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    Pond, Glenfarg Green

    The hardest part of this one was standing in the freezing water for about 45 minutes waiting for, what I thought, was the right light.

    But thank you to those who responded to my comment a couple of weeks ago when I spoke about my hands getting too cold to be operational. Now got a pair of Merino wool liner gloves under a pair of very padded ski gloves. Just perfect! Can still operate the cable release with the big gloves on.

    Pond, Glenfarg Green
    40D, 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM @ 17mm. ISO100. 1/6@f8. 5 stop (3+2) GND. Manual. 2:50pm.

    Any comments welcomed.
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    Re: Pond, Glenfarg Green

    The temperature dropped 45 degrees here today and we are expecting a low of 28 F but as miserable as I know it will be, just looking at this picture makes me shivver and I'm in a nice, toasty house with a fire blazing away. Good one!

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    Re: Pond, Glenfarg Green

    Cool!!!

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    Re: Pond, Glenfarg Green

    Don't wonder if people are staring at you while taking pictures when you are standing about 45 minutes in cold icy water. Getting strange looks for taking pictures.

    Very good shot. It makes me feel cold and a little bit mirthless. The diffuse lighting with the deep grey sky that get darker the higher the eye looks arranges some kind of sad feelings inside. I think I am going to get a hot tea now.

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    Re: Pond, Glenfarg Green

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunray View Post
    Don't wonder if people are staring at you while taking pictures when you are standing about 45 minutes in cold icy water.
    Robert

    People in the village are now getting used to the site of this strange man behaving oddly. Fortunately, I am involved in various activities in the community so I know most people. They know I've this tendency to stand around, staring at a view whilst not seeming to do anything with the camera that is sitting on its tripod.
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    Re: Pond, Glenfarg Green

    It's beautiful, Donald, but is your art really worth it, if you wind up with pneumonia? I think you captured the scene very well.

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    Re: Pond, Glenfarg Green

    Quote Originally Posted by mythlady View Post
    It's beautiful ... I think you captured the scene very well.
    Thank you Elise. The one thing that's really annoying me is the stupid title I've given it. The pond is not the primary subject. Yes, it's there. Just me getting too clever for myself. So, I'm going to put it into the 'Latest Stuff' section of my website to let it stew for a few days to see if it's good enough to go in to my main galleries. But I'm going to change the name to 'The Old Joinery Workshop'.

    ...but is your art really worth it, if you wind up with pneumonia?
    If it's a good image, then yes it's worth it. Well, you know what I mean.

    My primary driver with this is to make a pictorial record (hopefully an artistically competent and pleasing one) of my community that, perhaps, will be of interest to people who live here both now and in the future.

    I think I've produced some decent stuff that's in my 'Arngask: A Parish in Perthshire' gallery on my website. But I'm acutely aware that it lacks people.

    I touched upon this in my 'In conversation with ....' interview in terms of still being awkward about approaching people - even though I know most people in the village (or maybe that's why).

    People are also the reason I'm convincing myself that I need a Canon 24-70 f2.8 L (even though I know I don't!).

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