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As you may have guessed, number 2 was bound to come along eventually. As with most of the manipulated photographs I create, the idea bechind this was to isolate the subject and emphasize it. Whether it works is an individual thing as ever.
Technique was a process of de-saturation and threshold effects.
Thanks for having a peep.
R

Camera:Minolta Dimage Xt
Recording media:Digy
Title:Crannog - 2
Username:rhion rhion
Uploaded:29 Nov 2005 - 11:30 PM
Tags:Crannog, Digitally manipulated, Loch tay
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davidhu
davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2005 - 11:37 PM

Great result. Works for me.
Dave.

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joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2005 - 12:45 AM

Prefer this stark treatment to the original. It brings out the geometric shapes of the original.

Wasn't so sure about your bog-cotton shots, but here the manipulation realy works and adds something to the image.

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rhion
rhion  1035 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 - 1:40 AM

Thanks David - glad you like it.
Thanks Julian, I suppose with all these manipulated images there is a much higher chance that some will not "see" what I see and that's as it should be I think? Good of you to comment - appreciated.
R

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30 Nov 2005 - 1:46 AM

I liked this before, but now it's even better! Great idea. It's suddenly turned into a very striking and surreal composition indeed.

I've yet to try a more "minimalist" abstract, but they're surprisingly difficult to create. You've done well with this though. Clever work.

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rhion
rhion  1035 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 - 2:07 AM

Good of you to take the time to look and comment Yan and I'm very pleased that you prefer this version (so do I as it represents the image I had in mind when I took it - isolating the crannog).
I have little doubt that you will succeed when you do give it a try but don't expect a massive response!!
R

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2005 - 4:42 AM

Can see this hanging in an office. Was this taken in Ireland? Paul

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rhion
rhion  1035 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 - 5:30 AM

Funnily enough Paul, it will be doing that very shortly in my own office (the A3 print looks very good, says he modestly!!).
The crannong in question is on Loch Tay in central Scotland and is a reconstruction, details of which can be found here.
Thanks for looking,
R

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juldon
juldon  1178 forum posts England
30 Nov 2005 - 8:58 AM

I really like this effect as said before its like something you would see on an office wall. I have kept looking to see when number 2 would appear and it was worth the wait.

Julie

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starliz
starliz  101594 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2005 - 10:06 AM

like this image well done.

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rhion
rhion  1035 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 - 10:43 AM

Julie - looks like I should go into office designSmile Thanks for your patience and kind words, very much appreciated.
Liz - thank you, I like it tooSmile)
R

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beaniebabe
30 Nov 2005 - 11:59 AM

Nicely done, very simple view and colouring but very effective

thanks Angie x

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rhion
rhion  1035 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Dec 2005 - 12:07 AM

Thank you Angie - good of you to pop in and comment.
R

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2005 - 12:19 AM

Wasn't sure where loch Tay was. Seen a few of these in Ireland. Paul

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hannnahhh
hannnahhh  8
1 Dec 2005 - 5:12 AM

good to see you've got some new stuff.. this is very interesting, probably my favourite of your recent ones. all of your comments are very much appreciated, thankyou. well done, hannah

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rhion
rhion  1035 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Dec 2005 - 12:21 PM

Paul - too long since I've been to Ireland - much too long in fact. Scotland and Ireland are meant to be the best places to see the remains of crannogs (certainly numerous in Scotland).

Hannah - Thank you, I know I don't turn out too many photographs do I? Time is the big enemy I'm afraid. Good of you to comment.
R

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geranium
geranium  932 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2005 - 7:43 AM

To me this shot now has a very African/Australian feel to it. The crannog has become a hut made of mud and sticks and the lack of scenery is similar to the sparseness of the African/Australian bush. The whiteness of the whole image seems to depict intense heat.

Bev

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rhion
rhion  1035 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Dec 2005 - 7:55 AM

Now you say it Bev, I can see what you mean - never noticed it before. Perhaps if Eskimos (Inuit?) had houses shaped like this, the white would depict intense cold - the mind is so much a part of any photograph is it not?
Thanks for that Bev.
R

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3 Dec 2005 - 9:55 AM

Like this one better - much more graphic and effective as an image. Den Smile

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rhion
rhion  1035 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Dec 2005 - 10:33 AM

Thanks Den, not so sure of the much bitSmile but I do agree, the 1st was really only there for reference.
Good of you to take the time to comment.
R

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Mariusz
Mariusz  8 Poland
3 Dec 2005 - 10:24 PM

like a painting

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u08mcb
u08mcb  105817 forum posts
4 Dec 2005 - 9:27 AM

Interesting. I wonder if including the frame detracts from or enhances the effect of your manipulation? I enjoy paintings like this where contrast becomes absolute.

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rhion
rhion  1035 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Dec 2005 - 9:51 AM

Interesting point Malcolm and I often wrestle with the "to frame or not to frame" question. In retrospect, I think this may have been better with just the one thin line. The printed version does seem to benefit from the framing however.
Thanks, it's always good to have your input.
R

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nolongeramember

this is really superb.. lovely contrast..

NikkiSmile

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rhion
rhion  1035 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Dec 2005 - 7:03 AM

Thanks Nikki - pleased you like it and thanks for popping by and commenting.
R

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johno60
johno60  9 Australia
25 Dec 2005 - 6:05 PM

always been a fan of "minimalist" work and this one rates high for me. This has inspired me to have a look back at my catalogue of pics and see if I have any that might appreciate this approach. Keep the inspiring work up Richard.

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Johno

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rhion
rhion  1035 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Dec 2005 - 1:19 AM

That's what's so good about ePz, the way we can all get fresh ideas and incorporate them into our own style. I'll look forward to seeing anything you come up with - I think there's a lot of mileage in reducing photographs to the key elements (even if it isn't overly popular!)
Glad that you like this one Johno and thanks for the kind comments.
R

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
11 Jan 2006 - 12:02 PM

Going to Loch Tay in July 06...know this place well...nice one
Chris

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rhion
rhion  1035 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Jan 2006 - 12:06 PM

Thanks Chris - we're probably heading that way in early AprilSmile, keep hoping we'll get there in Autumn one year, it should be spectacular up Glen Lochay and Glen Lyon...
R

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Gray22
Gray22  8
17 Jan 2006 - 11:02 AM

Another cracker.. Hope this makes the 30 clicks... 5

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rhion
rhion  1035 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Jan 2006 - 3:50 AM

Thanks, I was rather disappointed that this didn't make it but that's just the way of things.
R

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thorn
thorn  9124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2006 - 7:35 AM

Great title and style.Just shows exactly what it is in a superb style and black in white with a twist.A Photographic Cocktail.Take care.AnnSmile

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rhion
rhion  1035 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Apr 2006 - 9:52 AM

lol! As a great Monty Python sketch said, "Easy on the lemming Harry" (cocktail joke, that needs the visual element of the waiter squeezing a lemming to add some zest to a drink!!!).
OK, I'm off to lie down now.....
Thanks Ann
R

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