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10 Nov 2010 5:55PM
V1 for me Sue, but V2 is also very dramatic in it's mono form. A lovely simple comp', and very very eye catching. A wonderful addition to the Assynt set.

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10 Nov 2010 5:59PM
Stunning image! works well in mono. V1 and V2 for me.
fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
10 Nov 2010 6:16PM
V3 actually works best for me. The silhoouette of the trees is strongest in that version and the vignette takes the edge off the highlight in the sky.
Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2010 6:20PM
Thanks for your votes and comments.

Quote:V3 actually works best for me. The silhoouette of the trees is strongest in that version and the vignette takes the edge off the highlight in the sky.

Well spotted Fraser! That was exactly why I tried the mono and sepia versions. I too think V3 works best, although I would otherwise prefer V1.

Sue Smile
kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
10 Nov 2010 6:26PM
No3 please - it looks like an old postcard
Gary_Macleod 14 162 Scotland
10 Nov 2010 6:45PM
V2 for me Sue closely followed by V1..lovely work
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
10 Nov 2010 7:00PM
Love the mono Sue, suites the subject. Ron.
10 Nov 2010 7:10PM
Tip top vote v2.
ketch 10 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
10 Nov 2010 7:42PM
This does indeed have a certain something - I like the V1 colour/no colour version but to be honest its not the colours or rather lack of them that makes this image a touch special. Its the amazing light and dark effects and the wonderful silhouettes created by those magnificent pines that make it so interesting for me.
Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2010 8:21PM
Thanks again for your votes and comments.

Quote:No3 please - it looks like an old postcard

Thanks Roy that's exactly the effect I was trying to achieve Smile

Sue Smile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
10 Nov 2010 11:23PM
For me, V 1 really stands out, the composition, light quality, contrast range, etc. all add up to such a powerful and dramatic image. I also Like the mono and sepia versions, but there is that wee something about V 1, so difficult to put into words, that makes it extra special for me.
V1 for me looks the most lifelike Sue, I looked back and forward between them and I always come back to V1. The little touch of colour adds some softness to a hard image. A hard choice I have to say.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
11 Nov 2010 11:13AM
Love this scene, Sue...and like how those trees rise up from that tiny island. Three fine versions, each excellently presented. V1 is almost mono in itself; V2 I find just a little too contrasty, and the trees don't stand out as well against the background. My favourite has to be V3, and though it doesn't look a strong sepia on my screen, it has a lovely warm tone, which I prefer to a stronger effect.
Thanks for your comments, too, on my last upload, it's much appreciated Smile. I do agree about cropping of the shadows, and wish I'd got a bit more of the boats in - cropping them off didn't look right, so left it as shot.
TrevB Smile
11 Nov 2010 1:01PM
Superb shot Sue Smile
11 Nov 2010 3:56PM
hiya sue wonderderfully images
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2010 5:00PM
Another gorgeous shot in this 'series'.....great composition & backlighting, but the two things that nail it for me is the silhouette of the trees, particularly against the hills, & the overall 'colour' in V1...if it wasn't for the hint of colour around the sun & on the hills, it almost looks like a 'blue-toned' image, which appeals to me, & creates an atmosphere well suited to the subject....1st class !
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
4 Dec 2010 9:20PM
Three exceptional versions Sue, V1 is my favourite

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