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Hello all.
Anyone else fed up with the so-called summer so far?

Every time I ear-mark an event as worth having a butchers, when it comes to the day it's absolutely phissing down. Has happened three times this "summer."Sad

Saturday was the annual Gay Pride parade in Oslo, and for the second year running, it rained cats and dogs all day. Who invented the saying about raining on your parade? And despite the advice of the Weather Girls, I did not want to go out and get absolutely soaking wet!
Ah well, there's always next year...(as I said last year.)

Anyway, down to the business of the day. This effort is converted from raw without altering any colours, and no hdr treatment. It is the framewrok holding up the roof at an outdoor stage in the town of Drammen here in Vikingland.
The only thing I have done is a slight crop and an insy-wincy tweak to the levels. The hdr look is due to the corrugated plastic roof acting as a kind of light filter.

Many thanks for all recent comments and to Bill (woolybill1):
No, my favourite line from a song is NOT "Do you come from a land down under?" by Men at Work.Wink

Malc

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:30 Mar 2013 - 3:08 PM
Focal Length:95mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Green girders
Username:saltireblue saltireblue
Uploaded:1 Jul 2013 - 4:55 PM
Tags:Architecture, Drammen, Girders, Green metal, Outdoor stage, Rust
Votes:35
Has Modifications Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2013 - 5:05 PM

I was reading the long range forecast at the Met Office website earlier and they reckon this months going to be a blinder with temperature records expected to be exceeded....What truth lies in this statement, well I guess we'll see, so keep your pecker up it ain't all bad Wink As for this image, well I don't think I can comment on it so much as it's not really my kinda thing, but I do reckon it's crying out for a contrasty mono conversion, but hey what the hell do I know.....Tongue

Ade

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franken
franken e2 Member 112926 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2013 - 5:16 PM

Makes an interesting abstract Malc.

Weather forecast for the UK for July appears to be really good although I'm not convinced.Smile

Ken

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4134 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2013 - 5:26 PM

Funnily enough we have had a rather better summer in west of Scotland this year.
You do manage to find interesting subjects, full of angles, lines and patterns, Malc, and this is another excellent example of such. Good use of full DOF with fine crisp detail from fore to back.
Ronnie.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2013 - 5:47 PM

I just HAD to do you a b&w mod using the SilverEfex Pro preset named 'High Structure (harsh)', with a little bit of a tweak in Curves and a mid-cyanotype tone. But I still couldn't blot out the dragon droppings entirely BlushBlushBlush
Rumour has it that August will be a belter. Or if rumour doesn't have it, it darn' well should!

Regards
Bill

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 33388 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2013 - 6:05 PM

Like the mod, Bill. The addition of the toning adds a feel of an industrial propaganda image from the 30's or 40s.
The dragon droppings were deposited by dragons disguised as pigeons.Wink

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lifesnapper
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1 Jul 2013 - 6:28 PM

In some ways this image kind of sums up Summer so far Malc, yet Yesterday was lovely in Kent. Yep', Summer was definitely on a Sunday this Year.

John Smile

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Michaela_Solway
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1 Jul 2013 - 6:51 PM

Tell me about it! I was stranded on the rock last weekend.. All flights cancelled so missed by trip to London.. Sad
Like the abstract approach here.. & the mod works for me too.Wink

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taggart
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1 Jul 2013 - 6:59 PM

A well seen maze of shapes and spaces, the color is wonderful!

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AnnChown
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1 Jul 2013 - 7:17 PM

I love that colour - and all the odd angles and lines. You should be used to that weather being a Scot! Wink
Ann (living dangerously)

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JohnChambersPhotography

Super capture it reminds me of supermans home only his was made of ice. love the colour nice one

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danbrann
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1 Jul 2013 - 7:45 PM

I rather like this Malcolm. It has some lovely irregular shapes and patterns to it

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 33388 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2013 - 8:00 PM


Quote: I love that colour - and all the odd angles and lines. You should be used to that weather being a Scot! Wink
Ann (living dangerously)

Being used to it is far removed from liking it, Ann...and no, you are not living dangerously.
BTW...are you familiar with a beautiful Scottish word - dreich? It can be said with such venom and feeling.Grin

Malc

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AnnChown
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1 Jul 2013 - 8:07 PM

It's a great word and, yes, so expressive.

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103959 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2013 - 8:19 PM

You'll be pleased to hear that NI is forecast heavy rain tomorrow...less pleased 'cos it's all headed your way!!! GrinGrinGrin


I've suddenly come over all queasy and green!!! WinkGrin

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7332 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom890 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2013 - 8:56 PM

Clean lines with a hint of rust and grot. You can fight it but you'll never win.
Bill's Mod has done what I would do. Bother him.
Moira

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 33388 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2013 - 9:13 PM


Quote:
Bill's Mod has done what I would do. Bother him.
Moira

Better luck next time.Wink

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Rende
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1 Jul 2013 - 9:31 PM

Nice lines and patterns Malc, and an excellent sense of depth.
Rende

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widtink
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1 Jul 2013 - 10:05 PM

Like this Malc nice colour and shapes Smile

Rod

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jasonrwl
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1 Jul 2013 - 11:02 PM

Love the way the light picks out the girders in this.
Jason

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LynneJoyce
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2 Jul 2013 - 7:12 AM

Love the complexity of lines and angles here.

We are having a dreadful summer too and yes, it is wearing. It's the relentless greyness that gets me down. Roll on moving to Spain!

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barbarahirst
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2 Jul 2013 - 9:41 AM

Wot zommer?????

A bold image
Love it

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9716 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2673 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2013 - 3:57 PM

I fell so sorry to report a gorgeous summer here, with temperatures around 30C most days, and little rain. I will feel depressed about it for a short while as a mark of respect to you all!



I like the shot in general, but I wonder if it should be more, but I wonder if it could be more representative of the sort of summer youre having, - thinking some sort of mono. Ill try a mod.



Regards



Willie

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banehawi
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2 Jul 2013 - 4:28 PM

Ok, I am over the sadness, and uploaded a mod with a line from a song.


WGrin

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 33388 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway22 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2013 - 4:49 PM

Willie, what shall I start with? OK, thank you for being a gentleman and showing respect for us freezing folk in the east...we appreciate your concern.Tongue

Your mod:
That is inspired! It's brilliant! Very imaginative. It's a totally different image that really deserves to be on the gallery in its own right. Thank you!
There should be an award for inspired mods.

Malc

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2013 - 5:26 PM

Blimey Malc, putting that lot together must have harder that a jigsaw puzzle! Makes a great abstract though...Wink
As for summer, we get a few days of warm sunshine, then just as we're acclimatising to it, it turns cold and wet again! Sad
Trev Smile

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Fefe
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2 Jul 2013 - 6:14 PM

Now for me to say this...... I had to do a modWink Gotta be Irn Bru coloursGrin



You can add a whisky if you want Wink
Diane

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saltireblue
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2 Jul 2013 - 6:54 PM

Diane...if you made that mod whilst drinking Irn Bru, then it confirms what I have always believed...Irn Bru is as good as Guiness for inspiration. Now there's a thought...Irn Bru/Guiness half 'n' half in a pint jug.GrinGrin
Brilliant mod and I love the colours...no need to add whiskyWink
Cheers me dears.

Malc

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Fefe
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2 Jul 2013 - 8:02 PM

CheersGrin having a grolsch actually!Wink
Diane.....hicWink

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banehawi
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2 Jul 2013 - 10:00 PM

Thank you!


W

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mikbee
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3 Jul 2013 - 1:41 PM

You should take up golf Malc.
I have heard golfers say it NEVER rains on the golf course.
A lot of rubbish if you ask me.
Although it is a lot drier when you are at the nineteenth hole though.
Apart for when you have too much too drink and spill your pint all down your front !!
Good chunky lines here.
Mick.

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17 Jul 2013 - 10:12 AM

love your steel construction, it only lacks rust.

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