Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Julian de'Courcy, Dec 4, 2013.
Onto the moor today.
Onto the moor today, very grey and cold, but nice and dry.
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.
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!
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.
You, window, significant? Surely not!
Very cool No1 is great - maybe remove the telegraph poles?
I love the smell of chainsaw oil in the mornings!
Superb, Julian. Simply superb.
Wonderful...excellent...tasteful...simple elegance. I think I really like them.
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
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.
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.
Yet, same here , looking through to the other side. First spot I made and thought it added, if not made the image.
That was suggested on flickr. .
Thank you Rob.
Thank you also Glenn.
Which camera/lens were used to capture those images Julian ? Editing suite.....?
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.
But it doesn't look like it does in your photo...or is it really that grey?
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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