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photoblog image From The Competition Folder 12/28

From The Competition Folder 12/28

AT THE MOORINGS

This image was taken at the Black Country Museum at Dudley in the West Midlands on the Sunday that quite a few of us met up last September, and about which much has been written and shown since then.  There is a fine canal basin with quite a few narrow boats moored up and I quite liked this angle and the reflections in the water.  Most people who've seen it like the rudder filling the bottom left hand corner, needless to say the Judge didn't!

 

From The Competition Folder 12/28

AT THE MOORINGS

This image was taken at the Black Country Museum at Dudley in the West Midlands on the Sunday that quite a few of us met up last September, and about which much has been written and shown since then.  There is a fine canal basin with quite a few narrow boats moored up and I quite liked this angle and the reflections in the water.  Most people who've seen it like the rudder filling the bottom left hand corner, needless to say the Judge didn't!

 

comments (26)

I can't understand it, Brian. The rudder post balances the picture.
Brian Walbey: I and other Club members think the same Graeme, you can't win em' all.
flawless image imo; i like everything about this.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Jun 2012, 01:01
Its a wonderful shot, Brian...a pox on the Judge!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray. I shall study each judge closely for spots when the next season starts smile
This is a fantastic image of the canal boats Brian... well done....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.
I like everything in this photo Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Jacquelyn.
I like the sharpness of the photo, and the reflections!!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth.
Have you ever been a judge Brian ?
Brian Walbey: I did a judging many years ago and went on a one day course as well. We do a lot of "show and tell" in the Club with discussion and comments from the floor, it ends up a bit like a verbal edition of SC.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Jun 2012, 06:29
This is a perfect example of how you can please some of the people some of the time but not all of the people some of the time! I'm glad you showed this to US, Brian. We're the important ones. smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie, indeed you are all important, and I should say that I am absolutely certain I took this whilst Astrid and I were strolling along the wharf enjoying a conversation and taking pictures together. She must have been a very good influence on me at that moment, a touch of her seeing eye passed on.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Jun 2012, 07:06
I like this image Brian: it's vibrant!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Chris.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Jun 2012, 08:14
Oh, all the narrow boats - I like this colourful photo!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine, perhaps you might see some narrow boats whilst on your holiday, there are quite a few canals in the area you are visiting.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 1 Jun 2012, 08:36
I think this image is super
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much vintage.
Lovely colours in this Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Fred, a little help from Topaz in this case.
it is such a strange boat to me, those narrow ones.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chantal but there have been quite a few narrow boat images on here this week as you have probably noticed.
Nothing wrong with that Brian a working canal well taken.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Peter.
It's an excellent Boat Friday and our judges like this just fine.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Mary.
I really like this Brian! smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Martin.
  • Lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Jun 2012, 11:14
There's nowt so queer as judges, Brian!
Brian Walbey: You can say that again, but after 40+ years I don't take any notice, if I like them job done!
I told ya Brian, had to take the judge apart for a few words..
Brian Walbey: Or a few beers Juan smile
You didn't have much luck with the judges did you. I like the addition of the rudder. Nice composition
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet. After 40+ years I'm no longer really that bothered, as long as I like it then that's all that matters.
I like everything about this one, Brian; the rudder included.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Beverly.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 1 Jun 2012, 13:34
One of those boats appears to have risked a crossing of the notorious Irish sea Brian.
Brian Walbey: So I understand Chad, not my idea of a safe voyage.
A great composition in this wonderful and vibrant image Brian. Some judges are blind aren't they?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I don't let judges comments upset me after all these years, but sometimes one can see newcomers being a bit upset by unhelpful comments.
A fine image, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Tom.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Jun 2012, 16:46
smile I remember these boats and I remember our conversation. You did a great job here. Love the colours and the reflections. We had a wonderful day in the museum.
We plan to be back in 2014.
Have a great weekend!
Brian Walbey: Thanks for taking time out from your busy week to comment Astrid, indeed we all had a lovely day at the museum, I only wish we could have joined you at Blists Hill but other things got in the way that day. Hopefully some of us might be able to gather again next year. We have a busy weekend in GB as you probably know with the Queens Jubilee celebrations and so on. There is quite a lot on where we live and I also have some prints in an exhibition in a nearby town so we are fitting in going to that plus flower festivals in 3 churches as well, things don't slow down with age! Have a great weekend you two.
A day well remembered and I like this picture Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, it was a very good day, hopefully there might be more of the same at sometime.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Jun 2012, 21:55
Pah! Judges know nothing! They don't like the rudder but happy to put their oar in. Rollocks to them! There i a lovely colourful shot of part of our rich heritage.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. The trouble is some look at the picture and what it means and comment accordingly, which is the right way I feel regardless of any imperfections, for others though they ignore the content and its meaning and just quote verbatim what books and other judges say, they are the ones that get up my nose!

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