1066 and all that

Discussion in 'Fuji Forum' started by Lightmancer, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I have a mate with a house in Normandy. Not the one near Guildford, the one in France. Where William the Conqueror hailed from. It's a lovely place, all granite and grass, with a great line in cider, cheese and other foodstuffs that the French keep wisely to themselves. We went over a week or two ago; he pops over to make sure everything is alright for him and his wife for Christmas - our last job before leaving was to make the fire so that one match will do the job in another three weeks. It was a grand weekend. I took with me my M2, pinhole and the X10 from which here are some fruits. Enjoy :wink:

    An old cider press:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lightmancer/8228055572/" title="Normandy Cider Press 2 by Lightmancer, on Flickr"> View attachment 62924 "691" height="1024" alt="Normandy Cider Press 2"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lightmancer/8228070426/" title="Normandy Waterfall 2 by Lightmancer, on Flickr"> View attachment 62925 "740" height="1024" alt="Normandy Waterfall 2"></a>

    A field of saffron with a farmhouse in the distance - or the rusty piggery roof... you decide
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lightmancer/8227008065/" title="Normandy Piggery 2 by Lightmancer, on Flickr"> View attachment 62926 "1024" height="708" alt="Normandy Piggery 2"></a>

    The romance of sea travel...
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lightmancer/8228106732/" title="Leaving Port 2 by Lightmancer, on Flickr"> View attachment 62927 "646" height="1024" alt="Leaving Port 2"></a>
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  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    Looks like a wonderful place! Love the roof shot...
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  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Bill, I really enjoyed this set.
    The waterfall and saffron just are stunning.
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  4. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    As a student of Anglo-Saxon, I always say that the last legitimate English monarch was Harold; all the rest are descended from the Norman usurper!

    But I'm not so reactionary that I don't like the shots from your lovely X-10. Nice work.
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  5. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer [email protected]@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Love thre saffron roof Bill ;-)
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  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    the stolen kiss is a classic!
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  7. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Love the images. I am thinking piggery roof.. but the color is amazing and I would have shot it too!
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  8. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Bill, you have excelled yourself. The roof is genius.
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  9. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    A truly superior* series of images.

    * superior, at least, to anything I've done. Bravo!
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  10. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Thank you all; praise indeed!
  11. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
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  12. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Oo. Sorry. Didn't spot that. Let me have a go later with another couple of shots.

    Sent from another Galaxy
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  13. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Very nice images, well done. The kiss is timeless.

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  14. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Yup - the waterfall reminds me of Edward Weston and I love the color, the textures, the lines and your choice of focus for those saffron fields...and yes that kiss is, indeed, timeless. :drinks:
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  15. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Well-earned praise, Bill. That last image gets me all emotional and stuff.
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  16. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    That's an excellent set. I was just going by there on my walk:
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  17. dixeyk

    dixeyk Guest

    That saffron image is stunning.
  18. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Donovan: "I'm just wild about saffron...." :biggrin:
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