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22/11/2010 - 11:26 PM
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16/11/2008 - 1:58 PM
I think the composition works well and these type of scenes are very well suited to a monochromatic style. Find the loss of highlights on the nearest structure and the wall a minor distraction. It also seems a tad soft for me (this is personal taste) but steel and brickwork, especially mono, seem to me to be subjects where sharpening can be exercised with a little less caution. Overall a very fine image.
18/05/2008 - 5:09 PM
Interesting. Since you are using a tablet, I would be more selective about how I up the contrast. Rather than use contrast and levles which can be a blunt intrsument, my tendency would lead me to use a blank (or several) overlay layer and paint on the tones directly, this will give you much more control. Soft light blending will give a subtler version. Use a brush around 8-10% opacity and build it up slowly.
13/05/2008 - 11:02 PM
I like this image a lot, I'm not sure how you achieved the result and therefore how much control you had over the its application, but I might just have given the lighter shades a touch more space above the castle to give more emphasis to the shape of the castle, still a great image with plenty of impact.