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Title: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: Delamanda on May 05, 2013, 10:30:27 PM
CHAT HERE PLEASE

This week's topic for the competition is...

Estate Agent Particulars - any image (internal or external)  that might appear in a set of particulars for the sale or lease of land, residential or commercial property.  Optional extra - caption it with suitable estate agent euphemism.

We're flat-hunting at the moment and having to learn a new language, such as 'moments from the tube' means the Piccadilly Line runs through the back garden, so I thought it would be fun to have a go ourselves!
 

Absolutely no restrictions on Post Processing


Pictures to be taken between 00.01am Monday 6th May 2013 to 23:59 Sunday 12th May  2013.
Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59pm Monday 13th May 2013.
Poll will be up Tuesday 14th May 2013.
Winner to be announced Saturday 18th May 2013.

The Rules for the weekly competition are...

By entering you agree to take responsibility to
Post a topic on the Sunday following your declared win
Create an entries thread
Create a chat thread
Create a poll for that weeks comp and declare the winner on the Saturday
(if for any reason there is a problem and no subject is posted by the winner by Monday night admin will advise second place winner to post the topic asap, do the poll etc.)

In case of a tie, the first entry posted wins.

Photos to be taken during the specified dates, ie Monday xx to Sunday xx

Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59 Monday night.

Setting the Poll: http://cameracraniums.com/forum/index.php?topic=382.msg37211;topicseen#new
Title: Re: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: Reinardina on May 05, 2013, 10:55:22 PM
Love the idea! Used to be an avid reader of estate agents ads. They really know how to hide. or rather, dress up, the truth.
Haven't done much since I took up photography, but it's probably not too difficult to get back into it.

Good luck with the flat hunting!
Title: Re: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: DigiDiva on May 07, 2013, 12:40:37 PM
I have a BRILLIANT idea on this one - great fun theme and fab idea. Looking forward to it. It's been a while since a theme really grabbed me...watch my entry be pants, lol
Title: Re: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: Reinardina on May 07, 2013, 12:56:41 PM
I have a BRILLIANT idea on this one - great fun theme and fab idea. Looking forward to it. It's been a while since a theme really grabbed me...watch my entry be pants, lol

Déjà vu?

An excellent theme, my favourite for a while. Well done. I will try this one for sure.

Looking forward to brilliant pants.
Title: Re: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: DigiDiva on May 07, 2013, 09:54:54 PM
I could take a photo of my pants......estate agent add would say "Large tent, sleeps 6 comfortably"...........
Title: Re: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: Reinardina on May 10, 2013, 07:42:05 AM
I'm thinking along the same lines as you Jinky, but your estate is very superior!
Title: Re: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: jinky on May 10, 2013, 07:58:08 AM
Yes with mine the short walk to town is the most sarcastic comment. Went up to Top Wiuthens from haworth. Reading the signposts I can now confirm that a country mile is at least 2.5 ordinary miles! My hips were so bad I could barely walk later  :'(. As for being the building featured in Bronte`s book - no chance!
Title: Re: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: Reinardina on May 10, 2013, 04:12:18 PM
Mine's bang in the centre of town, nice and urban. Still thinking about it and trying things out.
Title: Re: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: Reinardina on May 10, 2013, 08:27:18 PM
Running out of time, so I think this is going to be my entry:

Quirky Maisonette

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_Estate_agent_ad_res.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=13596)
Title: Re: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: oggalily on May 11, 2013, 11:33:28 AM
This is an abandonded asylum on the outskirts of Epsom called Hollywood Lodge. 

Quite an adventure this one.  I had to trespass to get this shot (well I think it was trespassing if jumping over a fence is considered trespassing).  I was then surrounded by several over-friendly horses who must have thought I had food on me, and on the way out a passing police car stopped to find out what I was up to.  Luckily I was on the outside of the fence by this point.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10157/normal_OGG_8767.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=13597)
Characterful period home. Recently repainted, new window treatments. Just needs your decorating touches.
Title: Re: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: Reinardina on May 11, 2013, 11:44:24 AM
I like the 'hanging garden' on the portico.

Title: Re: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: oggalily on May 11, 2013, 02:49:11 PM
I like the 'hanging garden' on the portico.

Woodland views?  (If the window wasn't bricked up)

I like jinky's "solar heating" - made me chuckle. ;D
Title: Re: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: DigiDiva on May 11, 2013, 04:28:19 PM
Running out of time, so I think this is going to be my entry:

Quirky Maisonette

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_Estate_agent_ad_res.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=13596)

Reinardina, mines the same idea as yours.....sorry

Light & Airy Penthouse Flat

Title: Re: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: Reinardina on May 11, 2013, 04:48:59 PM
As we are trying to highlight the estate agent's euphemisms, they're bound to be similar!

The only real difference so far is, that 'my' property is indeed on the market, albeit as a rental property.

I have looked at the agent's website, to see how he describes it, but it I couldn't find it.
Title: Re: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: Hinfrance on May 13, 2013, 05:25:26 PM
Just a really quick effort from me this week, taken with my 'phone.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10146/normal_a_vendre_flickr.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=13607&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: Delamanda on May 13, 2013, 09:33:42 PM
I din't quite get the building of choice.  There's a handsome derelict building that I pass between the station and school.  Last week, they obviously decided that it needed more than 'benefitting from some modernisation' and pulled it down.  What timing ...
Title: Re: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: Oldboy on May 13, 2013, 11:55:14 PM
I couldn't get a decent shot so no entry from me this week.  :'(
Title: Re: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: Reinardina on May 14, 2013, 07:48:14 AM
I din't quite get the building of choice.  There's a handsome derelict building that I pass between the station and school.  Last week, they obviously decided that it needed more than 'benefitting from some modernisation' and pulled it down.  What timing ...

As there are already quite a few ads praising dereliction, you made the right choice in my opinion! Brought a smile to my face.
I couldn't get a decent shot so no entry from me this week.  :'(

Pity!
I couldn't really get a good, clear shot of 'my' property as it stands at the end of a long, very narrow path. As this is part of the 'charm,' I couldn't just shoot the property.
Title: Re: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: Hinfrance on May 14, 2013, 08:22:02 AM
Like yours Andy - I was considering photographing a conch shell as a suitable home for the aspiring mollusc .
Title: Re: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: Beaux Reflets on May 14, 2013, 08:33:04 AM
Like yours Andy - I was considering photographing a conch shell as a suitable home for the aspiring mollusc .

Owners of property can get funny over here and as everyone seemed to be heading for houses in need of some renovation and I sometimes get fed up with living in one (seeing it everyday)  ;) I thought a little lateral thinking was desirable  :2funny:
Title: Re: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: Reinardina on May 14, 2013, 10:24:30 AM
Like yours Andy - I was considering photographing a conch shell as a suitable home for the aspiring mollusc .

Owners of property can get funny over here and as everyone seemed to be heading for houses in need of some renovation and I sometimes get fed up with living in one (seeing it everyday)  ;) I thought a little lateral thinking was desirable  :2funny:

Yours is definitely desirable Andy, but doesn't the roof need seeing to?
Title: Re: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: Beaux Reflets on May 14, 2013, 11:51:48 AM
Like yours Andy - I was considering photographing a conch shell as a suitable home for the aspiring mollusc .

Owners of property can get funny over here and as everyone seemed to be heading for houses in need of some renovation and I sometimes get fed up with living in one (seeing it everyday)  ;) I thought a little lateral thinking was desirable  :2funny:

Yours is definitely desirable Andy, but doesn't the roof need seeing to?

A total rebuild Reinardina - but as its occupied it has a Do Not Disturb on the inner door  :tup:
Title: Re: Weekly competition 6th May to 12th May: Estate Agent Particulars: CHAT
Post by: Reinardina on May 14, 2013, 02:12:24 PM
Like yours Andy - I was considering photographing a conch shell as a suitable home for the aspiring mollusc .

Owners of property can get funny over here and as everyone seemed to be heading for houses in need of some renovation and I sometimes get fed up with living in one (seeing it everyday)  ;) I thought a little lateral thinking was desirable  :2funny:

Yours is definitely desirable Andy, but doesn't the roof need seeing to?

A total rebuild Reinardina - but as its occupied it has a Do Not Disturb on the inner door  :tup:

Aha! Sitting tenants! Be prepared to have to lower the price considerably!

(I envy you the young family though!)