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06-28-2011, 04:12 AM
In Days Gone By
06-28-2011, 08:31 AM
That is first class Mark, I like the grainy old film look about it. Excellent.
06-29-2011, 03:56 AM
Pure Art Mark, very nice!
06-29-2011, 05:34 AM
You never fail to surprise and delight Mark, your editing ability makes me very envious, I am still only able to brighten, lighten and sharpen!!!!!
06-29-2011, 03:18 PM
This is such a striking, elegant, old style image. Beautifully composed photo with wonderful detail. The old feel to the color tones and the grain just adds a mystique to the image that works so well.
06-29-2011, 05:14 PM
OMG - that is superb. As rbosman said - this is truly artistic.
Would you be willing to share some insight? - firstname.lastname@example.org
06-29-2011, 10:09 PM
Amazing as always Mark. Beautiful tones and details.
06-29-2011, 10:11 PM
Hi Delboy and thank you for having a look at this photo and posting your comments on it.
The inspiration for this one came from a sketch of a flower not dissimilar to this photo, both in look and in in its composition. The sketch was part of a letter written in 1916 and I was just so taken by it that I had to try and replicate it as best I could as a photo…trying to bring it to life I suppose.
Thank you Randy, that is a most generous comment to make and one which I am most grateful for.
Hi Wanda and thank you very much for your very kind comments on this one.
I try to do as little editing as possible other than the usual, a bit of brightness and contrast adjustment.
I try and capture as much as I can at the scene and with the camera leaving little to do on the post processing side of things, leaving more time to take photos and not sit at a pc and push a bad photo off a cliff by over editing.
You will from time to time see me post a more edited photo in the Art / BW section when I have some time on my hands and when I have something specific I want to try.
Hi Sandy, thank you so much for taking a moment to view and post your thoughts on this photo, as always, very much appreciated.
I am glad you like the look of it, this one has already been sent out to be printed on canvas and the original letter with the sketch will be put in a frame of its own and places next to this one. The hope is, I have done justice to the original sketch in bringing it more to life.
Hi John and thank you so very much for such kind comments on this photo, it is pleasing to know that is how you view it.
Regarding the taking and editing of this one, as I mentioned above I had the original pencil sketch to guide me.
It was shot in B/W, that’s just something I do, no reason, its just when I think in B/W I shoot in B/W…it’s a sort of mind set thing, don’t want to be thinking B/W then see colour images on my camera screen. I have various custom B/W settings saved on the camera to pull from but this one was done from scratch.
The majority of the work for this photo was in the setting up of what you see, the planning of the light was the most important part of it, and for me, it would be what would capture the essence of this little pencil sketch that I was working from. The normal thing to do is pre visualize what the finished item will look like in any photo but on this one I was following the sketch which was a bit more difficult.
I knew from the outset I wanted to add noise over the photo and give it a sepia look, but normal sepia for me is too much so I always tone it down to what you see here, added to that a bit of brightness and contrast and that was it. I believe more credit is due to the setting up than the small amount of editing that was used to give it the finished look it has.
Thanks again John
06-29-2011, 10:16 PM
Hi Shirley...you must have posted when I was typing this one out.:)
Thank you very much Shirley for your comments on this one and I am very pleased that you like it.
Hope to see more from you soon
Thank you Shirley
07-01-2011, 10:46 PM
Not sure how I missed this, Mark, but WOW. I love the simple elegance meets the old time feel. Another beauty.
07-01-2011, 10:51 PM
I missed it too, but glad i found it. It is a most beautiful blossom, but I love the old feel to it! Also love the crackle look to the leaves!
07-05-2011, 03:00 PM
Hi Eddie and Marianne, just to say thank you for your time and comments on this one.
Marianne the crackles you refer to on the leaves are natural and not part of the post work on this one, just the way they came out, which was nice.
Thank you both very much
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