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The last of my holiday photos.
Thanks for your votes and comments on "Cannon Dub," and particularly to Ann and Charlotte for their UAs.
Special thanks also to Moira and Bill for their UAs on "across the lake."

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 Oct 2013 - 1:04 PM
Focal Length:32mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/15sec
Exposure Comp:-1.33
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Birches, Borrowdale
Username:whatriveristhis whatriveristhis
Uploaded:25 Oct 2013 - 12:07 AM
Tags:Lake district. Cumbria, Landscape / travel
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marktc
marktc e2 Member 456 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 12:18 AM

Magnificent... not sure I can choose between them, but I think that I just edging towards the mono.

charlotte
charlotte e2 Member 1034 forum postscharlotte vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 6:54 AM

V2 for me Alan....with a white frame Wink I love the strong contrast of the mono. For me, sometimes colour gets in the way....although both are equally exquisite images. Another WOW! Shot Alan, you're on a roll Smile

Charlotte

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 7:12 AM

V2 for me Alan excellentSmile

Cliff

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 7:44 AM

I really like the colour version but would prefer the green to be toned down a tad. The mono has that WOW factor! Is it a different image too? Great stuff Alan! Smile

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 7:48 AM

I prefer this one but as Ann suggests the greens could be lower. InScotland we have more brown at this time of year.

Dougie

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104231 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 8:06 AM

Colour grabs me Smile Smile

whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 8:11 AM


Quote: I really like the colour version but would prefer the green to be toned down a tad. The mono has that WOW factor! Is it a different image too? Great stuff Alan! Smile


Quote: I prefer this one but as Ann suggests the greens could be lower. InScotland we have more brown at this time of year.

Dougie

Originally conceived as B&W ( it's the same image in both versions, just a slightly different crop ) but I decided I liked the acidic green.
The colour version made me think of Klimt's landscapes....not that it's in the same league!! BlushGrin

Thanks, both Smile

Alan

Last Modified By whatriveristhis at 25 Oct 2013 - 8:11 AM
chavender
chavender e2 Member 4224 forum postschavender vcard France1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 8:39 AM

V2 for me has the edge.

Bill

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 8:41 AM

It's beautiful in colour and mono - and I did think you had considered the greens carefully having seen comments you've made in the past. Just my opinion, and I still love it!

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8520 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1088 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 9:14 AM

Two different pictures. Yes I like the acid yellow/green, but the bark textures come over better in V2. Silver birches were made for b&w...
Moira

whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 9:21 AM


Quote: Two different pictures. Yes I like the acid yellow/green, but the bark textures come over better in V2. Silver birches were made for b&w...
Moira

agreed. as you say... 2 different pictures

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 9:37 AM

A worthwhile holiday photographically, then?
I'll go for the mono, too, not knowing enough of Klimt to venture any comparison with the colour version. There is a dreamy fuzziness in both (I'm not going to call it softness; that has a different feel about it); the mono reduces some of the background leaves to a tantalising patch on the right - like a vague ghostly apparition, a suggestion of the Erlkönig materialising in the forest.
Wonderful.
Regards
Bill

whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 9:46 AM


Quote: A worthwhile holiday photographically, then?

You betcha.

Cheers, Bill, spot on observations.

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 11:06 AM

Just goes to show what a difference colour makes....
V1 looks warm, inviting and a nice place to explore...
V2 looks eerie ...dont go any furtherTongueSad
Great work, two images in oneGrin
Diane

MalcolmM
MalcolmM e2 Member 988 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 11:44 AM

Excellent 'holiday photos'.
Like both pics, V2 more by a shade...
Malcolm

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1906 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 7:28 PM

V2 has a mysterious, almost supernatural feel to it with the high contrast and receding into darkness; my favourite version.
Nigel

Michaela_Solway

Mono version for me.. The silver quality on the bark screeches mono ....very atmospheric.. Excellent images, both

whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2013 - 8:37 AM

Thanks Michaela.Smile

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2013 - 10:57 AM

Interesting to read the comments above , esp. re. the colours in V 1: I like it very much and it may be that you have enhanced the greens a tad, and if so it works for me.
But having said that, I think the B and W version does carry the greater impact.
Ronnie.
PS. ........ have enjoyed looking through some of your recent images and I am impressed.......will keep a look out for more from you in the future, Alan.........R.

whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2013 - 11:39 AM

Spot on, Ronnie. As Moira said, it's two different pictures really Smile

Thanks for your comments, they're much appreciated.


Alan

Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
28 Oct 2013 - 12:04 AM

V1 has a painting quality that V2 does not. I am inclined towards colour.
Beautiful shot, Alan.
M

lblythe
lblythe  1 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 - 9:04 PM

Looks like an army of birches ready to march into the darkness. That sinister quality is there again especially in V2 which is my favourite of the two. Another great image.
L

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2013 - 10:25 AM

Must say I love bot versions here.
I don't find the colours overdone at all (my daughter has Klimt in her lounge)
and there is a lovely painterly feel to both, showing more so in the colour.
The mono is wonderful for tone and contrast.
I'm always looking for ideas for mono for club competitions.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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