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newty1 12 3 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 8:04PM
great shot

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wamp 11 276 8 England
19 Jun 2008 8:13PM
No ideas Smile, but they contrast well with the industrial building behind

Scott_Scot 13 4 4 Scotland
19 Jun 2008 8:30PM
Class mate, ... Class !!! Smile

pmorgan 11 217 13 England
19 Jun 2008 8:30PM
Cracking work Ade, I guess you did this:

1 - Go out at or just before sunset -

2 - use a 17-40 on FF or 10-20 on crop frame cameras

3 - fit polariser and 5 stops of ND grad

4 - get your tripod very low so a rock/branch/grass tuffet/puddle/rocky outcrop occupies the foreground and looks abnormally large

5 - take your shot with the 5 stops of ND grad covering the sky, make sure it's about 1 stop underexposed (use F16 of course) - look at the histogram after the shot, if the highest part of the curve is touching the right hand side, knock your shutter speed down a bit

6 - When converting the RAW, push the white balance to 12000-14000K, increase the saturation lots and apply a reasonably steep "S" shape in the curves. this gives it a warm, homely glow, makes the colours stand out and adds mystery.

7 - run a "velvia" action to further enhance the colours

8 - flatten the image, create a duplicate layer over the top of the original image. Set Blend mode to "multiply" and slide the Opacity to about 10-20%. this will really darken the dark bits and make the colours even stronger.

9 - slightly sharpen, focussing mainly on the foreground rock. this draws the eye to the focal point a bit.

10 - save the tiff, put a subtle frame around it - resize, sharpen a little to taste and upload.

Cheers Smile
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
19 Jun 2008 8:36PM
Lol @ Paul,(I did read the thread)....worked though..I can't help with the plant name bit it makes a good fg subject.
I didn't realise that Ferrybridge could look so good !
Strobe 10 1.3k United States
19 Jun 2008 8:39PM
Paul, you took the words outta my mouth Wink
Good one Ade, I like the similarity between weed and industry yet contrasting colours. Thanks for your forum you created earlier today, I actually learned a lot from it.
Glynn 12 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 10:23PM
Paul thats funny mate.

Ade - great shot. I like the way that the foreground is bold and striking. Usually this would distract and keep the eye fixed, but, by positioning the camera to get the reflections close and the pilon overhead wires as leads was genius mate. Stunning image well thought out and expertly processed.


(Thanks for the advice on my pic, much appreciated).
RogBrown 11 3.1k 10 England
19 Jun 2008 10:37PM
Cracking shot Ade. Nice lead-in from the power lines & nice bit of pink in the sky. I like the bit of movement in the weeds - stops it being too ststic.
Guillaume 11 119 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 10:51PM
That is a trully brilliant image! No idea about the name of the flowers tho'
oldbiddy 12 4 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 10:55PM
Super colour contrast and super shot

ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
20 Jun 2008 12:35AM
Cheers folks

I think I used a 3 stop grad on this Paul, but otherwise, you're spot on - how on earth did you know Wink

I was actaully teaching someone at the time i took this, was just deomonstrating how grads work and how to set the exposure - was quite amazed that it looked quite good so thought I'd have an edit - here's the result
stevieb 14 3.0k 2 Panama
20 Jun 2008 12:40AM
Pah..smarty pants Smile OK..30 it is. Smile
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 12:40AM
Love the reflections and the pretty weed ...... pleasure to be #30


I clicked before Stevieb but he obviously types faster Wink
starliz 13 1.6k 3 England
20 Jun 2008 12:51AM
well its good actually really good,like the splash of colour and lines leading from the pylons.

was going to sit and clone out those electric pylons for you Ade but I thought you might moan Smile
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
20 Jun 2008 12:55AM
but you'd end up with a pylon-less power station! Wink
newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 5:43AM
Beautifully composed and captured Ade,,
I think it might be a power plant Ade.

javam 13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 11:25AM
I like the contrast and composition Ade, but I am finding it lacking a sharp focal point. The power station elements are too dark or indistinct to provide a focal point and the flowers are a little soft (movement or DOF?) end result is I am not sure where I am supposed to be looking.

User_Removed 11 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 1:30PM
Looks like Angelica, possibly non-native.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2008 6:18PM
I have always liked your very powerful images,
23 Jun 2008 8:52PM
A cracking image.

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