Sheffield Botanical Gardens


AndrewA

Link Posted 28/11/2014 - 17:57
An intentionally dark and moody mono set taken at the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield. All with a K5 and I think a Sigma 10-20.

Sheffield Botanical Gardens cover 19 acres and were first opened in 1836. The Gardens contain several listed buildings including the restored Grade II listed curvilinear Glass Pavilions, some of the earliest ever built, which were officially re-opened by HRH The Prince of Wales on 1 September 2003.

1. Window Seats



2. The Fountain



3. The Pavilions



4. Make a Wish



Thanks for looking.
Andrew

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Last Edited by AndrewA on 28/11/2014 - 18:00

swarf

Link Posted 28/11/2014 - 18:21
Andrew

Nice set - I particularly like 1 & 2. How do you find the Sigma 10-20? (I'm very partial to my copy)

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AndrewA

Link Posted 28/11/2014 - 18:31
swarf wrote:
Andrew

Nice set - I particularly like 1 & 2. How do you find the Sigma 10-20? (I'm very partial to my copy)

Phil

Thanks Phil.

The Sigma 10-20 is a stunning lens, one of my all time favourites; that said I don't currently own one as I opted for a Pentax 12-24 on my return to Pentax.

I haven't however discounted the idea of getting one at some point soon.
Andrew

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davidstorm

Link Posted 28/11/2014 - 18:55
These are superb Drew, both the compositions and the excellent processing that has enhanced the mood no end. The first shot is an absolute classic.

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fritzthedog

Link Posted 28/11/2014 - 20:40
Gotta love that 10-20 Drew - never leave home without mine!

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bforbes

Link Posted 28/11/2014 - 21:32
Number one is my pick of a really good bunch
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Hullman

Link Posted 28/11/2014 - 21:33
Fantastic set Andrew, love them all but 1 & 2 are my favourites. I love the processing, what did you use ?
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 28/11/2014 - 21:46
These are really special I like all of them: they're so beautifully taken and processed but the first one is particularly eye-catching.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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alfpics

Link Posted 28/11/2014 - 22:38
An excellent set - with numbers 1 & 2 being my favourites; however no 4 has great appeal as well
Andy

AndrewA

Link Posted 29/11/2014 - 09:29
Hullman wrote:
Fantastic set Andrew, love them all but 1 & 2 are my favourites. I love the processing, what did you use ?

Thanks Andy.

Processing wise the RAW images for each shot were processed twice using PSE 10, once for the skies and once for the foregrounds.

The jpegs were then merged into one image in Photomax Pro using the Fusion feature; then back into PSE 10 to be converted to mono and for work on the levels, curves and contrast until I was happy with the look.
Andrew

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AndrewA

Link Posted 29/11/2014 - 09:29
Thanks all for you comments.
Andrew

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carmagw

Link Posted 29/11/2014 - 10:48
Nice set Drew, the first one has a dreamy feel to it which works really well.

Botanical Gardens is probably my most photographed place, nice to see a different processing approach - gives me some ideas next time I'm there. Thanks for posting.


Regards

George

davidtrout

Link Posted 29/11/2014 - 12:16
I can only add to the praise already given to this set. They are excellent. The K5+Sigma 10-20 is a dream combination, I've just started using my Siggy again after I rarely used it for a couple of years.
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derek897

Link Posted 29/11/2014 - 12:30
Nothing more to add,
1 and 2 are fabulous, super set.
I know what i like, If not always why.

gtis

Link Posted 29/11/2014 - 14:54
AndrewA wrote:
Hullman wrote:
Fantastic set Andrew, love them all but 1 & 2 are my favourites. I love the processing, what did you use ?

Thanks Andy.

Processing wise the RAW images for each shot were processed twice using PSE 10, once for the skies and once for the foregrounds.

The jpegs were then merged into one image in Photomax Pro using the Fusion feature; then back into PSE 10 to be converted to mono and for work on the levels, curves and contrast until I was happy with the look.

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