David Cooke  

The Wall by David Cooke

October 2018 - The Wall

October 2018 - David Cooke


About the Image(s)

This image was taken in December 2008 as part of my Royal Photographic Society Associateship submission. You can see my submission and the statement of Intent on my website at: http://bit.ly/DFCARPS

Post Capture manipulation consisted of a Photoshop Transform layer to straighten everything up, followed by a Dodge and Burn layer to adjust the lighting and a Clone layer to remove minor distractions. Levels and Curves layers were used to adjust the image to the way I wanted it and, finally, it was sharpened using the bypass filter.

Nikon D70, lens at 44 mm (35mm equivalent: 66 mm), ISO not recorded, f/11, 1/100 sec

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
David, I'm a big fan of your photography!

I went to the web site you mentioned and I love how you've captured the environment and spirit of the Church of St Thomas the Martyr. This month's image is a wonderful addition to that photographic study. However, to appreciate "The Wall" I needed to see it in the context of your other images. To me, it doesn't tell a story by itself.

Naturally, the colors and lighting on The Wall are beautiful... and the nicely located graffiti adds interest. And, as usual, your technical skills shine through brilliantly. As a side note, I could not detect a difference between your original and final submission. Did I miss something?

  Posted: 10/16/2018 08:03:10
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 6 & 11 & 18 & 53)
You're right about the original and result - they are, in fact, identical.   Posted: 10/25/2018 12:17:53

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
This is a very difficult subject and you have managed to make a very nice image by capturing some very good lighting; I notice that you have departed from your square cropping!?   Posted: 10/16/2018 11:45:51

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 6 & 11 & 18 & 53)
The shadows are the thing for me in this image. The larger shadow multiplies the edge, while the deeper shadow helps to define the same edge. The graffiti adds a further interest in contrasting a modern reference with something of seeming considerable age. A very interesting study, David! d:¬{D   Posted: 10/25/2018 12:22:42

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
(Group 22)
I was wondering if it was my eyes because both images looked the same to me as well. I like the texture in the walls and the coloring. Would be nice to see the actual original. :)   Posted: 10/27/2018 17:22:37

David Cooke   David Cooke
Here is the original as requested. I sent both this original and the final versions but, as you say, both the images posted are the same final image.

Sorry, I've not had chance, yet to comment on the work of others yet - I'll do my best to do so before the end of the month   Posted: 10/28/2018 11:32:38
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You have gotten your idea of the wall out to me and shows me how you have depicted the wall in your photo. The darken some of the wall adds some what of a mystery to it. The Graffiti also adds to the photo.   Posted: 10/28/2018 18:10:31