Stills V3

August 18, 2013


Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 18:14
Milford, Hampshire Art Week

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  1. Oh I do like this Rex – the contrast between the smooth, symmetrical canvas and the raggedy sky, and the rather abstract nature of the former. Symmetry that is not completgely so is always a pleasure

    Comment by judithgreenish — August 19, 2013 @ 06:54

  2. Whilst the composition makes the most of the shapes of these tents, it is the tonal range that impresses even more. The greys on the covering material are just right.

    Comment by zavaell — August 20, 2013 @ 06:24

  3. Wonderful. John is right about the tonal range. SilverEfex Pro?

    Comment by Christina — September 2, 2013 @ 04:32

    • ’twas. I love the software. It is just as if I were back in the darkroom.
      I’ve posted V2 which overcomes some problems I’d had with Silver Efex. I did a Silver Efex layer for the tents and one for the sky and combined them in layers.

      Comment by Rex — September 3, 2013 @ 20:22

  4. Which is which? I prefer the top one.

    Comment by zavaell — September 4, 2013 @ 06:35

    • The bottom one is improved in that there is less of a halo around the tents, however it was only putting the two together that I discovered the tone of the upper one is less aggressive. I think there is an extra curves layer in the lower one. I may revisit.
      What is it you prefer about the upper version?

      Comment by Rex — September 4, 2013 @ 15:14

  5. I see the improvement you mention with the halos, however, agree with John in preferring the top version. The very dark areas in the second one make the tops of the tent poles disappear, for one thing. The tones on the tent seem a bit exaggerated compared to the upper one by comparison. It is quite a balancing act, isn’t it? ;-)

    Comment by Christina — September 7, 2013 @ 14:41

  6. I got distracted! Maybe at this size the halo seems relatively unimportant (it didn’t really strike me until you mentioned it) and so it is the tonal distribution that is most important for me. I don’t know ow the haloes got there but maybe they can be undone by starting again!! In the lower one the clouds are too agressively dark and the tents lose the subtlety of the tonal rendering.

    Comment by zavaell — September 8, 2013 @ 06:59

  7. Lovely picture Rex. Very nicely judged composition. I agree that the top image is preferred – as John says the clouds are too dark (heavy skies, the mono photographers ever present danger?) and the subtlety is lost in the lower one by comparison. The halos remind me of a couple of my old darkroom prints that are hanging on my parents wall, where there is a clear halo along the edge of the land – normal in the old days, so perhaps perpetuated by Silver Efex until you used it enough to qualify as an apprenticeship?

    Really like the picture.


    Comment by sojournerphoto — September 9, 2013 @ 21:18

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