 Apr 2008 10:08PM
A delightful comp and capture

Take-a-View 18 293 5 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2008 11:15PM
Nice piece of processing that works well for this image.
bayleaf 14 8 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 6:19AM
Super shot.

15 Apr 2008 1:48PM
Excellent image, nice detail I would say this was taken at the Mill Cunningburn Isee you moved my bike
Valerie1 14 68 Northern Ireland
15 Apr 2008 7:44PM
Andy, I promise I didn't touch your bike. I Left everything how I found it.
csr 15 3 England
15 Apr 2008 9:46PM
Sory I've missed everbodies pictures have not been on site for a long time. Due to working long hours at work and home.And problems with new camera (40D) can't open raw images yet't Jpeg only. Nice one looks great
Pegon 16 78 1 England
19 Apr 2008 2:27PM
An excellent capture Valerie, nice tone and presentation.
Valerie1 14 68 Northern Ireland
20 Apr 2008 5:57PM
Thanks everyone for all your comments and clicks. They were very much appreciated.
Valerie Smile
Mavis 20 143 2 England
2 May 2008 8:23AM
A lovely picture you have captured valerie . Pity the bike isn't a bit more decrepid . Not your fault . love the way you have processed torn edges to make it look so old . xx
hebdens 16 5
4 May 2008 9:05AM
quite nostalgic, suits the presentation.
tripodted 16 32 1 Northern Ireland
4 May 2008 10:47PM
Nicely presented shot.
Valerie1 14 68 Northern Ireland
7 May 2008 9:42AM
Thanks Tracy and Ted.

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