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Witley Court revisited 4

On the 6th of November 1971 Angela and I were married. Best thing I ever did!

Witley Court revisited 4

On the 6th of November 1971 Angela and I were married. Best thing I ever did!

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  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 6 Nov 2008, 02:49
CONGRATULATIONS, Bill. I wish you and Angela many more years of the Best!
Bill Phillips: Thank you Ginnie.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Nov 2008, 06:54
A wonderful message- and a happiness for you both! (not granted)- my congratulations and I would like to repeat Ginnie's wish! - But, Bill, why not a coloured pic today for Angela and you, a pic with a wide love-ly outlook, a bright blue sky (perhaps too kitschig)? Sorry, if I ask!
Bill Phillips: The picture is a subtle message Philine. In a dark world I always have a light
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands
  • 6 Nov 2008, 07:30
Congratulations Bill on your everlasting love for Angela, and your Anniversary of coursesmile
Bill Phillips: Thank you Tracy. How she has put up with me I will never knowgrin
Wot - better than buying that lime green jerkin in 1969?
Bill Phillips: How's Germany! I think they are trying to tell you somethinggrin Anyway, how ever did you know about the jerkin? I've never told a soul.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Nov 2008, 09:10
Congratulations on your anniversary and yet another fine photograph. You are developing a fine appreciation of the use of light Bill. Excellent.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Mike. Without wishing to flatter I've learnt a lot from Ingrid and your pictures.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Nov 2008, 09:16
This is a lovely photograph Bill - the way the leaf is highlighted is mesmerising. 37 years together is no mean achievement - congratulations.
Bill Phillips: She deserves to be in the New year honours listsmilePleased you like the picture. I confess I was rather pleased with it myselfsmile
  • terry
  • Nepal
  • 6 Nov 2008, 11:43
Congratulations Bill & Angela! Wish you lifetimes of togetherness.

this is a wonderful shot, Bill. it has something very compelling about it. likeyed smile
Bill Phillips: Thanks Terry for your good wishes and for liking the picture
Happy Anniversary, and congratulations for both sticking with it during the bad times and good. Our generation knows how to do it.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Sheila. I have been very lucky, having a wonderful wife and two great daughters.
Happy Anniversary, and congratulations for both sticking with it during the bad times and good. Our generation knows how to do it.
Forgot to say I like the picture, really unusual, but very well done.
Bill Phillips: Thanksgrin
Many congratulations Bill - here's to another 37!
Bill Phillips: Bloody Hell...I'd be 95tongue
  • The windmills of my mind
  • 6 Nov 2008, 12:16
Congratulations Bill and Angela

Yes, every man needs and deserves the love of a wonderful woman in his life.

A stunning image Bill, you're spoiling me with these gorgeous mono images smile
Bill Phillips: Thank you Sir Floog. Needs yes, deserves...maybegrin. Back to colour and some serious twiddles over the next few days!
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 6 Nov 2008, 12:45
Fantastic B&W Bill. Love the crop.
Congratulations to you and Angela.
Bill Phillips: Cheers Aussie.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Nov 2008, 13:08
garn! Bet you are just saying that cos she's looking over your shoulder...

{Congrats, Bill & Angela}
Bill Phillips: She hasn't seen it...yetgrin
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Nov 2008, 13:20
Many congratulations to you and Angela!
And the picture is rather fine too
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Paul
  • K.A.
  • S.A.
  • 6 Nov 2008, 14:16
The image of the 'Last Leaf' brought me to think how uncommon is to find happy marriages nowadays. Congrats to you both for those 37 years of love and sharing and more love...(hard work, huh?)

A gift of a poem for Bill and Angela as a rewarding for giving us hope that it is possible to find that kind of true and everlasting love

'I never thought
you were going to be the one
to fill my heart
and my days with your smile.

I never thought
you were going to stay for long
with all your manners
and your special way to love.

I never thought
this happiness could exist
but when I met you
I felt, I knew, I wished
...I never thought' (K.A.)
Bill Phillips: Thank you so much for the poem. I am really touched. I am far luckier than I deserve.
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 6 Nov 2008, 14:43
you created something almost from nothing, Bill, and that requires some skills.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Viktor. Of my own pictures this is one of my favourites (aside from important family ones)
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Nov 2008, 16:14
I've seen a few lonly leaf on branch shots lately but none finer than this, wonderful mood to the shot. mal
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Mal. Pleased you like it.
Congratulation, Bill. (:o)
Bill Phillips: Thanks Roz. We actually met 40 years ago!
ahh grin i see you're still enjoying the dark side sir.

all this needs is a little more white in the greys. but don't touch the blacks.
Bill Phillips: Colour and twiddles return tomorrow Doc! But the dark side will return. Interesting comment about the greys, I am still learning about b&w and experimenting to see what I like so I my have a twiddle with this when I have a quiet momentgrin
You are begining to worry me, Lord Phillips. This is a serious and seriously good photograph. Bring back tacky borders I say.
Bill Phillips: Fear not Sir Cropalot, I cannot remain serious for long! Frivolity will feature for the next week or so, but the odd b&w ( I love b&w) will be slipped in.
Congratulations Bill. Many many more to come!
The lighting is magical here.
Bill Phillips: I hope sogrin.
Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! I wish Angela and you all the best.

BTW: very nice image. Would be excellent for the VFXY theme Darkness. Well done!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Paul. I'm on VXFY must have a look!
Congratulations Bill you are just 5 months or so behind Maureen and me, 29/05/1971. Another nice B&W picture from your collection.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Brian. so 2011 we'll both be buying rubies!!
well congratulations Bill, in todays times off record divorce's it great to hear of one that has stood the test of time matey.

And a stunning image to mark it with Bill, well done Sirsmile
Bill Phillips: Cheers Tim. Glad you like the picture too!
Angela is obviously the light of your life Bill and it permeates through into your photographs .... especially something like this. richard
Bill Phillips: She is and it does I guess. Thank you Richard.
My most sincere congratulations!! It's great to hear you say that. I'm very happy for you.
Bill Phillips: Thank you so much your kind words are much appreciated
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 6 Nov 2008, 22:20
Congratulations Bill and Angela hope you had a great day
Bill Phillips: We tend not to make a big fuss on anniversaries, but we had a nice day on Wednesday when our daughter Kathryn graduated for her Masters degree and we all went out for a meal afterwards.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Nov 2008, 17:09
Wow, my goodness, now this is a very strong and striking picture.

Good one to use to celebrate 37 years of marriage. Congratulations to you both smile
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Ellie
A very fine image Bill - and a very fine couple you and Angela must make, a belated congratulations.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Jose. Ange looks fine I make up the numbersgrin
Certainly a likey for me ! Bravo !
Bill Phillips: Thanks so much Zeb. Really appreciate it!

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