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Moira, thank you SO much for your User Award on ‘The Sunbather’. Unbelieveable Grin

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Alrighty, people…the original shot was taken a while back…29th September 2011. I stumbled upon it recently and decided to have a play with it today for Saturday Shadows.

Couldn't decide which to put first. What do you reckon?

Doesn't really matter, obviously...this is just for fun. Just wondering on your preference, s'all Grin

Andrew

Camera:Canon PowerShot A630
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Saturday Shadows
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:20 Jul 2013 - 4:16 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Humour / fun, Pink, Rose, Saturday shadows, Shadow, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 4:49 PM

Colour for me, Andrew, it is such a lovely dusky pink, seems a shame to take its colour awayWink Great shadows, too. Carol

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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 4:50 PM

I like v1best also like the way you caught the reflections.
Regards John.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 4:55 PM

A fascinating shadow photograph : the flower itself is delicate, the shadow dark and almost threatening. I think the effect is more pronounced in the colour version: pink is a more delicate tone than white but that is less evident in monochrome (to my eyes at least).
Thanks for your continued support of Saturday Shadows, a totally unofficial 'challenge' that has persisted for 18 months or so and , with offerings like yours, grows stronger every week.
Regards
Bill

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7455 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 4:58 PM

V1 - very subtle, I think you've reduced saturation by about 50%, it works. It's about the flower first and foremost.
V2 seems a totally different picture. It's about the shadow.
Can't decide between them, both beautiful, and well thought out.
Moira

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 5:04 PM

If the point of thew image is the shadow then it has to be the mono, otherwise the focus is on the lovely delicate pink of the flower (think that's just what Moira's said as well Grin)

Dave

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 5:16 PM

I like the soft tones of v1 and the way the background complements that beautiful dusty pink rose. Lovely stuff Andrew! Smile
Ann

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
20 Jul 2013 - 5:16 PM

Definitely V1 for me Andrew !! A lovely image !

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64542 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 5:17 PM

Colour for me Andrew. I love a climbing rose and this is so delicate. The pink of the petals is matched by the pink of the floor tiles and that's why I prefer V1 I think. Smile

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BIG THANKS for the UA. My little squirrel became more popular than I ever thought he would. But then, he did have exceedingly impressive attributes. Grin
xxx

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franken
franken e2 Member 123177 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 5:39 PM

You made the right choice Andrew, the colour is excellent.

Ken

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 6:58 PM

tend to go with Moira on this one .....
she just says it so well
I would love to be able to give you 2 votes as each one has its own story....
so sorry it has to be a half vote each ....Wink

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 8:53 PM

Such a beauty! Both variants work very well. Double click!
Johanna

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 9:47 PM

I prefer colour but the mono version emphasises the shadow much better.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 10:17 PM

The shadow works so much better in the mono version, but it is a super pink rose - I think I will be sitting on the fence with this one, which is where I started the day WinkWinkWinkWink
Helen

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DolphinLady
20 Jul 2013 - 11:24 PM

I so love the colour of the rose in V1 Andrew, so delicate & lovely, but for the whole photo, I have to go with the mono version...you have really captured the shadows so well.....
Hilary....(*_*)xx

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2013 - 2:13 AM

I love the desat color version--- some great shadows!

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2013 - 3:18 AM

V1, colour for me. Both have great shadows........Sandy

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2013 - 8:35 AM

I love the coloured version Andrew, the top half of the image with the flower detail so crisp and delicately toned, the bottom half with those lovely soft and gentle tones of the paving with that glorious shadow!
I like the dramatic mono too!
Carole

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janlea
janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
21 Jul 2013 - 8:35 AM

V1 for me Andrew, but I do really like the mono too! Smile
Jan

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Michaela_Solway

V1 for me as has both the lovely pink flower AND the shadow.Wink

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Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2013 - 5:59 PM

These look great Andrew, I prefer V1 and must say they've got a nice vintage look to them.
Shell

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 4:51 PM

very well seen......excellent work...both of it

cheers for your comments.....


ollie

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 8:14 PM

wonderful matching colours!
and I like the little critter

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 7:13 AM

I like them both Andrew but naturally prefer the colour version. How about indulging in a little 'gimmickry' and trying a colour popped version with just the rose in colour. I think it's soft colour would make it work well.

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Glostopcat
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25 Jul 2013 - 10:30 PM

The colour version holds the greater appeal Andrew but the shadow is stronger in the mono

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