Today the weather has been very windy but thankfully it has blown all the snow clouds away and the temperature has risen somewhat. (Yes, you are right, we Britons are always concerned about the weather! That's because we don't get enough sunshine!)
I am posting a shot I took with my casio whilst out walking in my village. This row of small terraced cottages is about 200 hundreds years old. The cottges would have been built to accommodate farm workers and mill workers for there were several big mills in the village besides numerous farms. (Sadly, the last of the mills has recently closed and the land has been cleared for new houses.)
All the old cottages in the village are built from natural stone. All had small windows with used to have sash openings. The cottages have small front gardens bordered by dry stone walls. They also have small back gardens which would have been extremely useful for planting or keeping small animals.
The house in the middle of the block, which has an extra storey, used to be the bakery. It has a large opening on the first floor through which the flour could be hoisted.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed finding out about the village.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the photograph. :-)
pp sharpened, adj brightness and contrast, added borders and signed.
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Miha2ou7 (5162) 2008-02-03 13:57
Yet again a wonderful presentation of typical English architecture. Wonderful palette of colors, nice sharpness, a very good point of view and perspective. Nicely done.
gracious (20025) 2008-02-03 20:00
Good take of this beautiful photo with your little Casio!
very good pov with an angle of the beautiful building going downhill!
excellent sharpness, good colour and details in the shot
well done and the good notes
japiey (10163) 2008-02-03 20:20
Recollecting memories is lovely. Your visit there gives us a look at the 200 year old building. Good way to present this vintage subject in its natural sense. The tones of the natural stone is fantastic and you have shown it well. A detail look at the shot, reading your wonderfull notes gives a total insight of the life that was there during the old days. Perfect POV showing this history. WELL DONE, dear friend.
All the best.
TGULUMSER (13252) 2008-02-04 1:24
Nice buildings and nice composition. I tried to make a workshop if you don't mind. I hope you will like it,
sam_wald (720) 2008-02-04 17:49
must be interesting to live in 200 hundreds years old house...
how much is it worth now?
Clementi (52514) 2008-02-05 4:50
Ciao Beverly ,
typical atmosphere of your city.
the stone houses the calm on the roads and clouds, all elements in this shot.
Silvio1953 (142095) 2008-02-06 5:00
Hi Bev, splendid perspective on those lovely houses, wonderful colors, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
Giorgos_P (133) 2008-02-06 5:31
Very nice photograoh from that part of Trawden.
Well lighted and great choise of angle.
gilou530 (34) 2008-02-06 12:50
a very good framing well found, the colors are beautiful and the clearness very well, well done
ifanik (21679) 2008-02-08 0:26
Hi Bev, and thank you for your critigue
Your photo is very beautiful with nice colours and POV
Very well done
macondo (19483) 2008-02-09 5:16
Another delightful shot from your village, Bev. Nice angle of view and pretty good exposure. The clarity is great and the street forms a pleasing diagonal. Pity the sky's a bit wishy-washy. Perhaps you could crop a little from the top, even it means cutting off a bit of that chimney in the corner. Lovely cottages you have, and the stone work is well portrayed here. And thanks for the interesting notes.
LamCam (3603) 2008-02-10 4:19
A nice 'portrait' of this row of houses, showing all details clearly and with good colour. Your note gives an excellent summary of the history and achitecture of these types of buildings - a type which is very familiar to me.
Best wishes Maggie
cknara (556) 2008-02-10 5:16
Very nice POV beverly.The photo is simple and yet captures the mood.
Estelle (2766) 2008-02-18 8:21
This is very british indeed
I like the POV which creates a diagonal to give some dynamic to the image.
gunbud (34066) 2008-03-03 21:41
Very effective POV showing these lovely traditional cottage as they gently descent down the hill. I love the tiny little gardens that are so neatly kept. Wounderful details and sharpness to these beauties from yesteryear.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (38471)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-02-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Casio Exilim EX-S100
- Exposure: f/9.2, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Views Around Trawden [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-02-03 13:35
- Favorites: 1 [view]