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Gold Hill Shaftesbury

Gold Hill Shaftesbury

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Well that's quite remarkable! I love your shot, the colors feel muted and gentle.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Elizabeth. The ad is one which almost everyone of a certain age, in this country, remembers
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 19 Oct 2012, 04:49
Fabulous picture, the video is priceless. Play after work.
Bill Phillips: It is a classic Ad Lady P
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 19 Oct 2012, 06:24
You have caught the perspective to a T, Bill. Lovely shot
Bill Phillips: Thank you kindly Lisl
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Oct 2012, 06:37
Bill Phillips: Well that's most gratifying mate!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Oct 2012, 06:52
It'd be worth the climb just for the thrill of flying back down, Bill! What a view!
Bill Phillips: It is seriously steep Ginnie and the picture doesn't do the view justice
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Oct 2012, 07:17
Oh, Shaftesbury is a lovely town in a beautiful area of UK nr. the Welsh border - I like your view downwards the cobble stone street and the wall - but twiddling was not necessary in my opinion, sorry.
Bill Phillips: I think you are thinking of Shrewsbury Philine. This is Shaftesbury in Dorset.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Oct 2012, 07:20
Iconic isn't it but it took that bread advertisment in the 1970s to bring the place to the public gaze - which is a bit of a pity really
Bill Phillips: Mind you it has kept them on the map for 40 years!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2012, 09:05
Weird isn't it how they had to go to Dorset to recreate the North - still its an iconic video and the brass band makes me quite nostalgic. Fine photo Bill.
Bill Phillips: As someone once said, believe nothing of what you hear and half of what you see!
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 19 Oct 2012, 09:17
Who, of our generation (not The Who), could not associate this hill with a certain manufacturer of bread.
Bill Phillips: covered in real butter!
I've never been here, always wanted to, and they don't make bread like that anymore!
Bill Phillips: Hovis would claim they do Brian grin (Actually I have never liked Hovis)
It's all downhill from here.
Bill Phillips: Story of my life Mary
Amazing isn't it. Soon as I saw the picture I thought Hovis. Super shot Bill
Bill Phillips: The power of advertising Janet.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Oct 2012, 12:55
The mighty bear has done an excellent twiddle. Eat your heart out, Ebenaezer!
Bill Phillips: Hahaha Thanks Louis
This is something I could look at indefinitely, Bill. Climbing that hill might prove a challenge for elderly inhabitants of those homes, though.
Bill Phillips: Made me puff a bit Beverly
Lovely lighting and clouds, Bill! What a great ad smile
Bill Phillips: It is a classic Martin
A lovely downhill perspective Bill!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Richard
That was when bread was half decent ... After the terrible decade or so of the er umm delicious white sliced wonder loaf.
Bill Phillips: Actually I have never liked Hovis. You can get decent bread now,much more so than the 70s when most bread was so bad Hovis seemed good!
A great capture Bill, lovely tones.
Bill Phillips: Cheers Fred, glad you like it
Nice image, Bill - perhaps even better in B&W???
Bill Phillips: I ummed and aahed about doing it in b&w and then decided to do a somewhat desaturated version instead.
Nice image, Bill - perhaps even better in B&W???
Looks like I could fall all the way down that street!
Bill Phillips: I wouldn't fancy going up or down on an icy morning!
In tones of silver and blue... nice picture.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Graeme.

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