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"Something Old, Something New" - 2

By RonnieAG
Perhaps you'll spot yesterday's image towards the left of V 1.
V 2 is posted for those who might feel the drain pipes are a distraction and ought not to be part of the image.
I'll be interested to see which you prefer.
Personally I prefer V 1.
Both images were captured in the stable courtyard in Pollok Country Park, Glasgow.

My thanks as ever for all the nice comments on Something Old, Something New - 2.


Tags: General Glasgow Neglect Doorway Drainpipes Courtyard Ferns Stables Hanging baskets Pollok country park

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Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 12:16AM
Each stands as a great image Ronnie but I must admit to
liking the one with pipes included.
Normally I go for 'perfect images' but the pipes add a 'Je ne sais quio'.
Hope my French spelling passes the test!
also it makes me feel I must get over to Pollock Park very soon.
When we were there earlier in year there was very little colour.

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achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
15 Aug 2012 12:28AM
V1 Ronnie! The drain pipes are part of the building, they also add more textures to this excellent upload.


pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 12:28AM
If you hadn't have uploaded V2, I'd have liked V1. Now, given the choice, I will go for V2. It's well balanced, and my attention seems to fall more upon the old door.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
15 Aug 2012 12:31AM
Thank you for your early morning comments.......I will be interested to see which version is preferred.
I guess it sometimes difficult to know what to include and what to omit, and it begs the question...."What is the subject and focal point?"
Here I found it difficult to decide so chose to take both options.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
15 Aug 2012 12:35AM
Just love that grotty door Ronnie.
Prefer the tighter crop of V2 for that !!
Super shot.
(Yes Ronnie,the Fringe can be ''hard going'' with all the people there.Have to say I have struggled a bit this year with my shortage of breath after walking about for a while.You need to be lucky and find a bollard that the performers are not using to have a little rest !!)
Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
15 Aug 2012 12:36AM
I love both of your images Ronnie. The drain pipes certainly add to both
compostions. The textures, colours and general look of the old stone work
together with the old gate make it all and give it impact…

EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
15 Aug 2012 1:44AM
What wonderful textures and colours in both images, Ronnie. Have gone to and fro and still can't decide which I prefer! Probably down to viewing at such a silly hour of the night!!!

shush 6 7 Canada
15 Aug 2012 4:29AM
Both versions are excellent but prefer V2 as it eliminates the distraction. In my opinion the door is the focal point given the tight crop on left flower pot and the hanging basket brackets/chains. Detail on the door and stone work is excellent.

CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
15 Aug 2012 5:26AM
I think V.1 gets my vote, Ronnie, though both are grand presentations. What a wonderful display of flowers. Carol
15 Aug 2012 5:36AM
I prefer V1. Nicely composed. Deep
Ray42 8 3 England
15 Aug 2012 6:11AM

Quote:Each stands as a great image Ronnie but I must admit to
liking the one with pipes included.....

I quite agree and also interesting to see your previous shot included - built in wall flowers!!!! Groan
A great find and two great shots
MoragM 6 1 Scotland
15 Aug 2012 6:12AM
Two great images. Like Ann I shuttled between them both before
settling for V1. The drainpipes for me add that little bit more interest
and tells a whole different story from V2.

netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
15 Aug 2012 6:56AM
I am the same,but decided on V1 because I really like that stone above the door and the colour of it and you can see it all in V1,
But both are Brilliant
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 7:07AM
Two excellent images, like them both with a very slight preference for V2 SmileSmile

fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
15 Aug 2012 7:52AM

Quote:If you hadn't have uploaded V2, I'd have liked V1. Now, given the choice, I will go for V2. It's well balanced, and my attention seems to fall more upon the old door.

Yes I agree with Pamela.

WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
15 Aug 2012 7:52AM
An intetresting poser, Ronnie. On its own v2 looks good but when you put them side by side v1 seems to have a more natural balance and sits easier on the eye. I strugle to work out why. The drain pipe seem to act like the spine of a book, or hinge for the door that is the image, and the door within the image echoes that (a bit like an arch within an arch) - a bit early in the morning but I hope I not talking gibberish!

15 Aug 2012 8:31AM
V1 for me ....SmileSmile
jdinne 13 16 England
15 Aug 2012 8:36AM
Well Ronnie as said above both would stand on their own. However when put side by side and compared it poses a problem. The drain pipes in V1 do add that little extra, so by the smallest imaginable margin V1. Please don't do this again to us Ronnie Smile

7 10 10 England
15 Aug 2012 9:00AM
Going with V2 Ronnie - the ancient grotty door being beautified by the hanging baskets makes a grand image. If you hadn't put this one up I would have been delighted with the drainpipe one. You win either way.WinkWinkWink
V1 Ronnie pipes and all,

annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
15 Aug 2012 9:51AM
So pleasant , including the drainpipes!
What a refreshing view !
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 10:08AM
I loved V1 with the pipe, but V2 is the one for me Ronnie.
JOKEN 7 3 10 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 10:16AM
V1 for me because I think the drain pipes are very much a part of the decrepid old building.
15 Aug 2012 10:17AM
V1 for me Ronnie i have often passed through the courtyard and thought it could do with a bit of work but then again it has its charms the way it is

15 Aug 2012 11:24AM
I quite like the drainpipes Ronnie. It ' adds ' .GrinGrinGrin

taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
15 Aug 2012 1:11PM
What an eye you have for interest and beauty in an image-- The bright flowers aare a direct contrast to this wonderfull grungy structure!
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 1:19PM
V1 for me, I like the inclusion of the drainpipesGrin
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 2:18PM
Lovely shot , Ronnie V2 for me sans drainpipes.

Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 2:21PM
Good afternoon Ronnie, V2 for me, I prefer the closer shot without the drainpipes. Well seen and taken shot.
troosers 4 2 Scotland
15 Aug 2012 2:53PM
Both are good but I prefer 1, as the drain pipes add more interest for my eye. with the title being something old something new, the pipes give your picture a lot more old to look at, and I really like the fern growing from them.

Donald. Smile
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
15 Aug 2012 4:06PM
Beautiful colour and detail Ronnie, V2 for me,
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
15 Aug 2012 4:10PM
Seems odd that they should put up such lovely hanging baskets around a grotty door like that...but then, if I'd been around since 1745 I'd be looking pretty grotty! Wink A fine capture, Ronnie, and V1's my fave Smile
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 4:59PM
Although I love those drains and ferns, I'm going for v2 Ronnie.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 5:03PM
Just has to be the V1 composition in full Ronnie, as yesterday
I loved he way you captured that fern and now get to see it in a even better viewing
with all the colour and that door that is some door!
definitely V2 for me
15 Aug 2012 5:28PM
I prefer V1. The pipes seem to go with the uneven brickwork.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 5:32PM
I simply love this picture and can realize your dilemma faced with making a choice - I had not heard of the fringe, we learn all the time on EPZ -it was hubs bro and his wife that mentioned it as they had a short break in Scotland Reecently
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 6:01PM
v1 for me today ronnie love the comp wonderful detail and colour a real belter nice one Wink
15 Aug 2012 6:16PM
Lovely to see the BIGGER picture Ronnie, very nice indeed.

John Smile
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 6:29PM
How much did the plumber cost you, to remove and the replace the downpipesWink

carper123 Plus
4 927 8 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 7:39PM
Two brilliant variations Ronnie, luv v2 colours, composition and clarity are superb. V1 i think i have seen part of this image somewhere beforeWinkWink lol.
Brilliant Ronnie.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 8:02PM
Great images Ronnie - love the colour
xwang 7 55 8
15 Aug 2012 9:20PM
Beautiful colour as always, Ronnie.
Composition.. generally speaking, I do like to see the structure as a whole, and leave the image a "breathing" space..rather than tight crop to make a "stronger" image. I'm not so sure about V2 either.. For me, it has less information from the life, but it is exactly what the argument is...I would like to see what a portrait format looks like at V1's angle either form left or right...
15 Aug 2012 10:25PM
Both excellent in their own right, Ronnie. I think I'm more inclined to the simplicity of v2 though.
16 Aug 2012 10:32AM
V2 Ronnie just prefer the more compact composition, surely one of Glasgow's real gems with flowers like this.

bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
17 Aug 2012 11:41PM
Prefer V2 Ronnie - love the flower colours and buildings textures - I see the door lentil dates 1743.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
27 Aug 2012 12:40PM
Good to see the bigger picture Ronnie, love those floral displays which add some splashes of colour to these lovely images

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