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    Marlow

    Marlow Church framed by Marlow Bridge -

    or just another Channel 4 logo?

    Marlow

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    Re: Marlow

    Quote Originally Posted by MrB View Post
    ... or just another Channel 4 logo?
    #Now that is clever!

    The rest of the world maybe needs to know that our (UK's) Channel 4 TV uses structures and as the camera 'pans' past them, they form into the number '4'

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    Re: Marlow

    hah, whose logo is this?

    Marlow

    Looks like they painted it since 2009

    Good angle there Philip, I published about 10, but don't have this view in my collection.

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    Re: Marlow

    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.

    Marlow

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    Re: Marlow

    Yeah, point taken

    This bridge, I think, is a definite "blue sky day" subject, on a cloudy day, the structure can get lost in the sky.

    This any better (less cliche) ?
    Marlow

    Cheers,

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    Re: Marlow

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    This bridge, I think, is a definite "blue sky day" subject, on a cloudy day, the structure can get lost in the sky.
    I agree - there is so much in the structure of the bridge already in the picture.

    This any better (less cliche) ?
    I think so - and I like this view along the heavy chain.

    Hang on. Hang on - I was expecting C&C on my photo.
    Is my thread being hijacked by a Moderator here?!!!

    Philip

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    Re: Marlow

    Quote Originally Posted by MrB View Post
    Hang on. Hang on - I was expecting C&C on my photo.
    Is my thread being hijacked by a Moderator here?!!!
    If it is any consolation, I did feel a twinge of guilt, but I was hoping you'd show us more.

    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'.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    If it is any consolation, I did feel a twinge of guilt, but I was hoping you'd show us more.

    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'.

    Cheers,
    I'll get back later, Dave - I have an appointment at Specsavers in 30 minutes - honestly, I really do need my eyes tested!

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    Re: Marlow

    Quote Originally Posted by MrB View Post
    I'll get back later, Dave - I have an appointment at Specsavers in 30 minutes - honestly, I really do need my eyes tested!
    He's been away at that opticians appointment an awfully long time. Do you think he's lost his way home?

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    Re: Marlow

    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:

    Marlow

    and the Church:

    Marlow

    and some boats on the Thames:

    Marlow

    Thank you for viewing.

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    Re: Marlow

    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.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Marlow

    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.

    Cheers Dave

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    Re: Marlow

    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.

    Philip

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    Re: Marlow

    Philip,

    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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    Re: Marlow

    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.

    Philip

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    Re: Marlow

    I like this viewing angle. How great!

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    Re: Marlow

    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: -



    www.chrishotton.com

    In the mean time here are two shots similar to yours: -

    Marlow

    All Saints through Marlow Bridge

    Marlow

    All Saints at Night

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    Re: Marlow

    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

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    Re: Marlow

    Quote Originally Posted by Ross View Post
    I like this viewing angle. How great!
    Thank you, Ross.

    Philip

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    Re: Marlow

    Philip - I have one or two, but continually shoot to try and get that allusive perfect image.

    Sunday was perfect weather.

    Regards

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