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photoblog image MONOCHROME MANIA - PART 1 #8

MONOCHROME MANIA - PART 1 #8

Cley Mill      (This is posting number 300 for me today)

One of the most photographed places in the whole of Norfolk this mill used to stand almost at the edge of the sea. There used to be a harbour at Cley but over the years it became silted up and now the village is some distance from the sea.

A selection of pictures of the village can be found at http://www.tournorfolk.co.uk/cley.html

(All of the pictures in this series were taken on B&W.film, developed and printed by me, and sometimes entered into Club competitions.  This is original monochrome work and the only digital bit is scanning the prints into Photoshop and preparing them for display here.)

MONOCHROME MANIA - PART 1 #8

Cley Mill      (This is posting number 300 for me today)

One of the most photographed places in the whole of Norfolk this mill used to stand almost at the edge of the sea. There used to be a harbour at Cley but over the years it became silted up and now the village is some distance from the sea.

A selection of pictures of the village can be found at http://www.tournorfolk.co.uk/cley.html

(All of the pictures in this series were taken on B&W.film, developed and printed by me, and sometimes entered into Club competitions.  This is original monochrome work and the only digital bit is scanning the prints into Photoshop and preparing them for display here.)

comments (18)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 21 Jan 2009, 02:39
I can see why it is so highly shot, great image of a highly unusual building.

Tony
Brian Walbey: Thanks Zeb, this mill features quite frequently on calendars etc. Thanks for your comment.
A lovely picture Brian. I've been birdwatching in Cley: it's a lovely place in summer
Brian Walbey: Never let anyone say Norfolk isn't a nice county Chris, I'm pleaded you liked my picture.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Jan 2009, 07:34
I thought you were in Holland, before I read your info Briansmile
Very nice.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tracy, it would be nice to photograph the mills in Holland just as Astrid and Ginnie have.
I love mill ! This one is classical and very well done !
Congratulations for the 300th, hope to see you at least for the 3000 next smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment, I might be an old man by the time I get to 3,000 postingssmile
  • Aussie
  • Hot and Sunny Brisbane
  • 21 Jan 2009, 09:42
Lovely image Brian, love the mill.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Aussie.
Happy 300th Brian. Many many more to come!
Beautiful capture, I like the tones.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I must get up to Norfolk and do the same picture in colour one day.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 21 Jan 2009, 10:35
300 well done and this photo is excellent I like it very much
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment vintage.
congrats on the 300 Brian. Keep them coming old and new!!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, I'll certainly keep the old ones coming for quite a while yet.
You`ve picked a cracking image for your 300th. Beautiful conversion. (:o)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rosalyn, this is a scan of a print from a B&W negative film I took back in the early 70's.
Excellent stuff today Brian ... and also all the others. richard
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, this is going to be a long series of my old monochrome prints from the 70's, something different and original I felt.
  • Chad Doveton
  • location location location.
  • 21 Jan 2009, 17:29
Congratulations on the 300th, Brian. Keep them coming.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad, it's becoming more difficult to find lots of new stuff, hence the older pictures in this lengthy series.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Jan 2009, 17:52
Well done on no. 300! A fine shot, too, and the B&W presentation perfect for the timelessness feel of the image (difficult to colour now, I guess, in any case).
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Alan.
  • Harv
  • UK
  • 21 Jan 2009, 20:53
Congratulations on reaching 300. This is a great b&w shot brian - a real picture postcard.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Harv, I reckon they must sell thousands of postcards of this mill in North Norfolk every year.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 21 Jan 2009, 22:31
Many congratulations on the 300 Brian.

A fine picture to celebrate with, it's very clear and has excellent contrasting shades
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ellie, I think this looks a bit better than the original print does although I haven't twiddled with it at all.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Jan 2009, 22:43
I have seen pictures of this mill before. I like the contrast of the sharpness of the mill and the soft, billowy grass.
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid, I wish, sometimes, I had written down my camera settings in the old days, I suspect this had quite a slow shutter speed.
Nice mill. Looks like one of Holland.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Paul, some of the mills in East Anglia are very much like those in Holland.
congrats on the 300th Brian and super shot to mark it withsmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks on both counts Tim.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Feb 2009, 20:35
sad How could I have missed your 300th,
tongue Congratulations with this accomplishment and beautiful windmill, a joy for the eye,
I know I am lucky to have a windmill in my village...yes and it 'works' once a week.
Brian, your pictures are always a joy to look at, you put so much time in it...sigh....I hope in future to have some more time to post and comment.
Brian all the best, how is your health??
Hartelijke groeten also for Maureen.
Astrid
Brian Walbey: Well you didn't miss my 300th.in the end Astrid, thanks for looking it up and for your comments. This is one of the famous windmills in England and features on calendars and cards a lot. My health is o.k.at the moment God willing, but I now apparently have a high sugar count so that will have to be looked at and Maureen may have to have a hip replacement, she is seeing the hospital doctor next week. That apart we keep plugging along. I hope your things are sorting themselves out Regards for now. Brian.

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