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The Sloop Inn, St Ives

By TrevBatWCC    
An image from when on holiday in my favourite British resort of St Ives, in Cornwall, back in March 2016. Having just had lunch in my favourite watering-hole there, The Sloop Inn, which faces out onto the harbour, took this shot with the fisheye lens looking back towards it. It dates back to around 1312, so is just a bit older than me 😁
Had another fiddle around with the image, reprocessing it in both colour and mono.
(image taken 30/03/2016)

Many thanks to Angela (adagio) and Val (Val Prowse) for their User Awards on my previous upload, I Spy! , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, mono conversion in Nik Collection's Silver Efex Pro 2, both tweaked in Photoshop Elements 2020.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😃👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Street Cornwall Pub People Black and white St ives The Sloop Inn

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9 Jan 2021 11:58AM
Great capture Trev, I remember having a meal there many many years ago.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
9 Jan 2021 11:59AM
St Ives is a lovely resort... good use of the fisheye 😁😁
viscostatic 14 49 10 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2021 12:03PM
Colour good but mono even better.

adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
9 Jan 2021 12:11PM
Superb Trev, and I do like the fisheye effect👍👍!! Impossible to choose a favourite as I find them both lovely..

Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2021 12:12PM
Think I prefer the splashes of colour.
Happy days with crowds of folk and no masks
and holidays to plan - we could never have foreseen
our present circumstances.
PhilT2 Plus
11 536 31 England
9 Jan 2021 12:13PM
Can't split these images but maybe a slight preference for the colour version. Never been a fan of fisheye lens images but the subject here suits it and the distortion brings your eyes back to the main part of the picture. Nice one Trev
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
9 Jan 2021 12:26PM
I have never been to Cornwall but love seeing images from there.
A lovely shot of the area and doesn't the fish eye lens capture so much?
The effect of the distortion somehow is very pleasing here.

dales Plus
5 11 Australia
9 Jan 2021 12:57PM
I find both versions excellent Trev , those were the days !!SmileSmile
9 Jan 2021 12:59PM
Excellent, like the colour
gpimages Plus
10 65 2 England
9 Jan 2021 1:32PM
Very good photograph Trev. The processing up to your usual high standard.
gp Wink
9 Jan 2021 1:37PM
find myself torn between the two versions, both appear excellent to me
to tell the truth i was expecting to see the distortion free image in v.1 (such as when you use your famous correction filter) but then perhaps some of the image would be left outside the frame
ZenTony Plus
5 4 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2021 1:43PM
For me it is the mono. I was in St Ives last year. It is such a wonderful place especially this time of year. No tourists !
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
9 Jan 2021 2:46PM
I do like both very much Trev. Fun to see what a fisheye does.
9 Jan 2021 3:15PM
Great rose this, Trev. St Ives a good place, yes, seeing Donovan in the 60s, goodness that dates me 😀 liked his song ‘Sailing Homewards’, from that era, it’s still on YouTube.
Great processing here, like both versions in their own ways.

Dave 🙂
9 Jan 2021 3:24PM
Sorry, auto text throwing a wobbly, Trev, that was meant to be ‘Great place’ - couldn’t change it in time. 😀👍
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
9 Jan 2021 3:50PM
Mono for me - excellent
saltireblue Plus
10 11.8k 75 Norway
9 Jan 2021 3:59PM
Never made it down to Cornwall before i moved abroad - not sure why, but obvious I have missed out on some lovely places. Any eventual visit would need to be out of the tourist season - tourists are a bl**dy nuisance!Wink
RLF Plus
11 18 4 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2021 4:02PM
We go there every year!
Missed my whole holiday last year when we broke down at ExeterSadSadSad
Minty805 Plus
4 41 9 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2021 4:28PM
Happy days; may they return soon. I like both versions with a leaning towards b&w.
9 Jan 2021 4:43PM
Great shot Trev of a great pub. Had a few there myself! Like the processing on the colour. Grin
9 Jan 2021 4:59PM
Fabulous mono conversion in the lead image, looks great with the fish eye lens. I have a photograph of Mike sat there from a few years back.

JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2021 5:01PM
Such a lovely place and like the colour version
but afraid not so keen on the fisheye here.
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2021 7:17PM
Interesting, the mono places emphasis on the scene, the colour version places more emphasis on the people. Both good photos though.
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2021 8:14PM
Effective use of the fish eye to capture this wonderful scene Trev.
9 Jan 2021 8:25PM
Beautiful angle Trev, great detail and my slight preference is for the colour version.

Lory Smile
Two excellent images Trev, I like both very much. Happier times!
Great shot, I think I prefer the color images as it draws more interest to the patrons
Techno Plus
12 6.1k 8 England
10 Jan 2021 2:36PM
Never thought about a Fish-eye lens in the 📷 bag, but this certainly shows its worthiness, a really appealing image from more normal times, it must be the Mono for me Trev......👍
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2021 9:33PM
A location I have always wanted to visit... Lovely street shot Trev...
Happy days ... Isabel GrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
8 481 7 Australia
11 Jan 2021 12:38PM
That looks like a great place for a beer and lunch...great photo
11 Jan 2021 2:56PM
Both excellent Trev..Lin
Two lovely captures Trev, like them both equally.

Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2021 5:10PM
Both for me too Trev...ploughman's and a pint for me please Smile

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