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Copyright: Stephen Wilkinson (wilkinsonsg) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 116 W: 4 N: 162] (3819)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-15
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Olympus E1, Olympus Zuiko 14-54mm
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-18 7:11
Viewed: 1395
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The vandal in this case was me.

The original shot (which I posted yesterday on TrekEarth) did not have the graffiti on the wall. I added that along with desaturating the wall and putting a green tint to the glass.

The photo was taken in Conistone a small village in the Yorkshire Dales.

From the net.

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott came up with the design for the original kiosk in 1924.
Gilbert Scott was also involved in the construction of Waterloo Bridge and Battersea Power Station.
In commemoration of the silver jubilee of King George V, in 1935, the red telephone box was put up in almost every town in the UK.
There are now around 75,000 still in use.
After privatisation British Telecom started to remove the red box and replace it with the plainer KX100 model.
The glazing bars on this model were replaced with just one big window on each side of the kiosk.
The village of Kersall, Nottinghamshire, fought plans to remove their box.
They won the battle and the village still prides itself with having the best kept box in the world.
Residents even put fresh flowers in it and decorate it with lights for Christmas.

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Hi Stephen, A post modern comment on The Matrix meets Yorkshire Dales LOL. Very well done. Beautifully artworked.

good PP and colors

Very nice PP work. Very vivid colors here. Title goeas very good with shot.

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  • niner Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 222 W: 11 N: 0] (2068)
  • [2005-12-18 8:35]

Nice saturation, useful note.

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-12-18 13:09]

O.K.! It is a nice shot! Well composed! Nice pp work! So you are now becoming a bold hooligan,Stephen! What will your children think of you now! Bad boy! ...Well done,original and creative! Michel

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  • c3101 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 0 N: 93] (1250)
  • [2005-12-18 14:34]

Thank for the history lession Stephen :)
Very creative image !

You hooligan!
Clever effect and the red phone box is a strong iconic subject. Overall presentation is eye-catching and eye-pleasing.
'O.K.' - why not 'HOME NOW' or was there little left in your aerosol can?
I promise to come back on the morrow with a well-known gesture.

Hi Stephen. The saturation of the phone box is great and the added green in the glass works well. Slight bit of bluey/green on wall left side of box needs tidying up. How about doing the O.K same colour green as glass?
Despite the nitpicking I like it very mush.

From what I've heard the London double-decker is also being retired, they modernised the Cabs. What's next? Bobbys changing the helmets? Stop having tea? Close all the pubs?
What's the UK coming to? :)
Nice tribute to a landmark of England.

Could idea for colour selection, and an effectiv simple compo of street furniture. Nice job for TL.

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