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dharker 12 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!
DOGSBODY 9 1.4k 30 England
18 Jun 2010 11:22AM
A great character and good atmosphere. Nice one that's ideal for mono. Andy
wrinkles 9 351 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2010 11:33AM
Brilliant picture, well done.
Brian_Scott 8 42 27 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2010 11:41AM
LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
18 Jun 2010 11:49AM
Really comes to life in the large version. Wonderful tones.
18 Jun 2010 12:04PM
excellent click
LesF 11 182 9
18 Jun 2010 12:24PM
Not bad not bad at all Nick specially large, badge time again me thinks

Richsr 11 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
11 1.2k 1929 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
11 4.3k 99 England
18 Jun 2010 3:13PM
Thanks everyone. Quite an amusing tale Moira, so did Renee ever make her chosen vocation?
18 Jun 2010 4:33PM
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 12 293 5 England
18 Jun 2010 4:47PM
Lovely gritty image, I can almost smell that steam.
Nick_w Plus
11 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
9 12 12 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 12 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
11 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
13 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 10 39 46 England
18 Jun 2010 6:41PM
thats a cracker and great mono tones.lesley
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
18 Jun 2010 10:26PM
well done, Nick
Nick_w Plus
11 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 10 39 46 England
18 Jun 2010 10:35PM
congrats on the EC.lesley
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
18 Jun 2010 10:37PM
Thanks Lesley
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
18 Jun 2010 11:36PM
Congrats Nick..
19 Jun 2010 5:58AM
Lovely Shot
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
19 Jun 2010 7:36AM
Well done Nick ! Smile
LesF 11 182 9
19 Jun 2010 7:49AM
Told you, congrats Nick on the EC, just had to be.

Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
19 Jun 2010 8:19AM
Thanks Chris, Martin, Janet and Les

DiegoDesigns 12 117 6 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 9:32AM
Many congratulations on the award, well-deserved on such a fine portrait... Dave
Sezz 13 617 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 14 2.0k 76 England
19 Jun 2010 7:03PM
Congrats Nick, wish I had Les' 'vision' too Grin
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
19 Jun 2010 7:12PM
Thanks Sarah & Paul Smile
GlynnisFrith 11 23 3 United Kingdom
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
11 4.3k 99 England
19 Jun 2010 9:55PM
Thanks Glynnis
ovi 14 11 1 Romania
20 Jun 2010 3:39PM
Excellent portrait!Love it!

ovi (click)
dp 14 163 3 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2010 9:51PM
Congrats on the EC

Mos8 9 Switzerland
7 Jan 2011 5:03PM
As human as real

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