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Set against the red wooden panels of the garden fence, this plant produces some wonderful colour in the Autumn - and throws a wonderful shadow in late afternoon sunshine SmileSmile
v2 is the square crop.
I'm aware the quality of the picture is not brilliant, but the colour contrasts still work well, so for me it is worth an upload.
Have a good weekend
Helen

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Nov 2012 - 3:43 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Spirea - Goldflame
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:16 Mar 2013 - 6:52 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, March 2013, Saturday shadows, Specialist / abstract
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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 6:59 AM

Marvellous colours and shadows, I like V1 even better, Helen.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
16 Mar 2013 - 7:03 AM

Great colour in those leaves Helen and they do cast a mean shadow Smile

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jovanovic
jovanovic e2 Member 3jovanovic vcard France
16 Mar 2013 - 7:25 AM

Great. Nice colors Smile

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 7:25 AM

There is strong sense of art in the color balance of this image. I like both but prefer v1 - it seems to ask more questions. Good work Helen. A

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 7:53 AM

Thanks everyone SmileSmile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 7:57 AM

I love this spirea, Helen, and it produces such a wonderful variety of colours in the autumn, well captured. Carol

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oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 8:11 AM

These are warming colours for us as we wait for colour to become more prevalent this year. I prefer the square crop for reasons I cannot really identify Helen, except for the fact that I'm enjoying my own square crops at present. They take me back to my old two and a quarter square b&w days...

Mike

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 8:11 AM

Two very beautiful and lovely images.Helen,very well done.
Saeid

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7439 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1027 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 8:12 AM

I'm trying to decide between these and it's difficult.
V1 is about the balance of the shadows on the left and the leaf shadows centre right.
V2 is more about those gaunt criss-crossing lines on the right - harshly lit branch, X-shaped shadow. It has a better sense of progression for me, and greater drama. I think it has the edge.
It occurs to me that both could be interesting in b&w.
I'm fascinated by the Exif by the way. ISO 1600 has given a very tactile graininess, I assume that it was deliberate? You could have got away with a lower ISO and slower shutter speed.
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 16 Mar 2013 - 8:15 AM

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 8:13 AM

Love the subtle color Helen...John

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2196 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 8:40 AM

Great colours

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 9:25 AM

What on earth was I using ISO 1600 for Moira ?
No wonder it is grainy - I must have grabbed the camera before the light went and taken it with whatever it was set on - the sun at that time of the afternoon moves so quickly round the garden and suddenly the shadows have gone.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41056 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 9:27 AM

v2 for me, Helen. The shadow on the right of v1 breaks the harmony of the parallel diagonals of v2. The colour contrasts are also more prominent in v2, the shadow leaves against the bright red of the fence, and the bright leaves against the shade of the red fence.


Dave

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 9:38 AM

I like the shadow in the BG. I prefer v1

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
16 Mar 2013 - 9:54 AM

Two superb images Helen, delicate colours and lovely shadows. I like both them
Effrossini

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 10:11 AM

Beautiful colours, two lovely captures, Helen...and some Saturday Shadows, too! Wink
Trev Smile

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64470 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 10:56 AM

Lovely vibrant colour. A smiley image. I love a square crop though, so V2 is my fave this time. Smile

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 11:50 AM


Quote: There is strong sense of art in the colour balance of this image. I like both but prefer v1 - it seems to ask more questions. Good work Helen. A

Although I like the closer view of those lovely leaves in V2, I see the point made by accipiter.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 11:55 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments SmileSmile

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 11:56 AM

I do prefer V1. I like the space and greater sense of context. Lovely light, colour and, of course, shadows, Helen Smile

Andrew

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digital_boi
16 Mar 2013 - 12:36 PM

wow you must have been doing some low light shots before this and you made the same error as I always do not checked the setting many a lost opportunity I have had with this Helen. Still lovely Autumnal colours and good shadow

Have a good weekend

Graham

Last Modified By digital_boi at 16 Mar 2013 - 12:37 PM

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43282 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 1:46 PM

An alarmingly high ISO however a wonderfully pleasing result. The tighter crop being the more appealing. The colours being so very warm and inviting with well defined shadows.

Regards Nathan

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 - 2:25 PM

Some great colours especially in V2 and some nice shadows too
Steve

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2189 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 6:54 PM

two lovely imagesSmile
NettaSmile

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1881
1881  2 India
16 Mar 2013 - 6:54 PM

GREAT WORK.


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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 - 7:46 PM

I love the colour and shadows in this image Helen
Jim

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3187 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 1:18 AM

grain, flame shadow and the dry seeds make a wonderful composition.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 2:49 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments SmileSmile

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 - 3:07 PM

Lovely colours! Grin
IB

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 3:50 PM

Thanks Isabel Smile

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