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The Art Critic

By AnneWorner  
This one is from the archives; images captured with my Fuji E-900 the year my Olympus E-620 was damaged - so you shoot with your back-up camera.

Challenging to work with these files now, after having used RAW - this one of course shot in jpg mode, and with an amazing amount of noise in the original. Interesting to try to find some processing that can make these work.

Thanks for looking,

Anne

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Comments


11 Apr 2012 3:45PM
The figure adds scale

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LexEquine 11 19 United States
11 Apr 2012 3:52PM
'Superlative minimalistic Monochrome reportage & indoor Architectural Take {5 STARs *****}' ~ Peter Smile
Jonny5874 8 14 5 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 3:56PM
Really like this, fantastic composition.

Jon
mugshotmyk 5 3 9 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 3:58PM
A lovely juxtaposition of lines and shapes. The figure gives a fine balance to the image. Well seen.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
11 Apr 2012 3:59PM
Good timing with the figure in this location Anne
Regards Richard
saltireblue Plus
7 6.7k 33 Norway
11 Apr 2012 4:01PM
EXcellent placement of the lone figure, Anne. Good symmetry along that line of identical sized images which is mirrored by the rectangular detail along the top of the wall, under the dome, and then the restangular theme is continued by the high windows.
The sense of scale here is marvellously portrayed.

Malc
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
11 Apr 2012 4:04PM
This is WONderful. The composition, the timing, the space...and most importantly, the moment.

Andrew
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
11 Apr 2012 4:17PM
Jon, thanks for the mod - a really different take, and I quite like it. Smile

Anne
11 Apr 2012 4:24PM
Fantastic image!!! Like the composition a lot.
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1661 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 4:38PM
Increasingly I find that I enjoy noise in an image like this, it softens an image, balances cool clean abstract lines.
I love the Mod! I was vaguely thinking about moving the man around, or creating an army of art critics. I may have a play...
Moira
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
11 Apr 2012 4:38PM
Good sense of scale here Anne.
Like the curves and shapes.
Super shot.
Mick.
banehawi Plus
12 1.6k 3656 Canada
11 Apr 2012 4:46PM
Terrific shot. I fond the noise like grain in a film shot, - but nevertheless loaded a noise reduced mod, with some contrast added. I may also modify the mod to add something like film grain.


Jons mod is really nice also.



regards



Willie
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
11 Apr 2012 4:49PM

Quote:Terrific shot. I fond the noise like grain in a film shot, - but nevertheless loaded a noise reduced mod, with some contrast added. I may also modify the mod to add something like film grain.


Jons mod is really nice also.



regards



Willie



Which noise reduction software are you using! Amazing, considering that I had added more grain to my original image Smile Thanks for your time with this Willie - much appreciated.

Anne
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
11 Apr 2012 4:50PM
Moira thanks for your mod - I had a feeling we would be having colliding twins in the one you were doing Smile Thanks for your time.

Anne
banehawi Plus
12 1.6k 3656 Canada
11 Apr 2012 5:08PM
The NR is Noise Ninja, - I think its the best.

Loaded another mod in the meantime.


W
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
11 Apr 2012 5:28PM
A superb image, Anne, love the minimalistic approach. Carol
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
11 Apr 2012 5:37PM

Quote:The NR is Noise Ninja, - I think its the best.

Loaded another mod in the meantime.


W



Thanks, and thanks for the other two mods Smile I like them. I have a few more in this series, and I'll remember to up the contrast on those.

Anne
11 Apr 2012 5:40PM
I have done a mod where I set shadow to 0% and highlights to 42%.

I use Noise Ninja too - iut can be purchased from http://www.picturecode.com/
SlowSong Plus
8 6.8k 29 England
11 Apr 2012 5:42PM
A very satisfying comp. And nothing wrong with grain/noise either. I like it.
Chris
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
11 Apr 2012 5:47PM
A very pleasing image.

Ann
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
11 Apr 2012 5:47PM

Quote:This is WONderful. The composition, the timing, the space...and most importantly, the moment.

Andrew


I couldn't agree more. This is a wonderful shot.
-=\Walter
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
11 Apr 2012 6:24PM
Hi Anne. Thought I'd do a couple of mods Smile

Oh...and instead of reducing noise I went the other way and added texture Grin

The first one has a slight canvas texture added. The second one is sandstone.

Andrew
11 Apr 2012 6:49PM
Great comp' Anne, love it.

John Smile
Jonny5874 8 14 5 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 7:43PM
Wow we've all gone mod crazy!
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 7:54PM
Well this has been an interesting one to follow - some great mods Anne - for a super composition
Helen
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
11 Apr 2012 7:54PM
stark and very pleasing-- the processing is superb!
Herge88 Plus
10 40 4 England
11 Apr 2012 8:14PM
This is a super image and I rather like the noise, Imagenoic's noiseware pro is a good solution for reducing unwanted noise, and as someone has already said noise ninja works very well.

Best Matt
Perfectly placed figure.. Great perspective, space & I like the grain... It ads to the whole image

Great shot
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
11 Apr 2012 9:41PM
Wow, thanks to all of you who stopped by, voted, commented, and mod'ed Smile I do believe y'all have gone mod crazy, and what fun this is to see. It's rather encouraging! Good information about noise reduction software - thanks for that. I've used Noise Ninja for a long time and like it as a plug-in for Photoshop. I also have Neat Image, and Define from NIK software. I also like the built in noise reduction in Lightroom 3.

Thanks to Jenn for your UA - I've sent you a PM.

Anne
pamelajean Plus
11 980 1903 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 10:33PM
Well, a great picture to start with, Anne, but I also found the comments and mods of interest.
banehawi Plus
12 1.6k 3656 Canada
11 Apr 2012 10:52PM
Final mod loaded!


W
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
11 Apr 2012 11:02PM

Quote:Final mod loaded!


W



And the final one is the icing on the cake - just showed it to John (the art critic) and he loved it too.

Anne
paskinmj 8 11 1 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2012 12:44AM
Great spot and composition.
Matt
posty57 9 6 2 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2012 6:05AM
Love the original...space and composition, and muted contrast. Wonderful Smile

Barry
12 Apr 2012 7:26AM
excellent composition
& timing Smile

you managed well with the processing! (couldn't shoot in jpeg anymore...)
luceombra 5 27 5 Italy
12 Apr 2012 9:10AM
Very well seen and captured! An excellent piece of art!
Al
LesF 10 182 9
12 Apr 2012 9:38AM
Very good, the gentleman is spot on in the frame, really liking this on

Congrats on the HC



LesF
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
12 Apr 2012 10:24AM
it was very interesting how many got inspired by =an already perfect shot!
A picture to learn from.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
12 Apr 2012 10:57AM
I use Imagenomic Noiseware Standard, a Photoshop plugin, which was recommended by a fellow EPZer, and it works excellently for me. I notice that amongst all the mods, Herge88 has used this same plugin Smile
However, noise or no noise, it's a super shot Anne, and perfectly symmetrical - I bet that took you ages, if this this isn't exactly as shot! The inclusion of the figure too, is perfectly placed. Love it! Wink
Trev Smile
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
12 Apr 2012 11:05AM
Hey hey! Congrats on the HC!! SmileSmile
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
12 Apr 2012 12:04PM
It's so interesting the weight people put on noise in an image. It used to be called grain, and was desirable in many cases. Your original image has real class, as witnessed by the HC. There is real truth to it.
Sometimes I think we have gotten too technical, just because we can.
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
12 Apr 2012 12:52PM
Good morning Smile Especially pleased to see an HC on this one - thanks Pete!

Anne
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
12 Apr 2012 12:55PM

Quote:I use Imagenomic Noiseware Standard, a Photoshop plugin, which was recommended by a fellow EPZer, and it works excellently for me. I notice that amongst all the mods, Herge88 has used this same plugin Smile
However, noise or no noise, it's a super shot Anne, and perfectly symmetrical - I bet that took you ages, if this this isn't exactly as shot! The inclusion of the figure too, is perfectly placed. Love it! Wink
Trev Smile



This is how I shot it Trev - just a bit of cropping on each side. I'll have to look into Imagenomic, but will wait and see how the new Lightroom 4 handles noise.

Anne
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
12 Apr 2012 1:08PM
Congratulations!
Cor 8 Belgium
12 Apr 2012 2:12PM
I agree YES-YES 10*****
cor
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2012 4:19PM
Wonderful in its simplicity.
Ann
minter 6 1 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2012 6:52AM
Why remove the noise? Perhaps play with it a little but it makes the photo what it is
tony64 13 204 9 England
7 Jun 2012 8:58PM
The art work doesn't look very inspiring in this minimalist gallery!
Tony
14 Dec 2012 12:44PM
love the grain, mono, composition, curves and straight lines...............x

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