Derwent Reeds

By mrswoolybill
This was taken a couple of weeks ago during a walk by the River Derwent it was for the reality? group's February theme delicate. I'm rather fond of it.
V2 and V3 playing around with toning...
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Black and white Specialist and abstract

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CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
2 Mar 2012 8:37AM
V.3 for me, Moira, a simple but very pleasing abstracty image. Carol

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franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
2 Mar 2012 8:54AM
They all work well; if I had to chose it would be version 1 Moira.

2 Mar 2012 8:57AM
I really like all the lines that make up this image Moira.
It is difficult to choose a version, they all work.
Ok, Im going for the stronger toning of V2.

luceombra 5 27 5 Italy
2 Mar 2012 8:57AM
This is a magnificent, simple and clean shot. I can not decide between V2 and V3
V3 for me, stands out more than the others, they all work but we all have our fav. you now know mine.
good capture well spotted.

2 Mar 2012 9:15AM
V1 rings the bells for me
mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1500 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2012 9:22AM
Thanks everyone and good morning.
V3 is in the lead by a whisker. The tonal variations are all done with Photoshop Elements >Colour Variations, but after the basic toning I desaturate by 40%. I like the effect.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
2 Mar 2012 10:20AM
The rebel!
A nice selection of tones. I think I'll pick V1 as fave, but only by a whisker. They all look good.
RobboB Plus
9 112 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2012 11:01AM
Really like this Moira. Particularly use of depth of field. Works well in mono too
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2012 11:45AM
v2 for me Moira.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
2 Mar 2012 1:16PM
V2 pleases me most!
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
2 Mar 2012 1:24PM
Quite like the blue toning here Moira.

Best Matt
LexEquine 10 19 United States
2 Mar 2012 2:09PM
'The v3 monochrome, 'with the slight blue-green toning,' is my favorite Image,' today, Moira~

Have a great Weekend,...'o'er the Pond'~

~ Peter
jonwebber 8 4 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2012 2:12PM
V1, you are rightly fond of it.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
2 Mar 2012 2:23PM
Great use of depth of field here, Moira, nicely toned in V2 & V3, but think V1 has to be my fave Wink
Trev Smile
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
2 Mar 2012 2:33PM
Like the simplicity to these ones Moira.
Think the cool blue tone to V3 works rather well.
Perhaps it is because it has a bit of ''colour'' to it !!
ChiliMan 10 135 17 Singapore
2 Mar 2012 2:50PM
For me, the tone in V2 is the one, Moira. But that's just me. Don't reed too much into it...hohoho...

(ahem...sorry about that)

2 Mar 2012 2:55PM
think i prefer toning in #2...
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
2 Mar 2012 3:05PM
I think V1 .............Sandy
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
2 Mar 2012 3:14PM
V1 without a doubt. To me the image is made into a photograph by that one strand of diagonal grass. It Reads Well.
saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
2 Mar 2012 3:46PM
A rising diagonal in a positive direction, Moira.
V2 gets the nod, a subtle understated colour variation.

imagio 10 12 1 England
2 Mar 2012 4:04PM
excellent trio Moira..Its good to play..
Phil_L 7 19 1 Wales
2 Mar 2012 4:50PM
V2 appears best fit for me.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2012 5:18PM
I like it too, V2 for me.
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
2 Mar 2012 6:22PM

Quote:They all work well; if I had to chose it would be version 1 Moira.


Same with me.
2 Mar 2012 6:57PM
Got to say Moira, V2 is the one that does it for me Smile

tony64 12 204 9 England
2 Mar 2012 8:57PM
V2 for me Moira!
2 Mar 2012 9:28PM
Clever in its natural simplicity Moira - for me #1 appeals most.

pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2012 10:40PM
Nice mono shot Moira, the roof thatchers dream, nice detail.. Peter
The subtle grey green in V2 wins for me Moira, they are all very good indeed with that wonderful diagonal strand of the reed grass. The sort of image that cries out for a large print.
The toning adds a certain natural quality to the monochrome conversion. Tremendous work.

bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
4 Mar 2012 9:53AM
love the simplicity and the mono treatment- excellent
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
4 Mar 2012 11:01PM
I'm a bit odd, I love v3, it has that fitting late winter tone. A fine series
frz67 7 10 32 Italy
6 Mar 2012 9:23PM
v2 for me Moira, love the warm tones and the light.

Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
7 Mar 2012 10:24PM
I can reed Andrew like a book, I knew he'd come up with a classic one liner a la Tim Vine!Wink

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