Channel Crossing ...

By sut68      
Right, let's see how this one fares ... probably a step too far for some Wink

I'd originally shot this for a high contrast mono but during the conversion I decided to have a play with the channels to create a cross processed effect using a technique I had read about a while back.

There's something slightly alien about the colours which I feel sits quite comfortably with the landscape ... let me know what you think.

Paul

Tags: General Trees Cross processed Clints Grikes Landscape and travel Twisleton scar

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Comments


angej 11 477 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2009 9:15AM
Like it Paul, the colours give as you say another world feel to itSmile
Ange

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sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 9:16AM
Phew ... at least somebody else does too Wink

Cheers m'dear, hope you are keeping well,
Paul
Hanners Plus
10 875 10 Ireland
27 Jan 2009 9:17AM
thought it was yours from the thumbnail, love V3 Smile
Chant57 Plus
10 395 3 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2009 9:18AM
The colours in V1 give the effect of an alien landscape, which is well suited to the scene, but my faves are V2 and V3 and its difficult to choose between those two which one edges it.
C
colin63 7 6 England
27 Jan 2009 9:21AM
V3 for me great shot

Colin
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 9:23AM
V3 is my preferred conversion [just] ... but I thought that I'd court opinion with this one, great to see it didn't get passed over Smile

Paul
27 Jan 2009 9:23AM
Number 1 for me as the natural colour just makes it stand out and the detail to be more clear. Great Shot.

Gavin
rossi 12 142 11 England
27 Jan 2009 9:23AM
Version 3 for me, thats not to say I don't like the others, I just prefer no. 3

Ian
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 9:26AM
I wouldn't say it was that natural Gavin, but cheers for your time Wink

Cheers too Ian,
Paul
Dennis_Bromage 9 45 20 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2009 9:26AM
Love V3 but sorry V1 doesn't do it for me. It just looks a bit too un natural

Den
jken 10 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2009 9:27AM
#2 Paul, cracking mono mate.

Not keen on 1 or 3.

jk
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 9:34AM
Cheers guys, I knew it wouldn't be right for some ... but also thought what the heck, let's see Wink

Paul
angej 11 477 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2009 9:58AM
Looks like some others like it too PaulSmile

Im fine thanksSmile
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 10:01AM
Cheers Ange ... glad to hear you are fine too!!!

Paul
richardwheel 11 217 2 England
27 Jan 2009 10:04AM
No ones mentioned the comp, so I will.....it's mighty fine. I don't dislike V1 and it works with this landscape like you say but I'd prefer the black and white on my wall.
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 10:06AM
... usual fee Rich and I'll pop it in the post Wink
richardwheel 11 217 2 England
27 Jan 2009 10:10AM
add it to my tab Wink
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 10:13AM
... you really do need to think about settling it now mate, it's starting to mount up and what with this credit crunch Wink
bfgstew 9 668 105 England
27 Jan 2009 10:15AM
All 3 would stand proudly on their own Paul, but if i did have to make a choice it would be 3, 2 then 1 (as Ted Rodgers would say).
V1 does have a slight surreal feel to it but not overly so, making it rather pleasing to the eye, especially the graded colours in the sky,
V2 moody and atmospheric, nicely converted.
V1 Just that touch of sepia lifts everything to the next level, i can see more in the rocks and adds a nice tone to the sky behind the trees.
Super work
Stewart

PS didn't realise there was that many trees up there!!!!Wink
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 10:21AM
Loads more up there Stew if you just go to the right of this shot, but difficult to make a composition work ... though not impossible.

Cheers for your opinion too mate,
Paul
bfgstew 9 668 105 England
27 Jan 2009 10:34AM
Going up to Blackpool in July so may take a drive over there if i get chance! Just need to get the co-ordinates and set it the old sat-nav.
Cheers
Stewart
katieb 12 255 4 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2009 10:35AM
Have to say I love the B&W one with the sepia one a close second.
I do like the cross processed one it does work but I would like to drop the magenta down a tad.
Kate
User_Removed 9 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2009 10:36AM
v1 for me, but then I prefer colour anyway. The B&W conversions appear to lose thier depth. They may work better in a white border. Their subtlety and overpowered by the black.

Super shot BTW, love the trees as conduits between land and sky.
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 10:41AM
PM sent Stew ... enjoy!!!

Cheers Katie for your time. Seems the mono one[s] would be most peoples favourites, as I suspected, but I wanted to post this to be a little different. Just tried a quick version dropping the magenta a little and it goes a little too green for me ... but I suppose it's all down to personal tastes. See you next month, will PM you son.

Paul
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 10:42AM
Ta Chris for your thought too Smile

Paul
ringyneck 9 315 18 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2009 10:44AM
Yes it is a controvertial series of shots...................there's more than ONE TREE!!!!

No1 one looks great for a C.D. cover but it's No2 that I prefer.

keith
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 11:10AM
Lodsa tree Keith, even more to the right of here!!!

Cheers, I'll have to go and tout it round all the record labels and see if anyone bites Wink

Paul
IanFlindt 11 740 21 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2009 11:28AM
I do like the sepia tone (if those are the right words) in V3, Paul, but I'm not sure about the colours in V1. It may be because I'm so accustomed to seeing the "natural" colouring in your earlier shots of the scene. Perhaps if this was my first view of the location then I wouldn't have found the cross-process effect so disconcerting!
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 11:51AM
No probs Ian, admittedly the surreal colours can be a little hard to take.

Paul
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
27 Jan 2009 12:07PM
Love the look of this. Nice job.
Ty
scott_jessuk 10 249 1 Scotland
27 Jan 2009 12:11PM
Excellent image Paul.

Scott
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 12:12PM
Thank guys, have a good day!!!
pmorgan 9 217 13 England
27 Jan 2009 12:25PM
3,2,1 for me Paul - but only by samll margins!

Rgds
Paul
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 12:34PM
Ta mate, me too if pushed Wink
pmorgan 9 217 13 England
27 Jan 2009 12:48PM
whatever samll margins are - dyslexic fingers!
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 12:58PM
LOL ... I did wonder Wink
BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 England
27 Jan 2009 1:32PM
V3, V2, V1 in order of preference.

V3 is lovely - has a kind of hauntingness to it (I know that's not a real word, but it should be)

Nice work.

Bill
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 2:36PM
Cheers Bill!!!
neill5409 9 188 1 England
27 Jan 2009 3:18PM
This is simply an outstanding shot, well composed and the versions just make it more interesting. This is one of those shots you can look at and come back and look again and find something new each time.

Version 1 - Nice use of colour to give the image atmosphere, almost like there is a storm brewing behind the camera.

Version 2 - Cold and bleak and a complete contrast from V1.

Version 3 - Clever use of tones and tint to give the image more depth.

You have a real gift for processing your images and giving them just the right amount of colour and toning to provide just the right atmosphere.
User_Removed 8 78 1 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2009 3:44PM
V1 viewed large works very well for me

Dave
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
27 Jan 2009 3:49PM
def V1 for me!

Magical work!

Jouko
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 4:10PM
Blimey cheers Chris for your UA, coming from you it's a great compliment ... thanks for taking the time Smile

Ta too Dave and Jouko, glad you both like it!!!

Paul
d3looo 7 16 1 Slovakia
27 Jan 2009 4:20PM
V3 is my favourite Paul. V2 looks great too, both are very nice mono conversions. I do like V1 as well, it's something differnt and for me combination of tones works well and really suits to this landscape. I like them all Paul Smile Great work!

Oh, almost forgot..., I like composition too.

Pavol
49er 10 564
27 Jan 2009 4:21PM
agree about the feel of this.. have looked at V1 a few times and keep changing my mind. But it is good to try something different.
Regards..
Stew
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 4:34PM
Cheers guys ... the mono conversion came out pretty much as I thought it would, but this time I just wanted to put something up a little less 'safe' on here, just to see what sort of response it would get ... must confess it's been much better than I expected. Not exactly breaking new ground per sé, but just a little different for here maybe!!!

Paul
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
27 Jan 2009 5:00PM
I like the cross-dressing one! Wink xx
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
27 Jan 2009 5:15PM
V2 for me Paul,it seems to convey the feeling of the stark landscape better than the other 2.
V1 is a tad too much for me TBH,I'm not a fan of the vignette effect at the top,a little too strong.
V3 comes a close second although it feels a touch warmer than V2...I suspect it wasn't warm at all !
I do like the overall composition with a good fg lead in....Oooo listen at me,Mrs landscape...NOT !...just my thoughts though Wink
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 5:28PM

Quote:I like the cross-dressing one! xx

... weirdo Wink x

Janet, thanks for your opinion m'dear. Glad you like the comp and no it wasn't that warm. V1 is just a bit of fun really, but I wanted it to be the talking point rather than nestled away in the variants ... so it's worked, as yourself and others have expressed much appreciated opinions/thoughts and actually specified a preference Smile

Ta ladies,
Paul
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
27 Jan 2009 5:34PM
Effective image Paul, imho works very well. Ron.
hellsbells8868 8 151 2 Wales
27 Jan 2009 5:37PM
V1, V3 and then V2 for me, wonderful composition, one of my favourite places to which i will have to get to one day.
dp 12 163 3 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2009 6:12PM
V3, V2, V1 would take any of them though. Good to see some experimentation as well Paul so congrats for that.

Dave
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
27 Jan 2009 6:26PM
Darn it....Janet took the words out of me keyboard Wink
V2 has it for me
martinl 12 265 2 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2009 6:31PM
V3 is the one for me, but I admire you for posting the "non conformist" version as the main upload, and I do like the effect, it's different.
Smile
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 6:40PM
Cheers you lot. I'm very surprised [but pleasantly so] to see this much attention and positive comments. Many moons ago I tried the conventional approach to cross processing using slide film and got some good, but mixed results [must find them if I still have them], I never tried landscapes though ... so I just thought I would correct that in the digital age and see how it went.

The mixed response on here is all I was after ... I didn't expect everyone to take to V1 straight away. Once again a big thanks to all who took the time Smile

Paul
LesF 9 182 9
27 Jan 2009 7:05PM
And in true eurovision style - the vote for the xxx region are V2 - V3 - V1 that concludes the votes for xxx region.

LesF
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 7:11PM
LOL ... cheers Les Smile
peugeot406 9 7 1 England
27 Jan 2009 7:12PM
Excellent image like them all
Brian
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2009 8:21PM
Before reading any comments, my favourite was V3 Paul.

Nigel
wamp 10 276 8 England
27 Jan 2009 8:22PM
I do like v1 as the colour does seem to suit the landscape, but to me maybe a little too much intensity Smile. The slightly warmer tones to v3 do it for me! Smile

Cheers, Sean
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 8:48PM
Looks like V3 has the edge, cheers all. Maybe I'll just stick to mono conversions in future Wink

Paul
27 Jan 2009 9:07PM
V3 for me, cracking shot and good work. Tony
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2009 9:57PM
Cheers Tony, another vote for V3 Smile
webjam 11 292 11 Netherlands
28 Jan 2009 3:42PM
Just not used to seeing landscapes in cross-processed look, so it takes a few seconds to adjust to this effect. But still feel that it works very well. Like the unusual blue-green tone it... very unusual... Smile
Also like V3 with the toning, but I also like V2 mono. So, I am not going to make a choice - going for all three of them Grin

Jacqueline
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
28 Jan 2009 4:00PM
This is IT!

MPOTW!

Jouko
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
28 Jan 2009 4:22PM
I'm honoured Jouko to have your UA, cheers Smile Smile

Thanks too Jacqueline for your time, all 3 it is then, just drop me a PM with your address and I'll send the 3 x A0 framed prints over - recorded delivery of course Wink

Paul
OMG 7 51 2 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2009 11:57PM

Quote:The colours in V1 give the effect of an alien landscape, which is well suited to the scene, but my faves are V2 and V3 and its difficult to choose between those two which one edges it.
C



The others have said it all, but my favorite is definitely V3 but then I am getting old and doddery!
Rgds
Derek
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
29 Jan 2009 8:46AM
LOL @ Derek, cheers ... go easy on the Sanatogen Wink
newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2009 5:15AM
Version three for me Smile
ian
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
31 Jan 2009 8:56AM
Cheers mate Smile

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