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User_Removed 6 34 4 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 9:41AM
I like ver 2 but there both nice,


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V2 for me Darryl, superb image,
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
3 Sep 2012 9:50AM
Both are wonderful images, great photographs! Congrats!
3 Sep 2012 9:53AM
Lovely shot!
surfinsurveyor 8 697 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 10:08AM
Really like both images - very atmospheric. The colours on the floor/chair and walls are great but personally not keen on colours in the window. Have you considered combining both and perhaps having a B&W version with colours on the chair/floor?
3 Sep 2012 10:46AM
Two great images. Lovely lighting. I like V1 best - has a real atmospheric feel. Smile
TJC63 5 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 10:49AM
Two good pictures, prefer the B&W version.
3 Sep 2012 10:58AM
both are good V1 has the edge as it gives atmosphere to the strkness of the surroundings excellent

Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 11:00AM
I like the colour especially on and around the chair,
but I love the mono.
Think 'surfinsurveyor's' idea is a good one.
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
3 Sep 2012 11:18AM
Both images offer excellent image, if I had to make a choice between the two, I think I'd go with the mono....Good stuff mate.

paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 11:28AM
Spot on exposure. Love the contrast and textures on V1.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
3 Sep 2012 11:48AM
The mono is the most pleasant to view. The color goes for the gritty reality. Very different moods in these.
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 12:22PM
The monochromatic makeover is simply stunning, a real masterpiece, so very perfectly composed, a sheer delight to view and admire greatly. As for the colour a very worthy runner up.

Regards Nathan
stuart1963 4 272 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 12:23PM
I didn't even look at the title and i thought to myself "its a bit like mastermind"Grin
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
3 Sep 2012 12:34PM
I normally go for colour Darryl,
but in this case mono I think.
Seems the ''grottier'' of the two !!
Super shot.
Gerryrys 4 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 12:53PM
Hi Darryl. They both work very well. Difficult to choose between them. Grin

woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 1:09PM
A well-thought out composition and especially good monochrome. The blotchy walls make an excellent contrast with the clean lines of the window, chair and shadow. Excellent!
They are both so good but I prefer V1 Darryl. Composition is stunning.

mrswoolybill Plus
9 984 1498 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 1:31PM
Cathedral-like splendour plus magnificent grot. Normally b&w would win hands down - except for that wonderful coloured light on the floor in V2. Can't decide.
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 1:32PM
Both are great but V2 wins for me........... great damp fusty grotty coloursGrinGrin
Daryyl. Great to see you are back in doors! I like both images because the coloured version has a limited colour palette so as such not to be so different. Strong composition, sharp and dramatic. Like a film set. The use of the chair prop really works. A few considerations. I think the top of the window could be set further in to the image to improve its balance. There is a lot of spare space around the image and I wonder whether an over lay of a rule of thirds grid allowing a re-composition and ultimately some further cropping might improve the overall composition. A smaller square or even a portrait orientation might even be considered. I have mentioned this before but you work is taken in some really difficult locations with regards to available light and exposure. If you are not considering full HDR maybe reprocess your original (RAW) image three times -2. 0. +2 and merging in PS to extend the tonal range and recover some of the details that have been blocked.


TanyaH Plus
13 1.3k 375 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 2:25PM
Mono for me, definitely. The colour version is lovely, but a touch overcooked in certain areas for my tastes (the reds round the window frame, for example, but I don't know if that's residual paint?). Some great ideas above about combining the two versions for a more muted colour/mono combination. I think your composition is superb, and it makes for a very effective image in a great location.
3 Sep 2012 3:30PM
Both are wonderful images, the mono works well also like the colour on the chair and shadow
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 3:52PM
Brilliant, Darryl, composition, texture and tone all spot on, and the mono rendering adds even more atmosphere and mystery.

Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
3 Sep 2012 4:48PM
Like the mono best Darryl.
For me I would make the image a portrait for immediate impact.Crop close to the window on the left and crop to the right of the window reflection.Hope you don't mind me saying.
3 Sep 2012 4:56PM
Brilliant Darryl both are excellent but V2 wins for me,well done..Lin
photoshy 5 3 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 4:59PM
two great images.
i like the colour best.
because it only has a splash of colour.
well done.
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 5:01PM
Superb one Darryl, think i like V1 the best, great comp, spot on mate.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 5:25PM
Great Darryl, has to be the mono
as great tones and the chair placed there
could not be better
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 5:36PM
Fantastic capture Darryl. I prefer V1 the mono as it creates an atmosphere
ensign 9 207 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 6:24PM
2 Great images. The mono is a bit stronger for me.
PranavMishra 4 52 17 India
3 Sep 2012 7:00PM
very finest.. for some reason i think the color has it.. because of better representation of ambiance which are equally important in the context of the image.. bah! they both are superb anyway.
3 Sep 2012 7:16PM
Did you organised that chair, Darryl???????????? If yes, I take my hat off to you!!!!!! Very artistic I must say!!!!!!!!! AniaWink
fazzer Plus
7 54 7 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 8:02PM
great imageSmile
superb images darryl
great colour and light in the colour version the mono shows
the placing of the chair0o greatest effect
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 8:54PM
Not surprised to see that this has attracted plenty of attention and praise. Deserves a U.A. too Smile
Best wishes

But it's University Challenge Wink
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
3 Sep 2012 9:03PM
2 great images Smile
Rod20 4 122 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 10:22PM
Excellent image Darryl, great composition, very thought provoking and definitely version 1 has more feeling, well done.
clintQB 5 51 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 10:30PM
Amazing......this is even better than the last marks!!!!! seriously good stuffGrin
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
3 Sep 2012 10:53PM
Got to be mono for me .
Tibetan 4 3 England
4 Sep 2012 9:02AM
I think mono for me as the tones and detail are their own strength in this shot, could almost be a prison atmosphere! stark cold and harsh, but has a reality about it, great photo in my humble estimation, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
jdinne 13 16 England
4 Sep 2012 6:29PM
Its all been said above Darryl, V1 for me excellent.

4 3 7 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 8:42PM
Excellent processing on both shots. I'm not an expert in HDR's but V1 is my fav.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
7 Sep 2012 12:26AM
a stunning mono with perfect tones.
excellent composition, one of your very best
10 Sep 2012 10:03PM
Great composition lovely job well done
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
19 Sep 2012 10:48AM
Love both versions Darryl, this image is all about the light and the composition
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 5:13PM
A stunning shot - love the shadow of the window.
Helen SmileSmile
mugshotmyk 5 3 9 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2012 6:30PM
This is the sort of image I wished I'd taken myself - the lighting, the tones, the position of the old chair in the light of the window suggesting some kind of interrogation of yesteryear. An image full of narrative possibilities and oh, dear, how I wished it were mine.
7 Mar 2015 7:23PM
Great photo. I prefer the mono as I think it suits the subject matter better. The light coming through the window is ideal for the chair position.

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