Good Morning Everyone,
This is a view of an old Tudor building, through an ancient arch, in Lincoln. It made an exciting prospect as we approached it from the Lincoln Cathedral pathway.
Lincoln is a most historic and interesting city. I must praise the people of Lincoln for working so hard to maintain the character of the city, without letting its historic areas become swamped with modern supermarket chains.
Whilst looking at the city's history, I found this most interesting timeline, here. It was a great surpise that the city boasted a population of 6,000 to 8,000 people during the Roman occupation in A.D. 150, and yet it did not reach the same capacity again until the 19th century.
You may have gathered, I find history so interesting!
I wish you all a lovely day,
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dta (56628) 2012-05-14 1:39
Hello Berverley ,
A splendid view through the arch , especially because the white half timbered house in the BG is really attractive . But the architectural details in the FG are superb , too . The light balance is excellent .
Nicou (105767) 2012-05-14 2:18
Merveilleux cadrage avec le bel arche quelle forme cette entreé avec le jeu d'ombre et la belle vue au-travers, sueprbe cadrage et mise en valeur.
Bravo et amitié
ChrisJ (91276) 2012-05-14 2:24
Looks like it may have been taken in Germany even though its the UK. Good use of the arch to frame the scene with the people adding scale & superb sharpness & saturation. Nice warm cold colour contrasts between the pale blue sky & yellow red tinted stone. Tfs!
timecapturer (37064) 2012-05-14 2:50
nicely composed and executed shot this, with the shadow and aspect here so enticing and inviting. Beautifully clear with wonderful fg textures. An attractive and captivating presentation.
Have a great week - regards Brian.
dkmurphys (42483) 2012-05-14 3:14
Very nice POV through the impressive old arcade. I like the atmosphere and the textures. Well taken!
SnapRJW (23602) 2012-05-14 3:32
Hello Beverley - The view from arch is wonderfully inviting and how lovely to see, as you remark, no modern supermarkets (or building for that matter!) Old stone walls mellowed over time, black and white Tudor buildings and what looks to be a pedestrian area. Beautiful England on a sunny day! A fine composition, I like the fact that the arch is off-set, good use of the thirds lines. Warm regards rosemary
Didi (51265) 2012-05-14 3:37
Nice approach and good view thru the old arch.
Well done for the lights ambiance.
delpeoples (48592) 2012-05-14 4:21
Hi dear Bev
You;ve really opened my eyes as to the beauty and magnetism of Lincoln. Before seeing your excellent photos (and I think those of MJR) I'd never heard of the place and now confess that I'm hooked. Excellent vertical frame, great play of light and shade and of course amazing details of that wonderful architecture. Congratulations.
Sergiom (45398) 2012-05-14 4:39
J'aime beaucoup la perspective que tu nous offre de ce beau village ŕ travers cette arche magnifique. L'image est d'une belle profondeur et d'une grande netteté.
sabermonajati (8303) 2012-05-14 5:58
you shot amazing view from under archway and archway is very beauty.
npecanhuk (56360) 2012-05-14 6:09
Very attractive urban environment!
Very beautiful picture of it!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, black borders, contrasts, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Have a great week,
holmertz (31260) 2012-05-14 7:40
This is an immaculate composition where the wonderful old buildings are perfectly framed by the gate. A few pedestrians bring life to the well exposed view.
ikeharel (43975) 2012-05-14 8:31
Good evening Beverly,
Ancient towns always fascinated me, and I admit this is the first time I learn Lincoln in GB has so long history since Romans era.
Maybe, a 5 or more meters backwards, if possible, would have shown more of this big arc gate to town.
POV show well into the street, with the house in white and it's chimeneis are most valuable asset to this compo.
A fine mingle the shadows with lightened areas.
marina7 (7160) 2012-05-14 11:32
I just love your point of view through the arch, it creates such wonderful depth. The pastel colors are very appealing too, nice accents on the old masonry.
My best regards
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-14 11:55
a beautiful photo of this picturesque place with superb composition, the architectural details are splendid, great POV and perspective, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
tyro (15703) 2012-05-14 15:21
This is a beautifully composed and perfectly executed shot with incredible depth of field and wonderful lighting and sharpness throughout.
The oblique lighting illuminates the archway beautifully and the composition is such that everything in the frame just fits together perfectly and very satisfyingly - from the archway itself and the distant Tudor-style house right down to even the central iron post and the pedestrians.
Lovely soft colours, perfect exposure and stunning sharpness.
emka (64142) 2012-05-14 23:28
Lincoln is very beautiful and interesting city and it deserves much more attention here on TE. I like it very much, even in rain :). Well chosen POV with the view of half-timbered house from under the arch. Nice light and colours. Excellent co mposition.
jhm (127955) 2012-05-15 4:42
You use this old building with arc for create a lovely nice picture.
Lovely the house with timbered construction in background.
Exactly a Mediaval painting.
Sharpness and clarity are excellent.
Good composition nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Tuesday,
sacimar (25969) 2012-05-15 5:58
good image and composition focus on this arch, I like the image and the light and shadow combination, the presence of people is a good detail,
Glint (5911) 2012-05-15 8:10
I like the view through the arch and the light and shadows.I love to see tudor houses, the structure seems so iggledepiggledy but somehow works.
Do you enjoy historical novels? having read Hilary Mantels' Wolf Hall I am looking forward to reading its follow up.
adramad (30905) 2012-05-16 7:17
A superb POV chosen to show us with such beautiful frame, meaning through this medieval arch, the beautiful facade of the house half-timbered, the effect of shadows and lights, well managed, it also adds a nice charm to the composition, the presence of people, gives a nice touch of vitality to the image.
Magnificent this very natural colors and optimal clarity.
Have a nice day.
mauro61 (52545) 2012-05-16 13:26
l'inquadratura mi piace molto con le case che spuntano da dietro l'arco naturale.
Ottima la qualitŕ dell'immagine,
jlbrthnn (79789) 2012-05-16 13:40
The composition was very thoughtful. This framework gives depth to the city. The walls and facades are skillfully highlighted. The animation is nice. The light, colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
SWEETFREEDOM (19926) 2012-05-18 9:53
i like how you have used this old arch to attract the attention on the house in the bg.
very well done.
jemaflor (74044) 2012-05-19 2:32
Well framed with this arch and the focal point with these old houses in the bg, light is well managed, good option with this non symetrical composition.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (21415)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-09-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/350 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-14 1:36