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photoblog image From The Competition Folder 3/28

From The Competition Folder 3/28

A series of images I have used in my Camera Club competitions that I have not previously posted.

MOCK TUDOR MAGIC

Taken at Wightwick Manor near Wolverhampton the day before we had the meet up at the Black Country Museum last year.  I thought the end of this wing of the house made for this sort of pattern shot.This image was recently awarded a Highly Commended in a recent Open competition.

From The Competition Folder 3/28

A series of images I have used in my Camera Club competitions that I have not previously posted.

MOCK TUDOR MAGIC

Taken at Wightwick Manor near Wolverhampton the day before we had the meet up at the Black Country Museum last year.  I thought the end of this wing of the house made for this sort of pattern shot.This image was recently awarded a Highly Commended in a recent Open competition.

comments (23)

Obviously a lot of effort gone into the composition, Brian. I look forward to this series.
Brian Walbey: This stuck out like a sore thumb to be photographed like this, I don't suppose I'm the first to do this shot.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 May 2012, 01:07
It might be helpful if you publish a legend explaining the Judging awards, Brian...I don't know if "highly commended" means

"good stuff, but not as good as the winning entry"

or

"utter rubbish, but we don't want to dampen his enthusiasm".
Brian Walbey: The former Ray. In our Clubs annual league each competition class has 1st.to 3rd.and two Highly Commendeds for those that didn't quite make the first 3. Points are awarded 5, 4, 3, & 2 and 2. We have 5 rounds during the course of the season with two sections, Open and Themed. Usually there are about three dozen entries in each class, each time.
I find those patterns really beautiful!!
Brian Walbey: Yes I saw these and thought, there's a photo there, and there is.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 23 May 2012, 05:04
The varied patterning here makes a complelling photo, Brian
Brian Walbey: I couldn't avoid taking it to be honest.
  • Chris
  • United States
  • 23 May 2012, 05:49
A worthy award Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Chris.
Highly commendable indeed Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Juan.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 23 May 2012, 08:36
It looks like a face, Brian, flashing you a toothy grin! smile

I love how much fun and fame you're having in your "old age!"
Brian Walbey: I thought it looked like a face before I took it, and I'm glad I did, I like it as a shot. Re the fun bit there are probably more "non-winners" in this series than "winners", after 41 years in Clubs I photograph more for my pleasure than competitions these days.
I love Wightwick manor and this is a fine picture of it Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, we enjoyed our visit there, the day before Dudley.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 May 2012, 09:15
Beautiful detail of the Tudor. Love the shapes. Amazing craftsman's work here.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid. Bearing in mind it wasn't actually done in Tudor times they did make a very good job of it. The house is lovely inside.
This really leaps out from the monitor when you first open it Brian - excellent composition.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Fred, it is always reckoned a picture gains by having immediate impact.
very good crop like this
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal, it did take a bit of work to get all the verticals and horizontals looking right.
The framing makes the shot Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frank. It is such a natural shape and one can't avoid taking it, well I couldn't anyway.
  • Richard Trim
  • Back from three days in Suffolk
  • 23 May 2012, 11:27
In my, for the first time ever, camera club judge mentality. I found the tram picture much more valuable and expressive. Though this house frontage probably has shown up much of your technical skill, it does lack a bit liveliness. Maybe the house cleaner staring out of the curtained window would have been the gold nugget.
Brian Walbey: There's always a first for everything Richard, and you are indeed right. The tram has bags of colour and human interest but the house is a technical exercise in what judges call a "record shot" to be honest, but it did get me a couple of points in the club competition league so I won't complain too loudly.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 May 2012, 12:11
Tudor style - a really wonderful timberwork house- and fantastic photo that may deserve a brass ring!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine. Being a copy of real Tudor they made a very good job of it.
A very striking image Brian, I love those wavy lines!
Brian Walbey: I just couldn't avoid taking this shot, no doubt I'm not the fist though.
I can imagine how expensive it would be today to create an exterior with such incredible detail, even if you could find the craftsmen to do it.

The Highly Commended award was well deserved, Brian.
Brian Walbey: No doubt it would be Beverly. Thanks for your comment.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 23 May 2012, 13:24
You could become dizzy if you look at this for too long Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed I think you would Chad.
A striking image, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Tom.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 May 2012, 15:14
I do like this one very much. You sure we've not seen this one before? I seem to recall saying how much the top windows look like eyes smile Sitting back fromt he computer, it makes me think of a wise old owl. Well done on another "Highly Commended"
Brian Walbey: I checked back Alan and although I've shown the house with this part included I haven't posted this one. Thanks for your comment.
  • Anyes
  • United States
  • 23 May 2012, 16:32
Fro some reason it makes me think of a Russian Babouchka's skirt patterns (grand-mother...Go figure.
Love the composition Brian
Brian Walbey: How strange. Thanks for your comment.
Nicely balanced composition Brian. Very eye catching
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Janet.
Quite a well deserved award Brian.
Excellent composition!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
Very nice composition. Congrats!!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Jacquelyn.

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