MARCH THEME: Experimenting

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  • #5883
    Profile photo of Ian McNab
    Ian McNab
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    The theme for February is now closed.

    The theme for March 2014 is

    Experimenting

    Post your images as replies to this post. (Make sure you’ve read the Guidelines first.)

    The theme for this month is full of possibilities – so be as creative as you like!

    Enjoy!

    #6023
    Profile photo of KEN LAST
    Anonymous

    This is a subject I keep going back to- but as yet not found  the right formula. (it is actually my original invention)– this was getting some where but lacks sunshine to create shadows through the spokes of –its called a wheel.

    #6028
    Profile photo of Ian McNab
    Ian McNab
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    Personally, I prefer the first one, because of its simple visual design and strong single subject. Very painterly, Ken!

    #6029
    Profile photo of meg cumming
    meg cumming
    Participant

    Agree the close up is better Ken. Its got some lovely texture to it.

    #6030
    Profile photo of KEN LAST
    Anonymous

    THANKS IAN AND MEG–yes I agree–just need some sun for shadows–hope some one does not sand paper it all smooth befroe I get it right.

    #6071
    Profile photo of D. Williams
    D. Williams
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    I was having a stroll through some old images and had an experiment with this one just for the hell of it. Thought it qualified by the skin of it’s teeth! 🙂 For what it’s worth … I quite like the Sepia version.

    It’s called Rag & Bone

    #6073
    Profile photo of Ian McNab
    Ian McNab
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    The sepia one is my favourite – very atmospheric, with an antique quality that really suits the subject.

    #6076
    Profile photo of D. Williams
    D. Williams
    Participant

    Thanks Ian … mine too.  To achieve it I converted to mono in Nik and added a film effect & Vignette, then just moved the color temperature slider from cool to warm in windows gallery.

    #6085
    Profile photo of Ian McNab
    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

    [Meg >>> Post deleted as requested. Ready for you to re-post!]

    #6104
    Profile photo of Peter Robinson
    Peter Robinson
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    Hi Ken. Just to be different I prefer your second image because I prefer the angle it’s been taken from and like the contrast of the small and large wheels. I also like the contrast of the warm toned rust and cool toned flaking paint. Reminds me of my old car!

    Miss D, I prefer the first shot as I think the colours work well. I also like the black and white shot, but think the sepia version is a little bit too contrasty. Love the moody sky and composition though.

    #6107
    Profile photo of D. Williams
    D. Williams
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    I think you are right about the sepia being too contrasty Pete especially on their faces.  I does look better bigger on my screen but probably so does everyone elses 😉 I like the vintage feel of the last shot but have probably gone a little too far.  Just experimenting with different effects so I didn’t go in for the fine details too much.  Maybe one day eh?

    #6110
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    Anonymous

    SHIRE HORSES–IS THERE ANYTHING MORE  QUINTESSENTIALLY ENGLISH  and so handsome yet beautiful.  People rave about grotesque wierd montages and I make no apologise —as a beautiful photograph like this I could have framed on my wall and never tire of looking at it. Could anyone really tell me they would prefer one of those wiered  so called creations that would not grace the  small room. Lovely photograph-colour -sepia  –luv them all-wish I had taken it.

    #6115
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    D. Williams
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    Thank you kindly Ken. I was experimenting with a vintage look with this image from a day out with Meg and Pete at Blist Hill some time ago. No public spoiling the shot and a decent sky. Just need to back off the contrast and improve the detail in the figures a bit. Didn’t take it this month of course but did only just experiment with it. Must look out more old stuff!

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