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by Graham Smith
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Places Showcase
Topic: Church of St Thomas à Becket
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Church of St Thomas à Becket

On Romney Marsh, Kent UK.
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by Graham Smith
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Showcase
Topic: Hedgerows & Clouds
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Hedgerows & Clouds

Somewhere in Kent, a county in the south of England.
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by Graham Smith
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Places Showcase
Topic: Sunshine & Showers
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Sunshine & Showers

Sorry I haven't replied to your comments before now, "too busy" is my pathetic excuse :oops: This was picture was, in essence, a "snapshot". By which I mean spotting the potential of a scene and snapping it within seconds. This is my M.O. No long setup time for me, no waiting for the light, if it is...
by Graham Smith
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Places Showcase
Topic: Sunshine & Showers
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Sunshine & Showers

Trinity Street, Cambridge.
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by Graham Smith
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: View of a Brickworks in West Bengal
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: View of a Brickworks in West Bengal

Another great image, with all its color and culture displayed against a fine composition. I know you would want to keep the color, but did you do any of these in monochrome? They look like scenes from another century. Thanks, Minnie, they don't work too well in b&w and, as you can imagine, I have t...
by Graham Smith
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Places Showcase
Topic: The Crooked Spire of Chesterfield
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: The Crooked Spire of Chesterfield

Thanks, Minnie. "In common folklore, there are numerous explanations as to why the spire is twisted. One well-established legend goes that a virgin once married in the church, and the church was so surprised that the spire turned around to look at the bride, and continues that if another virgin mar...
by Graham Smith
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Places Critique
Topic: Montego Bay #7 - Beauty Queen
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: Montego Bay #7 - Beauty Queen

I'm inclined to prefer your original image, kitchen sink and all. Why? Because of the partial car in the crop, it does nothing for the picture and tends to draw the eye out of the frame. In your original, the motorcycle and the car frame the subject thus taking the eye to the person. It's more balan...
by Graham Smith
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Places Showcase
Topic: The Crooked Spire of Chesterfield
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: The Crooked Spire of Chesterfield

What an interesting structure and image! It does look sort of melted/twisted, like something made of candy that sat in the sun. Your angle shows the weirdness of the spire as well as the contrast to the "normal" part of the church. Great conversion too, the tonalities take the image more than a cap...
by Graham Smith
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: View of a Brickworks in West Bengal
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: View of a Brickworks in West Bengal

This is the women gathering for a meeting, they were all laughing and smiling so I don't think it was anything too serious, my Bengali isn't up to asking them :)
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by Graham Smith
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Places Showcase
Topic: The Crooked Spire of Chesterfield
Replies: 6
Views: 331

The Crooked Spire of Chesterfield

The spire was added in the 14th-century tower in about 1362. It is both twisted and leaning, twisting 45 degrees and leaning 9 ft 6 in (2.9 m) from its true centre. The leaning characteristic was initially suspected to be the result of the absence of skilled craftsmen (the Black Death had been gone ...