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Chimney tops

By AnnChown
I've been to Hastings today and found this window and reflection in the new Jerwood Gallery. I really like it, but imagine it might not be to everybody's taste. v2 is a creation from my new Topaz toy - not sure about it, but I like the textures, so I decided to air it. Btw, I had to spend some time cloning out the seagull poo from these lovely tiles - and I think I've left one small streak in - just so that it's authentic! Smile
A big thank you to everybody for your comments on Staring yesterday - they were very interesting and very helpful and thanks for your time - much appreciated - and a big thank you to John (lifesnapper) and Lesley (cassiecat) for your UAs!
Hope you're having a good weekend.
Ann
Exif:
ISO 100
f/11
1/50 sec
Focal length: 70 mm

Tags: Gallery Reflections Architecture Hastings

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Comments


andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2012 7:12PM
brilliant colour and detail ann love those reflections a cracking spot nice one Wink
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I think the mistake if it is indeed a mistake, is that you show the original and the software versions together. I really liked V1 then I noticed V2 and I really like that too. So for me show one or tother and make an old person happy slowly.

What a grump about nothing, V1 there you are .

Dougie
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
9 Jun 2012 7:29PM
Stunning image,love the tones and colour in this one,
saeid
mrswoolybill Plus
9 877 1431 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2012 7:30PM
I'll stick with V1. The best reflection shots are surreal, they create their own alternative reality. V1 does that, I don't think it needs further complications.
Moira
9 Jun 2012 8:08PM
Lovely colours and tones Ann
Jim
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
9 Jun 2012 8:17PM
Nice colours and framing, V1 works better for me too!
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2012 8:52PM
Fabulous image, great colours and composition, love them both.

Hugh
jdinne 12 16 England
9 Jun 2012 8:55PM
Wonderful Ann cant choose between the two, think your new topaz toy has done well.

John
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
9 Jun 2012 9:05PM
Hi Ann, the weather turned out warm and sunny here, hope you had some of the same. The composition on this is superb whichever version you go for. I prefer v1. The focus of the image is the window and reflection, and the blue frame highlights this. The same blue hue comes through on several of the tiles which pulls the image together, and the brighter yellow provides the balance. Excellent image.

Dave
Niknut Plus
6 1.2k 68 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2012 9:12PM
Cracking shot !!!....love the graphic quality, & amazing colours in the tiles of V1.....I do like the extra 'bite' in V2, but it's lost
those colours that really 'lift' V1...........top notch stuff !!

Apologies for not responding to your Cuba pics !....But street photography simply has no appeal for me, at least not when it
includes people !!!.Smile
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2012 9:27PM
V1 for me, too, Ann. While I love the composition, the delicate tones and the juxtaposition in both, it's the tiny shimmery gold patches that stick in the memory.
Regards
Bill
franken Plus
13 3.8k 4 Wales
9 Jun 2012 9:48PM
Version 1 for me also.

Ken
SlowSong Plus
7 6.0k 29 England
9 Jun 2012 10:07PM
Well seen. V1 for me too. Smile
I've been hankerin' after Topaz too but not sure if I'd use it that much.
Chris
helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2012 10:31PM
v1 for me too - its the blue in the bricks that makes it that extra bit special SmileSmile
Helen
Lillian Plus
6 21 17 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2012 10:39PM
Definitley V1 for me..like the processing Ann
Lillian
A great example of reflections working brilliantly... V1 for me, for the colour tones of the tiles .. Super composition.. Well done for the poo removalWink
gajewski Plus
11 10 9 United States
10 Jun 2012 12:25AM
Great colors, comp., and aspect ratio.
-=\Walter
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
10 Jun 2012 1:26AM
The colors in v1 are so very attractive--- I love the quirky composition--seems to work perfectly.

It I had not see v1, I would like v2 much more-- but I do like it as a variation!
10 Jun 2012 8:24AM
VERY well spotted and Photographed Ann, and the processing on V2 is excellent!

John Smile
jonwebber 7 4 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 8:27AM
V1, certainly. I do have a thing about chimneys, and I think both these do it well, but V1 by a considerable amount. One of my abiding memories of Hastings is seagull deposits. Sounds like a bank account said like that.
jon
CaroleS Plus
5 412 3 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 9:28AM
It is definitely those colors in V1 that gets the attention.

CArole
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
10 Jun 2012 11:25AM
Yes, the tones in v1 definitely puts it on top.
If I hadn't see v1, I would also have liked v2 though.
Steve-T 9 53 66 England
10 Jun 2012 12:24PM
I think that a global use of filters and effects is always a compromise - you gain in one area and lose in another. I thought that about your last upload when comparing the versions. My temptation here would be to combine the two - probably keeping the window pretty much like v1 and then bleeding the contrast from v2 into the wood surround. Steve
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 12:50PM

Quote:I think that a global use of filters and effects is always a compromise - you gain in one area and lose in another. I thought that about your last upload when comparing the versions. My temptation here would be to combine the two - probably keeping the window pretty much like v1 and then bleeding the contrast from v2 into the wood surround. Steve

A great idea Steve for somebody with good skills - but I'm not sure whether I'm up to that!! Smile
saltireblue Plus
5 5.6k 33 Norway
10 Jun 2012 2:13PM
I really like V1, Ann. It has a kind of Mediterranean surrealism about it, and I would be more than happy to have it hanging in my home.
V2 reminds me of a drawing done by a pavement artist using coloured chalks, and is deserving of its own upload, I feel.

Malc
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
10 Jun 2012 9:26PM
A difficult choice for me Ann because I really like the colours in V1 but I also like the textures that your processing has brought out in V2. Just to say that I think the comp' is fab & I'd love to have this in my PF Smile

Sarah *

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