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    Another not so exciting shot We went out to see Mission Impossible last night and decided to grab a bit to eat before the movie started. My mother happened to suggest Shibui, a restaurant the she and her friends had recently found.

    It was a refreshingly different take for a Japanese restaurant on the Gold Coast - certainly not what we were expecting as I'd class it more in the "Fine Dining" type of restaurant. It was also very, very new.

    Unfortunately we had to rush in and out but we enjoyed the food that was served. Service was impeccable and they had a rather large range of sake that I'll have to investigate further on another day.

    Not the greatest capture - but C&C always welcome.

    Shibui
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    I am assuming this was a Hibachi restaurant, you would have gotten some great shots of an onion volcano.

    Regarding your photo, you've captured the angles of the building and sign quite well but not sure what your subject is actually. And I hate those dreaded utility poles always spoiling the shot but miss them so much when they are knocked down by a storm. Was this taken with a point and shoot, I would have used a faster shutter speed.

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    Re: Shibui

    I thought perhaps it may look better in B&W, the larger building looks ominous over the top of Shibui, and making it B&W increases the ominous-ness (good english that one)

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    Shibui

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    Re: Shibui

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    I am assuming this was a Hibachi restaurant, you would have gotten some great shots of an onion volcano.

    Regarding your photo, you've captured the angles of the building and sign quite well but not sure what your subject is actually. And I hate those dreaded utility poles always spoiling the shot but miss them so much when they are knocked down by a storm. Was this taken with a point and shoot, I would have used a faster shutter speed.
    No Hibachi at this place - it was more European style dishes with a Japanese/Asian influence.

    The subject is supposed to be the sign but the building behind it with its angles caught my interest so I included it in the frame to see if I could do something with it. Still working on the whole landscape architecture thing so I thought I'd post the mostly unedited image here to see what C&C came back

    Kerry's edit is close to what I had in mind - I haven't had a chance to process this properly yet so I'll have a look at it tonight. For me I want the sign a bit brighter.

    Nikon D7000 taken at 17mm - as I said, playing with the widish angle style photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldcoastgolfer View Post
    No Hibachi at this place - it was more European style dishes with a Japanese/Asian influence.

    The subject is supposed to be the sign but the building behind it with its angles caught my interest so I included it in the frame to see if I could do something with it. Still working on the whole landscape architecture thing so I thought I'd post the mostly unedited image here to see what C&C came back

    Kerry's edit is close to what I had in mind - I haven't had a chance to process this properly yet so I'll have a look at it tonight. For me I want the sign a bit brighter.

    Nikon D7000 taken at 17mm - as I said, playing with the widish angle style photos.
    Do you think Kerry's edit has enough tonal range for a B&W image or would you darken the shadows more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    Do you think Kerry's edit has enough tonal range for a B&W image or would you darken the shadows more?
    I'd like more tonal range as well but on first pass in Lightroom I was struggling to find it which was why I left it in the original edit for the time being.

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    Re: Shibui

    Well, here's my edit. I struggled with this one from a post processing perspective. I'm semi-happy with it but am still unsure. And of course, there's that damn power pole!

    Shibui

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldcoastgolfer View Post
    Well, here's my edit. I struggled with this one from a post processing perspective. I'm semi-happy with it but am still unsure. And of course, there's that damn power pole!

    Shibui
    I like it, especially the dual tones/hues and the work on the light. However, you do know to bring out the texture of the wood it needs a coating of stain. No don't do that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    I like it, especially the dual tones/hues and the work on the light. However, you do know to bring out the texture of the wood it needs a coating of stain. No don't do that!
    Ah! That's what I was missing!

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