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« on: February 07, 2014, 04:27:07 PM »
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Nice abstract and rusty color!
But together with its title it gives me the creeps and my toe nails roll upwards ...

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 04:52:31 PM »
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Thanks, and the image did what I intended.  This image was made in Whalers Bay on Deception Island, Antarctica.  There is a lot of history about this place but the images we saw in a presentation about this location were chilling.  The bay was turned red by whale blood from the thousands of whales slaughtered there and the bones were just piled on the beach.  These tanks in the image are huge and stored the whale oil processed there.  Overall it is a chilling and haunting place to visit.  I made the image by underexposing the image overall and essentially exposing for the highlights.  The light came in from the side and defined the shape of the tanks.  Very little else was done with the image.  A bit of contrast and a further pull back on exposure.  And, just 3 points of saturation was added.

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 04:56:01 PM »
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Thanks, and the image did what I intended.  This image was made in Whalers Bay on Deception Island, Antarctica.  There is a lot of history about this place but the images we saw in a presentation about this location were chilling.  The bay was turned red by whale blood from the thousands of whales slaughtered there and the bones were just piled on the beach.  These tanks in the image are huge and stored the whale oil processed there.  Overall it is a chilling and haunting place to visit.  I made the image by underexposing the image overall and essentially exposing for the highlights.  The light came in from the side and defined the shape of the tanks.  Very little else was done with the image.  A bit of contrast and a further pull back on exposure.  And, just 3 points of saturation was added.

Kevin


Thanks for the background story - it seems your image works as intended..
And hearing about your technique it appears you are developing secret weapons of raberization ("just 3 points of saturation") now - . Wink

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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014, 04:58:48 PM »
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Thought I would mention the saturation point so the conversations didn't get side tracked.   This was processed in Capture One and C1 allows levels control and I did use levels to re-map the tones a bit. 

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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2014, 05:03:39 PM »
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Thought I would mention the saturation point so the conversations didn't get side tracked.   This was processed in Capture One and C1 allows levels control and I did use levels to re-map the tones a bit. 

Kevin

Honestly I totally don't care whatever you do to an image.
The result is what counts.
There is always this line between doing too much or too little, between kitsch and boredom where good art lives.
I like your images, though sometimes they are a bit strong for my personal taste. Really - only a bit - and only sometimes.
In the image here I think it is wonderful and works perfectly.

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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2014, 05:58:44 PM »
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I like it very much. It's a great example of how a title can add to an image. If I didn't know what it was I'd say I like the use of color, shapes, lines, tones, mood etc. But with the addition of the title, it really increases the mood and emotion. I do hope to get to Antarctica one day but for now I'll experience it via images and stories like the ones on this site.
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2014, 06:05:07 PM »
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Lovely image Kevin.

Did you have time to get a shot of the tanks with the Phase One?
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2014, 10:46:05 AM »
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Dave,
I have shot these tanks with the Phase One before.  But, on this excursion I loaned the NEW Phase One IQ250 to one of the workshop attendees.

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