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Purbeck Patterns 5 variations

By Kurt42    
Yesterday's offering was not so popular, so I have tried experimenting with it (particularly because I like it!). I would be very interested to know your views. on these two variations.

Tags: Photo journalism General Architecture Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated

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woolybill1 Plus
13 30 75 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 11:59AM
My personal preference is for V2. While I rather like V1 it is not 'me'. I wonder if the apparent unevenness in the angles may have offended some sensitivities, as if you should have corrected the medieval architect's work in software?
I might just have a go at a b&w later, I have to rush off now.

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iancrowson Plus
9 213 157 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 12:23PM
I like this image in the various forms. I like the grid of one texture with the differing stone behind.
Bill's comment above is valid for me. I would prefer to see a symmetrical arrangement of timber over the stone. It's not down to your photography but the carpenter.
I have done two mods. The first is a BW conversion aimed at bringing out the textures. The second I straightened the grid but had to crop away the outer frame.
V1 is my choice, V2 may be as seen but appears too yellow to me.
This seems to me to be an idea subject to convert to BW and I'm not a lover of BW images.
These are my views, see what others think,
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2117 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 3:24PM
I didn't care for yesterday's orange cast, but I do like the subject. It demonstrates the limitations of our desire for perfect straightness. (There's a wonderful little disaster area Durham Cathedral, in the vaulting of the Chapel of Nine Altars, where the poor masons reached the top and found that they were a few degrees out... Can you imagine the language when they noticed??)
Your manipulation is much cooler than the original and plays on the lines. It's a bit gimmicky though. I like Ian's b&w too, particularly the first Mod which retains the quirkiness. I might try simply reducing saturation and increasing contrast, with a bit of burn tool on the background textures.
woolybill1 Plus
13 30 75 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 3:29PM
I have had a go at a dark, gritty b&w using SilverEfex Pro 2. I'm imagining a medieval building cobbled together for practical rather than artistic purposes, probably dark and murky inside.
Of course I'm probably quite wrong Smile
Perhaps I should have reduced the saturation of the yellow channel first.
Kurt42 17 2.9k 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 3:55PM
Interesting and welcome comments. It is the interior of a barn or cattle shed, used as a temporary gallery the day I visited. I will have a good look at the images tomorrow as I am rather busy today.
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4069 Canada
10 Jun 2013 8:21PM
The original shot needs some work. Its very soft, and not sharp in any area. So start with this, and add a little contrast, and you have my first mod.

Your version here is simply a find edges image, which is normally meant to be used as a layer over the original to produce different effects, depending on the overlay mode. My second mod is a find edges layer, overlaid at an opacity of about 60%.


paulbroad Plus
12 131 1288 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2013 8:21AM
For me, the whole thing, either version, needs a focal point. Here, we just have a repetitive pattern. We are to the personal preference bit, but either of your versions has some interesting merit but with a definite subject for me. It needs a point to act as the 'main' focus, a splash of complimentary colour.

nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
11 Jun 2013 10:39AM
I like these abstracts a lot.

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