New Lanark | PT.III – On the Rooftop | 35Chronicle

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Robert! Enjoy Scenes!


Alright , so this post is a really just for a little fun and probably a little bit of an artistic (or perhaps, lazy) cop-out on my part – a few more shots from an overcast day’s visit to New Lanark late last year (see PT.I for a little more information on this UNESCO World Heritage Site) – this time, from the award-winning roof garden and focusing on the centrepiece – the water-feature. In the woodwork surrounding it is carved this: 

“The ever-changing scenes of nature afford not only the most economical, but also the most innocent pleasures which man can enjoy”. (Robert Owen  A New View of Society:  Third Essay, 1813.)

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VII | Robert | GXR A16 LTFS 1/640th – f7.6 – ISO:200 – 28mm

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As the weather and poor light were slowing down my Tv on my standard camera, I decide to keep shooting with my full-spectrum set-up, without any external filtering and took a walk around the fountain. I was then able to keep my ISO down and , as the clouds thinned a little, snag a little IR pollution too. In order to emphasise feelings of my own relevance of being in this beautiful place, I decided to select and capture just three words. I think that they sum it up, perfectly. 

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XIII | Enjoy | GXR A16 LTFS 1/570th – f4.2 – ISO:200 – 35mm

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XIX | Scenes | GXR A16 LTFS 1/310th – f4.2 – ISO:200 – 35mm

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Ironically and unbeknown to me, whilst I was wandering round and grabbing a few frames, Angela was grabbing her own on her iPhone! So, shot four – can’t possibly be mine, but I love it and it stays! I won’t divulge her exact title for it, but it involves a frog (possibly even, a toad?!) and a prince; I can say no more! 

– R –

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X | A Frog & a Prince (I’ll Let You Work it Out!) | iPhone 7+ | ©ACB

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6 thoughts on “New Lanark | PT.III – On the Rooftop | 35Chronicle

  1. I’m a little slow most often, but I do think I got the title sorted out. 🙂 I am a frog person at heart so really enjoyed seeing Angela’s image. It’s nice to see the photographer at work, maybe pixel peeping?, and I like the capture of the droplets from the fountain at their apices in all four shots.

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    1. Thank you, Steve, yes, I think I was checking exposures (don’t believe in p/peeping and if you check most of my lowlight work, you’d see why 😁) I never thought I’d put up anything that wasn’t mine but when she surprised me with shot four, I was totally enamoured with it. Had to post it too. Really glad you enjoyed them, Steve and great to receive such lovely comments! Thank you! Best, Rob 🙏 📷

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    1. Hi Brian! Yes, she’s read your comment and now can’t stop gloating. I’ve told her she should take it up but she said something like.. thunder, stealing.. not wanting.. or something like that, I don’t know!! 🤣 All the best, Rob 🙏 📷

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