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Time to Mature

By sherlob
First - thanks to SoulfullOfHarmony for her esteemed UA on my last upload.

Taken last winter - it has been sitting on my hard drive since as I remain unconvinced by the illusion of scale. This image was taken with the clock slightly propped up at the back to ensure the full face was visible, but I am worried the effect is false and it makes the image look like a ham fisted composite.

Opinions welcomed.


Edit - just seen the square crop as I uploaded this - see version 2.

Tags: Time Trees Black and white Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Growth Landscape and travel Time in the landscape

Voters: woolybill1, edrhodes, JackAllTog and 26 more

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JackAllTog Plus
9 5.0k 58 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 4:38PM
I like V1 and V2, it did initially look like a composite but i knew you don't usually shoot like this so glad you point it out. The big hand is also lost in the snow a bit, would you increase the contrast of the hands to bring them out more?
If it were more buried in the snow it might look more like one shot?

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 5:00PM
I wondered when you would return to this series. I see what you mean about the angle of the clock, maybe lying flat would have been better. But I'm just delighted that this is real and not a montage.
The blade of grass lying over the rim adds a lot, but I like JackAllTog's suggestion of digging in a bit.
Bonvilston 7 61 8 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 8:15PM
For me the v2 is a good enough image, but nothing lifts it out of the mass of snow shots around at the moment. V1 impresses me more. It shows thought and planning and is well put together. It leaves you thinking. For me that is the essence of a good image ( as opposed to just a technically correct photograph). I definitely prefer v2. .....peter
Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 10:28PM
I couldn't give a flying **** if the image is "real" or montage Adam.

Its the imagination and impact the maker decides that ultimately holds attention and its a great juxtaposition.

Time and frozen motion , quality idea !
Richsr 11 91 223 England
4 Feb 2013 7:29PM
Both work for me Adam. V1 holds your attention well
Regards Richard

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