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The summerhouse

By AnnChown  
A change from Cuba today. I took this at a garden in Kent two days ago and really liked the old windows with those catches which never fasten properly and the textures on the paint and brickwork. This version has had a Lightroom preset added and v2 is the original.
Thanks for looking and for any comments and/or criticisms.
A big thank you to Jason for his UA for Home - very much appreciated!

Tags: General Primula Flowers and plants Summerhouse

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V1 has an understated beauty with looks just right with the old window and pot plant Ann, nice to have seen the potential of this subtle scene.


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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
31 May 2012 9:57AM
Very well fantastic and lovely image in good light,V1 id my favorite,very well done,
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
31 May 2012 10:05AM
Whilst there is more detail to pick out outside the windows in V 2, the subject matter seems to suit the treatment applied in V 1.....very nicely processed and presented, and a fine composition too.
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 10:10AM
Can't choose between the two this morning Ann, excellent work.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
31 May 2012 10:11AM
Absolutely brilliant shot Ann. Quite similar to a window sill shot I did a while ago. Love the tone and all the faded paintwork and leaves.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 10:17AM
V1 without doubt
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 10:34AM
Super image, definitely V1 for me

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 10:36AM
Like the textures
but a wow to the processing in V1 Ann
31 May 2012 10:54AM
I like V1 it looks the part, super image Ann.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1913 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 11:10AM
I love partial desaturation, it gives a gentle, harmonious feel. And here it really brings out the textures in the bricks and paintwork.
V1 for me.
SteveNZ 9 4 5 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 11:18AM
Pastel look with V1 works best in my opinion Smile Nice work
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 11:19AM
There is some relation to the Cuban photos, Ann: a faded elegance is at play in both, brought out in this instance by the processing that communicates the soft light of Kent rather than the less subtle Caribbean version. Gentility is the order of the day!"
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 11:36AM
v1 for me today ann wonderful tones and textures belting comp and detail a real cracker nice one Wink
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
31 May 2012 11:40AM
There is a homey feel to this, and v1 is perfect for it.
jdinne 14 16 England
31 May 2012 11:44AM
Both wonderful, but love V1.


Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
31 May 2012 12:02PM
A clever and strong composition, Ann, without including a whole pane or frame. The sympathetic desaturation is perfect for subject, and it also takes away the distractions outside the window.

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 12:45PM
v1 for me too - the desaturation gives a aged feeling to this
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
31 May 2012 1:20PM
V1 works best for me. - gary
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
31 May 2012 1:35PM
Have an RC on me for V1 Ann.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 1:41PM
Version 1 for me Ann - lovely!

AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
31 May 2012 2:21PM
Love it - comp, the mood and the desaturation.

PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 5:09PM
Love the sepia shot it adds 'age' to the image. Really suits. paul
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 5:40PM
Super. V1 certainly improves on V2.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
31 May 2012 6:56PM
Good processing Ann,
but the colour just shades it for me !!
31 May 2012 7:17PM
Very nice Ann, and I really like the processing.

John Smile
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
31 May 2012 8:40PM
V1 for me Ann - the muted colours work very well.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 9:35PM
Best of the day, Ann - for all my reasons and everyone else's Smile
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
31 May 2012 10:23PM
Love the tuned toning of V1 and the naturalness of V2, superb!
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 11:13PM
Hmmm, I like them both, Ann, but am leaning towards V2 because the textures and colours are really nice, especially the brickwork.
1 Jun 2012 11:41AM
Both look good but the processing on V1 seems more appropriate for the subject.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
1 Jun 2012 1:52PM
You've actually got the same sorta earthy tones here as in the last Cuba image - so that's an interesting link Smile

Now I do like the original in V2...'cos of those lovely greens. But V1 definitely has the edge in celebrating those windows and brickwork. Very good processing, Ann Smile

1 Jun 2012 2:45PM
I like them both Ann,lovely work..Lin
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
1 Jun 2012 6:24PM
Ann, this is wonderful. The preset works really well for this shot.
However, the credit goes to you and your eye, not the preset. This is a very nice composition. I really like this shot.

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