when your mind is not made up, it is cool to listen toThought I would give it a try as several had suggested it may work better.
Your conversion is technically ok but I have difficultiesPerhaps it's just MY conversion that doesn't work
Scott, I assure you any similarities you may see with Billy Currie's work are pure fluke. I didn't give any local attention to the steps other than perhaps a little contrast. The steps were wet from the receding tide and the light did the rest. Funnily, I actually added a little sharpening to the pier at the last minute. Thanks very much for your kind words. I'm just trying my hand at landscape but haven't had much chance to get out because of a bad back. Hope to get out a lot more soon, as I really enjoyed myself last time out.Didn't see the original colour version but struggle to see how it's better than this. It's superb.
You've processed this really well, especially around the steps leading in to the water. It's sort of similar to how Billy Currie processes, you haven't been on one of his workshops by chance?
If it was mine I'd be tempted to run a brush over the pier to reduce the sharpening just to softening it a little. There's a lot going on with tons of micro detail which is slightly at odds with the soft yet detailed steps and LE textured sky.
Edit: now seen the colour version, much prefer this.
You have my sympathies, back pain has seriously curtailed my photography this last 12-18 months. Wish I had an answer or advice but don't.I'm just trying my hand at landscape but haven't had much chance to get out because of a bad back. Hope to get out a lot more soon, as I really enjoyed myself last time out.
Absolutely. I don't remember a night where I slept more than 2-3 hours straight, and it catches up with you! I'll have a look for Billy's work, you've piqued my interest.it's the constant fatigue from sleep deprivation because of the pain.
Regards Billy's work, your steps, sky, tones and exposure are very reminiscent of his stuff.
Thanks. Don't know Kirkcudbright at all. Tend not to venture further south than Loch Tulla.We visit Kirkcudbright once or twice a year, so I imagine I may spend some time down near the water. I wonder if you're familiar with the location, as I see you have many fantastic images from around Scotland on your Flickr page.
Thank you sirI really like this rendition,
Yes, I'm also growing to appreciate both separately for what they are, especially when reinforced by all the kind comments on here. Thank you.This has a completely different atmosphere to the original, they may as well be considered as different shots.
I hugely appreciate your comments. In fact I've been overwhelmed by the totally unexpected level of positive feedback for what is essentially one of my first landscape images. I don't accept your assertion that it's perfect, but I do love that you love it.I'm a big fan of B&W and this is just perfect, I love it!