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She would never say where she came from
And yesterday don't matter if it's gone
And while the sun is bright
Or in the darkest night no one knows
She comes and goes......... Rolling Stones
Another sing-along image for you!
Lots of Fields of Gold (oil seed rape) and Bluebell woods at the moment so trying to introduce another segment of the colour wheel.
These were captured in the Winter Garden in Anglesey Abbey a week or so ago. I like the composition and receding (de)focus but maybe the foreground tulips should have been included in the focus range?
Iso200, f14, 1/100sec, handheld, no camera filters.
This a bit different and all the more satisfying for that, Dave; the defocussed immediate f/g and b/g does not worry me, and I guess had you been able to use f/14 at 28mm. rather than 146mm. then all would have been sharp. But as I say, I like the way you have captured the scene. The birch trunks add so much to the scene with contrasting colours and textures.
The Y-shape tree gives the bite. So long as that is sharp, as it is, I reckon everything else fits into place visually around it.
Agree completely with Ronnie. The mass of colour is of the utmost importance, the repeated patterns only slightly less so, the detail in the flowers - not a lot. There is of course a point of precise focus: the conjoined birch trunks suggest Fred and Ginger about to waltz across a carpet of petals while their less-gifted co-stars look on. A most engaging thought - and photograph!
A stunning blanket of colour making a wonderful contrast against the silver bark of the trees. Great photography, very well composed and captured Dave.
The trees and tulips make such a different colour contrast to what we expect at this time of the year Dave. The tulips were barely open when we went, but here they really do make a carpet of colour. That tree in focus helps to anchor the picture to the left and so they eye moves on from that point into and across the picture - works a treat
The more I look at this the more I enjoy it. It's a very brave image - not just the use of focus, but that strip of trunks and darkness along the top could easily look top-heavy. The fact that the birches rise from among the tulips prevents that. Very clever, thoughtful composition.
Are these lyrics followed by "She comes in colours everywhere, she coms her hair.. the lady fair," Dave? Or is it from another song of them? Wonderful compo and colours, love those trunks.
well I think we are all of the same mind on this one Dave once my eyes adjusted...a fine result and the tree in the f/g has added a fine bit of textural interest
I remember this song from my musical history studies, well, almost, but have to confess do not know it from it's original release, but as a Stones Fan, cracking song and now you have paid homage to it with this beautiful 'Flowerscape' nicely done, vibrant colours.
A delightful image, Dave, as much as I love bluebells, it's great to see a flower carpet of another colour. Carol
Wonderful landscape, Dave.
Nice one, Dave, and perfect composition. I probably would've wanted to blur all the flowers during processing!
Good choice with the tree being in focus Dave.
I like the texture.
It is nearly as rough as Mick Jaggers skin !!
Colourful Anglesey Dave !!! have done this myself.
Can't beat woolybill1's comment! Cracker.
Brave and brilliant!
Think your birthday is around this time of year Dave - forgotten the date
but belated good wishes.
Wish that was my garden would love to just sit there between the pink flowers.
What an amazing colourful image Dave, just love your composition....wish I had another UA to give you...great photography
A lovely sea of red. Those trees are beautiful too with their peeling white bark.
Works for me.
WOW! A joy to the eye! Lovely shot!
Thank you for your comments on Lindos...
A great place you picked in the 70's for your honeymoon...
You are right about St Pauls Bay it's enchanting and great for swimming!
A wonderful carpet of colour beautifully in contrast with the fine detail of the birch. Very nice Dave.
It is the white birch ? trunks that give this image a solid foundation-- Brilliant color combination---
Who planted ALL those red tulips?
What an interesting Viewpoint Dave. You have chosen the only split trunk as your point of focus. A brilliant choice. An image which deserves all of it's accolades.
I'm singing I'm singing Dave and what a great dof on this image, the Tree in the foreground looks great amid the blur of Pink.
Very different, but I love it, what a change from all the bluebells.
cracking colours dave brilliant detail and textures a stunner nice one
Catching your dreams, Dave
One of my favourite songs of all time - I loved the version sung by Melanie, always wanted to be as free as Ruby, but never really managed it! But I digress! This is a great shot - I love the colour.
All of the above and then some.
Superb image, Dave. The birch tree in the FG provides a great anchor/contrast to the carpet of colour. Perfectly presented.
Your composition and the depth of focus is excellent here Dave.
Good colour and tonal contrast between the tree trunks and the flowers too.
A delightful bright image, Dave, excellently composed!!
Absolutely stunning Dave, beautiful colour
I have been a Rolling Stones fan since 1976 and especially love their 60's material
What a great sight
Dave, this looks lovely and I think if you had faded the dof to give detail in the f/g would have spoiled a great capture and comp. The detailing in the bark and trunk to left of shot is splendid. Super image mate.
I like the defocus effect with the tree trunk sharp revealing nice texture.
The soft focus on the foreground flowers doesn't bother me but it certainly forces my eye towards the bark of the tree.
This is a wonderful composition.
No, I think the focus is just right, Dave. Stellar image. Wow. And I'm so glad the tree bark is in focus. Gorgeous
Very unusual Dave, love the colours and in their surroundings
Quote: No, I think the focus is just right, Dave. Stellar image. Wow. And I'm so glad the tree bark is in focus. Gorgeous
Think Andrew has lost it......I cant see any stella Mind you I do prefer Grolsch
Lovely shot here Dave.....perfect title, really is ruby colour
Beautiful colours and it makes a change to the blue and yellows we are seeing a lot of at the moment
Cracking image, very nicely done .
Wow. Lots of color and contrast here. Beautifully captured. A
I love this image and the title! Just another suggestion not a criticism just to lose the y shaped tree and have the carpet of flowers running straight to the defocussed tree line in more of a panoramic crop? Just a thought but a superb shot as it is! Regards,, Ian
Quote: I love this image and the title! Just another suggestion not a criticism just to lose the y shaped tree and have the carpet of flowers running straight to the defocussed tree line in more of a panoramic crop? Just a thought but a superb shot as it is! Regards,, Ian
Cheers, Ian, always open to suggestions.
Love the composition and colour Dave, and the detail in the Y tree. Nicely different
A stunning blanket of colour against the lovely colours of the tree trunks
Stunning colour with kissing trees... She can't go anywhere..
Very pretty pink. Love the landscape scene
The colour and bold verticals are very striking and make the image, you composed it beautifully in terms of zooming in. As regards the focus, I'd have liked to see either an even narrower band of in focus, centering on the foremost trunk, or else maybe risking f/22 to try and get it all in focus. I know the latter involves the degrading effects of diffraction but for this type of graphic image I don't think it would be very noticeable.
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