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Uploaded: 01/18/13 9:01 PM GMT
Ste. Anne de Bellevue Lock #2
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Just couldn't have the Canadian Flag in B&W... so I made it Red&White! I also cropped the bottom to get a 16/9 image. The mess above is a bridge. Looking North along the canal! I chose to post this picture rather than another with similar work because this one had those boats adding to the image. Info on the Canal. I have worked on two thingies (Levels & Curves) regarding the image... to have the boats standout more in this picture. Oh... by the way... remember LynEve's B&W Wednesday Challenge!

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.Con_
01/18/13 9:02 PM GMT
I have copied/pasted the following comments (including those which brought me to adjusting the picture) from the first posting! Should anyone wish me to edit/delete his/her portion of the comments... just pm me!  ☺

+purmusic
17/01/13 17:11

Challenging shot, Con. Shooting from the shadows.. nicely done.

Can't fault you for leaving the red maple leaf, red.

However..


I am curious about an all B & W version.

Might be stating the obvious here, forging ahead.. if all B & W, think the boats would come to the forefront of your viewer's eyes more so.

And on that note..

Nicely composed, too.


Range of tonalities is good good.

Suggestion, though..

I was curious, so, I downloaded your photo here and tried an Exposure adjustment. Simply using the eyedropper tools for the blacks and whites.

End result? At least to my eyes and my monitor?

Really rich, deep blacks.. and a slight adjustment to the highlights made your image 'pop' and then some.

Then again, could be personal tastes, monitor, etc..

Allll that said..


Thanks for sharing this one with us. :o)
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.Con_
17/01/13 17:49

Thank-you Les! I will definitely be posting a revised version (and removing this one)... I have already played with the LEVELS and think I may have something close to what you saw in your work... thanks a big bunch! I guess I was just a tad thoughtless as to the levels of the image... I hope that won't happen again... but won't promise! ☺

... And now have played with CURVES and like the new image even more! Jan18/2013 ~ 10:00ish

By the way... shot taken with a Canon SD 950IS... automatic!

MGBWYA
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::tigger3
17/01/13 17:51

I think the selective coloring of the flag, worked out well, a nice, sharp/clear image. Tigs♥ =^..^=

Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
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.rvdb
18/01/13 8:32

Being a born Canadian myself Con can understand the love of the flag was born in Calgary lived there until I was 16 so still feel the the flag in my heart as for the picture good one Les was right about the levels but as always taste differs so will see what you do with it.

Rob

The reason why the sun sets in the evening is because it wants to see the sunrise in the morning. I rise in the morning because I want to see them both. RvdB
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MGBWYA
::tigger3
01/18/13 11:00 PM GMT
I'm not sure what you did, but I still like it, no editing on my first comment either. =^..^=tigs
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
.Eubeen
01/19/13 7:54 AM GMT
The darker blacks make quite the difference in the two versions. A good re-edit of the scene and nice perspective in the photo.
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.rvdb
01/19/13 5:39 PM GMT
Spot on Con A1 work.

Rob
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The reason why the sun sets in the evening is because it wants to see the sunrise in the morning. I rise in the morning because I want to see them both. RvdB
::stonewolff
03/02/13 7:45 AM GMT
An excellent and creative capture. I like your composition and the touch of added creativity with the flag. Very nice work my Friend!
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