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Old Florida 3/3

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 6 December 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio. shot of this scene, in color, which was slightly enhanced in photomatix.
Thanks for your input on this short series.
I am sorry I've not had time to visit; I hope to catch up over the weekend.

Canon PowerShot S2 IS 1/60 second F/3.5 15 mm

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

This scene looks so familiar in this part of the world, though not any more in Singapore (regretably). Old world charm.

6 Dec 2013 7:47am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

For me, the series was another reminder of how much detail color obscures - the b&w version feels to contain so much more.

6 Dec 2013 8:04am

@Ronnie 2¢: Your comment had me going back and forth, back and forth, to see what you are seeing. Our brains process things differently, which is a GOOD thing. I see more detail in color, but I also see the depth of detail in b&w. ;D

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I still stand by what I said yesterday and agree with Ronnie the first of this lovely series was the best, although not to say that each had their own charm Judy

6 Dec 2013 10:17am

@Doug: Thank you, Doug; it's interesting to see what appeals to different people. ;D

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Yessss...the colours brings back reality! This is what I think..
Now...Yoshiyuki was looking over my shoulder at your shot and I heard him saying..."this resembles Copenhagen's Christiania (area) in summer"....We have a photobook from a former Webshots member with shots in different seasons, she recently had an exhibition and asked Yoshiyuki to send by mail the photo of the watercolour he had made after one of her shots. Consequently, he went on to do one more watercolour!

6 Dec 2013 1:22pm

@Japanalia: You love color, but there were a number who loved the mono versions.
I too, have seen images of Christiania ... and Susan was blessed to visit there when she went for a nursing conference over there.
I know there are benefits to photos in B&W, but I still love color too. ;D

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

Love the house on stilts with a 'boat parking space' right below, so clever! :)

6 Dec 2013 1:37pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb composition. Very beautiful !

6 Dec 2013 3:31pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Once again I am struck by the amazing variety in feeling that we derive from assorted photo treatments. Thanks for the series, Judy.

6 Dec 2013 5:14pm

@Rick: I agree with you, Rick ... many varied opinions. Thanks for your comment.
I hope to vary my treatments to appeal to those who aren't 'in love' with color the way I am. <grin>

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Not certain which one I like the best. It's between yesterday's and today's. Today's photo seems to add more "punch" to the reflections on the water's surface.

6 Dec 2013 7:16pm

@Steven: Thanks, Steven for taking the time to compare them.
I'm always a 'sucker' for color, so my own opinion is biased. ;D

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Gorgeous - the color is really vibrant.

6 Dec 2013 8:03pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wow, the color version really makes the scene feel like a hot summer day! Love all three versions for each has a different mood! Have a great weekend!

6 Dec 2013 8:25pm

@RBL: Thanks, Ruthie ... it is so interesting how each individual sees things differently!
I agree with you that each of the images displays a different mood.
Hope you have a great weekend too.

PS: LOVE your Chihuahua calendar!

Ferret from Central Florida, United States

Don't you just love finding treasures like this?

7 Dec 2013 3:06am

@Ferret: Absolutely ... did you have a preference of the three shots?

Frances from Massachusetts, United States

Superb shot Judy! The light is fantastic with brilliant reflections and scenery. Sorry for the late reply, I was having computer issues.

7 Dec 2013 3:20am

@Frances: No problem with being "late" ... I've been behind on many issues lately! ;(

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressante demeure

7 Dec 2013 9:00am

Abena from Illinois, United States

I like this shot even more! It looks very tropical! Which is lovely but at the same time brings to mind creepy crawlies and mosquitoes on hot evenings ;D

7 Dec 2013 3:36pm

@Abena: Ha, ha ... "creepy crawlies and mosquitoes" in Florida? Nawww...
Actually we don't have mosquitoes where we are. ♥ (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

The color of the kayak and cans in the door give this image a "special life."
In my opinion the first was the best.

I liked this "experiment / game. I liked this series.

7 Dec 2013 4:10pm (Vic. Catalonia): Thank you, ... I like that first one also, for the mystery in it. ;D

Ferret from Central Florida, United States

I think # 2 ... the b&w adds a classic feel to a scene that has probably not changed much in the last 50 years, maybe longer.

7 Dec 2013 10:34pm

@Ferret: You, better than many, have an understanding of the difference of old vs new in this state.

Ferret from Central Florida, United States

I have lived here since 1985 but Florida has been part of my life since the early 1960's; I used to travel to Ormond Beach with my mother to visit my grandparents when I was a child & teenager.

10 Dec 2013 4:55am

Canon PowerShot S2 IS
1/60 second
15 mm