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    Nice angle, makes it look very big, which I guess it is, good luck for 2018
     
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    Nice start Alison to your 52, send us some of the blue sky Please :)
     
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    I agree with Dave. Where did you find some blue sky in all the grey yesterday!

    Good strong start to the year with that bold sculpture from such a low angle. (y)
     
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    Now that was nice and quick off the mark, good luck with your 2018 challenge Alison :)
     
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    Beautiful blue sky and a great prop ;) to kick off 2018 (y)
     
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    Good photo of the sculpture lost of detail and it stands out well against the sky.
     
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    Nice angle, and yes, very lucky to have sky that color....
     
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    Love this. Just a shame someone built a cinema next to it.
     
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    Love the angle Alison, what a great sculpture, that’s a good clear shot with lots of detail in the texture.
    Good luck with your challenge this year :)
     
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    Thanks All for you lovely comments. I don't remember the sky being blue while we were out and about but all my pictures but one at this location have a blue sky the one that doesn't was from the other side of the propeller into the sun so it was silhouetted sadly I accidentally renamed another picture to its label and lost that one.
     
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    how tall is that a good angle to take it at works well
     
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    Welcome back Minx. (y)

    Good detail in the subject.
     
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    That's an interesting sculpture with good texture details and the blue sky contrast nicely against the bronze propeller.
     
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    Good luck with your 2018 challenge.

    Round your way - a stunning blue sky like it, a good sculpture, just a shame about the cinema in the background.
     
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    An unusual sculpture, I like how you have included the plaque too.
     
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    Good start, good pov, good sky, so all in all good :)
     
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    That's a lovely image to kick off your 52, Alison; plenty of detail and texture in the propeller and a good low POV to set it against a lovely sky.
     
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    I really like the angle of view for this one Alison, theres some lovely detail the propeller when you view it at full size.

    The blue sky really help the propeller stand out.
     
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    Very impressive sculpture. Looks stunning against the blue of the sky.
     
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    Nice shot Alison, I like the angle you've chosen to shot it from
     
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    Nice one Alison. Love the angle and all the detail, it stands out really well against the blue sky. It is a shame that people have to go a spoil a great picture by building horrible buildings in the back ground ;)
     
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    Hi Alson gate is a lovely shot of this lock gate, like the pov and water coming through the gate, more blue sky too :)
     
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    Ha, I see we both had the same idea !
    Where was this shot Alison ?
     
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    Quite a range of lighting there, from the bright light on the lock keeper's cottage to the deep shadows of the gate.
    And of course, industrial heritage architecture :) Nicely done.
     
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    Very similar to look Hertsmans works well and the water coming through the gate is a nice touch
     
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    Yes I thought I was being original but you got yours in first :) it is Hanwell Lock 90 on the Grand Union Canal
    I found out by zooming in on the name plate here

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    I dont think theres a single lock that seals 100% Allan.....
     
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    Never, it’s just more noticeable on this pic
     
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    I almost went out to take an image of a loch on the Thames.....

    I like the direction of light over the top of the image, and the shadows this throws into the focus of your image.
     
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    Nice image Alison (I alos had planned to do something with lock gates may need to go back to the drawing board :dummy:)

    Theres some nice detail in the full size image on Flickr
     
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    Lock gates was one of my choices for the theme, glad I didn't now. Very nice capture indeed, which has a lot to look at in the Flickr version.
     
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    Nice one Alison. I like the composition and as others have said that little water leak focuses attention on the shadow area. Clearly some common interpretations of the theme beginning to appear. Canals, stately homes, rustic scenes:D
     
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    Great gate/lock photo, good PoV and light, and the water coming through is a nice touch.
     
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    I too like the water seeping thru' ... perhaps you could have zoomed in on that. :thinking:
     
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    I actually quite like the second shot, the arch makes a nice frame.
     
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    Good idea for the theme; lock gates are always interesting. I like the water bursting through at the bottom of the gates, which adds an important point of interest in the shadowed area. I agree with @Nostromo that the second image is very nice and possibly my favourite of the two because of the frame formed by the arch overhead (y)
     
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    Great shot. I like the contrast between the dark water and lock and the bright white of the cottages.
     
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    Thank you that was a close contender for my entry
     
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