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Crannog - 2

By rhion
As you may have guessed, number 2 was bound to come along eventually. As with most of the manipulated photographs I create, the idea bechind this was to isolate the subject and emphasize it. Whether it works is an individual thing as ever.
Technique was a process of de-saturation and threshold effects.
Thanks for having a peep.

Tags: Digitally manipulated Crannog Loch tay

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davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2005 11:37PM
Great result. Works for me.

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joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
30 Nov 2005 12:45AM
Prefer this stark treatment to the original. It brings out the geometric shapes of the original.

Wasn't so sure about your bog-cotton shots, but here the manipulation realy works and adds something to the image.
rhion 14 35 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 1:40AM
Thanks David - glad you like it.
Thanks Julian, I suppose with all these manipulated images there is a much higher chance that some will not "see" what I see and that's as it should be I think? Good of you to comment - appreciated.
UserRemoved 13 481
30 Nov 2005 1:46AM
I liked this before, but now it's even better! Great idea. It's suddenly turned into a very striking and surreal composition indeed.

I've yet to try a more "minimalist" abstract, but they're surprisingly difficult to create. You've done well with this though. Clever work.
rhion 14 35 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 2:07AM
Good of you to take the time to look and comment Yan and I'm very pleased that you prefer this version (so do I as it represents the image I had in mind when I took it - isolating the crannog).
I have little doubt that you will succeed when you do give it a try but don't expect a massive response!!
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
30 Nov 2005 4:42AM
Can see this hanging in an office. Was this taken in Ireland? Paul
rhion 14 35 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 5:30AM
Funnily enough Paul, it will be doing that very shortly in my own office (the A3 print looks very good, says he modestly!!).
The crannong in question is on Loch Tay in central Scotland and is a reconstruction, details of which can be found here .
Thanks for looking,
juldon 15 78 England
30 Nov 2005 8:58AM
I really like this effect as said before its like something you would see on an office wall. I have kept looking to see when number 2 would appear and it was worth the wait.

starliz 13 1.6k 3 England
30 Nov 2005 10:06AM
like this image well done.
rhion 14 35 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 10:43AM
Julie - looks like I should go into office designSmile Thanks for your patience and kind words, very much appreciated.
Liz - thank you, I like it tooSmile)
beaniebabe 12 2.3k England
30 Nov 2005 11:59AM
Nicely done, very simple view and colouring but very effective

thanks Angie x
rhion 14 35 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2005 12:07AM
Thank you Angie - good of you to pop in and comment.
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
1 Dec 2005 12:19AM
Wasn't sure where loch Tay was. Seen a few of these in Ireland. Paul
hannnahhh 12 2
1 Dec 2005 5:12AM
good to see you've got some new stuff.. this is very interesting, probably my favourite of your recent ones. all of your comments are very much appreciated, thankyou. well done, hannah
rhion 14 35 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2005 12:21PM
Paul - too long since I've been to Ireland - much too long in fact. Scotland and Ireland are meant to be the best places to see the remains of crannogs (certainly numerous in Scotland).

Hannah - Thank you, I know I don't turn out too many photographs do I? Time is the big enemy I'm afraid. Good of you to comment.
geranium 13 32 1 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2005 7:43AM
To me this shot now has a very African/Australian feel to it. The crannog has become a hut made of mud and sticks and the lack of scenery is similar to the sparseness of the African/Australian bush. The whiteness of the whole image seems to depict intense heat.

rhion 14 35 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2005 7:55AM
Now you say it Bev, I can see what you mean - never noticed it before. Perhaps if Eskimos (Inuit?) had houses shaped like this, the white would depict intense cold - the mind is so much a part of any photograph is it not?
Thanks for that Bev.
3 Dec 2005 9:55AM
Like this one better - much more graphic and effective as an image. Den Smile
rhion 14 35 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2005 10:33AM
Thanks Den, not so sure of the much bitSmile but I do agree, the 1st was really only there for reference.
Good of you to take the time to comment.
Mariusz 12 Poland
3 Dec 2005 10:24PM
like a painting
u08mcb 14 5.8k
4 Dec 2005 9:27AM
Interesting. I wonder if including the frame detracts from or enhances the effect of your manipulation? I enjoy paintings like this where contrast becomes absolute.
rhion 14 35 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2005 9:51AM
Interesting point Malcolm and I often wrestle with the "to frame or not to frame" question. In retrospect, I think this may have been better with just the one thin line. The printed version does seem to benefit from the framing however.
Thanks, it's always good to have your input.
4 Dec 2005 12:44PM
this is really superb.. lovely contrast..

rhion 14 35 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2005 7:03AM
Thanks Nikki - pleased you like it and thanks for popping by and commenting.
johno60 13 2 Australia
25 Dec 2005 6:05PM
always been a fan of "minimalist" work and this one rates high for me. This has inspired me to have a look back at my catalogue of pics and see if I have any that might appreciate this approach. Keep the inspiring work up Richard.


rhion 14 35 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2005 1:19AM
That's what's so good about ePz, the way we can all get fresh ideas and incorporate them into our own style. I'll look forward to seeing anything you come up with - I think there's a lot of mileage in reducing photographs to the key elements (even if it isn't overly popular!)
Glad that you like this one Johno and thanks for the kind comments.
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
11 Jan 2006 12:02PM
Going to Loch Tay in July 06...know this place well...nice one
rhion 14 35 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2006 12:06PM
Thanks Chris - we're probably heading that way in early AprilSmile, keep hoping we'll get there in Autumn one year, it should be spectacular up Glen Lochay and Glen Lyon...
Gray22 12
17 Jan 2006 11:02AM
Another cracker.. Hope this makes the 30 clicks... 5
rhion 14 35 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2006 3:50AM
Thanks, I was rather disappointed that this didn't make it but that's just the way of things.
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
29 Apr 2006 7:35AM
Great title and style.Just shows exactly what it is in a superb style and black in white with a twist.A Photographic Cocktail.Take care.AnnSmile
rhion 14 35 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2006 9:52AM
lol! As a great Monty Python sketch said, "Easy on the lemming Harry" (cocktail joke, that needs the visual element of the waiter squeezing a lemming to add some zest to a drink!!!).
OK, I'm off to lie down now.....
Thanks Ann

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