Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Show your photos > Foto Fair

Foto Fair Post your photos for friendly, non-critical feedback. This is the place to show pictures if you aren't yet ready for full-blooded critique, or simply want to share an interesting picture with other e-group visitors.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 15th January 2012
Phill D's Avatar
Phill D Phill D is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 9,860
Thanks: 1,184
Thanked 1,422 Times in 1,312 Posts
Likes: 1,047
Liked 2,349 Times in 1,119 Posts
Frosty Mill

Got this mill shot fairly early yesterday. It was quite dark and pale from the frost so I boosted the colours and contrast a bit in the first one. Then tried a sepia effect.




Must go back with some decent sunshine.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 15th January 2012
PeterBirder's Avatar
PeterBirder PeterBirder is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: BRAINTREE ESSEX
Posts: 5,950
Thanks: 1,760
Thanked 1,024 Times in 854 Posts
Likes: 1,922
Liked 797 Times in 466 Posts
Re: Frosty Mill

Love the first one. Most unusual style of water mill, never seen one like that before.

Thanks for sharing.
__________________
Peter

she looked at me and said "It's official. I hate your camera. It's just so amazing and perfect I want one!"

E-M10 MK II, E-M5, E-PL1, E-PM2, mZ 12-50, mZ 14-42mm EZ, mZ 17mm f 1.8, mZ 25mm f1.8, mZ 45mm f1.8, mZ 75-300mm II.
OM1n, OM 50mm f1.8.
Oly Viewer3, Dxo Pro 11. FastStone.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 15th January 2012
cinders's Avatar
cinders cinders is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Cardiff
Posts: 882
Thanks: 138
Thanked 28 Times in 27 Posts
Likes: 296
Liked 47 Times in 16 Posts
Re: Frosty Mill

I really like both those!
__________________
Cindy

Cameras: EM1 MK2 and Mk1, E-620, E-410, Om4Ti
Lenses: 12-60, 50-200, Panny 100-400, 9-18, ZD 50mm, 14-54 Mk1, 70-300, 40-150, 14-42, OM 50mm F3.5 macro
Also: EC14, EX25, FS35, Vanguard tripod, and far too many bags!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"The air of heaven is that which flows between a horse's ears...."
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 15th January 2012
Floribunda
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Frosty Mill

What a lovely building. No1 for me.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 16th January 2012
sapper sapper is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Leigh on Sea, Essex
Posts: 5,015
Thanks: 186
Thanked 451 Times in 254 Posts
Likes: 406
Liked 948 Times in 364 Posts
Re: Frosty Mill

Like No 1 best.
__________________
Dave
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 16th January 2012
andym's Avatar
andym andym is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Epping Forest
Posts: 4,355
Thanks: 37
Thanked 346 Times in 258 Posts
Likes: 39
Liked 1,010 Times in 300 Posts
Re: Frosty Mill

I really like the sepia.

Well done.
__________________
All the best

Being left handed my brain sometimes works sdrawkcab

Andy

Lots of cameras and lenses.


My Flickr
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 16th January 2012
Ulfric M Douglas Ulfric M Douglas is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Northumberland
Posts: 2,894
Thanks: 263
Thanked 234 Times in 215 Posts
Likes: 128
Liked 172 Times in 119 Posts
Re: Frosty Mill

Great pictures, a really nice building!
At first I thought the sepia was overdone, now I like them both.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 16th January 2012
Zuiko's Avatar
Zuiko Zuiko is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Dunmow, Essex
Posts: 22,133
Thanks: 1,987
Thanked 3,165 Times in 2,473 Posts
Likes: 3,423
Liked 4,474 Times in 2,125 Posts
Re: Frosty Mill

What a fantastic location, and a superb composition by yourself, Phil. I think it lends itself to Sepia very well, although you might have overdone it just a tad. I'd like to see a more gentle sepia effect, I think it would be a winner!
__________________
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
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 16th January 2012
Bikie John's Avatar
Bikie John Bikie John is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Wessex
Posts: 3,975
Thanks: 187
Thanked 651 Times in 579 Posts
Likes: 502
Liked 729 Times in 487 Posts
Re: Frosty Mill

Both versions work well for me, but the feeling of coldness is lost in the sepia conversion.

Ciao ... John
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 16th January 2012
Zuiko's Avatar
Zuiko Zuiko is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Dunmow, Essex
Posts: 22,133
Thanks: 1,987
Thanked 3,165 Times in 2,473 Posts
Likes: 3,423
Liked 4,474 Times in 2,125 Posts
Re: Frosty Mill

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bikie John View Post
Both versions work well for me, but the feeling of coldness is lost in the sepia conversion.

Ciao ... John
That's true, it might also lend itself to a blue-toned B & W.
__________________
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
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 16th January 2012
Phill D's Avatar
Phill D Phill D is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 9,860
Thanks: 1,184
Thanked 1,422 Times in 1,312 Posts
Likes: 1,047
Liked 2,349 Times in 1,119 Posts
Re: Frosty Mill

Thanks everyone much appreciated. I wasn't sure about the sepia one at first either but it's grown on me and I've set it as my winter desktop for a bit. Only used Picassa I'm feeling lucky and the sepia conversion so I guess it's not suprising it looks a bit over done. It seems to have darkened the blacks too much. I'll have to have a play when time allows thanks for the suggestions. I agree the mill is quite a distinctive building. I'd known it was there for a while but just hadn't got around to seeking it out. It's only about 15 minutes drive from me and then an easy 15 minute walk so I'll definitely go back. I don't know anything about it so did a bit of googling and found this walk that has a reference to the mill.
http://mediafiles.thedms.co.uk/Publi...f/Trail_28.pdf

It looked shut up to me and I couldn't get close enough to look in the windows but maybe when the weather is warmer it might open?

Here's a bit more info from someone on flicker who had much greener shots than I did.
An old disused water-powered saw mill halfway between Osmaston and Shirley in the Derbyshire Dales. Built around 1845 by Henry Stevens of Derby, it is constructed from limestone with a stone slate roof and has a roof similar in style to a Swiss chalet. The building has been Grade II* listed since 1985 (as has the adjoining seasoning shed), and is now used for storage. Although the listing information claims the wheel is overshot, it is obviously breastshot. Osmaston Hall, the centre of the estate, was demolished in 1964
And a bit more info for the real anoracks.
This is a fine and interesting private site. The mill was converted to pump water for the estate using either the wheel or a Campbell gas engine. The plant survives in the building although the gas producer has gone. As I recall, there are several sets of pumps and a whole slew of gears.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 16th January 2012
Phill D's Avatar
Phill D Phill D is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 9,860
Thanks: 1,184
Thanked 1,422 Times in 1,312 Posts
Likes: 1,047
Liked 2,349 Times in 1,119 Posts
Re: Frosty Mill

And here's a slightly different view.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 17th January 2012
yorky's Avatar
yorky yorky is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Halifax. West Yorkshire
Posts: 1,451
Thanks: 200
Thanked 70 Times in 66 Posts
Likes: 89
Liked 43 Times in 34 Posts
Re: Frosty Mill

The picture really suits the sepia, its so in keeping with the age.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 17th January 2012
MotoCroz MotoCroz is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: St.Helens
Posts: 149
Thanks: 10
Thanked 15 Times in 11 Posts
Likes: 1
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Frosty Mill

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phill D View Post
Although the listing information claims the wheel is overshot, it is obviously breastshot. .[/I]
Overshot indeed its so obvious ???????????????? off to wiki.
ps I like the Sepia and thanks for the walk link always looking for new walks.
__________________
E-600
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 17th January 2012
MotoCroz MotoCroz is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: St.Helens
Posts: 149
Thanks: 10
Thanked 15 Times in 11 Posts
Likes: 1
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Frosty Mill

Well well You learn something everyday, a link for anybody interested.
http://www.whitemill.org/z0028.htm
__________________
E-600
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Frosty stuff Danny Foto Fair 0 27th December 2009 10:09 AM
Frosty pillar box sapper Foto Fair 2 10th January 2009 08:23 PM
Frosty pattern sapper Foto Fair 1 31st December 2008 09:20 PM
Frosty morning Gwyver Foto Fair 16 5th December 2008 08:17 AM
Frosty leaves Gwyver Foto Fair 1 3rd December 2008 09:42 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:06 AM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger