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Hi Will
I really like the facades of gothic cathedrals, because of the wealth of detail to look at. It's nice to see a photo really taken as b&w, not a digital one converted later (I'm not sure I would be able to tell the difference though - but you probably would). Well managed contrast and great crop. Just enough converging verticals to make it look natural but not too distorted.
The 90s fell in the middle of the UK's membership in the EU. Do you really think the withdrawal may bring damaging results? Should I be packing to head for pastures new? ;-)
Have a nice week (mine starts tomorrow; this is the second long weekend of my semi-retirement but also the last one until end of March as I'll be travelling again).
Best wishes
Kasia
Ps. You are right that I don't mind criticism, in fact I want to know what people really think about my photos. That's, I believe, what this site used to be for, originally. I like your version, I do think mine is tad too light. The lack of contrast reflects the conditions when I was taking the photo (the last rays of sunset lingering on the distant mountains as you may have noticed) but that's why we have the tools to improve the images if we want to share them with people who weren't there at the time. I will definitely use your advice before uploading it to Alamy. :-)

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Old 02-11-2020, 01:52 PM
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Hello Kasia

Brexit is just so wrong-headed, and I'm sure the immediate future isn't too rosy, but I'd hate to see you pack your bags! Mind you, I reckon the "populist" mindset back in 2016 was to vote to 'get the foreigners out' and 'get back control': neither exactly thought through. The vote back then was based on mis-information, dis-information, ignorance, lies and prejudice, so of course we had to 'respect the will of the people'! You'll guess I'm becoming less and less of a democrat!

As far as your image goes, I should ignore the advice of an old, grumpy ignoramus! But maybe we should have a little sail in my yacht, if you have any time to spare this next season...

Will
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Old 02-11-2020, 07:39 PM
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Yes, I can see the disadvantages of democracy and its biggest risk - blooming populism. I'm, well, kind of, over 50% British, now I had spent over half of my life in this country. ;-) But I worry about the value of my property and the employment prospects (not sure in which order). The former depends on the value of the pound (if I'm to sell and buy elsewhere) but the latter may be a problem when moving to another country as I have British education (at least half of my qualifications - accountancy), so my knowledge of the law, the taxes, the rules is all UK-based. I don't think I'll be moving that soon... :-)

You know I value your opinion about my images highly. Or, rather, your opinion on photography in general.

As for sailing - my proposal to go to Stockholm still stands... :-)
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