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Winkworth Arboritum

By Lillian  
As you know not my usual category of nature
But love to try photographing anything of beauty!

My way of giving back to take a group from U3A out
for a session to ''play'' around with our cameras and hopefully give them
any tips I have while enjoying ourselves

This was taken at Winkworth Arboritum during a fantastic show of azaleas and bluebells
Bob also joined us for the day..hope you had a good birthday yesterday Bob!

V2 the original as have put a soft filter on this

Thanks Ronnie and Moira for your User Awards on my Axis Deer yesterday


Tags: General Seat Flowers and plants Steps Winkworth arboretum Landscape and travel Azaleas

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Mrsbass 8 2 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 7:34AM
This is a gorgeous image Lillian and I do like the dreamy quality the soft filter gives to v1 - it looks like a beautiful place to visit. Have a great day.
30 May 2013 7:34AM
A beautiful image Lillian. Love the colours. V2 looked gorgeous but whatever you've done to V1 makes it look quite magical GrinGrinGrin

sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 7:45AM
HarrietH Plus
10 303 Portugal
30 May 2013 7:47AM
I prefer V2, I am not a great fan of filters but they are both beautiful.

Nigeve1 7 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 7:49AM
Beautiful image, treatment of V1 really adds to it.
Trev_B 14 151 68 England
30 May 2013 7:50AM
Two gorgeous images Lillian, I like the dream like effect in V1 so if I could vote for it I wouldWink .

widtink 8 406 2 Scotland
30 May 2013 7:51AM
Yeah V1 adds a dreamy quality . Nice work Lillian Smile

fentiger 19 920 24 England
30 May 2013 7:57AM
Your manipulation of No. 1 just gives it the edge over No. 2.

Caziwinkles 8 3 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 7:57AM
Very nice Lillian - V1 looks almost like a painting - beautiful colours in the azaleas.
Great minds again this morning eh?! Lol!! Wink

30 May 2013 7:57AM
V2 for me Lillian, beautiful image,
rontear Plus
17 23 9 England
30 May 2013 8:00AM
Stairway to colour !!!! Lillian.
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 8:02AM
Love them both but itching to do a modification that would give you a third version.
Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
30 May 2013 8:10AM
I love the softer look Lillian - an amazingly beautiful place Smile
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 8:28AM
Two beautiful images Lillian,

johnke Plus
8 223 16 England
30 May 2013 8:32AM
Beautiful Images these are Lillian, superb...John
bobsblues 11 10 2 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 8:43AM
Like the softer look of V1 Lillian both great images.SmileSmileSmile
Ayoob 9 Australia
30 May 2013 8:43AM
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
30 May 2013 8:52AM
These are Gorgeous,I'd love to sit on that empty bench SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
ugly Plus
12 9 57 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 8:56AM
Another very nice image..

barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 8:56AM
like both images .. great comp
but prefer V2 today
Fogey Plus
8 98 13 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 9:05AM
I also prefer the filtered image.

However, the dreamy effect you seek has, to my eye, been at the expense of the image as a whole. Have you considered gradating the blur as the eye travels into the picture - just to get a 3-D effect?

The mod I have posted gives an idea of what I mean. Created a layer with quite a heavy blur. Created a mask and painted out the blur starting at 75% opacity of the paintbrush for the foreground, gradating the opacity as the eye travelled further into the frame.
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
30 May 2013 9:17AM
I remember being there in 2006 about this time of the year.....such a beautiful place, and you have captured the essence of it's beauty so well in this balanced shot, Lillian: like both interpretations equally.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.6k 158 England
30 May 2013 9:38AM
A lovely soft ethereal look to v1, Lillian.

SlowSong Plus
12 9.5k 30 England
30 May 2013 9:48AM
I like the diffused version. Smile
helenlinda Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 9:52AM
I love the soft feel to v1 Lillian SmileSmile
Bravdo 13 17 2 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 10:01AM
Two great shots v1 for me just has it for me.

30 May 2013 10:22AM
I love both versions of this image, Lillian.
I particularly like V1 and the use of the soft filter.

Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 11:05AM
Thanks for the Mods really appreciate your time
and to you all for commenting
boov Plus
8 2 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 11:06AM
Super images
ColleenA Plus
8 471 7 Australia
30 May 2013 11:36AM

Quote:A beautiful image Lillian. Love the colours. V2 looked gorgeous but whatever you've done to V1 makes it look quite magical GrinGrinGrin


Such a beautiful place you have captured it superbly
achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
30 May 2013 11:43AM
Two excellent processes Lillian, I do like the dream effect of V1.


Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 11:45AM
2 great images Lillian, Like both images. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
30 May 2013 12:55PM
Both very beautiful images Lillian. So great to see the difference when using the soft filter.........Sandy
danbrann 16 640 17
30 May 2013 1:58PM
Good use of that filter to soften it.
11 10 10 England
30 May 2013 2:42PM
The original is quite beautiful but the use of the filter enhances the image.
EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
30 May 2013 2:47PM
Both work well with V2 just getting into 1st place for me. Looks a wonderful place for a visit at this time of year especially. My idea of heaven!

Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 3:11PM
An absolutely beautiful image - my preference is for the original in V2
simply for the vibrancy of the colour although the effect created with the filter is
lovely too.
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
30 May 2013 4:44PM
Gorgeous colours Lillian.
I can envisage a romantic walk through here,
hand in hand with my wife.
(Oh dear,the drugs must still be having an effect on me !!)
Mike_Smith Plus
13 722 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 5:15PM
Beautiful scene here Lillian i had to put my glasses on to look for a creature or animal lol. V2 all day long for me
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
30 May 2013 5:16PM
A very beautiful scene, Lillian, and think the soft, dreamy effect in V1 suits it, and has to be my fave of the two Wink
Trev Smile
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 5:18PM
What a beautiful display of colours and textures, a gorgeous walk by the look of it!
capto Plus
8 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 6:47PM
What a beautiful place, I think I'd like a compromise between the two, keeping the seat and steps clear. But I would be pleased with either of these lovely shots.Smile

SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 8:54PM
These 2 shots are beautiful and would look good on my wall. SmileSmile
moiral 10 12 Scotland
30 May 2013 9:41PM
Do like the effect of the filter - gives a lovely soft look. Some lovely colours inthose plants. Moira
sable 12 9 7 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 9:43PM
Two excellent versions of a beautiful image V1 is my choice I love the overall softness that the filter gives to the colours xx
30 May 2013 9:58PM
Both great shots and I cannot choose between them Lillian. Cathy
annettep38 9 220 42 Luxembourg
30 May 2013 11:37PM
love it.. but without the filter it is even better.
I have googled u3a I thought it was a UK post code Smile
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
31 May 2013 8:35AM
EXCELLENT! And with green to blend it all! Grin
That's my kind of pathway!
BarbaraR 14 940 1 England
31 May 2013 11:32AM
Such a beautiful shot.
I like all versions, sharp, soft and selective !

Jenny-D 11 1 United Kingdom
31 May 2013 9:18PM
Gorgeous image.

Jenny Smile
6 Jun 2013 10:10AM
very pleasing Lillian

Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
15 Jun 2013 5:02PM
Another fine image from this beautiful location, I must say the effect you've applied in v1 has worked rather well
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 6:50PM
Thanks everyone...and a great lot of mods

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