14 December 2019

Help!

You may recall that I recently won the "picture of the week" competition over at the geograph photo-mapping site. As is customary, my reward is to pick the next winning photograph. I have narrowed my choice down to the following four images taken in different locations on this island between November 30th and December 6th.

Please tell me which picture you like best or put them in your rank order.

(Picture A)

(Picture B)

(Picture C)

(Picture D)

41 comments:

  1. I think I like them in the same order you have posted them.

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  2. They are all quite beautiful but picture A is the finest.

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  3. In the same order.
    Composition- I have no idea
    Visual effect - I 'like/prefer' A

    There is a lot to see (and more) in A......after a while your eyes get a glazed look viewing the others. Looking again at A you see things you didn't see first time round.

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  4. I like them all...but having to choose, I choose A followed very closely by D.

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  5. A, B, C, D for me - and some others too by the look of it!

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  6. I love picture A! I would say: A, C, D, B. They are all very nice photos.

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  7. D first - based on composition; then C, B, A. I like A, but I would not have the horizon line in the middle of the picture.

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  8. A, C,B, D. they are all first class photos.

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  9. A, D, B, C. Just personal preference, though. I don't know much about composition or other elements of good photography, I just know what I like.

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  10. Think I will go with the majority, A,B,C,D. In all honesty I don't like people in the frame, the landscape is the star.

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  11. A,C,B,D. I like them all but in this order.

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  12. A,D,B....no, A,B,C....maybe not A,D,C.B. I don't know. Whatever. It's too early in the morning to make decisions.

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  13. A definitely first. C B or B C and D last.

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  14. B, A, D, C is my ranking.

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  15. I love A. It depicts peace and calm with two lovers out for a stroll. B would be more effective without the man. C and D are too stark (and dark) to be out of the usual. Definitely A.

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  16. Thank you for your help everybody! Because of your input I have been swayed to Picture A. Previously, I had fully intended to make Picture C the winner but now it will be Picture A.

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  17. Well You can't choose C can you? The idiot is using walking poles!!! What a fool!

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    1. Perhaps he has a disability...or he might be Welsh.

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    2. Or more likely that Yorkshire bloke that lives by you, I mean, what a fool!

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    3. I never suggested that he was a fool. He is a nice man. I was there for him when his wife died rather unexpectedly. We both love the great outdoors but he approaches walking differently from me. That's all I said but your response to this has been strangely aggressive. Of all the commenters upon this blogpost you are the only one who made no effort to properly consider the merits of the four images presented. Instead you chose to have another swipe at me.

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    4. I realise that you're still bitter about yesterdays result, but please stop being so defensive. You would know if I was being 'aggressive' believe me, its just a harmless bit of sarcasm man, you know like the stuff you dish out on a daily basis.
      Anyway, nothing is more discouraging than unappreciated sarcasm, you know that. :)

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    5. As you clearly have such a warped opinion of me and this blog why don't you simply stay away? Whereas I have been blogging openly for many years you don't even appear to publish a blog. It is easy to throw mud from the sidelines when you are not even playing the game. As I say, why not just stay away? It's the best solution.

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    6. Its a public blog Pudding Old Chap, you might like to censor me, but you're not in school now :)
      I really don't know why you have taken exception to my little bit of sarcasm, after all it was just a one line reply, not a whole post!
      So a harmless bit of sarcasm, which you use so frequently, is somehow viewed as 'throwing mud from the sidelines' Tut tut, Pudding ole boy, you seem to be suffering from double standards there :)
      Oh, and where in the 'rules' does it say I have to have a blog to reply to any posts?

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    7. Anyway, thats me done. I'll leave the last word to you :)
      Till we meet again Pudding old chap :)

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    8. It's nice to be nice.

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  18. I'd go for A or C. I like B, but I can't tell what that flying thing is. And D is nice but a little too ordinary. That's my two cents.

    Oh, I see above that you chose A. Well done!

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    1. Thank you for your late input Steve - confirming the wisdom of my switch to A.

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  19. D does it for me _ " Climb every mountain. "

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  20. C even. I must go to specsavers!

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  21. Even tho I love colorful skies, I would choose the first one. There is a lot going on there. What they tell artists of any kind is that you must make sure that the observer looks at a piece of art (which a photograph like yours are) and when their eye lands in a certain area it does not stop there but because of the activity that they see there, they want their eye to wander to every corner and back again. That is a good photo or piece of art. Number one definitely does that. The busyness of the tree branches in front of the solid colored sky and the height of the trees including the shadows in the water juxtapositioned against the smallness of the human figures is perfect as your eye wanders. That photo is a beautiful work of art! In my humble opinion, of course.

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    1. My opinions are also very humble Mama Thyme. Thank you for confirming what most other commenters thought.

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  22. C,D,A,B. They all are gorgeous but my pick is C.

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  23. D,A,C,B they are all wonderful pictures!!

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  24. Definitely No. 1, in its meandering way. The other three do have their merits - in a sort of stark, almost staged, stylized form. Contrived one might say. Having said that, the trees in No 4 are wonderful yet, don't laugh - or do if you must, I can't help feeling that a lot of landscape photography is marred by sun sets.

    Other than that, congratulations on your own winning entry. I do enjoy your photography. Every one of your pictures does tell a story/underlines the story you tell.

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    1. This was arguably the most thoughtful analysis I received Ursula for which I send my thanks. I agree with what you say about sunsets - they can be a bit of a tired cliché - though I thought that this one was very striking - even though the gentleman appeared to be posing like a male model in an outdoor wear catalogue.

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