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Battling Knights ...............

By morpheus1955  
Here are two of the knights doing battle Smile well sort of. Again I have de-saturated the back ground to emphasize the knights, if I hadn't you would have lost them in the back ground Smile The knight with the yellow and gold is actually the same guy I uploaded an image of a couple of days ago. Link The sparing involves a lot of posturing then all of a sudden one or other, maybe both suddenly make their move and its all over in a flash, hence why I didn't get a shot of the actual dragon being knocked off the helmet Smile, anyway hope this image appeals.

I have cropped the image to loose a lot of the onlookers.

Thank you all so much for all your C&C's very much appreciated

Thanks for taking the time to look


Tags: Photo journalism Knights Battling

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jasonrwl Plus
10 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 5:26AM
The colour popping works well Hugh to separate the knights from the background

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EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
25 Aug 2012 6:59AM
Good work on the de-saturation. The knights do indeed stand out well.

NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 7:39AM

Quote:The colour popping works well Hugh to separate the knights from the background

Cracking use of colour popping or colour splash. Nice movement captured very well.

Regards Nathan
25 Aug 2012 7:46AM
Like this Hugh, excellent image,
franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 8:02AM
The precessing works really well.

helenlinda Plus
13 366 22 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 8:23AM
I agree the colour popping works well
However, there is not such a contrast with the background as yesterday's image [probably because a greater percentage of the picture is the crowd today] - I just wonder if increasing the saturation of the colours might help - just a thought.
KingBee Plus
14 537 2 Scotland
25 Aug 2012 8:40AM
Nice bit of selective colouring here, Hugh: good action shot.


dudler Plus
16 1.2k 1666 England
25 Aug 2012 8:58AM
This works!
25 Aug 2012 11:22AM
works well and i think Helens point was good and V2 it is

helenlinda Plus
13 366 22 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 11:34AM
Thanks for trying my suggestion Hugh.
In v2 they stand out from the crowd much better - and it has worked well SmileSmile
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 12:03PM
There appears to be a vulnerable patch of skin on the red knight showing a cracking bruise - excellent imageSmile
nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
25 Aug 2012 5:38PM
It really works well, Hugh!
AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 5:43PM
Carole has good eyes to spot that bruise! The colour popped knights work really well Hugh!
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 6:28PM
thats really clever ... works so well with the knights
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
25 Aug 2012 7:00PM
I cannot but agree with the above, Hugh, nicely done.

Rach1970 11 14 1 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 8:24PM
Nice work Hugh Smile
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 8:54PM
Got to be the brighter in V2 what a great shot and a wow to your interpretation
25 Aug 2012 11:32PM
Excellent capture and brilliant work Hugh..Lin
philhomer Plus
10 88 32 England
26 Aug 2012 8:17AM
wow, you have lot of patience not to mention skill to pop these. assuming you still have the file with the layers entact i wonder whether a little blur of the crowd would also help?
18 Sep 2012 8:29AM
Processing is superb !GrinGrin


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