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The colour original of this was reasonably popular last week but a request for a b&w version was received. Since I have nothing new to offer I am happy to comply. Of course, I had to artify it just a little more Smile

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
Lens:LEICA
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Oct 2012 - 10:56 AM
Focal Length:21.4mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Sprawling Again
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:28 Jan 2013 - 8:41 AM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, Photo journalism, Street art
Votes:46

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 8:47 AM

'Artifying' is a nice coinage to use for this mono version which is excellent and very effective, Bill. I like it a lot.

Last Modified By nonur at 28 Jan 2013 - 8:48 AM
helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 8:50 AM

Excellent conversion Bill - I like the strong contrasts in b/w and the super grainy feel to it - none to myself "artify" probably applies to some of my images too WinkWinkWink
Helen

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 8:59 AM

Your "artifying" has really turned it into a very different image and after switching between the two several times the jury is still out on which I prefer.

Albert

leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
28 Jan 2013 - 9:13 AM

Nice conversion.
Effrossini

JohnChambersPhotography

Good rich tones Bill , they both work well for me, each has it's own appeal, I do like the strong contrast well presented.

John

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 10:16 AM

The high contrast has added a touch of Bill to this image from Newcastle. It might have been from an Aboriginal wall painting, and it certainly has an original look to it.

Dougie

you're not the only one who runs out of images now and then.

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 11:15 AM

Great image prefer the B&W.Smile

Cliff

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 11:45 AM

Most definitely the colour version for me Bill. The black and white doesn't seem to have the same punch to it although it is a good conversion.

franken
franken e2 Member 113103 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 12:06 PM

I think that this version works best Bill.

Ken

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 12:58 PM

A pirates lair it feels to me Bill. Good job with the artifying.......Sandy

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 1:36 PM

Nicely converted, but colour is the winner, Bill.

Dave

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64362 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 4:04 PM

I prefer this to the colour version. It has more depth and I like the punchy tonality.
x

paulb20
paulb20 e2 Member 7paulb20 vcard United Kingdom
28 Jan 2013 - 4:50 PM

Very contrasty image Bill, suits the subject well.
Paul

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 5:34 PM

VERY well worked Bill, bringing out all the necessary elements.

John Smile

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 5:38 PM

This mono has a much more threatening feel about it.

capto
capto e2 Member 21067 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 5:39 PM

The artified version for me. It's more removed from its environment, and could be anything anywhere. A little more artifying of the houses at the top would complete the illusion.

ivor

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 5:57 PM

Monoization Tongue always involves a bit of artifying!
I like the mono here - super conversion Bill.

Anne

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33098 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 6:32 PM

For many aesthetic reasons the mono works extremely well

Regards Nathan Grin

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1589 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 6:53 PM


Quote: A little more artifying of the houses at the top would complete the illusion.

A crop to the top?

What a difference mono makes! Those scarabs are now sprawling in the dark and look far more menacing.

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
28 Jan 2013 - 7:30 PM

Looks good, but I must admit that I prefer colour for this

Peter

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 9:48 PM

The b&w version is much darker and grittier and there is a hint of menace tto as Pamela has already suggested

aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 - 2:28 AM

Plague in the 21st century, Bill?TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
AniaWink

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 11:03 AM

super treatment/convertion

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
30 Jan 2013 - 1:37 PM

Looks fine no problems with that Mr. Mannaring lol. , regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

frz67
frz67  4 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 9:52 PM

beautiful light and contrast

francesco

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