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A candid from my last visit to grosmont.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:24.0-120.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 May 2011 - 2:09 PM
Focal Length:82mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Intemprance house
Username:Nick_w Nick_w
Uploaded:11 Sep 2011 - 11:51 AM
Tags:Black & white, Candid, Dog, General, Humour / fun, Mono
Votes:43

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8530 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 12:16 PM

The dog isn't convinced by the house name...
Love the washing line. Love everything about it, in fact.
Moira

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davey_griffo
davey_griffo e2 Member 5213 forum postsdavey_griffo vcard England165 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 12:27 PM

A very good "warts 'n' all" candid.
You kind of feel sorry for people staying in a place like that, but can't help thinking it's self-inflicted.

Is it possibly a tad over sharpened? the dog looks wrong somehow, like there's too much detail in his fur, if that makes sense.

It has a very gritty "this is me, take it or leave it" feel that I like.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 2:03 PM

Like the choice of mono, great image............Sandy

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81344 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 4:21 PM

Not sure why I like this as it's all wonky, there's loads truncated bits and bobs around the edge of the frame and the composition is spontaneous to say the least.

But it's a slice of life and the dark gritty mono conversion suits it well.

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 74063 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 5:32 PM

Thanks everyone and big thanks Pete.

I know what you mean Dave, there was not a straight line in site. I kept leaving this image going away coming back. I even tried straightening things but it just lost the character.

As for other points Davey_griffo it's not over sharpened - I actually reduced the amount of sharpening I usually use, by quite a bit.

I suppose what drew me to processing this, is it is real life. Not staged, just an honest candid. I also gad to endure a haying mob on my LHS (it was outside a pub with a few who had enjoyed the drink a little too much !!)

Last Modified By Nick_w at 11 Sep 2011 - 5:36 PM

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 8178 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 7:23 PM

So that's where you went, good lfe candid Nick congrats on the badge


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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 7:51 AM

I remember this little scene very well Nick,Mrs Catz gave you the nod on this one I recall...off you went tearing up the hill & promptly forgot your tripod afterwards,considering the yobs sat outside the Pub you were a lucky man to get it back Wink.....think I got the story right,memory fades with age you know.
I think the conversion to mono suits the scene Nick but I have to agree with Davey...at first glance the dog ( fab dog !! ) looks oversharpened but you say you haven't done any more than your norm,maybe he's just a tad over exposed..dunno but he does look a bit odd,difficult to tell on here.
For me it's not one of your best B&W's,I would have liked to have seen a few more of the mid tones...sorry Nick Sad

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 74063 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 8:43 AM

Thanks everyone, sorry for not getting back to you last night, but had real problems with the PC - which is ongoing Sad

Janet mmm just looking at it for the first time on the laptop (due to pc probs) see what you mean about the dog, on here anyway (on RHS) The guys were in partial shade, but the dog was in full sun (theres far more detail throughout on the main PC).

I've also just bought Silver EFEX, TBH I'm not convinced with it - am I in danger of getting results just like everyone else, and not my own "style" ?? Your not the only one who has commented on the images being different from my normal style since I started using it, may just have to put it down as a bad investment.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 9:39 AM

A fine mono candid, Nick, I think the processing really suits the subject Smile
Trev Smile

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 3:09 PM

Nik is a good program Nick,it's like everything else,you just have to get used to it.
You don't need a specific style do you ?....you can get into a rut so easily that way..I know only too well !!
I have seen you do much better conversions...it's the quality that counts,not the style. Wink

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 74063 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 6:25 PM

Thats a fair point Janet, style was probably the wrong word. What I meant was the look & feel I like - thats what I haven't mastered yet in SEFX. What I've been striving for is some more consistancy in my images as in the past I've experimented too much.

More to the point would be to get some new material - I've hardly been out with the camera of late.

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Eviscera
Eviscera e2 Member 81105 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 7:47 PM

mmm ,

Theres not really any "essence" in this image mate.

The dog does look like a Brillo pad and that blokes foot up its arse is a compositional draw.


Im finding it hard to rest on any one of the five focal points, there's a kind of implied tension in the expressions , but overall , perhaps an over-processed natural image.

Still , it got an HC , so I must be talking out my toe Tongue

Last Modified By Eviscera at 12 Sep 2011 - 7:49 PM

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Ian-Munro
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14 Sep 2011 - 10:41 AM

Works for me mate Smile

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newfocus
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17 Sep 2011 - 9:51 PM

Me too - bags of character.

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Graysta
Graysta e2 Member 91135 forum postsGraysta vcard England
22 Nov 2011 - 8:39 PM

The one on the left is Graham Fletcher and about as far removed from temperance as it get's.
great image made me laugh.
I think Graham actually knitted his dog from a brillo pad when he got back from the crossing club one night.
Love it

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