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dharker Plus
11 13 1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2010 11:13AM
Top class image Nick... love the mono treatment - it adds hugely!

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excellent!!!!, great shot!
8 1.4k 30 England
18 Jun 2010 11:22AM
A great character and good atmosphere. Nice one that's ideal for mono. Andy
18 Jun 2010 11:33AM
Brilliant picture, well done.
18 Jun 2010 11:41AM
18 Jun 2010 11:49AM
Really comes to life in the large version. Wonderful tones.
18 Jun 2010 12:04PM
excellent click
LesF Plus
10 182 9
18 Jun 2010 12:24PM
Not bad not bad at all Nick specially large, badge time again me thinks

Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
18 Jun 2010 12:28PM
Well worth view large Nick - great tones and details - well captured and processed.
Regards Richard
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.0k 1542 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2010 1:48PM
Still living the dream...
Bill once had a student's mother turn up to a parents' evening announcing, 'Wor Renee's going to do Performing Arts A Level because she wants to be a pole dancer'.
Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
18 Jun 2010 3:13PM
Thanks everyone. Quite an amusing tale Moira, so did Renee ever make her chosen vocation?
Absolutely love the tones in this black and white image. Would be interested in the techniques you used in Photoshop/Lightroom to get these lovely black/white/grey tones?
Great Shot.
martinproe Plus
11 293 5 England
18 Jun 2010 4:47PM
Lovely gritty image, I can almost smell that steam.
Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
18 Jun 2010 4:50PM
Paul thanks for the comments I use Lightroom and Photoshop CS2. No real secrets I always have an idea in my minds eye how I want the monos to look. The one piece of advice I would give is don't be affraid of pure Black and White, otherwise it can look flat. I use different techniques for different images.


TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
18 Jun 2010 5:46PM
Definitely should be viewed large for the lovely tones. Excellent capture, Nick, beautifully processed... like the title, too!
TrevB Smile
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
18 Jun 2010 5:59PM
His thoughts look far away Nick,a good capture.Nicely converted...I'm rubbish with B&W Sad
The pole is well placed on the LHS third,at first I thought a small crop from that side would be in order,to get rid of that lighter oblong at the edge of the frame... but having another good's good where it is.
I like the bit of steam over his hat,places him right at the scene.
Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
18 Jun 2010 6:07PM
Thanks everyone. Big thanks Janet, strange, great minds etc Wink I tried with that exact same crop, kept going backwards and forwards. In the end I went with this as the dark tones seemed to get lost in the corner.

Thanks Nick
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
18 Jun 2010 6:19PM
This is an exceptional portrait showing a mad at his work---well defined, appearing to be casual yet highly detailed and complete!

Excellent in the dark mono and an inspiration as I view!
cassiecat Plus
8 39 46 England
18 Jun 2010 6:41PM
thats a cracker and great mono tones.lesley
Coleslaw Plus
11 13.4k 28 Wales
18 Jun 2010 10:26PM
well done, Nick
Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
18 Jun 2010 10:34PM
Thanks Pete made my day Smile

I wish I had Les's crustal ball Wink. Thanks Cole
cassiecat Plus
8 39 46 England
18 Jun 2010 10:35PM
congrats on the EC.lesley
Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
18 Jun 2010 10:37PM
Thanks Lesley
chris-p Plus
11 65 England
18 Jun 2010 11:36PM
Congrats Nick..
Lovely Shot
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
19 Jun 2010 7:36AM
Well done Nick ! Smile
LesF Plus
10 182 9
19 Jun 2010 7:49AM
Told you, congrats Nick on the EC, just had to be.

Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
19 Jun 2010 8:19AM
Thanks Chris, Martin, Janet and Les

19 Jun 2010 9:32AM
Many congratulations on the award, well-deserved on such a fine portrait... Dave
Sezz Plus
12 617 15 England
19 Jun 2010 10:59AM
I'm a big fan of your mono work Nick - many congrat's for the badge Smile

Sarah *
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
19 Jun 2010 7:03PM
Congrats Nick, wish I had Les' 'vision' too Grin
Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
19 Jun 2010 7:12PM
Thanks Sarah & Paul Smile
19 Jun 2010 7:56PM
Super shot of Gerry Carter I am sure he would appoved of it

Congrats on the EC
Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
19 Jun 2010 9:55PM
Thanks Glynnis
ovi Plus
12 11 1 Romania
20 Jun 2010 3:39PM
Excellent portrait!Love it!

ovi (click)
dp Plus
12 163 3 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2010 9:51PM
Congrats on the EC

7 Jan 2011 5:03PM
As human as real

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