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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
These are modifications uploaded by other members of the photo above. Download the photo by right clicking Download Photo and clicking Save As.
I like the composition, but the B/W lacks contrast.
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.
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.
I think the mono version is far better than the colour. The contrast looks ok to me too.
the B&W looks good to me, contrast if fine, nicely composed and a good tonal range
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?
think the conversion really adds something to the picture, makes the clouds stand out much more, well done
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...:--)
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..!!!
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.
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.
better in mono great sky
Superb detail, this works so well in mono Tony.
The mono version is my favourite, it works really well.
Nicely composed and converted shot Tony. That Sharon is a bit weird so I'd ignore that mod
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.
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.
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