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Old May 16, 2009, 8:13 AM   #1
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An old Abbey in Yorkshire, B/W conversion.
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Old May 16, 2009, 10:23 AM   #2
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Awesome pic Alex! Only thing it needs is your name on it!
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Old May 16, 2009, 12:44 PM   #3
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I love the sky in this

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Old May 16, 2009, 5:45 PM   #4
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This is a very nice shot, what process did you use to convert it to B&W?
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Old May 16, 2009, 6:28 PM   #5
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Very nice. Reminds me of Weathering Heights. It suits B&W nicely.
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WOW i love it alex ...... where abouts in yorkshire is this ? i bet the full size image is amazing would love to give it a go in HDR.
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Thanks everyone, wil its in Whitby north yorkshire, the conversion is my own, I use channels, masks, D& B, sometimes graident map channel mixer, and blend modes, it depends on how much detail is in the photo.
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....its in Whitby north yorkshire...
While the now ruined, bleak and windswept farmhouse of Top Withens, near Howarth, Yorkshire, home of the Brontes, was inspiration for Wuthering Heights, Bynx, what Alex hasn't told you is that this dramatic bleak and windswept setting, Whitby Abbey, probably in similar wuther, really was (allegedly) an inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. So Alex's pic & your interpretation were spot on...
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bram_Stoker#Writing )

I'm glad I had a nice sunny day when I last went. It's at the top of a gigantic steep flight of steps from the harbour.

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Old May 18, 2009, 2:03 PM   #9
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Love the B&W conversion and the tone of the image. Very well done. The only thing I don't like is the abbey is centered with a lot of dead space to the right. I think it might be a bit better with some of that space removed and the abbey pushed to the right of the frame a bit.
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As put above in many ways, very nice b&w conversion indeed my friend, which makes the beholder feel the kind of motion there emphasized by the backing clouds...
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