Dirty: The crop emphasises the 'dirt' well, and the colours and light are terrific. Wide: I think I also prefer the first image too, I do like the buildings/activity on the left in the distance...nice contrast with the negative space of sea and sky.
As Dominic said, a narrower crop might work too.
The Prospect of Whitby in Wapping London.
This pub is said to be the oldest riverside pub in London, built circa 1520.
Visited by some of the world's greats, including Sinatra, Churchill, Ali, Burton and Kevin Bacon....
I like both of your shots for wide but the second one fits the theme more for me.
Nice shot for Old too. I haven't been there but feel a visit is required. Thanks for adding the shot of the reigns too. A good bit of background.
Old - Nice old pub, Wapping eh? Worth a trip down there one day I feel...
The image could do with some adjustments imo. It feels to me as if it's leaning back (perspective issue), have you tried any corrections?
That lamp post is really doing my OCD in too
Flower - Nice colour, lighting seems well controlled (maybe a bit blown in the background, but it doesn't detract).
The crop doesn't feel quite right to me though, it's either too tight, or not tight enough, a couple of the petals are oddly cropped off and either they shouldn't be, or perhaps a tighter crop in so they are all cropped off would work.
YMMV of course
Thank you, it was a bit tight taking a picture from the front which gives it the lean back look, not corrected. The lamp post has been reported to Tower Hamlets haha.
Thanks for the comments always appreciated.
Some dull pre decimal coinage from the good old days.
For those not old enough to know the coins there are a Farthing (1/4 of one penny),
Half Pennys , or a ha'penny (1/2 of one penny), Pennies, Silver three penny bit, Six pence, Florin (2 Shillings or 24 pence) and Half Crown (2 Shillings and 6 pence or 30 pennies).
To help you out a Sixpence is 2.5p a Shilling is 5p, 2 Shillings is 10p, Half a Crown is 12.5p. To make it easy, 12 pennies (monetary symbol d) to a Shilling (monetary symbol s) 20 Shillings or 240 pennies to a Pound (monetary symbol L). So we all dealt in Lsd (I might have made this bit up).
Soft: I really like the vintage feel of the processing, works so well for the subject. Great composition too. Dull: Super close up work! I don't remember the 'old' money, but I do remember those big 10 pence pieces (old 2 shilling pieces) and I have fond memories of panicking and having to use the receiver to hammer them into those old phones boxes, when you heard the pips!!
Young-uns today don't know they're born...with their new fangled mobiles!!