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    rural living

    Just trying yet again to make something from the mundane 'seen everyday' phenomenon.
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    Re: rural living

    Two suggestions, if I may:
    1. I think it needs both a rotation but also perspective correction to get the verticals vertical.
    2. I'd crop out that building at the extreme right-hand side

    But you're right, what we often think of as the 'mundane' can provide us with good lines and shapes that will work in a picture. It's 'seeing' them that I have the problem with.

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    Re: rural living

    Thank you for helpful comments Mr D. Going back to apply your advice.
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    Hello Ken!

    Mundane only to those who see it all the time. I'm guessing it is a water tank. Would this be commonly used on farms in Australia? I am curious about the two tanks, though. It appears that the large tank feeds into the smaller one and it, in turn, is used to fill those large metal buckets. Does the smaller tank contain a filtering system? The sky is such a brilliant blue. Lovely

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    Re: rural living

    I assume the smaller tank takes the overflow water when the first one is full.

    Agree with cropping the right side, and I suppose also reducing the sky if you want to keep the same size ratio.

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    To Myra and Geoff
    Water is very precious here. And if you live on a rural property with no town water supply then you have to collect your own or go without. So we collect run off from the shed and house rooves into tanks. This is pumped under pressure to the house where it is filtered before use. And just in case we get a bout of good rain we have back up tanks in place to catch any overflow. The large tank is a 3000 gallon tank hooked into the house supply system. The 400 litre smaller overflow tank and the two containers are for the garden. However the system is far more extensive than shown and we have five other tanks, four 5000 and another 3000 gallon tank hooked into our water collection system. Four of these other tanks harvest from rooves for domestic use and one 5000 is filled from a dam and gravity feeds the drip feed system to our garden. We are okay now but we have just come out of 11 years of drought and water supply was quite an issue here for a while. Hope this answers your questions.
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    Re: rural living

    Ken,
    what I love here is how your pictures make me think. Here in the UK a hose pipe ban has just come in to force, due to a water shortage in the South of the country. However, I've never (until now) really thought about how precious water is. I'm ashamed to admit, because I can just turn on the tap whenever I want it, giving me as much clean drinking water as I require; I take it for granted.
    Well thank you for sharing and a lesson learn't; no more taking water for granted.
    With regard to the images, I agree with Donald.

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    Totally agree with John. That was a great lesson on lifestyle and conservation. I never even thought about one being for overflow or catching water from the rooves. When I was a toddler, a great aunt who lived in the country had pipe from her roof to a barrel to catch the rain water. Waste not; want not even if water is plentiful. Thanks for taking the time to explain, Ken

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    Re: rural living

    It's a good picture but seems too tight framed to my taste. What's to the sides?. Maybe a zoomed out version would look better.

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    Trust me. It wouldn't! I know what rubbish was to either side and am now under strict orders from Mrs ucci to clean it up!
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