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Old 24th Jul 2007, 11:11   #1
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[07/07] Cemetary Gate

I may be pushing my luck with the theme here, but it appears to be very open to interpretation, so...

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Old 24th Jul 2007, 12:58   #2
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It reminds me of the opening scene in "Doctor Who: BLINK"


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Old 24th Jul 2007, 14:29   #3
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Can you do it in b/w just so I can see how it looks?
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Old 24th Jul 2007, 14:57   #4
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Thanks for the comments. I don't have access to the original at the moment, and this entry has had an orton effect added, but here is a quick BW conversion on the above orton-ised version:

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Old 24th Jul 2007, 15:08   #5
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Nice! I like the softness of the gate against the light behind it.
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Old 24th Jul 2007, 16:34   #6
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Hmmmm, I think it fits the theme more in black and white, it's a kind of classic victorian (secret garden?) elegence. Very nice shot.
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Old 24th Jul 2007, 18:51   #7
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I wouldn't mind being buried in this cemetery. Address/Business #?
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Old 24th Jul 2007, 19:11   #8
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Hmmmm, I think it fits the theme more in black and white, it's a kind of classic victorian (secret garden?) elegence. Very nice shot.
I agree, though it might work even better with a light sepia tone applied.
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Seconded Firehed, its a really nice shot, but that sepia tinge would look the puppy's privates IMO.

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It does look very nice with a sepia twinge to it. Very victorian era type affair. Lovely pic.
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I'm going to go against the general consensus and say that I prefer the color version. The black and white version lacks the contrast to bring out the details, and I don't think the soft focus really works as well - in black and white it just looks out of focus. Since a lot of the objects share the same luminance, a simple b&w conversion didn't do it justice; the objects are lost among each other. Using the Channel Mixer (or similar utility in your image editing program of choice) may help set the gate apart from its surroundings.

The color version has a very dreamy quality which, thanks to the soft focus, enhances the subject. I like the way the old, rusted gate contrasts with the lush, green foliage. It's kind of poetic in that circle-of-life kind of way.

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I see what you are getting at the black and white supermonkey, I agree now you have said it, if you removed the soft focus and upped the contrast I think it would look great!

As for the sepia, I wasn't sure about it until I got home and did it, it looks great, especially with the soft focus.
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The color version has a very dreamy quality which, thanks to the soft focus, enhances the subject. I like the way the old, rusted gate contrasts with the lush, green foliage. It's kind of poetic in that circle-of-life kind of way.
That dreamy feel was what I was going for (that's the image I had in my head when I was there, just a matter of turning that into reality...).

Thanks for the comments all, criticism is always appreciated I shall try a better BW conversion, perhaps on the original and see how a sepia version looks too tonight.
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Yep trigger, definitely on the original. I don't think there has been any criticism either which is good, just suggestions on how to get the most out of what is a fantastic shot.
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Beautiful gate. Very dreamy with the corrosion and the vines. I like the color version best as it gives more detail.
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Very nice pic.

I would prefer it to be sharper, though. It's a bit unpleasant to look at when it's fuzzy like that.

Black and white with a bit better contrast and a little sepia tone would look nice, i think
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Old 31st Jul 2007, 00:25   #17
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That's a great picture, very nice ethereal feeling (perfect fit for the place!!) due to the bloom of the light... I love over-exposure effects!! The contrast between the setting (more obscure in concept, after all it's a cementery) and the smooth/curved forms from the gate does give the place a very elegant feel that one wouldn't expect to find... Very nice picture, congrats!!
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