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Birches, Borrowdale

By whatriveristhis
The last of my holiday photos.
Thanks for your votes and comments on "Cannon Dub," and particularly to Ann and Charlotte for their UAs.
Special thanks also to Moira and Bill for their UAs on "across the lake."

Tags: Landscape and travel Lake district Cumbria

Voters: marktc, fificat100, charlotte and 24 more


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Comments


marktc 5 85 14 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 12:18AM
Magnificent... not sure I can choose between them, but I think that I just edging towards the mono.

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charlotte 11 34 2 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 6:54AM
V2 for me Alan....with a white frame Wink I love the strong contrast of the mono. For me, sometimes colour gets in the way....although both are equally exquisite images. Another WOW! Shot Alan, you're on a roll Smile

Charlotte
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 25 10 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 7:12AM
V2 for me Alan excellentSmile

Cliff
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 7:44AM
I really like the colour version but would prefer the green to be toned down a tad. The mono has that WOW factor! Is it a different image too? Great stuff Alan! Smile
I prefer this one but as Ann suggests the greens could be lower. InScotland we have more brown at this time of year.

Dougie
cats_123 Plus
12 4.5k 26 Northern Ireland
25 Oct 2013 8:06AM
Colour grabs me Smile Smile
25 Oct 2013 8:11AM

Quote:I really like the colour version but would prefer the green to be toned down a tad. The mono has that WOW factor! Is it a different image too? Great stuff Alan! Smile



Quote:I prefer this one but as Ann suggests the greens could be lower. InScotland we have more brown at this time of year.

Dougie



Originally conceived as B&W ( it's the same image in both versions, just a slightly different crop ) but I decided I liked the acidic green.
The colour version made me think of Klimt's landscapes....not that it's in the same league!! BlushGrin

Thanks, both Smile

Alan
chavender Plus
5 240 1 France
25 Oct 2013 8:39AM
V2 for me has the edge.

Bill
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 8:41AM
It's beautiful in colour and mono - and I did think you had considered the greens carefully having seen comments you've made in the past. Just my opinion, and I still love it!
mrswoolybill Plus
9 926 1462 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 9:14AM
Two different pictures. Yes I like the acid yellow/green, but the bark textures come over better in V2. Silver birches were made for b&w...
Moira
25 Oct 2013 9:21AM

Quote:Two different pictures. Yes I like the acid yellow/green, but the bark textures come over better in V2. Silver birches were made for b&w...
Moira



agreed. as you say... 2 different pictures
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 9:37AM
A worthwhile holiday photographically, then?
I'll go for the mono, too, not knowing enough of Klimt to venture any comparison with the colour version. There is a dreamy fuzziness in both (I'm not going to call it softness; that has a different feel about it); the mono reduces some of the background leaves to a tantalising patch on the right - like a vague ghostly apparition, a suggestion of the Erlkönig materialising in the forest.
Wonderful.
Regards
Bill
25 Oct 2013 9:46AM

Quote:A worthwhile holiday photographically, then?


You betcha.

Cheers, Bill, spot on observations.
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 11:06AM
Just goes to show what a difference colour makes....
V1 looks warm, inviting and a nice place to explore...
V2 looks eerie ...dont go any furtherTongueSad
Great work, two images in oneGrin
Diane
MalcolmM Plus
10 474 5 Scotland
25 Oct 2013 11:44AM
Excellent 'holiday photos'.
Like both pics, V2 more by a shade...
Malcolm
Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 7:28PM
V2 has a mysterious, almost supernatural feel to it with the high contrast and receding into darkness; my favourite version.
Nigel
Mono version for me.. The silver quality on the bark screeches mono ....very atmospheric.. Excellent images, both
26 Oct 2013 8:37AM
Thanks Michaela.Smile
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
27 Oct 2013 10:57AM
Interesting to read the comments above , esp. re. the colours in V 1: I like it very much and it may be that you have enhanced the greens a tad, and if so it works for me.
But having said that, I think the B and W version does carry the greater impact.
Ronnie.
PS. ........ have enjoyed looking through some of your recent images and I am impressed.......will keep a look out for more from you in the future, Alan.........R.
27 Oct 2013 11:39AM
Spot on, Ronnie. As Moira said, it's two different pictures really Smile

Thanks for your comments, they're much appreciated.


Alan
Potra 3 Venezuela
28 Oct 2013 12:04AM
V1 has a painting quality that V2 does not. I am inclined towards colour.
Beautiful shot, Alan.
M
29 Oct 2013 9:04PM
Looks like an army of birches ready to march into the darkness. That sinister quality is there again especially in V2 which is my favourite of the two. Another great image.
L
Irishkate Plus
5 33 97 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2013 10:25AM
Must say I love bot versions here.
I don't find the colours overdone at all (my daughter has Klimt in her lounge)
and there is a lovely painterly feel to both, showing more so in the colour.
The mono is wonderful for tone and contrast.
I'm always looking for ideas for mono for club competitions.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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