Wor Cuddy

By mrswoolybill
English translation of title Our Cuthbert.
Local lad Admiral Cuthbert 'Cuddy' Collingwood looking out over the mouth of the River Tyne, as viewed from Tynemouth Priory.
As every self-respecting Geordie knows, Collingwood was the man who actually defeated the French at the Battle of Trafalgar he took command after Nelson was shot.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Black and white Landscape and travel

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Comments


gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
14 Nov 2013 8:25AM
He does look out over the countryside from a great vantage point, a nice strong mono Moira. - gary

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Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
14 Nov 2013 8:39AM
Like the gritty processing and square crop here Moria, works for me
Regards Richard
mikbee 8 3 8 Scotland
14 Nov 2013 8:44AM
I knew that Collie took over from Nelson Moira.
I never learned it at school though.
Bill mentioned it on a previous upload a couple of weeks ago.
Proof that you are never too old to learn !!
Mick.
franken Plus
13 3.7k 4 Wales
14 Nov 2013 8:47AM

Quote:Like the gritty processing and square crop here Moria, works for me
Regards Richard



I agree.

Ken
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
14 Nov 2013 9:07AM
... and I thought he was one of the heroes of the 2006/07 Ashes series in Australia!! Grin

Also found out that 'Collingwood' means 'wood of disputed ownership'.

Like the gritty and contrasty presentation, Moira, and the left placement of the statue in the square format is spot on. If I come back to an image more than once it's got to be worth an award.

Dave
14 Nov 2013 9:08AM
My favourite of the three graveyard shots. The limited depth of field works very well as does the composition.
Linda
mrswoolybill Plus
9 840 1372 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 9:13AM
Wow, thanks Dave for the GEA, and thanks to everyone for your comments and votes this morning.
This was taken looking south from the castle promontory, across to the other side of the river mouth; unlike the last couple of days' uploads which looked east. Hence the different light on the gravestones.
Moira
Fefe Plus
4 21 31 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 9:32AM
Great image Moira!
Diane
14 Nov 2013 9:46AM
Looking South... I wonder if he could see the Monkey Hangers from there ?
Great processing, Moira, and I concur with Linda... the best of the three.


Alan
14 Nov 2013 9:51AM
Two plans with two material evidence of the existence stopped in time... clearly underline with the contrast.
Respect.
Z
SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
14 Nov 2013 10:08AM
Yes, I do like this one, overlooking the town. Lots of depth, superbly composed and well balanced.
x
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
14 Nov 2013 10:42AM
Excellent juxtaposition Moira and mono !!!
Ron
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
14 Nov 2013 12:49PM
Even in death a commanding figure.
AnneWorner Plus
8 620 43 United States
14 Nov 2013 1:40PM
John has started to use my heavy Olympus with the 12-60 zoom lens - it's not a long lens like the one you are using. But he is so taken with it because he can stand in one spot and get different compositions Smile
I see in the progression of these that you have moved back further and further. Will there be another even wider view?
I don't know that I have a favorite yet. My first strange thought when I saw this was "the dead waking over the living below" - don't know where that came from - thoughts just sometimes pop into one's head.

Anne
14 Nov 2013 2:23PM
I think I like this best thus far - nice to hear about Collingwood, I have an American friend into Naval Hisotry who keenly shares your view! steve
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 17 10 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 2:29PM
Great mono image Moira, your best of the 3Smile


Cliff
mrswoolybill Plus
9 840 1372 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 2:54PM

Quote:I see in the progression of these that you have moved back further and further. Will there be another even wider view?

Wider angle coming tomorrow but not with this lens.
An not b&w either...
Cheers folks.
Moira
14 Nov 2013 2:55PM
My fav' of the series Moira, great image and an interesting piece of History. I hope I'm asked that question in a quiz some time Smile

John Smile
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
14 Nov 2013 4:11PM
I knew his statue would come in useful for somebody one day.Spot on Moira. I wonder if he was named after Collingwood Terrace in Haltwhistle.
14 Nov 2013 4:13PM
An excellently composed image, Moira, and taken at the right time of day to get the light catching the gravestones Smile
Trev Smile
Another great use of a lens Moira, the next will be a revelation I'm sure.

Dougie
Nigeve1 Plus
2 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 8:09PM
Really superb Moira, very well composed, works really well in square and top processing.
Nigel
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
14 Nov 2013 8:33PM

Quote:Really superb Moira, very well composed, works really well in square and top processing.
Nigel

I do agree with Nigel.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
15 Nov 2013 5:23AM
A lovely mood and a great depth with the background details

Peter
15 Nov 2013 8:55AM
superb!
16 Nov 2013 12:20PM
Wonderful processing, well thought and composed.
Congratulations.
annettep38 Plus
4 217 36 Costa Rica
16 Nov 2013 5:26PM
I like the gritty textures here. Do you know Jean Anglade? His novel "Les Mains au dos" springs to mind seeing your cemetery impressions.
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
19 Nov 2013 11:10AM
strong mono processing- PERFECT
Potra 2 Venezuela
25 Nov 2013 4:07AM
Spectacular shot. So well crafted and composed, it has me looking over and over again.
M

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