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A day out

 

Last Saturday was the annual "Friends of the Ferries" river and dock cruise, 5 hours on a Mersey Ferry up and down the river and around the docks, IT RAINED ALL DAY! The light was awful, it was dull and dreary just not the day to take photographs, but you do and then try to revive them a bit with the processing.

In Langton Dock was this impressive Victorian Structure, it is a Pumping station, originaly used to maintain the levels in the docks and work the adjacent dry docks. The original image was flat and grey, even HDR work did not improve it so the obvious thing to do was make it even worse.

A day out

 

Last Saturday was the annual "Friends of the Ferries" river and dock cruise, 5 hours on a Mersey Ferry up and down the river and around the docks, IT RAINED ALL DAY! The light was awful, it was dull and dreary just not the day to take photographs, but you do and then try to revive them a bit with the processing.

In Langton Dock was this impressive Victorian Structure, it is a Pumping station, originaly used to maintain the levels in the docks and work the adjacent dry docks. The original image was flat and grey, even HDR work did not improve it so the obvious thing to do was make it even worse.

comments (8)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 27 Jun 2008, 04:25
Another nice piece of texture work. I am taking notes over here smile
Les Auld: Thanks fr the comment Martin, a couple of textures applied to this.
It is hard to believe they could let this magnificent piece of architecture fall into such a desperate condition. Your gungy treatment certainly suites the occasion!

What a shame the weather was so bad, spoiling a great photo opportunity.
Les Auld: I suppose it is in the wrong place for anyone to be really interested in the building, I believe it is listed though. Thanks for the comment.
  • Paolo
  • Italy
  • 27 Jun 2008, 14:12
this is one of the few cases in which making a thing worse gives you a better result ;-)

good work, I like it
Les Auld: Thanks Paolo, appreciate the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • back in Amsterdam
  • 27 Jun 2008, 19:28
I am such a fan of texture work like this, Les, and am inspired every time you do it. Please don't ever stop! I totally agree with what Paolo wrote.
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, I will keep doing them and posting from time io time.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Jun 2008, 20:11
OK you have made it worse enough smile Excellent treat ment as well. What catches me eye most, is the abundant photo opportunties in this one building - take the row of round windows as an example.
Les Auld: You are right Louis, I would love to get closer but it is in a part of th docks that is difficult to access.
Now this is great! It could have been taken when Fox Talbot was but a lad! Love it Les
Les Auld: Not sure if I go back that far Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Gingeybaby
  • Indoors with a glass of wine
  • 27 Jun 2008, 21:00
Wow, it looks like an ancient pen and ink drawing. Well done.
Interesting finish and presentation to an interesting building Les. I wish I knew how you get these finishes to your pictures.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian,a few texture images, Photoshop layer blending modes and adjustment layers all go to producing the effect.

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