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kikashi

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« on: May 01, 2012, 05:29:10 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 12:26:31 AM »

I like it.

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 03:49:19 AM »

Jeremy

It's a nice etude, with subtle and intriguing tones and textures. It looks to me like part of an old threshing machine, but of course I could be wrong.

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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 06:56:50 AM »

Wonderful… Great textures, colors and shapes!
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012, 08:54:11 AM »

Nice, why not to try a black and white conversion to emphazise lines and shapes?

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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2012, 09:45:44 AM »

Nice, why not to try a black and white conversion to emphazise lines and shapes?


He's right; could be a stunner in b/white.

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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012, 10:09:54 AM »

It doesn't need to be b&w, but it does need to have the "hotness" taken out of it, black levels increased as well as contrast, not so vibrant but keep the saturation. Some selective detailing and sharpness will also add to the texture.  Just some thoughts.

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Re: wheels
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012, 11:41:27 AM »

Is anyone else bothered by that nut & bolt thingy protruding in the upper right-hand corner? Looks pretty easy to clone out.

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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2012, 12:38:23 PM »

Agree with B/W comments. Would really like to see it in B/W.

The thingy doesn't bother me.

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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2012, 12:48:26 PM »

I like this a lot.

I cloned out "that nut & bolt thingy protruding in the upper right-hand corner" in my mind's eye, and I concluded that it is needed to make the composition balance. Without it the image feels to heavy on the right.

I agree that a B&W could also be nice, but I like the rather in-your-face colors of the original.

Nice shot, Jeremy!

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Correction: Sorry, Jeremy. I should have said "colours." I hope you could guess what I meant anyway.  ;)
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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2012, 02:13:58 PM »

Jeremy

Normally, as you know, I hate colour photography ;) and would have immediately suggested converting your picture to B/W, as did so many of our esteemed Forum members.

But in this case the colour tells you what the subject is (at least it does if you are English and of a certain age). So I do rather like it the way it is . . .

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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2012, 02:29:16 PM »

Jeremy

Normally, as you know, I hate colour photography ;) and would have immediately suggested converting your picture to B/W, as did so many of our esteemed Forum members.

But in this case the colour tells you what the subject is (at least it does if you are English and of a certain age). So I do rather like it the way it is . . .

John




John, I'm of a certain+ age and didn't have any idea of what the subject was; it doesn't bother me at all with this genre - for me it's all about the shape and how it jumps or sleeps.

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Re: wheels
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2012, 02:33:06 PM »

... I cloned out "that nut & bolt thingy protruding in the upper right-hand corner" in my mind's eye, and I concluded that it is needed to make the composition balance. Without it the image feels to heavy on the right...

On second thought... I tend to agree. Perhaps I would still burn it a bit (darken), as it appears to be the brightest part of the image, attracting immediate attention.

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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2012, 03:30:16 PM »

I'll accept burning it a little, if Jeremy is willing.
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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2012, 02:51:35 PM »

Thank you, all.

I think it is an old threshing machine. I took the shot on a recent holiday Ireland at a show farm (ah, the wonders of a 7-year-old daughter!). I've attached another shot of it below.

I nearly always hit "v" (John) to see how a photo would look in black and white. I didn't try with this one because I felt that the colours were important, but I've given it a go. It looks OK to me, but I don't like it as much as the colour version. What do you think?

I've fiddled a bit with the original, increasing the contrast and lowering the vibrancy a tad (Jennifer) and burning in the upper-right bolt a little (Slobodan and Eric). I think those suggestions have improved it; I've also raised the "shadows" slider to bring out a little more detail of the inside.

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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2012, 03:39:56 PM »

No matter how you slice it, I think it's a fine study in composition and form. The bolt thing upper left is definitely necessary, and I think the little divot in the lower right corner where the two pieces of wood meet, leaving the dark space, is as well.

It leaves me a little chilly in terms of emotional impact - it evokes no real reaction from me, apart from "nice study" but I don't think you were really intending it as an allegory of Man's Inhumanity To Man or whatever, so I assume you're ok with that ;)
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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2012, 03:55:25 PM »

Jeremy

A little further research on the 'net has pinned the subject of your picture down to a Ransomes (of Ipswich) threshing machine. Here is a link to a photo of the whole beast -

http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/asset652449-.html

It is that red and pink colour scheme which immediately brought back childhood memories for me  ;)

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« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2012, 11:48:38 AM »

Do you possibly have a larger crop of this where you could turn this 45degr clockwise?
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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2012, 01:58:34 PM »

Do you possibly have a larger crop of this where you could turn this 45degr clockwise?




But... but... but I thought you liked straight horizons!

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« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2012, 02:06:50 PM »

John, I'm impressed and I'm sure you're right. The second shot I posted above matches as well.
opgr, no; I was obeying Russ's dictum and cropping in camera.

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