By costas
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Tags: General Is Can You Black and white Imagine Picasso Pablo Wildlife and nature Everything Real. (1881 1973)

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
13 May 2010 11:18AM
This did give me a surprise

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excellent artistic work, well done!
Ray42 10 3 England
13 May 2010 11:45AM
Nice one - love the very apt quote
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
13 May 2010 12:04PM
brilliant work v1 for me wonderful colour and detail cracking light nice one Wink
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
13 May 2010 12:17PM
Love V1 though V3 is not too far behind!

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
13 May 2010 1:04PM
I'll put these in reverse order. V3 is strong, intense. V2 has the cold loneliness. Intriguing subject.
maggieh 9 4 United Kingdom
13 May 2010 1:32PM
Great set of images V1 for me and V3 looks somehow threatening!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
13 May 2010 2:09PM
Super set, wonderful imagination..........Sandy
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
13 May 2010 2:42PM
excellent set ;
mono suits the subject well too...
love #3
13 May 2010 3:14PM
What a fabulous thing, what sort of size is?
costas Plus
10 2 2 Greece
13 May 2010 3:52PM
Thank you all
This is about the artificial environment i am living in, reservoir, dense forest with no light passing through and the heron seems more real than the rest, thanks to the imagination of the artist ( unknown ) and the inspiration from Lydia, the size is about two meters high from the water surface probably more, under the water who knows, probably it stands on a chimney of a flooded house !! too cold to find out and by the way this is entwistle reservoir north of Bolton.
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
15 May 2010 1:43PM
That's a very cool sculpture!

I agree with Moira that #3 is the strongest of these and I think it would be even better without the hint of the far shore at beak-level. It's a very effective black and white conversion.

#1 has good colours and is nicely sharp but it's let down a bit by the composition. The crop is rather too tight to the left and right but the hint of grass at the bottom right would be better cropped or cloned out.

#2 is a vey good black and white conversion, with good contrast between the pale sculpture and the dark water. The composition as a whole is good, but I think it would be better with the heron looking into the frame, rather than leading the eye out. The biggest problem is that the heron's head is rather lost against the far shore of the lake. It would have been better to either get down lower so that the head was against the dark trees, making it easier to see. Alternatively, depending on the surrounding terrain, you might have been able to get higher, looking down so that the head was against the water. That would have the advantage of reducing the amount of flat white sky in the shot.

I've posted a mod of #2 with the heron flipped. Of course, that's cheating but I do think the composition works better that way. But perhaps the rest of the view wouldn't have been quite so appealing if you'd swung the camera round to the right to move the heron, facing the correct way, into the bottom-left corner.
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
15 May 2010 3:40PM
So... I completely forgot to post my mod and I just came back to it to find that you hadn't enabled mods — I was sure you had! Never mind.
costas Plus
10 2 2 Greece
15 May 2010 5:11PM
Cheers Dave, just walking the dog and take snaps and thanks for the suggestion/mode /critique, makes sense, nice one.
Suehh 11 39 6 England
16 May 2010 10:01AM
V3 is my fav.

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
17 May 2010 8:12AM

Quote:That's a very cool sculpture!

Indeed, like it too!
costas Plus
10 2 2 Greece
19 May 2010 12:18PM
Thank you all for taking the time to comment and vote, cheers.
20 May 2010 10:29AM
Brilliant image and interesting
pretty mad that one pa x
31 May 2010 9:14PM
Great images, v3 for me.
User_Removed 9 1 8 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2010 1:25PM
excellent colour and light.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
13 Jul 2010 3:56PM
Like your treatment of version 3 - good work.
Regards Richard

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