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

2 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

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


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