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James and I dodged the showers and went to the Weald and Downland in Singleton yesterday. We saw this chap working an old forge, it was dark and dusty with that great aroma you get from real fires.

The shot was hand held and I processed using the orton technique which gives it the soft blur and reds then I desaturated it to get an old feel.
F/4
1/125 sec exp
ISO 800
+ 2 step bias

Thanks for looking.
Ann

Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:24-105
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Ye old Forge
Username:Oliverpants Oliverpants
Uploaded:4 May 2010 - 9:33 AM
Tags:Forge, General, Photo journalism, Street photography, Weald & down
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paulett
paulett  5 United Kingdom
4 May 2010 - 9:37 AM

great shot.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2010 - 9:45 AM

You have done well with this shot
I can smell it from here

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2010 - 9:58 AM

Two great shots, very well taken indeed, for me it has to be V1.

Hugh

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finepetportraits

V1 for me, a great shot. Smile

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2010 - 10:44 AM

Can learn a lot looking at what other people achieve - and you have achieved very well.
Joan.

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2010 - 11:21 AM

good morning ann two wonderful captures brilliant colours and detail v2 for me today a gem Wink
andy

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2010 - 12:16 PM

Nice set. Super tones and packed with interest, Patti

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2010 - 12:23 PM

Two excellent shots, Ann, and in a situation where exposure is not so easy. You have done very well here and packed the frames with interest and detail. Of the two images, I prefer V 1. Very nice work.
Regards, Ronnie.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2010 - 2:40 PM

Really like this Orton Effect in V1, works super with this shot. Both great images but prefer V1 Ann............Sandy

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4592 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2010 - 4:05 PM

A great rendering of an 'olde worlde' scene, nicely framed with all the paraphenalia in the f/g......nice one ! I've created a sepia version to recreate an old photograph, plus smoke for a bit of atmosphere...regards...Nn.

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Brian65
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4 May 2010 - 4:09 PM

2 Great images Ann, love the work you have done.
Brian

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Oliverpants
Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2010 - 4:14 PM

Thanks Nik for the mod, love the mood with the smoke and sepia, really great. Thanks for taking the time. Ann

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2010 - 5:21 PM

i do like the look and feel of v1. the mod works well too.lesley

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2010 - 5:51 PM

Very nice for me it is v2 which has the warm tones of a working forge, nice work in both of them and some good detail too full of interest

Linda

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2010 - 6:36 PM

Both good images and it would've been really difficult to choose between them if they'd been processed the same way. I'd be interested to see V1 destaurated, but without the Orton effect as I think that could work quite well too.

Sue

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JamesGarfield

Love V2, well done!

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Brilane
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4 May 2010 - 8:02 PM

Good. interesting and nicely exposed pictures.
Brian

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2010 - 8:41 PM

I really like both yours and the modification, they both look really good but in different ways.
jann
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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2010 - 9:02 PM

Good work here, Ann. Prefer the colours & composition of V2.
Terry

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2010 - 9:22 PM

I like V2 for the vibrant colour best Ann - I understand that you wanted to give it and older feel - but still V2 for me - Ina

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dmhuynh72
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5 May 2010 - 7:26 AM

Excellent capture Ann and I like the processing in v1.

regards
Yung

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helenlinda
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5 May 2010 - 11:25 AM

Love what you ahev done in V1 Ann
Helen

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Niknut
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5 May 2010 - 4:41 PM

I must have too many distractions floating around my puny brain-box, but I hadn't noticed your V2 of "Ye old Forge".....& another great image with gorgeous colours & textures it is too ! I love these two shots, I've been to these 'living museums' myself in the past, but they've never been operational, so I've missed out on this type of shot. V2 has some great qualities about it that I find fascinating, & I couldn't stop myself having another bash at another mod.....I'll leave you to spot the changes....regards....Nn. Smile

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5 May 2010 - 7:19 PM

Wow Nik, that new mod is positively alive, with the rich colour and extra flames and smoke. I love it. Ann

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Njfoxon  4 Canada
5 May 2010 - 9:13 PM

Just cannot decide which I like better. Great shots Maybe #1 excellent anyway Norma

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twelvemegs
5 May 2010 - 10:40 PM

2 great shots, I like the way V1 has turned out.

Regards
David

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digital_boi
7 May 2010 - 4:21 PM

V1 is excellent takes you back in time i think you have done great work on this click

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AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2010 - 9:57 AM

I really like these two images, so very interesting, and I love the processing in V1, so atmospheric.

Theresa

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15 May 2010 - 8:38 PM

Two fine versions of this master craftsman hard at work

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dwilkin
dwilkin  724249 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Sep 2010 - 1:56 PM

Excellent shots - not a situation where I would have considered the Orton technique, but it's worked well!

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