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    A Bridge Not Far Enough

    Here are a couple of shots from the south of France. The first two are at Avignon and the last is at a charming hilltop village called Baux de Provence. Oh to be back there !!

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    Comments welcome. Cheers Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by dje View Post
    Oh to be back there !!
    What's this? The joys of pool-side lager and barbies in Brisbane don't have the same pull anymore?

    I think #1 would have been improved if you had stood on the river bank, avoiding the road and cars. #3 is a nice scene, with a good sense of depth, but the cobbles are a little bright, and I would have moved that chair out of the way in the BR corner. I'll wager this month's pension that you didn't see that in the viewfinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    What's this? The joys of pool-side lager and barbies in Brisbane don't have the same pull anymore?
    Well Rob they get a bit boring after a while. You can only take so much sunshine and beach babes !

    By the way, your pension is safe.

    Cheers Dave
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 13th June 2011 at 07:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dje View Post
    Well Rob they get a bit boring after a while. You can only take so much sunshine and beach babes !

    By the way, your pension is safe.

    Cheers Dave
    A slight faux pas perhaps in my last post. By 'barbie' I did of course mean a barbecue. I didn't want to suggest in any way that you derived any joy from...
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    Well, I, of course, completely knew what you meant.... I mean, obviously....

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    dave,
    I love the street scene #3 that you posted. However, I wonder if it would not be a bit improved by cropping the right side of the image a bit. This seems like it improves (at least IMO) the leading lines from the tables into the street with the people walking. It also places that street and those people more at the intersection of the thirds. The tree also acts like a frame. I hope you don't mind that I tried it...
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    Re: A Bridge Not Far Enough

    La Cigale is very interesting. I would like a lot to be there. What does La the Cigale mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arith View Post
    La Cigale is very interesting. I would like a lot to be there. What does La the Cigale mean?
    It is an insect,grig,(cricket)I think!
    Last edited by Radu Dinu Cordeanu; 13th June 2011 at 05:12 PM.

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    Re: A Bridge Not Far Enough

    Maybe a CICADA, Steve?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    A slight faux pas perhaps in my last post. By 'barbie' I did of course mean a barbecue. I didn't want to suggest in any way that you derived any joy from...
    Yes Rob i knew what you meant. Actually there aren't too many beach babes around our pool anyway.

    Thanks for your comments on the photos too.

    Dave
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 13th June 2011 at 07:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    dave,
    I love the street scene #3 that you posted. However, I wonder if it would not be a bit improved by cropping the right side of the image a bit. This seems like it improves (at least IMO) the leading lines from the tables into the street with the people walking. It also places that street and those people more at the intersection of the thirds. The tree also acts like a frame. I hope you don't mind that I tried it...
    No problem Richard, I think your crop works. Thanks

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by arith View Post
    La Cigale is very interesting. I would like a lot to be there. What does La the Cigale mean?
    I think Radu and Willie are correct with the language translation. In this case it is just the name of a gift shop.

    Incidentally I should have referred to the village name as "Les Baux de Provence", (ie with "Les" in front).

    Dave

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