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Stalker & Seaweed : Bleached Colour

By sut68      
Please indulge me for a short while as I am still trying this technique and getting some results I am fairly happy with. Look great in the original [pre EPZ] file.

Another of the Stalker series but a different composition to those uploaded previously.

All comments +/- welcome ... yes, even you too Rob LOL!!


Tags: Scotland Highlands Digitally manipulated Castle stalker Loch linnhe Appin Landscape and travel

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Tandberg Plus
13 1.2k 2 England
18 Oct 2006 8:38AM
Lovely and detailed!!
Nice all the way through.

Well done

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TerryBaxter 11 11
18 Oct 2006 8:43AM
The perspective in this is delightful.
ericfaragh 13 138 4 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 8:47AM
Great composition, good foreground interest.
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
18 Oct 2006 8:57AM
full of drama.......wonderful...

debster 12 693 3 England
18 Oct 2006 8:57AM
A lovely feel to this image and I really like all that foreground interest!

sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
18 Oct 2006 8:59AM
Cheers guys, I think this technique works on certain subjects and this is definitely one of them. Thanks for your interest.

glenalva Plus
11 338 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 9:16AM
Another cracker from you, from up there. Love the composition.

sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
18 Oct 2006 9:17AM
Thanks Ali, glad you like it and thanks for your time.

Sabreur 11 767 England
18 Oct 2006 9:20AM
The brighter line of seaweed helps to take your eye into the picture. I like the bleached effect - works well with the weed and the rocks.
Wooly 11 112 4 England
18 Oct 2006 9:31AM
Excellent quality shot Paul, love the tones.

DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
18 Oct 2006 9:44AM
Superb shot Paul and composed to perfection. I have a slight niggle about the brightness of the rock in the middle foreground though as I find it pulls my eye back from the castle.
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
18 Oct 2006 9:55AM
great shot, like it
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
18 Oct 2006 10:22AM
Thanks Robert, Alan, Dave [I take your point, maybe it is a fraction too light] and Cole.

Cheers you guys!!
gajj 13 32
18 Oct 2006 10:40AM
Definitiely works, nice moody overall image with the foreground light leading to the water and castle...have to agree with Dave about the brightest fg rock.
oppo 11 6 2 Scotland
18 Oct 2006 10:46AM
The seaweed in the foreground leads the eye straight to the castle. Good one.

vaughar 12 242 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 10:59AM
Full colour please! sorry.
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
18 Oct 2006 12:21PM
Cheers Jan and Phil.

Rob, d'ya mean the full colour version original, mate??

sneazy 12 74 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 12:28PM
Great comp. I would have probably tried to get that rock more to the front/bottom of the frame and missed the nice lead-in of the seaweed. I think it works really well. I also like the mood in this too!

sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
18 Oct 2006 12:36PM
Cheers Mark, I did get one with it further to the bottom and you do miss that weed lead-in, but it still works though.


PS: Rob, don't apologise fella, it's your preference and that's fine with me!!
dven Plus
11 25 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2006 1:59PM
A very good 30.

sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
18 Oct 2006 2:04PM
Cheers ... would be if you clicked David LOL Wink
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
18 Oct 2006 4:04PM
Superb mood Scotland to a T. As good in colour, viewpoint, composition spot on. Ron.
csurry 15 9.2k 92
18 Oct 2006 4:25PM
Not uploaded a mod Paul, but had a quick look in PS and feel that this would be strong and moody as a B&W.

I'd just do some work to lose the halo at the top of the castle. But then as you know I'm a perfectionist Smile)
Blenkinsopp 11 320 4 England
18 Oct 2006 4:32PM
the limited range of tones work well to set the atmosphere in this excellent composition
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
18 Oct 2006 5:40PM
Cheers Ron, much appreciated.

Thanks Cheryl, I have already converted this to mono prior to 'adding the colour' as this is part of the process, and you're right it does look strong. Will have a look at the halo it's not there on the full size version, just an artifact from sharpening by the look of it!! Thanks for your time.

Cheers Sandra glad you lke it.

proberts 13 218 4 Wales
18 Oct 2006 6:06PM
Good shot,fabulous comp and muted colours.
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
18 Oct 2006 7:09PM
Ta Andrew, thanks for looking.

John_Duckett 12 386 2 Norfolk Island
18 Oct 2006 9:22PM
What a stunning composition, love that light coloured rock in the foreground

sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
18 Oct 2006 9:58PM
Cheers John ... as for the rock, some people think it's too light which maybe I agree with, but to tone it down too much would be to lose it among that kelp, so it stays [for now].

Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
19 Oct 2006 12:45PM
Excellent composition.The tones on the seaweed are superb particularly in the large version.
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
19 Oct 2006 12:47PM
Thanks a lot Tom - take care!!
richardwheel 11 217 2 England
19 Oct 2006 2:05PM
Much prefer this version, just to be awkward!


sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
19 Oct 2006 2:26PM
Cheers your 'awkwardness' LOL [me too!!]
martin.w 15 483 22 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2006 10:35PM
Like it, excellent work.
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
20 Oct 2006 7:44AM
Cheers Martin and thanks for your comment on the mono version too.
kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
20 Oct 2006 3:39PM
A fine composition and colours, a great series

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