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Reach for the skies

By Nick_w      
There was a bit of a discussion last night - Version 1 versus version 2. It was split exactly along the right handed versus the left handed - I would be interested to see if it follows suit.

When I viewed this on the back of the camera I nearly deleted it, however with a little bit of work I think its OK - its certainly how I previsualised the shot - not one for the purists, converging verticles and the like.

EDIT: When previewed the border looked great - after upload looks to be skewed (could be this monitor...goes away to check on laptop)

Big thanks to Jackofalltrades for the Guest editors award on the last image Smile

Tags: Architecture Black and white Magicianssquare

Voters: Richsr, Imagephotographics, RysiekJan and 36 more

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Richsr 10 91 223 England
28 Oct 2011 8:40AM
Works for me Nick, good details and like the slow shutter speed to get the cloud movement

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Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
28 Oct 2011 8:48AM
Cheers Richard.

Re the border issue mentioned in the description, on the laptop it looks as it should, I wonder if its down to the screen resolution on the main computer (I've seen it before on images).
pmorgan 11 217 13 England
28 Oct 2011 9:35AM
Loving this Nick!

Ian-Munro 10 200 15 Wales
28 Oct 2011 9:58AM
Tis good mate, like it.
LesF 11 182 9
28 Oct 2011 10:47AM
Like your ideas with this Nick, just leaning to V2, no pun intended

Morgs 9 20 62 Wales
28 Oct 2011 10:54AM
Pure quality. I love architectural images that push boundaries and this ticks all my boxes. Wonderful mono with gorgeous hint of a blue tone. Wonderful work.

charlotte 13 34 2 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2011 10:54AM
I love them both. Great captures.

Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
28 Oct 2011 11:19AM
Thanks everyone - David, well spotted about the tone, I've been experimenting a bit with toning recently, I wanted an almost inperceptable level of blue in the shadows, to try to bring out a metallic feel to the structure.
thewaiter 16 1.2k 9 England
28 Oct 2011 12:05PM
Version 2 for me.
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2011 12:43PM
V2 works better for me as well Nick. Excellent work.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
28 Oct 2011 2:28PM
V2 for me Nick............Sandy
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
28 Oct 2011 3:25PM
Excellent viewpoint and composition, Nick, definitely suits mono. After much toggling between the two, think V1's my fave Wink
Trev Smile
tony64 14 204 9 England
28 Oct 2011 4:38PM
Good image V2 for me.
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
28 Oct 2011 4:56PM
.... crikey, and angle on the armories I've not got Wink
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
28 Oct 2011 5:01PM
..You'll be winging your way down now then will you? Wink
angej 13 479 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2011 7:21PM
great capture Nick
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2011 7:55PM
Liking this a lot Nick but perhaps a little restrained.

It would work well with a steely curved duotone going on , that hint of blue is a little to subtle for effect.

Its asking for more dynamic contrast (not that its flat) and (without the exif) either a slightly shorter shutter or a tad less motion/Gaussian blur for the clouds to work.

Just a thought Smile
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
28 Oct 2011 8:12PM
Thanks everyone.

Some great feedback there Dave, I've marked as constructive so hopefully it should turn green shortly.

Edit: Blimey that was quick (turning Daves feedback green)
tony64 14 204 9 England
30 Oct 2011 8:58AM
Hi Nick, awarding this with my 'Photo of the week'.
Really like architectural images, and something a bit different.
This works really well, and I agree with Dave, a duotone would look good on this.
Great POV, love the shapes, well done!
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
30 Oct 2011 10:25AM
Thanks Tony its really appreciated, i agree a shoguns may work (there is a slight tone already). Just need to read up on them (never been happy when I've tried them before).
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
30 Oct 2011 10:34AM
Forgot to get back on this re the original blurb. I too preferred v2 (I'm left handed), but all the right handed people I showed it to preferred v1.

I may re-do this using v2 with a duotone as suggested.

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