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Waiting for the Wife

By chase
I went to the Black Country Living Museum yesterday with AlleyCatz & Wooly,we met up with DaveU & Rogbrown...nice to meet you two at last Wink
We had a great day in good company.
The weather & light were not brilliant but I think we avoided most of the rain Wink

Lots to see & do here,the staff were fabulous & were more than willing to stop & have their picture taken.

This old gent was stood outside one of the shops,looks like he could be wating for his wife who perhaps was inside doing some of her shopping....he was prepared for the weather too with his umbrella.

F8 manual mode
tripod
F/L 24mm
Raw files converted in Lightroom.
An HDR image of 5 frames combined in Photomatix,finished in Photoshop.

Thanks for doing the driving Alan...'twas a long old run but worth it Smile

Thankyou for looking.
Janet xx

Tags: Street Man Dudley Digitally manipulated Shop Black country living museum Gentleman Landscape and travel Portraits and people

Voters: sherlob, jeni, SurreyHillsMan and 43 more

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jeni 12 7 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2010 10:09AM
excellent. i visited the Black Country Museum a couple of months ago, i do plan to go back sometime.

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SurreyHillsMan 12 27 2 England
13 Jul 2010 10:16AM
Stunning Janet.. fabulous processing, I love this finish, almost 3D

Jon
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
13 Jul 2010 10:18AM
An excellent image, Janet, vewry well presented. Carol
chase Plus
14 1.4k 325 England
13 Jul 2010 10:50AM
Many thanks all.

Thankyou for your coveted UA Jon,means a lot to me & is most appreciated.
Janet xx
Richsr 13 91 223 England
13 Jul 2010 11:05AM
Like tones and details in this - good processing work.
Regards Richard
Cormy 12 3 England
13 Jul 2010 11:08AM
Cracker !!
Cheers
Alan
angie44 11
13 Jul 2010 11:21AM
absolutley fantastic .... love it ... angie x
DaveU 14 1.4k 125 England
13 Jul 2010 12:18PM
Good to meet you to Janet ..... although you were nothing like I'd expected Wink

I remember this old gent well, and you've captured him a treat. The processing works pretty well, though I've a few issues with the pub wall top right. It looks a little "murky" to me .... maybe worth blending back one of the original exposures in that area just to brighten it up a bit?

What do I know though .... this HDR malarkey is all a mystery to me.
chase Plus
14 1.4k 325 England
13 Jul 2010 12:46PM
Thanks all.

Dave,really nice to meet you too,what were you really expecting ?...a nice quiet person...ha..I don't think so Wink

Not done anything with the 'murky' bit on the Pub wall...mind it was a little on the murky side indoors too Wink...I think it could be a shadow from one of the buildings close by.I'll see what effect dropping one of the frames onto it has though,thanks for the suggestion.

Janet xx
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2010 1:08PM
we have a similar museum at Basingstoke not all that far from me, had a great day there plenty to see and do - love the picture presented today
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
13 Jul 2010 2:47PM
Excellent capture, he looks like he belongs in that spot. He's not quite as dapper looking as in DaveU's shot though. His shoes need a little polish. Love the image and the b/g too...........Sandy
Nick_w 12 4.3k 99 England
13 Jul 2010 3:01PM
A good image, although I do tend to agree with Dave about bits of it looking slightly flat.

As well as Daves suggestions you could look at a selective colour adjustment layer and increase the clack slider in both the neutrals and blacks (just a fraction) then paint out the bits you dont want it to affect on the layer mask - I will do a mod in a minute
chase Plus
14 1.4k 325 England
13 Jul 2010 3:46PM
Thanks for the mod Nick but TBH I'm not seeing a difference.......looking hard....maybe a tad lighter on his face & maybe a little darker on the ledge & frame of the window,mind sometimes it's just that extra teeny bit of 'something' that makes the difference.
Janet xx
Nick_w 12 4.3k 99 England
13 Jul 2010 4:05PM
Hi Janet all the changes were in the BG (I masked off the guy -tho not as well as I would normally do) - The main difference is in the deep blacks and darkening the neutrals a fraction - also dropping the cyan in the reds has made the streamers in the window pop a bit.

TBH Daves suggestion would have the biggest impact.
DaveU 14 1.4k 125 England
13 Jul 2010 4:46PM
Re my mod I'd just like to add that I really do know how to spell "patent" ..... just so you don't go thinking I'm an illiterate Brummie Smile
chase Plus
14 1.4k 325 England
13 Jul 2010 5:28PM
Thanks Nick...somewhat subtle but I can see the difference when I take them both into P/S

Thanks for your mod too Mr Patent,though I'm not at all sure the wall was quite as clean as that Wink...anyway,you're not a Brummie !!
AlleyCatz 14 274 6 England
13 Jul 2010 6:38PM
Great comp and processing Janet.....I see what Dave means about the wall top right....but he has the clean-a-pub-wall-filter! Wink

Enjoyed your company and banter Smile


~Alley~
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2010 7:07PM
thought it was Rog Smile

Adrian
Oliverpants 11 2 2 England
13 Jul 2010 7:21PM
Great image, love the effect. Ann
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
13 Jul 2010 8:41PM
I like this image ' as is ' Janet - great character shot. Bearing in mind apart from Fusion I am c**p at Photomatix.Smile
Brian.
chris-p Plus
14 72 England
13 Jul 2010 9:55PM
Detail and subject go hand in hand...smasher
RogBrown 13 3.1k 10 England
14 Jul 2010 10:49AM
This guy gets around a bit! He was Mr Woo the chemist in DaveU's shot. Any road, a nice period shot which is enhanced by the muted colours. Must agree with the others about the pub wall. (It looked better from the inside!) Smile
It was a pleasure to meet you, I don't care what the others say. Smile
chase Plus
14 1.4k 325 England
14 Jul 2010 6:01PM
Thankyou everyone.


Quote:I don't care what the others say.

Bless you Rog,at least I made one friend on the day Wink
Janet xx

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