An experimental photo... I did my post-processing using LightZone for Linux (they do pay-for versions for Windows and Mac) instead of Bibble. It has some great features for landscape shots similar to these.
I honestly can't decide between this funny desaturation and a version I might normally produce using Bibble (posted as a Workshop)... any thoughts?
Anyway, this building is one of many in an area of Manchester called Ancoats. Many of these are buildings from the Industrial Revolution... factories dealing with cotton or other such goods.
I'd like to take this chance to say thanks to everybody here on TE. I've been here getting close to a year now (although I only really started posting in about August) and I'm very glad to have just reached 1,000 points. It feels quite an achievement!
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nex (2738) 2006-04-27 7:05
Somethink which is very ugly could be very nice, through your work, great done
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-04-27 7:08
I prefer this version than in a WS. Desaturation lacks of colours, but adds something interesting :). Great capture with the reflection, although I don`t love the rubbish ;).
Floydian (30970) 2006-04-27 7:14
I am from an era where Fuji Velvia 50 slide film was all you needed. It has deep saturated colours and strong contrast. And that was something i really liked.
Now these days i also try to get my digital workflow look like the good old slide film.
That's why i like your WS more, it has those deep saturated colours.
So if you don''t mind...i choose that one ;-)
The WS is excellent....great work..!!
kozerog (1288) 2006-04-27 7:25
No, this one is much better, natural and industrial like, Lewis. Great composition with reflection.
postvikram (1199) 2006-04-27 7:31
This is a nice one.The place is excellently captured.
In my personal opinion, I like the WS more.As the colors are very nicely saturated and specially the reflection looks more beautiful in the WS than here.
The pic has an impact in more color.Excellent work.
Thanks for sharing - Vikram
hdl (7035) 2006-04-27 7:32
Hi Lewis. Congrats with your 1000pts. And congrats with your picture; I've rarely seen such ugly sight make such a strong statement. The compo is perfect (maybee a little bit more sky?); the colours are grimm (as they should be in such a picture) and there are "interesting" details (such as the tire, waste and oily soil) to make the scene complete. Not a very usual picture but very good. Well done. I prefer this version; the ws is too colourful for this kind of shot.
droonsta (423) 2006-04-27 8:05
great POV.. excellent effetcs and beauitfully composed A+
dalia (138) 2006-04-27 8:41
It's a great picture, converting ugliness into beauty, congratulations for the colours, the composition, the reflections.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-04-27 9:13
Agree wuth Nex, its so ugly, yet the photo is so great, I am sure it would make for a great loft inside.
macondo (19806) 2006-04-27 9:51
This version looks a lot more desolate, which is what it's called, so I plump for this. Great shot of a post-industrial wasteland, a sign of the future (except it'll be an office building with an adjacent allotment full of old computer monitors and printers).
mdetay (4865) 2006-04-27 11:22
Well done. TFS. Good colors and POV. Excellent.
Modacolor51 (1309) 2006-04-27 11:43
Wonderful!! ... I like colours and composition!!
Very good, compliments
Cliffy (590) 2006-04-27 12:42
This is a great derliction style shot with the tyre and puddles well positioned to lead the eye towards the tired old building.So often these shots are better in mono but here the soft browns and blue/greys work really well together
rhizomes (15343) 2006-04-27 13:23
Nice composition, interesting environnement and reflections !
I like these colors and the water on the ground.
BrianGraney (1740) 2006-04-27 16:40
This one gets my vote - the sky is more interesting and the desaturation works for the subject.
Not a place I would go to photograph, but you've seen something that I would miss, and applied your skills to make a good photo.
elmec (12210) 2006-04-27 16:49
On Yours photo the ugly ruins can be beautiful!
Very good photo with he reflections in the water!
AmiBe (6042) 2006-04-27 18:07
you made a very nice picture with ugly things and desolation.
This version is better, the saturation doesn't go well with this place.
Well composed and takeb
PixelTerror (0) 2006-04-29 4:10
A well composed photo that has a good reading progression towards the subject building as well as a nice post apocalypse atmosphere, your experiment is successful to me as I think it conveys better the atmosphere than the WS version.
Have a nice week end,
sengir (4956) 2006-05-01 15:48
wow! What an incredible mood this picture has! The light is great, but the best is this far from perfect reflection
arturo (31) 2006-06-05 15:42
i guess this could be earth these days as well...your WS tells me more about this devastating place...this image makes it looking almost nice...porky pies...this is not a nice place at all...referring to both: i like the usage of wide angle very much here...great polarizing...cheers, arturo
bakes888 (18499) 2006-06-24 23:46
Hi Lewis. Nice capture. You ask the hard questions. I like this version I think. Love the composition of this shot, the reflection lifts it above the norm.
TFS. Cheers, Paul.
wishlist (4133) 2007-09-08 6:45
good shot with an excellent pp. I like the particular desaturation and the result you've delivered. This place looks beautiful even if it's not!
Good pov and excellent details!
Thanks for sharing and regards
- Copyright: Lewis Thompson (lewiz) (1297)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-23
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D70s, AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm 1:3.5-4.5G ED DX, Digital RAW, Hoya 67mm Cir Pol
- Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-27 7:02