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After fixing Vintage Red's laptop last night, we decided to have a RAW challenge, I wanted to see what he does with his shots and he wanted to see what I do. So I dug through my archives and found this shot which I thought would be suitably challenging.
I did my usual bracketed exposure with different layers, Nick did his thing with selective colour.
When we saw the final results I think it is fair to say he liked some of what I acheived and I liked the colour that he acheived. We both agreed that the shot needed cropping so we did that.
Unfortunately, my first effort is now sitting on Nick's laptop, alongside his, so this is a hybrid. I used a lot of his technique and mine to produce an image I am now happy with.
So, Nick, when you get back from Padley, upload your version and my original as a mod and let's see how they all look!
Thanks for looking, all comments welcome.
Jon

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:10-22mm Sigma
Recording media:RAW-processed at 3 separate levels of exposure
Title:Twilight Challenge
Username:redstag redstag
Uploaded:30 Dec 2006 - 9:27 AM
Tags:Architecture, Bayeux, Landscape / travel, Mill, River, Sunset, Twilight, Watermill
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Slaterm
Slaterm Plus Member 8496 forum postsSlaterm vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2006 - 9:30 AM

the subtle colours in the sky are nice - looks like a nice balanced exposure in the end result

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RobinF
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30 Dec 2006 - 9:37 AM

Lovely image and composition Jon! Would like to see the other version too! - kind regards Robin

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BURNBLUE
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30 Dec 2006 - 9:49 AM

The subtle colours are very nice Jon as is the quality. Like this alot.

Simon.

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TerryBaxter
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30 Dec 2006 - 9:52 AM

It's very eye-catching; and I love the colours in those flowers.

Terry.

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lifesnapper
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30 Dec 2006 - 9:57 AM

Beautiful scene Jon, like this ALOT!
John (-:
And a very happy New Year to you.

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munk
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30 Dec 2006 - 10:00 AM

Super image here Jon. The tonal quality and compositon caught my eye. well don.
Graham.

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mikesmith
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30 Dec 2006 - 10:36 AM

Looks great to me, the hybrid done well!!
Mike

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Blenkinsopp
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30 Dec 2006 - 10:45 AM

beautiful image
- apart from the great composition and reflections I also find the amount of detail impressive

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DiegoDesigns
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30 Dec 2006 - 10:56 AM

You've managed to achieve a wide range of tones Jon and the overall result looks good. There's a calmness to the shot, which fits well with what you've done, no great contrast levels to upset the balance. Nice work.

Dave

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caotiquemind
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30 Dec 2006 - 11:11 AM

Like so much this image.
Lovely composition.
I like the diferent water effect.

Noe

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rhiw_com
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30 Dec 2006 - 11:45 AM

A very eye catching image Jon, the tones are amazing.

Rg Tony

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dp
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30 Dec 2006 - 12:26 PM

Looking forward to seeing Nicks version. Its great going photographing with someone, I have a friend (brm) who is a graphic designer and he 'sees' differently to me. Processing the same file is the next step I suppose. Its amazing how, even at EPZ meets, we still all get such different images.

Dave

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redstag
redstag Plus Member 9100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2006 - 12:33 PM

I revisited this shot taken on a summer evening in Bayeux with my son Jacob (Redlion). His view can be seen here
It was taken on a compact and I'm too mean to get him EPZ membership! But I do like the composition he's got.

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joolsb
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30 Dec 2006 - 12:53 PM

You're right, it does need a crop. Still a fine image, though, whichever way you cut it.

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hebdens
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30 Dec 2006 - 4:51 PM

stunning scene, gorgeous light.
Tracy

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Possum
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30 Dec 2006 - 6:07 PM

A great combination to produce a gorgeous image with super definition and colour.
Allie

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VintageRed
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30 Dec 2006 - 6:28 PM

Enjoyed the exercise Jon. Have uploaded my modest effort and your original approach as mods.
Nick

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redstag
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30 Dec 2006 - 6:39 PM

Thanks for all the comments, and thanks Nick for completing the exercise!
Jon

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Gaz_H
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30 Dec 2006 - 9:24 PM

Great stuff Jon, lovely light and reflections.

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backbeat
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30 Dec 2006 - 10:23 PM

looks like a lot of work has gone into this!

very nice result though

phil

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phototime
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30 Dec 2006 - 11:12 PM

Wow! What a wonderful image,the colour is excellent and beautiful reflections,wonderful work here love it.


Mo.

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Sezz
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30 Dec 2006 - 11:46 PM

Just viewed the mod's, what a great idea and fun to work with eachother! I think this turned out well John, more colourful and sharper, good reflections too! Best wishes to you and yours for 2007!

Regards - Sarah Smile

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chris-p
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31 Dec 2006 - 8:39 AM

A striking image..great stuff
A Happy New Year Jon
Chris

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redstag
redstag Plus Member 9100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2006 - 10:49 AM

Thanks for all the comments, I hope one day Nick will let me loose on one of his RAW files!
We both learnt a lot from this exercise and had fun too! Pains me to say it, but I think Nick's version wins for subtlety.
Jon

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MDaniel
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31 Dec 2006 - 1:08 PM

Great Image well executed

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31 Dec 2006 - 2:47 PM

very nice image Jon.Happy 2007 to you and thanks for your support for my images in 2006. Brian

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31 Dec 2006 - 4:07 PM

a nice big fat round 40 for you, cracking shot.







CLIX

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SamGillespie
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1 Jan 2007 - 9:04 PM

Love this shot and Bayeux shot!
Sam

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Billlee
Billlee Plus Member 85545 forum postsBilllee vcard England
2 Jan 2007 - 1:17 AM

Excellent well crafted image, like the composition and reflections but you threw down the gauntlet and I can never resist a challenge!! So I have done a mod for you, I hope you like it! Bill.

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redstag
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2 Jan 2007 - 10:59 AM

Thanks for the Mod Bill, like the extra colour you've pulled out in the shot. Always like to see mods on my shots.
Jon

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Lil_Shorty
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2 Jan 2007 - 11:59 AM

absolutely fab!

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Tandberg
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2 Jan 2007 - 1:40 PM

Its raight enough Jon!!

Have a look at Nicks Now and compare myself
Dave

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Buffalo_Tom
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2 Jan 2007 - 8:24 PM

Superb viewpoint/lovely low light image.
Tom.

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Eviscera
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2 Jan 2007 - 9:01 PM

lovely and natural end result , been trying the raw thing but they are no where near this good!

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kevski
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2 Jan 2007 - 9:53 PM

reflections like glass,great shot jon.
kev.

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Glostopcat
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5 Jan 2007 - 9:46 PM

A superb low light image Jon, love the composition and the reflections, it looks an idyllic setting

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DaisyD50
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6 Jan 2007 - 4:23 PM

Beautiful lighting, colours and reflections. Great shot!!
Thanks for your comment.

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bliba
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7 Jan 2007 - 2:53 PM

a beauty

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7 Jan 2007 - 10:07 PM

a very pleasing scene with excellent reflections.

Neil

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