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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
23 Apr 2013 7:55AM
Well played around with Helen, this is excellent. Carol

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johnke 5 223 15
23 Apr 2013 7:57AM
A super image Helen , mono does the trick ..John
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 7:57AM
wonderful light and shadows helen love the comp as it is a cracker nice one Wink
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
23 Apr 2013 8:02AM
Stunning and great image and it work so well in B&W,
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 8:09AM
I also like this version Helen.

23 Apr 2013 8:31AM
I like this composition, with the vertical and horizontal lines. Superb use of light.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
23 Apr 2013 8:42AM
Looking good in mono too Helen !! Lovely image indeed Smile
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 8:43AM
Thanks everyone for your comments SmileSmile
23 Apr 2013 9:32AM
Can't decide between this and the colour version, like them both.

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 9:37AM
Thanks Richard Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1911 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 9:43AM
Yes, this works much better for me - the tighter crop avoids messiness along the upper parts of the trees, and b&w concentrates attention on the lines, vertical and horizontal. Very good. I've just given my UA, otherwise this would have got it.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 9:56AM
I'm so pleased you liked my suggestion, Helen (and thank you for the p.m. and the mention Smile)
Comparing the two versions I am surprised by the extent to which this one enhances the presence of the shadows, especially those falling on the path.
It seems odd to see the trees half pollarded; the shapes particularly in the shadows verge on the sinister. Much better treatment (for the trees) I suspect than we see in France where the growth is often cut back quite viciously every autumn....
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 10:02AM
The crop and format works so very adding a more balanced composition which for me personally is so much better on the eye.

Regards Nathan
8 10 10 England
23 Apr 2013 10:22AM
Mono working very well and like the idea of cropping the v of sky out, this would really concentrate the eye on the shadows. Just had another peep at the colour version - I like that too.Smile
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
23 Apr 2013 10:45AM
The mono works well
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
23 Apr 2013 10:45AM
Excellent composition and format Helen, plus great shadows. Works well in B&W.
23 Apr 2013 11:01AM
Wonderfully composed with great shadows. Makes a fine mono image
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
23 Apr 2013 11:02AM
I tend to prefer colour, but agree with Bill, and as well a tighter crop, it seems to have more impact in mono Wink
Trev Smile
Herge88 11 40 4 England
23 Apr 2013 11:51AM
Again its the symmetry I like and if anything the mono works better.

Best Matt
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
23 Apr 2013 12:44PM
This works so much better in mono. I like your crop, but I wouldn't take it down any further. Nice work!
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 1:46PM
Magic number 30!
I liked it in colour... I'm loving it in B&W!
A fabulous image! Grin
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 1:53PM
I must admit to being torn between the two, both work!
cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 4:24PM
Think the mono has just the edge well done again

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
23 Apr 2013 4:43PM
Two of the crops i came up with in my play Smile, 1. taking off the top of both trees and 2. cropping out all the sky... never thought to do it in mono though. A lot better balance to this one.

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
23 Apr 2013 6:31PM
Works equally well in both versions. - gary
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 7:49PM
Mono works well here and you have captured some great shadows
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
23 Apr 2013 8:29PM
Prefer this mono too Helen - I like the rows of shadows and it is better cropped.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 8:33PM
Many thanks everyone for your comments and in particular to Bill for his User Award SmileSmile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 9:17PM
I like this version a lot more, Helen.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 10:59PM
The emphasis is now more clearly on those shadows.
The path between the trees becomes more interesting in mono.
Source 7
23 Apr 2013 11:13PM
Superb capture and observation
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 7:11AM
Thanks Pamela, Kate and Source SmileSmileSmile

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