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Topiary

By Mynett
Many thanks for all the comments and clicks on Whistling the wind, today is another image from Powys Castle Gardens, which are really spectacular and so very well maintained, as you can see with these perfectly clipped topiary bushes which are guarded by the onlooking griffins on the perimiter fence.

I thought this lended itself to a mono conversion, mods are on if you can offer help and improvement

v2 is from the lower terrace looking up to the castle against the clear blue sky


Linda

Tags: Gardens Black and white Flowers and plants Landscape and travel Powys castle

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Comments


gingerdelight 15 298 11 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2010 9:18AM
This makes a lovely mono abstract, well captured.
Carol
morpheus1955 15 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2010 9:24AM
Cracking shot Linda, great composition and it really work well as a B&W, very well spotted and taken.

Hugh
imagio 15 12 1 England
22 Nov 2010 9:26AM
Works for me Linda

bernie
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2010 10:14AM
Mono works so very well with this image
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2010 10:16AM
The rim-lighting gives beautiful definition to the shapes, b&w avoids the distractions of colour - this is almost an abstract.
Moira
NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
22 Nov 2010 10:33AM
my choice would be V2,i love the big colourfull view,great shot.
dmhuynh72 13 47 3 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2010 10:38AM
A superb mono and the other is nice and vibrant colours Linda
regards
Yung
Suehh 14 39 6 England
22 Nov 2010 10:57AM
The mono works so well with those gorgeous shapes and the rim lighting but how can anyone not love the autumn colour too.


Sue
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
22 Nov 2010 10:58AM
Two fine images, Linda, well captured. Carol
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2010 11:07AM
No 1 is rather a quirky shot, I keep coming back to it. Works well as a mono. makes us use our imagination
Mavis
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
22 Nov 2010 11:07AM
A real contrast in images but both are so effective. Mono for those perfectly shaped and spaced bushes works so well while the colours and POV in V2 are wonderful.

Ann
MickS 16 23 14 England
22 Nov 2010 11:17AM
Watcha Linda,
excellent additions, especially this, I love the way the rounded and angular forms are playing against each other, aptly mono.
best
Mick
DeSilver Plus
14 14 12 England
22 Nov 2010 11:23AM
Nice to see some images of your weekend retreat and what beautiful topiary in the mono image. They must have a good gardener.
Joking apart both images are well taken and displayed. In V2 there are some super colours.


David.

PS. Do you know a good gardener?
22 Nov 2010 11:29AM
Two wonderful images Linda

Chris
danbrann 17 640 17
22 Nov 2010 11:42AM
The rim lighting sets these off so well.
fentiger 20 920 24 England
22 Nov 2010 11:44AM
Two good compositions. I was thinking of a mod of No. 1 but everyone seems to like it as is.

Albert
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2010 12:41PM
Albert please do a mod, it is great to see how others work an image

Linda Wink
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2010 1:19PM
I do know a good gardener, just wish he would do mine David.... Smile

Linda
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
22 Nov 2010 1:56PM
Great mono Linda, love how the light outlines the shrubs. Lovely colourful image of the castle..........Sandy
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2010 2:34PM
Two great shots Linda, but V2 for that stunning colour that you have captured against a perfect blue sky..(will we ever see that blue again?)
Lillian
22 Nov 2010 2:39PM
Two cracking shots v1 work so well in mono well spotted.
jj
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2010 2:56PM
Thank you Albert, that has improved the shadow detail

It is good to see how it can be improved on and this is so much lighter.

Linda
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2010 3:30PM
Thank you David, I wondered if they were too dark, I struggle with mono and trying to get a good range of tones

Linda
baclark 12 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2010 3:38PM
Can you imagine if you sneezed while trimming the bushes in V1? Nightmare! Wonderful colours in V2, we were there a couple of summers back, a grey damp day. But you've caught some wonderful autumnal foliage here against the blue sky..
Barbara
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
22 Nov 2010 4:28PM
Lovely mono image, Linda, with very nice back-lighting. I do rather like the wonderful colours in V2, though, so bright & cheery in this dismal weather we're having.
TrevB Smile
astyag 14 12
22 Nov 2010 7:08PM
Though I liked your version of V1, I must say that the second mod has brought some details in those trees well out. Still though, I prefer your version. Beautiful stuff, well monochromed indeed
Astyag
mishu78 12 Canada
22 Nov 2010 7:41PM
Both are great images! Wonderful colors in V2.
Jekaro 12 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2010 8:17PM
Two fabulous images, Linda, like the mono conversion in V1 but it's V2 for me with the superb colours and point of view.
Roy
22 Nov 2010 8:59PM
Beautiful images Linda, great mono and stunning colours in V2.
Tony
wyatturp 16 2 England
22 Nov 2010 9:51PM
V2 the sky works so well
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
22 Nov 2010 10:39PM
Super Autumn colours Linda,so this one for me !!
Mick.
LexEquine 15 1 19 United States
23 Nov 2010 6:18PM
Two fine & well-composed unique captures & mono and color image renditions...LEx
DRicherby 13 269 726 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 11:17PM
#1 looks quite mysterious in black and white. Very effective, with the light picking out the edges of the bushes like that.
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
24 Nov 2010 10:03AM
do like the rich autumn colours of v2.lesley
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
24 Nov 2010 8:29PM
V2 is my favourite for those glorious autumnal colours

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