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photoblog image MONOCHROME MANIA - PART 3 #3

MONOCHROME MANIA - PART 3 #3

Pastoral Scene

An early monochrome shot of mine this was taken in the early 70's in a field near to the A1 as it approaches St.Neots.

I remember we had just eaten well at the Anchor Inn, Tempsford and took a stroll across the meadow by this stream to walk off the biggest mixed grill I have ever tackled, before or since, that's why I remember it.

(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 3 #3

Pastoral Scene

An early monochrome shot of mine this was taken in the early 70's in a field near to the A1 as it approaches St.Neots.

I remember we had just eaten well at the Anchor Inn, Tempsford and took a stroll across the meadow by this stream to walk off the biggest mixed grill I have ever tackled, before or since, that's why I remember it.

(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 (13)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Mar 2009, 00:15
Despite dining at the Anchor Inn, Brian, you still seem to have achieved a level horizon. And you achieved a very fine pastoral image.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, I was driving that day, shandy only I'm afraid.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 11 Mar 2009, 00:44
Ditto to what Ray has said, Brian. With a "mixed grill" that big, no wonder the cows are looking at you a bit warily!
Brian Walbey: I couldn't have eaten another morsel Ginnie. Thanks for your comment.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 11 Mar 2009, 07:31
At least you left these two off the menu so you could have them in this very fine image
Brian Walbey: By now they will have been someone else's mixed grill zeddsmile) Thanks for your comment.
I hope you didn't feel guilty looking at those cattle after eating a mixed grill Brian? This is a really nice composition
Brian Walbey: I didn't feel guilty at all Bill, but I always remember that particular meal on the odd occasions we drive past here on the A1.
A wonderful pastoral composition Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Richard.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Mar 2009, 08:46
Well this is really charming Brian: it hasn't dated at all
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Chris, I think this place looks jst the same, just later model cowssmile
Good to see some things don't change. Nice memories Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Janet.
A really good one in the portrait mode..it works well here. Nice comp' Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Ron.
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 11 Mar 2009, 15:25
So this picture is over 30 years old? Wow. When you said that, I tried looking for changes in the pictures when compared to today and I don't see much difference... but the fact that its a print and the processing gives it an old feel. Its still pretty darn good for a print! This could easily be on the cover of an old novel, like a Jane Eyre.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much for your comment Mia. This has been a long series with still a few to go and generally there have been some comments that these old scanned prints, done from film, come out with a generally softer feel than modern Photoshop conversions which can seem a bit more contrasty, and I tend to agree with that.
Very nice pastoral scene, Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad for your comment.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Mar 2009, 21:32
A lovely timeless pastoral image, Brian. Make sme think of the 1960s when life was all a lot slower.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, the pace of life was definitely sloer then I agree.
  • Aussie
  • Cedar Vale
  • 11 Mar 2009, 23:17
Reminds me of the annual visits we took to my grandparents farm. Lovely scene Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Aussie, this is on the banks of the River Ouse which runs through this part of East Anglia.
j' adore très sympa
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much for your comment.

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