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Copyright: Lesley Hodgson (ma-at) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 3 N: 187] (1372)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-09
Categories: Daily Life
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Billiard pictures [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-10 11:09
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 56
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My recent university photo project has been to examine contemporary uses of industrial buildings, monuments and sites in my local town. This is from the Guest Memorial Library, built by Lady Charlotte Guest the wife of one of Merthyr Tydfil's Iron Barons. Built in the late 1800s it has since served as a school and meeting house. Today it is a club used for various functions. This shot is taken just before a snooker tournament. Taken with my partners (thanks Chris) new Nikon D200.

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nice dramatic shot. you can feel the tension even though knowone is playing! nice one

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  • biblio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 523 W: 6 N: 225] (2498)
  • [2006-12-10 17:05]

I like this great pov, and lovely light...

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  • Faros Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 136 W: 13 N: 57] (24)
  • [2006-12-11 2:12]

Hi Lesley,
Thanks for your comment.
I like this shot. Colors and light are very well managed.


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  • peetol Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 51 N: 694] (5745)
  • [2006-12-11 10:02]

Well done on this one! I love the way you composed the shot and by using an ultra wide lens for it. I also like the lighting! Thanks for sharing!


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  • Tintin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1885 W: 243 N: 345] (1982)
  • [2006-12-11 20:39]

Very nicely captured, Lesley. I really like the subdued light that is mostly on the snooker table with the rest being in the dark. Nice placement of the balls and the queue. Nicely composed to include the light fixture. Well done!

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2006-12-12 11:52]

great composition lesley. excellent POV and lighting. almost the same logo in the motorola fone billiard game. :) nice one! tfs


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  • luisa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 355 W: 0 N: 73] (1408)
  • [2006-12-13 19:07]

I love this game!!
Beautifull photo, great colours!

Hi Lesley,
Great atmosphere you captured here with the table standing out in the dark. I like the arrangement of the balls etc on the table too, all ready to go. The distortion from the lens workss quite well here too.
Well done,

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  • bowes Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 29] (303)
  • [2006-12-14 18:14]
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Ah, this makes me want to move back to Manchester and the snooker tables! You know, they don't have them here..!
You've used the lighting here very well and the angle is really good. I'd probably clone the little things in the bg just below the table lighting. Other than that, this is a great shot, Lesley!
All the best / Eric

Hi Lesley,
Great balanced lighting and POV in this shot, all in anticipation of a fresh new game, very good indeed!

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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2006-12-22 8:43]
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Hi Lesley,
Beautiful perspective and luminosity. Perfect colours, excellent composition. If I was a seller of snooker's table I would like to use your picture in my publicity !

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  • mpr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 7 N: 344] (2280)
  • [2006-12-26 12:42]
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Hi Lesley

Fantastic color and composition, but to me what really makes this photo special is the lighting. Superb!

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  • Plant Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 60 W: 20 N: 47] (972)
  • [2006-12-27 3:29]
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Great 'shot' ;o)
Compo is spot on, you could easily have gone to pot on this one and got it wrong. The graininess of the photo and the light hanging in mid air is right on cue.
Wonderful work.
Sorry about the pun-athon. Couldn't resist.
Loving your work.

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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29412)
  • [2006-12-30 21:01]
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Just superb, what an original subject !

Oh yes. Good atmosphere. Nice compo. Although I ask myself 'do I want to take one step back?' (and I don't really know)!- Thanks for the great shot.

Very well thought process for the project Lesley.

Very well composed frame in here with rich saturation and lot of interest.


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-01-07 14:44]

Hi Lesley,
Very well captured set piece. Fantastic lighting and love the colours.
Well done.

nice pic taken a gud way.....The light shade was absolutely cleared in the right way at right angle...
well done.

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  • miuky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 197 W: 25 N: 234] (1305)
  • [2007-01-11 5:37]

good darkness and colour contrasts here, good POV and as the game itself, very nice positioned:)
regards, M.

absoloutly fantastic ! great lightening and smart POV
very well done

Nice dark photo, outlining only the snooker table, the bottom is cropped though, but overall very nice.


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  • arti Gold Star Critiquer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 1] (3688)
  • [2007-03-12 10:40]

All is ok to play, where are the players? I like very much the atmosphere of this amazing picture.
Light and shadow are excellent.
I watch and wait that the game start!
Lesley, you have a great talent!
Thank to share.
Best regards.

Impressive how the table look enormeous! I enjoy the way it seem waiting for a game! And the color is excellent for the mood!

wow thsi is an amazing shot ! the light is fantastic and the fact that we only see the bright part of the table makes the pic perfect to me


I like the lighting and the mood it created! Good colors! well done! tfs


tres beau rendut
Tu as mis en valeur le billard d'une fancon admirable
La luminosité est faible mais juste ce qui faut pour ne laisser apparaitre que le sujet principal
bravo + 30 pts

What a great shot, works so well.

Great shot and lighting!
Congratulations and TFS


Superb atmosphere and lighting, I really like this.
Intense and mysterious.

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