The Moor

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Julian de'Courcy, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Onto the moor today.

    _SDI1202.jpg _SDI1206.jpg QUARRY.jpg _SDI1257.jpg _SDI1236.jpg Onto the moor today, very grey and cold, but nice and dry.


    _SDI1202.jpg _SDI1206.jpg QUARRY.jpg _SDI1257.jpg _SDI1236.jpg
     
  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Blimey, they juts kept getting better and better. What a great crop of images Julian. The monochrome tones are beautifully delicate. At first I though that I would have dropped the blacks further but then I thought, "No, that would be a different story". Excellent decision I think.
     
  3. Peter McCullough

    Peter McCullough Well-Known Member

    Julian;

    I like them all, but the mono single tree (1st image) for me really stands out, the contrast is spot on and the slight/subtle burning in of the sky is excellent!! I've seen many people turn the sky like horrid black and seem to overdo it really too much, but this is lovely.

    Would not look outta place hanging on an Art Gallery studio wall, or a wall at home --- superb Sir!

    Respect.
     
  4. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    Just "insert superlative here"! The black and white especially work so well and I love the one of the cottage. The window seems very significant to the image to me.
     
  5. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    You, window, significant? Surely not! ;)
     
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  6. Dave Green

    Dave Green Well-Known Member

    Very cool :) No1 is great - maybe remove the telegraph poles?
     
  7. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I love the smell of chainsaw oil in the mornings! ;)
     
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  8. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Superb, Julian. Simply superb.
     
  9. Glenn Clabo

    Glenn Clabo Well-Known Member

    Wonderful...excellent...tasteful...simple elegance. I think I really like them.
     
  10. Kev Pugh

    Kev Pugh Well-Known Member

    Very nice Julian liking the standing stones but I'm not going to pick a first because they all work for me, even with poles in, leave em there they belong;)
     
  11. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Thanks Pete. Still experimenting. It is for the B+W I purchased this camera. From what I'd viewed online I liked the B+W renditions. (Anyway anything over 200 iso on a grey day needs to be B+W) Glad I did this yesterday as it is pouring with rain today.
     
  12. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Thank you kind sir. I'd rather white sky than those black ones. I did take the Lee grads this day, but decided the light was just about neutral enough not to.
     
  13. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Yet, same here , looking through to the other side. First spot I made and thought it added, if not made the image.
     
  14. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    That was suggested on flickr. .
     
  15. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Thank you Rob.
     
  16. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Thank you also Glenn.
     
  17. Peter McCullough

    Peter McCullough Well-Known Member

    Which camera/lens were used to capture those images Julian ? Editing suite.....?

    Just curious....
     
  18. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Good taste Kev. It was politely suggested on flickr that I remove the poles. Like contrails, not that my photo's will be around or not or anyone will be interested. Yet I'd like to think if someone in
    the future looked at them, they would know how a place looked in 2013, and say , 'aha that's what it was like, look at those funny pole things'. The camera lies enough without me being complicit.
     
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  19. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    But it doesn't look like it does in your photo...or is it really that grey?
     
  20. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Pete, the new to me Sigma DP3 Merrill. You have to use the Sigma Photo pro which is slow and a basic Raw converter. DP3 Raw files are 45 + MB each. Convert to tiff into bridge, these are 85mb 4704 x 3136 Tiff's. From Bridge open in Ps Cs6
    where I used the lasso, to do local levels, I use the gradient layer either normal or Luminosity, or whatever looks good. Sometimes selective colour while it is still RGB , I use the white, Black and Neutral, + - slider for that toning. I'll dodge and burn a bit. each of these had a bit of, or some of these tweaks, some images a lot less than others, I like to use the gamma slider in, an exposure layer as well. Tweaking the Gamma and contrast, to get a balance. A lot is hit an miss and very individual for each image. I spend probably 5 to 15 minutes on a tiff in Ps , not sure if that is along time or not on a pic. On importing the tiff I do put a white border on straight away . This allows , when using a lasso , to not have clipped edges, the lasso therefore the adjustments can cover all the edge of the picture. Probably why I use a white boarder, as that is how the image was seen whilst worked on.
     
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