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ColleenA Plus
5 350 5 Australia
29 Jul 2013 4:40AM
Morning herman, another glorious day in Helsinki....2 superb images...our country sure is beautiful, i do miss it, love the cropped version od V1, great captures...have a nice week, we are off to Estonia todayGrinGrin

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Hi Herman, two lovely landscapes with those wonderful red pokers in the foreground. What a beautiful place you live in. The red balances off the rest very nicely.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 4:48AM
Love them both but prefer V2 by a whisker - or should that be a petal?
29 Jul 2013 4:51AM
Stunning images my vote is for first version.
Magic composition with great colour. V1 has stronger impact. Well done Herman.
29 Jul 2013 5:48AM
V2 for me Herman. A really beautiful image!!
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
29 Jul 2013 5:54AM
Two beautiful images, Herman, well composed, love that aloe in the foreground Smile Carol
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 5:57AM
A very beautiful pair of images Herman, this looks like a wonderful place to be - love the meandering river and your view point to capture it is perfect.
29 Jul 2013 6:29AM
Two beautiful images Herman!GrinGrinGrin V2 for me,the coposition is very fine! Smile ---- Jukka.
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 6:31AM
Super images Herman I would love to meander along that river.Smile
29 Jul 2013 6:43AM
I love both. A beautiful country for sure/

Andysnapper Plus
9 109 25 England
29 Jul 2013 6:45AM
Lovely landscapes Herman. Looks to be a beautiful part of the World.

dven Plus
12 25 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 6:46AM
Version 2 is my choice and it gets my award as well

cats_123 Plus
13 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
29 Jul 2013 6:57AM
V2 for me...although V1 has it's own, cool, temperate..if a photo can convey temperatures? GrinGrin
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
29 Jul 2013 7:04AM
The flowers add a delightful foreground interest to a beautiful scene ~ No. 2 gets my vote too.

29 Jul 2013 7:06AM
2 super compositions Herman, excellent foreground detail,
29 Jul 2013 7:39AM
Again I say......lucky you to have this on your doorstep
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 7:40AM
Lovely views and a super plant.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
29 Jul 2013 7:47AM

Quote:Magic composition with great colour. V1 has stronger impact. Well done Herman.
Quote: I do agree with WR, Herman. Super!

29 Jul 2013 7:52AM
Two excellent images, V1 for me.

netta1234 Plus
5 382 2 Wales
29 Jul 2013 7:59AM
Two beautiful images HermanSmile
Great scene, Herman. V1 has the edge for me with its tighter crop and more prominent f/g interest.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
29 Jul 2013 8:41AM
These vibrant alloe blooms make an excellent f/g feature here, Herman, and I like how you have composed the shot by omitting the sky.
Has wonderful depth and good detail from fore to far distance.
29 Jul 2013 8:41AM
Two beauties here Herman - the contrast between the reds and greens is fab. A lovely place to be. Smile

User_Removed 7 48 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 9:02AM
Two super images Herman, take good care of you and yours, and keep on snapping, best of luck.
Regards, Alf.
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 9:26AM
Both excellent images, Herman, can't choose a favourite. GrinGrin

richmowil Plus
9 334 2 England
29 Jul 2013 9:40AM
Great foreground detail in these fine images Herman!!
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
29 Jul 2013 9:43AM
Love V1 Herman. Your flower photos always tug at my heart strings, bringing back memories of my growing up in South Africa. We used to see aloes in all their splendour whilst driving up throught the Umkomaas Valley to the Drakensberg where we had a holiday cottage. Ann.
capto Plus
5 4.8k 8 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 9:50AM
Fantastic view with great fg interest.Smile

29 Jul 2013 10:23AM
Great comp,just love this image, well done Herman
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
29 Jul 2013 10:27AM

Quote:These vibrant alloe blooms make an excellent f/g feature here, Herman, and I like how you have composed the shot by omitting the sky.
Has wonderful depth and good detail from fore to far distance..

Perfectly put by Ronnie. v1 has the focus on the landscape and consequently more depth of field. v2 has focussed on the flowers with the landscape behind becoming softer.

Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 10:30AM
Tish is cracker jack image Herman; those flowering Aloe just lording it over that spectacular view. The contrast of the flowers almost gives it a 3D effect; I am liking this................

Milk Herman? that's for coffee!

29 Jul 2013 10:31AM
Two beautiful images Herman, excellent composition and so beautifully captured

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 149 16 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 10:36AM
2 super images Herman, like the inclusion of the AloeSmile

Joline Plus
11 29 53 United States
29 Jul 2013 11:05AM
Nice to see images of your landscape. I favor v2 for it's broad view. Lovely.
lonely_oryx Plus
10 61 55 England
29 Jul 2013 11:33AM
Excellent composition and landscape
29 Jul 2013 12:11PM
fine composition with great f/g interest

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 12:29PM
Two beautiful captures, love the colour of the plants Smile

paskinmj Plus
8 11 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 12:46PM
Great composition.
Wonderful images Herman love v1
mikbee Plus
10 3 8 Scotland
29 Jul 2013 1:09PM
They would make splendid pipe cleaners Herman !!
Good scenic views.
29 Jul 2013 2:35PM
lovely landscape image
29 Jul 2013 3:05PM
Un cuadro muy bien logrado..
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Jul 2013 3:20PM
A well designed image, like you fg and the long view following!
ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 3:30PM
Beautiful captures,

Ali SmileSmileSmile
JuBarney Plus
6 26 3 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 5:32PM
Two lovely shots
29 Jul 2013 6:37PM
Lovely images Herman, it's good to see some of your countryside.

8 10 10 England
29 Jul 2013 7:26PM
Liked what I saw in V1 but then V2 took over - two great landscapes Herman.
widtink Plus
5 406 2 Scotland
29 Jul 2013 7:53PM

Quote:Fine composition with great f/g interest


Well said Graham , two lovely shots Herman SmileSmile

Mike_Smith Plus
10 459 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 7:56PM
Hi Herman, two beautiful pictures today
pks Plus
13 2 England
29 Jul 2013 8:55PM
wonderful colour great shot

29 Jul 2013 9:04PM
Beautiful composition and colors Herman, great landscape, can't made my mind which one to chooseGrinGrin
29 Jul 2013 9:18PM
Two beautiful shots Herman, love them both Smile
29 Jul 2013 9:30PM
Numero uno is IMHO to die for.

two lovely captures here Herman

29 Jul 2013 10:27PM
Great shots love the foreground
29 Jul 2013 11:23PM
Lovely shots Herman. Cathy
30 Jul 2013 2:23AM
I had never seen red Aloe flowers, here in Venezuela they are yellow! What a marvel of color!
Like V2 more because it gives more of the landscape, I miss the openness of the sabana (plains).
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 6:54AM
I could sit there and look at that view all day! Wonderful scenery Herman! You lucky man! Grin
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
30 Jul 2013 3:10PM
What a beautiful view! And SO well composed with those reds in the foreground.

Thanks for the bigger picture too for wider context Smile

Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
4 Aug 2013 10:29PM
The red hot pokers add some colourful and eyecatching foreground interest
great image, good d.o.f..Roy

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