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By xwang
I liked this staircase because of its extra curve, it also became my learning curve of processing as well.
I tried filter and manual both, this is manual processing on PS. My question is simple: Is there any technical problem on this photo please?
The photo was taken in William Morris's Gallery. Thanks for looking.

Tags: London Architecture Interior Black and white Staircase Morris

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banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4270 Canada
26 Jan 2015 2:10PM
Its not easy to find a really good angle for this without falling down the stairs!

Its quite good technically. I would darken the background a little more, - especially the bright bit through the upper centre gap.

Ive added a mod with this done, and sharpened the baluster. Cropped a little also.


xwang 12 56 8
26 Jan 2015 2:28PM
Thank you Willie for the helpful critique. I was not sure if I got the technical right. I picked up a filter looked like this, it was what in my mind, but when I tried to process on PS, I could not get the contrast as the filter had, so I used threshold layer to increase the contrast. (Thank you for your previous technique)The background was darkened with black fill layer, perhaps it's not enough. It was surrounded by the shop display.
cbrundage 8 4 United States
26 Jan 2015 2:33PM
Wonderful detail with the light on the wood. Very striking!
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2461 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2015 4:19PM
It has the organic look of a tendril, very appropriate for Morris.

I like the darkness, it's brooding and solemn. I see no technical problem here. What I might perhaps suggest is cropping a slice from the bottom so that the tendril grows out of the corner of the frame, and slightly toning down the carpet pattern below it. I think dark background is more important lower than higher in the frame.
xwang 12 56 8
26 Jan 2015 4:53PM
Thank you Christina for your kind comments and support all the time.
Thank you Moira. Very much appreciated.
26 Jan 2015 5:32PM
Wonderful light and detail, Jasmine!
paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2015 6:23PM
A nice shape but a little disorienting. I finfpd myself looking at what I assume are the steps behind. Tones and resolution look good other than the slightest burn out on the highlight. Possible a stroke or two with a tiny brush on the burning in tool.

Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2015 7:22PM
A nice mono image JasmineSmile

xwang 12 56 8
26 Jan 2015 7:43PM
Thank you Paul. The photo was taken as landscape format, I rotated it, that's perhaps why you felt uncomfortable. There was no room for me to correct the perspective, either if I was 2 meters tall or had a wide angle lens...Smile
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
26 Jan 2015 8:27PM
Brilane 15 5 12 Wales
26 Jan 2015 9:03PM
Nice work, Jasmine.
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1879 England
27 Jan 2015 6:10PM
I've tried the crop that Moira suggests - a good idea, I think.

And I've done some burning in - a crude method compared with layers and stuff, but it still works for me in the darkroom, so...
xwang 12 56 8
27 Jan 2015 10:42PM
Thank you John for your MOD. Very tidy and fine work.
31 Jan 2015 2:09PM
2 Feb 2015 10:26AM
mysterious beautiful curly
This is a brilliant image with great attention to detail SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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