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romanaa 03-14-2019 12:32 PM

To tyro: Dear John
Dear John,<br />
<br />
how lovely to see your comment on this picture of the iconic Great Oak of Cropredy. As a long term member of The Great Oak of Cropredy Admirers Society, I dare to offer you a few of my thoughts concerning the topic of your critique. Though I deeply appreciate your photographic skills, erudition and long term willingness to help junior members of TE, I find the comparison of the master of photography, the old bloke you are mentioning in your post, to Ric, the newbie to this site, quite inappropriate and a bit offensive.<br />
<br />
I have reasons to believe that you might change your opinion if you take the following facts into your consideration.<br />
Firstly, the old bloke, as you call him, compared to the author of this photograph, was at least able to take photographs in colour.<br />
Secondly, he would never disgrace the majestic tree by cropping it in half and giving it a minor role in the frame.<br />
<br />
With kindest regards<br />
<br />

Porteplume 03-14-2019 06:37 PM

Bonjour Romana,

* Ric is not a newbie and his photo has also been taken in colour...


romanaa 03-14-2019 07:14 PM

To Vivian
Dear Vivian
good point, you are perfectly right. I was joking. I know both gentlemen well to be sure that a little bit of teasing will bring smiles in their faces. Have a marvelous evening.

Best regards

Porteplume 03-14-2019 08:25 PM

Bonsoir Romana,

Thank you for the big smile on my face too... :)
I must say I was searching “The Great Oak of Cropredy Admirers Society” everywhere on the WEB but now you can imagine I never found it... :)
You may have read that we will be around Oxford - where we hope to meet John as well - next May so I will try to photograph the “Whole Great Oak” for you... Hi hi... :)


PS: Oh... And now I just understood the “Old Bloke” was Richard himself! ;)

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