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I Want To Break Free....

By Jasper87  
Title courtesy of Queen... hope you're all singing along now Smile

This is my attempt at getting arty farty with one of the sculptures in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

f13, 1/640s, Iso 400, no tripod, a soft contrast filter applied in processing along with the usual 'straighten/crop/sharpen'.

*********v2 is purely to show the sculpture in its entirety, it's not really of any photographic value apart from reference ******.
v1 is the view from the end of one of these cylinders. There is a square (ish) crop but it loses too much from behind for me.


Tags: Yorkshire sculpture park Flowers and plants Buttercups but no daisies

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 7:04AM
belting colour wonderful detail dave v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink

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Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 7:08AM
Amazing colour and detail Dave - like it!
And...yes got that song in my head now! Wink

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
9 Jul 2013 7:20AM
No, not singing........bad enough at any time, but at this hour of the day, a big no no!!!!!.
Very artistic image from you today, Dave, but it works very nicely for me with that one buttercup in focus only.
9 Jul 2013 7:34AM
Clever idea, well spotted. Nice one Dave. Sold that bloody tripod yet?
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
9 Jul 2013 7:45AM
Love V.1, Dave, but the 'sculptures' in V.2 do nothing for me at all, sorry Sad Carol
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 7:46AM
Clever title, combined with a belting image equates to something very good Dave.

Just one question though, "What on earth are the cylindrical objects in the field?

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
9 Jul 2013 7:47AM
They say that Nicaragua is now providing asylum to all comers ...WinkLol
Well spotted, Dave!Smile
Regards Valery
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 7:52AM
V1 for me..
Nice to see the over all image..

9 Jul 2013 8:05AM
I like v1 - the subject not immediately obvious but when seen puts the whole into perspective. Lovely. Not easy to type with a kitten intent on running over the keyboard!!
9 Jul 2013 8:15AM
V1 for me Dave, great use of dof,
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
9 Jul 2013 8:15AM
Funny folk from Yorkshire.............and they make funny things............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
No 2 is a rich coloured landscape with good shapes. Well done Dave.
8 10 10 England
9 Jul 2013 8:36AM
Was surprised when I looked at V2 - I thought this was a trellis that the wild flowers had claimed for their own.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 8:40AM
v1 is wonderful
cant believe they are still there
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 8:51AM
Two great images, V1 is superb.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 8:59AM
Good to see you working with shallow dof, Dave. Knew you would get there in the end!
Excellent idea, thinking out of the box, or in this case out of the cage. The induced tartan background is rather fun!
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 151 16 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 9:01AM
V1 for me Dave, a great image, and a very apt title.Smile

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 9:14AM
Version 1 is brilliant Dave.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1912 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 9:26AM
How wonderful! I love the formality, though I do wish you had included the next vertical line on the right to complete the frame.
We haven't been there for a while, I sense a return trip coming on very soon.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 9:38AM
excellent composition and colours in both version.
9 Jul 2013 10:10AM
Now there's a tune that'll be in my head all day, Dave!!
I like the crop in V1 and the inclusion of the lowest horizontal just above the bottom of the picture.
V1 is my definite favourite.

9 Jul 2013 10:12AM
V1 for me good idea with the title however time to get back in the box TongueTongueWink

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 10:29AM
Pretty clever Dave using those 'bales' in an unusual way.
I love your little escapee - so well manipulated, it looks natural!
Are there more to come?
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 11:09AM
Now you've joined the ARTY FARTY society! you big Jessie, you're a Yorkshireman GrinGrinGrinGrin

Brilliant composition, it has tenderness imprisoned in steel [I presume from Sheffield of course], it has colour, light and beauty, why would you not want to be a big Jessie when you can produce images like this.............. I love it!!!!

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
9 Jul 2013 11:39AM
Great composition in v1
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 12:02PM
V1 is outstanding, absolutely love it

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 12:30PM
Funny Dave..... No... I dont mean you are funnyWink...... I was going to add a Queen song to my image today, but forgot to do itBlushBlush.
You have done a great job Dave!
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
9 Jul 2013 12:47PM
Love the repeated squares on the fore and background. A lovely image, and it is nice to know what it is all about.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
9 Jul 2013 1:07PM
looks like a place to revisit--- lots of opportunity there--- I like you choice of focus and crop!
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 1:30PM
Well, if you can't be arty fatty at a sculpture park, where can you.

Great work maestro. I really must make the effort and drive there, it's not far.
User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 1:47PM
Two great images Dave, but 'sculptures' i thought they were some kind of new bailing device.
Regards, Alf.
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
9 Jul 2013 2:56PM
Just gettin the hoover oot and sussys on Dave BlushBlushBlushBlush Nice pic btw

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
9 Jul 2013 3:34PM
What a result to get V1 from V2. I wouldn't have thought it possible.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
9 Jul 2013 3:39PM
Good to see the wider view and also the close in one too Dave.
Not the easiest subject to get an art image from but this is a good attempt
Regards Richard
saltireblue Plus
7 7.9k 33 Norway
9 Jul 2013 4:22PM
Nowt wrong with getting arty, Jason, but I think we can do without the farty bitGrin

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 4:24PM
First thought on seeing v2 was that the farmers are using a new baling machine, that not only ties them up, but also wraps them in fencing. So arty farty AND using layers WinkWink
Not seen a Yorkshire tartan before though Wink
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
9 Jul 2013 4:26PM
Freedom is frightening

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
9 Jul 2013 4:26PM
Seems to be a day for song titles - I've just viewed 'You keep me hanging on', and now there's 'I want to break free'! Smile
I like your arty farty shot in V1, makes a great abstract Wink
Trev Smile
CHRISB911 12 54 1
9 Jul 2013 4:39PM
nice work dave
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 4:42PM
Great pair. The second has good composition and the first a good title. Like the idea of the buttercup leaning out (they usually dont have much problem spreading-especially on my lawn). Paul
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
9 Jul 2013 4:44PM
Great comp. and perfect use of DOF. Nicely seen, Dave.
capto Plus
6 5.1k 8 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 6:08PM
An interesting concept, the rather sad single buttercup yearning for freedom. Quite emotional.Smile

Thanks for your comment on the Power Station. I only ever process in camera raw and photoshop. My usual method is to use the channel adjustments and finer tweaks with dodge & burn, often adding a grad filter on the sky.

User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 6:59PM
Arty farty works very well, great image
richmowil Plus
9 334 2 England
9 Jul 2013 7:06PM
Its all been said above!! Excellent image from an unusual source!!
All the above, great DOF, nicely presented showing two aspects.. Like the lone buttercup tryingbto break free. ouch Wink
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 9:26PM
Has to be V1 for me Dave
a great shot so well cropped to show off perfectly
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 6:27AM
It makes a magnificent image! Couldn't have done this in Finsbury Park! Grin
PS - You chose the perfect title!
10 Jul 2013 7:38AM
I like your imprisoned buttercups! (They have been amazing this year. )I love the sculpture image too sort of makes me think of hair curlers in a field !What would permed grass look like ! GWink (off to work and away to protect more trees today !)
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
10 Jul 2013 2:26PM
I think your photograph is more arty than the sculpture! Smile Beautifully seen and taken Dave.
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 4:07PM
Nicely abstract and patterned though perhaps a bit too soft for comfort (no pun intended) and the sharpest bloom is very lateral on the left which unbalances the symmetrical grid of metal. I forsee lots more potential in this kind of shot now you have your eye in! I like your inclusion of the contextual V2, it's quite a surreal location. Smile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
10 Jul 2013 5:48PM
Good eyes, Dave, and very artistically shot and processed. The sculpture looks like a bunch of lobster pots Grin Well...buttercup pots.

And yes...Freddie is wailing in my head now...

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 7:43PM
Hi ,Dave you have a wonderful eye for detail and creativity, really nice work.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
10 Jul 2013 8:20PM
SmileGreat setSmile
xwang 8 56 8
10 Jul 2013 8:21PM
Work well.. yes, you have broken free..Grin
10 Jul 2013 9:01PM
Very Arty FartyWinkWink Dave,beautifully taken..Lin
10 Jul 2013 9:01PM
V1 for me too Dave, wonderful image Smile
sable 9 9 7 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 9:12PM
Very apt title (RIP Freddie) two super images V1 is my favourite - Elizabeth xx

p.s. love the one buttercup in focus reaching out beyond the mesh xx
10 Jul 2013 11:02PM
Cracking shots Dave it tells a story
Potra 4 Venezuela
17 Jul 2013 12:37PM
There must be something about yellow little flowers, there are some in Venezuela getting through a fence (which I called "Libertad"). I love this picture!

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