No, I haven't given up posting, I've just had a long trip away, visiting friends, visiting relatives and adding in a few days holiday, too.
We set off in our campervan in beautiful sunshine and returned, three weeks later to a deluge!
Our first overnight stop, on our way to Dorset, was at this very pretty town of Burford. The tourist books call it the 'gate to the Cotswolds' and it is such an interesting place that I would certainly like a revisit. If you follow the link here there is much information about the town.
This attractive cottage was the first building on the street after the bridge, over the River Windrush, and all I could find out about it is that it is number 2, High Street.
Although one building, to me, it very much resembled the style of buildings used as Alms Houses.
The photograph was taken in the evening, when the low sunlight was at its best.
Thank you for your interest, Bev :-)
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saxo042 (33912) 2013-09-16 15:13
Welcome back! This is a very warm and pleasant view, with some very typical building from this attractive part of England. A slight pity that the car should have been parked here, but at least it adds something red... A very interesting note too.
Kugart (1770) 2013-09-17 0:41
Good to see you back,hope you had a nice break. A delightful photograph to get going again with.taken from a good POV to include the curved path adds nice depth to the scene and leads the eye to the beautiful cottage in the background. Lovely evening lighting and good clarity and sharpness make a beautiful presentation.
ikeharel (43975) 2013-09-17 1:09
Hard to believe this was an evening shot - I meant to write "bright-daylight", than realized long shadows from left.
Nice country-side scene, a place to enjoy the calm and quiet neighbourhood while taking a stroll.
Fine details, lovely place.
willperrett (4075) 2013-09-17 1:30
I wondered where you'd gone. I'll be off on my travels too shortly, so no more posting from me for a while. This is a lovely spot, well found and photographed. Pity about the car, I feel. You should have hammered on the door and demanded that they move it! Or get rid of it in Photoshop...
Nicou (105767) 2013-09-17 1:49
très très beau contraste d'architecture quelle vue et ocmpo avec la maison attenante en rectangulaire et ces fenêtres de toit pointues et l'autre partie tout en rond mervilleux.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (72680) 2013-09-17 2:48
I remember these cottages from several visits to Burford on the ancestry trail. My ancestors on my father's side come from this lovely town; most of them seem to have been slaters so nothing special I'm afraid. I like the point of view and the lovely lighting. The golden toned façade on the right with its shrubbery helps direct the viewer toward the main subject. Depth is given by the line of posts, though I think I would be inclined to clone out the top of the first one. Very good technical presentation.
macondo (18461) 2013-09-17 4:18
You know, it's funny to see this shot, as I have one waiting to be uploaded which I took in Bibury, near Cirencester, and I was thinking it ought to be dedicated to you; for some reason it makes me think of your photos. I'll post it soon.
I remember visiting Burford many years ago, maybe 1994 or thereabouts, and drove through it again this year on my way from Ilchester to Richard's place at Cropredy. It was a sunny Sunday afternoon, and the place looked a treat.
This one's a nice composition and the early evening light is very pleasing, and the lengthening shadows of course. Everything about the shot is very high quality, bar the lean to the right, most pronounced on the left side. I would probably clone away the first knob, too. Sorry for being picky!
Hope the holiday was wonderful.
timecapturer (37064) 2013-09-17 4:31
a lovely shot this and full of the character and charm of this beautiful part of England. Love the light and enticing composition with all the wonderful textures and details so distinct in this fine image.
Regards - Brian.
macjake (45588) 2013-09-17 11:44
always nice to see new and interesting pics from you!
Could you imagine walking up the street everyday and THIS being your house! looks very elegant yet also very rustic.
It has a sandpaper type of feel to it with the rooftop and strange looking cobbled driveway.
and of course there's a Mercedes in the driveway :)
Not sure if you are aware or not, but in Canada Mercedes are VERY VERY expensive, more expensive than they are in Europe. When i'm in Europe, in any country, i'm amazed at how many people own Mercedes cars. But here in North America its different.
the Insuruance and maintenence of them is Astronomical!
But perhaps because you're in Europe, these European cars are cheaper and easiery to maintain and to purchase.
anyways...sorry for the rant lol
good to have you back
cornejo (22496) 2013-09-17 12:22
Hi Bev, I like this interesting picture of this ancient and interesting building. Very well captured in this interesting picture with good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
All the best from southern Spain.
ChrisJ (91276) 2013-09-18 16:20
The curved pathway at left adds good lead in lines and dual perspective. Excellent sharpness & I like the warm cold colour contrast between the yellow red facade of the building at right and the blue sky. The parked car adds a strong new vs old element. Tfs!
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (21415)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-26
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-16 11:39