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Twilight Challenge

By redstag  
After fixing Vintage Red's laptop last night, we decided to have a RAW challenge, I wanted to see what he does with his shots and he wanted to see what I do. So I dug through my archives and found this shot which I thought would be suitably challenging.
I did my usual bracketed exposure with different layers, Nick did his thing with selective colour.
When we saw the final results I think it is fair to say he liked some of what I acheived and I liked the colour that he acheived. We both agreed that the shot needed cropping so we did that.
Unfortunately, my first effort is now sitting on Nick's laptop, alongside his, so this is a hybrid. I used a lot of his technique and mine to produce an image I am now happy with.
So, Nick, when you get back from Padley, upload your version and my original as a mod and let's see how they all look!
Thanks for looking, all comments welcome.

Tags: Sunset River Architecture Twilight Mill Watermill Landscape and travel Bayeux

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Slaterm 16 496 1 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2006 9:30AM
the subtle colours in the sky are nice - looks like a nice balanced exposure in the end result
RobinF 16 83 1 England
30 Dec 2006 9:37AM
Lovely image and composition Jon! Would like to see the other version too! - kind regards Robin
16 13 1 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2006 9:49AM
The subtle colours are very nice Jon as is the quality. Like this alot.

TerryBaxter 16 11
30 Dec 2006 9:52AM
It's very eye-catching; and I love the colours in those flowers.

30 Dec 2006 9:57AM
Beautiful scene Jon, like this ALOT!
John (-:
And a very happy New Year to you.
munk 18 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2006 10:00AM
Super image here Jon. The tonal quality and compositon caught my eye. well don.
ColouredImages 18 47 35 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2006 10:36AM
Looks great to me, the hybrid done well!!
Blenkinsopp 16 320 4 England
30 Dec 2006 10:45AM
beautiful image
- apart from the great composition and reflections I also find the amount of detail impressive
DiegoDesigns 16 117 6 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2006 10:56AM
You've managed to achieve a wide range of tones Jon and the overall result looks good. There's a calmness to the shot, which fits well with what you've done, no great contrast levels to upset the balance. Nice work.

30 Dec 2006 11:11AM
Like so much this image.
Lovely composition.
I like the diferent water effect.

rhiw_com 16 24
30 Dec 2006 11:45AM
A very eye catching image Jon, the tones are amazing.

Rg Tony
dp 18 165 3 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2006 12:26PM
Looking forward to seeing Nicks version. Its great going photographing with someone, I have a friend (brm) who is a graphic designer and he 'sees' differently to me. Processing the same file is the next step I suppose. Its amazing how, even at EPZ meets, we still all get such different images.

redstag 17 100 15 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2006 12:33PM
I revisited this shot taken on a summer evening in Bayeux with my son Jacob (Redlion). His view can be seen here
It was taken on a compact and I'm too mean to get him EPZ membership! But I do like the composition he's got.
joolsb 18 27.1k 38 Switzerland
30 Dec 2006 12:53PM
You're right, it does need a crop. Still a fine image, though, whichever way you cut it.
hebdens 17 5
30 Dec 2006 4:51PM
stunning scene, gorgeous light.
Possum 16 148 England
30 Dec 2006 6:07PM
A great combination to produce a gorgeous image with super definition and colour.
VintageRed 17 15 1 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2006 6:28PM
Enjoyed the exercise Jon. Have uploaded my modest effort and your original approach as mods.
redstag 17 100 15 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2006 6:39PM
Thanks for all the comments, and thanks Nick for completing the exercise!
Gaz_H 16 150 1 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2006 9:24PM
Great stuff Jon, lovely light and reflections.
backbeat Plus
16 134 1 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2006 10:23PM
looks like a lot of work has gone into this!

very nice result though

phototime 16 8 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2006 11:12PM
Wow! What a wonderful image,the colour is excellent and beautiful reflections,wonderful work here love it.

Sezz 17 619 15 England
30 Dec 2006 11:46PM
Just viewed the mod's, what a great idea and fun to work with eachother! I think this turned out well John, more colourful and sharper, good reflections too! Best wishes to you and yours for 2007!

Regards - Sarah Smile
chris-p Plus
17 75 England
31 Dec 2006 8:39AM
A striking image..great stuff
A Happy New Year Jon
redstag 17 100 15 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2006 10:49AM
Thanks for all the comments, I hope one day Nick will let me loose on one of his RAW files!
We both learnt a lot from this exercise and had fun too! Pains me to say it, but I think Nick's version wins for subtlety.
MDaniel 16 3 3 Ghana
31 Dec 2006 1:08PM
Great Image well executed
IMAGESTAR 16 7 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2006 2:47PM
very nice image Jon.Happy 2007 to you and thanks for your support for my images in 2006. Brian
Hanners 16 875 10 Ireland
31 Dec 2006 4:07PM
a nice big fat round 40 for you, cracking shot.

SamGillespie 16 94 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2007 9:04PM
Love this shot and Bayeux shot!
Billlee 16 5.5k England
2 Jan 2007 1:17AM
Excellent well crafted image, like the composition and reflections but you threw down the gauntlet and I can never resist a challenge!! So I have done a mod for you, I hope you like it! Bill.
redstag 17 100 15 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2007 10:59AM
Thanks for the Mod Bill, like the extra colour you've pulled out in the shot. Always like to see mods on my shots.
2 Jan 2007 11:59AM
absolutely fab!
Tandberg 19 1.2k 2 England
2 Jan 2007 1:40PM
Its raight enough Jon!!

Have a look at Nicks Now and compare myself
Buffalo_Tom Plus
16 2.3k 29 Wales
2 Jan 2007 8:24PM
Superb viewpoint/lovely low light image.
Eviscera 16 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2007 9:01PM
lovely and natural end result , been trying the raw thing but they are no where near this good!
kevski 16 14 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2007 9:53PM
reflections like glass,great shot jon.
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
5 Jan 2007 9:46PM
A superb low light image Jon, love the composition and the reflections, it looks an idyllic setting
DaisyD50 16 3
6 Jan 2007 4:23PM
Beautiful lighting, colours and reflections. Great shot!!
Thanks for your comment.
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
7 Jan 2007 2:53PM
a beauty
NeilM 16 England
7 Jan 2007 10:07PM
a very pleasing scene with excellent reflections.


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