There is no guarantee of fine weather even in Spring..
This fine pair of shire hoses and cart are on their way home after delivering the bride to the nearby Church of St.Peter at Lewtrenchard.
Fortunately it didn`t rain all day.
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lousat (95916) 2014-04-27 2:11
HI Les,the same weather of this morning in my country...ehehe....but you caught in a great way this opportunity,the pic is abolsutely fantastic!!!! A great backlight to take in the best way the rain on the air,and a great choice of subject, this carriage, which perhaps is served for a wedding, brings us back 100 years with your black and white version.Great idea for a very original pic! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
holmertz (57405) 2014-04-27 2:11
This looks rather like April 1814, or possibly 1914. Were they shooting a movie here, and was the rain machine-made? In any case this is a photo with a supreme retro atmosphere, impossible in colours. Definitely something out of the ordinary.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-04-27 2:11
This is fantastic, like an old postcard, of this horse and carriage in the pouring rain.
Is it a wedding ride to or from the Church?
Wonderful, love it see your camera stayed dry.
daddo (27642) 2014-04-27 3:08
Goodness gracious me Leslie, an image that has escaped from one of the Romantic novels! Wonderful mood although the coachman must be grumbling and the horses too in their own language. Love it, especially the B&W or is this another colour scheme for England?just joking. Regards. Klaudio.
mesutilgim (96764) 2014-04-27 3:47
For may taste (as a great lover of b&w photography) it's a real masterpiece in b&w.
I had the feeling of a scene from those b&w movies of early fifties.
It's absolutely worth of many many many greem smilies !
TFS and best regards
rigoletto (34279) 2014-04-27 5:27
i love your "vintage" looking work. such one was "three ladies from brisbane". a timeless beauty for sure.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-04-27 23:35
Hello Les - What a super shot, it makes me think of a Charles Dicken's story! Your choice of monochrome adds to the historical look of the shot and the driving rain, although miserable to drive the horses in looks fantastic in this context.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-28 5:00
a very effective rainy day shot this. It looks like an old postcard, with the rain and B&W treatment contributing to the effect so beautifully. Like this a lot!
Enjoy a good week - B.
ourania (49875) 2014-04-28 9:38
this is a wonderful picture and the fact that it was taken only two days ago is quite surprising:) It looks like an illustration in a novel or like a scene from a film. Your conversion to sepia is lovely and atmospheric, I like very much how thoroughly and accurately the grey tones describe this scene, all the details and even the falling rain. The perspective is great and the scene is inviting, I'd like to follow it even beyond the right hand border. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Periko (6122) 2014-04-29 8:27
I think that b&w was the best choice for this picture.
Interesting to see the cart under the rain.
kasianowak (10021) 2014-04-30 1:36
You really should not complain about the weather as it enabled you to create this image which is a work of art not just a simple record shot. I like the way you used fast shutter speed to capture the drops of rain mid air and the reflections in the wet surface of the road. With no modern elements of the composition the image is truly timeless.
Royaldevon (41825) 2014-05-01 0:43
I had to look twice ... was this taken in modern times!! A wonderful shot, really capturing the mood of this traditional mode of travel and the inclement conditions. The B&W treatment sustains the mood.
Good composition where the horses have plenty of space to move into.
I thought this might have been a location shot from the recent filming of Jamaica Inn, where many of the street scenes were filmed in Cumbria at Kirkby Lonsdale.
Have a great day,
tyro (26142) 2014-05-01 1:18
Just as Rosemary says, this is just so reminiscent of Dickens' times - just as I imagined the journey when Mr. Jarvis Lorry travelled to Dover one night in "A Tale of Two Cities".
Your photograph works so very well in black and white - colour would not have been half so impressive - and the heavy falling rain adds to the strong atmosphere too. As also does the gradient which lets us appreciate the misery and the effort which the horses are putting in to pull that carriage.
A wonderfully atmospheric photograph with all the qualities of a fine old Daguerrotype with fabulous light, tones and contrasts and exquisite details throughout.
nikkitta (17068) 2014-05-01 13:33
First, good idea the B/W post, really it seems an old book drawing
A great original composition well composed and taken
Still can t believe it s a today scene, this kind of carriage are kept in collections in Argentina
Well done, regards
COSTANTINO (68214) 2014-05-11 3:56
wonderful romantic scenery during a rainy day
I liked it very much because it seems
like a scenery from the movie
the choice of sepia is the best
really fantastic like an old postcard
Curious_Eye (1320) 2014-06-01 14:19
I'm sure the bride would not have appreciated the change of the weather, but you certainly made the most out of it. This shot is terrific! It looks like an image from a vintage photo album. The composition and light are very fine, and I just love the texture created by the rain drops. Congratulations!
With warm regards,
adores (46305) 2014-06-09 15:41
This is a great shot, the composition, the amazing effect of the water falling... I just love this atmosphere! Perfectly captured and very good in b&w!
unclehotshot (4000) 2015-04-13 6:00
Hope your camera survived.
ikeharel (76167) 2015-08-05 8:59
good evening Leslie,
taken a short stroll through your gallery, found this picture that looks almost as taken from an old Charles Dickens book illustrations, i had as a kid.
Fine photojob, B&W fit well to the scene.
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (16412)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-04-26
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: NikonD300s, Nikkor 80-400mm VR
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My Mono, West Devon Part 2, Kasia's Favourites 5 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-27 2:07
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