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    Please comment on this set of the Angel of the North
    many thanks...



    see my blog... http://www.rps.org/my-rps/portfolio
    and flickr page...http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianvickers/

  • #2
    Re: Angel

    I love the first, the silhouttes are epic and afford the viewer the sense of enormity.
    Blackadder: "Allow me to be the first to offer Dr. Johnson my most sincere contrafibularities! I am anaspeptic, frasmotic, even compunctuous to have caused him such pericombobulation."

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    • #3
      Re: Angel

      Originally posted by kidslateinlife View Post
      I love the first, the silhouttes are epic and afford the viewer the sense of enormity.
      Likewise. And the detail shots re good.
      Stephen

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      • #4
        Re: Angel

        1st one is brilliant..

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        • #5
          Re: Angel

          I can't say I am impressed with the Angel but your first shot in silhoutte puts it into proportion,

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          • #6
            Re: Angel

            Thanks Guys, of the whole set I thought the first one was the worst as a colour image, poor light due to very dull weather - but having turned it into mono its become the best!
            see my blog... http://www.rps.org/my-rps/portfolio
            and flickr page...http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianvickers/

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            • #7
              Re: Angel

              Brian - I hope I am not the odd man out here. I am afraid the first one doesn't do it for me,even as a silhouette. Sure the Angel against the people shows the scale within the picture however I would have preferred to have seen some contrast / definition in the shadows below the skyline.

              As for the other photos,I really do like what you have achieved,
              Benedict
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              People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel.

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              • #8
                Re: Angel

                The shots are great but the contraption itself is an eyesore !
                E3, HLD-4, ED 14-45, ED 40 - 150, ED 70 - 300, 35 Macro, Zuiko 50 -1:8, EC14, FL36, i-shoot remote trigger, RM-CB1, T20, Lightroom 5, Elements 9, Slik 800G Deluxe, Jessops MP223 Monopod, Tamrac Expedition 3, Tamrac System 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ians-piccys/. Twitter @ian_double_one

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                • #9
                  Re: Angel

                  Well being completely honest, any silhouette against a bald sky is never going to cut it even the angel of the north.

                  Out of the rest I prefer the second one, but anyone not familiar with this landmark will have no idea of the scale of it.

                  If you live near to it better to return when there is a more interesting sky, a evening sunset sky comes to mind. If not possible then dropping another sky in would do the trick, though I can already hear the gasps of the purist record photographers at this suggestion.
                  Regards Paul.
                  One day I hope to be the person my dogs think I am.

                  https://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_silk/

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                  • #10
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                    Brian I like your B&W shot. As Paul said it's difficult to get the scale of this until you are actually there. We visited last year and I got a few shots but felt it was difficult to get something different, hence I like your B&W version I didn't think of that. Here are a few of my attempts at it. Quirky angles first.








                    I should have given the chap in no3 a mac then it would have looked like he was flashing at her!
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                    • #11
                      Re: Angel

                      Phil,
                      you had better weather that day, really nice colours.
                      I will be visiting again during the year and intend to collect more images and try to find new angles.
                      Thanks for posting yours.
                      OlyPaul,
                      I dont like the idea of dropping in another sky, or doing layers...mainly because I'm too lazy. I went again the other day when it was raining, armed with ND grads and tripod but was beaten back by the rain - shouldn't be a problem when my E-M5 arrives being weather sealed!
                      thanks Guys.
                      see my blog... http://www.rps.org/my-rps/portfolio
                      and flickr page...http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianvickers/

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                      • #12
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                        I'm going to stick my neck out and say I actually like the soot and whitewash effect of the silhouette and bland sky, I realy don't want to see any detail in the hideous angel anyway. In fact, I'd be inclined to adjust levels to make the sky even whiter. I'd also crop a fair bit off the shapeless black mass at the bottom of the frame. The positioning of the four people really make the photograph for me. Here's my edit:-

                        John

                        "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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                        • #13
                          Re: Angel

                          Originally posted by brianvickers View Post
                          Phil,

                          OlyPaul,
                          I dont like the idea of dropping in another sky, or doing layers...mainly because I'm too lazy.
                          To lazy to spend 60 seconds in PS Brian?

                          That's how long it takes to open two images in Elements and drag the sky onto the Angel and change the blend mode of the sky in the layers pallet to "Darken", job done.

                          Regards Paul.
                          One day I hope to be the person my dogs think I am.

                          https://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_silk/

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                          • #14
                            Re: Angel

                            I liked the sillhouette ....but that looks like it could be fab
                            hearts at peace under an English heaven

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                            • #15
                              Re: Angel

                              Thanks Brian I'd have preferred a few clouds like Paul has added to yours. We were very lucky the sky stayed blue whilst we were there but half an hour down the road home it started to rain.
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