Ad
Ad
Ad
Pages: [1] 2 »   Bottom of Page
Print
Author Topic: wheels  (Read 1976 times)
kikashi
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4055



« on: May 01, 2012, 04:29:10 PM »
ReplyReply

Comments?

Jeremy
Logged
wolfnowl
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5791



WWW
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 11:26:31 PM »
ReplyReply

I like it.

Mike.
Logged

If your mind is attuned to beauty, you find beauty in everything.
~ Jean Cooke ~


My Flickr site / Random Thoughts and Other Meanderings at M&M's Musings
John R Smith
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1357


Still crazy, after all these years


« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 02:49:19 AM »
ReplyReply

Jeremy

It's a nice etude, with subtle and intriguing tones and textures. It looks to me like part of an old threshing machine, but of course I could be wrong.

John
Logged

Hasselblad 500 C/M, SWC and CFV-39 DB
and a case full of (very old) lenses and other bits
francois
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6873


« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 05:56:50 AM »
ReplyReply

Wonderful… Great textures, colors and shapes!
Logged

Francois
Roberto Frieri
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 271



WWW
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012, 07:54:11 AM »
ReplyReply

Nice, why not to try a black and white conversion to emphazise lines and shapes?
Logged

Roberto Frieri
www.robertofrieri.net
Rob C
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 12213


« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2012, 08:45:44 AM »
ReplyReply

Nice, why not to try a black and white conversion to emphazise lines and shapes?


He's right; could be a stunner in b/white.
Logged

michswiss
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 270


WWW
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012, 09:09:54 AM »
ReplyReply

It doesn't need to be b&w, but it does need to have the "hotness" taken out of it, black levels increased as well as contrast, not so vibrant but keep the saturation. Some selective detailing and sharpness will also add to the texture.  Just some thoughts.
Logged

Slobodan Blagojevic
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6034


When everybody thinks the same... nobody thinks.


WWW
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012, 10:41:27 AM »
ReplyReply

Is anyone else bothered by that nut & bolt thingy protruding in the upper right-hand corner? Looks pretty easy to clone out.
Logged

Slobodan

Flickr
500px
Les Sparks
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 207


WWW
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2012, 11:38:23 AM »
ReplyReply

Agree with B/W comments. Would really like to see it in B/W.

The thingy doesn't bother me.

Les
Logged

Eric Myrvaagnes
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 8070



WWW
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2012, 11:48:26 AM »
ReplyReply

I like this a lot.

I cloned out "that nut & bolt thingy protruding in the upper right-hand corner" in my mind's eye, and I concluded that it is needed to make the composition balance. Without it the image feels to heavy on the right.

I agree that a B&W could also be nice, but I like the rather in-your-face colors of the original.

Nice shot, Jeremy!

Eric

Correction: Sorry, Jeremy. I should have said "colours." I hope you could guess what I meant anyway.  Wink
« Last Edit: May 02, 2012, 02:27:44 PM by Eric Myrvaagnes » Logged

-Eric Myrvaagnes

http://myrvaagnes.com  Visit my website. New images each season.
John R Smith
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1357


Still crazy, after all these years


« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2012, 01:13:58 PM »
ReplyReply

Jeremy

Normally, as you know, I hate colour photography Wink and would have immediately suggested converting your picture to B/W, as did so many of our esteemed Forum members.

But in this case the colour tells you what the subject is (at least it does if you are English and of a certain age). So I do rather like it the way it is . . .

John
Logged

Hasselblad 500 C/M, SWC and CFV-39 DB
and a case full of (very old) lenses and other bits
Rob C
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 12213


« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2012, 01:29:16 PM »
ReplyReply

Jeremy

Normally, as you know, I hate colour photography Wink and would have immediately suggested converting your picture to B/W, as did so many of our esteemed Forum members.

But in this case the colour tells you what the subject is (at least it does if you are English and of a certain age). So I do rather like it the way it is . . .

John




John, I'm of a certain+ age and didn't have any idea of what the subject was; it doesn't bother me at all with this genre - for me it's all about the shape and how it jumps or sleeps.

Rob C
Logged

Slobodan Blagojevic
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6034


When everybody thinks the same... nobody thinks.


WWW
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2012, 01:33:06 PM »
ReplyReply

... I cloned out "that nut & bolt thingy protruding in the upper right-hand corner" in my mind's eye, and I concluded that it is needed to make the composition balance. Without it the image feels to heavy on the right...

On second thought... I tend to agree. Perhaps I would still burn it a bit (darken), as it appears to be the brightest part of the image, attracting immediate attention.
Logged

Slobodan

Flickr
500px
Eric Myrvaagnes
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 8070



WWW
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2012, 02:30:16 PM »
ReplyReply

I'll accept burning it a little, if Jeremy is willing.
Logged

-Eric Myrvaagnes

http://myrvaagnes.com  Visit my website. New images each season.
kikashi
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4055



« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2012, 01:51:35 PM »
ReplyReply

Thank you, all.

I think it is an old threshing machine. I took the shot on a recent holiday Ireland at a show farm (ah, the wonders of a 7-year-old daughter!). I've attached another shot of it below.

I nearly always hit "v" (John) to see how a photo would look in black and white. I didn't try with this one because I felt that the colours were important, but I've given it a go. It looks OK to me, but I don't like it as much as the colour version. What do you think?

I've fiddled a bit with the original, increasing the contrast and lowering the vibrancy a tad (Jennifer) and burning in the upper-right bolt a little (Slobodan and Eric). I think those suggestions have improved it; I've also raised the "shadows" slider to bring out a little more detail of the inside.

Jeremy
Logged
amolitor
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 803


WWW
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2012, 02:39:56 PM »
ReplyReply

No matter how you slice it, I think it's a fine study in composition and form. The bolt thing upper left is definitely necessary, and I think the little divot in the lower right corner where the two pieces of wood meet, leaving the dark space, is as well.

It leaves me a little chilly in terms of emotional impact - it evokes no real reaction from me, apart from "nice study" but I don't think you were really intending it as an allegory of Man's Inhumanity To Man or whatever, so I assume you're ok with that Wink
Logged

- Andrew

My awesome blog about photography: http://photothunk.blogspot.com
John R Smith
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1357


Still crazy, after all these years


« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2012, 02:55:25 PM »
ReplyReply

Jeremy

A little further research on the 'net has pinned the subject of your picture down to a Ransomes (of Ipswich) threshing machine. Here is a link to a photo of the whole beast -

http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/asset652449-.html

It is that red and pink colour scheme which immediately brought back childhood memories for me  Wink

John
Logged

Hasselblad 500 C/M, SWC and CFV-39 DB
and a case full of (very old) lenses and other bits
opgr
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1125


WWW
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2012, 10:48:38 AM »
ReplyReply

Do you possibly have a larger crop of this where you could turn this 45degr clockwise?
Logged

Regards,
Oscar Rysdyk
theimagingfactory
Rob C
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 12213


« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2012, 12:58:34 PM »
ReplyReply

Do you possibly have a larger crop of this where you could turn this 45degr clockwise?




But... but... but I thought you liked straight horizons!

Rob C
Logged

kikashi
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4055



« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2012, 01:06:50 PM »
ReplyReply

John, I'm impressed and I'm sure you're right. The second shot I posted above matches as well.
opgr, no; I was obeying Russ's dictum and cropping in camera.

Jeremy
Logged
Pages: [1] 2 »   Top of Page
Print
Jump to:  

Ad
Ad
Ad