Hi Alison, I would also try to shave off that right hand side and it's a shame the sky was so bright, but the subject itself is perfect for the theme. I saw another image on your Flickr called 'open space' with an area of open land, blue sky and tree branches; it's a lovely scene and I'm wondering why you didn't use that for this theme?
Both are very decent images Alison.
I think I agree with Dave and Bob however, it's the second image for me too.
There's something compelling about it that I just can't put my finger on.
It's a very good composition, and minor flaws notwithstanding, I think it's cool!
Open is very nice great composition just a shame about the right edge of the pic tiny more crop.
Distant the control tower I am afraid does not do it for me the arch though works well on the stadium as you can still see the steel work etc.
Like Wembley for sure fits really well. Open gate is nice. We have a few local churches by me with very similar entrances. Given me an idea to go around and shoot a few. They tell a great tale of history.
I have to join the crowd and say it's #2 for me, too You were clearly up against it with the light and weather and the Heathrow tower is an impressive building, but the Wembley arch stands out well against the gloom and the foreground is better in that one too.
Open, nice Image, well on theme, somethings on the righthand edge needs cropping or cloning out. Nice to see the sunlight on the church. Unfortunatly the cropped does not improve it, every thing is now to tight on the righthand edge, cloning may have been better.
Distant, looks like the leaning control tower of heathrow
You look like you where struggling with this one. Fits the theme well.
Wembley Stadium, that looks weird to me, how come the arch appears so huge above every thing else. It must be a very tight crop.
Cold, First one is a brilliant image, may be crop a bit of the bottom out where the cystals all merge into one. Plant one is nice, but you have not quite caught the light on all of the ice.
Really like your submission from this one. there is something magical about frost and ice crystals when they form on windows and surfaces. the second shot is nice too, but i prefer the first. This theme isn't as easy as it sounds, but i think you have a winner there.
Wow! Great shots Alison!
Impossible to choose between them, they're both top class images!
The crystaline patterns on no. 1 are tremendous though, so I'll be a sheep and follow the flock....no. 1 for me too!!
Three very nice images Alison.
Waiting: perfectly on theme and nicely composed, with great detail all the way through....the shadow from the post is nice.
Rough: both images are very good. I prefer the one you posted in the image thread....the textures are great and the pattern in the bark is interesting and curious.
The second image is a really different perspective and works well, though, I'm just wondering what it might look like with the foreground bark in focus and the background greenery out of focus....still a very nice shot.
Great work Alison!