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Thanks to Joline first of all for her User Award for I love to Boogie which was much appreciated.
This dark and sinister object hovers over the local park - probably where the dancing aliens came from in the first place
I uploaded this in colour earlier, and have to thank Malcfor his suggestion that I remove part of a circle to simplify the image. When I then converted to black and white I felt I wanted it as the lead image, so apologies to everyone who left clicks and comments on that earlier
v2 is the coloured version and v3 is straight from the camera
Thanks for looking
Helen

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Feb 2013 - 2:22 PM
Focal Length:24mm
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Hovering
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:27 Feb 2013 - 7:47 PM
Tags:Black & white, Digitally manipulated, Humour / fun, Specialist / abstract
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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 7:50 PM

wonderful comp helen brilliant light and shadows a cracking mono nice one Wink
andy

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 7:51 PM

Am I too early? I don't see any variantsSad superb shadow Helen

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 7:53 PM

Ah! I was too earlyWink can see V2 much prefer the stronger picture which is mono

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 7:54 PM

Thanks Andy and Ann - glad you can see them now Ann SmileSmile

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 7:59 PM

The monochrome does it for me seems to be more detail...John

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 8:01 PM

a wonderfully alien hovering object and a very intriguing shadow!
well processed ,too

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digital_boi
27 Feb 2013 - 8:02 PM

V1 for me Helen good light strong shadow

Graham

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 8:02 PM

V1 for me too Helen.. superb

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 8:10 PM

You clearly saw the potential here, Helen and produced a stunning image - B&W for me. Amazing!

Ray

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 8:11 PM

I like V1 and V2 for different reasons. The mono versions strength is the strong toning and the way that it concentrates the eye on the shapes. V2's strength is the classic contrast between blue and red and this is what makes this version the winner if I was forced to choose. Excellent work Helen.
Derek

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Alda
Alda  146 forum posts United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 8:20 PM

Excellent work GrinGrin

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7454 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1030 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 8:55 PM

V1 is dark, dangerous, it hints at what might lie just out of sight.
A creative transformation. I'm not sure that I would put it up together with V2, they're so different, they work differently on the brain.
Moira

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 8:59 PM

Great work again Helen, version one for me today I just think the mono is bolder and suits the subject matter.

Best Matt

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 9:21 PM

WOW! fantastic shadow!

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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 9:23 PM

Mono is most striking.

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brownsilent
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27 Feb 2013 - 9:27 PM

Works great in mono, superb light/shadows.
Johanna

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leontari
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27 Feb 2013 - 9:33 PM

Great work Helen. Superb light and strong shadows in V1.
Effrossini

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Daisymaye
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27 Feb 2013 - 9:49 PM

A super shadow. The other two don't want to open for me......Sandy

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kel55
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27 Feb 2013 - 9:50 PM

Great vision , v1 works best for me

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Bonvilston
27 Feb 2013 - 9:55 PM

A very good shadow shot - your speciality . ....Peter

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
27 Feb 2013 - 10:01 PM

Brilliant conversion Helen, love tue B&W image. Very well done.
ElenaWinkWink

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64535 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 10:15 PM

The mono has so much more impact than the colour. I'm glad you revisited this.
x

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AnneWorner
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27 Feb 2013 - 10:38 PM


Quote: I like V1 and V2 for different reasons. The mono versions strength is the strong toning and the way that it concentrates the eye on the shapes. V2's strength is the classic contrast between blue and red and this is what makes this version the winner if I was forced to choose. Excellent work Helen.
Derek

This sums it up perfectly for me Helen - well seen as always.

Anne

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 10:52 PM

Very sombre is V1 so I go for V2 and the lovely colour.
Joan.

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Irishkate
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27 Feb 2013 - 11:52 PM

I love the mono and the shadows are great.
The colour version is very striking also.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
28 Feb 2013 - 5:25 AM

When I saw the first upload of this I thought it would be excellent in Black and white - and so it is Smile Great image Helen !

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CarolG
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28 Feb 2013 - 5:50 AM

V.2 for me, Helen, much improved without the blue circle beneath Smile Carol

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 6:17 AM

You have turned something very mundane straight from the camera into a very powerful well composed Image ~ at the time of writing this I prefer No. 1 when I return for another look it could well be No.2.

Albert

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28 Feb 2013 - 6:58 AM

Just got time to put my UA here before we head off!
Moira

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saltireblue Site Moderator 44029 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 7:43 AM

I would have been tempted to save the b&w version for its own upload, Helen. It is totally different from the colour one.Dark and menacing, in a way, whereas the colour version is inviting.

Malc

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28 Feb 2013 - 7:47 AM

Oh yes!!!!!
V 1 is exceptional

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 10:01 AM

Many thanks everyone for your comments and especially to Moira for her User Award - much appreciated SmileSmileSmileSmile

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28 Feb 2013 - 11:21 AM

Excellent as a mono Helen - a powerful image.
Ann

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wolfy
wolfy  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Feb 2013 - 12:29 PM

Lovely set Helen, prefer V2 for me Smile

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 12:34 PM

I have to agree with Moira. V1&2 each need a separate page, they each have their own story to tell.

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28 Feb 2013 - 12:34 PM

I thought.......... great mono, then I saw V2 and thought........... Great colour, then I saw the original and thought..........Great work! Great job on both versionsGrin
Diane

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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 6:03 PM

Looked at this earlier today whilst uptown having some lunch, and thought it had disappeared! Wink A super image, Helen, would have made an excellent Saturday Shadows upload. Like it a lot, and go for the mono Smile
Trev Smile

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evelen
evelen  9 England
28 Feb 2013 - 6:49 PM

great image Helen.
eve.Smile

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28 Feb 2013 - 11:35 PM

Excellent.V1 is my favorite
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bricurtis e2 Member 91909 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2013 - 8:03 PM

Well spotted Helen - great shadow. There is a bit of blown highlight on the basket/thing. Looks like the original is a little over exposed.
Brian.

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