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Bits and doings

Seen at Calke Abbey. This was going to be b&w but I rather liked the colour version

Bits and doings

Seen at Calke Abbey. This was going to be b&w but I rather liked the colour version

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Dec 2011, 00:50
gobsmacked
Bill Phillips: Hope it didn't hurt Ray
I think this is much better in color Bill, and it is a real nice picture.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Frances i'm pleased you like it
  • Debb
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Dec 2011, 01:41
Yeah, I think you should leave it as colour.
Great shot!
Bill Phillips: Fair enough smile i may post a b&w on Mr Pig just as a comparison
I think the color is great - the light you've caught it in wouldn't play as well in B&W I think.
Bill Phillips: I am inclined to agree Elizabeth
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 6 Dec 2011, 06:49
that Green stuff wouldn't look the same in B&W
Bill Phillips: I agree Aussie, but i might post a b&w version
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Dec 2011, 07:08
Oh, this looks rather messy like after a battle or another kind of vandalism- or is there a workshop for chairs-rapairing? A some surrealistic looking scene finely lit up -and I too like the coloured version!
Bill Phillips: This is just one of many rooms full of abandoned stuff. Calke was owned by an eccentric Father and son who as they filled a room with their collection abandoned it and moved on to another room. The house has ben kept as they left it. A shambles of amassed "stuff" You would find it fascinating I am sure Philine
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Dec 2011, 07:16
You are right: the muted colour effect is perfect for this pile of ephemera - or junk as we used to call it in less sophisticated times
Bill Phillips: Antiques in need of restoration. (or load of old crap)
Excellent with the hints of colour. I'm amazed at how a scene like this makes such a good photo.
Bill Phillips: There are many pictures like this at Calke. There was a college trip of photography students snapping away while we were there
The mossy floor makes you think this is not the best environment for caned chairs. Excellent shot with lots to look at and wonder about.
Bill Phillips: Calke is a very strange place, it is crammed full of stuff
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Dec 2011, 10:56
Been having a bad chair day bill?

I like the photo. The colour is charming but it would work well in B&W too.
Bill Phillips: Perhaps i'll get Mr Pig to do the B&W
Great composition Bill, works well in colour!
Bill Phillips: I liked it in colour. Might put the B&W on Mr Pig
Nice shot Bill. Not being funny but this shot, including mine, turns up in my camera club at least once a season, if not more, but then we most of us only live a few miles from Calke.
Bill Phillips: No surprise there must be dozens of picture at Calke that the world and his wife have taken grin
Yeah - I'd go with that, too, Bill - nice muted colours.
Bill Phillips: I like the muted colour too Tom
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Dec 2011, 15:19
A lovely image, it works really well with colour, all those wonderful shades
Bill Phillips: Thanks Anne. There are some lovely shades
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Dec 2011, 15:23
EXTRA BONUS ADDITIONAL COMMENT

Standard & Poor's have just downgraded my life to Junk status
Bill Phillips: I shouldn't worry these overblown tossers totally failed to even notice the crash in 2008.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Dec 2011, 15:36
Yes, Bill, you are right, I would find Calke Abbey (http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-calkeabbey/) m esmerizing and could be carried away into another, a lost world, I hope to visit this place one day! Thanks for this new information today!
Bill Phillips: i hope you do. I would certainly go again
I rather like this abandoned room, it tells more of an imaginative story, I get rather fed up with the bland NT type of stewardship where every interior looks just about the same.
Bill Phillips: i think the NT is changing and becoming more imaginative. Tyntesfield is a good example of the trend now to have stuff in the houses that actually belongs there. Calke is a real oddity as it is more about the collection than the house itself!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Dec 2011, 20:36
Colour shows off the subtle tones better sometimes, as here. The chairs have seen better days, I think.
Bill Phillips: You can compare the b&w version on Mr Pig tomorrow...should you wish to grin
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 7 Dec 2011, 11:08
I agree that the colours is rather fascinating Bill. Funny how these items are scattered so.
  • Penny
  • back home at last
  • 9 Dec 2011, 14:35
I like this one, Bill - sort of reminds me of my basement..... full of old chairs waiting to be restored (and my attic, come to think of it!)
Bill Phillips: I have a couple in the garage I have been intending to have a go at for years

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