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We had intended a long, bracing walk along the riverside yesterday, to blow away the cobwebs; in the event we were stuck indoors while the nice British Gas engineer puzzled over the central heating. (Second visit in a week, this time it seems to have worked... ) So we only managed half an hour before the sun went down. But just to see sunlight was a bonus. It actually penetrated through to the remnants of colour still lurking under the drabness.
We were there just before Christmas and I realised then that I should have taken my 50mm lens. I knew what I was looking for this time.
V1 I like the not-quite symmetry of these three trees.
V2 & V3 - A rosebay willowherb seed head, with light catching other stalks, against the dark trees in the background.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50.0 mm f/1.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:1 Jan 2013 - 2:33 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.8
Aperture:f/1.8
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:New Year's Day by the Tyne
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:2 Jan 2013 - 8:16 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Specialist / abstract, Trees
Votes:55
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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104017 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 8:37 AM

beautiful and stimulating...V2 for me today Smile

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 8:45 AM

Three lovely nature shots.
I especially like V2.
Happy New Year to you.

B. Smile

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 8:47 AM

You can't beat some lovely evening sun, it brings forward the trees against the shadier background giving a lovely depth but v2 is the pick of the three for me. The shapes and patterns of the background look so good with the seed head providing the sharp and hard contrast.

Dave

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7417 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 8:50 AM

Thanks early birds. V2 may get its own upload some time...
Moira

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sherlob
sherlob e2 Member 82318 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom125 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 8:54 AM

Evening sun - I have forgotten what it is like to walk in such light...

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7417 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 8:56 AM


Quote: You can't beat some lovely evening sun,


Quote: Evening sun - I have forgotten what it is like to walk in such light...

So had we... This was actually 2.30pm, but it was my last shot of the day; down in the valley the sun only rises above the trees for an hour or so at this time of year, and a few minutes later it had disappeared.
Moira

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 9:04 AM

love all 3
but V2 gets a vote today

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 9:25 AM

Abstract bleakness Moira, interesting.
Ron.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 9:29 AM

Sunlight makes such a difference, doesn't it, Moira? Three charming images, without that light they would have meant nothing. Carol

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
2 Jan 2013 - 9:33 AM

Great photos Moira !! I like the sunlight on the bare trees Smile

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33137 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 9:57 AM

Three images which allow you mind to open and your eyes see...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 10:00 AM

Good quality light in this set, version three for me.

Best Matt

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 10:40 AM

Lovely set Moira; I like the layers in V1, but V2 is my favourite with that great background.
Rende

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
2 Jan 2013 - 10:44 AM

V2. for me on this one Moira, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 10:52 AM

Some nice subtle colour coming through Moira.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 11:20 AM

v3 for me

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7417 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 11:36 AM

Glad to see a couple of votes for V3. We examined these closely and V2 is a tad sharper on the seed head, but I do like the background in V3. It's interesting how just moving a few cm creates a whole new pattern.
Thanks everyone. Going through the Gallery it's good to see that a lot of people were out taking advantage of the light yesterday. We are back to grey drizzle today.
Moira

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RobboB
RobboB e2 Member 776 forum postsRobboB vcard United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 - 11:54 AM

V2 for me Moira

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 12:40 PM

You so rarely do nature shots that it is a total treat when you do.
V2 is fantastic!

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 1:00 PM

can't decidee between 2 or 3, both are exquisitely focused . The light is delightful!

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 1:28 PM

Cold, cold evening light Moira - just wonderful tones in all of these.

I've been going back and forth between v2 and v3 - I think V3 is my favorite. The background is a tad too busy in v2, although I'm always looking for this kind of bokeh in my floral images.

I think v3 might want to be on its own in the gallery........

Anne

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 1:40 PM

Happy new year MoiraSmile Glad your heating seems to be sorted. V3 then V2 are my favourites.

Nigel

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 1:52 PM

Moira, lovely images from your New Year's Day Walk, spent my afternoon watching the sunset on the Stade Smile
I think I'll go for V3 as my fave' here, I just like the slightly darker background!

HNY to you and Bill!

Sarah x

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 2:15 PM

You caught well the glorious light of the winter sun in all the three images, Moira. However, if I am to prefer one, it'd be V3.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 4:29 PM

Yes, I'm going with v3 too Moira. As I was scrolling down and everybody was going with v2 I was beginning to think there was something I was missing and kept going back to v2 to compare, but was still convinced it was v3 for me. It's so interesting how we see things differently. And, finally some of the late comers have voted for v3 too.
Ann
Just going back for another comparison... Smile

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64380 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 4:37 PM

Really lovely. V1 definitely. I like nicely lit tree trunks. Smile
Shame about having to stay in though on the only sunny day for months. Mind you, we were visiting relatives so I didn't get a chance to get out with the camera at all. Sad
xx

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7417 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 4:50 PM

Back home after some urgent business in Newcastle - thanks again everyone, and I've come down in favour of V3 getting its own upload tomorrow. Anne has summed it up perfectly, V2 is just a bit too busy.
Moira

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 5:21 PM

Lovely shots, Moira...and sunshine too! Wink V3 has to be my fave, beating V2 into second place Smile
Trev Smile

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lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 5:24 PM

A lovely set Moira, but V3 is awesome!!!

John Smile

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
2 Jan 2013 - 6:00 PM

A lovely set. I do like v3
Effrossini

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 - 6:03 PM

Typical wintry colours, Moira!SmileTongue
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franken
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2 Jan 2013 - 6:14 PM

Version 3 for me Moira.

We went for a walk down Cold Nap beach in the sunshine yesterday morning. (Yes the sun came out for about half an hour before disappearing and hasn't been seen since)Sad

Ken

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 9:41 PM

v3 for me as well - gorgeous light Moira
Helen

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 - 9:53 PM

Nice capture of the trees in V1, i see you are branching out to nature shots Grin , Peter..

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7417 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 9:55 PM


Quote: i see you are branching out to nature shots

I'll photograph anything! I'm still dropping hints for a local calendar girls (or boys) project... Wink
It's V3 for tomorrow.
Cheers everyone,
Moira

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thedon1941
2 Jan 2013 - 10:04 PM

Great set, V3 for me. Don

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 10:14 PM

windblown no 2 for me!

I like your branching out.. or is it grassing out Smile

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Daisymaye
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3 Jan 2013 - 4:16 AM

V3 for me. Beautiful light and love the b/g......Sandy

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3 Jan 2013 - 7:38 AM

#2 for bokeh
#3 for negative space

superb

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3 Jan 2013 - 7:39 AM

#2 for bokeh / #3 for negative space
superb

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4 Jan 2013 - 6:02 PM

Wonderful... Love V2.... IB

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Nikonuser1
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6 Jan 2013 - 5:23 PM

V2 is my favorite.Smile

Cliff

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