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    Posted: 21 April 2017 at 13:43
Hi Everyone,

A few more from our visit to Hartland Abbey and the walk down to the nearby Abbey River beach - and a small 'quiz' for those that wish to try their hand...

1. Gate Exit



2. Hidden Cottage



3. Quiet Seclusion



4. Bathers Beware



5. Pebbles and Precursors



6. Hiding Place



7. Dead End



8. Geological Folding



9. Abstract



10. Sloping



On our return to the Abbey, we had a Peacock on show (see Brain33's posting for the 'rear shot'):

11. Side Display



12. Off Centre



13. Peacock Panorama



And the small quiz? Can anyone name the UK drama that the cottage featured in on TV last year...?

Thanks for looking and, as always, comments are always welcomed.

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I really like the pebbles and rock formations in the series Neil, great use of lines, shapes and textures (and subtle colour variations)

Colours of the peacock are wonderful, but the side view is not the most flattering (and neither is Brian's rear view )
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I like the pebbles shots. Lovely colors and a good sight of where they came from.
The cottage ITON (in the middle of nowhere) seems an attractive place to stay (DURING BETTER SEASONS).
The panorama peacock could even have been more panoramic, given the off center shot. But great colors in both.
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Absolutely love #5. Perfect, perfect, perfect diagonals.
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Lovely series as always Neil, love the rock exposures, particularly #10. However I thought you might have had some of your fellow countrymen trying their hand at your quiz by now. So failing that I'll have a go with 'The night manager'. We're currently way beyond those scenes in the UK but it's ringing bells. I just wish I could see if that track behind the cottage curves round and comes down the slope at the left to where I think he 'entertained' a local lass??????
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Post Options Post Options   Quote brian33 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 April 2017 at 14:08
Lovely set Neil! And you know what? To start with a peacock discussion I'm most interested in your side view shot. I think it's more informative since there are already many peacock photos that abound in many places :)

As for the rest of the series, it's as carefully composed and presented as anything from you. I think we have a slight difference of preference on exposure as I think this will not be the first time I express a desire for a touch more exposure on some of these shots: 1, 5 and 10 in particular. But, eh, that's just my opinion. Looking over the set my favorite is definitely number 4. You can't be the interplay between the ship sail and the rock formation of similar shape. Top notch!

PS: can't name the tv series I'm afraid...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 April 2017 at 18:48
Thanks for the comments everyone.

Leo - thank you for the kind words and the hint that I get to the better locations: no, I think I'm just lucky sometimes ("and the more photo's I take the luckier I get" as someone once said).

Brian - That's how I viewed the Peacock shot as well; always the front, never the side or the rear! As for exposure - to each their own I guess but you know I prefer a slightly more saturated look to my images most of the time. Perhaps I need to address a personal paradigm?

Brandy - Peter - thanks for the comment and you are absolutely sort on with the guess. It is The Night Manager and the location early in the first program. The only other shot I have is the following one but I'm not sure that helps you out much... How bizarre someone from the other side of the world answered it correctly! BTW - you can stay in the cottage as it's a holiday let if you really want to be off the beaten track - the pub is a short walk along the cliff top in the village where the church is in the previous thread.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brandy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 April 2017 at 22:59

Hi Neil. Yes quite bizarre but maybe I had an advantage in that it is currently showing here where we are on episode six or so. When you said "first program" do I take it you meant first series or just the first episode in what we are now viewing?

All that aside, the BIG question - what's the prize???
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Hi Peter,

I think I meant the first episode (or is it the second...? It was a long time ago now!). I must admit I didn't pay much attention to the location in the program - perhaps we ought to start a thread of 'Which location/Program/Movie is this?' some time!

As for the prize, I was going to say an A9 icon, but it's a long way for you to travel to stay out in the wilds of Scotland!

Take care and stay with the series - it's well worth it if it hasn't reached a conclusion yet.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 April 2017 at 09:46
I love the pebble and rock sequence while the off centre peacock works brilliantly, an imaginative frame-filling alternative to the obvious. The landscapes suffer from flat lighting and bland sky, it was a good strategy to concentrate on the details.
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