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A change of track tonight after Irishkate asked me what sort of images I show at my camera club.I realised early on there that my rust and grot would ''bomb'' after I scored 8 out of 20 for one of them.I do realise that they are nothing more than ''record shots'' and it is images such as the one here that I can manage to score 17 out of 20 with !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot G11
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Sep 2010 - 11:50 AM
Focal Length:6.1mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:View to the top.
Username:mikbee mikbee
Uploaded:14 Nov 2012 - 10:58 PM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white
Votes:70

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 11:05 PM

Now we're seeing the real talent of Mike!
That is a cracker - wonderful shapes, patterns, shadows, tone and light.
What did the judge deduct points for?
Congratulations on 17/20.
I think you should show us more of your work at least once a week?
KateGrinGrinGrin

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6515 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 11:05 PM

17 out of 20 you were robbed mate, this is a 19 if ever I saw one. - gary

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 11:16 PM

Ah yes, camera clubs, a weird form of masochism. Super shot though.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 11:19 PM


Quote: Ah yes, camera clubs, a weird form of masochism. Super shot though.

I tend to agree with you Lynne,and I do find the best part of the
night is when we retire to the pub at 9.30 !!
Mick.

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 11:26 PM

Ah yes, this was bound to do well in C.C. - and I agree with Gary that the judge that night was stingey. It's a wonderful image, Mick, with everything going for it - lighting, composition, p.o.v., perspective and a beaut range of grey tones. No need to say, for me it's a winner SmileSmileSmile

Lavina

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 - 11:53 PM

An excellent composition Mick. This has everything going for it. For me its a real winner
Jim

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 - 11:53 PM

"Stairway to Heaven", Mick? Mmmm.............makes me wonder! Great image by the way and song not bad, either!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
AniaWink

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Badgerfred
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15 Nov 2012 - 12:00 AM

This is excellent Mick, a super composition with great detail,
Fred.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 12:01 AM

A different sort of 'mikbee image' tonight, Mick: excellent composition with great angles, lines, light and shadows and with B and W presentation working so well.
Ronnie.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 12:05 AM

An excellent and classic black 'n white composition and good to see you embracing monochrome Smile

Albert

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BarryC123
BarryC123  543 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 12:19 AM

I am rather surprised* to find that beneath the grotty casual exterior you normally present, there lurks an actual photographic artist !
Nice one, Mick, a really excellent composition.
I have yet to venture into the world of camera club competition - to be honest, I'm pretty sure most of my stuff would just get laughed out the door and life is tough enough with letting myself in for that.




* Actually I'm not at all surprised. I've known since first seeing your images here.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 12:25 AM

I think I would give this one 20 out of 20--superb, classy-- conversion and comp-- first rate!

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 4:09 AM

My, My, My....This is really very good Mick. How nice you showed us........Sandy

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RysiekJan
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15 Nov 2012 - 5:20 AM

Nice one Mick, a pleasant surprise.


Richard

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Hop-A-Long
15 Nov 2012 - 7:22 AM

This is cracking Mick, very graphic and suits the mono well.
Although it has made me feel a touch faint as I can't see any orange in it whatsoever. Grin

Andy

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 7:22 AM

Excellent shot Mick, great composition, I love the lines and shadows, very definitely a 20 / 20 IMHO

Hugh

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2136 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 7:34 AM

Brilliant Mick,It really work's in mono.
Show us some more of these ,Smile

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 7:40 AM

Great shapes and detail...
I like the light to dark tones...
Great comp...
Well done...

Dave

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 7:54 AM

Delightful composition Mick - lovely strong contrasting b/w - gets my UA too
Helen

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wnbeat
wnbeat  832 forum posts Scotland
15 Nov 2012 - 7:55 AM

I'm guessing your were good at geometry and technical drawing at school, This is an excellent image Mick thoughI prefer curves myself WinkWink
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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 8:12 AM

brilliant comp mick wonderful detail and light looks a long way up a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41017 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 8:35 AM

Strong shapes and lines, Mick, a strong graphic image, but no place for rust there though.

Dave

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JohnChambersPhotography

I'm Looking still looking alas no rust well well well time for change time to see the talent without the rust, good angles good tones, very well captured CC sometimes leave a lot to be desired after all it's just another persons likes or dislikes, yuo are right TAKE ME TO THE BAR , before and after the meeting now that's a better night out,cracking shot Mick

John

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom952 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 9:08 AM

Mick does b&w! This is superb, and clever, with diagonals hitting the bottom two corners just perfectly to support the composition.
I had a rusty card lined up for your birthday, maybe I should look for something cool and linear instead?
No, on second thoughts, it's Rusty Mick that we know and love...
Moira

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9470 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 9:10 AM

Stairway to heaven...that's as near that you will get. That's a good one Mick but how did you get that black sky you clever man. An exceptionally good image Mick.

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nonur
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15 Nov 2012 - 9:27 AM

This is simply EXCELLENT work, Mick!

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 9:27 AM

A great composition Mick, good lines and the mono tones are superb, very well captured, that judge was obviously having an off day! (I have to ask, was the pub near the top of the steps?)
Carole

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 9:34 AM

First-class photography, Mick, and in excellent mono too.

Quote: something cool and linear

Something curvaceous and warming would be equally suitable, I think; but unlikely in mid-November . . .
Wink
Regards
Bill

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MacroMeister
15 Nov 2012 - 9:41 AM


Quote:
What did the judge deduct points for?
Congratulations on 17/20.


Well, he wasn't using a proper camera, was he? he wasn't using the latest big-beast must-have, whizz-bang SRL that all the boys have. But Oh! wait a minute, he's produced a really good top-notch shot (a lot of head-scratching) how did he do that then?Wink

Great shot, Mike (even with the G11). Lovely lines and great conversion. Sorry I can't vote as I don't agree with the system. But I'm sure my praise is worth more?

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cats_123
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15 Nov 2012 - 10:06 AM

Hidden talents Smile

superb mono shot

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SlowSong
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15 Nov 2012 - 10:08 AM

Very nice clean shot.
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Joline
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15 Nov 2012 - 12:47 PM

WE should see this side of your work more often. This is top notch.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 2:52 PM

A super bit of mono work here, Mick, great capture of lines and angles here - it should have been the winner in your competition! Wink Has to be my Fave Of The Day, well deserving of the Awards, and think I might just have to part with mine here too...Wink
Trev Smile

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AnnChown
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15 Nov 2012 - 3:04 PM

I voted around 9.00 am this morning and have been in shock since - hence no comment until now! Smile Excellent Mick - I knew there was more lurking below the surface!! Those judges don't know quality when they see it - I'd have given 19 out of 20 too!! SmileSmile
Ann

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
15 Nov 2012 - 3:41 PM

Hope the pub is not at the top of those steps Mick lol. good perspective tones and light, been hiding your light under a bushel mate, well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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lifesnapper
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15 Nov 2012 - 5:50 PM

Well I'll give you 20 out of 20 for this one Mick, VERY nicely taken shot, and brilliant in Mono.

John Smile

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 7:05 PM


Quote: Now we're seeing the real talent of Mike!
That is a cracker - wonderful shapes, patterns, shadows, tone and light.
What did the judge deduct points for?
Congratulations on 17/20.
I think you should show us more of your work at least once a week?
KateGrinGrinGrin

Yes Yes Yes more pleaseSmile

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8748 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1575 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 7:18 PM

I would never have guessed this was yours, Mick.
I never doubted that you had a photographic talent, and now and again you even show us some arty-farty rust, but this is something else. So why do you save such images for the camera club and deny us the pleasure of such?
Perhaps it's because we expect to see rust and grot from you, it's a sort of mikbee trademark.
The awards speak volumes, and I hope they speak to you and your hidden talents too.

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NobbytheNobster

Great shot Mick, i recall you posting a shot of these stairs before!
It's always nice to see you shooting something other than rust & grott now and again although i take nothing away from your keen eye and skill for spotting and capturing them.
Camera club eh......not for me mate, though i'm tempted by the promise of it finishing with a pint or two Smile
Ricky

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Lillian
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15 Nov 2012 - 9:06 PM

Well looks like you needed another award there Mick...what a great shot
love those stairs such a great composition
a winner
Lillian

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15 Nov 2012 - 9:46 PM

Wonderful lines, composition and shadows in this architectural image. A fine geometrical study that is worth more than 17/20. You are at the top of your game tonight Mick

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Ayoob
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16 Nov 2012 - 1:26 AM


Quote: Excellent shot Mick, great composition, I love the lines and shadows, very definitely a 20 / 20 IMHO

Hugh

I agree with all above ,Mike..........GrinGrinGrin

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16 Nov 2012 - 1:42 AM

Superb Mick - wonderful, excellent architectural shot. You are full of surprises Smile

Anne

Next time I'm stuck for a title, I will check with you first Smile

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Chinga
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16 Nov 2012 - 8:58 PM

Onwards and upwards Mick... This is a fantastic compo. Well deserved awards.
I love the shot the angle and the shadow... But couldn't you drop a rusty nail on the first step? Grin
IB

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pascalg
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17 Nov 2012 - 3:41 AM

I'm sure you're worried about your score, Mick...

this one scores 17/20 maybe because of the lack of rust? Wink

hope you don't have to come back down those stairs after the pub...

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helenlinda
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17 Nov 2012 - 3:04 PM

Well done with all these awards Mick - very well deserved SmileSmile

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frz67
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17 Nov 2012 - 4:42 PM

talent was already present in all of your rusty shots, Mick, here it takes a different way of expression
not surprised by this shot, only pleased

francesco

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
18 Nov 2012 - 4:04 AM

Excellent !! I somehow managed to miss this one yesterday Mick Smile

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bobsblues
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18 Nov 2012 - 5:50 AM

Nearly slipped me by Mick great work and conversion .Smile
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NeilWigan
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20 Nov 2012 - 9:41 PM

Just felt i had to give you the award, Mick, for showing your arty farty side to the world .Give up with judges lad ,in a world of there own,one pats you on the back,next one sticks the knife in,same picture.

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