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To clone or not to clone?

Sheep aside, let's talk 'photogenetics'. Specifically, the cloning out of wires/lamp posts/pylons which happen to be standing there enjoying the same sunset I am.

Would some scenes/moments look much better without 'em? Certainly. But would I forego grabbing a sunset or cloudscape just 'cos of some wires and stuff? No. Would I then spend 2 hours cloning out said stuff? Nooo.


Here are my contributions to 'Wire We Here' - a collaborative effort conceived by LynneJoyce, titled by Walter (gajewski), with annettep38, Irishkate, SimonFletch, GarrathE and myself riding alongside as we head off into the wiry sunset. Yee-HAW!


Andrew

PS Not easy to find overhead wires in Singapore now (which suits me juuust fine) but what're always in shots are street lights. Or trees. Always always always.

Camera:Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
Lens:Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Wire We Here
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:4 Jun 2014 - 2:38 PM
Tags:Humour / fun, Pylons, Streetlights, Thingummybobs, Wire we here, Wires
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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2014 - 3:42 PM

Incredible looking skies Andrew, especially the night shots. Me, I would keep the wires in. Mainly if I attempted to clone them out I would probable bog it up.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2014 - 3:57 PM

The wires are easy on the eyes here, those sun sets are magnificent!

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7417 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2014 - 5:05 PM

They're a part of our world. Life ain't a chocolate-box lid... I rather like the strength of the lines in V1.
Perfect exposure for the sunset, that's the important thing.
Moira

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2014 - 5:10 PM

Some beautiful skies here, Andrew, but I am not a lover of electric wires at all. I see a glorious sunset every evening from my verandah, but its beauty is marred by strings of electricity cables and crooked poles Sad Carol

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2014 - 5:57 PM

wonderful set andrew brilliant colours and tones v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2014 - 6:01 PM

Very impressive skies in this lovely set Andrew, such a change from the relentless grey we have here at the moment.

No need to ask for my opinion on wires Andrew, I am all for keeping them in, even making a feature of them as we have done today. I have, in the past, spent hours cloning them out (a b*gger of a job) but as Moira says, life isn't a chocolate box lid and wires are a part of the scene. Sometimes they can even be the main feature.

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2014 - 6:07 PM

I love these dramatic skies -- this series is a great contribution to our little excessive in exploring wires in our environment.
-=\Walter

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2014 - 6:09 PM

well I think the wires spoil that beautiful sky...
shock!!!
horror!!!!!WinkWinkWinkWinkWink
But as I said to Moira I would never had taken that sky with the wires in the viewfinder
It all depends on what you are photograhing to me.
For me I would just move around till I only had the sky without those distracting wires
Each to his own I say

Last Modified By barbarahirst at 4 Jun 2014 - 6:12 PM

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2014 - 6:23 PM

Wonderful skies and blimey, you are short of wires? Really? What about trains and stuff?
And yes, I love how you place those wires in the sunset. Cause it gives us all something to talk about. I am far too lazy to clone much these days, I spent 10 hours at work and some more doing other stuff.. I rather take photos than clone Smile

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
4 Jun 2014 - 8:16 PM

Not sure Andrew. If I tried to clone I'd be like Peter (Mollycat) but I also agree with the above comments. Love the colours of the night shots. Cathy

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2014 - 8:27 PM

Superb colours and captures and yes I'd take them wire's out. Smile

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janlea
janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
4 Jun 2014 - 8:51 PM

Wonderful skies Andrew, especially like V1 with the awesome colours Smile
Jan

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64380 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2014 - 9:52 PM

Wire would we be without them?

(Groan, sorry).
x

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GarrathE
GarrathE e2 Member 6GarrathE vcard United Kingdom
4 Jun 2014 - 10:57 PM

I hear you about lamp posts! Some of the best vantage points for sunsets near our Spanish home are beset with them.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2014 - 11:08 PM

Another fine wirey set to go with the theme Andrew.
And a colourful set too !!
Mick.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2014 - 2:27 AM

Your wires are quite modest compared with some of today's uploads!
V3 is actually a very appealing image.
I's been an interesting exercise and I would normally clone wires out but
in the future, I'll look for images where they can be a feature.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2014 - 4:03 AM

You definitely get the prize for the most colourful 'Wire We Here', Andrew..!!
V1 is a corker of an image - makes me want to Sing...
Flash, bang, wallop, what a picture
What a picture, what a photograph....
Grin

Simon

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2014 - 11:33 AM

Not a line man Andrew but it's a great sky in V1. Personally,speaking for myself,my own point of view Smile V3 is a stand out image.
Brian.

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Quoise
Quoise e2 Member 1238 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
5 Jun 2014 - 1:30 PM

Love V1, but V3 is awesome!! Get that uploaded on its own GrinGrin

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2014 - 4:54 PM

Good to see you indulging yourself with these amazing clouds. Aren't they great?! Smile

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2014 - 3:50 PM

What a fantastic set of skyscapes, v1 and v3 are particularly impressive.
Quote: Some beautiful skies here, Andrew, but I am not a lover of electric wires at all. I see a glorious sunset every evening from my verandah, but its beauty is marred by strings of electricity cables and crooked poles Sad Carol

But without those you'd have no internet and you'd have to find something else to occupy your time as you are on here virtually 24/7!WinkGrinTongue

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