November 14, 2012 at 8:30 pm #2014
A study in form, pattern and composition…
Nikon D300s Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 prime FL=35mm 1/125s f/8 ISO=200 Natural light
As always, the BW image looks better on black, here.November 14, 2012 at 10:05 pm #2015
i do like your black and white effects you do, your contrast and colour hhmmm are always goodNovember 14, 2012 at 10:33 pm #2017
That would make a good 3d subject—cha-cha- method. Take that photo–then a small step to the right-take another and bring together in Sterophotomaker. Lovely subject and just wonder if it is in the “mid-range” of greys on the ” black to white ” spectrum. If in RAW–the full range will be there. But nice one.November 14, 2012 at 10:42 pm #2018
FORGIVE ME IAN–I DO LOVE TO MUCK ABOUT WITH SOMEONE ELSES PHOTO”SNovember 15, 2012 at 6:42 am #2020
Paul >>> Thanks very much. I use Silver Efex Pro 2, which gives you a lot of control over the BW.
Ken >>> The tonality looks a lot better on a black background, as you can see here.November 15, 2012 at 10:32 am #2021
You’d think with all that material that it would just be a jumble of conflicting patterns. But it glids delightfully it slaloms down from the top of the image to the bottom. I’m imagining it in colour, and I think I like the mono version.November 15, 2012 at 10:49 am #2022
You’re right, Meg – it doesn’t work as well in colour, because the riot of bright colours distracts attention away from the simplicity and regularity of the forms and patterns.November 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm #2024
YES -VERY NICE–DID YOU DO IT IN HORIZONTAL IAN???November 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm #2026
Ken >>> Not sure what you mean when you ask, “Did you do it in horizontal”. I took the photograph in portrait orientation, as you see it here; but is that what you’re asking?November 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm #2029
WhatWhat’s is this silver effects pro thing I love black and white so I would like thisNovember 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm #2030November 15, 2012 at 6:51 pm #2031
I now have this installed and in my lightroom please can you tell me how i start it upNovember 15, 2012 at 7:04 pm #2032
Paul >>> in Lightroom Grid view, right click on the image. Select ‘Edit In’ from the menu. You should see Silver Efex Pro listed as one of the external editing programs.
Always ‘Edit a copy with Lightroom adjustments’, because SEP edits are destructive.
Better yet, if you’ve also got Photoshop installed, select ‘Open as Smart Object in Photoshop’. The SEP Photoshop ‘filter’ is non-destructive. (And it gets installed automatically when you install SEP2)
(I’ll tell you more when I see you this evening.)November 16, 2012 at 3:28 pm #2050
For me, the horizontal carpet 1/3 way up splits the picture into two very distinct images and I find my eyes flicking from top to bottom and back. Might be better to cropping and making two images?November 16, 2012 at 4:15 pm #2051
Darren >>> Yes, it is an ‘upstairs-downstairs’ image, like this:
The slightly diagonal bolts in the 1×2 rectangle (blue) are echoed above in the rebated square (red), with the intention that these would form related elements above and below, to emphasise the cascading layers of the image down the frame. But I fear you may be right that the horizontal carpet with the diamond pattern may form too much of a visual ‘barrier’. The problem with cropping it is that I think it needs both sets of slightly diagonal bolts to add something a bit dynamic to what would otherwise be too static an image.
I was hoping it would work as a ‘found’ still-life. It was worth a go; but it’s a rather flawed still-life master piece. 😉
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