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Carlisle & Cumbria 
chimney & cobblestones 

This is Paternoster Row taken at 10.30pm
coming out of the pub
This is one of those shots that are taken without thought
a point and click attitude hoping for the best

l like the capture of the cobblestones in the foreground,
the street lamps creating the depth of field
 Dixons Chimney in silhouette 
and a crescent moon in the distance

as featured on the new photo blog Capturing Carlisle 


  1. For a shot taken without thought, it is blimmin artistic. I love it!

  2. That's beautiful! What camera did you use to get such a stunning photo?

  3. It's gorgeous! The silhouettes, the perpective, that moon shot! And of course the lamplight reflected in the old cobblestones - I can't decide what best describes it - Streets Paved In Gold of Heaven or the Yellow Brick Road of Oz!

  4. That is fab, would make a beautiful statement framed.

  5. I agree with Moannie. I had a cousin who liked photographs, and the highest praise he could give was that it was a "true calendar picture." This one definitely fills the bill. If you ever want to print some off and sell them, I'll bet you wouldn't have any problem. Good, no great!, job!
    Canadian Chickadee

  6. I agree with Moannie. I had a cousin who liked photographs, and the highest praise he could give was that it was a "true calendar picture." This one definitely fills the bill. If you ever want to print some off and sell them, I'll bet you wouldn't have any problem. Good, no great!, job!
    Canadian Chickadee

  7. Sorry about wasting space, doubling up my comments. Your site is very quick to pick up a submission. On a couple of sites I have to double click (which is what I did the last couple of times I commented) but your site is sensitive enough that I don't need to.
    Canadian Chickadee

  8. Lovely shot, tho ABCW is only on B!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  9. Great night shot, love the light on the cobbles.
    Guess it wasn't taken on a Black Eye Friday:-)

  10. This was taken as you spilled out of the pub?? I need to drink more wine (as if I need any more encouragement)! This is a truly awesome shot, one that belongs on a wall. Gorgeous.

  11. That is a great photo - some of the best are taken in this way, eye and camera without the brain getting in the way.

  12. Smashing, m'dear.
    I'd still be fumbling with the lens cap.
    Mad x

  13. i'm just captivated by the lighting in this shot. fantastic balance.

  14. A wonderful shot. The colours and mood are fantastic!

  15. Sara
    what a lovely shot
    the moon just as a moon should be and the gold of cobblestone. so enjoyed it! ~rick

  16. That's a lovely photo. My mum has joined in the ABC this week but she thought she was only on B

  17. Is it me? I thought I had visited and left a comment! Hey ho!
    Wonderful shot! Good work you lovely northern woman!

    ABC Team

  18. Congratulations on being part of the PODT winners!

    It is a truly worthy winning picture.

  19. Beautiful night the gleam on the cobblestones!!!
    Congrats on your POTW!!

  20. Great shot! It really captures the moment!

  21. marvelous point and shoot shot!

  22. That is a great shot. I love the colour and texture. Congrats on the POTW.

  23. Stopping by from Hilary's. It's easy to see why this photo made the POTW list. Great job.

  24. Back to say a well deserved POTW pick.

  25. Excellent shot. I love it. Belated congratulations on the potw. I'm desperately trying to catch up before another round appears.

    Funny, the streets around my pub are a lot blurrier than that. ;-)


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