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22 Aug 2019 3:19PM
Beautiful photos!

Arne

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22 Aug 2019 3:30PM
I prefer the long exposure image. The clouds make me feel as though the statue is watching time move. Whereas the other is a frozen moment in time. Cant explain it better than that.
Both cracking good shots though.

Martin

Don20 3 5 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2019 3:30PM
Abeautiful shot from my home town. V1 for me
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2099 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2019 3:50PM
I'm not normally a long exposure fan. The main upload wins for me, because the exposure simplifies the water surface. It gives a dreamy look rather than tying us down to the nitty-gritty of surface texture.
But I find the sky seriously distracting, particularly the upper area. I would prefer to crop down to a little above the head, which would allow land and sea to dominate the frame.
sherlob Plus
13 3.1k 129 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2019 3:54PM
A post-box crop isn't something I considered Moira - thanks for that.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2099 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2019 4:03PM
Nothing too drastic. I don't think it would compromise the 'watching time move' feel. Which I think is central to Gormley's work, this for me is about the self trapped in immobility while the world moves on.
dudler Plus
16 987 1537 England
22 Aug 2019 5:22PM
The lead for me, for much the same reason Martin cites. Also, there's less tonal contrast between the figure and the sky in the long exposure, and the colours are less in my face. Does that make any sort of sense, Dr Sherlob?
chase Plus
14 1.3k 275 England
22 Aug 2019 5:53PM
Sorry Adam but I too like them both. Each has it's own 'look'. The long exposure gives a much softer feel, the normal exposure gives me much more of a sense of isolation.
Fence for me then Wink
gill_f Plus
15 122 England
22 Aug 2019 7:52PM
I like the tonal range of the first one more.
Gill
22 Aug 2019 9:04PM
Beautiful set, my preference goes to the lead for the depth and the soft blue hues.

Lory
dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 600 England
22 Aug 2019 9:16PM
First of all, I like them both.
Each have their own attributes.
I'm drawn to the Version because of the warmer tones.
I like the movement in the sky though my eye is drawn to it away from exploring the rest of the scene fully.
About as close as the B vote, if you like Smile
barrywebb Plus
13 44 7 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2019 9:23PM
It's the lead for me. The long exposure sky adds a dynamic feel to the image and it smoothed out the textures in the pool. Nice shot.
Barry.
bassan Plus
16 13
22 Aug 2019 9:44PM
wonderful image
23 Aug 2019 12:15AM
Great composition ! My preference goes for the blue tone one !
sherlob Plus
13 3.1k 129 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2019 7:51AM
Thanks for all the votes and awards. A especial thank you for those who have commented in regards to why they prefer one version to the other. I think for me the long exposure has the slight edge - hence making it the main image, however I do love the warm reflections on the sand of the version.

Moira put her finger on why I took the long exposure - its a great way of communicating a sense of time passing and all the emotions that can come with this. However, the other for me the image is missing something and I canít put my finger on what it is. The suggestion of a crop is an interesting one that Iíll have a play with later.

Gill_F puts her finger on my criticism of the version - the tonal range, especially in the sky isnít as good as in the long exposure image. Now I must be honest in saying I havenít fully post processed this version - normally I would use luminosity masking to recover some of the highlights in the sky. Still I think the original exposure of the main image was better at time of capture.
23 Aug 2019 1:02PM
I prefer your lead image, the sense of motion, it is helping to draw the eye to the horizon...
23 Aug 2019 7:36PM
I like the long exposure image. It is somehow more 'ethereal' due to the cloud effect and better fits this composition, I feel. SmileSmileSmile
Howard
SA234 4
15 Dec 2019 10:54AM
I doubt that piece of coastline has ever looked more enticing. Well done! Simon

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