Almost there...

By mrswoolybill
For those of you who have been following the construction of our new Library...
Brand new books were delivered last week, around twice as many as the old library stocked. (The old books will be redistributed around the County's other libraries). Some very classy looking hardware arrived as well.
Opening to the public next week, we'll be there...
V1 is more impressionistic, V2 & V3 are more standard reportage I guess.
Thanks to everyone who visited my portfolio while we were away. I tried to keep track of what was happening on the site but I think Welsh broadband is powered courtesy of a little man shovelling nutty slack into a steam engine somewhere...
Thanks for looking,

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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 8:00AM
V2 for me Moira, lovely capture of the clear perspex and the background is sufficiently blurred not to dominate, but clear enough to give context.

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helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 8:04AM
I'm glad the little man hasn't given up his day job WinkWink
v1 for me here Moira SmileSmile
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
11 Apr 2012 8:20AM
V3 for me, what a mountain of work Smile
tony64 14 204 9 England
11 Apr 2012 8:26AM
I love the smell of new books! So, a whole library full of them? I'm there!
Those computers look snazzy too!
Did you have a nice break?
Pub booked btw!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 8:49AM
Version 2 for me Moira - excellent!

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 8:59AM
Thanks early birds - it's good to be back.
I should add that the colour version of V3 is one of a set of pictures that will form the basis of a feature in the Newcastle Journal at some point in the next couple of weeks - but we don't yet know precisely what will be printed.
11 Apr 2012 9:19AM
Very nice image well taken.
Allen, Grin
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
11 Apr 2012 9:21AM
Its nice to shave been on this journey with you, three great mono's.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
11 Apr 2012 9:32AM
Wonderfully clear b/w images. No messing about, superbly strong tones, and interesting content well composed.
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
11 Apr 2012 9:44AM
A nice little story teller Moira.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 10:13AM
Great photographic journalism, backed up with a great narrative.

Regards Nathan
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
11 Apr 2012 10:29AM
How lucky you are with those stacks of new books! So, I am more inclined to praise V3, not only for photographic reasons, Moira. Great and joyful photo journalism!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
11 Apr 2012 12:08PM
Nice to see you back Moira,and thank you so much for your gift of your award.
I was wondering how the library was getting on,so now I know here.
I am actually developing a fondness for mono,so good set here.
And I think a pic' of that little man shovelling his nutty slack in the steam engine,
would have made an excellent mono shot too !!
ChrisOs Plus
13 2 1 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 1:07PM
Seeing all the abbreviations on the side of the boxes reminds me of an old Bob Monkhouse story: "I picked up a book entitled How to Love, only to discover it was volume 6 of an encyclopedia." Wink

Good reportage.

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
11 Apr 2012 2:16PM
The library will open its doors soon then. How nice to have all new books. Great shots..............Sandy
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
11 Apr 2012 2:18PM
I bet that lady's had one heck of a job sorting and stacking all those books! Welcome back, Moira, and with a great set, too Smile Think V2's my fave Wink
Trev Smile
saltireblue Plus
7 7.7k 33 Norway
11 Apr 2012 2:53PM
Good to see that this journey is nearing a successful conclusion. It seems like only yesterday the first images of the demise of the old library were being presented to us, Moira. This has been a fascinating on-going report from you and mr. wooly.
Look forward to the ending.

11 Apr 2012 3:00PM
Gorgeous mono’s Moira.

LexEquine 11 19 United States
11 Apr 2012 3:31PM
'Three Superb & optimally toned, rendered, & composed monochrome reportage Images,' Moira~

v2, then v3, are my favorites, today~~ Smile

Looks to be a very nice Computer Monitor or dedicated 'Combined Unit '(does not look like an i Mac?? No Apple Logo. Which computer maker is your Library going with?? Just 'food for thought~).

~ Peter

Quote:V2 for me Moira, lovely capture of the clear perspex and the background is sufficiently blurred not to dominate, but clear enough to give context.

Agree with Lynne,, could not put it any better than this. all super but V2 is brill

paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
11 Apr 2012 4:23PM
This will be great to look back on in the future. Paul
11 Apr 2012 6:22PM
A color version is solicited.
11 Apr 2012 6:24PM
A very good continuation of the Saga Moira, but one Day there will nothing but a couple of Tables and a bank of Kindles Smile

John Smile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
11 Apr 2012 6:40PM
Welcome back Smile

I really love V1 here, Moira. That shiny back and little glints from the metal.

You know what? I'd actually forgotten about the library! Bah. So glad you uploaded these.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 7:27PM
Thanks again everyone. Prabhusinha, we'll be photographing there next Monday, I will probably stick to colour then.
Herge88 10 40 4 England
11 Apr 2012 7:54PM
Really like version two, once again good use of mono.

Best Matt
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 9:39PM
I give up on epz tonight its playing up I cant view variants at all and its so time consuming - I like v1 which is a good thing or I would have nowt to say Wink
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
11 Apr 2012 9:39PM
Excellent atmosphere, Moira.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
12 Apr 2012 9:13PM
Interesting to see the latest installment in the library saga Moira. Your intro made me chuckle, I bet Merthyr Boyo gary_d thinks broadband is a piece of machinery used in the coal mines!Wink lol

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