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Alesund Winch

By pamelajean
Winch: "A mechanical device used to pull in (wind up) or let out (wind out) or otherwise adjust the tension of a rope or cable. In its simplest form, it consists of a spool (winch drum) and attached hand crank."
Well, I think this is the simplest form! Found in Alesund, Norway. I had hoped to get a brochure picture of these buildings' reflections, but the conditions weren't perfect enough and I only had one chance.
V2 is an alternative viewpoint.
V3 shows the winch in context.
V4 is an aerial view of Alesund.

Thanks for having a look,

Tags: Norway Winch Landscape and travel Alesund

Voters: newy17, gossyboy, KBan and 88 more

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newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 6:20PM
Nicely composed and captured,

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gossyboy 10 460 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 6:22PM
Really nice images...............
Sezz 13 617 15 England
17 Jun 2008 6:28PM
A great set of pictures Pamela, I particularly like V4 for the birdseye view.

glyndwr 10 66 10 Wales
17 Jun 2008 6:31PM
I like V3 best. The reflections of the colourful buildings on the water looks great.

17 Jun 2008 6:32PM
Version 4 is absolutely superb stunning.. love that aerial perspective and verities of coloured Buildings..

all beautiful composed.. and love the perspective of the old pully against the buildings.. !! old/new..

Nikki ! Smile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
17 Jun 2008 6:33PM
THIS is a great series of reportage, etc. #1 is the best but it has a great supporting cast!
Also, #1 uses selective focus and shows a sense of depth VERY SKILLFULLY!

Shutterbybaby 10 529 England
17 Jun 2008 6:35PM
I agree with Glyndwr Smile
MalcolmM Plus
12 889 5 Scotland
17 Jun 2008 6:38PM
Lovely set of images. Nos 1 & 4 shade it for me. Picturesque place.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2008 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 6:39PM
Oooh, that was quick!
Thankyou so much, glad you like them.
Jenn, you have a way with words!
graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 6:48PM
I Like them All But award Go's to V2 Well done

Couple of Mods for you Not Better just Diff !!

And Postcard From Betty ( :
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
17 Jun 2008 6:50PM
Super images, but V.4 is simply the best for me. Carol
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1918 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 6:55PM
This set exemplifies the virtues of the multiple upload facility, exploring a subject, building up the 'bigger picture'. Very nicely done. I favour V1 for the strength of the composition. Not an easy subject but you've given so much here.
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
17 Jun 2008 6:57PM
You make life so difficicult for us amateurs to choose. They all look damn good to me. However I do like the overhead aspect in V4. It is very well composed indeed.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
17 Jun 2008 7:06PM
A great winch and a nice view of Alesund

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 7:20PM
Your sensitivity for critical shot selection has worked a treat here, #1 being the outstanding image for me; the supporting cast is very strong, with #2 and #3 to give scale and perspective - and of course #4 for general context. The colours are superb under that cool northern light.
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 7:22PM
What a wonderful set of pictures.

17 Jun 2008 8:12PM
We've just been there (last week) - you've made some really good images.

MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 8:23PM
I love 1,2 and three because of the wonderful blue skies, but No4 gets my vote looks like a model village
KKmoments 11 12 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 8:37PM
I guessed this was yours, you have a way of portraying the everyday into something really eyecatching/unusual... personal faves are #1 but #4 is something else... so colourful and picturesque... Karen Smile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 8:42PM
These are lovely, I like them all!

GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 8:54PM
Super colourful shot and great composition.
Thanks for your great comment on my pic it did make me smile... in a nice way of course.
Marilyn x
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
17 Jun 2008 9:04PM
All images are crisp sharp beauties. v3 for a complete composition, the surroundings and the winch. Excellent work Pamela and nice camera.
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
17 Jun 2008 9:10PM
Such a magnificient series, so well done.
17 Jun 2008 9:43PM
A nice set of photos, hope you had as good a time as we did in Norway

DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
17 Jun 2008 9:57PM
All four are stunning captures, but I prefer V4 because, with the man standing next to it, you can see the size of that wonderful winch.
Amazing colours, detail, DoF & composition in all of them.
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
17 Jun 2008 10:09PM
Great set, lovely colours, looks a great place.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2008 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 10:38PM
I'm absolutely delighted with your feedback on these. I've been saving them to upload for a while now. I agree that the versions option can be very useful for a series like this.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
17 Jun 2008 10:44PM
Super composition. - gary
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 10:47PM
superb set of shots...
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
18 Jun 2008 12:07AM
It makes me think of all the assorted items this winch would wind up or down !!! It is nice to see it has been ''preserved'' and not removed.Good detailed images Pamela.And Alesund looks very picturesque. ( I just wonder if my Father had been there !!)
Rogerex 11 32 12 Australia
18 Jun 2008 1:59AM
An interesting place. I like all of these. The building styles are fascinating.
JudeC 11 6 3 England
18 Jun 2008 6:31AM
Four great images - V2 for me - Jude.
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2008 7:55AM
four lovely scenes Pamela, love the light and colours,
18 Jun 2008 8:21AM
Plentiful reactions leaving little else to say but well done. V1 & V4 caught my eye in particular.
Smile Lucy
phil_j 11 134 4 England
18 Jun 2008 9:22AM
I saw something along these lines at Bristol Docks recently, and wondered how would be the best way to capture it, well now I know!!.
If only I can get back there again now to try to get a shot as good as this.

Superb Pamela.

GeorgeRusky 12 1 4
18 Jun 2008 5:57PM
Hi Pamela
Every shot is good on it's own. I personally love the forth better.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2008 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2008 6:50PM
I appreciate your feedback, many thanks.
Paree 13 616 3
18 Jun 2008 11:23PM
each of these pictures is charming and quite delightful
brilliant work
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 7:24AM
A beautiful series. I really like No. 4 with the patterns of the houses and the water meandering between them.

Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
19 Jun 2008 11:13AM
Like the 4 of them Pamela,no.3 because you can see how it was used on the dock wall,lovely set.
imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 1:36PM
saw this winch and it reminded me of the same thing i uploaded nearly a year ago, it was one found at the docks in Bridgwater Sommerset, I've done a mod for you where I have tried a technique that i have been dying to try, where you make the scene look like a model village, I'll leave wether it has worked in your hands..Smile
sandrish 14 36 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 7:33PM
All the images are wonderful, with superb colour and clarity. V4 is quite stunning and unique.

piccy 11 8 Wales
19 Jun 2008 10:43PM
I like the aerial view - always wanted to visit Norway.
19 Jun 2008 10:51PM
V4 is like a jig saw, wonderful, also the reflections are so beautiful
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 7:46PM
I love version 4 reminds me of a townscape that Lowrie would have painted but no people ! I would have this on my wall happily !
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 10:31PM
They are all fantastically composed, and exposed photos. Excellent work
abtuie 13 7
21 Jun 2008 12:18AM
Brilliant compositions once again, Pamela, no 1 my favourite.

Pegon 12 78 1 England
21 Jun 2008 2:55PM
A cracking set of shots Pamela. I love 1 and 4.
davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2008 3:33PM
Fine series, Pamela. My fave is the aerial shot in V4.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
21 Jun 2008 3:36PM
Great photography here Pamela, well done.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
21 Jun 2008 5:13PM
A fabulous series Pamela, versions 2 and 3 are my personal favourites because of the array of colours and the composition
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2008 2:35PM
Great series.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2008 9:30AM
Superb, superb, superb and superb!
steveb 13 343 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2008 7:34PM
Well taken, My favourites are 1 and 4
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2008 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2008 6:51PM
Many thanks !

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