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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Automasters Week #3 of 8


This week (and a day) is devoted to a series of photographs of Automasters.

Yesterday I showed you the original photograph as it came out of the camera last January. Some bloggers proudly claim that they never do any post-processing of their images as if it were some crime or other to be creative. In pre-digital days one would have done various things in the darkroom processing the image. Now we use software to do the manipulations.

Last year I cropped and processed the image to produce Frosty Willows ignoring Automasters to concentrate on the bridge and the 1828 Warehouses which are Grade II listed.

This time I've cropped the original to concentrate on the side of Automasters and used (mainly) a technique known in Paintshop Pro (Version 8.2) as "clarifying" to bring out the detail in the brickwork.

9 comments:

Babooshka said...

Guilty as charged! For black and white I have to destaurate in Raw. For work I have to use these large files that can't afford a touch up crop or manipulation. I am also far to lazy to master the software. I really like this, but as a walking cliche of liking all things, retro style and '60s tinged I would.You lost me at clarifying. I'd be there with my flask and sarnie waiting for the precious info like right light. Too time served to change my ways. Luddite has been levied at me. I'd say stubborn.

Cezar and Léia said...

I liked so much!
Great perspective !
Léia

Abe said...

Neat photo in black and white.

Z said...

I'm with you, I don't really get why people are so hung up on "exactly as it came out of the camera". As if the camera itself isn't doing any manipulations (by golly, it is!). Or that there are those times when the camera "sees" better or nicer than the eyes of the photographer. Surely I can't be the only one this happens to.

Anyway, I like the brickwork detail.

PS if this a double comment, would you please delete one of them permanently?

imac said...

Hi Gerald, your photo looks great - and that brickwork wow, super.

We are up in Buxton Derbyshire this coming weekend, hoping to get a few shots,lol.

Buck said...

I'm one of the folks who occasionally explains no post-processing, but I hope I'm not being snooty! I don't own any photo software yet, and I think the accidental capture is so spectacular that it warrants mention.

I stand in awe of people who can take material like yesterday's photo and turn it into the art that is today's. Kudos!

Now I want to get a copy of the Gimp and start tinkering.

nituscorner said...

black and white pics are always classic. g8 one.

RuneE said...

I couldn't have put it better myself - one uses the "tools of the trade" one find suitable to oneself.

Many people haven't a clue what went on in the darkroom.

C. Michael Cox said...

I love the color tones of this photo. Who knew brick could be so enriched?

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