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By Diana
I am writing a picture story about this Mill so I am uploading some of the images I would like to be used within the story for feedback.

Trouble is the images have to in B&W and I have lost the SAIL detail in the conversion. Please see B & W behind this one. I am not after a preference on variation, just overall composition and any suggestions in how to modify to get a stronger B&W image

Oh what the heck, I am grateful for all feedback of any nature really

and thanks for all the comments on my made up studio images, very pleased thanks all


Tags: Architecture Mill Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Bursledon windmill

Voters: gareth01422, riprap007, garymcparland and 28 more

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gareth01422 13 213 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2007 10:59AM
this is a good one, may be if the horizan was 2/3's up or down on the picture.

Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
17 Dec 2007 11:08AM
Gareth, thanks and a good point, but felt I would have lost the reflections in the pond which I thought were quite a strong aspect of this composition

Rende 13 38 4 Netherlands
17 Dec 2007 11:17AM
Beautifully composed image with wonderful colours. A pity it has to be converted to B&W Wink
17 Dec 2007 12:49PM
Nice image Dianna,
17 Dec 2007 1:05PM
Nice shot of the mill I think I would add some contrast to bring that sky back this might help bring those sails into veiw, well done.

taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
17 Dec 2007 1:42PM
A great mill image, I am not very good at manipulation-- sorry, Jennnnn
AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
17 Dec 2007 2:44PM
If you're trying to keep the reflection, then version 2 is better for that as the whole windmill is included in the water. However, if you let the reflections go and crop right below the grasses in version 1, I also think you have a very strong image. It is a shame it has to be in B&W - I really like the color version here.
GalleryGirl 13 4 2 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2007 2:54PM
Lovely setting and scene. Super shot.
Marilyn x
imagio 14 12 1 England
17 Dec 2007 3:20PM
Excellent shot Dianna, the mods are an improvement but,if you darken the highlights it will darken the sky as that is the predominate highlight, hope this helps?

Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
17 Dec 2007 3:36PM
oh thanks all, .....having a sneak peek in the middle of work, will come back to you all tonight

the mods look really useful too, thanks

bayleaf 13 8 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2007 4:09PM
Super Dianna.

Lovely composition.

riprap007 16 1.6k 37 England
17 Dec 2007 5:05PM
a very fine image, which needs only a minimal tweaking
rmr 13 1 Wales
17 Dec 2007 7:30PM
nice image
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
17 Dec 2007 9:53PM
hi again, thanks for the comments, clicks and mods, think I will go back and try the suggestions on the original upload and start again Smile
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
17 Dec 2007 10:23PM
have uploaded a V3 maybe a bit too dark now

Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
18 Dec 2007 2:05PM
thanks for the other mod Mark (MDaniel), I like that the Mill is B&W but you seem to have retained colour in the vegetation and pond below, how smart is that? . (I have given my weekly award to my fave image of yours BTW) Smile

PLUS I am always touched by the wamth and gernerosity that is shared on this site so thanks all.
proz 16 205 United States
18 Dec 2007 9:55PM
Hiya Dianna, after looking at the individual channels, I think the red channel offers you the best option for fine tuning.
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
18 Dec 2007 10:09PM
Hi, yes thanks all
* Proz, I think you are right, just depends on how much the uni are prepared to shell out on printing, may just have to be plain old B & W. we'll see

thanks all for the ideas and support
Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
18 Dec 2007 11:30PM
A lovely picture. I still prefer your original colour shot.
User_Removed 13 172 1 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2007 1:16AM
Excellent image, good reflections, i like both mono and colour versions
microchip 13 1 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2007 10:34AM
Lovely picture,nice detail and reflections,
Looks great in large ,V1 is best for me,
Pleasure to give an RC,
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
31 Dec 2007 11:34AM
Only just spotted MDaniels mod, wow, thanks so much Smile


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