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photoblog image Easter Monday Country Fair  1/5

Easter Monday Country Fair 1/5

On Easter Monday we went to a country fair at Thrumpton Hall, not far from Junction 24 of the M1. I took a lot of shots but rather than spread them out over a long period I am presenting a selection of them in five collages this week.

This first collage concentrates on a few of the people I saw around the fair, and I have finished off with a couple of attractive plants I saw on one of the stalls.

The gentleman with the parrot runs a parrot rescue charity and he, and the birds, gave a very amusing show prior to passing the collection box around.

 

Easter Monday Country Fair 1/5

On Easter Monday we went to a country fair at Thrumpton Hall, not far from Junction 24 of the M1. I took a lot of shots but rather than spread them out over a long period I am presenting a selection of them in five collages this week.

This first collage concentrates on a few of the people I saw around the fair, and I have finished off with a couple of attractive plants I saw on one of the stalls.

The gentleman with the parrot runs a parrot rescue charity and he, and the birds, gave a very amusing show prior to passing the collection box around.

 

comments (17)

  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 11 May 2009, 00:29
Would love to see a larger shot of that beautiful parrot. lovely collage brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Aussie, I'm thinking of putting the parrot one in a competition at my Camera Club.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 11 May 2009, 01:54
Nice work with the collage Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Tony, I hope to soon see a collage from you.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 May 2009, 02:44
The montage is an interesting way to present an event, Brian...I think there is a better story from several shots than is likely to be illustrated with one image.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, unfortunately some think otherwise today.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 May 2009, 05:34
You did a wonderful job here Brian, so much to see.
A picture sais more than a thousand words.....
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, and there are four more to follow this one.
It is all excitement at a country fair, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad, it was a good afternoon out.
You do good collages Brian and this is no exception
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, perhaps you should come back and read one of the other comments about this today.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 May 2009, 08:52
You've definitely got a talent for this sort of thing Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Chris.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 11 May 2009, 10:01
Good work Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much vintage.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 May 2009, 10:07
The Great British Bank Holiday! I'm going to stick my neck out and disagree with everyone - I don't think a collage does justice to the subject matter. It ends up looking like one of those postcards with multiple views, and you don't get to concentrate on any one image. This kind of material would look much better in book form where you can play with juxtaposing the images. Collages are right up there with borders as one of my pet hates, but of course, it is all just a matter of personal taste. There, I've had my rant!
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Hi Ingrid, I'm quite happy for you to disagree with others who like my collages, I will agree that they do sometimes end up looking like postcards. I don't enjoy on SC seeing long series all taken at one place with not much difference in the images, I like variations from day to day like your recent family one, i to which it is obvious you put a lot of effort and personal feelings. In this case I had a number of what I felt are entertaining, rather than artistic, images but rather than bore viewers for two or three weeks with the same thing I have put them together in five collages for general interest. On Saturday I revert to single images and thus I will remain at least for the forseeable future, most of which have been building up in my "Miscellaneous folder" for a long time. I would still be interested to hear if any of the images included this week do manage to "catch your eye" though and then I could consider if they are worth showing alone at some time in the future. Brian.
Lovely collage covering quite well the event Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much vintage.
Collages are a great way of telling a story. I know what Ingrid is saying and if this site was purely about stunning images there would be no accompanying text only a brief title. Part of the fun is the exchange of information and the stories. I estimate that what I consider my "best" pictures get the least views and comments. The twiddles, daft ones and those that tell a story are more interesting to most people.
Brian Walbey: I think we said when we met Bill that SC is enjoyable because it isn't full of "very correct" images and no levity from its members which makes it an enjoyable place to log on to every day. I think most members post "artistic" images from time to time but if that was all we posted then I think we would all be posting a lot fewer images, and the community genre would go missing. Thanks for your thoughts.
I like this collage idea. Very good!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Mary.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 May 2009, 17:59
Thrumpton hall? Isn't that something do with with an old children's TV show? "Pugh Pugh Barney Mcgrew" etc? Either wait the collage is good.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, I always think of that T.V.programme when we go there. You will get a chance to see what it looks like on Saturday.
Do you rememeber those awful times in the 60's and possibly seventies where people used to invite friends round to see all the holiday slides and project the slides on a wall where the picture of the 'green lady' ( remember her Brian) had been lowered to the floor. for a clear wall. I went to just one of these and fell asleep watching them !!!!!.... So I think that in the context it is ok to create a collage ... that's why I try to keep my series relatively short ... Mind you I have got a series of all the milestone markers on the Fosse Way .... Should I post them Brian?

richard ;-)
Brian Walbey: Definitely not the Fosse Way series Richard, although you could always join up with Chad and his lines and cats eyes and produce some suitable roadside collages between you smile I do remember the "green lady" sadly. Thanks for your comment.your
Your doing fine Brian..I agree with most.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron.
Lovely allround view of what looked like a fun day Brian
Brian Walbey: It was a good day out Pam, hopefully you will enjoy the others pictures of the event this week.
this one really gets the atmosphere out on the table
nice one
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob.

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