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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:12 pm 
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A harness racer in training on the country lanes. (not sure if this is `trotting` or `sulky` racing?)

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Harnessing a double bend by Carl B.1, on Flickr

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Like your shot Carlos, I zoomed this on the PC and thought it looked better. I also like the stacked stone walls that are around the UK

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:00 pm 
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Thanks 4xxxx.

There are hundreds of miles of dry-stone walling, which add real character to the vistas. It's a real old & backbreaking skill.
The walls on the pic are actually mortar bedded for strength, as it's an old bridge over the canal.

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Really nice shot, although I feel the sign of whatever it is just doesn't look right :|
Great shot nonetheless :)

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Interesting comment from Pier, there's been heaps of discussion on what to edit on a photo. A recent photo prize winner had his winning entry disqualified after it was found out it had a plastic bag cloned out. The winner lost the first prize but it would have been ok to crop it out. This will be a never ending debate.

http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2013/ ... qualified/


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:52 am 
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Thanks Piero.
The sign is a warning for vehicles of a `double bend` ahead, in the narrow lane.

The shot is actually a `pano` (16+ MB)
I tried a couple of options with this.....Cropping the edge off with the sign.......single image ... but decided I liked the old stone & horse & trap Vs the modern road surface & sign.
I live in a fairly rural area with some beautiful scenery, but if it aint road signs, it's telephone & power lines ruining every shot. :x I guess most of us can't have it all. :roll:

4xxxx, I think it was a harsh decision on the `winner`! I mean if you shoot digital you're unlikely NOT to use ANY enhancement, especially something quite minor like cloning out a a plastic bag, but as they say, rules is rules! :roll:

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4xxxx, that's, in my opinion, a pretty ridiculous thing to do, I mean editing the bag out wasn't really transcendental to the shot. In my personal opinion, I don't think he deserved disqualification. Oh well :roll:
oldCarlos, unfortunately, people are slowly ruining natural landscapes with things like the ones you mentioned (cables, signs, etc). Oh humanity. Still looks like a nice place though :)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:30 pm 
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Yeah, it's the sign of the times eh ........ progress :roll: We are lucky though, tis a nice place. 8) Just wish we actually got a Summer now & again! :lol:

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