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B+W Seagulls

By sabery
Pin Mill Seagulls, converted to B+W.

Please let me know any comments.

Thanks, Steph

Tags: Beach Seagull Black and white

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senn Plus
6 5 1 Belgium
19 Nov 2012 8:16PM
great compo and light

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paulbroad Plus
10 123 1218 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 8:28AM
Compositional, two separate images with each element on an edge. Concentrating on one might be better. Some very strange tones and black lines round the gulls? Actually quite an interesting effect but not natural. Was it intended? May be due to the mono conversionbn, but not sure how it was achieved.

Water texture rather good.

Sooty_1 Plus
7 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 9:36AM
If this is Pin Mill by the Butt and Oyster, I used to live not far from here!

The lines are interesting, almost looking solarised. Not sure if it's an effect of oversharpening, but it definitely looks like an edge effect.
I'd like a little more space round the gulls, but not as far as making them fit onto thirds, but I think the asymmetry is fine too and being close to the edge still balances.

i'll upload a couple of mods for consideration.

Focus_Man 7 481 631 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 10:03AM
Interesting and simple effect. I have uploaded a mod where I ahve suggested a different composition as presently, I find the bird a little too close to both sides and also the top.

9 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 9:17PM
has something i like but there may be too much conflict with two near identical subjects each close to the edge of frame. cant help thinking i wished they were closer together so they could be grouped together both to one side.

the water texture is nice but something went a little wayward in the mono conversion, it looks very gritty and halated. i actually love hard contrasty conversions with deep blacks and white whites but im feeling this is a bit gritty and has the appearance of serious oversharpening.

i think that for it to work well as it is, it needs more space all around top and sides.

great idea, but id play with the original file even croping extending canvas, patching in the water and seeing if one works better than two.

21 Nov 2012 11:03PM
Thanks for the comments all - I love the mods Smile

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