Ancient & Modern

By mrswoolybill
York city walls reflected in the windows of a modern office block. Bill photographed the reflections too, but I spotted them first!
V1 is my favourite, but in the other two I like the effect of double glazing on the white railings.
Here's a link to Bill's version.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Architecture Specialist and abstract

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colmar 14 42 35 Scotland
19 Feb 2010 7:52AM
Now do i get in the middle here and .... or do I sit on the fence ....

Well spotted and captured I do like the subtle differences in this version from you both Smile


barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2010 8:00AM
Do I detect a bit of rivalry here ?
Love these ...all of them
V1 gets the vote today
pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2010 8:13AM
you win Moira! top shot always looking for reflections myself and you have the cracker of all crackers
nefaman 16 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2010 8:18AM
I love everything about this shot Moira.(v1)
BreadandShutter 12 16 7 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2010 8:20AM
very arty Smile
fraser 17 631 14 Scotland
19 Feb 2010 8:24AM
Excellent set of images - V1 is top notch.
VIKI 15 18 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2010 8:24AM
Excellent Moira. Great title too!!!!!!!
clicknimagine Plus
11 913 105 India
19 Feb 2010 8:32AM
very very artistic, lovely compositions...
Cor 12 Belgium
19 Feb 2010 8:42AM
V1 > Top!
morpheus1955 15 3 2 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2010 8:42AM
Excellent set of images, very well taken, for me I think its probably V1.

baclark 12 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2010 8:49AM
Definitely V1 for me. Great to see how you both take the same view differently. I tend to go in close my hubbie tends to like his wide angles. Super reflections, good to see you both in the shots and what great light.
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2010 8:50AM

Quote:I spotted them first!


CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
19 Feb 2010 9:05AM
Fabulous work, Moira. Carol
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
19 Feb 2010 9:13AM
Three great shots but I am not getting into the who's shot is best thing. - gary
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
19 Feb 2010 9:14AM
"sublime, forcément sublime" Duras
maggieh 13 4 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2010 9:18AM
Wonderful set - I agree with you V1 is superb an the colours with different tones are very pleasing. I checked Bill's image - you can't keep a good man down! However I think you get my vote!
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
19 Feb 2010 9:18AM
the whole set (+ Bill's version thank you for the link : missed this !) is
un régal pour les yeux, #1 is perfect, but #3 has a je ne sais quoi... Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2010 9:20AM
Well thank you everyone, and thanks in particular to Pascal for his UA. We spent a weekend in York a few weeks ago, and were lucky with the light. A couple more uploads to come...
danbrann 17 640 17
19 Feb 2010 9:29AM
Even that hat is getting into the pictures now. I thought it was just the gloves you found however it didn't prevent you from taking this fine shot.
User_Removed 14 485 13 England
19 Feb 2010 9:36AM
superb superb superb ... on my shortlist

bliba Plus
16 2 Austria
19 Feb 2010 9:42AM
very clever it
ChiliMan 15 135 17 Singapore
19 Feb 2010 9:48AM
VERY well spotted and shot, Moira! Presented to perfection too, really.

rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
19 Feb 2010 9:48AM
Superb images and a wonderful opportunity Moira. Wonderwall ! Ron.
nickyv32 14 135 England
19 Feb 2010 9:50AM
Great set, love the pose in No 1 complete with hat !! I see the domestics are still going on !!
Uploaded a spacious Robin for you

Nicky Wink
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2010 10:11AM
Interesting self portraits, glad you did not leave Bill out though, I believe he saw it first!!!!!!!!
jools59 12 4 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2010 10:45AM all these Moira....hard to choose a fav...well spotted and captured.....Jools Smile
GillyB 16 317 8 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2010 11:16AM
Very clever photography .... well done Smile

jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
19 Feb 2010 11:20AM
Great with the distorted reflections

Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
19 Feb 2010 11:43AM
The distortion is so well placed in all of these. I agree v1 is tops but v3 certainly places right up there.
DiegoDesigns 15 117 6 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2010 11:51AM
An excellent set of images, but V1 is my favourite too... Dave
Richsr 14 91 223 England
19 Feb 2010 12:29PM
Fine set of squares and reflections Moria, all work well.
Regards Richard
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
19 Feb 2010 12:32PM
I always recall these distorted window reflections we came across on you and Bills visit here.I put one in a club comp'.The cheeky sod of a judge deducted points as it was, ''all too easy to do it in photoshop'' !! Good set here Moira,but I bet that judge would tell you, ''pity the white railings are not straight'' !!
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2010 1:07PM
fab shots esp v1, how wonderful it looks with the top two frames filled with the railings , just in the right place for the break, well seen and captured Moira

davey_griffo 12 213 165 England
19 Feb 2010 1:41PM
Trouble is, Bill uploaded 1st, which makes yours look like the copy. Backstabber!! Smile

I prefer V1 too. You have more detail from the buildings in the reflection, as you have a straighter shot.

I hope you weren't refering to the chap on the right in V3, when you were thinking of the ancient part of your title? If that's Bill, that's especially cruel, & likely to fuel the feud. Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2010 1:47PM
That's what I like Dave - pour oil on troubled waters and then set fire to it... Wink
I was afraid someone might take the Ancient bit as referring to me.
davey_griffo 12 213 165 England
19 Feb 2010 1:49PM
I'm much too much of a gent to insult a lady. Besides, I usually get slapped. Must have that sort of face, I suppose. Sad
SlowSong Plus
13 9.9k 30 England
19 Feb 2010 2:17PM
Top shots Moira. Looks like you pushed Bill out of the way to get the better framing, but I cannot show favouritism at this moment in time. Smile
Sezz 16 619 15 England
19 Feb 2010 2:18PM
Really lovely work Moira, all of them! V1's pretty special though Smile

Sarah *
jonwebber 13 4 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2010 2:38PM
A race, was it? OK you won. Like the pictures also, and V1 does it.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
19 Feb 2010 2:54PM
Like v1 best1
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
19 Feb 2010 3:21PM
3 great images, creative too.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
19 Feb 2010 3:34PM
Excellent images. Love them all. .........Sandy
Neeka 12 16 Wales
19 Feb 2010 4:14PM
Sheesh......I love your work Moira! Great set of images....all those lines and squiggles.....and what wonderful light!!!!
[Me thinks I shall stay out of the Bill/Moira feud Smile]
glyndwr 14 103 10 Wales
19 Feb 2010 4:34PM
Another great Woolybill observation.

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
19 Feb 2010 5:16PM
Brilliant set, Moira, really like it. Each time I go to York, I try to look for something different to photograph that I haven't shot before, but I just don't have the eye for things like this! Well done.
TrevB Smile
19 Feb 2010 6:06PM
I like this little set Moira, very nice work.

John Smile
19 Feb 2010 6:26PM
Excellent set of images Moira - like them all, but V1 is extra special !

Well done
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2010 6:27PM
Well seen and well photographed.

TyChee Plus
16 275 1 United States
19 Feb 2010 6:28PM
Wow! Excellent set. V1 is my favorite.
RockArea 15 18 3 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2010 6:31PM
Very nicely done indeed, Moira. I think v1 is my favourite although they're all good takes. I do like the way it neatly fills the frame.

brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2010 7:03PM
Superb, reflective captures Moira, esp. V3. Just look at them togs! Wink
MickS 16 23 14 England
19 Feb 2010 8:23PM
Watcha Moira,
excellent additions, especially the vines.
GrahamNobles 13 9 4 England
19 Feb 2010 9:23PM
Bloomin' 'eck, had to scroll down a long way for this one. A superb self portrait.
Roly 14 Wales
19 Feb 2010 10:24PM
Good set Moira,V1 for me.
tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2010 1:23AM
Love the way you've cropped these all tight on the panels, wonderful wobbles with the reflections having interesting effects on the brickwork and of course the SF in #1, but no pantomime this time Wink
Rock 19 10 2 England
20 Feb 2010 7:36AM
I must talk to the Council regarding the lack security on our City Walls !

Fine work.

helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2010 9:06AM
Natural montage without any calculations at all - wonderful - v2 is my favourite with the golden sunshine to top it all.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
20 Feb 2010 1:06PM
A wonderful set of images which are so typically off the wall and Woolybillesque
gingerdelight 15 298 11 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2010 4:24PM
Three excellent shots Moira.
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
20 Feb 2010 8:34PM
v1 for me, the comp is spot on. very arty.lesley
Mavis 19 143 2 England
20 Feb 2010 8:56PM
Hmmm we get the ideas Moira and then men take them over and think they thought of them first Smile

Just love you two Smile These are really fine reflections Moira. I'd have called it " The two of us " xxx
Ayelet_A 13 11 3 Israel
20 Feb 2010 9:47PM
Brilliant and creative as your usual best Moira - well spotted indeed!
Love V1.

davidhu 16 19 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2010 11:45AM
Absolutely brilliant Moira, V1 especially. A ready-made montage.
EllieEdge 13 15 42 Norway
23 Feb 2010 8:04PM
Oh I absolutely LOVE these shots!
RobinF 15 83 1 England
24 Feb 2010 12:17PM
These are absolutely brilliant Moira!! Inventive and very original captures. I may have to get you to send me a print when we have finished overhauling 'Frisby Towers, does 'Mrs Woolybill Incorporated' take orders yet?
We foolishly decided to have a new bathroom including a 'power' shower, which led to a new boiler...which led to some re-wiring...which will lead to...who knows? The trouble with having an older property is you always get the feeling the builder is going to say: "Do you mind if we just tear the whole thing down and start again Guv?"

Anyway Love these!
kind regards,
SandraKay Plus
14 233 4 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 6:45PM
Such wonderful light, colours and distortions.

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