Sepia Canal

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  1. PlasticSpanner

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    Thanks! :thumbup:
     
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    I like it, the tone is very nice. While a lot of people would say the sky is blown out, that is the way most old time snaps looked like.
     
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    neat shot Chris, I would have either kept more, or none of the left bank, what's there is a little distracting... cool action though., looks very original.
     
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    nice shot!! the water looks so still! :D I like!
     
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    Thanks all for your comments! :thumbup:

    Wally, that's exactly the look I was trying to acheive. I wanted it to look like it was taken at least 50 years ago!

    Ray, I think it would look better if I included more of the left bank too! I'll remember that when I go for a re-shoot!:D (Barges are there for a while whilst they repair one of the locks!)
     
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    oooh, i like this one. Love the tone and reflection in the water.
     
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    PlasticSpanner,

    I really do like this shot, since your images are OTE I thought a tighter crop around the barge might be nice, then I did a levels and curves adjustment, burned the sky and the water a bit, reconverted it to B&W, did another levels and curves adjustment, applied my 5 second sepia method, and overlayed the grain from a piece of a Tri-x negative. What do you think?

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    :lol:

    I have almost the exact same crop in original form! One of my other shots of this barge (un-edited)...

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    I like the grain effect! (Love grain in B&W!) How do you do that?:thumbup:
     
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    the tone of the first picture suits very well to your avatar :D
     
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    Thanks!:thumbup:

    I'm a converted film B&W freak now! :lol:
     
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    I love it! It reminds me of the movie "Dead Man" actually. I think the river is what makes it though, with the beautiful reflection of the sky.
    I don't think the tighter crops suit to be honest, because they just seem to lose the magic of the river and the hill in the background.
     
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    All you do is take a picture of something white or gray and underexpose it a bit using a grainey B&W film. Process the film and then scan the negative or the print. Play around with it in Photoshop until it is a neutral gray color with the grain really showing then save the image.
    (if you don't want to do all that just PM me with your email and I will email you the file I made)

    Then in photoshop drag the blank grain image over the image you want to add grain to as a new layer and select overlay as the blending method.
     

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