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By ade_mcfade      
This is a bit of a carrot really - the shot I am really posing will be in version 2 in a moment, but a mono industrial shot will not get anyone looking, so thought I'd put a colourful landsccape with a broody sky.... Smile

This is a simple shot of an oil seed rape field, facming north at sunset.

The one in version 2 is a shot of the docks at Goole, it's an industrial scene with lots of different tones and shapes, had to be HDR because of the silhouette issues of shooting into the sun

It may get it's own place on the gallery one day, but knowing EPZ as well as I do - thought the rape would get you loking Wink

Tags: Field Yellow Tracks Oil seed rape Landscape and travel

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31 May 2008 2:36PM

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bobalot 10 10 England
31 May 2008 2:36PM
top shot , great sky to go with that mass of yellow .

Rgds Bob
rowarrior 9 4.4k 9 Scotland
31 May 2008 2:43PM
Like both of them, very sneaky though!
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
31 May 2008 2:50PM
v1 with colors....
Richsr 10 91 223 England
31 May 2008 3:33PM
Like the sky and colours in one Ade - also good to see the docks too.
I assume that this is undergoing further work to get your normal punch in B/W?
Regards Richard.
RobboB Plus
10 124 United Kingdom
31 May 2008 4:02PM
Love version 2. Very much reminds me of a photographer called John Davies. Well done
javam Plus
12 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
31 May 2008 4:53PM
Underhand and devious, I like it.

I think it would be unfair to consider the rape shot just a carrot though as it is a bold and appealing shot in its own right, but I guess the point is it could be half as bold and half as appealing and it would still get twice as many votes as the industrial scene.

Moving on the industrial scene, I would imagine printed large this would be a very strong image, but on screen I am finding the mono conversion a little flat and slightly lacking in lead in.

You have two relatively featureless areas with the water and the sky and the only element that is bold enough to stop the eye roaming around too much is the checkerboard pattern bottom right. As a result I find myself wondering if it would be better without that or with a stronger conversion to try and amp up the other details.

I would therefore have to say on reflection (or perhaps due to EPZ conditioning) that the field scene is a more accomplished shot of its genre than the industrial one imho.

The checkered danger sign grabs the eye and leads it into the image which indeed has many great tones and levels, the detail is excellent, including the little splash of artificial light in the right centre, remarkably well detailed.
Sadly the image is a boring industrial site with no merit for me other than the great gamut of tones and detail.
Your grabber in Version 1 is very well composed and does of course steal the show Ade, Sorry my friend, I don't think it's anything to do with where it's displayed.


PS the title is misspelled.
LesF 10 182 9
31 May 2008 5:37PM
More than one way to skin a cat eh nice lead in to the second image good but not one of your renowned strong mono shots. The first one like the strong lines and the menacing sky.
Two for one can,t be bad though.

Les F
dazzaman 11 631 England
31 May 2008 10:23PM
22 votes ?????????????????????????????????????? this should be flying.
this is STUNNING ade
RogBrown 10 3.1k 10 England
31 May 2008 10:28PM
Have to agree with Douglas here Ade. The industrial site shot doesn't exactly grab a non-connoisseur, whereas the rape shot has loads of colour, lead-in lines & a great sky to boot.
You have a good day at the cricket?
EDIT Just noticed you posted this at 2.28 so I guess you didn't go?
SH2006 11 222 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 3:11PM
glad to give you the RC
CaroleA 11 5 3 England
1 Jun 2008 6:30PM
Got me looking....and I like both. Were you stood in the rape field? - if so, I might have been tempted to go a bit lower with the shot to get some larger, in-focus rape as a bonus. (I feel a bit shy, writing a comment on your image like that - I don't feel qualified to recommend anything to such an accomplished photographer as you!!).
ade_mcfade 13 15.2k 216 England
1 Jun 2008 6:49PM
say what you like carole Smile

that's why we post stuff up here !

rest assured I've probably got 100 shots with some rape close up though - like to cover all bases

I'd just walked down a tractor track and found a long line to use in the comp

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