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Chrome Glow

By Niknut
Now here's a silly little pic. !!!.......having a coffee & cake, as you do, in a cafe at Trentham Gardens near Stoke......The glitter in the
chrome legs of the tables & chairs really caught my eye, & thought there's a possibility for something 'different', so..........................

It'll probably sink like a Lead anchor ??....but I'm happy with the result, it turned out exactly as I had visualized !!!.GrinGrin

I've added a 'version' in a Blue tone, with added grain/noise......which may or may not appeal, I'm sure you'll let me know......Grin

Many thanks for all the C&C's for 'Autumn Tints'.........glad you liked it, & hope it inspired one or two to try a 'Scanograph'.....Smile

Tags: Specialist and abstract

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13 Oct 2012 3:42PM
Has to be V1 for me today


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Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
13 Oct 2012 3:53PM
Not sure which I like best, they're both excellent images. So different in nature they deserve their own spotlight, Keith.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 3:55PM
I've always thought that cafe furniture is photogenic, but never been able to 'see' the image. This has worked really well Keith - love the pov and processing and think I prefer v1 although..... Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 5:00PM
Love both, but I prefer the warm glow of V1.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
13 Oct 2012 5:01PM
Love the warmer effect in V 1 and your processing has produced a fine it a lot.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
13 Oct 2012 5:04PM
Definitely V.1 for me, a superb presentation. Carol
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 5:15PM
and what a glow ...
V1 just tops it for me
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 5:16PM
Like 'emboth Keith but v1 is an absolute belter - brilliant observation.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
13 Oct 2012 5:24PM
I agree with Ronnie about the warmer tones,and soon it will be really cold. SO I go for v1

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
13 Oct 2012 6:25PM
WOW! Shiny as a new penny!--- a great bit of manipulation!
MalcolmM Plus
12 926 5 Scotland
13 Oct 2012 6:36PM
Very different, very good & V1 for me...
Colour for me, very nice café image, very Italian design with steel and wood, splendid, wake up and smell the coffeé.

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 9:12PM
Top marks for originality.
I rather like V2.
13 Oct 2012 9:30PM
A well deserved 30th for this duet, v1 for me for the colours
User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 9:35PM
Very clever to make a great image out of something as simple as this! nice.

meniko 7 Cyprus
13 Oct 2012 10:03PM

Quote:Very clever to make a great image out of something as simple as this! nice.


I totally agree Smile
very nice shot and processing
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 11:26PM
two very good shots well presented
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 12:03AM
V2 is completely different, and the better of the two in my opinion, more abstract and more controlled in the shiny areas.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 1:22AM
Two wonderfully crafted pieces Keith. Very difficult to put a finger on my favourite as they both have rather special qualities.

Regards Nathan
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
14 Oct 2012 11:56AM
Not too sure about V2, Keith, but V1 is very good indeed. Reminds me of an old film, just about to go into a dream sequence, where everything starts getting soft and faded...if you know what I mean?

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 5:28PM
GrinGrinGrinGrin !!!...I know what you mean Malc !!!.....I do 'soft & faded' all the time !!, it's an age thing....Old Age !!.Grin
Humblebee 6 1 England
14 Oct 2012 6:21PM
I also like the soft and faded processing of v1 ... Carol Grin
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
14 Oct 2012 7:50PM
I wouldn't have recognised it as yours.. but it is very special that glow is really fantstic. I like the abstract knot shaped by the legs, too.
Franko59 6 3 2 England
14 Oct 2012 8:05PM
How can anyone make a memorable image from a couple of chrome stools and a table? But here it is! You certainly have a talent for this photography malarky! I don't know what you do for a living Nik but you should be doing this!Awsome,,,,,regards Ian
14 Oct 2012 8:24PM
How simple and how well done at the same time! Bravo!Smile
Regards Valery
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
14 Oct 2012 8:49PM
A beautiful and original abstract. I have a slight preference for V2
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 9:02PM
Striking image, I love the processing, for me it has to be V1

kazza12 5 2 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 12:50PM
great sets v1 for me SmileSmile
15 Oct 2012 7:14PM
Wonderful image Keith, I like both versions.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 8:51PM
Not silly...very stylish in fact Keith
a great shot worked perfectly
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2012 7:39AM
Isnt it great when you can visualise what you want to achieve and produce it. Congrats. Interesting treatment. Creative. Paul
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 9:15AM
Like the treatment you have given this. Great comp. Orton technique?
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 4:12PM
Hi 'Orton' effect !!!.....just my own methods......basically just create a hi-key layer, with some added
Gaussian blur, & set the blend mode to 'Screen'....then adjust the opacity to suit......simple & straightforward !!!.Smile

Thanks for your interest !!.Grin
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 5:17PM
Thanks. Shall try that. Regards.
ZoeKemp 5 31 England
28 Oct 2012 12:12PM
love the creativity , very arty looking photograph .well captured with the sparkle from the chrome.WinkWinkWink

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