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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
16 Mar 2013 6:59AM
Marvellous colours and shadows, I like V1 even better, Helen.

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
16 Mar 2013 7:03AM
Great colour in those leaves Helen and they do cast a mean shadow Smile
jovanovic 6 26 France
16 Mar 2013 7:25AM
Great. Nice colors Smile
16 Mar 2013 7:25AM
There is strong sense of art in the color balance of this image. I like both but prefer v1 - it seems to ask more questions. Good work Helen. A
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 7:53AM
Thanks everyone SmileSmile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
16 Mar 2013 7:57AM
I love this spirea, Helen, and it produces such a wonderful variety of colours in the autumn, well captured. Carol
16 Mar 2013 8:11AM
These are warming colours for us as we wait for colour to become more prevalent this year. I prefer the square crop for reasons I cannot really identify Helen, except for the fact that I'm enjoying my own square crops at present. They take me back to my old two and a quarter square b&w days...

saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
16 Mar 2013 8:11AM
Two very beautiful and lovely images.Helen,very well done.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 8:12AM
I'm trying to decide between these and it's difficult.
V1 is about the balance of the shadows on the left and the leaf shadows centre right.
V2 is more about those gaunt criss-crossing lines on the right - harshly lit branch, X-shaped shadow. It has a better sense of progression for me, and greater drama. I think it has the edge.
It occurs to me that both could be interesting in b&w.
I'm fascinated by the Exif by the way. ISO 1600 has given a very tactile graininess, I assume that it was deliberate? You could have got away with a lower ISO and slower shutter speed.
johnke 5 223 15
16 Mar 2013 8:13AM
Love the subtle color Helen...John
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
16 Mar 2013 8:40AM
Great colours
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 9:25AM
What on earth was I using ISO 1600 for Moira ?
No wonder it is grainy - I must have grabbed the camera before the light went and taken it with whatever it was set on - the sun at that time of the afternoon moves so quickly round the garden and suddenly the shadows have gone.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
16 Mar 2013 9:27AM
v2 for me, Helen. The shadow on the right of v1 breaks the harmony of the parallel diagonals of v2. The colour contrasts are also more prominent in v2, the shadow leaves against the bright red of the fence, and the bright leaves against the shade of the red fence.

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
16 Mar 2013 9:38AM
I like the shadow in the BG. I prefer v1
16 Mar 2013 9:54AM
Two superb images Helen, delicate colours and lovely shadows. I like both them
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
16 Mar 2013 10:11AM
Beautiful colours, two lovely captures, Helen...and some Saturday Shadows, too! Wink
Trev Smile
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
16 Mar 2013 10:56AM
Lovely vibrant colour. A smiley image. I love a square crop though, so V2 is my fave this time. Smile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 11:50AM

Quote:There is strong sense of art in the colour balance of this image. I like both but prefer v1 - it seems to ask more questions. Good work Helen. A

Although I like the closer view of those lovely leaves in V2, I see the point made by accipiter.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 11:55AM
Thanks everyone for your comments SmileSmile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
16 Mar 2013 11:56AM
I do prefer V1. I like the space and greater sense of context. Lovely light, colour and, of course, shadows, Helen Smile

16 Mar 2013 12:36PM
wow you must have been doing some low light shots before this and you made the same error as I always do not checked the setting many a lost opportunity I have had with this Helen. Still lovely Autumnal colours and good shadow

Have a good weekend

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 1:46PM
An alarmingly high ISO however a wonderfully pleasing result. The tighter crop being the more appealing. The colours being so very warm and inviting with well defined shadows.

Regards Nathan
Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 2:25PM
Some great colours especially in V2 and some nice shadows too
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
16 Mar 2013 6:54PM
two lovely imagesSmile
1881 6 India
16 Mar 2013 6:54PM

16 Mar 2013 7:46PM
I love the colour and shadows in this image Helen
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
17 Mar 2013 1:18AM
grain, flame shadow and the dry seeds make a wonderful composition.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 2:49AM
Thanks everyone for your comments SmileSmile
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 3:07PM
Lovely colours! Grin
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 3:50PM
Thanks Isabel Smile

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