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photoblog image Stourhead Revisited 3

Stourhead Revisited 3

Well you know what it looks like in colour

Stourhead Revisited 3

Well you know what it looks like in colour

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This is really well done, Bill; the B&W is the perfect fit for the image. It reminds me of the illustrations I used to see in historical textbooks.
Bill Phillips: I did try and give it a touch of the lithograph look
It's wonderful in black & white!
Bill Phillips: Thank you Elizabeth. I'm pleased you like it
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Oct 2011, 06:17
Hahaha...this picture starts wonderfully at the top with those Blackdog quality clouds. Then nice trees, dark bridge, then I think there's some water, umm..
Bill Phillips: My monitor must be a lot brighter than some as the picture isn't dark to me at all
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Oct 2011, 07:03
Oh yes, my Palladian bridge - even in B&W looking beautiful- but a bit too dark, sorry.
Bill Phillips: The bridge is lovely. This picture isn't dark on my screen but I was looking at my picture yesterday on a monitor at the office and I could barely see anything. I guess monitors vary
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Oct 2011, 07:31
Well, I've never seen it quite like this before
Bill Phillips: Well now you have gringringrin
I like this ... but where is the country yocal smoking his clay pipe as he pauses on the bridge.
Bill Phillips: Chris wasn't there
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Oct 2011, 07:52
First time I've seen in under the full moon, though wink
Bill Phillips: Now that would be an idea
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 26 Oct 2011, 08:17
A fine composition Bill and, I know you can't help yourself but, I think I would like this in technicolour. Dark as hell on my monitor - sorry.
Bill Phillips: i got bored with the colour ones and dumped the original one for today. It is interesting that this is very dark on your and some other's monitors. It isn't on mine. Mind yo I was in the office "working" yesterday and some of the pictures looked so dark. I could barely see mine yesterday on it!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Oct 2011, 09:11
Not dark at all, just perfectly exposed, brings out the light and shadow to a T. Often people don't have their monitors at the correct angle for viewing. Chad on the other hand needs a new monitor.
Bill Phillips: And he wanted it in colour! i did colour yesterday grin
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 26 Oct 2011, 11:07
Fab photo I like it very much
Bill Phillips: Cheers vintage. Pleased you like it
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Oct 2011, 12:28
My monitor is okay, Bill, only the meadow on the left looks rather dark whereas the Pantheon and the sky are rather bright- I like this picture, too, for it is Stourhead, my most beloved English garden as you know, and I own a lot of pictures of it and some books with old paintings, etchings .. In some way I could lecture about Stourhead...
Bill Phillips: That is the darkest part Philine so it sounds as if you are seeing it as intended smile
A fine landscape Bill with a good composition but sadly it is also dark on my monitor as well, although it does perk up a bit changing the background to white.
Bill Phillips: It just goes to show how much monitors must vary Brian
Very mean and moody Bill smile
Bill Phillips: Just like me gringringrin
Oh yes Bill. Nice to see it over on the dark side looking very ominous. Such a different atmosphere. I haven't visited here but will bear it in mind if I'm ever in the area.
Bill Phillips: Well worth a visit Janet
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Oct 2011, 18:42
This is a wonderful bridge Bill and the b/w is fine. Certainly not too dark - I don't know why everyone wants to see every detail in a picture. I think they are all mad and need to have their eyes tested (or possibly their brains rewired)!
Bill Phillips: HDR and topaz and huge raw files of bracketed exposures to give every detail. nothing wrong with that i have dabbled myself, but I find I like B&W with a good bit of black. i suppose ideally a good range from a solid black to a clean white with lots of shades in between. (Mind you i still enjoy taking choccie box pictures too)
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Oct 2011, 20:30
"There is nothing more pleasant to the eye," wrote Sir Francis Bacon, "than green grass kept finely shorn."
Bill Phillips: He had a point. Grass is often the canvas on which a garden is painted
Excellent treatment, Bill
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Tom
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Oct 2011, 20:54
I like it even more now, perfect for B/W with the bridge, excellent Bill smile
Bill Phillips: It is a very elegant bridge isn't it?

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