The top step

By mrswoolybill
Looking down on a flight of steps at the back of Jesmond Dene Visitor Centre. Taken during our first social meeting with a friend after lockdown.
The last of my little series of bleach bypass simulations – I pushed the desaturation slider quite hard here.
The great advantage of digital over darkroom is that if you push the sliders too far you can push them back again...
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Specialist and abstract Jesmond dene

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bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
14 Aug 2020 8:05AM
very well observed and taken Wink
14 Aug 2020 8:10AM
a perfectly composed shot
square aspect works just right too
Robert51 12 7 124 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2020 8:36AM
Looking at this reminds me of Trigger in Only Fools And Horses. When talking about his broom.
After 20 years as a street cleaner, Trigger claims to be using the very same broom as the day he started. The only caveat, as Trigger proudly boasts, is that “this old broom’s had 17 new heads and 14 new handles in its time.”
Also the shovel with the short handle here has been made for a certain use...

Great shot.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
14 Aug 2020 8:43AM
And no chemicals were used in this transformation 😁
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2020 8:44AM

Quote:Also the shovel with the short handle here has been made for a certain use...

My grandfather was a fanatical gardener. We never went for a drive in the New Forest without a bucket and shovel in the back of the car... Wink
Thanks folks, and good morning.
14 Aug 2020 9:11AM
Ready for the snow and ice...

jacomes Plus
6 28 40 Portugal
14 Aug 2020 9:17AM
It's been an interesting little series Moira, I'm going to have to experiment with this process too.
I like the faded and limited colour palette here, and a still life of ordinary everyday objects taken in situ.
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
14 Aug 2020 9:29AM
Provided for visitors to use? If they cannot contribute to the upkeep in a financially, then a couple of minutes with the broom or shovel is always appreciated.
14 Aug 2020 9:43AM
Leaves.....snow..... dog poo. Got all the bases covered.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 578 England
14 Aug 2020 10:01AM
Sure you haven't been in my garage Moira ? Wink
This technique has worked well to bring out the textures.
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
14 Aug 2020 11:18AM
Ready for every eventuality, except for a flood?
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 784 England
14 Aug 2020 12:00PM
A broom and shovel, too many indicators of hard work Wink
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2020 12:19PM
Excellent composition and content...
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TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
14 Aug 2020 1:24PM
Great viewpoint and capture, Moira, working well in the square format 👍 The shovel to the left reminds me of the one we had when I were a lad. I got sent out to the coal house with the coal scuttle, and armed with the shovel, would have to fill it 😬
Trev 😀
kaybee Plus
17 7.9k 26 Scotland
14 Aug 2020 1:41PM
I bet there are half a dozen workies hanging about doing nothing somewhere close by.
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
14 Aug 2020 1:59PM
Lovely series finale here Moira
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
14 Aug 2020 2:41PM
The textures are shown so well this way.
14 Aug 2020 5:48PM
Oh, Oh, a tripping hazard, great close-up image.

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