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War Memorial, Bourton on the Water

By TrevBatWCC    
The War Memorial in Bourton on the Water is situated between the High Street and the River Windrush, not far from the Cotswold Motor Museum, which is just off to the left of the building in V2. Can't decide which I prefer - the willow tree in V1 is rather dominant in the scene, but didn't want to crop off the trunk, and it does partially conceal the red phone box, which in V2 is a bit eye-catching!
Not long now to my next break (which is a week earlier than originally planned) when I'm going to Sandown on the Isle of Wight for a few days. I had booked to stay near Colchester, with outings around Suffolk villages, but as it only attracted 13 people, it got cancelled! Sad The IOW was one of my other choices when I booked, but at the time the weather was rather wet 'n' windy, and thought the crossing of the Solent may be a bit iffy! But it seems to have perked up a bit and is now more Spring-like. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, too, so might just take my cozzie…! Smile

Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 4 and Photoshop Elements 11.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.
Trev Smile

Tags: Gloucestershire War memorial Cotswolds River windrush Landscape and travel Bourton on the water

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ColleenA Plus
5 352 5 Australia
25 Mar 2014 11:24AM
I like them both Trev, the willow tree in V1 adds a specialness to the image...great photography...
What another trip....Grin....are we going to see a selfie of you in your cozzie....I love the IOW, so many great photo opportunities. My camera battery ran flat on arrival there for a day visit so never got one image....lesson learnt

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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
25 Mar 2014 11:44AM
Two more wonderful images, Trev. Can't wait to see the piccy of you in your cozzie on the Isle of Wight Wink Carol
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2014 11:57AM
I'll go for V1 as well, Trev, I simply prefer it!
Can't imagine it being easy to take a 'selfie' with a D7100, unless you take a tripod of course, but the ladies are piling on the pressure already Wink
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2014 11:58AM
I lived and sailed down there for years.lived through appalling weather
no problem with the crossing,,, you will be fine
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1871 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2014 12:11PM
V1 for the veil of weeping willow twigs. What a very peaceful setting for a war Memorial.
25 Mar 2014 12:25PM
Great images Trev, its certainly a beautiful place with lots of photo opportunities. I like both these images so can't pick one over the other.

Mary Grin
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
25 Mar 2014 1:01PM
I do prefer the wider view of V1. That is such a lovely tree. But, two well captured images.
25 Mar 2014 1:07PM
Two superb images, so well composed, taken and presented, Trev!
Have a great time on the IOW - there's so much to see and do there!

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2014 1:10PM
v1 for me as well - enjoy your trip to the IOW SmileSmile
ukgubbi 6 5 India
25 Mar 2014 1:32PM
Excellent shot.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2014 2:12PM
Both images make for great viewing, however like a lot of images we see on ePz they can become cluttered with unwanted junk like signs, bins etc, etc. I might have been inclined to tidy up both images where possible. I.e.: removing the cars, and rubbish bits if possible. Otherwise you have two cracking images that I would love to have captured.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2014 2:27PM
Two superb pictures of this lovely setting Trev. Down here on the Solent at the moment its freezing, and wet. Hope your pools heated.
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2014 4:03PM
Excellent shots Trev love the processing.SmileSmile
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2014 6:27PM
I like both images Trev, great shotsGrinGrin
IOWSmileSmileSmile I am envious......My fave place in the worldGrinGrin....say hello for meSmile
We have been in December, and February and its always been lovely!
psu68 5 1 2 United States
26 Mar 2014 1:53PM
Two more incredible images - difficult to choose a favorite.

Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
28 Mar 2014 8:45PM
Quintessentially English, trev, and the phone box is part of it.

29 Mar 2014 9:57PM
Great images of a beautiful looking place've really done the area justice
Elaine Grin
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
21 Apr 2014 3:44PM
Two beautiful scenes showing us this charming Cotswold village, I like both very much indeed

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