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I've been to Hastings today and found this window and reflection in the new Jerwood Gallery. I really like it, but imagine it might not be to everybody's taste. v2 is a creation from my new Topaz toy - not sure about it, but I like the textures, so I decided to air it. Btw, I had to spend some time cloning out the seagull poo from these lovely tiles - and I think I've left one small streak in - just so that it's authentic! Smile
A big thank you to everybody for your comments on Staring yesterday - they were very interesting and very helpful and thanks for your time - much appreciated - and a big thank you to John (lifesnapper) and Lesley (cassiecat) for your UAs!
Hope you're having a good weekend.
Ann
Exif:
ISO 100
f/11
1/50 sec
Focal length: 70 mm

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5DCMacroAsp.IF HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Chimney tops
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:9 Jun 2012 - 7:09 PM
Tags:Architecture, Gallery, Hastings, Reflections
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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 7:12 PM

brilliant colour and detail ann love those reflections a cracking spot nice one Wink
andy

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 7:26 PM

I think the mistake if it is indeed a mistake, is that you show the original and the software versions together. I really liked V1 then I noticed V2 and I really like that too. So for me show one or tother and make an old person happy slowly.

What a grump about nothing, V1 there you are .

Dougie

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 7:29 PM

Stunning image,love the tones and colour in this one,
saeid

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1078 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 7:30 PM

I'll stick with V1. The best reflection shots are surreal, they create their own alternative reality. V1 does that, I don't think it needs further complications.
Moira

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
9 Jun 2012 - 8:08 PM

Lovely colours and tones Ann
Jim

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 8:17 PM

Nice colours and framing, V1 works better for me too!

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morpheus1955
9 Jun 2012 - 8:52 PM

Fabulous image, great colours and composition, love them both.

Hugh

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
9 Jun 2012 - 8:55 PM

Wonderful Ann cant choose between the two, think your new topaz toy has done well.

John

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 9:05 PM

Hi Ann, the weather turned out warm and sunny here, hope you had some of the same. The composition on this is superb whichever version you go for. I prefer v1. The focus of the image is the window and reflection, and the blue frame highlights this. The same blue hue comes through on several of the tiles which pulls the image together, and the brighter yellow provides the balance. Excellent image.

Dave

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4673 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 9:12 PM

Cracking shot !!!....love the graphic quality, & amazing colours in the tiles of V1.....I do like the extra 'bite' in V2, but it's lost
those colours that really 'lift' V1...........top notch stuff !!

Apologies for not responding to your Cuba pics !....But street photography simply has no appeal for me, at least not when it
includes people !!!.Smile

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 9:27 PM

V1 for me, too, Ann. While I love the composition, the delicate tones and the juxtaposition in both, it's the tiny shimmery gold patches that stick in the memory.
Regards
Bill

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franken
franken e2 Member 123197 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 9:48 PM

Version 1 for me also.

Ken

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64595 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 10:07 PM

Well seen. V1 for me too. Smile
I've been hankerin' after Topaz too but not sure if I'd use it that much.
Chris

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 10:31 PM

v1 for me too - its the blue in the bricks that makes it that extra bit special SmileSmile
Helen

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 10:39 PM

Definitley V1 for me..like the processing Ann
Lillian

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Michaela_Solway

A great example of reflections working brilliantly... V1 for me, for the colour tones of the tiles .. Super composition.. Well done for the poo removalWink

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 12:25 AM

Great colors, comp., and aspect ratio.
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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 1:26 AM

The colors in v1 are so very attractive--- I love the quirky composition--seems to work perfectly.

It I had not see v1, I would like v2 much more-- but I do like it as a variation!

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 8:24 AM

VERY well spotted and Photographed Ann, and the processing on V2 is excellent!

John Smile

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 8:27 AM

V1, certainly. I do have a thing about chimneys, and I think both these do it well, but V1 by a considerable amount. One of my abiding memories of Hastings is seagull deposits. Sounds like a bank account said like that.
jon

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 436 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 9:28 AM

It is definitely those colors in V1 that gets the attention.

CArole

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 11:25 AM

Yes, the tones in v1 definitely puts it on top.
If I hadn't see v1, I would also have liked v2 though.

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Steve-T
Steve-T  751 forum posts England66 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 12:24 PM

I think that a global use of filters and effects is always a compromise - you gain in one area and lose in another. I thought that about your last upload when comparing the versions. My temptation here would be to combine the two - probably keeping the window pretty much like v1 and then bleeding the contrast from v2 into the wood surround. Steve

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AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 12:50 PM


Quote: I think that a global use of filters and effects is always a compromise - you gain in one area and lose in another. I thought that about your last upload when comparing the versions. My temptation here would be to combine the two - probably keeping the window pretty much like v1 and then bleeding the contrast from v2 into the wood surround. Steve

A great idea Steve for somebody with good skills - but I'm not sure whether I'm up to that!! Smile

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saltireblue Site Moderator 44080 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 2:13 PM

I really like V1, Ann. It has a kind of Mediterranean surrealism about it, and I would be more than happy to have it hanging in my home.
V2 reminds me of a drawing done by a pavement artist using coloured chalks, and is deserving of its own upload, I feel.

Malc

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 9:26 PM

A difficult choice for me Ann because I really like the colours in V1 but I also like the textures that your processing has brought out in V2. Just to say that I think the comp' is fab & I'd love to have this in my PF Smile

Sarah *

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