Mike Cowdrey, MPSA  


Boy and Bridge by Mike Cowdrey, MPSA

July 2021 - Boy and Bridge

July 2021 - Mike Cowdrey, MPSA

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About the Image(s)

I took grandson Toby,10 for an early morning walk along the
Nutbrook Trail in Derbyshire. This consists of a grassed over railway track which
was part of Dr Beeching's widespread closure of railway lines in 1963. It has
several bridges over it. I asked Toby to go ahead so that I could picture him under
one of them. (Original). I thought it would suit an antique treatment, which I carried
out in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2, Antique Plate 2. I gave it a frame from Nik Colour
Efex Pro 2, and did some final cloning and lighting adjustments. I was pleased
with the way that the vignetting seemed to follow the shape of the bridge.


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6 comments posted




David Blass   David Blass
Mike, the vintage treatment really works in this image. As interesting a structure as the bridge is, Toby's presence really adds an essential element to the composition.   Posted: 07/05/2021 07:09:42



Mark Southard   Mark Southard
A beautiful image and well executed! The black and white is perfect for the subject matter. Composition and vignetting is spot on !   Posted: 07/08/2021 13:29:02



Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
A wonderful image with a great conversion from color. It seems to me that the lower portion of the bridge, on both sides, are tilting inward so I straightened them. And, I also improved the boy's posture. And, finally I reversed the image, cropped some from the left side and added a little contrast.   Posted: 07/09/2021 07:53:42
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Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
I agree that it's better flipped. Interesting treatment as an alternative I should have cropped in a bit more but that personal.   Posted: 07/14/2021 05:06:34
Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
I agree that it's better flipped. Interesting treatment as an alternative I should have cropped in a bit more but that personal.   Posted: 07/14/2021 05:06:36



Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
The conversion to antique has been done well. Delicate tones and just a hint of softness adds to the aged feel. I was intrigued by your grandson who seems, to my eye, to be wearing a sailor suit which young boys might well have been dressed with in 1900.   Posted: 07/12/2021 09:30:14