Stills V3

May 17, 2012

The Master

Filed under: Chris — cgcooke @ 00:12

The Master

Another one of the volunteers at Beamish that bring the place to life.



  1. Very well caught too, and you’ve used the ‘photographic process’ very effectively in conveying the mood of those times. I don’t know when this sort of set-up faded away but I imagine before WWII. I’m most drawn to how the background looks in your conversion – quite film-like. He looks as though he could fill in for quite a few roles at the museum!

    Comment by zavaell — May 20, 2012 @ 06:40

    • Thanks John. Apart from the slates (for the children to write on) it was so much like the school I started at the dawn of the sixties, right down to the sliding partitions between classrooms. I don’t know how long it lasted like that because I left to go to a brand new one in ’62.

      Yes John, I agree about his versatility, apparently they do rotate the volunteers around. I’m hoping to go back and catch Burl Ives here plying his real trade in the print shop.

      Comment by cgcooke — May 21, 2012 @ 23:32

  2. I really like this as a picture and the conversion is very effective. He has a wonderful face, and gave you a good performance too. I’m slightly disturbed by the highlight on his forehead – not sure if it’s actually burnt or just bright, but the transition from the grey’s around is a bit sharp.

    Lovely picture.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — May 20, 2012 @ 23:13

    • Thank you Mike. His forehead isn’t burned out, but perhaps I should have another look at it because your the second person to make such comments.

      Comment by cgcooke — May 21, 2012 @ 23:18

  3. I agree that the image has a grainy film feel about it which seems to help with the period of the image.
    I cannot tell what ISO the image was taken at (No EXIF data) but I have noticed that at high ISO on my camera there is an apparent reduction in bit depth and you can start to see posterisation. I wonder if that is what is creating the effect Mike is seeing?

    Comment by Rex — May 29, 2012 @ 20:50

  4. Agree with the comments on how the processing works here. Interesting how that makes a contrast with the modern feeling of your earlier shot of the bakers.

    Comment by doonster — June 5, 2012 @ 12:27

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