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photoblog image Bourton-on-the-Water last Friday  1 of 5

Bourton-on-the-Water last Friday 1 of 5

We spent Wednesday to Friday in the Cotswolds at Bourton-on-the-Water last week.  Sadly the weather left a lot to be desired photographically and of course there were lots of tourists from all over the world at Bourton making decent shots difficult.

I took this series on my compact early on last Friday morning before there were too many people about and the weather was o.k.

Hopefully you will see some more shots from this short holiday as the year goes on.

Bourton-on-the-Water last Friday 1 of 5

We spent Wednesday to Friday in the Cotswolds at Bourton-on-the-Water last week.  Sadly the weather left a lot to be desired photographically and of course there were lots of tourists from all over the world at Bourton making decent shots difficult.

I took this series on my compact early on last Friday morning before there were too many people about and the weather was o.k.

Hopefully you will see some more shots from this short holiday as the year goes on.

comments (20)

the people in this one make it.
lovely place and shot
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Rob.
  • graham pickett
  • SUNNY ~~SOUTHSEA~~~ENGLAND
  • 13 Jul 2009, 00:49
If you think tourists get in the way at Bourton try Venice.Must agree with Rob,nice shot Brian.
Brian Walbey: This was early in the morning Graham, by lunch time it is heaving.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 13 Jul 2009, 01:21
It's a lovely, idyllic scene, Brian. You made the most of it!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ginnie, I have more shots from here through the week if you get chance to look in.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Jul 2009, 02:25
Gee Brian, the benches are half empty, and the ducks are still hungry...that doesn't see like a glut of tourists.

Impressionist foliage is nice!
Brian Walbey: This was 9.30 Ray, by mid-day the place is heaving with tourists like me.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Jul 2009, 02:36
You've made it look at its very best Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Chris.
It all looks beautiful, so well done for getting this shot.
I wouldn't like to live in one of those houses - in a flood there is no where for the water to go except inside!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila. I hadn't thought about the possible flooding aspect, you might have a point there.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 13 Jul 2009, 07:46
Looks serene and beautiful to me Brian
Brian Walbey: A lovely place Tony but by mid-day it is heaving with tourists from all over the world.
That's the trouble with Bourton, it gets so crowded. It looks good in this picture though
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, I was out by 9.30 to get the shots in this series, the only tourist in the village you might say.
It was exactly like this when I cycled through here on a cycling tour in about 1960. richard
Brian Walbey: Sadly it is not like this later in the day Richard hence my early start, well early for me anyway.
Beautiful place
Brian Walbey: It certainly is Martin, thanks for your comment.
One of the fine Cotswold villages Brian, it was always crowded when I visited though. A very pleasant scene indeed.
Brian Walbey: Thanks les, I went out early before the rest of the tourists arrived.
A wonderful and peaceful scene Brian. I like the light play!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Jul 2009, 11:40
This looks a lovely place Brian. You have captured the beauty very well, even if the conditions were not perfect.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Tracy.
  • Aussie
  • Cedar Vale
  • 13 Jul 2009, 13:03
Gorgeous scene brian, i like the people in it. looks like a lovely sunny day
Brian Walbey: It was a lovely morning Aussie but by mid-day it would have been heaving with people.
A creditable photograph under the circumstances.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Chad.
Good to see the old place. i haven't been there for years. Looks pretty in the sunshine.
Brian Walbey: It is a nice place Janet, thanks for your comment.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Jul 2009, 18:24
Very, very nice, too, Brian. I've not been there now for it must be 40 years and I expect that there is even more of the Great Unwashed getting in the way now! I wonder if the locals get fed up with it all?
Brian Walbey: It was quiet at this time but later in the day it is heaving with people, I bet the locals get fed up as you say.
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 13 Jul 2009, 18:42
I feel the same about tourists, especially when I visit New York City... probably a reason I can't imagine living in a touristy place! I still like your image, Brian. Although I can see how this gorgeous location would have looked without people.
Brian Walbey: Fortunately it was quiet early in the morning as you will see during the week Mia. Then the coachloads arrive later on, oh dear.
Glad you made the effort to go early Brian, it payed off well. Lovely shot and nice processing.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ron.
It's a great shot for a compact.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Albert.

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