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Timely Slice       ©2016 Qixil
Sony SLT-A58       25th place, 9 points
1/80s, f4, ISO 800, 36mm, Normal Program, Pattern, flash
Post-Processing: Crop;Levels;Unsharp(R250);unsharp(R1.5)       Extra Info: It was the mention of the Battle of Hastings in 1066 that made me do it.

Pic of part of the Bayeux Tapestry copy in Reading museum (UK) that toured Europe in C19. Made in Staffordshire.

At this point, the king dies (although Harold may be out of frame, or perhaps the person being sliced down).
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Nov 20, 2016
    Good to be back, all good fun - the next one looks tricky.

Nov 16, 2016
    This is a beautiful work of art and you photographed it beautifully. I'm sure the light was challenging. I would also love to see the entire piece.

Nov 15, 2016
    Good to see you entering and critiquing again! I hope you enjoyed the challenge and won't wait quite so long to enter another photo!!! If you have wider shots of the tapestry, you can share them in the Historic Outtakes forum. http://panachallenge.com/forum/forum_topic.php?id=656

Nov 15, 2016
    I was really intrigued by the work in the tapestry. You did a great job with the exposure and clarity. I had you in my top ten.

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Nov 14, 2016
    A fine choice for the theme! Perhaps using 16x9 framing instead of 4x3 would have allowed showing more of the tapestry. The color and focus are both good. Looks like the flash was a bit too harsh near the upper right corner, resulting in a slightly blown-out area.

Nov 13, 2016
    The colours of the tapestry are wonderful. I would love to see the entire hanging. Nice choice for the theme

Nov 13, 2016
    Certainly a suitable choice of subject. Did you mean the "slice" to refer to the seam in the panels as well?

Nov 13, 2016
    FYI - the Reading one is slightly different. The characters in the margins have fig leaves - because the image it was copied from was made PG.

Nov 13, 2016
    Yes - the tapestry is quite broad and was tempted to do something wider - but would lose the detail. Almost did the swearing of the oaths - well there are so many great parts. But what interested me was this paticular break in the cloth where one section ends, and another begins. Hello to William, the Normans, and Edith Nardle.

Nov 12, 2016
    fabulous choice of history.
love the colours

Nov 12, 2016
    I had no idea there was a copy in Reading! Thank you - I saw the original many, many years ago, but Reading is easier to visit than Normandy.

Nov 12, 2016
    The details and colors are very nice. I feel like a larger section of the tapestry shown in a more panoramic crop would give more sense of story to the battle scene.
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