Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by PlasticSpanner, Dec 23, 2005.
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.
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.
nice shot!! the water looks so still! I like!
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! (Barges are there for a while whilst they repair one of the locks!)
oooh, i like this one. Love the tone and reflection in the water.
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?
I have almost the exact same crop in original form! One of my other shots of this barge (un-edited)...
I like the grain effect! (Love grain in B&W!) How do you do that?:thumbup:
the tone of the first picture suits very well to your avatar
I'm a converted film B&W freak now!
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.
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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