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Crossing the park

By helenlinda
Thanks for C&C for the Dawn Michelle treatment pictures. I will take a break from them now, but have more to come.
Something I've not tried before. I wasn't sure how to put it together as generally people "read" a picture from left to right , so she has arrived before she set out! However, she is walking from right to left. So this the wrong way round?

I took this in the fog and frost, a few minutes after my crocus image on 25.2.08. So no blue sky, and I don't want one as it would completely change the feel of this isolated figure moving silently across the empty park.

In some ways its almost mono, but the frost effect would be lost without the hint of green.

I welcome your comments as I would like to improve on this and try it on another occassion too.

Thanks for looking

I'm adding a flipped version this evening along with a mono onee.
Its interesting looking at the flipped version, because I KNOW its wrong!!! You just can't cross the park this way!! However if I look at it and forget where I took the photo its a different story!
Thanks for these suggestions.

Tags: Panoramic view Portraits and people Muntz park Feb 08 Fog and frost Lady crossing 4 images

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RobinF 11 83 1 England
26 Feb 2008 7:09AM
This is very clever and very original too Helen. Not sure if it's the 'wrong way round' - it works for me as it is. It's a very thought provoking sequence and seems to tell a story, which I like - very impressive.

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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
26 Feb 2008 7:13AM
An excellent presentation, Helen. I think it would work whichever way round you did it! Carol
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
26 Feb 2008 7:20AM
You could mirror the frames if you wished but I certainly feel they are alright as they are and tell a story.

bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2008 7:23AM
I like this treatment. It works well Helen Smile

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2008 7:29AM
Thanks Robin, Carol, Rock and John
Rock, thats a good idea and I may play around with that one.
26 Feb 2008 7:31AM
Nice work, I think it all works very well.
Super shots and good treatment.
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
26 Feb 2008 8:13AM
I kike the series of shots, lovely frosty scene.

26 Feb 2008 8:16AM
Nice presentation Helen,
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2008 8:43AM
Thanks Annette, Nicky and Fred
luxaeternam 10 21 1
26 Feb 2008 8:48AM
This is brilliant Helen. So brilliant I've shortlisted it!
It is a wonderful idea and the way you've presented it is excellent.
Smile Lucy
imander Plus
10 388 7 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2008 9:18AM
excellent idea and superb presentation, very original, i too reckon it would work in reverse, i think you can have lots of fun with this one,
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1851 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2008 9:21AM
Very interesting idea. I like the way the frames widen as the story progresses. For me I think it would work well if each picture was flipped so that she was walking left to right, but it would be a totally different image. It would be interesting to see for comparison...
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
26 Feb 2008 9:28AM
Agree with Moira, an interesting idea, but I would not want to flip the image, Will think on this idea....

26 Feb 2008 9:34AM
What a wonderful idea you had , & it works really well.
My eye followed the larger image to the smaller one, so didn't have a problem.
Happy Birthday, hope it's a good one.
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2008 9:41AM
Very enjoyable and original image. 100% agree about the sky (it only affects two of the four frames anyway); I think it might work in mono, but that is almost by the way. My first viewing was like Hilary's; then I read your description; now I can treat it like one of these mouseover thingies and look from right to left, then return to the right, so the lady is walking into the scene then exiting in reverse gear!
Super work.
26 Feb 2008 9:49AM
Hi Helen,
Sorry for the mistaken Birthday wishes.
Not got my my thinking cap on yet, I got the wrong Helen.
Have a good day all the same.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2008 9:54AM
Thanks Ian, Hilary, Jenn and Bill.
No its not my birthday, but it was only a couple of weeks ago, so I don't mind the belated wishes!
Bill I hope in reverse gear she walks slowly, not like rewinding the video!!
mikbee Plus
10 3 8 Scotland
26 Feb 2008 10:14AM
Agree with Moira.Think it would be ''easier'' on the eye left to right.But that is my eye,not anyone elses!!! Try it and see Helen?
User_Removed Junior Member 11 16 England
26 Feb 2008 11:01AM
Innovative idea for a sequel of images. Great result!
foggytwo Plus
14 36 1 Scotland
26 Feb 2008 12:03PM
A super set of shots Helen,I hope you dont mind me saying but I think they would look great in reverse order.You have certainly caught that "cold" morning feeling in this one.
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
26 Feb 2008 12:07PM
good shots & clever presentation : you have to "read" them the opposite of normal, and it shortens in a very pleasant way...
26 Feb 2008 12:11PM
I like what you did here.. well done.
26 Feb 2008 1:28PM
different but i like it very much
AnneWorner Plus
10 620 43 United States
26 Feb 2008 1:37PM
Super idea - nicely presented. I do think I would like to see the image mirrored. In PaintShopPro there is a button for mirroring and voila Smile This should work well in mono also.
proz 13 205 United States
26 Feb 2008 1:53PM
too cool, love the way you presented this, super.
26 Feb 2008 3:05PM
clever idea that works really what you did here..
dianah Plus
11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2008 4:55PM
I think I need to pay you a visit seem to have learnt so much..or maybe you knew it anyway. I love the way you ring the changes..your portfolio is so interesting.
alwolf Plus
10 341 3 England
26 Feb 2008 6:14PM
Excellent work,well thought out and captured.
SKavanagh Plus
10 312 5 England
26 Feb 2008 8:43PM
Superb compilation Helen
26 Feb 2008 11:05PM
It looks fine to me and I like the treatment you have done. Great work.
Well presented
User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2008 12:58PM
I do like the way you've presented this it tell a story and leaves you thinking

27 Feb 2008 1:51PM
Very well done!!!
27 Feb 2008 6:04PM
Superb work

Hop-A-Long Plus
10 52 1 England
27 Feb 2008 8:58PM
Interesting image. Nicely presented. #3 in mono is great.

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