Old Gella Bridge

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  1. puzzle

    puzzle TPF Noob!

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    I've been playing about with some old photos, since I haven't had a chance to shoot anything new recently.

    I found this one I took with my little Nikon digicam a couple of years ago and thought it might look good in B & W. I used Wally's action with and without the sepia layer. Do you think it works? If you think it needs something else, could you let me have your ideas please? And let me know your favourite too! :)

    Original colour:
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    B&W:
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    Sepia:
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    Thanks muchly for looking :sexywink:
     
  2. JTHphoto

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    i really like them, i would like to see more of the surroundings, i always check your posts now when i see your name, you live in such a beautiful place! i think putting the bridge in the context of its environment would make for a great shot too... :thumbup:
     
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    It's a tough one as there's little depth to the shot, when I first looked at the colour bridge I couldn't tell which was the near side and which was the far. The B&W has improved it significantly, but there's an awful lot of mid-range there and it's going to be tricky to up the contrast and maintain detail.

    The sepia one probably wins for me though!

    Rob
     
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    Mmm, I have something somewhere...The other ones I dug up from this trip are going to go in the Landscape gallery because they were views from the bridge. There is one I took of the bridge itself from the other side, which should show why I wasn't able to stand further back and get more in this shot :)

    Here you go:
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    'New' Gella bridge, which takes the road, is the other side of this old one. It was just over my right shoulder when I took the main picture, and meant I only took pictures of the view on one side of the bridge!

    Rob, that would also explain there not being much depth to the shot, the angle was pretty sharp. I never noticed about the funky perspective though! I played around with the levels and contrast inside the arch on the B&W version but couldn't be bothered on the Sepia :shock: so that may make the sepia work better.
     
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    I like the sepia version. It seems to stand out for me.
    I agree...your country is beautiful.
     
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    I agree that the sepia make the best picture for me at least. :mrgreen:
     
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    Ooh they're so beautiful!
     
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    i'm an ex-sepia junkie... so def go with the sepia!!!!! Nice shot!
     
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    the sephia is awsome, really like the look of that one
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh. By the time I get round to opening this thread, there seems to be only the sepia version left, the other two are red x's for me. So I can't compare. Hmph.
    Nevertheless, what I see appeals to me. :D
     
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    Thanks so much everyone, I really appreciate all the comments! :)

    Chiller, wish it was 'my' country mate - I'm just an English transplant though!

    Corinna, sorry you got X for the first two, not sure why? as they are all hosted at the same place :scratch: They are all showing for me at the moment anyway so i hope you'll give it another go :)
     
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    JonK I want MORE!!

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    I like the BW best od these...you're losing a lot of shadow detail in the sepia version. The BW is really bringin out the detail in the stonework. Nice one. :D
     
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