Posted by CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 1 November 2013 in Art & Design.

I'm so very sorry I havent visited your sites. I'm chasing a dragon, maybe this is the best thing I've ever done, maybe I'm stupid. All I know is that I have no time for anything.... Including visiting your sites, actually looking at your shots, and saying anything meaningful. I'm thinking of knocking am3 on the head for a while. Its rude that you comment on me and I don't comment on you.
This is the window where Fox Talbot made his first "Calotype". His process produced what we would call a negative, but he called a "transfer". His process was technically superior, as the transfer was transparent-enabling multiple positive copies. Daguerreotype "Negatives" were opaque. He shot himself in the foot when he demanded royalties on every photo that was taken, so competing solutions were found that circumvented his patent. He died a broken man, constantly grizzling about how rich he could have been.
FYI, the reason that this is "The" window, is because in his huge mansion, this was in one half of a long room that he had turned into a workshop/studio. The other half was used a playroom for his kids.

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

I'm totally on board with dragon chasing... go for it and no matter how it ends up I'm sure it will be one of the best things you ever do. (Though that doesn't necessarily negate stupidity)
Please keep posting, if you can find the time!

1 Nov 2013 5:15am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Chasing a dragon sounds interesting and important. If that means you'll have to leave us, then you have to, but I hope you'll be back one day soon. There are plenty of people who never comment back or even say thanks to comments people leave but I've never thought that was rude - if one doesn't have time then one doesn't have the time.

Gorgeous shot! Absolutely beautiful.

1 Nov 2013 6:14am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Before you "knock us on the head" Chris, please visit my/our posted photo of the roasted tomato & pepper soup today. Tonight we finish the last jar of it and enjoy every mouthful!

1 Nov 2013 7:10am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

The processing is very beautiful.
Have a nice day.

1 Nov 2013 8:27am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbe image en négatif, excellent traitement. Bonne journée, à bientôt :)

1 Nov 2013 8:59am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

There's no need to be negative Chris :) Well documented

1 Nov 2013 10:35am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

PS keep posting and I'll keep visiting, I'll just stop commenting till you get your time back if that helps

1 Nov 2013 10:37am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Stick that dragon one for me OK; mine got away:)

1 Nov 2013 11:24am

Don from Spokane, United States

I think our bloggers are understanding enough and like seeing your work enough that they will continue to comment regardless. Nice one today.

1 Nov 2013 6:40pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Get your colouring pencils.

1 Nov 2013 8:28pm

franz from Baden, Austria

unique and intriguing and in synch with the "period" !
good luck and success in your "dragon chasing" endeavours !!!! we'll see you around again eventually ... ;-)

1 Nov 2013 10:16pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous b&w! This makes a lovely pattern. We will still be here. Keep chasing that dragon!

2 Nov 2013 12:11am

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh superbe ce traitement que j'ai aussi adopté il y a peu de temps et qui dessine bien les contours que je te la classe dans ma catégorie 7 ART,bravo

2 Nov 2013 9:52am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

OK, I'm sure we'll all be understanding Chris. I guess you have a new project and it has to take top priority.
I'll miss you acerbic humour (for a while) but I'm also certain that photography has such a strong pull for you, that you will be back posting regularly as soon as you can.

2 Nov 2013 11:29am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

We don't mind if you don't visit but if you get time post a few images and come back and see us soon Chris

4 Nov 2013 7:55am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Come back; Shane

6 Nov 2013 9:33am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

superb shot

7 Nov 2013 2:38pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Prison break...

7 Nov 2013 7:53pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Come back with that dragon...put him in a cage and post shots of him :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))We do miss you :))))

9 Nov 2013 11:35am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

We do miss you! I love the light and treatment of this one.

18 Nov 2013 3:33pm

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Chris, I hope it's going well. I know the feeling of chasing…

30 Nov 2013 8:22am

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

Yes, see you around )

30 Nov 2013 8:53pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Hope you come back soon, sometimes a sabbatical is much needed. Good luck with the dragon...

17 Dec 2013 7:44am

Göran from Skanör, Sweden

This is a well-known window in photography. Not only have Fox Talbot and CElliott presented it but so has Floris Nusüss with his camera-less photography.

18 Dec 2013 1:27pm

jean pierre from paris, France

image et traitement superbe!! amitiés

23 Dec 2013 12:38pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Don't know if you'll see this Chris - hope you have a good Christmas. You are missed on AM3.

24 Dec 2013 9:35am

@Nigel: I hope you are having a great Xnas. Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

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with thanks to Ana Lucia.

24 Dec 2013 10:37am

@Curly: I hope you are having a great Xnas. Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year

David from Avranches, France

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas Chris.

24 Dec 2013 11:39am

@David: I hope you are having a great Xnas. Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Joyeux Noël Chris!!!

24 Dec 2013 5:25pm

@Tede: I hope you are having a great Xnas. Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Merry Christmas mate, hope you and the family have a good one, all the best.

24 Dec 2013 8:54pm

@The Mouse: I hope you are having a great Xnas. Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Merry Christmas to You and Yours, Chris - and to the dragon !

25 Dec 2013 4:54am

@Ronnie 2¢: I hope you are having a great Xnas. Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year

jean pierre from paris, France

tres jolie prise!! amitiés

26 Dec 2013 10:58am

Adrian Milv from In Travel, Poland

Superb with great mood!

3 Jan 2014 10:07am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Happy New Year Chris, hope all is well

7 Jan 2014 9:39pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

I'm having the same issue. Time is lost somewhere. Wanted to drop in and say hello! Have a great 2014.

15 Jan 2014 7:41pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Hope your Dragon chasing is going well :).. See you soon

21 Mar 2014 9:15am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great capture

22 Mar 2014 7:34am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

So here I am, too...finally....Wishing you well and totally understanding... denny

28 Jun 2014 6:37pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Hope you are doing fine, Christ. Do come back when you find time. We miss you Christ. :)

21 Sep 2014 5:12am

helys from Paris, France

Great texrtures

1 Oct 2014 12:32pm

Olympus E-P5
1/320 second
ISO 800
28 mm (35mm equiv.)

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