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Salt Cellar Panels

By ErictheViking
Old Herring Salt Cellars now with decorative panels.
Processed in Photoshop Elements 10 and with Silver efex pro2 to produce a solarized effect

Tags: Black and white Landscape and travel

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Sooty_1 8 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 10:38PM
I think there's too much detail for pseudo-solarisation. It's getting lost and making the image just look over-processed. I think it would be better straight.

Solarisation is better for familiar shapes we can identify with, and less intricate detail.


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ErictheViking 5 124 102 Scotland
1 Nov 2012 9:42AM
Thanks for your comments Nick

I chose to solarise to bring out the detail in the panels as the original photograph was poorly lit and I think today I would process in its original form and process the panels seperately to enhance the details.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 5:15PM
The sky looks a bit odd with the solarisation, Eric.
I wonder if you took some closer shots of the panels on the wall.
I think that concentrating on the wall and panels at the time of shooting would have been a good idea, placing an odd number in your frame and having a bit of perspective on them, as you have here, but eliminating any road or sky so that you get good detail on the panels.
I like the image as shown, it's well composed, but think I would prefer the original.
ErictheViking 5 124 102 Scotland
2 Nov 2012 6:48PM
Thank you for your comments Pamela. The short answer is the original picture was poorly taken and I agree a concentration on just the panels will make a much better shot. This was originally photographed in Infra Red which is why the sky is so strange (as well as the solarisation changes).

I intend to retake this shot, possibly at night as the panels are usually illuminated.

paulbroad 10 123 1249 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2012 8:08AM
Actually rather effective. Messing about with images has to add something and I think it does here. Possibly a little darker image would be even better.

ErictheViking 5 124 102 Scotland
3 Nov 2012 2:58PM
Thanks Paul glad somebody like's this picture.

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2012 9:22PM
I think I would have darkened the wall slightly. I like the shot, and the way your eye is drawn around the bend.SmileSmile


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