The fence 3

By mrswoolybill
Inspired by Alan's and other people's comments yesterday... This is another frame, cropped to reduce the weight of overhanging foliage while retaining the reflection of the fence that runs through the scene.
Andrew (ChiliMan) said that yesterday's reminded him of an old, badly tuned TV. In keeping with that idea, black & white will appear some time in the future.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Specialist and abstract Landscape and travel

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
25 Jan 2014 8:13AM
Wonderful distortions in this, Moira. Carol

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25 Jan 2014 8:26AM
Everything suddenly becomes clearer, more lucid. I much prefer this, it makes yesterday's seem unresolved.
I was thinking about that image last night, after I sobered up, and it occurred to me that it made very good sense when viewed as a thumbnail...the importance of the fence came over particularly strongly... but viewed at full size it felt confusing to me. The wealth of detail, the wobbly reflections, the out of focus upper portion... all those things reminded me of those disruptive patterns on military camouflage clothing. It wasn't easy to look at.
This, for me, is a distillation.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 8:31AM

Quote:Everything suddenly becomes clearer, more lucid.

It's the cold light of morning... Wink
I had previously discounted this frame, but I cropped a little to lighten the top and also to get rid of lighter trunks and foliage on the left. That has left a more even effect, and I think it also conveys the leaves at the top of the trunks better. Plus I do like those twists in the fence...
Thanks for steering me in the right direction, Alan.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 9:21AM
I like this because of its honesty...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 9:25AM
This is the one for me.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
25 Jan 2014 11:53AM
Yes, think I go for this version as my fave too, Moira! SmileSmile
Trev Smile
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
25 Jan 2014 12:23PM
Yes, I do like this try the crop from the will appear less grounded.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
25 Jan 2014 12:49PM
Yes,I can see the badly tuned TV Moira.
And I recall our black and white telly where we had to put 50p in the slot to watch it.
At least it is ''freeview'' on this site !!
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 1:12PM
Like this very much.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 1:14PM
Thanks everyone, It's interesting to see reactions. I do prefer this one but it's on a much lower approval % rating than yesterday's - I just love statistics.

Quote:now try the crop from the will appear less grounded.

Joline, I have been experimenting with this but I have to say that it doesn't work for me. I want images to look grounded, with something as fleeting insubstantial as a reflection, I want that illusion of a place to stand in the frame. Plus without the reflected riverbank it becomes top-heavy for me.
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
25 Jan 2014 2:24PM
I like the crop, beautiful reflections and colours
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
25 Jan 2014 2:45PM
Definitely stronger and very nicely balanced with the diagonal light between the darks. 'Tales from the Riverbank' to keep the TV analogy going.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 2:48PM

Quote:'Tales from the Riverbank' to keep the TV analogy going.

A number of us are showing our age here... Wink
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 2:56PM
Like this one more than yesterdays MoiraSmile

25 Jan 2014 3:21PM
My fav' of this inventive series Moira, a little less clutter giving more to the reflection.

John Smile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 3:25PM
Definitely Yes!
Kate GrinGrinGrin
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
25 Jan 2014 3:47PM
Great use of distorted reflections

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 4:34PM
almost abstract in appearance but well observed, I didnt see yesterdays - perhaps I should take a wee peekWink
25 Jan 2014 5:25PM
I also prefer this one Moira.
jovanovic 6 26 France
25 Jan 2014 7:24PM
I love your "painting" Moira!
It is in fact part of the Woolybill's Art. SmileSmileSmile
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
25 Jan 2014 8:54PM
Almost abstract Moira.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
25 Jan 2014 11:34PM
This is clearer and better perhaps, but I liked those mysterious ellipse shaped yellow stains in the previous crop, Moira.
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
27 Jan 2014 3:36PM
Super crop! Males a beautiful abstract
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
28 Jan 2014 11:44PM
This image is much more satisfying

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