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I went to stock up on some yummy Jalapeno Jelly on a berry farm near Swellendam and took a few photos. Thought the cottage had some photographic merit Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.3 - 545.6 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Oct 2012 - 10:57 AM
Focal Length:12.6mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:250
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Labourer's Cottage
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:19 Oct 2012 - 4:40 AM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel
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Votes:60
Voters:gwynn56 · StrayCat · tonyguitar · lesliea · G3 · RysiekJan · NDODS · RonnieAG · WesternRed · SUE118 · jdinne · helenlinda · NaturesHaven · manateevoyager · barbarahirst · Jocelia · Tibetan · morpheus1955 · rayme330 · jennialexander · chrissie3 · Badgerfred · WhiteRose1 · Bickeringbush1 · sable · taggart · ali63 · AnnChown · debu · Brian65 · Rock · Billyray · cabbie · Skeet1Away · fentiger · Philip_H · carper123 · netta1234 · pdcche · Humblebee · pamelajean · sweetpea62 · thedon1941 · abeeror2 · canonfan · accipiter · jaktis · Maiwand · macromal · andylea · CHRISB911 · zapar40 · johnjones · PhillipMinnis · nonur · Vygintas · Mavis · Gypsyman · Bzox · Petrasyuk ·
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Unique Views:103

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StrayCat
StrayCat Plus Member 1116409 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 5:13 AM

Very photogenic Hermanus. Wonderful shot of an atmospheric setting. My wife made jalapeno jelly for the winter, along with many other preserves.Smile That's an excellent composition also Hermanus, well done.

Cheers,
Denny

Last Modified By StrayCat at 19 Oct 2012 - 5:15 AM

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tonyguitar
19 Oct 2012 - 5:25 AM

Wow! What a dreamscape. One could hold up here, play guitar and overdose on spicy jelly and crackers with cheese and wine. TG

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lesliea
lesliea Plus Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
19 Oct 2012 - 5:33 AM

Beautiful image well captured.
Allen, Smile

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RysiekJan
RysiekJan Plus Member 9179 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 - 6:15 AM

I like the contrast between the simple, quaint building and its garden compared to the towering, wild background.

Richard

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44300 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 6:26 AM

A beautiful photograph Herman, captured in a somewhat idyllic setting.

Hope that you enjoyed your Jalapeno Jelly, sounds rather delicious GrinGrinGrin

Regards Nathan

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 6:46 AM

What a delightful setting for the cottage, Herman: lush vegetation and shrubs around and that spectacular mountainside backdrop, the tops wreathed in cloud.
A very nicely composed landscape shot showing off the beauty of the area.
Ronnie.

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WesternRed
WesternRed Plus Member 4WesternRed vcard Australia
19 Oct 2012 - 7:01 AM

Nice bit of processing good colours.
Well done. WesternRed.

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SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 7:31 AM

What super view to have.

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
19 Oct 2012 - 7:33 AM

Wonderful, love the colour, the cloud over the mountains. Greatly composed.

John

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 7:49 AM

A wonderful setting for this intriguing cottage SmileSmile
Helen

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 8:44 AM

jalapeno jelly ..... now you are talking
and yes a very photogenic farm

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Jocelia
Jocelia Plus Member 4Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 8:44 AM

A lovely spot here Herman with everything giving of it's best
for an interesting capture with impact…..

Jocelia……..

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Tibetan
Tibetan  3 England
19 Oct 2012 - 8:54 AM

My first thought on seeing this cottage! was that it was a smokehouse for curing meat looking at the size of the chimney, then I looked at the garden and thought I quite like that, my next thought was it's a roof over your head! yes I could be happy spending some time there! away from it all enjoying the misty mountains, nice one like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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morpheus1955
19 Oct 2012 - 8:58 AM

Wonderful image, great composition, it looks an amazing place to live Smile and the jalapeno jelly sounds delicious Smile

Hugh

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 9:01 AM

Great scene, Herman, love the misty mountain backdrop.

Ray

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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 - 9:41 AM

What a peaceful place to live - lovely image!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 9:47 AM

What a wonderful shape to the cottage and such an idyllic setting. The cloud topping gives a lovely atmosphere and contrast to the vegetation.

Dave

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Bickeringbush1
19 Oct 2012 - 11:17 AM

Thats a great shot

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sable
sable  7 England7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 11:37 AM

What a superb location this cottage seems to be in - it certainly is photogenic -well composed and captured - Elizabeth xx

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 12:32 PM

The view from this cartage would be so interesting and restful-- a sturdy cottage for sure!

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3685 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 3:16 PM

What a scene,it looks very tranquil, a good book & some nice wine would do me just fine.
Ali GrinGrinGrinGrin

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 3:20 PM

It must have been somebody's dream at one time. A great find and well taken!
Ann

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debu
debu  5 India
19 Oct 2012 - 3:48 PM

Great capture.
debu

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Brian65
Brian65  6 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 - 4:27 PM

Very nice shot Herman.
Brian

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Billyray
Billyray  770 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 5:02 PM

An excellent place to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Its a cracking shot with a lovely background of cloud topped mountains.
Ray

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 5:29 PM

An unusual structure which adds additional interest to well captured beautiful scene.

Albert

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carper123
carper123 Plus Member 3414 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 7:08 PM

Wonderful image, superb composition, luv the cloud detail at the top, nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3253 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 7:38 PM

Beautiful image
NettaSmile

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pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 - 8:25 PM

That is one beautiful scenery beyond the cottage Herman, the cottage is also superb, Peter..

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Humblebee
Humblebee  3 England
19 Oct 2012 - 10:20 PM

A powerful image with the towering mountains behind the lovely little cottage and gardens ... Carol Grin

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sweetpea62 Plus Member 5sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 12:19 AM

What a beautiful scene,superb Herman..Lin

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thedon1941
20 Oct 2012 - 12:49 AM

I think we'd all like to be labourers to live in such surroundings. Fabulous shot. Don

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tonyguitar
20 Oct 2012 - 2:34 AM

A well deserved run-away-winner as I suspected it would be up top. A bit of a never-never land. TG

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Sundowner2005
20 Oct 2012 - 3:01 PM

A great photograph Hermanus what a nice place you are very lucky to live near places like this.

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accipiter
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20 Oct 2012 - 5:06 PM

Nice composition and good light. A

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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
20 Oct 2012 - 5:51 PM

An interesting building

Peter

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macromal
macromal  3
21 Oct 2012 - 8:02 AM

This capture has everything Herman....Mal.

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CHRISB911
CHRISB911  954 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 8:38 AM

gets my vote, excellent
best wishes chris

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siandear
siandear  2
21 Oct 2012 - 9:16 PM

This makes you want to be there!

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wenzu78
wenzu78  3 Malta
22 Oct 2012 - 12:10 PM

Good lighting Hermanus.

Way to go.

Wink

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nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 6:49 AM

A delightful image, I love it!

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26 Oct 2012 - 9:06 AM


Quote: Wow! What a dreamscape. One could hold up here, play guitar and overdose on spicy jelly and crackers with cheese and wine. TG

I totally agree . Still looks grand . Wouldn't take much to put it right, wonder though would you get a soaking when the snow melted off the mountains ??

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Flykt
Flykt  3 Sweden
12 Nov 2012 - 10:58 AM

So, so beautiful image! Great work! SmileSmileSmile

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