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The road not taken - again

By ellavr
Same poem as yesterday by Robert Frost.

This image is the result of a nearly unanimous response to yesterdays post.... that the crop was too tight. So here it is again. I have taken the crop to the top of the railings, but had to clone and blur the background, cos there was such a lot going on there.

I think it works, but I am not sure that I done like yesterdays one better. Please could you compare the two of them and let me know what you think, good or bad. :o)


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Voters: lobsterboy, nanpantanman, stevem and 27 more

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ellavr 18 66
27 Sep 2004 6:45AM
Don't..Not sure I don't like yesterdays one better. That is not very good English anyway, but 'done' makes me sound a bit like Homer Simpson!! :o)

27 Sep 2004 6:54AM
Had a look at yesterday's. They're both excellent but I think the tighter crop has more punch and probably looks superb larger than allowed on this site. Well seen and cptured.
ellavr 18 66
27 Sep 2004 6:55AM
Thanks Lydia, that is what I thought as well. Thanks for the validation!!! :o)

UserRemoved 18 6.2k 1
27 Sep 2004 7:07AM
Referee! This ain't fair - the choice of top of rail or side of rail! Today's bin done good but prefer full rail Smile

Gonna sit on the rail, on this one - both good √ΜΛЯΚ
ellavr 18 66
27 Sep 2004 7:13AM
Okay okay Mark, I will try for full rail. It will chanllenge my PS skills and stop me from submitting a paper, but I will do it tonight!! :o)

nanpantanman 18 24 1 England
27 Sep 2004 7:14AM
A great shot Ella. I love the reflections in the vivid red floor and the curved perspective of the railings. Click.

IMHO a combination of the two pictures including the top of the rail and the complete front of the bridge would be even better, but would be too big for EPZ file size to do it justice.

agmcbride 20 3
27 Sep 2004 7:17AM
After saying yesterday's would look better with a wider crop i now don't know their both great shots.

sugarbird 18 223 South Africa
27 Sep 2004 7:20AM
You are very good you know, superb!
collinf 20 1.2k
27 Sep 2004 7:25AM
Nice work - and yes, I prefer this. Smile

novocastria 19 102
27 Sep 2004 7:31AM
It's a difficult call, Ella. The tight crop is more dramatic and works very well at full size. This is a more 'traditional' view that probably works better in the EPZ format. The background has been nicely worked, by the way.

I like them both - it's down to personal taste as to which peole find most appealing I think.

lobsterboy Plus
19 15.0k 13 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2004 7:41AM
I preffer this - it seems to carry you over to the background a little more.

27 Sep 2004 7:59AM
I really lik eboth pics, however, personally I prefer the orig post simply because it was what you intended the pic to look like and its simpler, concentrating on the colour rather than whats going on in the back ground, but thats my personal view. Great Pic either way.


PJ x
scotpics 18 23
27 Sep 2004 9:39AM
I prefer this one - nice - and a great colour. Background looks good too though I think I can see where you cloned but maybe not. Thanks for your comments on mine!

stevem 18 238 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2004 9:48AM
Superb image Ella, like both images (this & yesterdays version).
Think this has improved on yesterdays by including the curve of the top rail & whatever youve done to the background works! The panoramic crop of yesterday never presents well with the 500 pix limit.
foggytwo 19 36 1 Scotland
27 Sep 2004 11:01AM
Good image Ella, but I agree with you about yesterdays being a better crop. Clci.
tull 19 181 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2004 11:31AM
Much better crop Ella,more in your face:Mark
billma 19 119 United States
27 Sep 2004 12:56PM
LIke both really. Nice graphic image. Lovely red colors.

I like this one much better! Brilliant shot *click*
Suey xx
nigelsharman 20 30 England
27 Sep 2004 2:29PM
Good graphic image Ella that works well, this one seems to stand out better than the other, as was said above 'more in your face' it, well done!

27 Sep 2004 3:18PM
I like this as well. As mentioned above, how about a "full rail" shot!. Click

old timer 18 55 1 Scotland
27 Sep 2004 4:46PM
Yup - I like this better, Ella, though I liked yesterday's also. The only thing I have reservations about is the windows.
27 Sep 2004 5:50PM
Oh YES, this is the one, it's superb, well done Ella 10/10 from me, love it.
UserHasLeft 19 654
27 Sep 2004 7:01PM
Well 11/10 from me. This is marvellous, Ella and I prefer it to yesterday's but as Mike said, maybe different at wall size Smile
katieb 18 255 4 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2004 7:31PM
I think it is brilliant Ella, prefer todays but also like yesterdays which I missed yesterday.
ellavr 18 66
27 Sep 2004 7:32PM
Thank you all.

Kevin, I am trying to do one with the rails and the front, hopefully tonight!!

Alistair - A true Ozzie fence sitter!! :o)

Jill, thanks very much!!

Collin and Chris thanks for your comments and votes. :o)

Alan, I cloned so much out I am not surprised that you can see them. Secrets out then, all the windows and three big pot plants, a table and an umbrella!!

Phil and Pete, thanks for agreeing with me!! You are the last ones. :o)

Thanks Mark, Bill, Suey, Nigel, Jules, Ricardo, and Mike.

Jim, I am not very happy with the windows, they were full of plants and reflections and I thought took away from the image, but seem a bit blank as they are.

To all of you, thanks very much for commenting. I will try to make a full rail, full bridge shot tonight for those of you who have asked for it. I await your comments on it. :o)

27 Sep 2004 7:41PM
I've been back and forth like a don't know what Ella!lol. On balance I think I prefer this one now, you've done a super job with the background. Both superb shots, well done.

corb100 18 6
27 Sep 2004 11:02PM
Impressive re-work on this one Ella. I have studied both and though I really like the shape of the other one (it is very nicely balanced) I find the cutting off of the railings just too much of a tease. So, I like this one more. Have you tweaked the colours? I can't really tell but it's very effective either way. Very well spotted and PS'd! Click. Tom
geegee 19 29 England
28 Sep 2004 3:17AM
Yes, I prefer this version Ella. Great composition and perspective here.
ellavr 18 66
28 Sep 2004 8:08AM
Thanks Mary, Tom and George, for your comments.

Tom, I always tweak the colours, I was looking for a really red impact here, so gave it more red as well as just the RGB levels.

There is a new one put up this morning, with both the full bridge and the full railings!! - A Bridge Too Far!!

28 Sep 2004 3:26PM
I've seen the three pictures, and for some reason I like this one more. I can't say why though. Click. Alejandro.
willbrealey 18 253
28 Sep 2004 6:28PM
This works too! In fact, I like the comp. in this one best. Shows the two fences off the best.
ellavr 18 66
28 Sep 2004 6:50PM
Thanks you Alejandro and Will. Everyone likes something different, which goes to show that you cant please everyone all the time!! :o)

JouŠo 18 56 Finland
28 Sep 2004 8:27PM
Hey, Ella!

This is cool too!


ellavr 18 66
29 Sep 2004 6:28AM
Thanks Jouko. :o)

MartinWait 19 95 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2004 7:18PM
All 3 get my click, but this gets my comment.

I like this one better because in #1 the railing was chopped and in #2 the plants put me off, but in this the front gate bit looks like it has a reflection and the rest just symmetrically blends. The windows at the back are enough out of focus to not intrude, but still create an interest.


ellavr 18 66
30 Sep 2004 8:13AM
Thanks Martin for the critique. I learnt a lot about PS doing this little series, so it has been very worth while. I liek it that people have different versions they prefer. I like bits out of all of them. thanks again.

shidee 18 9
22 Dec 2004 2:50AM
very creative gate, great shot. I like to be 30ed clicker.

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