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I'm very grateful for the comments made on the coloured version of this yesterday, and I've gone with Bill's suggestion:-
"I might even be tempted to crop the top more severely to remove most of the Vee of sky between the rows of trees. It strengthens the appearance of the shadows by darkening the overall image."
I also like it more now that I have converted it to b/w
Thanks for looking
Well played around with Helen, this is excellent. Carol
A super image Helen , mono does the trick ..John
wonderful light and shadows helen love the comp as it is a cracker nice one
Stunning and great image and it work so well in B&W,
I also like this version Helen.
I like this composition, with the vertical and horizontal lines. Superb use of light.
Looking good in mono too Helen !! Lovely image indeed
Thanks everyone for your comments
Can't decide between this and the colour version, like them both.
Yes, this works much better for me - the tighter crop avoids messiness along the upper parts of the trees, and b&w concentrates attention on the lines, vertical and horizontal. Very good. I've just given my UA, otherwise this would have got it.
I'm so pleased you liked my suggestion, Helen (and thank you for the p.m. and the mention )
Comparing the two versions I am surprised by the extent to which this one enhances the presence of the shadows, especially those falling on the path.
It seems odd to see the trees half pollarded; the shapes particularly in the shadows verge on the sinister. Much better treatment (for the trees) I suspect than we see in France where the growth is often cut back quite viciously every autumn....
The crop and format works so very adding a more balanced composition which for me personally is so much better on the eye.
Mono working very well and like the idea of cropping the v of sky out, this would really concentrate the eye on the shadows. Just had another peep at the colour version - I like that too.
The mono works well
Excellent composition and format Helen, plus great shadows. Works well in B&W.
Wonderfully composed with great shadows. Makes a fine mono image
I tend to prefer colour, but agree with Bill, and as well a tighter crop, it seems to have more impact in mono
Again its the symmetry I like and if anything the mono works better.
This works so much better in mono. I like your crop, but I wouldn't take it down any further. Nice work!
Magic number 30!
I liked it in colour... I'm loving it in B&W!
A fabulous image!
I must admit to being torn between the two, both work!
Think the mono has just the edge well done again
Two of the crops i came up with in my play , 1. taking off the top of both trees and 2. cropping out all the sky... never thought to do it in mono though. A lot better balance to this one.
Works equally well in both versions. - gary
Mono works well here and you have captured some great shadows
Prefer this mono too Helen - I like the rows of shadows and it is better cropped.
Many thanks everyone for your comments and in particular to Bill for his User Award
I like this version a lot more, Helen.
The emphasis is now more clearly on those shadows.
The path between the trees becomes more interesting in mono.
Superb capture and observation
Thanks Pamela, Kate and Source
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