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photoblog image Kedleston Hall South Front

Kedleston Hall South Front

On the 30th.June I posted this image http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Kedleston_Hall_/2/ of this part of Kedleston Hall and said I had posted a twiddled version, this is it.

I took the earlier version, which itself had been "Topazed", and upped the contrast a bit.  I then converted it to B&W using the Channels Mixer after watching a good tutorial about how to use it.  I then took the B&W version through Topaz once again and finally upped the contrast once again in Levels.

I hope you like it, I will admit that I do and it looks quite graphic once it is printed out. One for the Camera Club I think.

Kedleston Hall South Front

On the 30th.June I posted this image http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Kedleston_Hall_/2/ of this part of Kedleston Hall and said I had posted a twiddled version, this is it.

I took the earlier version, which itself had been "Topazed", and upped the contrast a bit.  I then converted it to B&W using the Channels Mixer after watching a good tutorial about how to use it.  I then took the B&W version through Topaz once again and finally upped the contrast once again in Levels.

I hope you like it, I will admit that I do and it looks quite graphic once it is printed out. One for the Camera Club I think.

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Aug 2009, 01:57
A beautiful image, Brian, although you might have gone just one click of "sharpen" beyond my comfort zone.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, I really went to town on this just for the fun of it.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 3 Aug 2009, 05:36
Great tones and contrast Brian, image jumps off the screen at me
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Tony.
It certainly leaps off the screen Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill. Sheila wants the B&W with the original blue sky, keep watching smile
This version certainly has more detail than the first version, and the building looks good. But the blue sky looks much better. Any chance of this version of the building with the colour version of the sky?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila, all I can say is keep watching smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Aug 2009, 07:41
Very ornate Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Chris.
Very surreal, Brian. The ornate features really do stand out in this version. I'm planning to show my own images of this fine building in the next week or two,taken later in the day.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. I shall look forward to your take on the same place.
  • graham pickett
  • SUNNY SOUTHSEA ENGLAND
  • 3 Aug 2009, 08:13
Sorry to be a pain Brian,but i liked the 30th June posting more,hope the new one does well in your comp.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Aug 2009, 08:21
Agree with Sheila, may be more dramatic with the sky selectively colored. Bold image though.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much. Re the sky all I can say is keep watching smile
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands
  • 3 Aug 2009, 08:48
Nice twiddling Briansmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Tracy.
  • Philip Tapp
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Aug 2009, 13:48
I like it Brian although I think it may have gone a little to far for the camera club, so you will have to select which judge may be most sypathetic.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Phil, it might not get past the critique evening methinks, especially the 3rd.version in mono with the blue sky some people have requested!
An impressive picture Brian. I like it...make me a judge!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ron, I am sure you would be a lot more imaginative than some judges we get.
  • DrAW!
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2009, 16:28
good choice of monochrome
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2009, 17:28
I LOVE it, Brian. That's a mighty fine bit of twiddling, even if I do say so myself. smile
Brian Walbey: I'm blushing with your praise Giinie.
Definitely a head turner Brian. I liked the other one too.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Janet.
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2009, 19:55
I like it too Brian! The composition, intense details in the architecture, dramatic contrast and slight HDR-feel has improved the image considerably. One for the Camera Club indeed.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Mia. Sadly the people in my Camera Club are not very adventureous with their pictures, most of them won't like this.
I like very strong contrasts. Great B/W image.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Paul.

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