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Taken on the edge of the Chatsworth Estate, Derbyshire earlier this week. Found this barn off the beaten track and thought it made a good image.

Any comments or criticisms welcome, especially conversion to B&W

Exposure: 1/10th sec @ f20

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 18 - 70mm @ 18mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Renovation Project
Username:Tony_W Tony_W
Uploaded:19 Jul 2008 - 12:08 AM
Tags:Barn, Black & white, Chatsworth, Derbyshire, Landscape / travel, Peak district
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robbiebreadner
19 Jul 2008 - 12:24 AM

I like the composition, but the B/W lacks contrast.

Robbie

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kiwibird
kiwibird  10 New Zealand
19 Jul 2008 - 2:51 AM

I love the point of view, the sky....and I don't know much about B&W but I was thinking the opposite....it looked really good. I like the B&W much better than the colour.

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tepot
tepot  94416 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Jul 2008 - 5:40 AM

There must be something wrong with robbie's monitor, this is a very nice piece of work, i love the mono version with bags of contrast and atmosphere.

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VIKI
VIKI  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 6:47 AM

I think the mono version is far better than the colour. The contrast looks ok to me too.

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Derek3755
Derek3755  7 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2008 - 8:02 AM

the B&W looks good to me, contrast if fine, nicely composed and a good tonal range

Derek

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Tony_W
Tony_W  6128 forum posts5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 9:51 AM

Thanks to everyone for the comments and votes.
The photo was taken with the intention of converting to B&W. I tried a higher contrast version after Robbies comments using a contrast layer adjustment but it wouldn't take any more without turning too dark at the bottom and too light at the top.
Sharon, is your mod posted as an improvement or an alternative? Either way I like the effect, how did you do it please?

Tony

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simbo76  8 Scotland
19 Jul 2008 - 11:59 AM

think the conversion really adds something to the picture, makes the clouds stand out much more, well done

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shaz4
shaz4  826 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 12:18 PM

Tony..I wouldn't try to pretend it was an improvement...I like your original(the B&W one )I personally don't think the colour one is anything special,it makes a great mono though..I would tell you how I did it but then I would have to kill you...Smile:--)
Sharon

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nolongeramember
19 Jul 2008 - 10:00 PM


Quote: Think the conversion really adds something to the picture, makes the clouds stand out much more, well done

Far from an expert at mono..something l need to learn.. but always told if the blacks are at black and whites at white..!!
looks fine to me also..!! not to keen on the modification version taken it beyond being photography..!!!

Lovely work..!

Nikki !

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tepot
tepot  94416 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Jul 2008 - 5:10 AM

i agree with Nikki, the mod by shaz4 is dramatic but way too unnatural, stick with what you are doing with your processing, nice work.

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Tony_W
Tony_W  6128 forum posts5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2008 - 10:35 AM

Thanks to Nikki and tepot for the comments.
I agree that Sharons mod is beyond a standard photograph, I refer to such images as photo-art. Some of the super saturated images you see on this site also fall into this bracket in my opinion.
Some photo-art I like, some I don't. I judge each image by its own merits much like watercolours, oils, etc.

Off to get some more images for B&W now.
Thanks again to all.
Tony

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whiteswan01
31 Jul 2008 - 3:06 PM

better in mono great sky
Dawn

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roverrat
roverrat e2 Member 6roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2008 - 11:03 PM

Superb detail, this works so well in mono Tony.
Alex

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m3lem
m3lem  8 England
15 Aug 2008 - 11:42 AM

The mono version is my favourite, it works really well.
Andrea

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rangerpaul
15 Aug 2008 - 2:45 PM

Nicely composed and converted shot Tony. That Sharon is a bit weird so I'd ignore that mod Smile
I always feel with a shot like this a brooding storm sky works best. Kind of adds to the atmosphere. Still, you managed to produce a well toned image that's very easy on the eye.
Paul

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Tony_W
Tony_W  6128 forum posts5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2008 - 11:57 PM

Further thanks to the new comments.

I'll bear in mind what you say about a different type of sky for future forays. You never know your luck in The Peak, I may get lucky one day.

Cheers,
Tony

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