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

Camera:Pentax Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Gardener
Username:MickyMc MickyMc
Uploaded:19 Dec 2008 - 1:29 PM
Tags:Autumn, Black & white, Boat, Digitally manipulated, Gardener, House, Leaves, Portraits / people
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Unique Views:133


CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2008 - 1:38 PM

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

Natzdad  629 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2008 - 2:00 PM


SandraKay Plus Member 8233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2008 - 2:02 PM

Some super light and shadow cast over the solitary figure as he gazes out over the smoke-filled garden.

19 Dec 2008 - 2:09 PM

Excellent mono Mavis, like it

ZenTog  137875 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2008 - 2:30 PM

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

Scaramanga Plus Member 737 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2008 - 2:31 PM

Like the smoke and the shadows.

JLWebster  7 England
19 Dec 2008 - 2:40 PM

Stunning, like this mono alot. Well done.

19 Dec 2008 - 2:57 PM

Well done Mavis. A super looking image.
Marilyn x

Bob_V  8 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2008 - 4:10 PM

What great work Mavis.

Bodiewil Plus Member 846 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
19 Dec 2008 - 4:33 PM

Superb atmosphere and mood Maeve so well worked

woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2008 - 4:49 PM

A great atmosphere, Mavis, I can almost smell the burning leaves.

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8776 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1266 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2008 - 4:56 PM

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 Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2008 - 5:00 PM

And well worth a go this is a super mono image with a full range of tones. Very fine atmospheric composition.


Cormy  7 England
19 Dec 2008 - 5:19 PM

Well done Micky.This is a fine atmospheric image,and a good example of breaking the rule of thirds to advantage.

19 Dec 2008 - 5:26 PM

Beautiful lighting

franken Plus Member 133590 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2008 - 5:54 PM

Superb b/w image!


danbrann Plus Member 11543 forum postsdanbrann vcard 16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2008 - 6:02 PM

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  9 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2008 - 6:21 PM

Great silhouette against the mist and smoke - well done Mavis.....Bill

lostintime Plus Member 7lostintime vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2008 - 6:41 PM

A super candid Mavis, love the misty mood.

helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2008 - 7:42 PM

Lots of atmosphere here.
Lovely conversion

AliMurray  8 Scotland
19 Dec 2008 - 7:56 PM

Lovley B&W. Has an eerie look to it.

Nice one.

Ali Smile

Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2008 - 8:52 PM

Wonderfully atmospheric and beautiful in mono.

bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2008 - 9:14 PM

Very atmospheric - great silhouette of the gardener against the light. You did well to produce this from an old slide Mavis.

Rock Plus Member 13Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2008 - 9:19 PM

Very well worked.


20 Dec 2008 - 1:11 AM

Excellent mono. Great mood and light.

mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2008 - 3:24 AM

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  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2008 - 5:33 AM

Good work and very good result for a first attempt Ina

Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2008 - 8:10 AM

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

20 Dec 2008 - 1:30 PM

The number of times that could have been me......... Gardeners love a good bommy Wink

proz  11205 forum posts United States
20 Dec 2008 - 6:25 PM

shortlisted Mave, this is superb such atmosphere!
Happy Christmas to all of you!

Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2008 - 10:42 PM

Like this alot,great mono.

And his thaughts on the matter,,

Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2008 - 12:48 PM

This is beautifully done, nostalgic and with a touch of mystery.

HUMIE  8 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2008 - 11:16 PM

Super shot !!!


jonathanbp Plus Member 799 forum postsjonathanbp vcard Thailand
9 Jan 2009 - 2:22 PM

wonderful atmospheric image - Jonathan

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