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One from months ago, when in Ireland I visited the Ulster Folk Museum as recommend by Colin (thearmsofvenusdemillo).

This is a new processing technique so I would appreciate your comments. (Using the colour of the original to tone a mono).

Well I hope to be back online later, but the Hard disc is full (just 1 GB left so everything is painfully slow) wish me luck !!

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 24-70 f2.8 EX
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Ulster Kitchen
Username:Nick_w Nick_w
Uploaded:1 Nov 2009 - 1:50 PM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, Specialist / abstract
Votes:61
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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What a lovely image - well taken indeed !

Chris

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riprap007
riprap007  101568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 1:57 PM

I've got a thing for kitchens today Smile

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 2:02 PM

the mono blend works well.lesley

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GrahamNobles
1 Nov 2009 - 2:45 PM

Just my cup of tea!
Graham

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 4:35 PM

Excellent subject,processing and image Nick

ATB Smile


~Alley~

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Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 4:49 PM

I agree with Alley - works a treat Nick!

Sarah *

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ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014807 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 5:59 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

nicely done

I've never really got still life stuff right, maybe I go to the wrong places!

really like the feel to this shot though, has a feeling of age to it.

reckon it's a bit top heavy though? maybe crop the window a bit as most of the action's in the lower part of the shot?

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 6:13 PM

Nice bit of processing Nick,I love the subject matter.
Reckon Ade has a point with the crop though.

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014807 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 6:22 PM

nicely done

I've never really got still life stuff right, maybe I go to the wrong places!

really like the feel to this shot though, has a feeling of age to it.

reckon it's a bit top heavy though? maybe crop the window a bit as most of the action's in the lower part of the shot?

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ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014807 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 6:22 PM

arse - the page froze, just re-submitted it and you've got 2 duplicates... ah well Smile

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73878 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 6:51 PM

Know the feeling Ade, thought I'd typed a reply and nothing appeared!

I think your right re the crop, should have been cropped just below the divider in the window, to a square format - Thats what you get for processing at 2 in the morning when you can't sleep.

Tho it is quite heavily cropped as it is. The main problem I was behind a barrier with the attendant watching me like a hawk, else I would have rearranged thinks a touch I would have liked to have been a bit lower too.

Last Modified By Nick_w at 1 Nov 2009 - 6:53 PM

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david deveson
1 Nov 2009 - 6:57 PM

Don't you dare crop it.... you need the space above as a balance to all the business below and also to add the atmosphere.... leave it alone, it's superb as it is... the empty space above balances perfectly the weightiness of the lower half.
David
PS: Have an award!

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73878 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 7:20 PM

Thanks David Smile. ButI just uploaded a variant as you were typing the comment - tho I do prefer the original as the diagonal of the table edge unbalances the image , I think.

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AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 7:36 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Just came back for another look Nick....and just wanted to add....I really like the inclusion of all the window/curtain...and agree with David it does balance.
Just mho Smile

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73878 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 7:42 PM

Thanks Alley, I do tend to give images a bit more space than some, just personal preference - I'm still not sure which is my favourite

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1 Nov 2009 - 8:04 PM

Wonderful still life Nick and fully agree with David and Alley V1 it has a far better balance to it than V2

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V2 is a good shot but at the end of the day it's a still life of a kettle, a bottle and other bits and bobs.... V1 is all of that and atmosphere.... I rest my case.
David

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MikeH  9217 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 8:12 PM

V1 without a doubt Nick for me
Mike

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Nick_w e2 Member 73878 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 8:12 PM

Thanks David, Les, Mike & Alley. Yes I agree on No1 - the comment on the atmosphere, well that is what I was trying to convey it was grubby, weather worn, and it had the feel of my grand mothers farmhouse kitchen, which is why I really took to the venue.

Last Modified By Nick_w at 1 Nov 2009 - 8:13 PM

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 8:16 PM

Lovely details and tones Nick - going with version 1.
Good processing too.
Regards Richard.

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jeronius e2 Member 5jeronius vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 8:27 PM

Incredible still life image.
Jerry

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1 Nov 2009 - 8:28 PM

Version 1 by a mile for me
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Nick_w e2 Member 73878 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 8:30 PM

Thanks everyone ..well I didn't expect this one to create quite such debate, I was expecting more controversy over the processing than the crop.

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1 Nov 2009 - 9:24 PM

Thanks Pete Smile

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AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 9:54 PM

Congrats on your HC Nick....

V1 Wins Wink


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Nick_w e2 Member 73878 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 9:59 PM

Thanks Alley, for all your comments Wink

But on a semi-serious note, its true pictures speak louder than words, by putting up the variant I think helps demonstrate the reason why V1 works.

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thearmsofvenusdemilo

Thats rather nice Nic, you have captured the feel of the place well, no need for a crop on it, the window lends a sense of place to the overall composition, love the new technique btw...

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oh and buy an external hard drive i got a 1 tb at pc world for £50.00. Storage sorted.

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Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2009 - 5:34 AM

Excellent still life and toning Nick and congrats on the HC.A well chosen subject.
Tom.

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2 Nov 2009 - 6:31 AM

Congrats on the badge Nick

LesF

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DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2009 - 8:57 AM

Lovely pic Nick and the processing technique works so well with the subject matter. V1 by a mile for me .... so much more balance.

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Wooly  8112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2009 - 9:18 AM

Cracking work Nick, congrats on the HC.

Alan

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martinl e2 Member 10249 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2009 - 9:37 AM

Must find a suitable place to shoot and have a go at this type of stuff. Inspirational Nick.
Smile

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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2009 - 10:20 AM

An excellent bit of work, Nick, as we can expect from you. Like the effect, almost mono with just a hint of colour, works very well and suits the subject.
TrevB Smile

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Nick_w e2 Member 73878 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2009 - 11:02 AM

Thanks everyone, and Martin if you find somewhere give me a shout.

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2 Nov 2009 - 2:48 PM

Super picture, well done

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ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014807 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2009 - 3:41 PM

1 is a bit better - but worth a try wasn't it?

not sure it's a mile better though Wink

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Nick_w e2 Member 73878 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2009 - 4:29 PM

Thanks everyone.

Yes its always worth trying something, experimentation is how we learn. (Or it is for me) There was some milage in your initial comment Ade, but it was more the angle - I would have prefered to have been a fraction lower and to the right. As it was the lens was resting on the barrier.

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andy_AHG  5106 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2009 - 11:36 PM

Every detail and hue is just spot on Nick. Again - top class work.

Andy

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HowardA  7231 forum posts
8 Nov 2009 - 10:02 PM

Top job Nick. A still life with bags of character...the processing is excellent and in keeping with the subject. You're on a good roll - congrats.
Howard

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