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I've been away for the last couple of days on a friends stag weekend (he's getting married in October) and this is the first of a number of shots I'll be putting up. We were staying in a converted barn near Ingleton - a village in North Yorkshire - and this shot was taken in the window of the local fireplace shop.

What I like about it is the mismatch between the sign and the products in the shop, but I think this is fairly typical of the small rural villages of Northern England; i.e. they seem to be community oriented in a way that's neither possible nor sought after in larger towns. Anyway, I won't write more now as I'm half asleep (two late nights and copious amounts of beer), my legs hurt (as a consequence of a six mile hike around the local waterfalls), and I've come home to a house full of ill children.

... more tomorrow.

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comment by Daniel Olovsson at 07:09 PM (GMT) on 11 July, 2004

I must ask; how do you get the intense colors? A great shot as all the others you have posted but there is something in it I don't like. Perhaps the sign. Don't really know.

comment by djn1 at 12:30 AM (GMT) on 12 July, 2004

Daniel: in this instance the intense colours were the result of two things. First, I used a reasonably strong 'S' curve on this image to darken the shadow areas (this increases the saturation as well as the contrast); and second, I used Fred Miranda's DV Pro 4.0 (DV = Digital Velvia) set to a low/medium setting to mimic the effects of using Velvia film.

comment by Tudy at 03:43 AM (GMT) on 12 July, 2004

What a neat image! The swim club gala.. leaves you thinking. The reflections in the window make the photo. I don't know what Velvia film is so Im off to google it. :-)

comment by Tudy at 03:44 AM (GMT) on 12 July, 2004

Velveta film.. say cheese. :-) Sorry. Couldnt resist.

comment by Aegir at 07:56 AM (GMT) on 12 July, 2004

A swimming club, in Ingleton? What do they do, go swimming in the waterfalls? Now that would make a good photo... ;)