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By Lillian  
Reflections on the Somme
A 'grab shot' as was setting off round the corner for our fantastic sunset!!
but the couple just appeared and made the scene in my mind...

V2 they are picnicking...oh that is the life...tranquility

Thank you everyone for commenting yesterday
and special thanks to Harriet for your User Award

Off out early today with my U3A group to take photos of Lavender Fields


Tags: France General Golden light Somme Landscape and travel

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 7:18AM
v1 for me today lillian brilliant comp and light cracking reflections a stunner top shot Wink

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fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
9 Jul 2013 7:24AM
Love the reflections in these fine compositions and I do prefer the more subtle pastel colours in No. 2.

9 Jul 2013 7:26AM
Hi Lillian. V1 for me too. Love the mirror image reflection Grin

johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 7:34AM
Yes that is a great. Mirror image in V1
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
9 Jul 2013 7:36AM
Superb reflections in both, Lillian, but the couple moving into shot in V 1 is the icing on your compositional cake.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
9 Jul 2013 7:38AM
V1 has just about perfect could perhaps create a more dramatic sky Smile
9 Jul 2013 7:51AM
stunningly done and well thought out
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
9 Jul 2013 7:51AM
Oh wow Lillian, what an amazing image, a perfect composition. Just love the reflections. V2 looks an idyllic place to have a picnic. Superb photography
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
9 Jul 2013 7:52AM
Two lovely images, Lillian, what a great spot to picnicSmile Carol
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 7:56AM
Very nice comp..
Very well taken..
V1 for me as well..

bluesandtwos 8 324 1 England
9 Jul 2013 8:17AM
V1, excellent!

9 Jul 2013 8:20AM
2 super compositions Lillian, great reflections,
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 8:33AM
V1 really is a winner
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 8:40AM
Right place, right time Lillian

A good sense of purpose to the shot, produced by the two figures

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 8:46AM
Must say a huge thank you to you all I am stunned by the comments
as I really am not a landscape photographer..and the only wildlife is in V1 have to look close for the birds
in flight!..not dust bunnies, as I thought until closer inspection.Wink
Thank you Steve and Colleen for your User Awards..Wow!
9 10 10 England
9 Jul 2013 8:50AM
Two very good images Lillian.Smile
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 8:54AM
Two super images Lillian,for me it has to be V1, excellent composition and I love the reflections

Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 8:59AM
V1 is absolutely superb, a brilliant composition.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
9 Jul 2013 9:00AM
Simple but works well Lillian
Well seen and timed
Regards Richard
PhillipMinnis 8 94 4 Australia
9 Jul 2013 9:01AM
Absolutely beautiful, Lillian! Well spotted and captured!


Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
9 Jul 2013 9:05AM
Three main elements, house, tree and figures, in perfect alignment but with the bonus of them twice (a la reflection Smile). A very nicely composed landscape with lovely contrast and tones, Lillian. Personally, if birds look like dust bunnies I tend to clone them out anyway.. but that's just me.

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 9:06AM
Wow, 2 great images Lillian, V1 for me.SmileSmile

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 9:22AM
Amazing images Lillian - compositionally perfect and a bonus of a reflection too. Class photography! Smile

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
9 Jul 2013 9:26AM
Superb V1. If I could just suggest a small thing. I've looked at this with the top of the image cropped off so that it balances the bottom, making a more letterbox shape. It just makes me more comfortable with the composition, but can't fault the content and simplicity.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 9:36AM
2 perfect capture's.
9 Jul 2013 9:53AM
This is a real stunner, Lillian and so deserving of the UAs!
Please have one more!

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
9 Jul 2013 9:56AM
Simply stated Lillian.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 9:59AM
The thumbnail jumps out from the Gallery, for its clean crisp formality. It's a lovely capture of late, low sunlight as well as a strong composition. Can I be picky and suggest getting rid of some tiny 'bits and pieces' here and there - the three birds in the sky (two between the building and the tree, one above the couple), they're not big enough to be of interest but big enough to be annoying; plus a bit of litter in the water breaking the reflection of the tree, and a white dot in the roof reflection. Just minor points, but I think that would improve the image so I hope you won't be offended.
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 10:01AM
Lovely shots... V1 edges it
9 Jul 2013 10:05AM
very pleasing this is Lillian a damn good grab shot

Ripper reflections Lillian, I love V1, just perfect !! GrinGrin

Lynette Grin
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 11:48AM
Lovely reflections - well placed subjects and the couple add scale to V1.
You've captured their stride at just the right moment.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 12:13PM
V1 for me, lovely!
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 12:29PM
Superb pair of images Lillian.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
9 Jul 2013 1:16PM
nicely done, love the colors here!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
9 Jul 2013 1:20PM
Love V1. Just beautiful Lillian!........Sandy
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 1:34PM
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
9 Jul 2013 2:54PM
Great image Lillian. Very minimalist and French.GrinGrinGrinGrin
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
9 Jul 2013 3:01PM
V1 is stunning Lillian , grab shot............................................please lol . GrinGrinGrin Glad its doing so well

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
9 Jul 2013 3:14PM
Love t Lillian Superb.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 4:11PM
Two delightful images, each deserving many accolades but image one is the winner today, congratulations on your GE Award.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
9 Jul 2013 4:34PM
Two great reflective images, Lillian, but the winner has to be V1 - the couple of the right perfectly positioned and really makes it work so well Wink
Trev Smile
Mike_Smith Plus
10 482 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 6:02PM
Wonderful image Lillian, Love the reflections
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 6:07PM
Lovely shots with the reflections & its V1 for me
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
9 Jul 2013 6:08PM
V1 is a super image Lillian - well done with the Awards.
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 6:14PM
Lovely photo, love the reflections Smile

richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
9 Jul 2013 6:50PM
Its all been said above!! Excellent!!
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 7:13PM

Quote:Three main elements, house, tree and figures, in perfect alignment but with the bonus of them twice (a la reflection Smile). A very nicely composed landscape with lovely contrast and tones, Lillian. Personally, if birds look like dust bunnies I tend to clone them out anyway.. but that's just me.


perfectly said...
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 7:17PM
Is it me or is the woman in the couple wearing the wrong shade of lipstick?
9 Jul 2013 7:36PM
What a lovely comp' in V1 Lillian, super images!

John Smile
User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 8:39PM
Love V1 as it asks lots of questions are they going to the hut? were have they been? who are they etc. Great colours and lovely reflection. V2 what have they got for lunch Chip Butties with ketchup I hope? sorry Lillian my Midlands roots there coming out..SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
9 Jul 2013 8:39PM
V1 really is a really fine image, very well observed, composed and captured.
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 10:48PM
Two cracking shots Lillian with V1 getting my ''vote''.
9 Jul 2013 10:58PM
That is superb Lillian. Definitely V1 for me. Cathy
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
10 Jul 2013 11:17AM

Quote:V1 is a super image Lillian - well done with the Awards.

My thoughts too Lillian,
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
10 Jul 2013 6:58PM
Exceptional. Another beautiful painting, Lillian Smile

I can't believe Vs 1 and 2 are just two minutes apart!

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 9:45PM
Two superb variants, Lillian, v1 for me, brilliant, a competition winner I think. Well deserving of all those awards, congratulations.
Well done.
Darryl xxx SmileSmileSmile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2015 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 11:20PM
Unusual for you, Lillian, but so effective with those reflections and neat composition.
stevenb Plus
14 265 6 England
11 Jul 2013 12:40AM
V1 the people give the image a sense of scale a well presented image
Well done Lillian

11 Jul 2013 12:50PM
Beautiful reflection.... Nice image
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
17 Jul 2013 11:18PM
What wonderful reflections, light and tranquility Lillian, v1 fully deserves all the awards it has received
18 Jul 2013 2:41PM
Both images quite stunning. But I think V1 edges it for me. I love the formality and the quality of the light. Can only echo all the above comments-- congratulations

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