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A wonderful row of weathered trees at Croft Castle, Shropshire.......plus a bit of firkling with textures, to age it a bit !!

Many thanks for all the C&C's for 'Shropshire Skies III'........much appreciated !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:24 Apr 2010 - 12:50 PM
Focal Length:31mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Aftermath
Username:Niknut Niknut
Uploaded:19 Feb 2013 - 12:10 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Landscape / travel, Trees
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jameswburke
19 Feb 2013 - 12:25 PM

Great treatment of a nice shot. v

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digital_boi
19 Feb 2013 - 12:27 PM

processing has worked a treat Keith pleasure to view

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 12:47 PM

Well-weathered and a nifty bit of firklin', Keith.

Dave

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 12:51 PM

Some nice work here to age the already aged trees WinkWinkHelen

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 12:51 PM

Very striking, well taken and worked.

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NaturesHaven
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19 Feb 2013 - 12:53 PM

Works very well.............the image does look aged.............impressive and eye catching..............GrinGrinGrin

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19 Feb 2013 - 1:24 PM

That's a grand old tree and a great composition!

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johnke
johnke  2223 forum posts South Africa15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 1:27 PM

Super image. You must have worked on this. Love the sepia tone and what looks like a slight solarization process. Well done...John

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19 Feb 2013 - 1:32 PM

Like the addition of the textures and toning to this Keith
regards Richard

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AnneWorner
19 Feb 2013 - 1:36 PM

Great shot - wonderful gnarly old trees. Very much like the added textures.

Anne

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19 Feb 2013 - 2:05 PM

Super shot & presentation
Ju

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19 Feb 2013 - 2:21 PM

very good like it. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 2:23 PM

A superb presentation, Keith. Carol

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19 Feb 2013 - 2:37 PM

Lovely tones.

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leontari
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19 Feb 2013 - 3:02 PM

A great shot. The skeletons of trees are amazing
Effrossini

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Herge88
Herge88 Plus Member 840 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 3:32 PM

Lovely toning in this somewhat spooky image.

Best Matt

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boov Plus Member 2boov vcard United Kingdom
19 Feb 2013 - 4:08 PM

Sense the drama, wonderful B/w

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NDODS Plus Member 44308 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 4:21 PM

A wonderfully composed and processed image Keith.

Regards Nathan Grin

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19 Feb 2013 - 4:37 PM

Superb processing and great line of trees good pov and composition

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DixClix
DixClix  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 5:01 PM

An excellent image! I really like the colour...obviously a little "firkling" goes a long way!
Richard

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 5:31 PM

Rather lovely.

Ann

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19 Feb 2013 - 6:07 PM

An excellent photo and processing skills. Great stuffSmile

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lottycobb  3 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2013 - 6:32 PM

Love it so atmospheric! Grin

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saltireblue Site Moderator 54997 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway29 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 6:51 PM


Quote: ...plus a bit of firkling...

Can't beat a bit of firkling, KeithWink Very well firkled if I may say so.

Malc

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19 Feb 2013 - 7:41 PM

Great processing Keith - nothing like a good firkle! Smile
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abeeror2  3 Spain
19 Feb 2013 - 7:52 PM

Love your effect it is perfect for those amazing trees.

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Niknut Plus Member 51031 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 7:56 PM

Oooo...just spotted the UA from Julia........many thanks, I value your thoughts !!!!

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Meheecho  2275 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Feb 2013 - 8:13 PM

A cracking and atmospheric image , well processed
Steve

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19 Feb 2013 - 8:31 PM

Works well Keith

Are they old Oaks by any chance?

Adrian

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19 Feb 2013 - 9:14 PM

Brilliantly capture Keith cracking work---------MilkyWinkWink

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19 Feb 2013 - 11:51 PM

This treatment goes well nice pov.
Well done Keith. WesternRed.

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20 Feb 2013 - 12:09 AM

Great work - Super Image!!

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20 Feb 2013 - 2:08 AM

Textures and tones work well .
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Scottishlandscapes
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20 Feb 2013 - 9:24 AM

Firkled to perfection with the textures and toning.

Dougie

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20 Feb 2013 - 9:51 AM

Love what you did to the image, well done great image

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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 51031 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 4:15 PM

Adrian.....I don't think they're Oak trees ?.......there's something 'different' about them, all the main trunks are
growing in a spiral fashion, & being in a very exposed position have suffered badly over the years, but they are
clearly VERY old trees, & full of 'character' !!!!.......I'll look into it a bit deeper & see what I can find out !!

Thanks for your interest...Keith

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Brian65  6 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 - 6:53 PM

Great bit of Firkling, to get this great image Keith.
Brian

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danbrann
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20 Feb 2013 - 7:03 PM

we are both on trees at the moment but you are such a clever firkler.

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20 Feb 2013 - 7:22 PM

A great scene and fantastic effect, a wonderful image. - gary

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20 Feb 2013 - 10:09 PM

Cracking trees Keith - nice one
Jason

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20 Feb 2013 - 10:54 PM

Top work. An excellent conversion
Alun

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Suehh
Suehh  839 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 8:46 PM

oh so beautiful!

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21 Feb 2013 - 8:55 PM

flippin good firkling.Grin

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Humblebee  3 England
21 Feb 2013 - 11:52 PM

Beautiful image, Keith, superbly processed ... Carol Grin

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22 Feb 2013 - 12:09 AM

I've been close to some of these trees at Croft Castle, Keith!
They were covered in a pink fabric, at the time!!
An excellent image!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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22 Feb 2013 - 11:35 AM

Adrian......I've discovered the trees are 'Spanish Chestnuts'......& the spiral growth is typical of this species !!!!

****.......Yes, I remember seeing them covered in Pink stuff too......something to do with an 'arts' festival or some such ?????

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headskiesfly
22 Feb 2013 - 1:02 PM

Lovely work.
Rick

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22 Feb 2013 - 6:55 PM

Lovely processing and detail.................one of those shots you could sit and look at for a bit.


Paul.

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cooky
cooky  11 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 - 8:31 PM

Firkling translates to fettling in Lancs speak! Work well.

Kth

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PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2013 - 11:01 AM

The subject matter really suits this treatment Keith. Love it. Yes I would go with fettling too!!! Paul

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Mike_S
Mike_S  4 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 - 5:23 PM

Top shot.
Mike.

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Val Prowse
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3 Mar 2013 - 11:07 AM

A wonderful image and the textures really suit the subject. I like it a lot.

Val

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Big_Beavis
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5 Mar 2013 - 1:54 AM

Great shot, reminds me of a scene from 'The Lord Of The Rings'.

David

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23 Mar 2013 - 11:38 PM

I like the shapes of those trees and the treatment you've applied

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