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ardbeg77 Plus
17 1.3k 7 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2005 4:20AM
Great spot, Edward. That's one weird lichen. Like the colour and pattern. Not sure if it would benefit from cropping the dark stripe off the bottom? Nice work.
kit-monster 18 3.7k 2 Singapore
12 Jan 2005 4:22AM
Cheers Steve - thought long and hard about cropping - I very rarely crop. But seeing as it was the edge of the drain, I thought I'd leave it in.
ewanrayment 17 718 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2005 4:23AM
Wow - thats great. Love the colours and texture, looks almost like a coral to me. Might have to agree about the potential cropping of the stripe at the bottom but thats me just being fussy. Fantastic. Click.
digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2005 4:27AM
+ve: Really good colours and textures

-ve: There is a bit of the yellow lichen(?) close to the centre, which is obviously more raised than the rest and is therefore not in the plane of focus (lol). It's not noticable on the small version but is a little distracting on the large one. I also tend to agree about the bottom.

simont 17 2.3k 4 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2005 4:30AM
Love the range of colours in this shot. Personally I like the dark strip along the bottom it gives me a feeling that something else in down there just waiting to come up and the lichen is just to attract you there.
keithh 17 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
12 Jan 2005 4:38AM
If this was cropped I would be in raptures...seriously the patterns, the colours are fanflippintastic, the subject is almost's a click, but could have been the very first Caustic Macro Award winner.
ewanrayment 17 718 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2005 4:43AM
Cropped version in mods.. (couldn't resist - sorry!)
csurry 19 9.2k 92
12 Jan 2005 4:44AM
I'd go for a cropped version as well, sorry Edward
rnixon 17 180
12 Jan 2005 4:50AM
Cracking image, but I have to agree with everyone about the cropping.

I've tried this type of shot, and it's not easy.

jasonewell 17 34 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2005 4:58AM
Super colours.
kit-monster 18 3.7k 2 Singapore
12 Jan 2005 5:17AM
Clearly I need to upgrade my camera so I have the mega pixels to crop! It's one of those images that I felt needed some context, hence the edge of the drain. As it's more of an abstract, then maybe the crop would have been more appropriate.

So do I delete and crop and repost or do I leave . . . well seeing as I clicked on the m button anyway, I'll leave it as is.

Thanks for the second class award Keith - two nearly made it awards in two days - must be on a cusp.
celestun 17 29 14 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2005 5:21AM
Amazing shot Edward!

Rare that these shots are anything more than a messy palette of colours, but this really has a sharpness and detail that lifts it out of the ordinary!


kit-monster 18 3.7k 2 Singapore
12 Jan 2005 5:26AM
Ewan - thanks for messing about . . . I had a bit of a play myself but found it hard to get a good yellow without destroying the rust. You seem to have pulled it off.

Thanks Tim. Glad you like it.
elikag 17 749
12 Jan 2005 5:33AM
Love the variety. click.

Ilia Kagan.
Tony_M 17 342 England
12 Jan 2005 5:38AM
This a very appealing subject. Great colour and texture, and I like your original idea of leaving in the edge of the pipe. However I do think the cropped versions work better as an abstract shot.
I've tried a different crop to see if you like it - I moved the large yellow lichen further from the centre and took away a bit of the right side too. I only have MS Photo Editor here at work, so I couldn't do much!

paulcr Plus
16 1.5k 9 Ireland
12 Jan 2005 5:39AM
Tims comment prompted me to open this one. Glad I did. It actually does look like a painters pallette. Great colour. Paul
ewanrayment 17 718 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2005 5:48AM
Hi Edward
Thanks, but I think I have destroyed the rust and the detail. Love the photo Smile
whipspeed 17 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2005 6:09AM
Love the colours & textures in this one. Amazing how much life you can get in a small corner of a cow yard
johnjohn01 19 58 England
12 Jan 2005 6:13AM
I have to agree with the others regarding the crop Edward but otherwise, as you know, it's a great image.
flossie 18 1.6k
12 Jan 2005 6:35AM
What an amazing kaleidoscope of patterns, colours and textures, wonderful shot.
johnjohn01 19 58 England
12 Jan 2005 6:36AM
Feeling fine Anne. Tried to edit with two different PC's and browsers but it wouldn't let me edit.

Sorry for messing your comments up Edward.
riprap007 17 1.6k 37 England
12 Jan 2005 6:56AM
excellent image, I think Ewan has really added something in his interpretation of the image, although your more off centre composition is preferable. Well done
ewanrayment 17 718 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2005 9:19AM
Thanks Nicholas. Have to say, i keep coming back to that image (the original)... it's just great. off to find lichen!!... (unfortunately in the centre of Leeds this could be trickyish)

Just made another modification - combined the lichen with a portrait of mine... I don't want to post it in the mods section - as it is a bit ott I think (too far off the original) is there anywhere I could post it to see what people think? Or would you mind Edward if I added it to the mods?
mattberry 17 259 14 Greece
12 Jan 2005 10:08AM
Great image of something we all (most) walk by and ignore every day. Love the colours and texture and the formation of lichens looks really good too.

ron thomas 17 11 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2005 1:49PM
They only grow where the air is clear. Great picture.

paul_indigo 17 259 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2005 3:39PM
Interesting textures and shapes. Would've cropped the dark bit off the bottom.
magda_indigo 17 418 England
12 Jan 2005 4:06PM
good detail, nice colours, click (*:*)
vfr400 19 886
12 Jan 2005 4:07PM
Fantastic colours and patterns I too would go for the cropped version. At first I'd thought you were using an underwater housing as this looks like some sort of undersea scene.
kit-monster 18 3.7k 2 Singapore
13 Jan 2005 12:56AM
Thanks for all the comments. This has been an very interesting experience and good to see such good modifications and suggestions - thanks. (And no worries Ewan . . .)
fossilized 17 79 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2005 8:41AM
Love the abstract quality of this and the colours are great. I keep trying to get shots like this... and failing.
mattw 17 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2005 4:03AM
Colours, patterns, detail - it's all there. Fantastic.

paul_indigo 17 259 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2005 4:02PM
Do you still take photographs? LOL.
kit-monster 18 3.7k 2 Singapore
18 Jan 2005 10:43PM
LOL! Sometimes . . . sorry Paul, bit busy at the moment, new role at work and moving house.
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
18 Jan 2005 10:51PM
Nice shot, plenty of detail and the colors are spot on! Click!!!

Mavis 19 143 2 England
27 Jan 2005 2:10PM
I love the shapes and colours on this drain cover Edward .I'm your 30th click so some of us must like it . Leave it on . You can always do one closed at another time . x
bassan Plus
18 15
6 Feb 2005 2:10PM
Nice work
bassan Plus
18 15
12 Feb 2005 3:01AM
Popped by to have a peek.
flossie 18 1.6k
17 Feb 2005 6:49AM
Just came to see where you'd got to Ed, good luck with job and the house move, hope you come back soon :o)
aglaja 17 5
17 Feb 2005 7:47PM

great work, exactly as I remembered youSmile
bassan Plus
18 15
5 Mar 2005 3:48AM
popped by to say hello, trust you are ok.
exposure Plus
17 6.0k United Kingdom
11 Mar 2005 12:12AM
Brilliant deatail colours and tone a lovely image and composition.
deviant 17 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2005 8:01AM
Really like this one also. Lovely colour and rich textures throughout.
daffydill56 17 190 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2005 10:30AM
Beautiful colours and textures Edward, a lovely sharp image. Great work


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