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West Ash in the Rain

By BlueRoom
Four versions in the development of a single image. The lead is the most extreme and was created while playing around with the final sepia version, V1. V2 is straight B&W, a necessary step on the way to V1, and V3 is the colour picture I started from. I think all four of these variations have their attractions and would be very interested to hear any thoughts you may have.

My special thanks to Alan, Phil and Sandy whose Awards have livened up my last posting.

Tags: Tractor Monochrome Sepia Farm North devon Landscape and travel

Voters: lostrita, Take-a-View, sawsengee and 44 more


pablophotographer 8 1.4k 360
23 Feb 2018 9:58AM
V2 for me.
Great strong picture

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bluesandtwos 10 412 1 England
23 Feb 2018 10:55AM
V1 is my favourite, but I couldn't tell you why! BlushGrinGrinGrin

23 Feb 2018 12:02PM
The vignette on the lead gives it that olde worlde feel, which on the face of it is very attractive... especially the way the tree branches are affected... but for me it seems slightly at odds with the fact that the tractor appears to be a fairly modern machine.
My vote goes to V1, definitely. The toning is lovely, and is there a touch of Orton filter? Or is it just the slight blur around the edges? Whatever, it all hangs together very well.

RLF Plus
9 18 4 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2018 12:48PM
The shot shown is my favourite.
Lovely olde and rustic feel about itSmile
BlueRoom 13 73 20 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2018 1:00PM

My vote goes to V1, definitely. The toning is lovely, and is there a touch of Orton filter? Or is it just the slight blur around the edges?

It's a fairly dark fractillius type layer Alan, that blurs out the detail allover. That's then slightly reduced in opacity and then lightly brushed out in varying degrees to control where the detail comes through strongest.
Thank you for your thoughts.
Great set, like the lead
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
23 Feb 2018 2:51PM
V1 and V2 are my favourites. Good work on this.
23 Feb 2018 3:24PM
I think they're all great but my preference is for v1 just because the darker edges keep my eyes on the central detail and the shine on the tractors tyres.
Good stuff with V1 favourite, possibly because of the excellent detail coupled with a 'glow effect' and a subtle vignette.

RSK 9 6 Canada
23 Feb 2018 4:31PM
All three versions are excellent on their own,each bringing a different mood.The sepia,is my second choice,as it gives the feeling of viewing a subject from another era.
The colour version is my first choice, as it shows off the age of the house & barn with its old bricks & moss green barn doors,and also its newer windows,which lets us know that it has probably people living within,& is not abandoned.And then the more modern tractor, with its shiny wet rubber tires, gives us the feeling of a not to nice a weather day, located in what must be a rural location.

BlueRoom 13 73 20 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2018 5:25PM
Thank you Sandy, for another of your Awards, Grin and thank you too Ray for yours. Both are much appreciated.
Thank you all for those interesting thoughts. There's some great feedback there.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
23 Feb 2018 7:25PM
The color version is very interesting and pleasing to me! similar to parts of my neighborhood
Your final sepia version is a work of art-- Splendid!
nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
27 Feb 2018 12:23AM
Absolutely fabulous work.
femape 2 Argentina
7 Mar 2018 12:12AM
Excelente presentación.

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