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,
Moira

Tags: General Specialist and abstract

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Comments


morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 7:55AM
Wonderful natural abstract, and I love the splash of red, definitely V2 for me.

Hugh

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zebraboy 12 197 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
15 916 23 England
17 Aug 2009 8:06AM
A well observed and composed abstract. Without doubt the square format wins it for me.

Albert
nefaman 11 United Kingdom
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.
Annette
ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 8:15AM
I like them both, but I think the cropped V2 has more impact.
Lovely pattern shots,
Chris.
mikbee 9 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 !!
Mick.
17 Aug 2009 8:28AM
beautiful capture.
RobboB Plus
10 119 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 8:29AM
I like them both but the square crop makes for a powerful abstract image.
SueEley 10 279 96 Wales
17 Aug 2009 8:47AM
Love the broken up patterns and reflections but prefer version two - more satisfying and balanced for me.
17 Aug 2009 8:51AM
Wow. v2.
imagio 10 12 1 England
17 Aug 2009 8:56AM
Excellent v 2 for me Moira

Bernie
Richsr 9 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 8 341 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
10 198 19 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 7 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 9:26AM
V2 square crop for me, goes right into the abstract. Excellent
Barbara
danbrann Plus
12 631 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
10 990 1516 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...
Moira
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 8 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
10 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 10:10AM
the square crop for me it seems to suit best - great image
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
17 Aug 2009 10:20AM
I like V2 the most with itīs stronger contrast and more punch

Peter
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.

Dougie.
17 Aug 2009 10:32AM
Fantastic. Love this one.
sable 8 9 7 England
17 Aug 2009 11:27AM
Two very interesting images I prefer v2 - Elizabeth
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 11:29AM
Lovely reflections. Super images
Marilyn x
Joline Plus
10 27 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.
Roy
taggart Plus
12 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!
Jennnnn
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 1:41PM
like both formats on this attractive shot - very interesting shapes and patterns.

Linda
EAS 7 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.

Ann
Hoffy Plus
12 262 16 England
17 Aug 2009 2:53PM
I like the composition of V2
paulb20 Plus
10 12 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 3:11PM
I do like V2 gives a tighter comp Moira.
Paul
SlowSong Plus
8 6.6k 29 England
17 Aug 2009 4:02PM
V2 for me. Love the squares. No waste.
Chris
wyatturp 11 2 England
17 Aug 2009 4:25PM
interesting had me looking for a whileSmile
17 Aug 2009 4:28PM
The splash of colour works really well.
Herge88 Plus
9 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
17 Aug 2009 5:00PM
Excellent abstract and I like the isolated colour.
Gina
jonwebber 8 4 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 5:43PM
Ineresting abstract, the square crop wins for me, but I cannot work out why.
jon
ChasD 7 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 10 255 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
11 275 1 United States
17 Aug 2009 6:32PM
Wonderful abstract work. V2 for me.
Ty
Norma Plus
11 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

Norma
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
17 Aug 2009 7:03PM
They have a very Lowery'esk feel and the effect makes them stand out.

Rock
glyndwr 9 66 9 Wales
17 Aug 2009 7:33PM
Square crop for me Moira, a cosier feel.

Robert
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
11 2 Austria
17 Aug 2009 8:09PM
right up my street....love natural abstracts

excellent work


ollie
hellsbells8868 8 151 2 Wales
17 Aug 2009 8:33PM
Superb reflections.....
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 11:55PM
Wonderfully abstract studies
x Carol x
fossilized 12 79 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2009 1:32PM
Interesting and attractive abstracts.
Jean
davewaine 9 135 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.
Dave
samsalt 8 24 1 England
18 Aug 2009 4:00PM
I like !
SandraKay Plus
9 233 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.

Sandra
18 Aug 2009 7:49PM
It has to be the square crop for me, love the detail and the wobbles on the water

Nicky
kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
19 Aug 2009 5:10PM
these are both terrific
tigertimb 9 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
Tim
Rach1970 8 14 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2009 9:50AM
Interesting image Moira. For me the full frame works best.
Rachel

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