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- booze cruise -

By paulstefan  
Haven't had any new material to upload for over a week due to travelling. I've been getting the jitters.. Wink

So, here's a b+w conversion (and a bit of tweaking) on a shot taken recently in Newcastle.

Hope all is OK with everyone.
Cheers for looking, Paul

Tags: Black and white

Voters: Dabber, Splott, AaronCollettPhotography and 130 more

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MarkT 13 119 2 England
22 May 2006 3:10AM
Excellent perspective and tones.


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Se7enUK 13 114 England
22 May 2006 3:11AM
I like it, works very well.

All the best
nugs321 12 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 3:13AM
Cracking shot.
Good tones from Black to White.
Love the viewpoint.

AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
22 May 2006 3:18AM
Brilliant b&w,great composition.

angej 13 479 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 3:26AM
Superb as usual PaulSmile
Bernice010 12 9 England
22 May 2006 3:33AM
Great photo. Love the light. Looks stunning.
EJMaleevsky 13 37 Australia
22 May 2006 3:35AM
The sky makes it! Great image.
paulstefan 13 509 1 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 3:36AM
Thanks folks
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
22 May 2006 3:38AM
Wonderful strong contrasty image, excellent work.
tigerminx 14 237 South Africa
22 May 2006 3:42AM
Your B&W work is always first class, hard to decide between this one and the colour though. Hmm, will have to give it some thought.

Paulo_G 12 32 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 3:43AM
Jaw droppingly good. Love the strong white of the boat.
exclusive 13 579 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 3:44AM
great photo of sydney.
22 May 2006 3:45AM
great mono love it.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
22 May 2006 3:51AM
I thought I recognised this. I still like it, works well in mono.

martinproe 12 293 5 England
22 May 2006 3:53AM
Belting shot and conversion.
CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 3:57AM
cracking conversion.
paulstefan 13 509 1 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 4:01AM
Many thanks All.

John (exclusive) - unfortunately it's not Syndey, but Newcastle. Smile

Bruce - don't give it too much thought Wink

Cheers, Paul
22 May 2006 4:11AM
Though it was sydney too, nice b/w. great clouds and tone.

davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 4:36AM
Cracking mono shot with great tones and a terrific sky. Have the 30th on me.
User_Removed 13 132
22 May 2006 4:56AM
stunning mono image
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
22 May 2006 5:06AM
stnning shot and conversion Paul
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 5:17AM
Strangely, I knew this had an EC even before I opened it. The thumbnail oozed enough quality on its own. Astonishing work, Paul - truly outstanding. Many congrats.
beaniebabe 12 2.3k England
22 May 2006 5:18AM
Paul another EC...well deserved though Smile

Angie x
paulstefan 13 509 1 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 5:19AM
Blimey - thanks Pete Smile)

Cheers folks for the comments.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
22 May 2006 5:28AM
Like Ian said, you could tell from the thumbnail that there was something special about this, and the bigger versions do not disappoint in the slightest. Fabulous work Paul.

Nice tweaking...

PS: Congrats on the EC - well deserved!!
Maddie 13 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 5:32AM
well done Paul, congrats on th EC
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
22 May 2006 6:20AM
Comes right at yer....actually I feel like I;m there....and I've had a few.
PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
22 May 2006 6:28AM
Can't get much better than this I believe. Congrats!
paulstefan 13 509 1 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 6:44AM
Cheers folks.

Photos are supposed to evoke some kind of emotion, Keith. So saying you feel like you're actually there is great, although saying you feel drunk looking at it is a bit different Wink

Ta, Paul
Jasbe 12 116 England
22 May 2006 6:49AM
Great B&W shot Paul, well deserved EC.
DouglasLatham 12 454 England
22 May 2006 7:00AM
Ah great shot , been on that boat a few time when it was mored in Glasgow (Tuxedo Princess) with it's revolving dance floor ... haha

paulstefan 13 509 1 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 7:03AM

Quote:revolving dance floor...

That's class that is, Dougie
MikeB 12
22 May 2006 7:11AM
Great angle and long exposure, love the distortion from the wide-angle. Ode to the tuxedo!
old timer 14 55 1 Scotland
22 May 2006 7:30AM
Absolutely stunning B&W work, Paul, and congrats on the EC.

PS - so that's the Tuxedo Princess, is it??!
edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 7:30AM
Excellent shot Paul, well deserved EC.

tigerminx 14 237 South Africa
22 May 2006 7:35AM
I Like... As I've said before your B&W is first class.
paulstefan 13 509 1 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 7:36AM
Cheers folks.

It is indeed, Jim. Fond memories? Wink

Ta, Paul
den2il 14 203 England
22 May 2006 7:49AM
Much prefer this B/W version Paul.

Congrats on your EC - well deserved.

22 May 2006 8:01AM
your b+w work really does stand out from the crowd. top class
rjat58 13 1
22 May 2006 8:16AM
Love the tones.
KathyW 14 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
22 May 2006 8:28AM
Wow... that is so dramatic...
Very well done.
Westers 13 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
22 May 2006 8:30AM
Good to see most of that lens distortion cured compared to the original.

Lovely conversion with some seemless dodging and burning on the bridge (amongst other areas).
paulstefan 13 509 1 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 8:36AM
Glad you noticed the lens distortion correction, Ian Smile

Cheers for the comments everyone.
dp 14 163 3 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 8:52AM
Top class image Paul.

pj.morley 15 947
22 May 2006 8:58AM
Love the wide angle and strong black and white. It suits this perfectly
lloydee 14 247
22 May 2006 9:23AM
Ding dong shot Paul. Pure legend for your B&W. Top class - congrats on a well deserved EC.

future 13 153
22 May 2006 9:35AM
great conversion Paul, well done on the EC. Cheers Chris
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
22 May 2006 9:50AM
Hi Paul,what contrast,detail and a dream of a shot,congratulations on your EC,so well deserved.Take care.AnnSmile
22 May 2006 10:37AM
Stunning image.
Fabulous perspective and composition.

paulstefan 13 509 1 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 11:31AM
Cheers folks Smile
IRaddict 15 34
22 May 2006 11:40AM
Huge impact Paul...huge
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
22 May 2006 12:29PM
Amazing tones..
Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
22 May 2006 12:52PM
Superb b&w Paul, well done

Mari Smile
You've done it again! Superb.
VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 2:39PM
Like the perspective with the bridge seemingly arching over the ship. Congrats on the EC. Nick
redstag 12 100 15 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 9:55PM
Superb bw
ewanrayment 13 718 1 United Kingdom
23 May 2006 2:28AM
Hi Paul

Such a strong image! Great to get some inspiration and general ideas for that lens - haven't had chance to try it out properly yet!

Stunning work.

paulstefan 13 509 1 United Kingdom
23 May 2006 6:36AM
Thanks again folks Smile
ann_g 14 19 United Kingdom
23 May 2006 7:17AM
Make it it. Very dramatic, lots of movement.

Ann Smile
23 May 2006 2:02PM
great image!
vivienne 14 14 United Kingdom
23 May 2006 10:16PM
Excellent B&W. A well deserved EC. Great Image!
AlanBW 12 20 England
23 May 2006 11:12PM
Don't know how I missed this fantastic shot - many congrats on the well-deserved EC award
24 May 2006 1:11PM
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
Well done.
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
26 May 2006 2:50AM
How on earth I missed this I will never know.

I've been staring at the large version for ruddy ages and am in total awe.

Great shot Paul.
paulstefan 13 509 1 United Kingdom
26 May 2006 5:54AM
Cheers folks.
Hope it hasn't made your eyes go wierd, Dave Wink
darkog 12 Croatia
6 Jun 2006 9:04PM
GReat shot
and ther is nothing left to say about this shot that did'nt said in previous comments.

Regards Darko
izitgood 12 4
8 Jun 2006 1:28AM
JoernP 11
6 Aug 2006 7:52PM
almost every shot of yours is great.
I've been living in Newcastle a couple of mounth. So, feel touched by this one.
After viewing your fotos I have to consider a wide-angle Wink

rosie42 13 7 Australia
21 Aug 2006 6:09AM
Well done on a terrific mono conversion ...

Susie :o)
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
2 Oct 2006 12:47PM
Stunning. Paul
CollY 12 14
13 Nov 2006 11:48AM
What can I say...mind blowing image...Fantastic work on all of your images.
TrevorPlumbe 11 60 England
13 Nov 2006 3:45PM
Excellent b/w image

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