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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
23 Apr 2013 7:55AM
Well played around with Helen, this is excellent. Carol

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johnke 3 223 15
23 Apr 2013 7:57AM
A super image Helen , mono does the trick ..John
andylea 7 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 6 3 Netherlands
23 Apr 2013 8:02AM
Stunning and great image and it work so well in B&W,
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
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 4 4 South Africa
23 Apr 2013 8:42AM
Looking good in mono too Helen !! Lovely image indeed Smile
helenlinda Plus
9 344 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
9 344 22 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 9:37AM
Thanks Richard Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
9 965 1492 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
9 22 68 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....
6 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
7 9 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
23 Apr 2013 10:45AM
The mono works well
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
23 Apr 2013 10:45AM
Excellent composition and format Helen, plus great shadows. Works well in B&W.
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 11:01AM
Wonderfully composed with great shadows. Makes a fine mono image
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 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 Plus
9 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
10 27 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
5 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
6 423 3 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 1:53PM
I must admit to being torn between the two, both work!
23 Apr 2013 4:24PM
Think the mono has just the edge well done again

WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 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 Plus
8 576 13 Wales
23 Apr 2013 6:31PM
Works equally well in both versions. - gary
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 7:49PM
Mono works well here and you have captured some great shadows
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 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
9 344 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
10 964 1830 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 9:17PM
I like this version a lot more, Helen.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 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 6
23 Apr 2013 11:13PM
Superb capture and observation
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 7:11AM
Thanks Pamela, Kate and Source SmileSmileSmile

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