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This is the "Great" of Great Western Railway. This poor fella looked so cheesed-off, I just couldn't resist the opportunity.....

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Lens:135mm
Recording media:Ilford XP2
Title:Great
Username:spaceman spaceman
Uploaded:3 Sep 2009 - 7:27 PM
Tags:Black & white, Photo journalism, Traditional darkroom
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Frankett
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3 Sep 2009 - 7:38 PM

Really is great!! x

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lifesnapper
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3 Sep 2009 - 8:23 PM

Great image.

John Smile

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spaceman
spaceman e2 Member 105211 forum postsspaceman vcard Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2009 - 8:27 PM

Thank you gents Smile

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peg
peg e2 Member 7peg vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2009 - 8:37 PM

Very good. Is that a scanned negative or a scannned print? Its only that I've used XP2 a fair amount, but I'm going off the way it scans (on my equipment anyway): it seems to give - oddly enough - an over-grainy result.

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peg
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3 Sep 2009 - 8:44 PM

Back again! This is PJ/Street meets 'Graphic'.

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spaceman
spaceman e2 Member 105211 forum postsspaceman vcard Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 12:16 AM

Hello Peg. This is scanned from an A4 darkroom print. I use an inexpensive flatbed scanner for all of my epz work. I've never quite been able to get my b/w prints to look as good on a monitor as they do "in the flesh". Sometimes they look a little grainer, sometimes they just lack the sparkle that the prints have, which is a pity.

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peg
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4 Sep 2009 - 5:55 PM

Hmmm. Thanks. I was looking at a some prints in an arts centre at Hawick recently and thought that there's nothing digital that can compare with them. It's also why the greater photographers were often 'made' by greater printers.

This looks like a pretty skilled treatment.

I gave away most of my darkroom (kept the developing things) a couple of years ago - dammit. All the best.

Last Modified By peg at 4 Sep 2009 - 5:57 PM

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MickS
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4 Sep 2009 - 9:10 PM

watcha Michael,
certainly is, I like the enormity of the building against the solitary figure, well seen and taken.
best
Mick

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jonwebber
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5 Sep 2009 - 8:46 AM

Gorgeous. It really emphasises the masonry.
jon

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DP_Imagery
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5 Sep 2009 - 9:38 PM

Great work Michael - would love to see the hard print as I would guess it is a thing of beauty.

You have a nice panel coming along here - ARPS maybe?

Bruce

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spaceman
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6 Sep 2009 - 1:07 AM

Thank you Mick, always a pleasure to hear from you, and thank you also Jon.

No, nothing special in mind Bruce. I wander round until I see something that catches my eye and I take a photograph of it and well, that's it. Now that you've mentioned it I can see there's a certain look to my recent work but it's purely coincidental - unless it's a subconscious thing. Having said that, there is one thing I keep an eye out for - words; for some reason I love photographs which feature words. Don't ask me why though - I haven't a clue Smile

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thorn
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6 Sep 2009 - 6:44 PM

Love the scale,selective colour,tones and texture,fantastic presentation.take care,AnnSmile

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imagio
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6 Sep 2009 - 9:31 PM

Great

Bernie

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spaceman
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7 Sep 2009 - 10:16 PM

Thank you Ann.

Cheers Bernie.

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roverrat
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15 Sep 2009 - 8:40 PM

A wonderful composition that works really well in black & white.
Alex

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spaceman
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15 Sep 2009 - 10:00 PM

Thanks Alex, that's appreciated.

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Wide-eyed
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7 Mar 2010 - 9:13 AM

The juxtaposition of the word "GREAT" and the rather forlorn character on the bench works wonderfully.

Well captured.

Cheers, GRAHAM

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spaceman
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9 Mar 2010 - 12:18 AM

Thanks Graham, that's exactly what was going through my mind when I took the shot Smile

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VivienO
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9 Apr 2010 - 9:14 PM

"Great" image. Love the composition.
Vivien

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spaceman
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10 Apr 2010 - 12:12 PM

Thank you Vivien.

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Rach1970
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15 Aug 2010 - 9:09 PM

Haha very thought provoking Smile
Rachel

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spaceman
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15 Aug 2010 - 11:16 PM

Cheers Rachel Smile

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John_Humphreys
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23 Aug 2010 - 10:37 PM

A brilliantly observed candid shot. The smallness of the figure also works well in the picture. John

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spaceman
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26 Aug 2010 - 5:56 PM

Thanks John. This is one of my favourites as well.

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DRicherby
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15 Oct 2010 - 10:10 AM

You have an excellent eye. Smile

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spaceman
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16 Oct 2010 - 12:24 AM

The other one's not bad either Smile

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helenlinda
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30 Dec 2010 - 10:44 PM

Works very well indeed
Helen

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spaceman
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31 Dec 2010 - 12:07 AM

Thank you Helen.

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