The Venus of Bolsover

By woolybill1
A fisheye view in the castle gardens.

All this week's offerings were converted to black and white using the Pinhole preset in SilverEfex Pro 2.

Thanks to Ollie, Klaus, Leo, Nev, Alan, Sue, Allan, Joline, Steve, Bob, Somnath, Dave (Jasper87), Alfie and Marie for their User Awards, and to everyone who voted, commented or just popped in for a look yesterday!

Tags: Statue Fisheye Black and white Bolsover castle


franken Plus
17 4.9k 4 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2019 7:41AM
Excellent mono, Bill.


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bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
31 Jul 2019 7:47AM
I like the SamYang lens .....a cheep and funny lens ....I presented Samgyang at different fairs for a German company .....

great effectWink
31 Jul 2019 8:07AM
Lovely mono work!

31 Jul 2019 8:13AM
love the processing...
saltireblue Plus
9 9.7k 36 Norway
31 Jul 2019 8:18AM
A pin-hole of pee-holes?
(Am I allowed to say that?)
31 Jul 2019 8:25AM
A very good use of fish eye here, Bill. It suits the image and processing very nicely. Great subject matter.

John Smile

Hope you're safe from the floods.
31 Jul 2019 10:00AM
Google tells me that "Venus of Bolsover statue was carved by local carvers in local Derbyshire stone. If it were possible to straighten the raised right leg it would be longer than the left leg."
p.s. fisheye and pinhole work amazingly well together.. great tonal work, too
Minty805 Plus
3 25 5 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2019 10:19AM
What a great series this is, and the fisheye gives a different dimension.
31 Jul 2019 10:37AM
Striking tonal contrasts and composition; a nice touch of the Gothic! SmileSmileSmile
mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
31 Jul 2019 10:39AM
Wonderful Bill. An inspired combination. Very nicely done sir.

mac Plus
17 1 Scotland
31 Jul 2019 11:06AM
A cheeky shot, ouch!! Photoshop has a pinhole lighting effect which I must try out.
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
31 Jul 2019 11:41AM
I love my Samyang fish-eye lens! I like how here it's made the building look like it's leaning in towards Venus 👍
Trev 😀
Very atmospheric absolutely love it.

dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 586 England
31 Jul 2019 7:38PM
As John (liofesnapper) says the lens and processing go together perfectly for this subject.
Given the focallenght the aperture would have been close to pinhole size in any case.
Whenever Bolsover is mentioned though, Venus is not the word that springs to mind. For those over a certain ag it has to be Beast.
saltireblue Plus
9 9.7k 36 Norway
31 Jul 2019 7:45PM

Quote:For those over a certain ag it has to be Beast.

Let's keep politics out of it, Keith!Wink

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