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snaarman 14th October 2009 09:45 PM

Snaar snaps: Village life
 
Now that I no longer work on a non photogenic trading estate, I thought I might start a thread of occasional views from the new place of work: A small Hampshire village.

Lets start with a few that have already appeared on this forum..

The village church (Saxon details with modifications all the way through to Victorian)
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/6...2142700104.jpg

The mobile burglar alarm team go home for the evening

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/E5136832.jpg

A close up in the churchyard

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/E5136836.jpg

Don't know what's going on here. Goose herding?

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/6...3124100103.jpg

Bring yer own Gnomon.. Is this really a very crude sundial?

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/6...4143400110.jpg

More on this theme to follow as I snap my lunchbreaks away..

Pete

Nick Temple-Fry 14th October 2009 11:25 PM

Re: Snaar snaps: Village life
 
I'm certainly in favour of your lunch breaks.

Keep them coming

Nick

iMac 14th October 2009 11:41 PM

Re: Snaar snaps: Village life
 
I really like the first one Pete, and like Nick says keep em coming.

Zuiko 15th October 2009 12:31 AM

Re: Snaar snaps: Village life
 
If you've got to go to work that looks as nice a place as any. Try snapping some local scenes with a mirror lens, then instead of just a lunch break you can have a Click Cat! :D

Zuiko 15th October 2009 12:33 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Zuiko (Post 54391)
If you've got to go to work that looks as nice a place as any. Try snapping some local scenes with a mirror lens, then instead of just a lunch break you can have a Click Cat! :D

Can't believe I've just posted the worst attempt at a joke ever! :eek: If the Mods want to ban me for a week I'll fully understand. :D

snaarman 15th October 2009 07:28 AM

Re: Snaar snaps: Village life
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zuiko (Post 54391)
Click Cat! :D

Click cat?? Groan:-)

So, here are another couple: Out discovering the footpaths yesterday I came across this chocolate box cottage with a charming stick fence ..

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/6...4142800108.jpg

and last week I stopped at the edge of the village for this lone tree shot over a newly harvested field

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/6...8091900103.jpg

Pete

DerekC 15th October 2009 08:52 AM

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They are some nice shots. I really like the church framed and the birds walking away. *chr

snaarman 15th October 2009 02:42 PM

Re: Snaar snaps: Village life
 
Today has been overcast. The southeast has had sun, but we have been just under the edge of the cloud all day.

Never mind. I noticed there were workmen in the church today, so I knew it would be unlocked. I borrowed a tripod and shot some views with 7 bracketed shots. Clearly (as Nick T.F demonstrates very well) there is more to photographing church interiors than meets the eye...

Anyway this is a very basic combination of two exposures, and will have to do until I have a serious go at HDR.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/E5156857a.jpg

Its a nice light interior and - yes - the walls do lean out in a rather alarming manner. (Parts of the church are over a thousand years old, in fact I lean out in an alarming manner on occasions and I have yet to see sixty).

Actually I just noticed something:
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/sundial.jpg

The stone sundial outside has a remote control on the inside. The traveller pokes a stick in the sundial, then goes inside and adjusts the thing on the wall until it tells the right time :-)
Pete

Zuiko 15th October 2009 09:37 PM

Re: Snaar snaps: Village life
 
It certainly is a photogenic area you're based in now, Pete. Only problem is, how are you ever going to get any work done? :D

snaarman 16th October 2009 03:36 PM

Re: Snaar snaps: Village life
 
Sunny spells today. Out for a lunchtime foray:

An old fashioned sawing horse.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/E5166874.jpg

but the 21st century always intrudes :-(

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/E5166876.jpg

Pete

EH1 16th October 2009 04:28 PM

Re: Snaar snaps: Village life
 
Great pictures Pete ;)................................................ ......Do you actually eat anything at lunchtime? :rolleyes:

Ellie 16th October 2009 08:54 PM

Re: Snaar snaps: Village life
 
Wow, what a beautiful place.

We're lucky you're workingthere :)

theMusicMan 16th October 2009 09:24 PM

Re: Snaar snaps: Village life
 
Love these type of shots Pete, always captivating.

Gotta really love the thread title too... classic! :)

snaarman 16th October 2009 10:37 PM

Re: Snaar snaps: Village life
 
Each evening I drive alongside this field. The crop is all harvested: It just awaits the plough, and so another season begins.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/6...6173700119.jpg

Pete

Nick Temple-Fry 16th October 2009 11:36 PM

Re: Snaar snaps: Village life
 
Lovely shots as always - this really deserves the blog facility which Ian hasn't yet given us.

I hope Pete continues and gives us a view to the village as seasons change.

The church shots are nice - they work as treated and should come up well with hdr. But it also illustrates a point I've made before (and still struggle with on every shoot) and that is management of edges. Churches make lovely natural frames and then they go and stick half a lectern there, it really is a 'pain'.

Nick


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