01.12.2016 Your choice Tuesday

This oneMurphy-Falls-section-1-011116-960WebOr this one?Murphy-Falls-section-2-011116-960WebMore evidence that getting familiar with a place leads to new ways of seeing a subject.

Asking you which one reminds me of my eye exam last week when the optometrist flips the lenses asking which looks better. Β πŸ™‚

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About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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35 Responses to 01.12.2016 Your choice Tuesday

  1. Just Rod says:

    I’d say number two

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  2. Jackson says:

    I’d say top one. I like the sheets of water at the bottom of that one.

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  3. I like the first one. Too much color in the second one.

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  4. Inger says:

    Lovely captures with of them. If I had to chose I’d go with the first one – I have for some reason always preferred cooler colours:)

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  5. willosworld says:

    My favourite is number 2. The diagonal running top to bottom is suddenly interrupted by the other diagonal left to right (beautifully placed in the bottom third of the picture), which creates a visual tension. Likewise there is a strong vertical placed one third in from the left, cutting into that diagonal, which all adds to the visual interest and energy. (Regarding the eye tests – I hate that bit as it always makes me feel I’m having an aptitude test that I’m bound t fail!).

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    • Thanks very much Willo for your noticing the lines in this which is just what I composed. I appreciate your critique.
      I worry about the tests and my making the wrong choice ending up in an inaccurate prescription. I always try to read the line that is after the one I can see clearly.

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  6. shoreacres says:

    I like them both. The colors in the second remind me of my cat. The texture in the top half of the photo almost looks furry. And…now that I’ve looked at them for a bit, I have to say I prefer the second, because of the interplay of the rocks and water. I like the confluence of the two streams at the top, and the way the water parallels the rock at the left.

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    • Thanks, Linda. This part of the brook offers so much to enjoy. The water streams in from many angles, the rocks create different textures and the one thing I haven’t shared yet is the delight upon the ears. The second is also the one I prefer but I appreciate the appeal the first has as well. (Of course I would) There is a lot to see and I am glad that you see it as well.

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  7. I like the first one, but they are wonderful together.

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    • I am sure that if I waded to the other side (I forgot my boots) that perspective would go well too. Next time…we are getting rain on Saturday so the flow will continue. Thanks, Melissa.

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      • My daughter and I nipped out for a walk this afternoon, because by Sunday it is predicted to be down to 7 degrees. yikes~I hate it when it gets that cold but I console myself with the thought of fleas and ticks biting the dust πŸ™‚

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  8. The first one. I like the wider perspective. I always appreciate the brown tones of the water. The source water must percolate along an extensive area of woodland before it becomes part of your small run. Lots of tannins … good, rich, water. D

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  9. Beautiful and interesting, it would be nice to know a little bit more about how you got each shot.

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  10. Both wonderful images, as always Steve. Waterfalls are particularly bewitching subject.

    My fav happens to be the first image. I like the rock at the top of the frame and the water cascading downwards, which compliments the portrait orientation.

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    • Glad to hear that you enjoy waterfalls, I.K. I try to visit them in all seasons, so if we have sustained freezing temperatures I’ll share some frozen ones as winter wears on.

      In both cases, I tried to use the diagonal of the main cascade to catch they eye. I am expressing that differently in each, but think I can still find something to show it a little differently in the next visit.

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  11. I looked yesterday and couldn’t decide. Today the first one appeals to me a little more.

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  12. Gallivanta says:

    I prefer the second. There appears to be a leopard like creature captured in the fall which adds to the wild nature of the water.

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  13. Gallivanta says:

    I don’t know what your optometrist would say if you said, I prefer the second because it has spots. πŸ˜‰

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    • He’d probably say that it’s about time to take a closer look at my developing cataracts.

      I did comment on your most recent post, but it’s awaiting moderation…maybe caught in the spam folder for some reason. Just wanted you to know that I am paying attention to your posts too. πŸ™‚

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      • Gallivanta says:

        Ah, yes, I have developing cataracts, (not the attractive waterfall kind), too. 😦 Yes, your comment is awaiting moderation, or awaiting me. I had an unexpected visit from my sister this past week. This was her first visit to Christchurch since the earthquake in 2010. We had a lot of sightseeing to do, relatives to visit, and barely a moment to be online. I farewelled her today, and I now feel as drippy as the weather. 😦

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      • I am sorry your visit was shorter than you would like…or maybe you even wish she was there permanently. My brother and I are also distant and rarely see each other. He has been much the better brother having been here a few times where I haven’t visited since 1989…a bad side effect of fear of flying.
        I have been fortunate that my cataracts remain unchanged for the last few years. To this point they are insignificant and I wouldn’t even know that they were there had the optometrist not found them. Floaters and optical migraines are more bothersome.
        I hope your weather clears soon and cheers you.

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      • Gallivanta says:

        Indeed I do wish we lived closer, although sometimes being far apart does actually make us closer. We talk or skype almost every day which we would be unlikely to do if we lived in the same town. My daughter has a fear of flying. In my younger days fear of flying didn’t matter because train and boat travel were still cheap and considered the best travel options. Now trains and boats are expensive, and air travel is cheap-er.

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      • When Mary Beth and I were living hundreds of miles apart prior to our marriage, we literally wrote daily. As you say about you and your sister, we don’t do that any more. πŸ™‚

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      • Gallivanta says:

        More’s the pity. Did you keep the correspondence? One of the joys of recent times for me has been reading old family letters eg my mother’s impressions of her first visit to Australia in 1950, or my letters from boarding school, or my great great uncle’s letters home to Scotland.

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      • Absolutely we did. Being more organised, Mary Beth has those from me punched and in a looseleaf binder…mine from her are all together but loose in a accordion folder. I don’t think either of us has them from family or friends.

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      • Gallivanta says:

        Hooray. I am pleased to hear it.

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