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The Umbrella

By James_C
Hi all,
Many thanks for your continued support. Today's upload is just for fun really. I rather liked the way the umbrella stood out through the snow.
Rather sadly the cold weather over the last few weeks has caused a serious crack to appear in one of the butresses of the 15thC Bell Tower. The Bell Tower is a unique feature of Chichester Cathedral as there is no other cathedral in this country to have a seperate tower to house the bells. Scaffolding has been put up to support it for the time being, but the restoration of the tower will cost several million pounds. I shall put up some pictures in the near future.
I hope you like this one.


Tags: Architecture Landscape and travel

Voters: Paul_R, Melanie_M, Glostopcat and 44 more

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Melanie_M 14 168 9 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2010 6:24PM
This just about sums up this winter for a lot of people. You might want to consider cropping down a tad to remove the area of sky, gives even more emphasis to the splash of colour.

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Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
31 Jan 2010 6:27PM
An excellent image which perfectly sums up the winter of 2009/10
Mynett 11 142 6 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2010 6:28PM
That is cool, pardon the pun

James_C 10 36 56 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2010 6:30PM
Good idea Melanie. See v2, which I have created following your comment.

31 Jan 2010 7:04PM
Lovely shot James - V2 for me

Dave_Holdham 10 4 1 Wales
31 Jan 2010 7:12PM
Wonderful seasonal image, v2 is well presented
comma 11 108 6 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2010 7:36PM
fine image
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
31 Jan 2010 7:50PM
This puts winter in a nutshell--- prefer v2'c crop!
wrinkles 11 351 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2010 9:30PM
No2 well seen ,and captured.
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
31 Jan 2010 10:55PM
Great shot James. V2, makes a big good difference..........Sandy
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
1 Feb 2010 11:47AM
I was going to suggest the same crop....makes a huge improvement. I really like this of your best of late.
metro074 10 8 Australia
2 Feb 2010 8:21AM
Super compo. Well done
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
2 Feb 2010 11:01AM
glad to make it 30th James. Brilliant
Cor 10 Belgium
2 Feb 2010 7:35PM
V2 Very GOOD
davidhu 14 19 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2010 8:26PM
Super shot James, ideally suited to the selective colouring technique that you have used. Funnily enough I was going to suggest cropping but I have to say I prefer V1. I know the accepted wisdom is that you should avoid anything light at the edge of the frame but somehow V1 gives more of a feeling of space whereas V2 seems a bit hemmed in by comparison. Anyway it's my pic of the week so it gets the gong.
James_C 10 36 56 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2010 8:39PM
Thank you very much for the gong Dave. It really is very much appreciated and gives me great encouragement. Its very interesting the preferance for v2 and I've been a bit undecided myself - to the point that I have at times wondered whether I should have posted v1 at all. Your preferance for v1 restores my confidence and your gong is a hugh boost to my moral.
Thanks again,

Sezz 15 619 15 England
2 Feb 2010 9:46PM
James, I'm really sorry to hear about the Cathedral that's not good news Sad However your image is delighful, I really like the splash of colour here in this winters scene but I have to say V2 is my preference.

Sarah *
2 Feb 2010 10:34PM
Great image, v2 for me.
gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
5 Feb 2010 12:48PM
I like the near mono with the colour of the people and brolly. - gary
26 Apr 2010 11:59AM
Great image I agree the splash of the colour really makes the picture.

Great capture Smile
tedtoop 8 1 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2012 9:49AM
Another great shot.

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