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graceland 16 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 5:17PM
Like v 1 for the close up

You had a good time loads of photos

Stay warm

saeidNL 11 3 Netherlands
28 Mar 2013 5:25PM
Two fantastic and great image in good light ,ED,V1 is my favorite,very well done,
EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
28 Mar 2013 5:25PM
Both are good. I prefer the natural looking sky and light in V2 but the comp of V1 works better for me. It misses out the traffic cone and the part glass globe which to my eyes, add nothing to an already excellent composition.

Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
28 Mar 2013 5:31PM
Great photos Ed !! v1 is really special !!
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
28 Mar 2013 5:33PM
I should have moved that cone out of the way but did not think too at the time!Blush
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 5:34PM
Great composition Ed, like this a lotSmile
28 Mar 2013 5:35PM
A tricky decision, Ed!!
I like the consistency under the 'added' sky in V1 but would, perhaps, have tried to add some fill light to put a bit more brightness into this lower area.
V2, in my humble opinion, would benefit from the shadows/darks bringing out and the highlights/darks reducing a little to try to make the consistency more even.
Maybe use a software version of a graduated filter to reduce the brightness at the top of V2.
Overall, I think I prefer V2 with its natural attributes.
I always find images of this type difficult to deal with.
You seem to have had a great time on the 'cut'!!Smile
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.6k 158 England
28 Mar 2013 5:36PM
v1 for me, the flatter lighting gives far better overall detail, but the trees do look a bit strange where the blue hasn't reached Smile

Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
28 Mar 2013 6:13PM
Thanks for the mod ****, it's improved the colours and made them appear more natural
richmowil Plus
12 438 2 England
28 Mar 2013 6:26PM
V1 for me - better detail!
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
28 Mar 2013 6:27PM
V.1 for me, Ed, but both excellent captures. Carol
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
28 Mar 2013 6:46PM
V1 for me Ed.
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
28 Mar 2013 6:56PM
A fine mod Nathan glad to see that the cone has been removed!Wink
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
28 Mar 2013 6:57PM
My preference is with V 2, Ed, even although there are highlights and quite deep shadows, as it seems more natural, whereas in V 1 with the blue sky one would expect there to be sunlit areas too.
I see that the subject here also featured in the distance in your previous shot.
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 6:58PM
Just had a little play around with image number two Ed. Uploaded two mods which I hope that you approve of.

Regards Nathan
28 Mar 2013 7:17PM
Thought this was a self portrait at first Ed' Wink

John Smile
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2203 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 9:01PM
Definitely V1 for me, Ed, the sculpture is well defined and the reds and blues are vibrant.
Although I like the fencing and boats included, I wonder if it would have been possible to get a lower pov in order to place most of the sculpture against the sky.
The huge shadow area in V2 doesn't appeal to me, especially cutting across the sculpture.
achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
28 Mar 2013 9:14PM
V1 Ed the detail and colours excellent!


Irishkate Plus
10 44 119 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 9:35PM
Don't know how photo filter works, but as Dave points out the blue hasn't been extended into the trees.
I've changed skies before but trees are a nightmare.
Although there is a bit of burn out in V2, I prefer it because it does look more natural.
The cone is easily disposed off but I know it's not your style to spend hours phootshopping!
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
28 Mar 2013 9:49PM
V1 for me Ed but it just needs a bit more work on the treeline as Dave has said.
I think you could crop the sides too - it would put more emphasis on the sculpture.
Not keen on V2 because of that shadow.Smile
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
28 Mar 2013 10:07PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks and mods, they are much appreciated, Ed
11 10 10 England
28 Mar 2013 10:11PM
V1 is a much better view of the sculpture - more uniform detail - but the sky doesn't seem natural. Then in V2 the sky is more natural but the figure seems to have lost some detail (the shadow?). So am opting for V1.Smile
28 Mar 2013 11:00PM
V1 for me Ed,great colours and detail..Lin
cantona43 15 928 4 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 11:17PM
stunning work Ed, I think the added sky is spot on for the shot
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2013 7:47AM
The addition of the blue sky in V1 doesn't work because you can see the original grey sky in between the branches of the trees. Far better to have left the grey sky and concentrate attention on the real star of the shot, the sculpture. A shallower depth of field would have helped to do this. Sadly the shadow in V2 takes the attention from the sculpture and focussed it on the brightly lit elements. So, for me, V1 with the artificial blue sky removed and the background slightly blurred would be the best shot. Well done for trying though.
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
29 Mar 2013 12:20PM
Many thanks for your valued input Lynne, I should have cropped as you suggested and added a pale grey sky which would have looked more naturalBlush
31 Mar 2013 8:59AM
V1 for me Ed,

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