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Anna62 10 1 Australia
28 Sep 2011 2:01PM
this is a stunning scene Phil..very beautiful Smile
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
28 Sep 2011 2:14PM
Simply sublime, Phil, shortlisted. Carol
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
28 Sep 2011 2:17PM
It's a stunning view, beautifully captured and processed: never having been a member of a photographic club, I'm not sure what the judges look for in a competition so I cannot offer anything useful there. However, I would imagine it ought to receive a lot of plaudits, with that low mist cladding the hollows and the aerial perspective so well displayed. The only thing that I would remark on is the fact that the blue swimming pool catches my eye and draws my attention back to that spot. Perhaps it's presence is useful in providing a near focal point.......just not sure. I will come back later and see if any others comment on it. But it is superb image and one I'd be happy with were in in my portfolio.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
28 Sep 2011 2:24PM
Lovely layers and colours. A beautiful image with lots of atmosphere..............Sandy
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2011 2:26PM
I do agree with Ronnie and the pool does keep drawing my eye .... however the shot is so pretty, love the layers of colour - very nice processing

cassiecat 13 39 46 England
28 Sep 2011 2:33PM
very pretty. perhaps desaturate the pool.lesley
Alan_Coles 15 178 11 Wales
28 Sep 2011 2:44PM
Wonderful image Phil...a place I really want to visit at some point. No wonders artists and photographers flock here

Best of luck with the comp
phil99 14 45 6 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2011 2:45PM
Thanks all that's exactly what I was looking for in constructive criticism. Will be toning down the pool in some way ...Phil
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2011 2:52PM
magical for me .... a giant is about to appear any moment and grab up the fairies in the pool ....
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2011 2:53PM
A wonderful shot.

I agree re the pool your eye is drawn to it.

Being an ex member of a camera club I'm aware that some judges may love the pool and some may not!

If it was mine I would desaturate the pool.

all the best

gingerdelight 15 298 11 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2011 2:58PM
This is a real beauty Phil, and I think if you desaturate the pool it should receive great acclaim!
achieverswales 11 8 101 Wales
28 Sep 2011 3:35PM
Take out the pool Phil, and then AOK for comp!


Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
28 Sep 2011 3:45PM
Lovely colours and texture. The first thing I noticed was the pool before reading the above comments.

It's a winner in my eyes.

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
28 Sep 2011 4:15PM
When I saw the thumbnail I thought I don't recognise this part of Whitby! Wink A wonderful capture, Phil, super colours, and just love that mist Smile Agree about the pool, and a judge would comment about the eye being drawn towards it Wink
Trev Smile
phil99 14 45 6 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2011 4:21PM
Variant image with a toned right down pool. Actually made a mistake and uploaded the wrong image.....Phil
phil99 14 45 6 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2011 4:26PM
This time perhaps ...Phil
senn 10 5 1 Belgium
28 Sep 2011 4:46PM
I think variant 2 is my preferred one without swimming pool capturing attention, and fg being interestingly lit.
phil99 14 45 6 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2011 4:49PM
Many thanks senn . That's the 1 I've come round to as well...Phil
SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2011 4:51PM
Well done have me as your 30th vote. Superb shot and colour.
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
28 Sep 2011 5:03PM
Marvellous atmospheric landscape
geffers7 Plus
11 53 1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2011 5:05PM
Hoping to go there myself next year Phil - beautifully captured - no need to mention the pool then? Wink
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4263 Canada
28 Sep 2011 5:24PM
V2 is the better of the shots for me. I think the removal of the pool in V3 works, but the overall image in V2 is better, - lots ot good foreground interest, a path leading in towards the house, and all those layers of sky and mountains.
pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2011 7:05PM
yep V2 it is, has a dreamy effect and you have kept the colour in the trees well - many back and forward views before decision madeWink
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2011 8:28PM
v2 for me too.
wyatturp 15 2 England
28 Sep 2011 9:44PM
Love the way the landscapes layers with the mist.
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
11 112 39 Wales
28 Sep 2011 9:49PM
Excellent photography but it has to be v2 for me. Beautiful tones, detail and comp, Phil. Worth going for this one shot alone!
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
29 Sep 2011 12:14AM
Just so glad my comment did not offend, Phil: having viewed V 3, I reckon it could be a winner with the judges. If you enter it I wish you all success with it.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
29 Sep 2011 8:18AM
Difficult choice you've got Phil. I think v2 is definitely a stronger composition. There is more foreground detail, a stronger diagonal in the image, and the truncated foreground tree in v3 has been moved left and back. As soon as I saw v2 it looked more balanced. Best of luck, Dave.
Richsr 14 91 223 England
29 Sep 2011 11:11AM
I would go with V2 Phil, the composition draws you in nicely to the center and the darker cloud helps to keep the energy in the image ( if the makes sense).
Regards Richard
NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
29 Sep 2011 12:15PM
i think V2 works best ,in the comps its more about the judge than the pictures ,one will shoot down a photo copletely the next will mark up the same shot ,that is when i have to leave the room.
danbrann 17 640 17
29 Sep 2011 2:50PM
Three crackers Phil.
annettep38 10 220 42 Luxembourg
3 Oct 2011 3:22PM
number 2 is my favourite, love those clouds. number three is also very charming without the pool as ronnie mentioned. but I think v2 stand out more in a crowd
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
5 Oct 2011 7:28AM
Simply wonderful!

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