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I'm trying a few new things (again!!) I would appreciate any comments, although I know this wont be to everyones tastes. I'm trying for a "fine art" look (for want of a better term).

At the request of Marktc "Taken at Spurn Point about a month ago. About an hour after sunrise, I used a LEE 10 stop "Big Stopper" to accentuate the movement in the Sea and Clouds, to help create the drama. This was further accentuated in Silver EFEX and Photoshop CS5, to create a somewhat surreal image, that I hope you find a little different."A big thanks to Martin for the user award, and Malcolm for the GEA on my last image.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:20.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Apr 2012 - 6:47 AM
Focal Length:20mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:30sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:World in motion
Username:Nick_w Nick_w
Uploaded:10 May 2012 - 9:40 AM
Tags:Black & white, Digitally manipulated, Landscape, Seascape, Spurn
Votes:73

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 9:46 AM

Like the movement here Nick. Good mono tones too.
Regards Richard.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman  114484 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 9:49 AM

Takes a good land/seascape for me to take a 2nd look, what a stunner and the mono tones just add to the drama, lovelt stuff!

Ade

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PhilSingleton
PhilSingleton e2 Member 2PhilSingleton vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 9:52 AM

Works fantastically well for me, with "movement" to the top right third of the image. Really love it.

Phil.

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom93 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 9:53 AM

It definitely has that 'fine art' feel to the mono conversion. I think the minimalist composition helps that although your clever arrangement of the features coupled with the dynamic element added by the movement in the long exposure packs a lot of punch into this image! What software did you use for your mono conversion? I ask because I struggle to get this type of beautiful tonal range using PS Elements!
Al

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HowieR
HowieR  3 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 9:53 AM

Fine Art indeed- great treatment
Howie

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 9:54 AM

Nice lighting, and good water movement on f.g.
saeid

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73799 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 10:01 AM

Thanks everyone.

Al I used Silver EFEX to convert the image, that said I can get a very similar look in photoshop ( I've used CS2and CS5), all I would say is don't be afraid of pure black and pure white.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54167 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 10:08 AM

The superb tones certainly give this a Fine Art look, although I'm not sure exactly what that means.
All I know is it's beautifully smooth and gives a feeling of speed, and the tonal range is excellent - punchy without being harsh.
Chris

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Dave_Henderson
Dave_Henderson e2 Member 961 forum postsDave_Henderson vcard United Kingdom
10 May 2012 - 10:23 AM

Special.

Dave

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 10:29 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Looks like you hit on the right recipe, Nick.

Another superb, minimalist mono.

Personally, I don't think the grey background and the thin white stroke are particularly flattering for mono images as they are a little distracting from the beuaty of the tones contained within the image itself, although I can see why you chose them. IMO, simplicity is where it's at with mono, as you have so ably demonstrated with this and your last.

Cheers

Bill

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom951 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 10:34 AM

What I am enjoying is the contrast between the very careful technique and the random scattering of objects. 'Deceptively simple', as they say.
But I agree with Bill above about the grey, it doesn't do anything for me.
Moira

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73799 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 10:34 AM

Thanks everyone Smile

Cheers for those comments Bill, it's like you were reading my mind. It was after my last true DM, there was a comment by Eviscera, which really made me think and sit back. I was over complicating some of my work. I looked for a couple of simple compositions and tried to get a certain mood, rather than increasing the number of elements.

Edit:The greys easily changedWink

Last Modified By Nick_w at 10 May 2012 - 10:36 AM

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JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53509 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 10:35 AM

Very much to my taste and yes fine art is a tag i'd use. in terms of comments its beautiful, but i find the horizon very hard as its nearish the middle if I crop the top just a little off the top, the hard top black section reduces and the whole image is less stark - just my opinion in trying to add a comment.
Cheers
Stuart

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73799 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 10:53 AM

Thanks Stuart a very valid comment, the crop suggested would probably work (and I originally started with that crop before starting again). The starkness you mention was one of the emotions I was trying to bring to the image.

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 11:06 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Aha! That's better Smile

Interesting suggestion from Stuart about a crop, which I wholly disagree with!
I think your composition is spot on and there's a lovely echo between the blurred clouds and the f/g sea.
If it was possible, I think a little more room on the left would have been better (although I suspect you are already making use of the full width of your frame) and perhaps a little more room below the bright pebble at right f/g, but that's being really picky!
An excellent shot, imo.

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73799 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 11:12 AM

I did compose with a bit more to the left Bill, there was just too much flare for me to correct ( and I did try) I was so annoyed with myself I didn't spot it on the back of the camera. I didn't spot that pebble, tho it will be cloned out of the print! (tho my wife hates it - so it will go in the office). The border probably draws your eye to it. I will bare that in mind in future.

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dathersmith
10 May 2012 - 11:38 AM

Works well for me Nick, good composition and exposure and the mono conversion is excellent.

Darren.

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RobboB
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10 May 2012 - 11:43 AM

Cracking shot Nick.

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BillyGoatGruff
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10 May 2012 - 11:57 AM

She's not related to my wife is she? Wink

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martin.w
martin.w  12350 forum posts United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 11:59 AM

Yup, this is a lovely moody mono. Made a little surreal by both slo mo movement in clouds and sea, but that is a good thing as it works here. I can't comment on the fine art angle, as no idea what that is....though I did read Keithh's blog on it a while back!! Wink

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73799 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 12:04 PM

LOL @ Bill I dont think i've done one image that she likes !!

Yes I read that blog from Keith, tho mut go back and re-read just in-case Wink

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 12:08 PM

A very surrealistic feel to it, I think, but a stunning piece of work, love it! Wink
Trev Smile

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 12:16 PM

like the mood and feel of this alot.lesley

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marktc
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10 May 2012 - 12:29 PM

A great image... Would it be possible to add a narrative about the image? Thanks Nick

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5179 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 12:30 PM

Very little to fault here IMO Nick. Composition is excellent and the spread of tones is very good on the whole. If I was being critical the water movement at the front of the image looks a little bright but to be fair I am looking at this on my work laptop and I am being picky. The adjustment I would make would be very subtle. The posts look a little oversharpened but again nothing serious.
All in all then an excellent image.
Derek

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73799 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 12:42 PM

Yep I agree about the posts Derek, probably rushed the upload sharpening (so not too worried) - I will post a mod tonight with pebble removed and the sharpening corrected (looks like only 2 of the posts on this screen).

Cheers

Nick

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swedger
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10 May 2012 - 12:49 PM

Superb

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LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 4:52 PM


Quote: At the request of Marktc "Taken at Spurn Point about a month ago. About an hour after sunrise, I used a LEE 10 stop "Big Stopper" to accentuate the movement in the Sea and Clouds, to help create the drama

Missed how cold it was, plus the rain and the hail stones.


Like the idea Nick and the processing just think less could be more with the style you're trying, items in shot I'm refering to.


LesF

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DalesLass
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10 May 2012 - 5:04 PM

I'm a bit new but for me it works really well. I like the crop, the composition and the big stopper has given a lovely effect. Fab image.

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Anna_W
Anna_W  2 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 5:54 PM

A wonderfully dynamic image and beautifully processed. I love the way the movement of the clouds mirrors that of the water with all the lines leading the eye towards the far horizon.
Regards,
Anna

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Eviscera
Eviscera  81096 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 6:08 PM

Beautiful image Nick.

Fits the brief well ,simplicity and the balance of light.

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MarkBroughton
10 May 2012 - 6:28 PM

Fantastic work here. The effect of the 10-stopper here is as fine as I have ever seen.
Mark

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Uppercut
Uppercut  7 Norway1 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 7:25 PM

fascinating photo, with beautiful tones and a soft impact...I rarely comment on landscape photography, but this one struck me as specialSmile
John

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pmorgan
pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 8:10 PM

Floats my boat in a big way!!!!

Rgds
Paul

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colin63
colin63  5 England
10 May 2012 - 8:37 PM

this is superb and works really well

Colin

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73799 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 8:49 PM

Wow a big thanks Mark & Paul means a lot.

Thanks everyone for all your comments - it means a lot, especially when those that dont normally comment on 'scapes say such kind words.

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HowardA
HowardA  7231 forum posts
21 May 2012 - 11:25 PM

Whites and blacks Nick. Work for me every time! Really liking this style.
H.

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