Donald and Dave - Thank you for your encouraging comments.
I have visited and photographed the usual things in Marlow several times, and yesterday I was trying to get something a bit different. However, I did also take one similar to yours, Dave - I suppose it is the more obvious one, or as another recent thread might have put it - the cliche shot.
I think so - and I like this view along the heavy chain.This any better (less cliche) ?
Hang on. Hang on - I was expecting C&C on my photo.
Is my thread being hijacked by a Moderator here?!!!
What can I say: #1 is well presented and sharp.
I did wonder about the church being so central, but I think the crop/framing you have works better than the alternatives.
e.g. crop so span goes into top right corner, or less severe; just take 5% off right hand side.
The second, cliche shot has some perspective distortion, but you probably just popped that in to show great minds think alike
or that we all succumb to the odd cliche now and then
I almost considered suggesting a meet up, but suspect we'd all get in each others shots with such a relatively small subject.
ChrisH could come too, he only lives 'round the corner'.
£225 for new specs, and that's with 20% off and a free eye test - makes the intricate technology that is a new camera lens seem very reasonably priced!
You wanted to see some more photos, Dave, so here is another of the bridge:
and the Church:
and some boats on the Thames:
Thank you for viewing.
Much better than mine, well done, you've made me wish I'd gone back this weekend now!
I always felt the council let them build the houses and flats too close to the bridge - it spoils many photos - I can think of more 'sympathetic' buidling to have than what's there.
You've got some lovely crisp shots there Philip (and Dave !), interesting angles too. Who says you Pom's have lousy weather - it looks almost as good as Aussie weather.
Dave and Dave - thank you for your encouraging comments. I am pleased that you like these photos, and this also helps to give confidence a boost.
Having never been there, I like the tight shot of the church through the arch, and the last three photographs.
In the arch shot, the white street lamp in the top left leads to the one on the right which leads your eye to the church. The only thing I would say to make it better would be to get rid of the sign(?) covering the rest of the church roof on the right side.
The third bridge shot brings out the beauty of the bridge and the red houses on the left add a nice highlight of color.
The steeple shot is wonderful in my opinion, but I like church photos in general and steeples especially. That on is especially intricate. I like how you got the red berries on the bushes that frame it. Nice shot!
I also like the boats with the ducks and red leaves floating in the water.
Looks like a nice place to visit or live near in your case.
Thanks for posting
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Thank you, Darlene, for viewing and for your helpful comments. I am pleased that you enjoyed these photos - Marlow is a very attractive and photogenic little town on the Thames.
I like this viewing angle. How great!
Hi Philip - Great images of Marlow and from Dave too. Did you take them this last few days as the weather has been stunning! I have spent a lot of time down by the River Thames, as did a lot of photographers, so may be you are one of those I nodded to. If you go to my web site there are two galleries on Marlow: -
In the mean time here are two shots similar to yours: -
All Saints through Marlow Bridge
All Saints at Night
I was there on Sunday afternoon, Chris - the weather was perfect. You are so lucky to live there - I love being near water such as a wide river, a lake, or the sea (but not on it!). You must have hundreds of pictures of Marlow, and your night shot is wonderful.
Philip - I have one or two, but continually shoot to try and get that allusive perfect image.
Sunday was perfect weather.