Natural selection

By mrswoolybill
Another reflection from St Tropez harbour, but this is quite different to the others. Itís a reflection of a black and white boat, a natural mono - but with the rather nice red detail, a life-belt I think. So - natural selective colouring.
So which works better this time - the full frame or the square crop?
Thanks for looking,

Tags: General Specialist and abstract

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17 Aug 2009 7:55AM
Wonderful natural abstract, and I love the splash of red, definitely V2 for me.


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zebraboy 13 197 Australia
17 Aug 2009 7:57AM
Two well presented wet works. M
17 Aug 2009 8:00AM
Great stuff!!
Full frame for me without second thought
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
17 Aug 2009 8:06AM
A well observed and composed abstract. Without doubt the square format wins it for me.

17 Aug 2009 8:10AM
v2 for me too great abstracts
17 Aug 2009 8:15AM
I love reflections and the red makes these even more special.
ChristineL 12 39 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 8:15AM
I like them both, but I think the cropped V2 has more impact.
Lovely pattern shots,
mikbee Plus
10 3 8 Scotland
17 Aug 2009 8:22AM
Certainly unusual Moira,a natural mono reflection.
And the red is such an ideal addition.Full frame for me.
But as I do prefer the landscape format,I would give this a 90 degree anti clockwise flip !!
17 Aug 2009 8:28AM
beautiful capture.
RobboB Plus
11 128 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 8:29AM
I like them both but the square crop makes for a powerful abstract image.
SueEley Plus
11 279 96 Wales
17 Aug 2009 8:47AM
Love the broken up patterns and reflections but prefer version two - more satisfying and balanced for me.
Wow. v2.
imagio Plus
11 12 1 England
17 Aug 2009 8:56AM
Excellent v 2 for me Moira

Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
17 Aug 2009 9:04AM
Like the reflections and patterns they are making Moria - going against the trend this morning as my preference is version 1.
Regards Richard.
JBA Plus
9 341 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 9:06AM
That's nice. I just prefer v1 for the nice darks at the bottom, but that tiny bit of black at the top bugs me. Well seen. I even like the selective colour, which normally I don't Wink
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
17 Aug 2009 9:14AM
V.1 works best for me, Moira, a terrific abstract, and the small show of red makes it just that much more special. Carol
baclark Plus
8 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 9:26AM
V2 square crop for me, goes right into the abstract. Excellent
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
17 Aug 2009 9:41AM
I don't usually look beyond V1 but as I am intio square crops and you asked the question I had a look and I must say I prefer the square crop.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1851 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 9:51AM
Thanks to everyone who has called in on a grey Monday morning (well it's grey here). Just done the five-bar gates and V2 is winning 12:5. In principle I like square as a format for abstracts, it seems punchier, but I didn't want to lose either the red or the detail at the bottom of the full frame. So full frame went as V1.
JBA I see what you mean about that black bit, I remember cropping it out of V2 because it seemed more intrusive there...
17 Aug 2009 10:02AM
The grey matter has kicked in Moira with two beautiful abstracts, love the liquidity of the images, French reflections? fine captures, Adrian
BarryC123 Plus
9 43 25 Ireland
17 Aug 2009 10:05AM
A lovely abstract indeed.
And V2 for me too - the engine or whatever it is in the bottom of V1 takes away from the abstractiness * of the idea.

* I made a word !
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 10:10AM
the square crop for me it seems to suit best - great image
jaktis Plus
14 84 Sweden
17 Aug 2009 10:20AM
I like V2 the most with itīs stronger contrast and more punch

17 Aug 2009 10:22AM
Great observation Moira V2 for me as well, I'm in Blyth next week for 10 days visiting the wife's family.

17 Aug 2009 10:32AM
Fantastic. Love this one.
sable Plus
9 9 7 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 11:27AM
Two very interesting images I prefer v2 - Elizabeth
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 11:29AM
Lovely reflections. Super images
Marilyn x
Joline Plus
11 29 53 United States
17 Aug 2009 12:09PM
v2 by a hair. What a fantastic natural abstract! One of your recent best!
17 Aug 2009 12:57PM
Excellent abstract Moira, V2 for me.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
17 Aug 2009 1:15PM
For some reason-- v2 seems to work better-- I think , maybe, because it is less for the eye to gather, more amd more prominent details surface effortlessly!
I love this abstract!
Mynett Plus
9 142 6 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 1:41PM
like both formats on this attractive shot - very interesting shapes and patterns.

EAS Plus
8 1 13 Scotland
17 Aug 2009 1:53PM
I really love both, but since you are asking, suppose it has to be V2. V1 is actually the image which draws me most, but I noticed the grey section at the top and that engine thing at the bottom, both of which I wasn't so happy about, otherwise I'd have gone for it as I actually prefer the format.

Hoffy Plus
13 262 16 England
17 Aug 2009 2:53PM
I like the composition of V2
paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 3:11PM
I do like V2 gives a tighter comp Moira.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.2k 30 England
17 Aug 2009 4:02PM
V2 for me. Love the squares. No waste.
17 Aug 2009 4:25PM
interesting had me looking for a whileSmile
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 4:28PM
The splash of colour works really well.
Herge88 Plus
10 40 4 England
17 Aug 2009 4:53PM
I thought this was a close up of a Fresian cowSmile very eye catching and effective.

Best Matt
Excellent abstract and I like the isolated colour.
17 Aug 2009 5:43PM
Ineresting abstract, the square crop wins for me, but I cannot work out why.
ChasD Plus
8 4 2 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 5:51PM
Wonderful abstract pattern. The splash of colour certainly takes the eye.
My own preference is for version 1 because I like the the longer lead from the bottom right to the colour near top left. Thank you for your mod on my gallery. Charles.
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
17 Aug 2009 6:28PM
V2 works best for me, you have such sharp eyes to spot things others wouldn't see
TyChee Plus
13 275 1 United States
17 Aug 2009 6:32PM
Wonderful abstract work. V2 for me.
Norma Plus
12 5 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 6:53PM
I prefer V1 Moira, the comp. seems to work better,but the splash of red makes both

Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
17 Aug 2009 7:03PM
They have a very Lowery'esk feel and the effect makes them stand out.

glyndwr Plus
10 66 10 Wales
17 Aug 2009 7:33PM
Square crop for me Moira, a cosier feel.

17 Aug 2009 7:51PM
It's the splash of red that does it Moira, and splashed in just the right place.

John Smile
17 Aug 2009 7:58PM
Square crop for me Moira...lovely abstract.
Lucy Smile
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
17 Aug 2009 8:09PM
right up my natural abstracts

excellent work

17 Aug 2009 8:33PM
Superb reflections.....
gingerdelight Plus
11 298 11 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 11:55PM
Wonderfully abstract studies
x Carol x
18 Aug 2009 1:32PM
Interesting and attractive abstracts.
davewaine Plus
10 141 3 England
18 Aug 2009 3:20PM
I like this one, Moira. Nice abstract. I didn't know you'd been to St. Tropez. Must have been quite a tour of France.
samsalt 9 24 1 England
18 Aug 2009 4:00PM
I like !
SandraKay Plus
10 233 4 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2009 4:09PM
V1 for me - with the more diagonal look to it.

Quote:I thought this was a close up of a Fresian cow very eye catching and effective.

Ha ha! Couldn't agree more.

nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
18 Aug 2009 7:49PM
It has to be the square crop for me, love the detail and the wobbles on the water

kinfatric Plus
13 550 9 Scotland
19 Aug 2009 5:10PM
these are both terrific
tigertimb Plus
10 40 66 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2009 8:42PM
Excellent wobbles Moira and a great splash of colour. #2 for me for cropping everything away except the wibbles Smile
Rach1970 Plus
9 14 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2009 9:50AM
Interesting image Moira. For me the full frame works best.

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