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Country house
Bridgefoot Stu

Country house

4 January 2005

City dweller, successful feller, thought to himself: 'Oops! I've got a lot of money'... I know that it's not everyone's cup of tea, and I am aware that Pbase has been slower than frozen treacle of late, but I have been putting a lot of effort into my black and white galleries, Colourless I and Colourless II, and I would appreciate some visitors (and, more importantly, comments). Now, no-one knows better than me that it is a nightmare posting comments just now, and none of us know when, or even if, this problem is going to be resolved. Personally, I love black and white photography, and a couple of weeks ago I decided that I was going to spend the time until February concentrating on improving my B&W abilities. Should I finally take the plunge and attempt to sell my photographs, it is the black and white ones that I would like to sell (although I'm not fussy - I'll sell colour ones too!). So, friends and amigos, please, please, please have a look at my colourless galleries and tell me what you think - can't you see that I'm desperate! Talking about things desperate, Pbase just now is becoming a bit of a bind. I am not going to get involved in the forum debate about what kind of service we should expect for US$23 (which is about 14 - not very much at all), but I will say this: Pbase's main strength - its biggest advantage over similar photography sites (whether more expensive or not) - is the Pbase community. Put quite simply, it is the members who have made Pbase what it is. Now Pbase is in danger of losing that, as it is now incredibly difficult to post comments on images. When the community is prevented from communicating, the community collapses - and we are seeing signs of that already, if many of the messages on the forum are anything to go by. Pbase has become an important part of my daily routine, and I would be loath to leave here, but this situation simply can't go on - and it is not good enough for the apologists to say that 'we get what we pay for', because recently we haven't.

FujiFilm FinePix S7000Z
1/200s f/8.0 at 46.8mm iso200 hide exif
Full EXIF Info
Date/Time04-Jan-2005 13:38:28
ModelFinePix S7000
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length46.8 mm
Exposure Time1/200 sec
ISO Equivalent200
Exposure Bias
White Balance (-1)
Metering Modemulti spot (3)
JPEG Quality (6)
Exposure Programmanual (1)
Focus Distance

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Gayle P. Clement07-Jan-2005 00:38
Guest 06-Jan-2005 10:46
Esta composição é mesmo bem feita! Até parece uma fotografia do tempo dos nossos avós!
Bom trabalho Stu.
Zak06-Jan-2005 09:22
if this old out building was down south somewhere it would of sold by now for a stupid price heheh, nice shot Stu!
whiskey0106-Jan-2005 06:38
This one rocks!
Jude Marion06-Jan-2005 05:59
What a gorgeous pastoral ... very painterly!
Wenche Aune05-Jan-2005 11:30
Great composition and tones.
Bill Miller05-Jan-2005 10:23
I love B&W as well but so far have been disappointed with my attempts in Photoshop. Yours seem great. Will have a longer look at the galleries now that PBase seems to be working again (at least, for this morning)....
slimboyfat05-Jan-2005 10:14
RUBBISH RUBBISH I nearly forgot to put the rubbish out for the dustmen :) I've had a quick peek at the galleries, excellent as usual, I actually like the gallery thumbnail page layout as a mosaic image, I'm off to pinch your layout and try them out on my galleries :)
Guest 05-Jan-2005 08:58
Personally I love B&W images, especially landscapes, but I've not found them to be particularly popular with others in the past. When I get home from work I'll have a look through your galleries. I like this one you've posted here.
Pepe Zyman05-Jan-2005 06:34
Excellent composition and tones.
Carmen05-Jan-2005 05:32
I was just going to say how much I like your B&W, and then you go twisting my arm. Okay, okay, I REALLY like them! ;^) This one is very nice indeed.
(You can let go now!). PBase is moving at the moment, and I'm typing as fast as I can to make up for lost time.
Robin Reid05-Jan-2005 03:54
Stu this is an excellent image. Great comp and tone. Things are way to slow for me to visit your other galleries now. Maybe someday if Pbase ever gets back up to speed.
jude05-Jan-2005 00:28
Very nice, Stu.. Great building. I also love b&w but for some reason I'm a color girl. I keep telling myself I'll do a week of b&w but.. i end up not.

Maybe I'll start next week..but ONLY for a week.. I'll perish otherwise.. it's pretty grey and bleak here as it is.. :D
Elaine (etfitz)05-Jan-2005 00:17
Wonderful textures!
Are Karlsen04-Jan-2005 22:50
That picture creates strong feelings. It is so rich on details and perspectives. Wonderful foreground, - wonderful, fragile building.
Gilles Navet04-Jan-2005 22:50
Stu, it's hard to use PBASE since 2 weeks, don't you think !!!
You realize today a terrific and "classic" B&W composition
All perfect in this pic, accuracy, undertones, subject
One of the best for me,
Coleen Perilloux Landry04-Jan-2005 22:41
I love all of your compositions. However, since I am still sick with whatever I got from my escapade on the frozen levee before Christmas for that SP I want to see cheerful color, color, color right now, besides the ones I see in my feverish nightmares. PBase is a mess.
Andrea Aschedamini04-Jan-2005 22:24
another super composition Stu...
very nice b&w conversion.