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Anyone For Quidditch?

By Stewy  
'Twas a dull day in Alnwick so I converted this to B&W.

Thumbnail's not great but if you've got this far, have a look large.

Thanks for looking.


Tags: Northumberland Architecture Black and white 2007 Alnwick Harry potter Quidditch Landscape and travel

Voters: Hanners, meadowman, MrsS and 12 more

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Hanners 16 875 10 Ireland
7 Jun 2007 5:47PM
a good moody mono

MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
7 Jun 2007 6:02PM
Where are the broomsticks??? LOL Smile


Fran x
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.5k 2564 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 6:26PM
Suitably ominous sky. Good take on a familiar landmark.
sandrish 19 36 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 6:55PM
Excellent well composed shot.

Hop-A-Long 15 52 1 England
7 Jun 2007 6:55PM
Lovely shot. Very moody and it suits mono.
Raindancer 16 20 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 7:00PM
Great conversion to BW and use of the path for lead in. Like this a lot....

ann_g 18 19 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2007 9:12AM
Fabulous place, hope you don't mind the mod.

Ann Smile
Stewy 15 103 2 England
8 Jun 2007 9:37AM
Hi Ann. Don't mind it al all. It's very subtle what you have done. As a newcomer to digital manipulation, I would be interested to know how you achieved this. That brightness was annoying me but I couldn't correct it without affecting other parts of the image. I only have PS Elements at my disposal which I suspect might be part of the problem, along with my lack of knowledge of course!!

Chant57 16 395 3 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2007 12:29PM
the conversion has given this image bags of atmosphere - I half expect to see Harry Potter!
ann_g 18 19 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2007 3:27PM
Hi Martyn,

I used a curves layer to set the white and black points ( setting the white point is what reduced the brightness a little). I merged this layer down then did another curves layer and altered the curve to increase the contrast - I was only interested in the effect on the buildings and path as once done I filled the mask with black to hide the effect and then painted the contrast back in where needed with a white brush. Altering the opacity of the brush means you can paint it back in gradually and in different strengths depending on what effect you want.

Curves weren't available in early Elements versions - not sure if they are now but you can cheat using some extensions available from Richar Lynch at . This is what I used to do before getting PS,

Hope this helps, PM if you need any more info.

Ann Smile
Nick-T 16 45 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2007 4:05PM
Great shot Stewy, added another mod, hope you dont mind. Verry moody shot and well taken!!
looboss 15 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2007 9:16PM
Excellent a whole series of novels should be written about a place like this! Wink
Linzie 15
9 Jun 2007 8:41PM
should've gon 4 the coloured 1

patsy88 15 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2007 10:55PM
Great b/w shot..

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