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widtink 3 406 2 Scotland
25 Aug 2013 12:43AM
Lovely composition once again Marian Smile

Rod

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Potra 2 Venezuela
25 Aug 2013 12:46AM

Quote:Lovely composition once again Marian Smile

Rod



Thanks Rod! I realize that I like diagonals, which is great news since I was afraid I would always be a "square" person due to my professional training and, I am not! Smile
Thanks for commenting on the pictures!
M
PS: You have been quite serious lately...Sad
BlueRoom Plus
9 73 20 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2013 12:53AM
There is a harsh, commanding power to V3 which is strangely compelling, but the freshness of the colour one wins out for me today.
It is always surprising that your variations can appeal in such very different ways. I think the strength of your composition holds the key to that.

Eric
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
25 Aug 2013 1:15AM
Blue Room has said it all so well, a wonderful image, and I like the color best!
Potra 2 Venezuela
25 Aug 2013 1:17AM
Thank you Eric and Jenn. I thoroughly enjoy the reactions of the educated viewers like you.
Every time I decide my upload I cannot but think that someone will ask for the color version or the mono version, so I upload them both so everyone will have a say.
I started the edition of this image with V3, I must confess I found it unusually strong.
Love your analyses. Thank you.
M
Irishkate Plus
5 33 92 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2013 1:22AM
I'm finding V3 just too dark for me but the mono version has so many tones and when hovering the mouse over it,
I can see colours popping through but again my favourite is the colour version Marian.
You have such fun with these shapes and patterns.
KateGrinGrinGrin
Potra 2 Venezuela
25 Aug 2013 1:26AM

Quote:I'm finding V3 just too dark for me but the mono version has so many tones and when hovering the mouse over it,
I can see colours popping through but again my favourite is the colour version Marian.
You have such fun with these shapes and patterns.
KateGrinGrinGrin



Yes I do! Kate, I spend several hours looking at the image and cropping 10 different ways until I am satisfied. The whole process is like doing meditation to me.
Thanks for the comments, I am grateful for the attention you give them.
Marian
Hermanus 3 4 South Africa
25 Aug 2013 4:34AM
Three excellent versions Marian - each a beauty in their own right !
25 Aug 2013 4:56AM
My favourite is V1. It shows up the grain, splits and knots in the wood best I think......Sandy
S_Psharma 3 1 India
25 Aug 2013 5:20AM
All are beautiful v2 is my vote.
Wonderful set, Marian ! My preference is V2, I love the color contrast between the sky and the wooden constraction!
George
25 Aug 2013 6:47AM
At last you've shown that you are human, Marian.
I don't like V3 !!!!!!!!
Of course, V1 & 2 are up to your usual fabulous standard and up there with the rest of your work that I so much admire.
Great stuff.
V1 for me as I like the graininess of the wood which it brings out. V3 is too dark
For my taste great diagonals
franken Plus
13 3.8k 4 Wales
25 Aug 2013 9:02AM
The b&w ones for me - excellent!

Ken
25 Aug 2013 9:13AM
V 1 takes the winning vote for me today
I would love to see it super large in an art gallery
Simple but bold statement......
25 Aug 2013 9:57AM
V1 for me,
Alan
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2013 10:11AM
I love the diagonal perspective which you have captured whilst the monochrome really brings the image to life. Images two and three although very good sadly remain in those positions.

REgards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
25 Aug 2013 10:58AM
I like the mono versions, but the colour wins the day for me. It's wonderful!
25 Aug 2013 11:27AM
I like your diagonal captures Marian!! I canīt choose between V1 and V2. I love them both. V3 is too dark for me.
Effrossini
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2013 11:37AM
Superb set of images V1 &2 have to be my favorites, wonderful textures and tones

Hugh
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 17 10 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2013 12:22PM
A great set of images Marian, like V1 and V2 great texturesSmile


Cliff
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
25 Aug 2013 1:45PM
I like the variety with the same subject Marian.
Rende
I love the composition and value range of V1, Marian. It is a wonderful and dramatic photo......I think the color in the next is distracting, and the third is strong but is too "black", lacking the tonal range of V1.

Peter
Potra 2 Venezuela
25 Aug 2013 4:33PM

Quote:V 1 takes the winning vote for me today
I would love to see it super large in an art gallery
Simple but bold statement......



And so do I dear Barbara, I am hoping to at least get in a collective exhibition...Let's see if someone sees these images. Smile


Quote:At last you've shown that you are human, Marian.
I don't like V3 !!!!!!!!
Of course, V1 & 2 are up to your usual fabulous standard and up there with the rest of your work that I so much admire.
Great stuff.



Thanks so much Peter, I am very democratic, you may like what you want! Smile Thanks for the compliments, I appreciate them very much. Blush
Hi Marian, V1, one of your best to date. Just one very, very minor suggestion, crop down a couple of mill' and you'll loose the light spot top RH corner. Have a go at using the camera in manual exposure mode, you'll get a lot more out of it. Best regards, Si.
25 Aug 2013 9:01PM
Hi Marian...
I find the blue sky in V2 a bit distracting, but very much like the richness of colour in the wood. Not crazy about V3, perhaps you've taken it just a bit too far... it might look better on the grey background. No colour or tone has an absolute value, its value or meaning is always dependent on what other colour/tone is next to it. Perhaps, as photographers, that's something we need to bear in mind, not just in the making of an image, but also in its presentation.

V1, on the other hand, is great.Smile

Alan
Potra 2 Venezuela
25 Aug 2013 9:04PM

Quote:Hi Marian, V1, one of your best to date. Just one very, very minor suggestion, crop down a couple of mill' and you'll loose the light spot top RH corner. Have a go at using the camera in manual exposure mode, you'll get a lot more out of it. Best regards, Si.


Hola Si! I will have to learn about the manual mode on my new cameras. My little Kodak fell very very hard on a concrete bench about a month ago, and died in impact...Sad
I already bought two cameras and am waiting for them to come from the U.S. in a week or two.
Thanks for the suggestion, I thought about retouching that slit of light but didn't want to "cheat". I didn't even sharpen this one, only a bit of contrast and then applied a color filter.
M
Potra 2 Venezuela
25 Aug 2013 9:19PM

Quote:Hi Marian...
I find the blue sky in V2 a bit distracting, but very much like the richness of colour in the wood. Not crazy about V3, perhaps you've taken it just a bit too far... it might look better on the grey background. No colour or tone has an absolute value, its value or meaning is always dependent on what other colour/tone is next to it. Perhaps, as photographers, that's something we need to bear in mind, not just in the making of an image, but also in its presentation.

V1, on the other hand, is great.Smile

Alan



Alan, I was determined not to waste that image for V3, that must have happened to you sometimes, I assume. I knew it wasn't good, but I wanted feedback, and it has confirmed my judgement...It is not good! hahahahaha!

I always keep in mind what my dad always said when he taught me how to assess a good picture, "if it is all grey, it is not good, it has to have shades". All I know about photography I learned when I was 15...Just like 10 years ago, so it is still fresh in my mind. hahahahaha!
Un beso from Caracas,
M
25 Aug 2013 10:49PM
Come on, Marian, there's no way you are 25. You can't be. Not yet anyway.Wink

Dos besos from UK ( and no, no hablo espaņol GrinGrin )
25 Aug 2013 10:53PM
Another great set Marian. V1 is my favourite. Glad to make it 30 for you. Don
Potra 2 Venezuela
25 Aug 2013 11:11PM

Quote:Another great set Marian. V1 is my favourite. Glad to make it 30 for you. Don

Thank you Don!
I am slowly learning the trade and enjoying the process, the best part is that I don't have to take tests! Wink
M
27 Aug 2013 11:45PM
Great attention to detail.Like all versions and the creativity of v3
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