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Back to Tewkesbury tonight - I've just been browsing the pictures I took a few weeks ago and thought this one might be worthy of uploading. It looks like I'd made a start on it as I had a tone-mapped version sitting in the folder so I just duplicated that layer, changed the blend to screen and dropped that down a bit in an attempt to brighten it up a bit.

Chances are it's still a bit dark but I do tend to drift towards the dark side!

Camera:Sony DSC-R1
Title:Tewkesbury Again
Username:cattyal cattyal
Uploaded:13 Feb 2007 - 7:42 PM
Tags:Alley, Digitally manipulated, Landscape / travel, Tewkesbury
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Nick-T
Nick-T  845 forum posts United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 - 7:44 PM

Really lik,e the mapped effect, works well.

Looks fine on my screen.

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2007 - 7:44 PM

The darkness carries the mood beautifully,excellent work,.
Tom.

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Maiwand
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13 Feb 2007 - 7:46 PM

Don't really understand"tone-mapped" but it makes a darned fine picture.
Ron

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BertC
BertC  729 forum posts Malta
13 Feb 2007 - 7:48 PM

Superb capture ... fantastic composition & lighting.
Excellent work.
Bert

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ann_g
ann_g  10 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 - 7:56 PM

A cracker, but then I prefer the dark moody shots too.

Ann Smile

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TheImagepoint
13 Feb 2007 - 7:57 PM

SUPER WORK...............

ALEX

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miptog
miptog  83532 forum posts United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2007 - 8:14 PM

Greatly like both the composition and "toning". The blue 4x4 in the background "breaks" the mood slightly. Mike

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96032 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2007 - 8:21 PM

Blimey - I turn my back for a bit and there you all are Smile Thank you all very much!

That's a busy road so every shot I took had something driving through it sadly. That said, I chose this shot as the blue of the vehicle matched the bicycle in the foreground so figured it sort of balanced out!

Tone Mapping is a wonderful tool Ron - I use Photomatix which has had quite a bit of discussion on here in the context of HDR shots. I've yet to master it but it does a cracking job of balancing out a picture like this where the alley was originally a touch on the dark side. I'm working on it Smile

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Stewy
Stewy e2 Member 7101 forum postsStewy vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2007 - 8:29 PM

Nice Alison. Really subtle. Idea locale for HDR/Tone Mapping.


Martyn

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ading  10 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 - 9:26 PM

Great work!... and congrats for another EC! Cheers, Abdul

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Dotrob
Dotrob  8 Wales
13 Feb 2007 - 9:29 PM

Interesting shot, lots of different patterns and shapes to be seen especially in the larger version.
Dot

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hayleyk
hayleyk  956 forum posts England
13 Feb 2007 - 9:41 PM

Really like this,especially the patch of sunlight in the alley and the dog walker coming in to view.

Congrats on your EC!

hayley

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azzabc
azzabc  10185 forum posts United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 - 9:41 PM

This is superb work...

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jimbo75
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13 Feb 2007 - 9:47 PM

Wow - awesome.
Jimbo.

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scott_jessuk
13 Feb 2007 - 9:57 PM

Excellent shot Alison and well worth the Ec you have got yourself. The blues match up very nicely.

Scott

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96032 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2007 - 10:06 PM

Wow - thank you everyone! I've been slaving away over a website most of the evening and actually my mum and sister have just sent me emails to tell me Smile

Thank you Pete - what a nice end to the day!

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Possum  7148 forum posts England
13 Feb 2007 - 11:33 PM

Many congrats, Alison - makes all the hard work and practice worthwhile.
Allie

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DolphinLady
13 Feb 2007 - 11:40 PM

Congratulatons on both of your well deserved awards.
I think it's a fantastic image.
Love how you've taken it from in the alley out to the main road.
I like the bike as well.
Hilary

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banehawi Critique Team 10826 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2830 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2007 - 11:44 PM

Wow Allison, - an EC, - well done, you certainly persevered with the tone mapping! This image I think is the best so far.


W

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Photogene
Photogene  8176 forum posts Wales
14 Feb 2007 - 1:11 AM

A brilliantly worked image which has amazing detail, an EC well deserved well done Smile

Richard

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thearmsofvenusdemilo

Alas fair maid I do bow before thy ever incressing talent.Methinks I will be PM ing thee in future! Absolutley stunning, very well deserved EC Allison

Colin

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Coleslaw
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14 Feb 2007 - 8:07 AM

very good work!

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14 Feb 2007 - 8:16 AM

I like it, sort of, but the shadows are full of colour noise

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96032 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2007 - 8:48 AM

Good morning everyone and thank you again.

I must admit that this was a bit of an "I'm incredibly busy but can't resist uploading tonight image" and it deserves a bit more tweaking.

That's one thing I've yet to master Keith - the noise - on other pictures I've applied noise reduction to both layers which of course results in a more 'painterly' image but I didn't feel like going that route with this one. Heck - it's all part of the learning process and I'll get it all sussed eventually - it's not for want of trying and I'm thoroughly enjoying it!

At least I'm learning not to take any notice of curious people peering at me as I lurk down alleyways, I'm self conscious for about 10 minutes and then don't give a fig!

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DP_Imagery e2 Member 9DP_Imagery vcard Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2007 - 8:52 AM

Excellent treatment really has lifted the shaded area and balanced the pic. Hearty congrats on the well deserved EC. Bruce Smile

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DiegoDesigns
14 Feb 2007 - 9:52 AM

Congratulations on a well-deserved EC. It's a fine image.

Dave

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katomy
katomy  10 Hungary
14 Feb 2007 - 12:02 PM

Beautiful light, colors and composition!
Regards: T

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14 Feb 2007 - 2:38 PM

Congrats on your EC..

cathy

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
14 Feb 2007 - 6:49 PM

excellent work!

Jouko

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96032 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2007 - 6:57 PM

Thank you again everyone - I'm all fired up now to head off out this weekend and look for more subject matter!

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tull
tull  11181 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Feb 2007 - 8:19 PM

Perfect composition and light.

Mark.

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SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2007 - 10:55 PM

well done, congrats on your EC
Sue

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rocky41
rocky41  10167 forum posts England
15 Feb 2007 - 12:59 PM

don't worry the Force is with you. lol

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MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2007 - 1:25 PM

Excellent stuff.

Mark.

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PatrickSmith
15 Feb 2007 - 6:51 PM

I see what Keith means but I really like it. I never see this kind of brick work where I live, as it would all fall over the next earthquake!

Patrick

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96032 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2007 - 9:02 PM

Thank you again everyone.

Indeed I'm going to work this one over again sometime soon Patrick to see what I can do about the noise. There's plenty of brickwork like this in Tewkesbury and quite a lot of it looks as though a gentle nudge would topple it Smile

The weekend is almost here - I have my bus time-tables at the ready and I'm just hoping for reasonable light and no rain.

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clarkycat
clarkycat  1089 forum posts
17 Feb 2007 - 7:19 PM

Brilliant! The details in it are fantastic.

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Vickyefc
Vickyefc  7 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2007 - 10:53 PM

Yes I really like this one too. I thought it was a bit on the dark-side but having looked at it for a few mins I still really like the shot.
Very lovely place

Vicky

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96032 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2007 - 11:10 PM

Thank you Vicky, Aidan and Steven Smile and everyone else again!

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turtle1
turtle1  1041 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Feb 2007 - 2:16 PM

I totally missed this, Just love everything about it. A beautiful place, brings back memories I used to work at Longleat many years ago.

Take care
Barb

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Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2007 - 10:29 PM

WOOAAHH!!! and to think you asked me... talk about taking the ball and running with it.... This is juat AWESOME, perfect processing and so much deserving of the EC.







......I'm not envious

HONEST

CLIX

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96032 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2007 - 10:58 PM

Hello again and thank you all Smile Hey, I might make it into triple figures for the first time with this effort - hint hint Smile

It's amazing what a little nudge in the right direction does Tony - thanks for that nudge! This technique has opened my eyes to so much more than just flowers!

It's hard finding decent locations around my neck of the woods and the blasted day job does rather get in the way of getting out and about. I shall persevere though and see what else I can find over the coming weeks.

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Atlas
Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
10 Mar 2007 - 10:35 PM

I could of sworn I clicked this the day you uploaded it? Ah well here's my vote anyway Alison ☼☼☼☼☼

Rob

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96032 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2007 - 10:37 PM

Thank you Rob Smile I've just had this printed up to A3 and it looks pretty decent - maybe one day I'll even bung it up on the wall!

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megamuff8
megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
20 Apr 2007 - 11:29 AM

Beautiful tones, shadows and colours.....You've captured a quaint feel to this, well done!

Cheers,
Suzan Smile

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JONTHELENS
5 Mar 2008 - 8:45 PM

great comp,lighting cracking picture.

jonny

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96032 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2008 - 8:33 AM

Hi Jonny and thanks for taking a look.

I went back to the same spot a while back to try some more shots but sadly they didn't really come out as well. At least it's only a short bus-ride away so I can get back there this year and try again - I'd like some without the gentleman in the frame so maybe I'll succeed one day!

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16 Mar 2008 - 2:54 PM

Missed this Alison - and I absolutely love it. Very worthy of its Awards - despite Keith's misgivings! Wink

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21 Nov 2010 - 11:14 PM

Lovey shot and great explaination of how to do it - thanks.

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96032 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2010 - 9:08 AM

Blimey Stuart - you're trawling back a long way Smile Thanks for looking though - it's a good reminder of what I've done.

I was there again last Tuesday afternoon but there was a white bike in the alley and two shop signs so it wasn't overly inspiring.

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