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Maybe not everyone's cup of tea, but as a graphic image I really like it. Lots of clean linear lines, and the colouring in the stonework is just lovely - almost like there's iron in there, and it's oxidized. The one white stone above the rail on the right hand side looks like a slice of white bread I think the image would also work as a square crop too.
I think it's very effective. Lovely location, lovely model and the hues of the colours all blend together very well in my opinion. There's a touch too much blue in some of the green foliage, but I don't it detracts that much at all - in fact, it kind of works well with the overall image. Purists may want green to be green (myself included, probably ) but sometimes that's just not the way the image ends up. It doesn't matter; it works.
Very nice conversion, actually. Good tonal range throughout, great separation between the stones of the castle and the wall and the brooding sky, and a really strong image of this much-photographed landmark. The only thing I may have done though, if it were my image, is to crop the bottom a bit to remove that strip at bottom right.
I also find the border a little distracting, but it's a fantastic gritty image that's been nicely converted and processed (if only we knew how though! ) I love the fact that he's written his name (Joe) on the bowl of his pipe! It's the little things like that that really make an image. (Mind you, if it's not his pipe ... then 'Joe' won't be a happy chappy!)
Works in every way for me Sometimes, you've just got to go off the beaten track of normality and try something a little different. Love the effect you've achieved here - I think it really works to create a visual feast for the eyes. The tree foliage looks like candy floss, and the whole thing reminds me of a scene in one of the Elder Scrolls Oblivion games I played a few years back
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