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Looking out from the Palm House at Kew Gardens down the avenue of trees. All the windows were misted up, so were my specs and my camera for about 5 minutes due to the heat and constant spraying of water that goes on. B/w layer over the colour then taken down a touch to give it a faded look.

Thanks for visiting.
Chris

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:15.0-85.0 mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:18 Nov 2012 - 12:46 PM
Focal Length:38mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot

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frz67
frz67 e2 Member 4frz67 vcard Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 4:38 PM

love the processing and the two blurred figures.
well seen Chris

francesco

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 5:04 PM

This proves there is photographs every where if you only look, really well done. - gary

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7327 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom878 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 5:41 PM

Thanks for the explanation of the processing, I like it. Gives a weathered, grungy feel.
Interesting, bold composition, inside and outside given equal importance. Those blurred figures are wonderful, I assume you wiped a patch of window clean? I don't think I'd dare to take my camera in there.
I'm unsure as to how to tag a lot of my pictures, but I think PJ applies - it's a record of the day's experience and observations after all, isn't it.
Moira

franken
franken e2 Member 112913 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 5:44 PM

I like the treatment here it works really well. Ken

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 5:48 PM

Great treatment, fabulous result! I love it!

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53989 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 5:55 PM

No, I didn't wipe the window Moira. It was very much a grab shot. I saw the people and quickly snapped. Smile

marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 6:07 PM

Great shot Chris

Bonvilston
19 Nov 2012 - 7:20 PM

This is really well crafted. The use of the olde style frame also adds to the effect. Anything with more vibrance and saturation just wouldn't have worked. I also think that anything other than two figures there would have destroyed it. Sheer brilliance mate ! ...Peter

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 7:25 PM

Processing and structure/details - glorious.

Anne

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 7:25 PM

Love the composition, Chris, while the faded look - far too ancient-looking to be cast as grunge - is superb.
The scene could perhaps be interpreted differently: two old codgers have popped out of the golf club locker-room for a swift puff on their pipes before heading for the bar.
(I haven't been in a golf-club locker room since 1967, but I did smoke a pipe in them days and I have been an old codger since I entered my teens . . .)
What do I mean? Atmosphere joins composition and subject-matter and presentation to form the madeleine, dipped in the tisane of memory . . .
Excellent work.
Regards
Bill

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53989 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 7:50 PM

Phew! Well chuffed, thanks Bill. Smile
And everyone else for their very nice comments. SmileSmileSmile

CliveA
CliveA  8 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 - 8:06 PM

And to think you were just down the road Chris. It sums up Kew in a nutshell.
C

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103956 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 8:54 PM

after a while everything blurs GrinGrin

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 9:05 PM

love this

excellent work

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 10:47 PM

Terrific capture then processing Chris! I thought at first it was through the window of an old steam train, then I read your narrative! Excellent work!
Ann

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 11:30 PM

Excellent Chris, creative beauty.
Ron.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 1:11 AM

I like the processing!

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 7:41 AM

I do like the way you have processed this, well captured.
Carole

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 8:26 AM

A unique composition and your processing adds much to the overall effect.

Albert

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 11:47 AM

Superb shot, fantastic composition and processing, really excellent love it Smile

Hugh

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9461 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 2:36 PM

You've cracked it this time Chris..32 people can't be wrong. A winner all the way.

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 3:59 PM

A good abstract.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 4:24 PM

An excellent piece of work, Chris, great bit if processing Smile Looks rather like an old postcard Wink
Trev Smile

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 9:38 PM

This is lovely - well processed Chris SmileSmile
Helen

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 - 1:19 AM

Looks like what I can see without my glasses...
Grin a bit of a blur... I really like the image! Good work... IB

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 6:03 PM

I am not surprised to see the treasured woolybill award here. what wonderful grot and pixelated effect Smile

RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 7RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 10:32 PM

A great grab shot and very nicely crafted in the post processing. I love Bill's interpretation too, a fine story.

David

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 2:06 PM

Very nice find...
The old door rotting..
The Safety glass distors and becomes like an old photo...
Very nice comp...
Well seen well taken..

Dave

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 2:29 PM

All rounder great shot Chris!
a part of this to every ones idea of a brilliant image
love it! and the mystery to it
Lillian

xwang
xwang  431 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 5:53 PM

Beautiful work, excellently done! Wonderful texture and colour..great work, Chris.

Hop-A-Long
23 Nov 2012 - 10:44 PM

Excellent image, great postprocessing.

Andy

gingerdelight
24 Nov 2012 - 7:37 PM

There is something very special about this beautiful image!
C

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 2DicksPics vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 9:30 AM

A superb effect created by skillful processing of an image full of atmosphere!
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