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franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 5:44PM
Superb image!

NaturesHaven 9 283 6 England
30 Jun 2012 5:54PM
The colour version gives more realism to the it's No 1 version for me.........GrinGrinGrin The tones in No 1 are superb.
UrbaneMagick 9 172 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 6:23PM
Usually go for mono..but version one for me on this occassion.

seeing the crocs he's wearing etc gives t that extra touch of realism..greta work as always Simon.

30 Jun 2012 6:57PM
Lovely image, I took those very stairs in January but yours works so much better with the little boy in them. Great image
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 7:04PM
You're certainly not disappointing with your images from the wonderful Havana Simon! I have to award another GEA - there's no way I can't!! Smile This is so powerful! Btw - it has to be the colour version - it adds so much more.
14 13 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 7:07PM
Hey Ann! thought you would like this image Grin, thanks for GE award!
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 7:08PM
Hi Simon - I think we'll rename the GE gallery this week the Burnblue gallery!! SmileSmile
14 13 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 7:11PM
Thanks alot for your generous thoughts Ann.
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 7:15PM
Both are stunning studies. I prefer V1 because the muted colours suit the subject so well.
chavender Plus
10 479 1 France
30 Jun 2012 7:36PM
V1 for me.
Great composition, colours and an all round great image.

stevenb Plus
17 279 7 England
30 Jun 2012 8:10PM
V2 for me

sherlob Plus
14 3.2k 129 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 8:42PM
Both excellent, but the mono is the finer image IMHO
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 14 Wales
30 Jun 2012 9:06PM
Mono Simon...both superb tho.Been waiting all day to award a pic so have mine.
14 13 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 9:11PM
Thanks Tom and Julia for UAs Grin
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
30 Jun 2012 11:06PM
Top work as always Si, I can't choose between these as they both have their merits
Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2012 12:09AM
I didn't want to look in case it was too upsetting.
Compelling image.
Prefer colour - it conveys the rich and poor.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
1 Jul 2012 2:02AM
Love the muted colour tone. Another awesome image.........Sandy
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2012 7:50AM
Compelling is just the right word for this.
Sezz 16 619 15 England
1 Jul 2012 8:00AM
Compelling indeed! Both superb Si, V1 for me but only just.

Sarah *
1 Jul 2012 9:01AM
Wonderful shot Si, and perfect title.

John Smile
fraser 17 631 14 Scotland
1 Jul 2012 1:09PM
V1 for me, as the colour version makes it easier to spot the former opulence of the surroundings, which I think is important to the image. Also, the plastic bag is more of a feature in the B&W version and, to me, this detracts from the image. The processing in the mono is superb though and I love the etxture is shows in the steps.

Cor 11 Belgium
1 Jul 2012 2:41PM
V1 =*****
1 Jul 2012 5:03PM
Excellent image

derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2012 5:09PM
Wonderful light and texture with an excellent connection with the subject.
V1. Definitely
old timer 16 55 1 Scotland
14 Jan 2013 8:43PM
Mono for me.

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