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16 Oct 2008 8:27AM
very harry potter...i love the real lenth that the little windows give you, and the arches on the left that bring you back to the book....i really get this picture,for me it works....

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Martin54 Plus
11 542 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2008 8:29AM
Good work - I prefer the all mono version 2, but would also be interested in seeing a full colour version. I think it would help if the text was a little lighter too, but a very good image all the same,
Excellent work,v1 the best for me.
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
16 Oct 2008 8:45AM
Thanks Guys. I tried lightening the text, and indeed have done so for the print, but when I reduced it to 1000px I got some horrendous interference patterns, a bit like the weathermen's dodgy shirts when viewed on the TV in the 70's. The full colour one isn't really an option as I did all the work on individual RGB layers, as this was only intended to be mono. Its NOT designed to be a faithful rendition of the scene!

I have to dash now, but when I get back I will dig out the straight colour HDR scene before any work - trouble is you will see all the digital manipulation then!
sidaorb Plus
11 3.9k 2 England
16 Oct 2008 8:51AM
V1 for me, that little touch of colour gives it the edge. Very haunting image and beautifully lit.
Ian-Munro Plus
10 200 15 Wales
16 Oct 2008 9:14AM
Great stuff. Well worked.

VintageRed Plus
12 15 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2008 10:05AM
The colour version for me Nick. Love the arty feel to this. Darkly impressionist. For me the text is okay. It is in keeping with the rest of the image. Deserves to do well.
ade_mcfade Plus
13 15.2k 216 England
16 Oct 2008 11:10AM
tandberg lives on in warney???

9 1.4k 30 England
16 Oct 2008 11:14AM
A superior bit of photography. Andy
Cormy Plus
10 3 England
16 Oct 2008 11:38AM
Super.Love No.1.Inspired photography.
dathersmith Plus
10 558 12 England
16 Oct 2008 12:00PM
Excellent work Nick, was going to upload a mono myself today but this will put it to shame. Prefer #2 by the way.

Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
16 Oct 2008 1:04PM
Like the concept of this Nick and the details too -with good toning - For version two is my preferred images as your eyes are not distracted by the colours.
Regards Richard.
IanFlindt Plus
13 740 21 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2008 1:36PM
I like this - especially the second version. The B&W treatment, and the darkness over the pages, gives it an almost Satanic feel!
LesF Plus
11 182 9
16 Oct 2008 1:39PM
Like this Nick you have done a good job with the processing and its V2 only bcause its full mono.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.2k 30 England
16 Oct 2008 1:40PM
Very effective. I like the touches of colour in V1 but V2 would have been just as eyecatching on its own.
great shot and great work

chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
16 Oct 2008 6:19PM
I do like the selective colour of V1 Nick but the shadows across the book are just a touch too much for me,they seem very uneven.I think if the shadow was consistent across the pages then it would be far more appealing.Yes the book may have overtaken the image without the shadows but the drop of colour in the bg would have off set that for me a bit.
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
16 Oct 2008 6:32PM
Thanks everyone, Janet I tried reducing the shadow, and have done for the print - but it introduced some very wierd interference patterns when reduced to 1000px - cant explain it.
16 Oct 2008 7:39PM
that is seriously high impact.. like it a lot...
Like it Nick, good focal point and you have the mood too, nice one.
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
17 Oct 2008 7:55AM
Thanks everyone - Colin thats praise indeed it was one of your works that was the inspiration for this
BillyGoatGruff Plus
10 191 199 England
17 Oct 2008 11:09AM
V2 for me, Nick.
Very nicely shot.
Simon_Palmer Plus
11 759 11 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2008 11:10AM
Can't believe I missed this one when posted. An epic piece of work imo, a real nice and different shot Warney, I like this an awful lot.
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
18 Oct 2008 12:59PM
Thanks everyone, I'm over the moon with the response as its completely different from my normal work - there are a couple of technical issues that need working on if I'm to continue with this style, but it does look good in print.
martinl Plus
14 269 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2008 9:12PM
Different and all the better for it.
HowardA Plus
10 231
6 Nov 2008 1:08PM
Moody stuff Nick! The shadows on the book are really heavy but the overall comp is ace. Full mono version for me btw.

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