Dont be afraid of the dark


DanielH

Link Posted 24/05/2014 - 21:22
Dont be afraid of the dark



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C+C most welcome and appreciated

judderman62

Link Posted 24/05/2014 - 21:46
I'm no fan of the "make it look like an old photo" thing .. just doesn't flaot my boat.

Like the second one though.. suspect it'd work well in B & W too
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JammyBee

Link Posted 24/05/2014 - 22:07
Love the original but think it loses something when distressed. Where is it taken?
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 24/05/2014 - 23:01
judderman62 wrote:
I'm no fan of the "make it look like an old photo" thing .. just doesn't flaot my boat.

same here. Looks like an Instagramô preset

I love the original though. it's got a nice subdued rustic colouring to it and really suits the scene. Nice composition too :thumb:
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johnriley

Link Posted 25/05/2014 - 00:26
I can enjoy the modified version when it's sympathetic to the subject. For example, the latest ADAPS Year Book contains a set of Auschwitz images that have all been treated heavily. The grain, dark monochrome and dirt added are commensurate with the stark feel of the place. Colour versions look bland.

So I think your treatment can look good, and this one is a good example.
Best regards, John

fritzthedog

Link Posted 25/05/2014 - 09:48
Although not a fan of this sort of pp technique - John's point is valid - it's all about relevance and for this image it does not feel relevant and just messes up a decent sky.

I like the composition and the sky on the original - but the green of the leaves on the trees looks slightly odd - but that may just be my monitor calibration.

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Last Edited by fritzthedog on 25/05/2014 - 09:49

ChrisA

Link Posted 25/05/2014 - 12:20
Smeggypants wrote:
judderman62 wrote:
I'm no fan of the "make it look like an old photo" thing .. just doesn't flaot my boat.

same here. Looks like an Instagramô preset

I love the original though. it's got a nice subdued rustic colouring to it and really suits the scene. Nice composition too :thumb:

I agree with Smeg and Judder.

The distressing doesn't even look particularly realistic. Dust on negs comes out as white spots, not black, on prints, so I'm not sure what the black specks are supposed to be.

I do like the original though.
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tyronet2000

Link Posted 25/05/2014 - 14:59
Although I'm not to keen on this particular image well done for "Having a go"
Regards
Stan

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DanielH

Link Posted 26/05/2014 - 20:16
Thanks all for taking the time to comment
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