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    Industrial Beach

    Comments welcomed.

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    Re: Industrial Beach

    Industrial architecture will never be widely popular; but you have managed the exposure and composition well with this scene.

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    An interesting photo. It's a good industrial shot although part of me misses the top of the closer chimney. But if you'd included all the chimney, everything else would presumably have to be smaller, including the people on the beach. The beach and sunbathers make an interesting juxtaposition with the industrial centre of the photo.

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    Re: Industrial Beach

    Thanks Geoff.

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    Hi Bruce. Thanks for your comment. I agree with you over losing the top part of the smoke stack. Unfortunately, as you point out that capturing it would change the image.

    I came across this scene last Saturday. I have to admit I was initially blown away by a county building a park and a beach next to this structure. However, the more time I spent walking along the beach the more I came to like its location.

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    Re: Industrial Beach

    I think maybe it would look good in monochrome.

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    Mark, here is the BW. I posted the color version because I liked it better. What do you think?

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    Re: Industrial Beach

    Interesting Karm, The B&W version totally changes the feel of the image for me.
    The colour version seems a lot more pleasant, people enjoying family time at the beach, oblivious to the monolith over their shoulder.
    The B&W seem more ominous, Industry on the march to stamp us gentle folk out
    Both good images.
    Cheers, Greg

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    Greg, you are so right. Never thought of your interpretation. I did the BW version more as an afterthought. In the color version industry and nature seem to be coexisting -- even if nature is being driven to the margin -- while in the BW version, like you say, it's just matter of time before what's left of nature will be consumed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregj1763 View Post
    Interesting Karm, The B&W version totally changes the feel of the image for me.
    The colour version seems a lot more pleasant, people enjoying family time at the beach, oblivious to the monolith over their shoulder.
    The B&W seem more ominous, Industry on the march to stamp us gentle folk out
    Both good images.
    Cheers, Greg
    I agree with Greg's comment. In the B&W version, the people on the beach almost disappear. Partly because of that, the overall feel of the image become strictly heavy duty industrial.

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    Re: Industrial Beach

    Bruce, thanks for looking. I agree with your comment.

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    Re: Industrial Beach

    Both very nice images. I do prefer the color version for its pleasant feel.

    Cheers

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    Jon, thanks.

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    Re: Industrial Beach

    Hi Karm - The industrial structure sure dwarfs the people at the beach! Very nice yin-yang image...

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    Thanks Susan. Happy you noticed this aspect of the image: "industrial structure sure dwarfs the people ..."

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    Re: Industrial Beach

    Karm, have you considered adding your own 'top' to the smoke stack that's incomplete?

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    Re: Industrial Beach

    Robert I haven't considered your suggestion. The software I currently use (LR4 and Nik products) would not allow me to do what you are suggesting (I think). Please suggest to me how you would fit a top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karm Redland View Post
    Mark, here is the BW. I posted the color version because I liked it better. What do you think?

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    I think you are right The colored one is a tad better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karm Redland View Post
    Robert I haven't considered your suggestion. The software I currently use (LR4 and Nik products) would not allow me to do what you are suggesting (I think). Please suggest to me how you would fit a top.

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    I'm not a LR4 user, and pretty new at these kind of adjustments, but here's the gist just quickly using the clone brush. cloning sky = erasing the smokestack:

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    Re: Industrial Beach

    Thanks Robert. I could do that move. Didn't consider it. I can't decide whether I like it or not. Great suggestion.

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