Cables and Cottages by vignouse

Cables and Cottages

Not quite our nearest neighbours but almost - these 18C cottages are about 500m from us.

BoB... of course.
I love these black and white shoots of your village
January 20th, 2020  
... of course!
January 20th, 2020  
Beautiful in b&w!
January 20th, 2020  
Great leading curves and lines
January 21st, 2020  
Wonderful bw and leading line.
January 21st, 2020  
I feel like I’m standing right there and could start down the road.
January 21st, 2020  
Gorgeous, love the clouds!
January 21st, 2020  
Great on black. We certainly have quite the opposite environments to photograph!
January 21st, 2020  
Something about the age of the buildings and the electric wires that tickles my fancy
January 21st, 2020  
nice pov :)
January 21st, 2020  
40 shades of grey...in our neighbourhood?
January 21st, 2020  
@s4sayer Only actually... not literally - sigh!
January 21st, 2020  
Wonderful shot Richard, inspirational. I'm curious about the chimney tops.
January 21st, 2020  
Wonderfully moody B&W image.
January 21st, 2020  
@gamelee Thanks Lee - these old cottages have/had big open fireplaces with a large, straight chimney flue. The opening at the top will be at least 1m x 0.5m and if you put your head in the fireplace and look up, you will have an uninterrupted view of the sky. This works two ways of course so heavy rain will run into the fireplace carrying lots of soot with it. To combat this the chimney tops are covered by a concrete slab on short legs - the gap all round let’s the smoke out but the rain can't get in.

If you're wondering how this affects the sweeping of the chimney, it doesn't. Chimneys in France are swept from the top down so the chimney sweep - the ramoneur - climbs on the roof, lifts off the cover and sweeps all the soot down into the fireplace or closed stove if there is one.
January 21st, 2020  
The view on black really brings out the rock patterns in the farthest building. Such lovely character in these places.
Your comment on my brown card photo gave me a chuckle. Thanks for the happy laugh you inspired.
January 21st, 2020  
@vignouse Thank you for the information.
January 21st, 2020  
The lane looks so deserted.
January 21st, 2020  
Very cool use of the cables rather then cloning them out..still rustic charm but in today's world..wonderfully composed and portrayed
January 23rd, 2020  
I always try to avoid lines, here I see, they enhance the image. From now on I will look for them.
January 23rd, 2020  
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