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Samphire Hoe Lighthouse

By Leilani      
Taken on a cold January evening...this wonderful very different lighthouse sat at the top of the mound at Samphire Hoe in Dover.

There are two versions, one with an cracked effect to give at old painting look as it kind of looked that way and the normal...I would be interested to know which you like. Smile

Have a great day and thank you for c&c's on my recent images...truly appreciated! SmileSmileSmile

Tags: Dover Flowers and plants Digital art Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Samphire Hoe Lighthouse

Voters: Anna_W, BURNBLUE, devlin and 28 more

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devlin 7 653 39 India
2 Apr 2012 10:37AM
V2 for me Smile..V1 looks interesting too but not sure if it achieves the old painting look Smile

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MattB1987 6 458 England
2 Apr 2012 10:39AM
V2 for me, very nice photo though I do like the texture on V!
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
2 Apr 2012 11:11AM
V2 seems much more suited to this lovely image. I don't think the crackle version does it justice. To look like an old painting, it would have to be much darker tones.
Leilani 13 29 3 England
2 Apr 2012 12:03PM
I quite agree, it was just a thought, and one that didn't pay off this time...thank you for your feedback Smile
Cor 9 Belgium
2 Apr 2012 12:36PM
V2 on TOP +++++
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
2 Apr 2012 1:55PM
v2 for me as well, love the light and composition. My first thoughts on v1 was - that's gonna be one heck of a jigsaw puzzle to solve! Sorry.

I see where you are coming from with V1 but I do think V2 works best on this shot. IMO.

2 Apr 2012 2:33PM
V2 for me.
Herge88 11 40 4 England
2 Apr 2012 3:10PM
Hi Loren, The cracked effect is interesting, however I have to along with the general consensus that version two is the best. I really like the lighthouse and I have to say I've not seen one like it. I wouldn't give up on the cracked paint effect because I would imagine there are images that this would suit well.

Best Matt
2 Apr 2012 4:41PM
Excellent shot Loren.
I like both versions but favour V1 with the effect and vignette.

Leilani 13 29 3 England
2 Apr 2012 4:49PM
Lucky 13th vote! Yay Grin Thanks David Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2012 4:56PM
I like both versions
But the vote goes to V2
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2012 5:12PM
Both are good but I prefer V1, well worked - Carole
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
2 Apr 2012 5:38PM
v2, it's a lovely scene nicely captured.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2012 6:10PM
Leilani, your work is renowned for its beauty, this particular image in my humble opinion, no need for 'botox'.

Regards Nathan
conrad 13 10.9k 116
2 Apr 2012 7:24PM
I knew that looked familiar - I shot it in infrared last January...

Very nice images, these two - I like both treatments equally, each in their own way.
digital painting nice colour I would go V2 but its all subjective like everything
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2012 7:00AM
I think you loose some of that wonderful light in the sky in v1, and so for that reason my vote will go for v2 - most unusual lighthouse SmileSmile
clintQB 6 51 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2012 10:15AM
This is superb love the art effect
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
4 Apr 2012 8:37PM
Worth a play ,each to his own.
Steve-T 11 56 66 England
4 Apr 2012 11:17PM
I really like this. Firstly it is an unusual building. Secondly, I like the textured effect. Whether the cracked effect is the right one I guess will be down to personal taste. Steve
Leilani 13 29 3 England
4 Apr 2012 11:36PM
Thank you all for your kind comments, I am not sure it worked but it kind of did for me at the time...Smile
Audran 8 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 6:38PM
Classic rule of thirds composition makes the image interesting but your processing ups the interest and makes your image different from anyone else's. Regards

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