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sybilla 12 258
30 Dec 2010 11:24AM
Stunning work. Must look at the rest of your PF...

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Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
30 Dec 2010 12:11PM
You are looking even more stern, in this Nick, good tones and textures and of course mono work.
All the best for 2011.
Regards Richard
fraser 12 631 14 Scotland
30 Dec 2010 12:13PM
Great piece of work. I, too, can't wait to see the back of 2010.
Fraser
30 Dec 2010 12:26PM
Excellent.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
30 Dec 2010 1:18PM
Excellent ! and interesting! Good to see quality thinking!
Pete Plus
15 18.8k 96 England
30 Dec 2010 1:35PM
So in the wasted talent thread running currently I get criticised for giving awards to mono versions of colour pics...and here's another!

All the critique does is makes it more agonising over choosing the pics as I have all these extra thoughts buzzing around in my head, but I will not stop awarding pics because people don't like how I do it. And this is one such example. You're not a friend and we've never met, you're not on an special favourites list, I've not received cash from you - you've just posted what I feel is an excellent photo, and one that's been posted before in colour that got a HC. Keep them coming. Have a good New Year Smile

What do I like about it. Well textures is something I like if used well. Collages I like if blended well. My love of Dali makes clocks "box ticking" objects to include. And high quality processing, especially when it comes to black & white which have to work harder. That, along side balance, of composition and sharpness (where necessary) make this shot achieve the award.
Nick_w 9 4.3k 99 England
30 Dec 2010 3:33PM
Well where do I start, thanks to Wolfy for the Guest editors award.

Pete - a massive thanks, this to me means the most in terms of the awards as it took heart & soul to put it together - and not just learning new skills.

The comment on Dali made me smile - I've been a big fan of Dali's work, and have a very large print hanging in the living room at home - its probably where the inspiration came for the watch.

I've been following the forum thread with interest, and yes this is a Black and White version of a HC earlier in the year, but there is a but it is a different layout, one of the reasons why I uploaded a mono, the other been anyone that has seen my "conventional" work will know my main passion is Black and White, so I felt it tied in better - for me and what I was trying to portray.

It also goes to show what is excellent about EPZ, and your peers who you look upto, I was helped immensly in this project by 4 people in particular, both in putting together the original and in their excellent constructive critisism of the original.

So thank you again and have a great New Year Smile and I hope EPZ continues to go from strength to strength, which I'm sure it will.
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
30 Dec 2010 3:40PM
A good rework Nick,I prefer this version without the apple so bold in the frameTBH as the silhouette is much more convincing & obvious here.
Well done !
have a great 2011 Smile
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3510 Canada
30 Dec 2010 3:53PM
Excellent processing


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Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
30 Dec 2010 3:54PM
Well done on the EC.
Regards Richard
LesF 9 182 9
30 Dec 2010 4:00PM
Fair play Nick, you took on the info given about the original upload and in your own classic mono style produce a stunning rework.

Congrats on the EC and all the best for 2011, oh and have my UA.

LesF
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
30 Dec 2010 4:12PM
The background is a lot more subtle in this rework Nick .... the individual elements are more harmonious. Suits the contrasty BW conversion too .... much more impact, especially the face. Congrats on the EC. Got to agree with you that this has been a bitch of a year though, so roll on 2011 and better luck all round.
Nick_w 9 4.3k 99 England
30 Dec 2010 4:21PM
Thanks Janet, William, Richard, Dave & Les.

Big thanks for the UA Les and yes Dave lets hope for a better 2011, and most of all thanks for your support - the original Critique helped me a lot, and I would be mad not to listen to the Master in terms of DM. Have a great year too.
HowardA 9 231
30 Dec 2010 4:32PM
Superb Nick. Didn't realise that you'd reposted this. Nice reworking of the collage and a cheeky silhouette to boot. Classy blending job...I just wouldn't know where to start with this so hats off to you.

H.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
30 Dec 2010 4:37PM
Brilliant piece of work, Nick, top quality.
TrevB Smile
Eviscera 10 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2010 5:06PM
Said the apple should go Wink

Its a great cut mate , happy new processing Nick.
Nick_w 9 4.3k 99 England
30 Dec 2010 5:23PM
The apples still there Dave only bigger, and yes more subtle Wink

Thanks again for your help, have a great New Year and hope the hangovers not too severe Wink
andy_AHG 7 106 6 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2010 5:34PM
Hope you have a great new year Nick and best wishes for the year ahead.

Andy
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
30 Dec 2010 5:39PM
A much better harmony of all the elements for me Nick, mono suits it well too. A very open and honest piece and one that deserves the awards IMO.

All the best for 2011 mate - hopefully it can only get better than this year.

Paul
Nick_w 9 4.3k 99 England
30 Dec 2010 7:14PM
Thanks Andy & Paul - I'm sure it will Paul hope all's well too with you, hopefully we can meet up some time next year.
edrhodes 11 546 12 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2010 7:22PM
It's on the money for me Nick, well deserved award.

Ed..
Nick_w 9 4.3k 99 England
30 Dec 2010 9:50PM
Thanks Ed
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
30 Dec 2010 11:13PM
Nick, your mono work is something I aspire to and this is an exceptional example which is worthy of the awards. Congratulations and all the best for 2011.

Darren.
Nick_w 9 4.3k 99 England
31 Dec 2010 2:34PM
Thanks Darren it means a lot.
DiegoDesigns 10 117 6 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2010 5:07PM
First class work and well rewarded. Well done to Pete too for flying into the face of all the criticism. Have a good 2011... Dave
Nick_w 9 4.3k 99 England
1 Jan 2011 1:06AM
Thanks everyone I'm overwhelmed with the comments.
Have a great 2011 everyone.

I promise my next upload will be more conventional Wink
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
1 Jan 2011 3:03AM
just looked at the coloour version, for me it works so much better in mono. cracking tones and detail. congrats on the EC.lesley
1 Jan 2011 6:54PM
Wonderful work! Thanks for share.

Happy New Year to You and Yours.

Dito
dp 12 163 3 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2011 12:14PM
Just catching up Nick. Congrats on all of your awards lately, richly deserved. Love what you have done to this, I for one would not have the vision or the talent to produce this.
Hope 2011 is a better one for you.

Dave
sallybea 6 41 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2011 8:51PM
Hard to pass by this image which is so strikingly different. Have a great year! Very well done!
Sally
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
4 Jan 2011 10:44PM
Sylvester McCoy makes a return Wink
Nick_w 9 4.3k 99 England
5 Jan 2011 8:47AM

Quote:Sylvester McCoy makes a return


Yea ..Just need to find a Tardis to drop in the mix .. Better still though in Billie Piper

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