From the other side

By woolybill1
By far the most famous picture of Durham is of the medieval Cathedral enthroned on its mound above the Old Fulling Mill, the waters of the River Wear rippling over the diagonal weir forming the perfect lead-in to the shot.
This is where that famous view is taken from, and therefore the view that most people fail to notice. I tried to focus on the tripod holes, somewhere on the triangle of grass on the far right, but couldn't quite spot them on an overcast Sunday afternoon.

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hibbz 7 Wales
26 Aug 2011 9:25AM
Beautiful reflection, like the way you put the pink flowers in foreground, I would of cropped some of the trees as you dont need them. Jenny

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mrjes 15 2 United States
26 Aug 2011 9:26AM
Wonderful capture!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
26 Aug 2011 9:32AM
Certainly one of your more ''scenic'' uploads Bill.
Good one.
And I actually saw one tog trying to set his tripod up in the
middle of the High Street among the thronging crowd of the Fringe.
He ended up using it as a ''monopod'' instead !!
Well worth the overnight wait to see this Bill, my award for a beautifully composed and presented image, lovely colour and my favourite reflection. Just love this one my friend, I'd have this on my wall for sure.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 9:44AM
Love the reflections - a wonderful image.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 9:47AM
Great composition and reflections Bill! A wonderful image!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
26 Aug 2011 9:48AM
Terrific clarity and great comp.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 9:49AM
A beautiful tranquil scene with great colours and stunning reflections, and it is perfect just as it is.Smile Carole
stokesy 7 2 Scotland
26 Aug 2011 10:07AM
excellent image, ronnie
Trout_Man 9 1 30 Wales
26 Aug 2011 10:11AM
A very nice composition, good detail and colour throughout Smile Geoff.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 10:27AM
Stunning image Bill, great composition and reflections.

9 10 10 England
26 Aug 2011 10:31AM
Great composition and the reflections are excellent. A very pleasing image.
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
26 Aug 2011 10:35AM
a beautiful view, indeed...
maggieh 9 4 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 10:36AM
Goes to show it pays to go against the crowd sometimes. Stunning.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 10:48AM
I suspect it was a calm day !... fab. image
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
26 Aug 2011 11:31AM's a shame the small beauties are overlooked in the quest for the big things in life. Glad you turned around.
LexEquine 12 19 United States
26 Aug 2011 12:05PM
'Superb & lovely serene scenic image rendering,' Bill. Have a great Weekend. Nicely performed. Congat's on the well-deserved UA.

Ciao~ Peter
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
26 Aug 2011 1:11PM
What a lovely place!
Richsr 11 91 223 England
26 Aug 2011 1:31PM
Good details, colours and reflections Bill, like the narrative too
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
26 Aug 2011 3:02PM
A lovely image Bill. Beautifully captured..............Sandy
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
26 Aug 2011 3:33PM
I must say I did not pick this as one of yours Bill, love the reflections. - gary
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
26 Aug 2011 3:42PM
Not your usual stuff, Bill, but what a cracking capture Smile Wonderful reflections, too, love it Wink
Trev Smile
Herge88 11 40 4 England
26 Aug 2011 3:53PM
This is quite superb Bill, beautuiful reflections.

Best Matt
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 5:02PM
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
26 Aug 2011 5:41PM
Damn those elusive tripod holes. Methinks they're sneakily plugged up with tiny divots.

Utterly beautiful scene, Bill, and good job photographing the "other side".

Andrew Smile
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 6:11PM
Superb reflections here Bill Smile
26 Aug 2011 6:25PM
A time to reflect, and a time to photograph it. Nicely done Bill.

John Smile
Rach1970 9 14 1 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 6:43PM
Fantastic reflection Bill. Well impressed! Smile
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
26 Aug 2011 7:56PM
Great reflections in this fine scene Bill.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
26 Aug 2011 8:18PM
Sorry forgot to comment Bill. For me this is one of the best images you have produced. A cracker indeed.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
26 Aug 2011 8:21PM

Quote:Certainly one of your more ''scenic'' uploads Bill.
Good one.
And I actually saw one tog trying to set his tripod up in the
middle of the High Street among the thronging crowd of the Fringe.
He ended up using it as a ''monopod'' instead !!

That's funny because I saw the same man try to get his tripod up amongst the thonging crowd. Actually it could have been his monopod
26 Aug 2011 9:58PM
Excellent bit of work, like this a lot.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 10:17PM
A mirror image and a beautiful scene.
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
27 Aug 2011 8:17AM
Perfect in all respects, Bill. As Dougie says, it would be a candidate for my wall as well.

And unlike your more 'normal' style, beautifully in focus from front to rearGrin

Dave87 Plus
11 42 5 England
27 Aug 2011 10:27PM
Iím loving the super reflection in the still water captured in this shot with the foreground adding that bit extra. Smashing.

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
28 Aug 2011 7:00PM
just beautiful
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
28 Aug 2011 8:21PM
An idyllic riverside scene Bill, such lovely colours, composition and reflections, I like the tranquility in this one
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2011 8:38AM
A perfect reflection, superbly composed image, the flowers in the fg are a great add,
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
31 Aug 2011 3:32AM
Beautifully composed shot, the reflections so crisply captured.

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