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Spurn - blue skies, golden sand and golden ............................rust !!

By helenlinda
The low lighthouse at Spurn - and on the horizon I asasume is Grimsby and Cleethorpes, but I could be wrong
Many thanks to everyone who left voted or left comments on my 60th Birthday flower, which is indeed a hyacinth as Ann guessed.
Thanks to everyone who visited my new website at - some lovely compliments to my son for putting it together as a birthday present - I am of course willing to rent him out !!!
v1 as it was
v2 with a lyer of rust from the Spurn tractor
v3 from a suggestion from Mic - many thanks

Many thanks to CarolG for being so honest about it - I have reversed the order as probably it will be less offputting !!!

Miserable day here - grey, dull, and a day for indoor work - still its half term and great to speep in and read till very very late !!

Tags: Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel

Voters: Stace, User_Removed, CarolG and 40 more

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User_Removed 8 26 2 United States
22 Feb 2011 12:52PM
Strange looking lighthouse, Helen! I like the way you have lined up the three objects. I think I prefer v1 as you can concentrate on the image better. Lovely!

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helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 12:54PM
Thanks Christina
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
22 Feb 2011 1:06PM
This is so much better, Helen, the eye can concentrate on the excellent composition, and not be led away to other distractions! Needless to say, my vote goes to V.1. Carol
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
22 Feb 2011 1:08PM
I like what you've done to ver 2.

22 Feb 2011 1:18PM
V1 for me, a very pleasant shot.

Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
22 Feb 2011 1:21PM
Good details and light in this Helen, like the adding to V2.
Regards Richard
22 Feb 2011 1:35PM
V2 for me with out a doubt .. Tho' you couldnt have done it without V1
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 1:41PM
A mixture of opinions then - thanks for your comments
JackAllTog Plus
7 4.4k 58 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 1:56PM
Very niice and interesting processing in v2
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 2:20PM
V1 is a fav. It's a beautiful image and very well presented.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
22 Feb 2011 2:40PM
V1 for me, beautiful image Helen.........Sandy
Alvar 9 23 2 France
22 Feb 2011 2:53PM
Beautiful composition Helen. V1 for me
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 4:12PM
Thanks Stuart, Isabel, Sandy and Alvar
baclark 7 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 4:14PM
I really enjoy the composition of V1 and the delicate hues in it. V2 comes as a surprise, but it really works for me. Puts me in mind of an image which has aged and perhaps become damaged by damp. Adds a extra layer of interest. So V2 for me.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 4:16PM
Thanks Barbara
22 Feb 2011 4:18PM
V1 for me click nice composition the effect on V2 reminds me of the old films that stuck and the lamp singed them click
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
22 Feb 2011 4:33PM
I know you are not a ''rust fan'' Helen,so delighted to see it on your layers.I think it works very well on the smooth sand to give it a rougher texture.Perhaps not so well on the sea and sky.I reckon any light brown smooth surface would suit a rust layer very well,and any other colour left as it is.If it was possible here,to see the sand,lighthouse and the two posts only with the rust layer,and the blue sky and water left alone,would be a very effective working too.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 4:36PM
Thanks Graham and Mick - I like the suggestion Mick - off to sort v3
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
22 Feb 2011 4:51PM
Like the composition and viewpoint, Helen. Can't decide if I prefer V1 or V2, like 'em both! Smile
Trev Smile
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 5:01PM
Thanks Trev
Dave_Holdham 7 4 1 Wales
22 Feb 2011 7:50PM
Wonderful set of images, congrats on a great looking website too, regards
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 8:01PM
Thanks Dave
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
22 Feb 2011 8:30PM
V1 for me, so clear I feel I am on the beach. - gary
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 9:03PM
Hope you can feel the warm sand Gary!!!
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 9:24PM
superb shot well composed
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 9:27PM
Thanks Ann
videotec 8 8 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 10:24PM
I do prefer V1 Helen; but the other 2 are quite interesting---Well done
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helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 10:28PM
Thanks Pete- saw your email- changed the setting, but still couldn't see you prancing around !!!
Canadiann 6 2 Canada
22 Feb 2011 11:10PM
Hi Helen, great idea here love V1 too all very well done indeed. So interesting Keep them coming.
Ann xxx
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
22 Feb 2011 11:18PM
Well Helen,if I say so myself,I love V3 !! I just think V2 is a bit ''overcooked''.
However,you have left my reputation on the site in tatters.
I would have bet all my worldly goods that a comment of mines would never be considered ''constructive'' !!
23 Feb 2011 3:03AM
I like V2 manipulation. great

Ray42 8 3 England
23 Feb 2011 7:12AM
A good set - enjoyed the web site
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
23 Feb 2011 8:44AM
Personally I do not think the treatment in 2 and 3 improves the original composition which I think could work well in mono.

helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2011 9:29AM
Well there we go - another consideration from Albert - thanks - I'm so grateful for the suggestions that I've had - and thanks also to Ann, Mick, Jamm and Ray for their comments.
26 Feb 2011 4:35PM
Although I like your variants very much I agree with Albert about the original composition ( not necessarily about the mono) which is excellent with a strong sense of tension derived from the balance of objects. Sometimes the power to 'arrest' the eye and it's attendant consciousness can come from simple but carefully balanced compositions. I like this one very much. A
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2011 8:31PM
Thanks Arthur

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