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Old Apr 21, 2009, 2:42 PM   #1
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On my lunch at work today I was out looking for something to shoot.
Nothing really to get excited about but, I saw this old Valve out back and thought the flaking paint might make an interesting pic to play with.
Soooo,
here is what I've come up with so far.
the B&W was over processed for artistic value, whatever that means.:G
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 7:40 PM   #2
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Hello Goldwinger,

I love this . . . "Just for fun" . . .

The 1st shot is nice, but . . .

The B&W treatment really does add a lot of impact.

It just seems to scream . . . look at me, all the interesting detail.

And it does have a great atmosphere to it.

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Old Apr 21, 2009, 8:23 PM   #3
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Yes, the second one really makes you look at all the details.

Glad to know I'm not the only one taking photos just because..... :lol:

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Sorry. I seem to be bogged down here yet again. Happened last night, too.

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GW, I LOVE the detail on your valve, particularly the B&W version. I hope you don't mind my having a little fun with it. To me, it just begged to be the main focus in a rustic setting.

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I think that this is the one thing I seem to be missing lately - inspiration!

I really love the way you have found a great picture out of something you pass everyday, and managed to pass that on to the rest of us.

Thanks for sharing, and reminding us that exotic locations are not always necessary.



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Old Apr 22, 2009, 5:33 PM   #7
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GW, I LOVE the detail on your valve, particularly the B&W version. I hope you don't mind my having a little fun with it. To me, it just begged to be the main focus in a rustic setting.

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Hey Paul,
I don't mind a bit, in fact I really love what you did with it!
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 5:40 PM   #8
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Thanks Glen Patty & Dal,

I'm glad you guys liked it. After I posted it I was afraid folks would think it was silly or boring. Thanks for the encouragement.
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Never silly. The color one is a bit boring, but the B&W one is really interesting. Brings out the texture better. And it's great fun to make interesting pictures from ordinary subjects.
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Amazing how b&w brings out more detail, more interesting and a hint of nostalgia.
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