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mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2237 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 7:38PM
Fabulous, everything seems to be in flux, it's a restless image.

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bazyoung 11 1 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 7:56PM
Love It!
SlowSong Plus
11 9.0k 30 England
27 Jul 2012 8:04PM
This is so smooth and has such depth. Calm - but not for long!
marktc Plus
9 101 15 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 8:32PM
Brilliant Nick
JackAllTog Plus
11 6.1k 58 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 8:36PM
If architecture can be beautiful then this is it. Excellent.
27 Jul 2012 8:55PM
A wonderful moody, contrasty b&w. Works really well.

iancatch 13 4 45 England
27 Jul 2012 9:46PM
Looks like a success to me

chavender Plus
9 454 1 France
27 Jul 2012 10:23PM
Superb image nick!
Masterful conversion and effective composition.
Nice to see a current image for a change.

franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 10:23PM

Quote:If architecture can be beautiful then this is it. Excellent.

I couldn't have said it any better.
LesF 13 182 9
28 Jul 2012 11:19AM
Good to see a different angle at Salford Quays Nick

derekhansen 11 210 24 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2012 5:27PM
I cant tell you how much I like this Nick. The gradation of the light on the buildings is wonderful and the handrail leads the eye nicely through the composition, via the building and on to the bridge. Superb. I cant award my UA yet but I shall return.
Richsr 13 91 223 England
28 Jul 2012 6:56PM
Good mono work Nick, details and tones are very good IMHO
Regards Richard
psiman 16 574 Wales
29 Jul 2012 8:07AM
Great shot and excellent mono teratment giving an unusal for a well photographed image. Have you tried rotating it slightly clockwise, as to me it appears to be tilted down to the LHS?
Nick_w Plus
13 4.3k 99 England
29 Jul 2012 9:47AM
Thanks everyone, big thanks for the user awards.

Simon, what you are seeing is caused by the shapes / angles of the building. If you check the telegraph posts and the far shoreline rhs which I used to correct the vertices it is level ( I also ensured it was level on the tripod, and applied lens correction in lightroom). One of the reasons I liked the subject was the odd angles ( even the entrance to the building isn't square).
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
29 Jul 2012 12:13PM
I agree with Les in that it's good to see a different angle from here Nick and I can also see what Simon is saying as it does feel as if it needs a 'tad' or CW rotation. For me the main telegraph pole is the one that I might've been tempted to take my verticles from as it's more prominent than the others. I do appreciate that it is probably more an optical illusion by the shapes and angles all tricking the eye though.

For me though mate, there are too many 'dark patches' in the finished shot. Bottom left has pretty much filled in and the two darker areas of the sky [tl and tr] just feel a little heavy for me. The one top right moreso as it seems to be at odds with the lightness of the reflection in the water surface on the Quays. If you had to make one adjustment, then for me it would be to bring up the darkness of the bottom left corner.

Vote for the comp though Wink
Nick_w Plus
13 4.3k 99 England
29 Jul 2012 10:43PM
Sorry Paul, I couldn't get back to you sooner, the internet kept dropping out.

I'm still happy with the rotation - tho I do appreciate what Simon mentioned, the lines are all over the place so it does deceive the eye.

I couldn't do much with the cloudbank - I didn't use any grads so it is what it is - I did lift the curve too (tho I do have another image same length of shutter speed but theres too much people movement - but the sky maybe prefferable).

But the dark bit bottom left - your right and TBH its the bit I was unhappy with. Th swirls are fine, but there was a large stain in the pavement that was too large to clone out successfully - so I darkened it down slightly.

I've got other plans for this image - to be used in a composite - where the dark ness in that corner will be OK - I will also clone out the telegraph posts - and probably try the other sky.

Cheers for your views Paul - consrtructive as always Smile

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