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The lady awaits....

By Arvorphoto    
Following on from my previous upload for critique, this was a second visit to the packhorse bridge and this time is the development of the idea adding a silhouetted figure with the misty feel and added grain. During the latter stages of processing, I decided to try converting to black and white.


0.9 ND soft grad

Processing: Lightroom/Photoshop

As always, many thanks to those of you who have taken the time to look, vote, comment and give their awards.
Please feel free to offer critique. Another viewpoint is always welcome. Also feel free to ask any questions about the image

Tags: Model Cornwall Uk Landscape photography Silhouette Black and white Buildings Launceston Low light Medieval Historical 2020 Street light Packhorse bridge Launceston Priory Launceston Priory Bridge River Kensey St Thomas's Church model in hat

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Comments


alandeja 13 1 England
1 Feb 2020 2:35PM
Great effort - I much prefer the B&W version, particularly given your aim of acheiving an atmospheric shot.
chase Plus
15 1.8k 453 England
1 Feb 2020 5:07PM
I like your treatment, the addition of the figure is a bonus, especially with that drop of light on his face.

One criticism is that lamp, it is over bright to my eyes and looks a little burned out, possibly the result of adding the star bursts. Maybe that could be toned down somewhat.
I would have cropped out the very bottom of this to get rid over the very bright reflection in the water.
A nice, solid conversion though.
Arvorphoto Plus
10 126 5 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2020 5:34PM

Quote:I like your treatment, the addition of the figure is a bonus, especially with that drop of light on his face.

One criticism is that lamp, it is over bright to my eyes and looks a little burned out, possibly the result of adding the star bursts. Maybe that could be toned down somewhat.
I would have cropped out the very bottom of this to get rid over the very bright reflection in the water.
A nice, solid conversion though.



In response, the starbursts were not added, that was a natural result.
Yes, the streetlight was difficult to tone down, despite using a 0.9 grad and burning in Photoshop. Any added burning started to leave greying in the light.



dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1711 England
1 Feb 2020 6:42PM
Works nicely!
RLF Plus
10 18 4 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2020 12:16AM
The spooky figure makes this stand outSmile
Rob
cbrundage 7 4 United States
12 Feb 2020 11:46AM
Very atmospheric and moody. The patchy fog shows up well. Well done.

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