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OK I've decided that I'm not going to let the camera problems beet me.

I will have to work on old material for a while, but the blessing is that I have at last produced a mono I'm happy with.

Let me know what you think. I will get around to looking at a few PF's over the next couple of weeks.

Please give it a chance by peeking at the large version.

Camera:Nikon Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 10-20
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Troubled Waters
Username:Nick_w Nick_w
Uploaded:16 Feb 2009 - 7:51 PM
Tags:Black & white, Landscape / travel, Mono, Saltwick bay
Votes:111

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12352 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 7:54 PM

Very much better than anything I have done out there....and rather brave to be out there with the tide in Wink

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 7:54 PM

Like your composition and the tones in this - well converted too.
Regards Richard.

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cdm36
cdm36 e2 Member 10390 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 7:54 PM

Works for me Smile

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CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87276 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 7:56 PM

The large version is amazing....

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exposure
exposure e2 Member 101311 forum postsexposure vcard England
16 Feb 2009 - 8:00 PM

A Beautiful perspective and exposure detail and tones.
Pauline.

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co
co  10 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 8:00 PM

dramatic, awesome and wonderfull composed...
so much impact.. realy amazing !!!!
A winner in my eye's !

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GordonScott
16 Feb 2009 - 8:03 PM

Lovely tones in image espec. in the water. Pity about the metalwork coming out of the wrecked boat. Someone should bend it out of the way or even better cut it off !!

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jamescoates
16 Feb 2009 - 8:06 PM

Great shot, really like the composition.
James

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MichaelBHanney
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16 Feb 2009 - 8:12 PM

Works very well in black and white.

Michael

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Andycln
Andycln  626 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 8:20 PM

Great atmosphere.

Andy

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SMlLER
SMlLER  5
16 Feb 2009 - 8:20 PM

Lovely shot.

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 8:22 PM

So dramatic Nick and very glad to see you back.Keep hanging in there.
Tom.

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jimpy1
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16 Feb 2009 - 8:25 PM

Great drama, I love it.
Jim

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conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 8:31 PM

Desperately needs an RC. So have one...! Smile

Edit: Too late. Must click quicker!

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wolfy
wolfy  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Feb 2009 - 8:37 PM

Lovely tones and mood to this one

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d3looo
d3looo  5 Slovakia1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 8:39 PM

Cracking shot!!! Great mono tones.

Pavol

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CC
CC  651 forum posts Wales
16 Feb 2009 - 8:39 PM

Love it... very dramatic!

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paulb20
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16 Feb 2009 - 8:40 PM

Mono gives this a compelling atmosphere aided by you excellent processing Nick.
Paul

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73852 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 9:06 PM

Thanks everyone. I'm over the moon how well this has been recieved for a mono. Smile

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 9:06 PM

A very beautiful image wow
Alexa

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 9:11 PM

Good for you Nick......stay with it !!

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73852 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 9:28 PM

Thanks team.. its a big surprise, but for one of my monos to get an award means so much to me. Thanks again Smile

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 9:45 PM

Superb mono Nick and congrats on the HC


Oh and welcome back mate.

LesF

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chris-p
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16 Feb 2009 - 9:46 PM

Well done Nick.....keep yer pecker up Smile

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rangerpaul
16 Feb 2009 - 9:56 PM

Cracking mono conversion. Just read about the accident with the D300. Bit of a downer but all the more reason to bounce back!!
This is a superb piece of work, glad you posted it!
Paul

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 9:56 PM

Well done on the HC, Nick - - well deserved too Smile

Fran x

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dathersmith
dathersmith e2 Member 7549 forum postsdathersmith vcard England12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 10:21 PM

Good to see you're sticking in Nick, and a great monno to come back with. Worthy of the HC.

Darren.

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73852 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 10:51 PM

Thanks for all the kind words. It is really appreciated.

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ali graham
ali graham  10102 forum posts Scotland
16 Feb 2009 - 10:55 PM

Wow, cracking image.
Very dramatic.

ali

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mroch06
mroch06  6 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2009 - 11:10 PM

superb
martin

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 11:23 PM

Looks fab' in mono, like the crop and presentation! HC - my congrat's Nick Smile

Sarah *

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue  1116195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 11:45 PM

Give it a chance? I think this pic is simply fab - the water looks as though it's seething, and stripping the meat off the skeleton of that old boat. That bit of metal sticking up adds to the tension in the twisted hull too.

I like this a lot!

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MikeH
MikeH  9217 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 8:03 AM

Good angle, well done on the HC although I still prefer the colour version,
Mike

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porty2003
porty2003  1097 forum posts Scotland
17 Feb 2009 - 10:16 AM

Great stuff
John.

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StevenPrice
17 Feb 2009 - 11:38 AM

top notch love the misty water.

Steve

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angelite
angelite  5 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 - 1:25 PM

love this pic even the twisted metal

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Ian-Munro
Ian-Munro  6200 forum posts Wales15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 4:23 PM

LARGE is unreal mate, well done.

Ian

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73852 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 5:03 PM

Thanks everyone, really happy with the reception this got. Things must be looking up just got delivery today of the Colormunki won in the Christmas draw - no excuse now not to calibrate the screen. Smile Smile

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 9:29 PM

Welcome back Nick Wink The large version is stunning. Congrats on the HC.

Nigel

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pmorgan
pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2009 - 9:31 PM

Nice way to come back mate - excellent stuff!

Rgds
Paul

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stevemelvin
stevemelvin e2 Member 8675 forum postsstevemelvin vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 12:00 AM

Cracking mono conversion Nick. Love it.

Steve

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Galleryman
19 Feb 2009 - 12:44 AM

Excellent one of the best I've seen.

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JohnParminter
19 Feb 2009 - 7:31 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Very good mono Nick and the comp is spot on as is the subject interest, the only slight thing that makes me wonder is the well illuminated hull but completely black strip of upright metal, was this intentional or due to ND Grads?
John

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73852 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 8:11 AM

Youre spot on John its down to the grads, not easy to get around it. I got some detail back in the RH of the hull that pokes up, using an adjustment layer set to screen, filled black and then painted back in with with white, however I couldn't drag anything out of the metal strip, partly down to the fact it doesn't have too much detail, I tried everything, curves, dodging, pseudo HDR, anyone with any other suggestions? There is a bit of detail tho in the print.

What I'm quite pleased about is that no one has picked me up on what i've done to the image? (Clue have a look at my last submission) Wink

Nick

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Nick_w e2 Member 73852 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 8:21 AM

Just to follow up on the last post, this was taken at the same time (now I've given the game away), this was a true HDR (6 shots 2 shots apart - no grads) so I've covered all the range and theres not much detail - part of the problem is the harsh backlighting.

Well thought out Crit John, marked it as helpful.

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JohnParminter
19 Feb 2009 - 12:15 PM

To get the detail in the metal strip I guess you could have taken an exposure for the hull and metal then another for the sky and manually blended the two together in PS with a mask layer, I've done it on fairly flat horizons but not sure how tricky with the metal sticking up??
I didn't notice either one as being HDR
John

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73852 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 6:38 PM

I won't be going back at high tide to try, as it was perilous, and after recent escapades I think I will play safe from now on. But I could have done a couple of exposures and masked etc, Idid something similar here Wink

Thanks John

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2009 - 8:21 PM

pleased to be 100.lesley

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21 Feb 2009 - 11:20 PM

The moody atmosphere and contrast is awesome.

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73852 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2009 - 9:48 PM

Thanks for all the kind words.

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HowardA
HowardA  7231 forum posts
10 Mar 2009 - 10:24 PM

Great work Nick - the conversion is excellent. Congrats!

Howard

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