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June 17th - 2 - 'TWAS ONCE MY STREAM

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Alrighty...this is the second in the series.

In the previous shot, I was leaning against a railing. Beyond that railing is a canal which used to be a stream. Hmmm...ok...I don't think the stream actually got canalised. I think they just 'civilised' the banks. I didn't pay too much attention 'cos I was there for the clouds and then the whole long shadow thing distracted me. Bah.

Anywho, I used to fish in this stream (not line, but net and pail) and it was strange going back there and seeing it so different. Not worse. Not better. Just different.

This was taken in Sepia in-camera and I can't remember what I did on the computer but this is what I ended up with.

I had to compress this with a factor of 12 so I hope it hasn't done too much in a bad way.

Oh oh oh...and as for orientation, if I turned around from the Daddy Longlegs shot and faced the railing, this image is what I saw looking to the left.

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By the way, LOVE the responses and comments in the previous pic SmileSmile

A.

Camera:Canon PowerShot A630
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:June 17th - 2 - 'TWAS ONCE MY STREAM
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:28 Jun 2009 - 4:34 PM
Tags:Digital art, Landscape / travel, Wildlife / nature
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BrianSS
BrianSS  7281 forum posts England35 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 4:53 PM


Quote: I can't remember what I did on the computer but this is what I ended up with

Well whatever you have done you have ended up with a super image! I would have guessed it had been taken in RAW but I see it was JPEG.

I like it very much, a competition if ever I saw one!.

Last Modified By BrianSS at 28 Jun 2009 - 4:56 PM

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 5:03 PM

Super image wonderful tones great processing super reflection
Alexa

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 5:11 PM

This is beautiful, wonderful tones and reflections, a real stunner. Carol

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 5:18 PM


Quote: This is beautiful, wonderful tones and reflections, a real stunner. Carol

I absolutely agree with Carol, a real stunner.

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 5:25 PM

There is a strange blend of greys and yellows here that gives this picture an atmosphere all of it's own. I particularly like the shapes these trees make against that fascinating sky.

Eric

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 5:25 PM

just stunning.......

Linda

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robicasadio
28 Jun 2009 - 5:29 PM

perfect in sepia and i love the water mirroring the sky

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 5:39 PM

Everything about this image is beautiful, the sepia tones, the trees, the sky and the shining water with reflections. There's even a magical light. Absolute cracker!

Ann

P.S. That strange ectoplasm in the plant pots couldn't be the water retaining gell by any chance? It looks rather like wallpaper paste or toad spawn!

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 5:42 PM

The shadows are great but that sky in its sepia/yellow/gray has given me pause-- All work together incredibly well!
Jennnnnnnnn

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 5:59 PM

Superb scene, Andrew, and beautiful colour.
Brian

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 7:13 PM

love those reflections ------ great processing

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GalleryGirl
28 Jun 2009 - 7:31 PM

Clever work here Andrew. Beautiful image too.
Marilyn x

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Neeka
Neeka  5 Wales
28 Jun 2009 - 7:34 PM

S T U N N I N G image chilipeep!!!!! Whatever you did it is way cool.
~Necia~

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Steve7962
Steve7962  6 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2009 - 7:40 PM

Great image.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 7:47 PM

Absolutely stunning - I love it to bits!!!

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photophantom
28 Jun 2009 - 7:56 PM

brilliant image, such great work
Dennis

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 8:37 PM

Love the brightness you have achieved within the sepia Andrew - it's a lovely scene.
Brian.

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linda63
linda63  668 forum posts Wales
28 Jun 2009 - 8:56 PM

I like this a lot. Linda

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
28 Jun 2009 - 9:56 PM

Super shot, love the colours and the sky is fab

Nicky

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alansdottir
28 Jun 2009 - 10:00 PM

That's a curious combination of sepia and grey/white you've managed there - kinda makes me think of memories... but your write-up speaks of such, so maybe that's it. Very summery, too. Carol

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franken
franken e2 Member 113104 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 10:35 PM

A wonderful scene, have the 30th from me!


Ken

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SoulOfNature
28 Jun 2009 - 11:28 PM

This is gorgeous,a real beautiful image,great tones and reflections,whatever you did it worked,brilliant.

Jean x

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2009 - 4:57 AM

What can I say? This is absolutely stunning Andrew, a wonderful shot and presentation, just a pity not available large!
Rgds., Jim

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Moj_o
Moj_o  6 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2009 - 1:36 PM

A beautiful image Smile

Betty

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2009 - 6:18 PM

WOW. Thanks, all. *Phew*...what an awesome response. Ok...just to touch on a few comments:

a) Jim, I've put up a LARGE version in V2 for you. I don't normally put up LARGE 'cos I imagine not many people would view it and also I don't wanna suck up too much of EPZ's space if I can help it.

b) BrianSS, yup it's a JPEG. My camera doesn't have RAW.

c) There's been mention of the yellows/greys/whites in the image. Ok...now I remember a couple of things. I took the original sepia image and subjected it to ''Clarify'. Not a high value. But what that tends to do is give sepia images added hues. I discovered that by accident (like most things) earlier this year while preparing images for the IGPOTY comp.

'Clarify' also lends noise. So I used a salt and pepper filter (anybody now got a hankering for half-boiled eggs? No? Just me? Er...) to smoothen it out.

Apart from those two...I think I layered the red channel over the clarified original and chose some sort of blending mode. And that may have given rise to the grey areas.

I wish I could remember. Ann (thorn) once suggested to me I use my recorder to take down processing notes. FABulous idea but I never think of it when I start playing with a pic. Or maybe I could (if I remember at the time) open up Word and bullet point each move which I do.

AAANYWAY, look at me rambling on like a gabby so-and-so...

A...

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dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
29 Jun 2009 - 6:51 PM

One word: Magnificent

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DolphinLady
29 Jun 2009 - 7:23 PM

This is awesome Andrew.
The colours are just so amazing.
So pleased you put up the large version ...that sky leaves me breathless....
Hilaryx

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Zonda
Zonda  5303 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2009 - 7:27 PM

This is something else. Knocked my eyeballs out.

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2009 - 8:25 PM

A serene scene in stunning sepia Andrew, you've produced a masterpiece here, such wonderful toning and cloud formations.

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2009 - 3:17 PM

Hi Andrew,
..........i'm speechless......................and that's not me as you know.........lolSmile Exquisite!!!take care,AnnSmile

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