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Two red pegs

By AnnChown  
A quick upload this morning as I'm hoping to get to Great Dixter this morning, thunderstorms permitting.
We came across this deserted crofthouse on a back road passing through moorland outside of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.
Thanks for your time and for any suggestions and/or criticisms.

Just looking at this again, I see a bit of haloing around the chimney and roof, so I've uploaded another version. Hmmm

Tags: General Architecture Isle of lewis Landscape and travel Outer hebrides Humour and fun

Voters: helenlinda, mrswoolybill, morpheus1955 and 46 more

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helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 8:33AM
I like this Ann - well focussed on those two pegs SmileSmile

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 8:35AM
Perfect. A little sign of homely domesticity in a wilderness.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 8:41AM
Fantastic image Ann, perfect dof and the colours are great love it Smile

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 8:47AM
Excellent use of depth of field Ann.

Ray42 10 3 England
27 Jul 2012 8:51AM
A great shot - used the dof to very good effect
jdinne 15 16 England
27 Jul 2012 8:55AM
Great image Ann, V1 I like.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
27 Jul 2012 9:01AM
Have just read a book called " The Lewis Man" by Peter May in which the conditions and landscape of Lewis and Harris is marvellously portrayed, and this image fits in so well with the descriptions of the situation there.
Many deserted and decaying homesteads scattered over the landscape.
Difficult to pick between the two versions, but the crisper V 1 possibly just makes it for me.

(PS. "The Lewis Man" is the second book of a trllogy, the first being "The Bleak House"...........good stories and worth a read.....R)
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 9:03AM
V2 for me, Ann. Nothing to do with the haloing, which I hadn't noticed, just the feeling that the red wall in V1 is just a touch too sharp and conflicts with the stars of the show Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 9:04AM
A stunning capture, in probably the most photographed location in the UK. Simply superb, an almost 'Land that time forgot'.

Regards Nathan
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
27 Jul 2012 9:12AM
I wonder how long those pegs have been hanging there, Ann? Enjoy Great Dixter, a wonderful place to visit. Carol
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 9:55AM
V2 for me too Ann, nicely captured.
Pin sharp...sorry about that Ann, Sad

I think I prefer the softer of the two, but on the other hand maybe...


PS I've never been to Great Dixter is there a less great version too?
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 10:48AM
V2 for me .... you now have me also thinking about white borders ... mmmmmm
KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
27 Jul 2012 11:17AM
I think i prefer V2 today also. But both are excellent.


Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 11:59AM
Love the composition and the colour contrasts in the BG. IB
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
27 Jul 2012 12:35PM
A statement of current conditions, of desertion and dereliction... or an exercise in selective focus and composition. A thinking image, Ann, and very effective, and v2 for me.

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
27 Jul 2012 1:07PM
V2 for me as its just easier on the eye. - gary
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 2:27PM
Great shot Ann, and the way the two pegs are the main focus...very smart!
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 2:29PM
Well spotted. V2 gets my vote.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
27 Jul 2012 3:55PM
Would not have noticed anything amiss here Ann.
Good grotty shot.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
27 Jul 2012 4:23PM
Yep...V2 works better for me. Not because of any haloing (I didn't notice any but maybe I don't have a very discerning!) but V2 is just nice and soft, s'all.

And those are two very knackered pegs, aren't they!

Well shot, Ann Smile

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 4:30PM
My feelings have been echoed by several comments above. I thought V1 was fine until I saw V2, more subtle and the pegs seem to stand out better too.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
27 Jul 2012 5:05PM
Beautifully seen and composed. Those pegs are just so right against this old hut. Excellent.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
27 Jul 2012 5:18PM
The empty pegs tell all---
V2 speaks to me better!
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 5:27PM
Hmmm, V2 for me. Not that I have anything against haloes, you understand.
27 Jul 2012 6:13PM
V2 is excellent Ann, smashing piece of work.

John Smile
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 7:03PM
V2 for me Ann, just love that composition..
Love the atmosphere & the selective focusing works a treat excellent
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2012 10:09AM
This image is so much more than the sum of its component parts conveying as it does lives once lived there. Very clever. Both versions work.
28 Jul 2012 11:27AM
A brilliant bit of thinking and creativness. Nice depth of field.

Nice one.


pascalg Plus
10 37 France
29 Jul 2012 5:23AM
well thought out
excellent work in #1
fazzer 8 54 7 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 6:27PM
v1 for me,nice thought provoking shot
VivienO 8 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 9:15PM
Excellent composition and do Ann. Has a great sense of atmosphere and timeless quality.
Notice you mention visiting Great Dixter that day - bet the gardens are even more lush than usual with all the rain.

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