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OK not my usual style .. and I know this will go down like the proverbial lead balloon but I have always been impressed by the work of the likes of thearmsofvenusdemilo and DaveU.

When at Grosmont we had a detour via the Church. As I'm not really into stained glas I tried a slightly different take on it.

I would appreciate any comments...

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 10-20
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Sermon
Username:Nick_w Nick_w
Uploaded:16 Oct 2008 - 8:22 AM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, Church interior, Digitally manipulated, Mono
Votes:49
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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eamesjones
16 Oct 2008 - 8:27 AM

very harry potter...i love the real lenth that the little windows give you, and the arches on the left that bring you back to the book....i really get this picture,for me it works....

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Martin54
Martin54 e2 Member 8495 forum postsMartin54 vcard United Kingdom
16 Oct 2008 - 8:29 AM

Good work - I prefer the all mono version 2, but would also be interested in seeing a full colour version. I think it would help if the text was a little lighter too, but a very good image all the same,
Martin

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2008 - 8:35 AM

Excellent work,v1 the best for me.
Dave

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73802 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2008 - 8:45 AM

Thanks Guys. I tried lightening the text, and indeed have done so for the print, but when I reduced it to 1000px I got some horrendous interference patterns, a bit like the weathermen's dodgy shirts when viewed on the TV in the 70's. The full colour one isn't really an option as I did all the work on individual RGB layers, as this was only intended to be mono. Its NOT designed to be a faithful rendition of the scene!

I have to dash now, but when I get back I will dig out the straight colour HDR scene before any work - trouble is you will see all the digital manipulation then!

Last Modified By Nick_w at 16 Oct 2008 - 8:51 AM

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sidaorb
sidaorb  83857 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2008 - 8:51 AM

V1 for me, that little touch of colour gives it the edge. Very haunting image and beautifully lit.

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Ian-Munro
Ian-Munro  6200 forum posts Wales15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2008 - 9:14 AM

Great stuff. Well worked.

Ian

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VintageRed
16 Oct 2008 - 10:05 AM

The colour version for me Nick. Love the arty feel to this. Darkly impressionist. For me the text is okay. It is in keeping with the rest of the image. Deserves to do well.
Nick

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014708 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2008 - 11:10 AM

tandberg lives on in warney???

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DOGSBODY  51432 forum posts England30 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2008 - 11:14 AM

A superior bit of photography. Andy

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
16 Oct 2008 - 11:38 AM

Super.Love No.1.Inspired photography.
Cheers
Alan

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dathersmith
16 Oct 2008 - 12:00 PM

Excellent work Nick, was going to upload a mono myself today but this will put it to shame. Prefer #2 by the way.

Darren.

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2008 - 1:04 PM

Like the concept of this Nick and the details too -with good toning - For version two is my preferred images as your eyes are not distracted by the colours.
Regards Richard.

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt e2 Member 9739 forum postsIanFlindt vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2008 - 1:36 PM

I like this - especially the second version. The B&W treatment, and the darkness over the pages, gives it an almost Satanic feel!

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LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2008 - 1:39 PM

Like this Nick you have done a good job with the processing and its V2 only bcause its full mono.

LesF

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54169 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2008 - 1:40 PM

Very effective. I like the touches of colour in V1 but V2 would have been just as eyecatching on its own.
Chris

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PeterBushell
16 Oct 2008 - 4:19 PM

great shot and great work

Pete

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Steve7962
Steve7962  6 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2008 - 5:29 PM

Fantastic!

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16 Oct 2008 - 6:19 PM

I do like the selective colour of V1 Nick but the shadows across the book are just a touch too much for me,they seem very uneven.I think if the shadow was consistent across the pages then it would be far more appealing.Yes the book may have overtaken the image without the shadows but the drop of colour in the bg would have off set that for me a bit.

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Nick_w e2 Member 73802 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2008 - 6:32 PM

Thanks everyone, Janet I tried reducing the shadow, and have done for the print - but it introduced some very wierd interference patterns when reduced to 1000px - cant explain it.

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bombebit
bombebit  6 Denmark
16 Oct 2008 - 7:39 PM

that is seriously high impact.. like it a lot...

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thearmsofvenusdemilo

Like it Nick, good focal point and you have the mood too, nice one.

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Nick_w e2 Member 73802 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2008 - 7:55 AM

Thanks everyone - Colin thats praise indeed it was one of your works that was the inspiration for this

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BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2008 - 11:09 AM

V2 for me, Nick.
Very nicely shot.
Cheers,
Bill

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Simon_Palmer
18 Oct 2008 - 11:10 AM

Can't believe I missed this one when posted. An epic piece of work imo, a real nice and different shot Warney, I like this an awful lot.

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Nick_w
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18 Oct 2008 - 12:59 PM

Thanks everyone, I'm over the moon with the response as its completely different from my normal work - there are a couple of technical issues that need working on if I'm to continue with this style, but it does look good in print.

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martinl
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18 Oct 2008 - 9:12 PM

Different and all the better for it.
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HowardA
HowardA  7231 forum posts
6 Nov 2008 - 1:08 PM

Moody stuff Nick! The shadows on the book are really heavy but the overall comp is ace. Full mono version for me btw.
Howard

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