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Great tyro 2014-02-06 5:01

Hello Bev,

This is a delightful photograph which brings back some very pleasant memories of our meeting in the Scottish Borders in October.

The light is nice and soft here (I seem to remember that the light and shade were quite harsh that day) and the colours are very natural. A good composition from a place which really wasn't that easy to photograph. Good details and sharpness too.


Kind Regards,


P.S. I think I might post a picture from that day too!

P.P.S. Just one little comment which also applies to your last picture from here - Temple is in Midlothian and not in the Scottish Borders.

Old 02-06-2014, 01:15 PM
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Talking To tyro: Midlothian

Thanks for your critique , John.
Always appreciated.

Mariusz also told me it was in Midlothian.
I never realised that we had left the Borders.
Somehow, the Scottish Borders sounds so much more exciting than Midlothian!

Have a great day,
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:52 PM
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Hi Bev,

Thanks for your reply.

Indidentally, I've just found something quite interesting - well, I think it is but you might not!

If you have a look at this place on the website of the "Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland" here and then click on the photographs/drawings and enlarge them, you will see that in all older drawings and photographs the cross at the west end of the church isn't there. It is present in a more recent colour picture in that group. So I rather suspect that the cross is a fairly recent addition, perhaps to replace an earlier one which fell victim to decay.

I just thought I'd let you know because the little cross was, of course, a main feature in your first picture of this church!

Kind Regards,

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Old 02-06-2014, 10:47 PM
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You're right, John, the cross is missing!
You are always so good at solving mysteries, I'm sure you will be able to suss this out! Why else would I refer to you as Sherlock Cannon!

Seriously, though it does look as if restoration has occurred.
I love those 'Restoration' programmes.
I have just been watching one tonight!
For the first time, someone has had to stop all work, money has run out! That is reality - not, 'Oh, I was able to stump up another 200,000 from my private sources!'

My warm regards,
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