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photoblog image From The Competition Folder 18/28

From The Competition Folder 18/28

VILLAGE DETAILS

We went to a little village called Horner not far from Minehead during our Somerset holiday last year.  Comprising just a few houses and not much more, apart from a nice tearoom and garden, I did manage to find a few things to shoot in what were very dull conditions at the time.  I thought I would have a play with this picture of the well aged village notice board and used Tint Photo Editor to colour-pop the village postbox.

 

From The Competition Folder 18/28

VILLAGE DETAILS

We went to a little village called Horner not far from Minehead during our Somerset holiday last year.  Comprising just a few houses and not much more, apart from a nice tearoom and garden, I did manage to find a few things to shoot in what were very dull conditions at the time.  I thought I would have a play with this picture of the well aged village notice board and used Tint Photo Editor to colour-pop the village postbox.

 

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Jun 2012, 00:44
I like this a lot, Brian...old post boxes are photogenic, aren't they!
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed they are Ray.
This is quite British Brian!... and you did a great job of processing it....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.
This is excellent!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth.
Nicely done Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Jun 2012, 08:00
It's all that's needed, Brian... a tearoom! Did you see the old packhorse bridge? I like the colour popping here but I bet this would look good all in colour with the ivy covering the wall.
Brian Walbey: We always enjoy a good tearoom Alan. I like the colour version, I done this for a bit of messing about and decided to use it.
Well, that red does what you wanted - it really does pop out at you.
Brian Walbey: Indeed it does Sheila, thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Jun 2012, 09:57
A fine effort Brian. Strangely enough I went to the same place a fortnight ago to walk through the beechwoods looking at plants and listening to birds - Wood Warblers, Redstarts & Pied Flycatchers
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris. I just knew that you would be familiar with this place, sadly it was damp and cold while we were there but we did have a walk around the village and a pleasant snack at the tearoom.
Another Ed. VII post box! Did you (like Coleridge) meet a "person from Porlock"?
Brian Walbey: Good to see the old postboxes still about isn't it it Tom. I wasn't fortunate enough to meet a person from Porlock, as far as I know smile
You don't see this much nowadays Brian takes you back to the I Spy Books to keep the kids amused on outings.
Brian Walbey: Indeed you don't Peter. I used to have quite a collection of I-Spy books when I was a lad, I never did get the badge though.
Full of charm Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
I love the red in all B&W
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal, that was why I played with this to see if I could get the box on its own in colour.
I do like this Brian, the post box really stands out, to good effect! smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin. I done this as a playing about exercise but it seems to have come out quite well.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 7 Jun 2012, 14:24
I can see that you worked hard on the little details here Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes I enjoyed my play with this one Chad.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Jun 2012, 15:22
At first I read 'Homer' and thought what a great name- but then I read H o r n e r! I like the two details you chose to show us - you should post this fine picture on this village notice board! I hope the leaves (ivy) very freshly green. The post box is emptied two times a day - oftener than the most boxes in our town.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine. The collection times are 12 Noon Monday to Friday and 11.00 Am on Saturday, so only just once a day like where you live and where I live also. No Sunday collections at all these days it seems.
Ah! So there is a colour called pillar box red.
Brian Walbey: Indeed there is Richard.
  • Lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jun 2012, 16:03
I can't ever remember seeing an Edward VII post-box before, Brian. Like this treatment
Brian Walbey: I didn't realise the age until I read one of the earlier comments.
Love that area Brian and a nice little snapshot of it. Nice candidate for selective colouring
Brian Walbey: Yes we thought this a lovely little place, sadly it was dull and damp while we were there.
A charming image Brian with the selective colouring Brian! Well done.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Jun 2012, 22:31
Those boxes might be photogenic Brian, but they are hopeless for getting letters into. We usually have to drive to the next village to post a letter!
Brian Walbey: I know what you mean Mike, we have a few where I live.
sweet shot. well done with the selective colouring
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush.

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