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Kilve Abstract 6

By alansdottir  
And another from Kilve! Two variations this time - very slightly different takes, the light changed between the two and, curiously, landscape format worked better for one shot and portrait for the other - at least, that's what I felt.

Tech stuff: ISO 200; shutter 1/70 sec; aperture f/8; focal length 11 mm (but see lens); tripod

Thanks for looking! Comments appreciated as always, Thank you Smile

Tags: General Specialist and abstract

Voters: Eviscera, avent aclew, andytvcams and 29 more

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Eviscera 15 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2009 12:30AM
your best of the series yet ,

now you allowed the shadows inter play
LV426 12 7 4 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2009 1:57AM
That one must be one of the greatest.
I like those great textures, details play, combined by soft shadows.
That one single interesting rock is so nicely the focus point.
What a fantastic picture.
Viewing is large tho... Wow.
That would be great image on canvas!
GrahamNobles 13 9 4 England
22 Mar 2009 4:40AM
I like the more subtle light in V1, but then the stronger light in V2 creates that striking diagonal. Both look fantastic large, even individual grains of sand stand out.
Geomorphology, in action.
joolsb 16 27.1k 38 Switzerland
22 Mar 2009 8:46AM
Absolutely first rate. Can't fault it!

(Since you asked, I prefer v1.)
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2459 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2009 10:02AM
V1, for the creative use of portrait format. The placement of the pebble and the height of the frame give much more importance to the shadow.
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2009 12:01PM
This is remarkable, well seen and beautifully captured. The sense of scale between the two elements is perhaps more apparent in V1, which I prefer, than in V2; as to the actual size - I think I would really rather not know!
22 Mar 2009 1:41PM
First thought was v2, then I looked at them large and can't decide - both good!
Beautiful abstracts: it's all been said about the composition, far better than I could say.
Could add that it gives me a feeling of an eye in something prehistoric. But that's just getting fanciful...

PS yes, Quantoxhead is good - haven't been for ages!
JohnH37 15 1 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2009 7:58PM
These two are excellent.They look so much like faces.The small stone the eye.The nose to the bottom left on both.
JBA 13 341 1 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2009 10:04PM
Very nice. It is interesting to see the different takes on the same location that you and Andy have.
backbeat Plus
15 134 1 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2009 10:25PM

Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
22 Mar 2009 10:39PM
Lovely light and tones in these. My favourite is V1.
22 Mar 2009 11:06PM
Nicely composed - the light on the small pebble works well.

morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2009 11:54PM
Two superb images, very difficult to choose between them, though on balance I think I would go for V2, I prefer the stronger more directional shadow, somehow showing more of the eons of work by mother nature involved in producing this small rock almost enveloped bye the surrounding blanket of stone awaiting to be broken and shaped into similar rocks.
Very well spotted and captured, another CG classic Smile

texturencolour 13 36 1 Australia
23 Mar 2009 12:46PM
Ooohh now these are fabulous and I'm really a little envious of you and your Kilve. This image makes me wonder just how long that stone has been rolling around in that hollow, slowly wearing a deeper, safer, more secure nest for itself.
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2009 11:00PM
v1 for me. The stone sits well here, and I like how you have composed the shot
11 Apr 2009 7:31PM
Like the shadow across V2, great detail again. You squeeze the last drop out of quality out of the Fuji Carol.


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