Moody landscapes

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Iansky, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Out again with the GF1+20mm today and these are the 3 images I like the most.



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  2. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Oh I love that first one!
    And I love the borders :)

    - Eliot
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  3. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK

    Thanks Eliot,

    I am glad you like the borders as many others have said they find them too distracting.

    I find these borders add impact to the dark contrasty image and help make them look weathered (no pun intended).
  4. ripleys baby

    ripleys baby Part time philistine

    Aug 10, 2011
    I like these borders too. I also think your forth bridge shot would benefit from a plain white border rather than the antique look. For me , I always saw the border first before the bridge.
    Forgive me. I also love the landscapes within the white borders.
    Excellent images as usual . Top shots .
    Thanks for posting .
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  5. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
    I like the first one. The other two don't do a lot for me, I guess I'm just missing the point :smile:.
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  6. NaturalWoman

    NaturalWoman Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 8, 2011
    new jersey
    gorgeous shots. the first one is perfect!
  7. DJSponge

    DJSponge Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 27, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    What was your PP technique for these? Silver EFX? How'd you do the borders?
  8. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    It may seem a bit odd that I say this. The moodiness depicted in those images is a rather refreshing departure from the deafening sea of stucco, palm trees, sunshine, and expensive European autos rampant in what is typical of Southern California.

    Borders are fine. I like #1.
  9. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Thanks for the great feedback folks.

    I decided a while back to shoot my current GF1 images on the 20mm and convert to B&W so it would add mood and atmosphere rather than have the colours draw the eye.

    Silver Efex Pro2 has an option for border types/toning/vignette that are all user changeable - a great software package.