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Light catches the edges of stone stairs somewhere in Linlithgow Palace.
I can't imagine any opinions in between love and hate for this one.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 May 2011 - 2:46 PM
Focal Length:11mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/8sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:No Compromise
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:24 Jan 2012 - 7:29 AM
Tags:Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract


24 Jan 2012 - 7:53 AM

Love here. Mysterious and intriguing. Great idea as always Bill.Grin


Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2012 - 7:58 AM

I'd get that flashgun fixed Bill.

Such well worn steps in this old Scottish palace. A sight few will have recognised as they walked around here.


24 Jan 2012 - 8:24 AM

Simple but very effective.


franken Plus Member 123583 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2012 - 9:14 AM

Different and very good Bill.


joolsb  1027116 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2012 - 9:44 AM

How about 'undecided'? Wink

No, seriously. I like it. No harm in 'pushing the envelope' once in a while.

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2012 - 10:36 AM

A "not sure" vote coming from here ....Smile

SlowSong Plus Member 75305 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2012 - 11:23 AM

Glad you told us what this was. Like Barb and joolsb, I'm not sure. I think perhaps a few more steps might have made a difference but I'm afraid I have to sit on the fence here Bill.

danbrann Plus Member 10543 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2012 - 11:38 AM

Yes I think you are right about divided opinions Bill but it still has to be commented on. I find myself Loving to hate it but on the hand hating to love it. Where does that leave me...I haven't a bloody clue but I am just about to ring Prudhoe hospital to see if they have a bed for the night that maybe I could have.

mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2012 - 12:03 PM

One for the gallery walls here Bill,so all these arty farty types can gush about the meaning of the Universe,
and other such things !!
I actually like it,although I would have preferred seeing Jupiter lying in the rule of thirds with Saturn and Uranus !!

Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2012 - 12:35 PM

Well I'll give it points for originality!

ugly Plus Member 7ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2012 - 12:57 PM

Very diffrent..
Not sure about all there to see...

Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2012 - 1:31 PM

makes you look as see different things Bill, for me its branches on tree, been picked out in the light.
Good to set challenges
regards Richard

KingBee Plus Member 9426 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2012 - 2:50 PM

Your imagination is much too critical. At the same time images like this need imagination (what is "imagination", if not a derivative of "image"? Or is it the other way around? You know what I mean!) - first, on the part of the photographer; thereafter, on the part of the viewer. It's a fine shot, and it conjures up many thoughts in my mind: a peek through slightly closed eyes allows me to believe I'm looking at a series of waves; another makes me think I'm looking at three naked forms in repose; and then on closer inspection, I see it for what it is.

Good processing too, by the way.



LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2012 - 3:19 PM

'Very Abstract & Avant garde' ~ LEx GrinTongueWink

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2012 - 3:31 PM

I like to see experiments being aired here - and it's definitely an abstract for the wall.

TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2012 - 4:05 PM

Yes, very mysterious and intriguing! We could have been guessing from now until Christmas as to what the subject was Wink
Trev Smile

gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2012 - 4:18 PM

Love it or hate it I am not sure but one thing that is for sure is I have spent more time looking at it than any other image today, I just find it mysterious. - gary

jonwebber  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2012 - 5:42 PM

Fences are uncomfortable as seats. Love the mystery of it.

lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2012 - 6:12 PM

Given that you've told us what it is Bill, I think it's great! But if you hadn't, I would still have loved the title Smile

John Smile

imagio  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2012 - 6:29 PM

Mysterious Bill

paulb20 Plus Member 8paulb20 vcard United Kingdom
24 Jan 2012 - 8:33 PM

A tad more light to reveal more of the stone, but then it may have lost the intrigue, Bill.

BarryC123  743 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2012 - 8:53 PM

I'm actually sorry you revealed what it was right up-front.
It certainly makes a fascinating abstract, and for me anyway, I'm in the 'love' camp.

24 Jan 2012 - 9:48 PM

This is a very clever image Bill, the longer you view it the more detail you see.


RysiekJan Plus Member 9179 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
24 Jan 2012 - 11:47 PM

Like it, agree with twelvemegs comments totally.


jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
25 Jan 2012 - 5:40 AM

Almost sensual lines


pascalg Plus Member 837 forum postspascalg vcard France
25 Jan 2012 - 9:51 AM


Suehh  839 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 11:50 AM

So peaceful and image - I could look at it for hours. And see something different every time I viewed. Right now it looks like long alien fingers reaching out. Just now it was moonlight catching cliff top ridges. LOVE this!

bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2012 - 3:37 PM

love the simplicity Smile

frz67  5 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2012 - 3:35 PM

simply beautiful, Bill!
a well trained eye to discover and visualize the light


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