Helen Herbert, EPSA  


Shipping Brow by Helen Herbert, EPSA

April 2021 - Shipping Brow

April 2021 - Helen Herbert, EPSA

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About the Image(s)

This is a street in the town where I live leading to the harbour. Taken with my usual Nikon D200 and Nikon 24 m.m. lens f10-250th. sec.
This was converted to B/W in Raw and texture added to certain areas, ( paving blocks). In PS I used theTransform Tool to straighten up the image. In filters the Neural filter was used, which only affected the sky and brought in some Blue which needed desaturating. Don't really know what this pandemic has done to me but decided to go into Filters again and apply 'Find Edges' to emphasise the buildings, but masked the effect from the sky. Then I applied Levels to lighten the buildings up a bit.


6 comments posted




Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
I like all the textural pieces to this photo!! I like how the sky was rendered and now I have a reason to play with the neural filter in PS. You did a marvelous job of bringing out the building. Tones balance nicely! Well done!   Posted: 04/11/2021 15:02:45



Stuart Bacon   Stuart Bacon
So many of the English town names are unusual and must have a meaning behind them. Does Shipping Brow have something to do with shipping? I am glad to see a person in the scene as it is something to focus on whereas everything else is static. All the steps that you took did result in a good, clean, scene. My only question is a blue sky necessary? As I look at the scene the main interest are the buildings and the person so much of the sky could be cropped out and rendered as black and white.   Posted: 04/13/2021 08:26:06
Helen Herbert   Helen Herbert
Thank you for your comments Stuart. You are correct perhaps the sky should have been mono. I start thinking there are too many post processing methods that I think sometime we get (or I do) carried away with that are not necessary. You are also right in your assumption about Shipping Brow. It leads down to the docks where in ages past ships were built in Maryport and launched broadside because the river was narrow. If you Google 'Ships Built in Maryport' you will get a bit of the history and the names of the ships that were built. You are also right about the names in this country having a meaning. We have a Fletcher Street, Christian Street and Bounty Inn (which is alas now a Tesco Express Store), and perhaps more, and these are all related to Fletcher Christian of 'Mutiny on the Bounty' fame who came from this area. - Here endeth the lesson!!!   Posted: 04/13/2021 09:16:34
Helen Herbert   Helen Herbert
Thank you for your comments Stuart. You are correct perhaps the sky should have been mono. I start thinking there are too many post processing methods that I think sometime we get (or I do) carried away with that are not necessary. You are also right in your assumption about Shipping Brow. It leads down to the docks where in ages past ships were built in Maryport and launched broadside because the river was narrow. If you Google 'Ships Built in Maryport' you will get a bit of the history and the names of the ships that were built. You are also right about the names in this country having a meaning. We have a Fletcher Street, Christian Street and Bounty Inn (which is alas now a Tesco Express Store), and perhaps more, and these are all related to Fletcher Christian of 'Mutiny on the Bounty' fame who came from this area. - Here endeth the lesson!!!   Posted: 04/13/2021 09:16:35



Julie Walker   Julie Walker
For me too the lockdown has provided an opportunity for experimentation but mainly with my colour work rather than IR. Your work on this image has turned it from what might have been a fairly ordinary scene to one that is more interesting and your use of "find edges" has resulted in a very crisp image. It is a shame that it is almost impossible nowadays to take a street scene without cars but I imagine there were far fewer than normal on this occasion. The blue doesn't bother me but I don't think you need quite so much sky so I'd be inclined to turn this in to a letter box.   Posted: 04/15/2021 05:26:56



Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
What an interesting town you live in. I like the perspecitive you chose for this scene, partiularly the textues in the pavement in the foreground, and the way the street curves upward leading my eye smoothly into the scene, The blue sky works for me, although, I can see it bgeing very effective in monochrome as well. You have inspired me to get back into my town and capture some more images. We do not always have to travel to get great images.   Posted: 04/16/2021 08:09:45



 

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