Arlington Row, in the Cotswold village of Bibury has been photographed many times and there really is only one truly effective viewpoint.
I have just changed from using Cokin NDs to Hitech and would say that Hitech are MUCH more neutral i.e. do not add the grey cast that I experienced with the Cokins. They are roughly the same price as Cokin so well worth considering in my opinion.
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carper (96) 2006-05-03 10:28
very good photo Keith,
there is a very good balance in the shot, yhe point of view is very good, the perspective is great, you have good colours a good sky, well man you have everything done to made this very good photo, my compliments for it. Well done.
markstaples (15670) 2006-05-03 11:01
A nice POV to give full perspective and great natural colours. You had wonderful lighting on this fine day. However, I do feel that you have oversharpened the image.
ramthakur (1517) 2006-05-03 11:24
Your priority for filters notwithstanding, it is a grand image, Keith.
These houses in the Arlington Row look beautiful in the sunshine.
The trees and the sky provide a lovely background.
parbo (11092) 2006-05-03 13:03
I don't have enough technical background but as you wrote it’s truly effective viewpoint. And excellent too for me. Great colors and composition. Congratulations,
tjanze (5674) 2006-05-03 13:43
Wow! Fantastic stone arhitecture.I like composition with a lot of detials.
Sharpness,light,angle of view...+++.
celinaconroy (717) 2006-05-03 16:55
Yes it's a popular photographic subject...and it's small wonder. I really think that the angle of your approach to the row of housing is just perfect. And the sunlight casts some really nice shadows into the bargain.
Signal-Womb (13048) 2006-05-03 17:18
Very interesting scene you give us Keith. Those stone houses look fantastic. Exposure, and detail are very good in this shot. Composition although not strong, is very pleasing. Well done.
kebek (5438) 2006-05-04 11:05
Serwus Keith !
Well presented place with always charming mix of stony architecture and vivid greenery. Sky is a nice touch but i'd think about panorama format from this point of view. Still, very well done.
euryan (8440) 2006-05-04 23:43
This photo has good depth, and it keeps my eyes interested with all of its super sharp little details. I like the composition, and the colors look very good. Great use of an ND grad. I can't even see where you blended it. I use Hitech ND grads as well, and love them.
cyrrhus (2878) 2006-05-09 19:52
Can a picture reflect more typically the english countryside than this one?
Perfect colours, perfect framing and even a nice skye (not too bluish).
Just a technical question .. what does ND mean (Neutral Density ?)... so a 0.6 ND just takes 60 % of your light ? ... or is there another effect that I am missing here ? gradual or polarisation ...
Thanks for sharing
kmarscher (2887) 2006-05-19 15:02
Number of components add to your fine composition:
1-repetition of roof gables and chimneys
2-person in doorway for scale
3-diagonal line of trench
4-repetition in trees with early spring leaves progressing to fully leafed tree at end of walkway
5-detail in cloud pattern and sky color
Unfortunately my browser displays the grass a tad too green but it does not detract.
A rather poetic and artful shot. Very nice-Kathy
nicoz (1979) 2006-05-23 3:49
I couldn't believe this shot was taken in England. It looks so much like south of France... Very nice point of view (the only good one...). The colors are vcery "springy". I quite like the lady standing at the doorstep, just a nice little detail. Need to go to the costwolds...
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2006-05-24 4:28
a very interesting part of architecture, I really like those houses and the point of view from which you have captures them...wonderful!
BigCrompy (270) 2006-05-26 23:43
I'm not sure if this photo is new or whether I just missed it the first time around.
Bibury IS a delightful little place, but I really only knew it for the trout farm...this is a fabulous illustration of something I knew little about, but is representative of the entire Cotswolds as a whole.
The light catching the slate rooves is perfectly captured, and the sheer number of different clouds shown is a bit special. A personal bugbear is that I think the presence of people spoils ANY landscape (far from being true I'm sure) so had I the skills I'd be inclined to clone the small chap in the middle out....but otherwise this is delightful and you should be very pleased.
dougie (2966) 2006-05-30 12:17
Great picture, well balanced, full of interest and 'things to look at'!
pierrefonds (58770) 2006-08-22 7:51
A good POV of Arlington Row, a lot of details can be seen. The photo is sharp and clear. It has a good composition and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.
NM156 (11) 2006-08-22 9:07
Fabulous detail, and the light is probably the best you would get from that viewpoint. well done.
kevinos (7403) 2006-08-30 10:50
This is a breathlessly lovely view of the cotswolds, Keith.As you say the viewpoint is perfect catching the upword curve of the buildingds and with the inclusion of no modern object.The greenery of the hills and that lovely cotswold stone make for lovely colours. Regards kevin
fallan (1860) 2006-11-22 20:27
Very sharp with nice detail throughout. Have you thought of cropping to just above the tree line? It seems to make the image stronger to me.
Skirider (119) 2006-11-23 1:26
Ohhhhh Keith! What a picture! It's a dream for me to visit UK some day! Cheers
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-05-10 17:05
Wonderful english houses!!!
Nice colours and good perspective!
Greg1949 (9011) 2007-05-31 22:13
Keith, what a fantastic shot. Both the composition and the execution of the capture are great. I think what stands out is the detail, there seems to be no loss, all the detail is crisp and nothing is buried in deep shadow or lost to over exposure, great capture.
ocskaymarci (2684) 2007-06-19 5:56
I've also seen some photos of this lovely row and I always get amazed of it!
You also have a very nice photo: I like the POV, the colours seem so natural and the sharpness is good!
I just think that the sky is needless here, the photo would look better.
cdmonson (4794) 2009-07-29 10:33
Loved this area of England. Got to this village after sunset though, so my pictures didn't turn out very well. This is a nice one. I love the light and the compressed view of the houses. Good job.
- Copyright: Keith Taylor (Keitht) (1292)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon 24-85 f/3.5-f/4.5, 0.6 ND grad
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-03 10:07