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I promised myself not to redo colour images in mono, but to process accordingly.

However.... This is yesterdays converted to mono, I couldn't resist, and this is the one that will stay. Cards on table I do prefer monos anyway, but this has a completly different feel, yesterdays was all about the ambience of the Natural History Museum, and the warmth in the stonwork decor, this is about the guy and his interaction with more emphasis on the light, how it clips the statue of Darwins head, to me it gives a connection.

Enough waffle...

Brand:Olympus
Camera:Olympus E-PL1 Check out Olympus Image Space!
Lens:OLYMPUS M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 L
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Aug 2012 - 2:09 PM
Focal Length:14mm
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
ISO:250
Title:Evolutionary II
Username:Nick_w Nick_w
Uploaded:29 Jan 2013 - 9:26 AM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, Flash / lighting, General, Landscape / travel, Natural history museum, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
Votes:68

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WillieH
WillieH  8 Scotland
29 Jan 2013 - 9:41 AM

Lovely image, I prefer mono images the tones are superb as is the lighting very nice work, very well executed.

Kind Regards Willie

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 9:56 AM

This is nice, very nice processing...............gives the image a spooky feel...........GrinGrinGrinGrin

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7328 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom879 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 10:01 AM

I had a good look at this before I read your narrative. Two things immediately came to mind - this one is about structure rather than atmosphere, and the structure acquires quite an Escher look. Plus, in yesterday's I wasn't really aware of the direct relationship between the figure and Darwin - here it is central.
I'm generally avoiding direct colour/mono comparisons.
Moira

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capto
capto e2 Member 1588 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 11:25 AM

I have not seen the colour version. This mono is excellent, without the guy in the shot the image would lose much of it soul.

ivor

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rajasekar
rajasekar  4 India2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 11:33 AM

I like your narration and this is really picturesque in Mono. The lighting has worked out excellent and as you mentioned it clips the statue of Darwin. However can i see the unprocessed one? so eager to see how it looks in color with the lighting Smile

Raja

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 426 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 11:45 AM

Superb mono

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103956 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 11:47 AM

great use of natural light Grin

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puertouk
puertouk  21012 forum posts United Kingdom17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 11:48 AM

I love the tones in the image. You seem to have captured them all in this shot, as it brings you in and makes you want to stay and look around.
Stephen

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53989 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 11:54 AM

Fantastic detail. Looks as if it goes on forever.
x

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Briwooly
Briwooly e2 Member 8452 forum postsBriwooly vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 11:54 AM

Yesterday's was good but this is something else superb mono image

Brian....................

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 1:08 PM

Wow! Amazing architecture and the sound in there must be something like you've never heard before. Superb image.......Sandy

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 1:19 PM

The play of light and shadow is more evident to me here - I too love a good mono and this one is what it's all about.

The interaction between the tourist and the statue is now evident - the strong colours of his clothing took center stage in the colour version, and was a definite distraction from the message to use that word. The framing using the center rail is excellent too.

I'm impressed with this conversion and how you've managed to maintain such detail in the dark areas.

Anne

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LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 5:56 PM

A different approach to this much photographed location Nick, which is always a good thing when you know it has been done loads of times before.
Seeing the colour yesterday edges it over the mono today for me, may be the colour included more detail, here the focus switches more with the light and the person.
Pity you didn't have an axesaw with you, without central hand rail, who knows what it would look like LOL.

Anyway it's good to be different


LesF

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widtink
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 5:59 PM

Nick i love this image B/W totally changes everything about the shot including any story or sub plots. Magnificent my man

Rod

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 7:08 PM

Moody and dark and menacing superb!

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5168 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 8:02 PM

Without the distraction of colour the atmosphere created by the light really 'sings' here Nick. As you have said and others observed the figure becomes far more important. Whereas the color version could be called Architecture with figures this is much more a portrait in a an architectural setting.
Derek

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p12owe
p12owe e2 Member 1101 forum postsp12owe vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 9:20 PM

This looks fantastic in mono... I would like to take a hammer and chisel to that central handrail though... do you think they would mind!!!!Smile

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leontari
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29 Jan 2013 - 9:59 PM

It works very well in b-w
Effrossini

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 10:46 AM

Well worked interaction here Nick
Regards Richard

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oll1e e2 Member 655 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 8:21 PM

This to me is amazing ,the light is so powerful and striking ,it is a real gem Wink

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