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Penny Farthing
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Spotted this while out walking the other day :)


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10/19/06 12:31 AM GMT
I love the simplicity of this, Eve! It looks like someone may still be using it :) Really well done!
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10/19/06 12:34 AM GMT
This is terrific with wonderful clarity and speaks volumes Eve. The lighting and composition are fantastic. While it def depicts the 'time' of it all, the upper left corner takes a bit away from the center subject. It's an amazing post in any case and I'm glad you shared it. Thanks.
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10/19/06 12:58 AM GMT
Just a note - the penny farthing is somewhat of an icon in our town - some folk actually ride around on them ! We have a Victorian Fete each November in the 'old' area of the town where this shot was taken, and many dress in historical clothes.Many of those who work in this area wear them all the time. In the doorway of this picture it is a Victorian baby's cradle that can be seen. I debated whether to eliminate it but decided to leave it.
Oh Yes, we also host the National Penny Farthing Championships. And no, I have never given it a go. :)
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10/19/06 1:01 PM GMT
Great shot. Great sharpness and composition. Great work.
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10/19/06 1:26 PM GMT
Wonderful composition and subject! Color and clarity are perfect. I think the cradle in the corne makes this scene all that more believable.
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10/19/06 2:46 PM GMT
Glad you made the additional comment. Ninny that I am I never associated the term "Penny Farthing" with a bicycle. So I learned something as well as enjoyed this creative posting of an antique apparently still in service. I'm dumbstruck these relics are still in use. Wonderful posting Eve. One minor criticism ... I would have liked a narrower border so that the entire rear wheel could be seen. Just a personal quirk I suppose.
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10/19/06 2:55 PM GMT
Thats gotta be mine...I lost one when I was a kid!....have a look under the saddle! and if it says 'Mine' then its mine!....I will sent you a first class postage stamp to send it back to me OK!............heh! heh!............Nice one love...........
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10/19/06 3:29 PM GMT
Wonderful job Eve, time does stand still for some.
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10/19/06 5:06 PM GMT
This particular style bike has always intrigued me. How do you get on it? How do you stay upright on it? How do you survive on it? Ha! Nice capture. I like the baby cradle in the composition. Nice.
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10/19/06 5:14 PM GMT
A fine shot of a population control vehicle used for thinning the masses. It doubles as a vasectomy tool as well. Nice work.
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10/19/06 6:07 PM GMT
Simple and old times Romantic image..Wow..Great composition.Superb capture..Love it
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10/19/06 8:35 PM GMT
Very nice old fashioned picture, well done!
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10/19/06 9:24 PM GMT
Terrific post, nicely composed. An antique shop?
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10/19/06 9:57 PM GMT
:O a penny farthing!!! very cute photo! if you can call a bike cute! ;) lol! Patti
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10/19/06 10:52 PM GMT
Another outstanding example of less being more. This is one of the best postings you have ever done, Eve. Please tell me it's for display only!! I'd hate to think someone had to actually RIDE that thing:)
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10/20/06 12:54 AM GMT
A wonderful shot Eve ... looks great on the desktop. Very nicely done.
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10/20/06 3:02 AM GMT
Digicam's got me rolling in the aisles here. It does look like it might be a bit of a hard ride..not only the seat, but there are no tires on it...well, I suppose you could call metal rings "tires"..or is it "tyres"??? anyway that must be one heck of a teeth jarring ride. I'm with you. I'd let the rest of the masses try to prove their prowess in the contest and stick with my mountain bike. Great walk down antique lane, though and I really like the baby carriage in the background. I'm glad you left it in, but I love viewing antiques anyway :)PJ........................................P.S. Does the name have anything to do with the size of a penny and a farthing? If it does, now it's beginning to make more sense to me. I'm used to seeing these in a much larger form. On those you have to take a flying leap from behind in order to get on them !!!!
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10/20/06 6:58 PM GMT
simple and elegant.
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10/20/06 10:57 PM GMT
Initially I thought it would have been nice to see the complete bike, without the bottom of the back wheel cut off, but creating the frame in a color very similar to the bike itself helps to anchor it to the frame, and the cut off wheel isn't obtrusive anymore.
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10/21/06 2:28 AM GMT
What a great capture of this old bike Eve! I could never understand how anyone could ride one of these without falling over. LOL!
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10/23/06 9:09 AM GMT
Beautiful work, very well framed.
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Look around and catch it ; the Art is there !
10/23/06 9:49 PM GMT
When I first saw the title, I thought it'd be a pic of a girl you know with a gas problem....:)

This is really neat looking! an excellent subject and captured nicely!
LMAO at Jerry's vasectomy joke....:)
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10/27/06 9:12 PM GMT
Were you walking past an antique shop? This is such a wonderful piece of nostalgia.
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04/16/09 12:24 AM GMT
This is such a great photo! Love the frame you choosed for this! A fav here!
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