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Haytor Quarry, Dartmoor from 2010 revisited with SEP2

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by grebeman, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    It's another abysmal, dull grey and slightly damp day, so a revisit to some shots made in August 2010 at Haytor on Dartmoor using a GF1 and 15mm Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar. These were processed using Silver Efex Pro 2, although it's interesting to see how close the results are to those images I processed at the time using whatever means was built into the photo editor then in use (Bibble Pro 5 for raw conversion). I recall a rather windy day (some shelter in the quarry) with changing light conditions, fast changing cloud cover and the odd passing shower.

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    Barrie
     
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  2. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Great frames Barrie. The last one really floats my boat.
     
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  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Excellent tonality and detail - worth the revisit.
     
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  4. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    I like the last image best. The huge rock lunging up from the depths of the Earth ... good stuff Barrie.

    Gary

    PS- 80F yesterday dropping to the low 50's at night. Bright, warm and relatively cloudless.
    G
     
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  5. Xuereb

    Xuereb SC Veteran

    380
    Nov 5, 2010
    W. Australia
    Outstanding Barrie.
     
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  6. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Hmm, 34 deg F and the intermittent light drizzle has become heavier and continuous since I posted, oh and at 15:00 hours (sunset is 16:54 hours, what's that?) I'd have needed a light on to engage in that old fashioned activity of reading a book. That might be my last weather observation, all too depressing, for me that is :frown:

    Barrie
     
  7. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
    Nice stuff. I especially like the first and last. What Gary said about the last, and as for the first - kinda takes me back to some old B&W Western movies...
     
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  8. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    The second and the last are my favorites, but the whole series is very engaging. Nice work. Hope your weather improves soon. I'm in the sunbelt here in the U.S., and I still find winter depressing.
     
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  9. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Very nice Barrie. The second and third are my favorites, but it's a close call. Thank goodness there are no people in these shots! :biggrin:

    -Ray
     
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  10. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Well spotted Ray. I was with a group so for the first shot, and others taken at that time, I was able to ask them not to walk into the shot and they kindly waited for me. For the others I had no such control, so for some of them a long wait was required until I could achieve a people free shot. Rather late in life, but I'm beginning to think it would be easier for me if I liked people a little better :laugh1:

    Barrie
     
  11. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    LOL ... I like people, 90%+ of the stuff I shoot has people ... but I still get a bit 'edgy' while waiting for all the people to clear for the few shots where people become a pita.
     
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  12. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Thankfully it wasn't a bad place to chill out (have I ever used that phrase before?) and wait for the moment, for one or two shots that also combined with a shaft or two of sunlight, bonus :smile:

    Barrie