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The tap we love.

By espresso
In our area, like in many other areas of our country, people living in rural areas never had any piped water to their houses. The installation of running water to the houses made a huge difference to the people. I tried to portray the simple life in the rural areas, now much improved by having clean water. I have an image that compliments this one and will upload it tomorrow.

Tags: General Water Tap rural areas

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dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1878 England
12 Jul 2017 7:12PM
This is a brilliant picture, I reckon.

It is simple, with a simple structure. Just enough detail to show that the tap is important, and the dwelling isn't lavish and luxurious, with hte rusty windowframe.

However, the decorative way the paint on the wall is applied suggests care, pride in things being right. the polish of the tap shows that it either very new, or is carefully looked after, treasured.

The glinting highlights make the tap the subject, very clearly.

So that is precisely what you wrote, and precisely what you showed. Success. I wonder what others will say - and i'm amazed that this has been online for nearly 12 hours without any comments at all!
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 784 England
12 Jul 2017 8:05PM
An unconventional composition but it works (for me anyway), and the tap is on an intersection of image thirds if you like that sort of thing.

All my mod does is boost brightness and tweaks the contrast using Levels and Curves.

Perhaps a water drop on the end of the tap may not give the right environmental message but would certainly catch the viewer's eye and highlight the tap.

Another thought, as I scrolled down the page an alternative crop came to mind.
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4268 Canada
12 Jul 2017 8:12PM
Digital art is a category that is close to impossible to Critique in the way that this critique gallery has been set up, mainly as a learning zone.

So though I love it, I wont offer any critique, - it will be quite redundant.
pablophotographer 10 1.9k 411
13 Jul 2017 11:35AM
That takes me back ages!
I do recall those portable metal cans which stored about 3 litres of water and had a small tap and mirror for the morning shave. Or those clay jugs left on the northern window to keep the water cool Smile And it looks just like the installation of a similar tap in our garden at home in 1950's.
Yes it is progress, to turn and tap and save you all the walking up to the source or the fountain...
I see the dialogue establish diagonally with the window. I think though it is somehow irrelevant and although I am a big vertical frame user myself, this time my modification will be a horizontal frame following the direction of the pipe, the sole reason of your picture, the true subject.
In my mod, I increased the exposure, the amount of light and I lowered the contrast.
It looks brand new now, so according to my opinion, it should not be leaking, haha.
Great picture of an object which changed the way of life. Bravo.
pablophotographer 10 1.9k 411
13 Jul 2017 11:47AM
Hello again. This picture made my day today.
To stress the importance of it in life I sharpened my previous picture a bit and used vignette to tone down the pipe and make the tap rather more obvious.
13 Jul 2017 11:42PM
A big thank you to everyone who commented on this image. Pablophotographer, glad I could help to take you back to the "good old days"! When I was a little boy we also had running water at home. In the mornings I used to run to fetch water, and in the afternoons my brother used to run to fetch water. Dudler, I appreciate your kind and positive remarks. I appreciate the mods and can see the difference it make. I'm, however, puzzled that my images are still regarded by some as digital art. The only editing I do is cropping, levels, contrast and enhancing colours. I do not use a computer to create an image, only to tweek and make small adjustments to the image as it comes from the camera. Should anyone have questions as to how I create my images, I'll gladly provide them with the information. At 72 years of age there is too little time left to hoard information - or anything else for that matter. Regards. Bernard

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