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From my visit to Grosmont last year, I must go back !!!

This is a new processing style (well its my second attempt at it) so I would like to hear what you think. The first attempt was here

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 100-300 f4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Stare
Username:Nick_w Nick_w
Uploaded:5 Apr 2009 - 11:53 AM
Tags:Black & white, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
Votes:95

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Ian-Munro
Ian-Munro  6200 forum posts Wales15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 11:59 AM

I think its superb PPing mate. Please tell me how - its great.

The image itself is a cracker too.

IanSmile

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DSV
DSV  6 Denmark
5 Apr 2009 - 12:03 PM

Great mono ;O)

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Wooly
Wooly  8112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 12:04 PM

Pings out the detail Nick.

Alan

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BarryC123
BarryC123  543 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 12:11 PM

Great expression, and great detail.
Excellent portrait.

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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
5 Apr 2009 - 12:13 PM

Good on skin tone and look of determination.

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freybird
freybird  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 12:14 PM

Cracking mono. Geoff

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Joeblowfromoz
5 Apr 2009 - 12:25 PM

Tremendous portrait - would also be interested in how you achieved the great result..Jo

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Max-1
Max-1  6 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2009 - 12:28 PM

Excellent - a captivating study.

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 63723 forum postsNick_w vcard England98 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 12:40 PM

Thanks for the comments. Jo & Ian I will drop you a PM later.

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jkennedy
jkennedy  8 Indonesia1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 1:14 PM

A great portrait shot and the texture of the processing is perfect. Well done.
Joe

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User_Removed
5 Apr 2009 - 1:47 PM

excellent, a really great candid capture and a conversion that is in keeping with the feel. Nice one Nick

rgds
Dave

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Briwooly
Briwooly e2 Member 8452 forum postsBriwooly vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 1:50 PM

Super work Nick what ever you have done works perfectly

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

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 3:18 PM

Like the details and tones in this Nick - good work.
Regards Richard.

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tg  986 forum posts Scotland
5 Apr 2009 - 3:29 PM

Fantastic shot, well seen and captured.
Thomas

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HectorRivera
HectorRivera e2 Member 6HectorRivera vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 3:52 PM

Great shot, excellent detail and contrast

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cassiecat
cassiecat  539 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 3:52 PM

fabulous tones, love the 'look'.lesley

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 4:05 PM


Quote: Jo & Ian I will drop you a PM later.

... giving away secrets now are we? Wink

Nicely done mate, might've been tempted to just lift his eyes a fraction ... make them white, but without them glowing. Nice mono though!!!

Paul

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 63723 forum postsNick_w vcard England98 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 4:25 PM

Thanks everyone, maybe I could have lifted the eyes a fraction more Paul ill have a look at the tiff, I had already dodged it a little. Besides secrets what secrets Wink

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LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 6:58 PM

A good mono and candid Nick

LesF

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MikeH
MikeH  9217 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 7:10 PM

The vignette adds focus to the subject, a very 'gritty' image.
Mike

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cheesefather
5 Apr 2009 - 8:00 PM

Lovely image - looks like someone just told him the Stella Artois delivery is delayed... Smile

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MNPHOTO  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 8:12 PM

fantastic crisp black and white shot

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Ernest_Godward

Absolutely stunning.

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Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 9:36 PM

An excellent candid Nick, perfect in mono, really brings out the detail - like the contrast!

Sarah *

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 63723 forum postsNick_w vcard England98 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 9:40 PM

Thanks everyone I'm shocked how well this has done for a mono Smile

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
5 Apr 2009 - 10:12 PM

New processing works a treat...cracking pic Nick..

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dathersmith
dathersmith e2 Member 7544 forum postsdathersmith vcard England12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 10:42 PM

A great candid shot Nick and super mono work.

Darren.

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d3looo e2 Member 5d3looo vcard Slovakia1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 10:47 PM

Great moody capture. I love it.

Pavol

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martinl e2 Member 10246 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2009 - 1:56 PM

Brilliant!
Smile

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aitchbrown
aitchbrown e2 Member 8247 forum postsaitchbrown vcard United Kingdom
7 Apr 2009 - 12:56 AM


Quote: New processing works a treat...cracking pic

Agree.

I keep looking at him, waiting for him to speak.

I wonder what he's about to say and who is going to be on the receiving end. Hmmm, glad it's not me. Love it. helen

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ade_mcfade  1014554 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2009 - 11:10 AM

quite like the pose and expression on the bokes face - the processing... he looks like he's made from Terra Cotta in a way, ceramic skin.

It's interesting - works better on someone like this rather than a lovely lady Wink

It's not one I'd use, but I look forward to seeing some more to see how it affects other people's skin

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 63723 forum postsNick_w vcard England98 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2009 - 12:35 PM

Thanks everyone ... Thanks team very shocked as it seems a long time since I posted it.

Your right Ade it does depend on the subject and for the porcelaine skin the larger its viewed the better (the thumb looks very false) in print it really shines.

I will be doing others but the subject has to be right - I have one of another tog from a trip round Leeds I might just have a go at (tho it takes ages) Wink

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LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2009 - 5:19 PM

Well done with the HC Nick

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Nick_w e2 Member 63723 forum postsNick_w vcard England98 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2009 - 7:11 PM

Thanks Les

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HowardA
HowardA  7231 forum posts
13 Apr 2009 - 1:00 PM

Fine work Nick. You've worked really hard with your monos and the results show that the efforts are paying off!!

Now, for those special 'secrets' of yours I'm always willing to receive a PM Wink

I hope that things are going well,
Howard

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Nick_w e2 Member 63723 forum postsNick_w vcard England98 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2009 - 12:33 AM

Thanks for the user award Michelle

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2009 - 7:55 AM

clap clap
a fine candid...love the tones...great conversion

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VintageRed
16 May 2009 - 9:09 AM

This works very well. Congrats on the HC.
Nick

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zteamie
zteamie  4 Scotland
11 Sep 2009 - 2:03 PM

This is fantastic work Nic !
Nice meeting you the other night and thanks for the heads up on this forum .

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Graysta
Graysta  91118 forum posts England
16 Jan 2011 - 8:08 AM

Just looking through some nice processing here.
To put a name to the face, this is Mr John Wilkinson of the NYMR full time staff.

Graham

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