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Saturday Shadows

By ChiliMan
Moira , thank you SO much for your User Award on ‘The Sunbather’. Unbelieveable Grin


Alrighty, people…the original shot was taken a while back…29th September 2011. I stumbled upon it recently and decided to have a play with it today for Saturday Shadows.

Couldn't decide which to put first. What do you reckon?

Doesn't really matter, obviously...this is just for fun. Just wondering on your preference, s'all Grin


Tags: Shadow Pink Rose Flowers and plants Wildlife and nature Humour and fun Saturday shadows

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CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
20 Jul 2013 4:49PM
Colour for me, Andrew, it is such a lovely dusky pink, seems a shame to take its colour awayWink Great shadows, too. Carol

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johnlw 10 1 10 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 4:50PM
I like v1best also like the way you caught the reflections.
Regards John.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 4:55PM
A fascinating shadow photograph : the flower itself is delicate, the shadow dark and almost threatening. I think the effect is more pronounced in the colour version: pink is a more delicate tone than white but that is less evident in monochrome (to my eyes at least).
Thanks for your continued support of Saturday Shadows, a totally unofficial 'challenge' that has persisted for 18 months or so and , with offerings like yours, grows stronger every week.
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1740 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 4:58PM
V1 - very subtle, I think you've reduced saturation by about 50%, it works. It's about the flower first and foremost.
V2 seems a totally different picture. It's about the shadow.
Can't decide between them, both beautiful, and well thought out.
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.8k 150 England
20 Jul 2013 5:04PM
If the point of thew image is the shadow then it has to be the mono, otherwise the focus is on the lovely delicate pink of the flower (think that's just what Moira's said as well Grin)

AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 5:16PM
I like the soft tones of v1 and the way the background complements that beautiful dusty pink rose. Lovely stuff Andrew! Smile
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
20 Jul 2013 5:16PM
Definitely V1 for me Andrew !! A lovely image !
SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
20 Jul 2013 5:17PM
Colour for me Andrew. I love a climbing rose and this is so delicate. The pink of the petals is matched by the pink of the floor tiles and that's why I prefer V1 I think. Smile


BIG THANKS for the UA. My little squirrel became more popular than I ever thought he would. But then, he did have exceedingly impressive attributes. Grin
franken Plus
15 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 5:39PM
You made the right choice Andrew, the colour is excellent.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 6:58PM
tend to go with Moira on this one .....
she just says it so well
I would love to be able to give you 2 votes as each one has its own story....
so sorry it has to be a half vote each ....Wink
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 8:53PM
Such a beauty! Both variants work very well. Double click!
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 9:47PM
I prefer colour but the mono version emphasises the shadow much better.
helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 10:17PM
The shadow works so much better in the mono version, but it is a super pink rose - I think I will be sitting on the fence with this one, which is where I started the day WinkWinkWinkWink
DolphinLady 11 54 1 Wales
20 Jul 2013 11:24PM
I so love the colour of the rose in V1 Andrew, so delicate & lovely, but for the whole photo, I have to go with the mono have really captured the shadows so well.....
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
21 Jul 2013 2:13AM
I love the desat color version--- some great shadows!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
21 Jul 2013 3:18AM
V1, colour for me. Both have great shadows........Sandy
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2013 8:35AM
I love the coloured version Andrew, the top half of the image with the flower detail so crisp and delicately toned, the bottom half with those lovely soft and gentle tones of the paving with that glorious shadow!
I like the dramatic mono too!
21 Jul 2013 8:35AM
V1 for me Andrew, but I do really like the mono too! Smile
V1 for me as has both the lovely pink flower AND the shadow.Wink
Shellio 6 2 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 5:59PM
These look great Andrew, I prefer V1 and must say they've got a nice vintage look to them.
bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
23 Jul 2013 4:51PM
very well seen......excellent work...both of it

cheers for your comments.....

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
23 Jul 2013 8:14PM
wonderful matching colours!
and I like the little critter
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 7:13AM
I like them both Andrew but naturally prefer the colour version. How about indulging in a little 'gimmickry' and trying a colour popped version with just the rose in colour. I think it's soft colour would make it work well.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
25 Jul 2013 10:30PM
The colour version holds the greater appeal Andrew but the shadow is stronger in the mono

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