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alex james Apr 15, 2006 11:50 AM

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Took this photo about 4 hours ago in colour, changed it to b&w, used channel mixer.

These drams were the last two to be brought up the mine before it was closed in 1979. Views please.

Alex :cool:

JaviZ Apr 15, 2006 6:08 PM

I like ita lot, great angle!!! I think your BW version works great here. It looks like a really old picture of a mine.

kenmck15 Apr 15, 2006 6:36 PM

fantastic shot

love it, b&w conversion is a perfect match for this shot

well done


In search of Syd Apr 15, 2006 6:58 PM

My heart still goes out to those miners and their families. An historic time in our history and a tradgedy for our Welsh mining communities. These miners were the backbone of the country and a profession to be proud of.

Alex, this is ashot worthy to be placed in the history books.

johnsonM86 Apr 15, 2006 8:27 PM

awesome photo, the depth is reminiscent of film. very well done w/ the contrast and BW conversion. i'm a big fan of dark/burnt photos like this. great one!


alex james Apr 16, 2006 4:48 AM

thanks everyone glad you liked it.

Alex :?

frenchy Apr 17, 2006 10:29 AM

I'm a fan too. Good composition and long depth of field. BW is very good here.

E.S. Crawford Apr 17, 2006 12:39 PM

stunning composition, alex!

i am a fan of b&w images, but am very picky.

yours is the best i've seen on this forum (including my own, mind!)!


LBoy Apr 21, 2006 5:56 AM

I think this is very atmospheric. Technically its very good. Great B/W conversion, excellent exposure and good tonal range.

Particularly I like the focal length and angle you have selected which makes the composition very interesting.

SteveDak Apr 21, 2006 6:56 AM

Congrats Alex on a very thought provoking image - Really has impact and the B&W is perfect to the subject and very appropriate to the 'times'. This, IMO, is the best you've posted - well done. Nice & sharp as well.

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