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mike.online

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« on: November 19, 2008, 10:55:31 PM »

The Rockwood Lunatic Asylum was an active psychiatric facility was active from 1859 to 1997. It is the site where many atrocious events of cruelty were witnessed and a stands as a sobering reminder of how mental illness used to be 'treated'.

I went to this place last week, during a decently miserable day (weather wise), and captured these two images. Hopefully they are gloomy enough. I have color versions of these as well. I had trouble deciding on which versions I thought were better. Let me know if you want to see the colored versions.


1) The Scenic View.
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2) The Back Door.
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as always, comments welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2008, 04:16:27 AM »

Quote from: mike.online
The Rockwood Lunatic Asylum was an active psychiatric facility was active from 1859 to 1997. It is the site where many atrocious events of cruelty were witnessed and a stands as a sobering reminder of how mental illness used to be 'treated'.

I went to this place last week, during a decently miserable day (weather wise), and captured these two images. Hopefully they are gloomy enough. I have color versions of these as well. I had trouble deciding on which versions I thought were better. Let me know if you want to see the colored versions.


1) The Scenic View.
[attachment=9791:mme_1772.jpg]

2) The Back Door.
[attachment=9792:mme_1841.jpg]

as always, comments welcome.
I'd very much doubt that colour would add anything to these shots, particularly given the background information on the place itself.

I particularly like the second one. My only slight gripe is that both of them look to me as if they could do with a couple of degrees of anti-clockwise rotation: they seem to slope downwards to the right.

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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2008, 09:12:35 AM »

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I particularly like the second one. My only slight gripe is that both of them look to me as if they could do with a couple of degrees of anti-clockwise rotation: they seem to slope downwards to the right.
I agree with your comments.

The first image doesn't do anything for me, I don't see anything of interest - sorry!

The second image has potential, but in the current rendition, it looks a bit too "flat" in tonality. I suggest trying to pump up the midtone contrast a bit, and perhaps fiddle with the reds and oranges in the channel mix.
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