The Hearth of the Home

By SlowSong
Time for the work to start. All this is being stripped out and a brand new dining room will rise from the ashes.
It's quite sad really, but the room hasn't been repaired or decorated for about 30 years so it's about time and foundation work needs to be done.

Tags: General Architecture Interior Black and white

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helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2013 8:09AM
Terrific pov in v1 - excellent mono shot Chris SmileSmile

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mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1499 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2013 8:25AM
Symmetry can add elegance in the strangest of places. This really is very beautiful.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
15 Jul 2013 8:29AM

Quote:Symmetry can add elegance in the strangest of places. Moira

Thank you. TBH Moira it was a b*ggr to get straight. Not because it was wonky, but the wide angle lens was slightly more distorted one side than the other. I'm still not entirely happy but this was the best I could do without it looking too odd. Smile
15 Jul 2013 8:51AM
Spots before my eyes..............get that paper off the those old floor boards...........GrinGrinGrin
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
15 Jul 2013 9:10AM

Quote:Spots before my eyes..............get that paper off the those old floor boards...........GrinGrinGrin

Yes, the paper's awful. Grin But the poor floorboards are being lifted as I type. They're going - very sad. Sad
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
15 Jul 2013 9:16AM
Version 1 is excellent Chris.

nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
15 Jul 2013 9:18AM
I like both but I prefer mono which is great.
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
15 Jul 2013 9:33AM
Beautiful fireplace Chris.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
15 Jul 2013 9:36AM
Stop saying nice things about my floorboards or fireplace you lot or I'll cry. SadSadSad
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2013 9:42AM
Sorry, but I think also Chris...this is brilliant V1 for me
as the lead to the on
good luck with the work!!!
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2013 9:47AM
Brilliant comp in V1.
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
15 Jul 2013 9:48AM
Those floorboards look fabulous...stripped back and polished..mmm GrinGrin
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
15 Jul 2013 9:51AM
Who would live in a house like this ? Grin - great fireplace Chris.
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2013 10:03AM
Imaginative, and interesting imagery. Version one being the stronger of the two. A great composition captured from a low point of view which for me adds to the appeal. The monochrome processing is ideally suited to such a bold image.

Regards Nathan Grin
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
15 Jul 2013 10:04AM
You're all 'orrible! Sob..... Sad
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
15 Jul 2013 10:29AM
Is the fireplace going as well? I'm with you, Chris. If you're going to renovate, best do the whole lot in one go... unfortunately I get over-ruled at home Sad

danbrann Plus
12 624 17
15 Jul 2013 11:40AM
i'm so pleased you are getting rid of that awful fireplace,horrendous wallpaper and those stupid floorboards......there now does that make you feel better?
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
15 Jul 2013 11:55AM
Wonderful POV and composition; works perfectly in B&W.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2013 12:32PM
Oh no! What can I say now - my lips are sealed. Smile I echo Danny's comment!! GrinGrin
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
15 Jul 2013 12:34PM
Yes Chris,
you can't beat the old coal fire for toasting my marshmallows in front of it !!
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
15 Jul 2013 12:49PM
All gone now. As usual, more work needed than at first envisaged but the guys are good and seem to know what they're doing so I'm happy enough. Smile
But yes, that wallpaper!!! Grin It wasn't my choice; I didn't live here when that was put up. No doubt it was the height of fashion at the time. Grin
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
15 Jul 2013 1:41PM
A major renovation happening here. I can imagine it being very beautiful when finished. Makes a super image the way it is and love the title........Sandy
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
15 Jul 2013 3:06PM
'Grate' angle of capture, Chris Wink Carol
15 Jul 2013 4:21PM
I prefer V2
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
15 Jul 2013 5:19PM
That is a beautifully made fireplace,

An interesting view, in the first image, Lucky you to get your choice in decorating!
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
15 Jul 2013 5:28PM

Quote: Lucky you to get your choice in decorating
Smile I don't often get my own way. Grin
15 Jul 2013 5:49PM
Very good indeed I love the low perspectives and the fact that it is in b/w!

marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2013 8:28PM
This is superb Chris
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
15 Jul 2013 10:43PM
Great perspective, like your dust enhancing POV !
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2013 10:44PM
Some places are being restored to LOOK like this!
Best to get rid of it all...........I'm only saying that to make you feel better.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
15 Jul 2013 10:59PM
No, it really needs it pamelajean. The underpinnings were rotten. Good riddance. The replacement stuff will be lovely, modern but still countryish. Smile
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
16 Jul 2013 2:47PM
Wonderful perspective and mono, Chris Smile

It must be sad but I'm sure you're gonna LOVE the new look once it's done.


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