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Renovation Project

By Tony_W
Taken on the edge of the Chatsworth Estate, Derbyshire earlier this week. Found this barn off the beaten track and thought it made a good image.

Any comments or criticisms welcome, especially conversion to B&W

Exposure: 1/10th sec @ f20

Tags: Peak district Barn Derbyshire Chatsworth Black and white Landscape and travel

Voters: Angi_Wallace, Stace, robbiebreadner and 21 more

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19 Jul 2008 12:24AM
I like the composition, but the B/W lacks contrast.

Acoustics4me 17 30 New Zealand
19 Jul 2008 2:51AM
I love the point of view, the sky....and I don't know much about B&W but I was thinking the looked really good. I like the B&W much better than the colour.
tepot 16 4.4k United Kingdom
19 Jul 2008 5:40AM
There must be something wrong with robbie's monitor, this is a very nice piece of work, i love the mono version with bags of contrast and atmosphere.
VIKI 14 18 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2008 6:47AM
I think the mono version is far better than the colour. The contrast looks ok to me too.
Derek3755 14 4 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2008 8:02AM
the B&W looks good to me, contrast if fine, nicely composed and a good tonal range

Tony_W 14 128 5
19 Jul 2008 9:51AM
Thanks to everyone for the comments and votes.
The photo was taken with the intention of converting to B&W. I tried a higher contrast version after Robbies comments using a contrast layer adjustment but it wouldn't take any more without turning too dark at the bottom and too light at the top.
Sharon, is your mod posted as an improvement or an alternative? Either way I like the effect, how did you do it please?

simbo76 15 Scotland
19 Jul 2008 11:59AM
think the conversion really adds something to the picture, makes the clouds stand out much more, well done
shaz4 15 26 2 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2008 12:18PM
Tony..I wouldn't try to pretend it was an improvement...I like your original(the B&W one )I personally don't think the colour one is anything special,it makes a great mono though..I would tell you how I did it but then I would have to kill you...Smile:--)
19 Jul 2008 10:00PM

Quote:Think the conversion really adds something to the picture, makes the clouds stand out much more, well done

Far from an expert at mono..something l need to learn.. but always told if the blacks are at black and whites at white..!!
looks fine to me also..!! not to keen on the modification version taken it beyond being photography..!!!

Lovely work..!

Nikki !
tepot 16 4.4k United Kingdom
20 Jul 2008 5:10AM
i agree with Nikki, the mod by shaz4 is dramatic but way too unnatural, stick with what you are doing with your processing, nice work.
Tony_W 14 128 5
20 Jul 2008 10:35AM
Thanks to Nikki and tepot for the comments.
I agree that Sharons mod is beyond a standard photograph, I refer to such images as photo-art. Some of the super saturated images you see on this site also fall into this bracket in my opinion.
Some photo-art I like, some I don't. I judge each image by its own merits much like watercolours, oils, etc.

Off to get some more images for B&W now.
Thanks again to all.
whiteswan01 13 13 England
31 Jul 2008 3:06PM
better in mono great sky
lostintime Plus
13 13 6 Germany
12 Aug 2008 11:03PM
Superb detail, this works so well in mono Tony.
m3lem 15 England
15 Aug 2008 11:42AM
The mono version is my favourite, it works really well.
rangerpaul 14 19 7 England
15 Aug 2008 2:45PM
Nicely composed and converted shot Tony. That Sharon is a bit weird so I'd ignore that mod Smile
I always feel with a shot like this a brooding storm sky works best. Kind of adds to the atmosphere. Still, you managed to produce a well toned image that's very easy on the eye.
Tony_W 14 128 5
18 Aug 2008 11:57PM
Further thanks to the new comments.

I'll bear in mind what you say about a different type of sky for future forays. You never know your luck in The Peak, I may get lucky one day.


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