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This one is from the archives; images captured with my Fuji E-900 the year my Olympus E-620 was damaged - so you shoot with your back-up camera.

Challenging to work with these files now, after having used RAW - this one of course shot in jpg mode, and with an amazing amount of noise in the original. Interesting to try to find some processing that can make these work.

Thanks for looking,

Anne

Lens:fixed
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:7.2
Shutter Speed:1/120sec
ISO:400
Title:The Art Critic
Username:AnneWorner AnneWorner
Uploaded:17 Oct 2012 - 1:35 PM
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:8
Unique Views:6

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx Plus Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 3:45 PM

The figure adds scale

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 3:52 PM

'Superlative minimalistic Monochrome reportage & indoor Architectural Take {5 STARs *****}' ~ Peter Smile

Last Modified By LexEquine at 11 Apr 2012 - 3:53 PM

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Jonny5874
Jonny5874  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 3:56 PM

Really like this, fantastic composition.

Jon

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mugshotmyk
11 Apr 2012 - 3:58 PM

A lovely juxtaposition of lines and shapes. The figure gives a fine balance to the image. Well seen.

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 3:59 PM

Good timing with the figure in this location Anne
Regards Richard

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44502 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 4:01 PM

EXcellent placement of the lone figure, Anne. Good symmetry along that line of identical sized images which is mirrored by the rectangular detail along the top of the wall, under the dome, and then the restangular theme is continued by the high windows.
The sense of scale here is marvellously portrayed.

Malc

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 4:04 PM

This is WONderful. The composition, the timing, the space...and most importantly, the moment.

Andrew

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner Plus Member 7620 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 4:17 PM

Jon, thanks for the mod - a really different take, and I quite like it. Smile

Anne

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jadaszek
jadaszek  3 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 - 4:24 PM

Fantastic image!!! Like the composition a lot.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8617 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1148 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 4:38 PM

Increasingly I find that I enjoy noise in an image like this, it softens an image, balances cool clean abstract lines.
I love the Mod! I was vaguely thinking about moving the man around, or creating an army of art critics. I may have a play...
Moira

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 4:38 PM

Good sense of scale here Anne.
Like the curves and shapes.
Super shot.
Mick.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 101056 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3061 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 4:46 PM

Terrific shot. I fond the noise like grain in a film shot, - but nevertheless loaded a noise reduced mod, with some contrast added. I may also modify the mod to add something like film grain.


Jons mod is really nice also.



regards



Willie

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner Plus Member 7620 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 4:49 PM


Quote: Terrific shot. I fond the noise like grain in a film shot, - but nevertheless loaded a noise reduced mod, with some contrast added. I may also modify the mod to add something like film grain.


Jons mod is really nice also.



regards



Willie

Which noise reduction software are you using! Amazing, considering that I had added more grain to my original image Smile Thanks for your time with this Willie - much appreciated.

Anne

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner Plus Member 7620 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 4:50 PM

Moira thanks for your mod - I had a feeling we would be having colliding twins in the one you were doing Smile Thanks for your time.

Anne

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 101056 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3061 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 5:08 PM

The NR is Noise Ninja, - I think its the best.

Loaded another mod in the meantime.


W

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8167 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 5:28 PM

A superb image, Anne, love the minimalistic approach. Carol

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner Plus Member 7620 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 5:37 PM


Quote: The NR is Noise Ninja, - I think its the best.

Loaded another mod in the meantime.


W

Thanks, and thanks for the other two mods Smile I like them. I have a few more in this series, and I'll remember to up the contrast on those.

Anne

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx Plus Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 5:40 PM

I have done a mod where I set shadow to 0% and highlights to 42%.

I use Noise Ninja too - iut can be purchased from http://www.picturecode.com/

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64904 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 5:42 PM

A very satisfying comp. And nothing wrong with grain/noise either. I like it.
Chris

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 5:47 PM

A very pleasing image.

Ann

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gajewski
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11 Apr 2012 - 5:47 PM


Quote: This is WONderful. The composition, the timing, the space...and most importantly, the moment.

Andrew

I couldn't agree more. This is a wonderful shot.
-=\Walter

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 6:24 PM

Hi Anne. Thought I'd do a couple of mods Smile

Oh...and instead of reducing noise I went the other way and added texture Grin

The first one has a slight canvas texture added. The second one is sandstone.

Andrew

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lifesnapper
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11 Apr 2012 - 6:49 PM

Great comp' Anne, love it.

John Smile

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Jonny5874
Jonny5874  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 7:43 PM

Wow we've all gone mod crazy!

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 7:54 PM

Well this has been an interesting one to follow - some great mods Anne - for a super composition
Helen

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 7:54 PM

stark and very pleasing-- the processing is superb!

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Herge88
Herge88 Plus Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 8:14 PM

This is a super image and I rather like the noise, Imagenoic's noiseware pro is a good solution for reducing unwanted noise, and as someone has already said noise ninja works very well.

Best Matt

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Michaela_Solway

Perfectly placed figure.. Great perspective, space & I like the grain... It ads to the whole image

Great shot

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner Plus Member 7620 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 9:41 PM

Wow, thanks to all of you who stopped by, voted, commented, and mod'ed Smile I do believe y'all have gone mod crazy, and what fun this is to see. It's rather encouraging! Good information about noise reduction software - thanks for that. I've used Noise Ninja for a long time and like it as a plug-in for Photoshop. I also have Neat Image, and Define from NIK software. I also like the built in noise reduction in Lightroom 3.

Thanks to Jenn for your UA - I've sent you a PM.

Anne

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9865 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1668 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 10:33 PM

Well, a great picture to start with, Anne, but I also found the comments and mods of interest.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 101056 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3061 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 10:52 PM

Final mod loaded!


W

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner Plus Member 7620 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 11:02 PM


Quote: Final mod loaded!


W

And the final one is the icing on the cake - just showed it to John (the art critic) and he loved it too.

Anne

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paskinmj
paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2012 - 12:44 AM

Great spot and composition.
Matt

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posty57
posty57  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2012 - 6:05 AM

Love the original...space and composition, and muted contrast. Wonderful Smile

Barry

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pascalg
pascalg Plus Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
12 Apr 2012 - 7:26 AM

excellent composition
& timing Smile

you managed well with the processing! (couldn't shoot in jpeg anymore...)

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luceombra
luceombra  327 forum posts Italy5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2012 - 9:10 AM

Very well seen and captured! An excellent piece of art!
Al

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LesF
LesF Plus Member 8179 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2012 - 9:38 AM

Very good, the gentleman is spot on in the frame, really liking this on

Congrats on the HC



LesF

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2012 - 10:24 AM

it was very interesting how many got inspired by =an already perfect shot!
A picture to learn from.

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TrevBatWCC
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12 Apr 2012 - 10:57 AM

I use Imagenomic Noiseware Standard, a Photoshop plugin, which was recommended by a fellow EPZer, and it works excellently for me. I notice that amongst all the mods, Herge88 has used this same plugin Smile
However, noise or no noise, it's a super shot Anne, and perfectly symmetrical - I bet that took you ages, if this this isn't exactly as shot! The inclusion of the figure too, is perfectly placed. Love it! Wink
Trev Smile

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2012 - 11:05 AM

Hey hey! Congrats on the HC!! SmileSmile

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2012 - 12:04 PM

It's so interesting the weight people put on noise in an image. It used to be called grain, and was desirable in many cases. Your original image has real class, as witnessed by the HC. There is real truth to it.
Sometimes I think we have gotten too technical, just because we can.

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner Plus Member 7620 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2012 - 12:52 PM

Good morning Smile Especially pleased to see an HC on this one - thanks Pete!

Anne

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner Plus Member 7620 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2012 - 12:55 PM


Quote: I use Imagenomic Noiseware Standard, a Photoshop plugin, which was recommended by a fellow EPZer, and it works excellently for me. I notice that amongst all the mods, Herge88 has used this same plugin Smile
However, noise or no noise, it's a super shot Anne, and perfectly symmetrical - I bet that took you ages, if this this isn't exactly as shot! The inclusion of the figure too, is perfectly placed. Love it! Wink
Trev Smile

This is how I shot it Trev - just a bit of cropping on each side. I'll have to look into Imagenomic, but will wait and see how the new Lightroom 4 handles noise.

Anne

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taggart
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12 Apr 2012 - 1:08 PM

Congratulations!

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Cor
Cor  6 Belgium
12 Apr 2012 - 2:12 PM

I agree YES-YES 10*****
cor

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AnnChown
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13 Apr 2012 - 4:19 PM

Wonderful in its simplicity.
Ann

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minter
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17 Apr 2012 - 6:52 AM

Why remove the noise? Perhaps play with it a little but it makes the photo what it is

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tony64
tony64  11204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 8:58 PM

The art work doesn't look very inspiring in this minimalist gallery!
Tony

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User_Removed
14 Dec 2012 - 12:44 PM

love the grain, mono, composition, curves and straight lines...............x

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