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3 Sep 2009 7:38PM
Really is great!! x

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3 Sep 2009 8:23PM
Great image.

John Smile
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
3 Sep 2009 8:27PM
Thank you gents Smile
peg 9 1 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2009 8:37PM
Very good. Is that a scanned negative or a scannned print? Its only that I've used XP2 a fair amount, but I'm going off the way it scans (on my equipment anyway): it seems to give - oddly enough - an over-grainy result.
peg 9 1 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2009 8:44PM
Back again! This is PJ/Street meets 'Graphic'.
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
4 Sep 2009 12:16AM
Hello Peg. This is scanned from an A4 darkroom print. I use an inexpensive flatbed scanner for all of my epz work. I've never quite been able to get my b/w prints to look as good on a monitor as they do "in the flesh". Sometimes they look a little grainer, sometimes they just lack the sparkle that the prints have, which is a pity.
peg 9 1 1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2009 5:55PM
Hmmm. Thanks. I was looking at a some prints in an arts centre at Hawick recently and thought that there's nothing digital that can compare with them. It's also why the greater photographers were often 'made' by greater printers.

This looks like a pretty skilled treatment.

I gave away most of my darkroom (kept the developing things) a couple of years ago - dammit. All the best.
MickS 11 23 14 England
4 Sep 2009 9:10PM
watcha Michael,
certainly is, I like the enormity of the building against the solitary figure, well seen and taken.
best
Mick
jonwebber 7 4 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2009 8:46AM
Gorgeous. It really emphasises the masonry.
jon
DP_Imagery Plus
11 24 6 Wales
5 Sep 2009 9:38PM
Great work Michael - would love to see the hard print as I would guess it is a thing of beauty.

You have a nice panel coming along here - ARPS maybe?

Bruce
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
6 Sep 2009 1:07AM
Thank you Mick, always a pleasure to hear from you, and thank you also Jon.

No, nothing special in mind Bruce. I wander round until I see something that catches my eye and I take a photograph of it and well, that's it. Now that you've mentioned it I can see there's a certain look to my recent work but it's purely coincidental - unless it's a subconscious thing. Having said that, there is one thing I keep an eye out for - words; for some reason I love photographs which feature words. Don't ask me why though - I haven't a clue Smile
thorn 11 124 2 Scotland
6 Sep 2009 6:44PM
Love the scale,selective colour,tones and texture,fantastic presentation.take care,AnnSmile
imagio 9 12 1 England
6 Sep 2009 9:31PM
Great

Bernie
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
7 Sep 2009 10:16PM
Thank you Ann.

Cheers Bernie.
15 Sep 2009 8:40PM
A wonderful composition that works really well in black & white.
Alex
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
15 Sep 2009 10:00PM
Thanks Alex, that's appreciated.
Wide-eyed 11 1 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2010 9:13AM
The juxtaposition of the word "GREAT" and the rather forlorn character on the bench works wonderfully.

Well captured.

Cheers, GRAHAM
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
9 Mar 2010 12:18AM
Thanks Graham, that's exactly what was going through my mind when I took the shot Smile
VivienO 6 1 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2010 9:14PM
"Great" image. Love the composition.
Vivien
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
10 Apr 2010 12:12PM
Thank you Vivien.
Rach1970 7 14 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2010 9:09PM
Haha very thought provoking Smile
Rachel
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
15 Aug 2010 11:16PM
Cheers Rachel Smile
John_Humphreys 10 69 2 Ireland
23 Aug 2010 10:37PM
A brilliantly observed candid shot. The smallness of the figure also works well in the picture. John
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
26 Aug 2010 5:56PM
Thanks John. This is one of my favourites as well.
DRicherby 7 269 725 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2010 10:10AM
You have an excellent eye. Smile
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
16 Oct 2010 12:24AM
The other one's not bad either Smile
helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2010 10:44PM
Works very well indeed
Helen
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
31 Dec 2010 12:07AM
Thank you Helen.

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