Over is epic... from the composition to processing.. outstanding in my eyes.. well done
You're on a roll, Mark Stark is a cracker, a perfect arrangement, well exposed and processed to show deep shadows and controlled highlights. Over is an original idea, well arranged with lovely tones in the liquid, and I like the cropped version just a tad more.
"Cracking" Over image Sir, really good idea, very creative, and well presented.
So on to week 5 and Age well I think 5 weeks in it doesn't seem right that I haven't yet used a picture of a Mini so it's time to put that right (aren't you a lucky lot?)
There's my 1 year old and nearly 19 year old! I've owned them both from new...
WEEK 5 AGE(ING) (10 of 20) by Mark Gameson, on Flickr
WEEK 5 AGE(ING) (2 of 20) by Mark Gameson, on Flickr
WEEK 5 AGE(ING) (9 of 20) by Mark Gameson, on Flickr
WEEK 5 AGE(ING) (20 of 20) by Mark Gameson, on Flickr
This is one I don't think quite work as the classic is too small in the picture
WEEK 5 AGE(ING) (1 of 20) by Mark Gameson, on Flickr
Some great shots Mark of your Mini`s love the old one and swear blind I`ve seen it at the Mini run to Brighton.
Cheers Dave I've only ever done the L2B in a MINI as I couldn't leave the classic on the tube station carpark without stressing out that it would get pinched while we were in London!
Great idea for the theme and some cool shots. Nice work
Great concept done very well
Amazing that you have had both cars since new. That is Mini adoration
Personally I'm not keen on the processing in the first so I'd go for the second as a pick but good story and nice comparison of the same marque at different ages.
Not keen on the first processing wise, thirds blurred but I do like the 4th one of the headlights
I like the processing on the 1st Image Mark, makes an interesting difference and shows how much you care about your cars, rather rare these days.
#4 for me, maybe in black and white.
Old Mini, new Mini, love it
really liking the processing in the main image, also like the old/new single headlights.
Cheers Ian I've got another 1 in the garage a 1969 MKII Mini that I've owned for 22 year now but its buried at the back of the garage!
Thanks Chris I wasn't (still not) sure about the processing either but thought I'd see what people thought
Thanks Allan I posted the wrong image for the third one and didn't realise until I'd posted it!
Thanks Pete one thing I've always done is looked after my cars something mom and dad drummed into me.
Thanks Dominic see my next post
Cheers David I had to get my brother to watch me forward to get the headlight image I know I could of got closer really but that was scary enough as I didn't want damage either of them!
A quick edit of No 4
WEEK 5 AGE(ING) (20 of 20) by Mark Gameson, on Flickr
The background is quite busy, but in the sepia version that does work! I also like the B&W edit of #4.
Thanks Bernd I want to take them both somewhere with a decent background once spring is here.
And on to week 6 Shrap
WEEK 6 SHARP (4 of 5) by Mark Gameson, on Flickr
I also took a few other options
WEEK 6 SHARP (2 of 5) by Mark Gameson, on Flickr
WEEK 6 SHARP (3 of 5) by Mark Gameson, on Flickr
WEEK 6 SHARP (5 of 5) by Mark Gameson, on Flickr
WEEK 6 SHARP (1 of 5) by Mark Gameson, on Flickr
I think the drawing pin image is a perfect shot. Bang on theme and great DOF
I like the original image. Nice to have the blunt pencil on the left, sharpening, then the sharpened on the right. Cool idea.
Yep, like the pencil image. Nicely shot.
Difficult to decide between the first three... I would say the first one of them, but I also like the pin, nice and sharp and very good DoF.
The pin for me not really keen on the pencils
Got to be the drawing pin for me Mark, great DOF and good colours in the BG while showing the sharp pin
All your Sharp images are right on theme Sir, with definately the drawing pin shot being the strongest contender for me.
A great selection of images and subjects for Sharp, Mark. The pencils are a good take on the theme and well laid out, but my favourite of the set is the drawing pin; it not only draws your eye straight to the sharp point but the colourful out of focus pins provide an attractive backdrop.
I prefer the Pin, your dof is very thin and on point. Just as it's something I want to try out I think you could have tried focus stacking just on thet first pin
The pencils look a bit one directional/flat, there is not elevation the those images.
The pin needles are good, but you left a stray branch partly on the left of the picture, if you crop it out you would have a nice clean image, which maybe better.
The pencils are a good idea but I'm going with the trend and picking the drawing pin
Thanks Ian I was going to use it as my main choice but thought it may have already been done although it appears not!!
Cheers Dave when I first laid the pins out there were lots with white heads so I changed them as I wanted them the stand out form the base and background
Thanks Andrea the pencils idea just sort of came to me I thought it was a little different but agree the pin image is a better image.
Thanks for your comments Pete I thnk your right with the pencils I may have been better getting the camera down more at the level of the pencils maybe one for a re-shoot at some point
The pencils ... difficult to choose ... #2 has the softest lighting and the cleanest shavings as the light comes from a different direction. More work needed.
I drawn to the drawing pin, it's well composed with the oof others behind. Of the pencil shots, it's the second one for me.
Age - I quite like the processing in #1. it has a bit of a stencil feel to it perhaps?
But #4 is the killer image for me. Less is more and you can't see that the wheels aren't minilites or steels.
Sharp - Blimey Mark, 5 offerings! #4 for me, it's Tack Sharp (groan). I like the way it pops from the background, which has some really great colours in it.
Aged - I think an image of just the original mini would have been better, used to have a few myself but my right foot and their engine size don't seem to work well together ... :laugh
Sharp - The pencil theme is spot on for me.
Thanks David studio lighting is something I'm only just getting into so lots to learn.