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Taken at Ladybower Reservoir as a bracketed shot. Processed through photomatrix and then converted to B&W with Silver Efex Pro.

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Canon 17-85mm IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Ladybower Reservoir Plug Hole
Username:jonrayner jonrayner
Uploaded:28 Mar 2010 - 10:50 AM
Tags:Black, Black & white, Dam, Hole, Landscape / travel, Plug, Reservoir, Water, White
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iancatch
iancatch  7 England45 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2010 - 11:20 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

This is a great shot Jon. The placing of the plug is spot on in the bottom left and the fact that you have slightly cropped it works well adding to the drama of the flow of water down it. It also gives a great impression of the size of the thing. Your exposure is also great giving just that but of motion blur of the falling water-makes a fantastic concentric pattern. You have also got that great lead in of the dam and a wonderful backdrop to the whole image. The choice of mono for the shot also works well giving good contrast light and tones.

A truly super shot and it's on the shortlist.

Ian

Last Modified By iancatch at 28 Mar 2010 - 11:22 AM

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Jalapeno
Jalapeno  4127 forum posts Iceland2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2010 - 12:05 PM

Nice shot! interesting Smile

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2010 - 1:15 PM

love the comp, would like a colour version.lesley

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2010 - 2:24 PM

This looks like it's the start of some Doctor Who plot about a planet collapsing in on itself. Perfect in black and white and under that brooding sky.

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
28 Mar 2010 - 3:21 PM

Excellent image works well in mono.
Christine

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jonrayner
jonrayner  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2010 - 4:39 PM


Quote: This looks like it's the start of some Doctor Who plot about a planet collapsing in on itself. Perfect in black and white and under that brooding sky.

I know what you mean, there are two of these, one either side of the dam and it is very eerie looking down into them. Thanks for the comments, appreciated.
Jon

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Canadiann
Canadiann  4 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2010 - 2:29 PM

Wow am really impressed with this idea. No idea what you are talking about. (HELP) LOL Too much of a beginner LOL. However I do know what I like and I like this.
Well done indeed.
Regards
Ann

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jonrayner
jonrayner  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2010 - 2:39 PM


Quote: Wow am really impressed with this idea. No idea what you are talking about. (HELP) LOL Too much of a beginner LOL. However I do know what I like and I like this.
Well done indeed.
Regards
Ann

Hi Ann

Many thanks.
There is a setting on my camera ( I believe most SLR's have this setting) where you can bracket the shot, so it will then take 3 shots, one at what the camera believes to be the correct exposure, one shot underexposed and one over exposed. The under exposed shot will be very dark, but will have the correct exposure for the brightest parts of the image. The over exposed host will be very bright, but will have the correct exposure for darker areas. The correctly exposed shot will cover everything in between.

Photomatrix is a plug in for HDR (High Dynamic Range) into either Photoshop or in my case Aperture. This then processed all 3 shots and merged them into 1 so that there is a correct exposure for all areas (bright, dark and in between).

Silver Efex Pro is another plug in which converts images to B&W.

I am still learning the methods and software so I am by no means any good at this. There are many images that show off HDR & B&W much better than I.

Thanks again for your kind comments.
Jon

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NobbytheNobster
30 Mar 2010 - 12:53 PM

This is an excellent shot, really works in mono and what a fantastic location!
Ricky.

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
1 Apr 2010 - 1:19 PM

great shot work well in mono
jj

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wag_sfd
wag_sfd  4 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2010 - 9:24 AM

Love this one Jon,
tried it myself but I'll have to go back when it's been raining,
there wasn't much water flowing on the day i went.
Thanks for the tips on bracketing

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