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By gingerdelight    
Yet another image taken at our friend's open garden event last Sunday. I found this haven of tranquility at the bottom of her garden near to a little stream. I am uploading two versions, this one has added texture and V2 is as taken. I know that opinions may be divided as to preference - I personally prefer V1.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last upload and I hope you have all had a great weekend.


Tags: General Bench Garden Plants Digitally manipulated Table Shrubs Bushes

Voters: andylea, CarolG, gazlowe and 43 more

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andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2012 7:51PM
v1 for me today carol a beautiful haven cracking work nice one Wink

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
1 Jul 2012 7:56PM
My choice is V.2, Carol, but V.1 is still an excellent manipulation, Carol
paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2012 8:29PM
Great shot. Like the contrast on V1.
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2012 8:42PM
Both excellent but v1 for me your processing creates more atmosphere.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2012 9:01PM
A neglected little corner made more so by your processing
but I like V2 best .
moiral 6 12 Scotland
1 Jul 2012 9:19PM
Both good, but I think that V1 looks like something out of a spooky film. Atmospheric in a supernatural sort of way - that is the best way I can think of to describe how it appears to me. Really like it. All that waffle to say that lol. Moira
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
1 Jul 2012 9:34PM
Well composed and taken image,
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2012 9:50PM
Thanks everyone!! SmileSmile
ChrisStyles 8 387 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2012 9:51PM
V1...all that's missing is a cold beer and a good book. Nice place to chillSmile
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
1 Jul 2012 10:05PM
A lovely secluded corner of the garden in which to while away some time: somehow the texturing in V1 suits the subject so well, Carol.
HELANA 6 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2012 10:20PM
Nice place to be if you want peace and quiet. A cup of tea vould be nice. Both images are good.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2012 10:32PM
A pretty secluded corner for us to conjure dreams in - two lovely shots.
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2012 12:31AM
Lovely images Carol. I would opt for V1
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2012 7:29AM
Think I like V1 the best because it gives a feeling of mystery and a hidden away from it all effect. paul
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2012 7:34AM
I like V2 with the lush light leaves on the left and the tree on the right framing the image.
Trev_B 9 151 68 England
2 Jul 2012 8:18AM
It's a nice shot which ever is your preference... I like V1 as it seems to add some mystique to the scene.

2 Jul 2012 10:31AM
happy to be no.30 V1 wins through you have added character

Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2012 10:38AM
I like the original V1 as the darkness of the corners make it look a bit sinister rather then the tranquility of your description, so V2 for me Smile
stephenscott 7 8 2 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2012 10:52AM
V1 for me Carol, great piece of work, Hope youve recoverd from the floods..


gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2012 12:45PM

Quote:Hope youve recoverd from the floods..



Yes thanks Steve, have gotten over the 5 hour journey home now!!
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
2 Jul 2012 2:19PM
Definitely V1 for me, Carol - think the eye is drawn to the bright green foliage in V2, whereas in V1 the colours are evened out more, and the texture really suits the subject Smile
Trev Smile
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
2 Jul 2012 4:31PM
The manip in V1 is good, Carol, but I'm a fan of V2 Smile

But V1 or V2, what draws my attention to this scene are those gorgeous ferns at the bottom SmileSmile

Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
2 Jul 2012 4:38PM
Version one is fabulous, I love the treatment and it suits the subject perfectly.

Best Matt
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
2 Jul 2012 11:44PM
V1 works best, a magical piece of manipulation indeed

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