Last edited by MiniChris; 16th January 2011 at 02:45 PM.
I like that.
The composition gives us, I think, a real sense of the power and grace of a vessel such as this.
I could not understand why nobody had commented on this before. Chris, I love the metallic effect you have achieved. There is some serious clipping going on but it does not matter because the overall effect is very pleasing and as Donald points out the composition suits the subject matter very well
To be honest Chris I think you are probably way ahead of most of us with PP learning. You have moved on at a shocking paceboy, is there ever a lot of learning curves to overcome...but so much fun, who's complaining.
I think it's his film experience showing
Chris knows what he wants to achieve, all he has to do is experiment to find out how to get it with digital PP
He's learning how to drive a new type of car, but knows the destination.
Whereas a lot of us are still trying to master the controls AND google the address AND read the map simultaneously
Well done Chris,
I think the film background is a large help though odly enough from a different perspective than you might think. I look at a scene as having three functions: first, it must be able to hold itself as it sits without any other explanations or devices; second there has to be something which came before it and your image is a fianlization of that prvious experience, lastly; the scene must allow the eye to comptemplate the next minute, hour, week or other time frame which will forever alter your chosen moment. In other words, there has to be a sense of continuity editing always taking place.
I am an admitted overachiever and will work at something until I find a reasonable solution. I appreciate everyone's comments and kudos but I still feel much like a babe in the woods.
Impresses! And what you used? Any prog????
I agree with all of the above and I can definitley see you rising to the challenge of this new digital age.
Chris, i like this as well. It is really tough to look at a large object and choose a small portion to photograph.(you have a good eye) You not only chosen an interesting portion of the ship, but picked a processing style to enhance it further. Great job.
Well done Chris, great perspective.
I did this in Photoshop and Silver Efex Pro. There are at least 8 trips in and out of both with a bunch of extreme exaggerated work done on the original image before it ever went to silver. I am discovering a lot of new techniques simply by experimenting. PhotoShop and SEP are so intuitive though I do find Silver to be annoying in alot of ways as per magnification and sizing the control points...oh well, it is certainly better than do a channel monochrome fix.
Many thanks for the compliments. Am enjoying the company and time spent.