The Gardener

By MickyMc
Hi, Here is a first for me....A Mono....manipulated from an old slide.
cormy told me to..'Give it a Go'

Tags: Leaves Autumn Boat House Black and white Digitally manipulated Gardener Portraits and people

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CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
19 Dec 2008 1:38PM
Super in mono, Mavis, but it looks more like a park than a garden! Love the smoke from the damp leaves billowing around, reminds me of my childhood, it used to be a weekend treat for me and my father to have a bonfire in the garden, and if I was lucky I could light it! Have a great time this Christmas. Carol

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Natzdad Plus
8 29 2 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2008 2:00PM
SandraKay Plus
9 233 4 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2008 2:02PM
Some super light and shadow cast over the solitary figure as he gazes out over the smoke-filled garden.
19 Dec 2008 2:09PM
Excellent mono Mavis, like it
ZenTog Plus
15 7.9k 1 England
19 Dec 2008 2:30PM
pity this is soft, otherwise it might have had an award, can you rescan and get it sharper, the interplay with the lighting is super
19 Dec 2008 2:31PM
Like the smoke and the shadows.
Stunning, like this mono alot. Well done.
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2008 2:57PM
Well done Mavis. A super looking image.
Marilyn x
Bob_V Plus
9 1 2 United States
19 Dec 2008 4:10PM
What great work Mavis.
19 Dec 2008 4:33PM
Superb atmosphere and mood Maeve so well worked
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2008 4:49PM
A great atmosphere, Mavis, I can almost smell the burning leaves.
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.0k 1553 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2008 4:56PM
Glad you gave it a go, this is excellent. Perfectly timed for the silhouette against the light. He's a bit central though - I might be tempted to crop a chunk off the right hand side.
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
19 Dec 2008 5:00PM
And well worth a go this is a super mono image with a full range of tones. Very fine atmospheric composition.

19 Dec 2008 5:19PM
Well done Micky.This is a fine atmospheric image,and a good example of breaking the rule of thirds to advantage.
19 Dec 2008 5:26PM
Beautiful lighting
franken Plus
14 4.1k 4 Wales
19 Dec 2008 5:54PM
Superb b/w image!

danbrann Plus
12 636 17
19 Dec 2008 6:02PM
What a cracker Mavis. I missed this probably because you were late uploading it. You should do more mono.
Tell Alan to light a fire in the garden.
goso Plus
10 2 1 Australia
19 Dec 2008 6:21PM
Great silhouette against the mist and smoke - well done Mavis.....Bill
19 Dec 2008 6:41PM
A super candid Mavis, love the misty mood.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2008 7:42PM
Lots of atmosphere here.
Lovely conversion
Lovley B&W. Has an eerie look to it.

Nice one.

Ali Smile
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
19 Dec 2008 8:52PM
Wonderfully atmospheric and beautiful in mono.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
19 Dec 2008 9:14PM
Very atmospheric - great silhouette of the gardener against the light. You did well to produce this from an old slide Mavis.
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
19 Dec 2008 9:19PM
Very well worked.

Excellent mono. Great mood and light.
mikbee Plus
9 3 8 Scotland
20 Dec 2008 3:24AM
A good one here with the light patches thro' the image.
Very effective.And I do like a woman that does what her better half says !!!!
Gezina Plus
10 3 6 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2008 5:33AM
Good work and very good result for a first attempt Ina
20 Dec 2008 8:10AM
Nice work and a great shot - Lots of atmosphere here and there are so many different pictures to be had from this with a bit of cropping and sharpening possibly here and there - Nice one - I'm glad you listened to cormy
User_Removed 11 4.9k England
20 Dec 2008 1:30PM
The number of times that could have been me......... Gardeners love a good bommy Wink
proz 12 205 United States
20 Dec 2008 6:25PM
shortlisted Mave, this is superb such atmosphere!
Happy Christmas to all of you!
Ridgeway Plus
10 222 2 Ireland
20 Dec 2008 10:42PM
Like this alot,great mono.

And his thaughts on the matter,,
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
26 Dec 2008 12:48PM
This is beautifully done, nostalgic and with a touch of mystery.
29 Dec 2008 11:16PM
Super shot !!!

wonderful atmospheric image - Jonathan

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