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Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Jun 2012 - 9:22 AM
Focal Length:19mm
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Your Starter For Ten ( mastermind)
Username:carper123 carper123
Uploaded:3 Sep 2012 - 9:30 AM
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Voters:NaturesHaven · Meditator · G3 · drayl002 · Badgerfred · nonur · Bubblefaery · gwynn56 · surfinsurveyor · ringyneck · millaross · fificat100 · TJC63 · digital_boi · Irishkate · cats_123 · Ade_Osman · paskinmj · Joline · stuart1963 · NDODS · mikbee · MattB1987 · Gerryrys · woolybill1 · mashwood10 · mrswoolybill · Fefe · Russell_Charles · TanyaH · pronabk · jeanie · ChristineD · rayme330 · Buffalo_Tom · sweetpea62 · wasper · Brian65 · photoshy · Lillian · Rapido57 · RonnieAG · canonfan · ensign · colijohn · peekay2001 · aniamoore · fazzer · longhoss · 213hardy · netta1234 · Rod20 · clintQB · NeilWigan · Tibetan · Pete · jdinne · BIGRY1 · annettep38 · pamelajean · Philip_H · costas · Niknut · Glostopcat · helenlinda · mugshotmyk · Take-a-View ·
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drayl002
drayl002  534 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 9:41 AM

I like ver 2 but there both nice,

Luke

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
3 Sep 2012 - 9:47 AM

V2 for me Darryl, superb image,
Fred.

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 9:50 AM

Both are wonderful images, great photographs! Congrats!

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Bubblefaery
3 Sep 2012 - 9:53 AM

Lovely shot!

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surfinsurveyor
3 Sep 2012 - 10:08 AM

Really like both images - very atmospheric. The colours on the floor/chair and walls are great but personally not keen on colours in the window. Have you considered combining both and perhaps having a B&W version with colours on the chair/floor?

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fificat100
3 Sep 2012 - 10:46 AM

Two great images. Lovely lighting. I like V1 best - has a real atmospheric feel. Smile
Lavina

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TJC63
TJC63  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 10:49 AM

Two good pictures, prefer the B&W version.

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digital_boi
3 Sep 2012 - 10:58 AM

both are good V1 has the edge as it gives atmosphere to the strkness of the surroundings excellent

Graham

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 11:00 AM

I like the colour especially on and around the chair,
but I love the mono.
Think 'surfinsurveyor's' idea is a good one.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 11:18 AM

Both images offer excellent image, if I had to make a choice between the two, I think I'd go with the mono....Good stuff mate.

Ade

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paskinmj
paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 11:28 AM

Spot on exposure. Love the contrast and textures on V1.
Matt

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 11:48 AM

The mono is the most pleasant to view. The color goes for the gritty reality. Very different moods in these.

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43921 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 12:22 PM

The monochromatic makeover is simply stunning, a real masterpiece, so very perfectly composed, a sheer delight to view and admire greatly. As for the colour a very worthy runner up.

Regards Nathan

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stuart1963
stuart1963 Plus Member 3269 forum postsstuart1963 vcard United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 - 12:23 PM

I didn't even look at the title and i thought to myself "its a bit like mastermind"Grin

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 12:34 PM

I normally go for colour Darryl,
but in this case mono I think.
Seems the ''grottier'' of the two !!
Super shot.
Mick.

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 12:53 PM

Hi Darryl. They both work very well. Difficult to choose between them. Grin

Gerry

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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 1:09 PM

A well-thought out composition and especially good monochrome. The blotchy walls make an excellent contrast with the clean lines of the window, chair and shadow. Excellent!
Regards
Bill

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mashwood10
mashwood10 Plus Member 3mashwood10 vcard United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 - 1:19 PM

They are both so good but I prefer V1 Darryl. Composition is stunning.

PamSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8669 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1187 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 1:31 PM

Cathedral-like splendour plus magnificent grot. Normally b&w would win hands down - except for that wonderful coloured light on the floor in V2. Can't decide.
Moira

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Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 1:32 PM

Both are great but V2 wins for me........... great damp fusty grotty coloursGrinGrin
Diane

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Russell_Charles
3 Sep 2012 - 1:37 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Daryyl. Great to see you are back in doors! I like both images because the coloured version has a limited colour palette so as such not to be so different. Strong composition, sharp and dramatic. Like a film set. The use of the chair prop really works. A few considerations. I think the top of the window could be set further in to the image to improve its balance. There is a lot of spare space around the image and I wonder whether an over lay of a rule of thirds grid allowing a re-composition and ultimately some further cropping might improve the overall composition. A smaller square or even a portrait orientation might even be considered. I have mentioned this before but you work is taken in some really difficult locations with regards to available light and exposure. If you are not considering full HDR maybe reprocess your original (RAW) image three times -2. 0. +2 and merging in PS to extend the tonal range and recover some of the details that have been blocked.

Regards

Russell

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TanyaH
TanyaH Critique Team 12876 forum postsTanyaH vcard United Kingdom155 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 2:25 PM

Mono for me, definitely. The colour version is lovely, but a touch overcooked in certain areas for my tastes (the reds round the window frame, for example, but I don't know if that's residual paint?). Some great ideas above about combining the two versions for a more muted colour/mono combination. I think your composition is superb, and it makes for a very effective image in a great location.

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ChristineD
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3 Sep 2012 - 3:30 PM

Both are wonderful images, the mono works well also like the colour on the chair and shadow

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 3:52 PM

Brilliant, Darryl, composition, texture and tone all spot on, and the mono rendering adds even more atmosphere and mystery.

Ray

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Buffalo_Tom Plus Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 4:48 PM

Like the mono best Darryl.
For me I would make the image a portrait for immediate impact.Crop close to the window on the left and crop to the right of the window reflection.Hope you don't mind me saying.
Tom.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 4:56 PM

Brilliant Darryl both are excellent but V2 wins for me,well done..Lin

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photoshy
photoshy  3 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 - 4:59 PM

two great images.
i like the colour best.
because it only has a splash of colour.
well done.
stuart.

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Brian65
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3 Sep 2012 - 5:01 PM

Superb one Darryl, think i like V1 the best, great comp, spot on mate.
Brian

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 5:25 PM

Great Darryl, has to be the mono
as great tones and the chair placed there
could not be better
Lillian

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canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 - 5:36 PM

Fantastic capture Darryl. I prefer V1 the mono as it creates an atmosphere
Jim

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ensign
ensign  7195 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 6:24 PM

2 Great images. The mono is a bit stronger for me.
Bernard

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peekay2001
3 Sep 2012 - 7:00 PM

very finest.. for some reason i think the color has it.. because of better representation of ambiance which are equally important in the context of the image.. bah! they both are superb anyway.

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 - 7:16 PM

Did you organised that chair, Darryl???????????? If yes, I take my hat off to you!!!!!! Very artistic I must say!!!!!!!!! AniaWink

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fazzer
fazzer Plus Member 544 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 8:02 PM

great imageSmile

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longhoss
longhoss Plus Member 5longhoss vcard United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 - 8:17 PM

superb images darryl
great colour and light in the colour version the mono shows
the placing of the chair0o greatest effect
Glyn

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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 8:54 PM

Not surprised to see that this has attracted plenty of attention and praise. Deserves a U.A. too Smile
Best wishes
Bill

But it's University Challenge Wink

Last Modified By woolybill1 at 3 Sep 2012 - 8:56 PM

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netta1234 Plus Member 3236 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 9:03 PM

2 great images Smile
Netta

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Rod20
Rod20  378 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 - 10:22 PM

Excellent image Darryl, great composition, very thought provoking and definitely version 1 has more feeling, well done.

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clintQB
clintQB  351 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 - 10:30 PM

Amazing......this is even better than the last one...top marks!!!!! seriously good stuffGrin

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan Plus Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 10:53 PM

Got to be mono for me .

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
4 Sep 2012 - 9:02 AM

I think mono for me as the tones and detail are their own strength in this shot, could almost be a prison atmosphere! stark cold and harsh, but has a reality about it, great photo in my humble estimation, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
4 Sep 2012 - 6:29 PM

Its all been said above Darryl, V1 for me excellent.

John

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2012 - 8:42 PM

Excellent processing on both shots. I'm not an expert in HDR's but V1 is my fav.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2012 - 12:26 AM

a stunning mono with perfect tones.
excellent composition, one of your very best

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gunner44
gunner44  2 Ireland
10 Sep 2012 - 10:03 PM

Great composition lovely job well done

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Glostopcat
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19 Sep 2012 - 10:48 AM

Love both versions Darryl, this image is all about the light and the composition

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 5:13 PM

A stunning shot - love the shadow of the window.
Helen SmileSmile

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mugshotmyk
10 Oct 2012 - 6:30 PM

This is the sort of image I wished I'd taken myself - the lighting, the tones, the position of the old chair in the light of the window suggesting some kind of interrogation of yesteryear. An image full of narrative possibilities and oh, dear, how I wished it were mine.

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Umberto_Vanni
Umberto_Vanni Plus Member 10452 forum postsUmberto_Vanni vcard Scotland
7 Mar 2015 - 7:23 PM

Great photo. I prefer the mono as I think it suits the subject matter better. The light coming through the window is ideal for the chair position.

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