The Dungeon Stairs

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by entropic remnants, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
  2. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Really nice colours and detail in the texture in this photo.
     
  3. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Thanks. I made use of the Nik plug-ins and the "structure" effect on this.
     
  4. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    That reminds me, I bought the Nik suite a while back when there was that deal through Serious Compacts, I'm still too scared to play with it. It took me long enough to dig into Lightroom before that.

    But I've seen your other photos with the LX7, you definitely know what you're doing as a photographer.
     
  5. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

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    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    great detail and execution at low light with that small sensor john. just into a trial of the nik software myself and am amazed at how much it adds to LR--night and day.
     
  6. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    I don't need it for everything and I'm still at heart someone who goes for a realistic presentation -- but it's fun and I'm between "assignments" right now so it's fun to go back and try to make silk purses out of some of those sow's ears in my catalog, lol.

    You're very kind and thank you!

    Hey, it's absolutely a no brainer to use the Nik stuff at first. There are so many presets already in there you can have a lot of fun just trying them. And in Nik Color Efex Pro 4 you can add filters and "stack" them which is what I've done here. In addition I've adjusted the parameter sliders of the effects to taste. It's not much different than LR in some respects.

    When you right click and select "Edit In" you can choose the plug-in after first saying "Edit a copy with Lightroom adjustments" or just "Edit a copy". In either case, Lightroom creates a new TIFF from the original and puts it in the catalog and that's what you edit. Your original photo is still untouched that way and you just throw away the copy if you don't like it when you're done.

    Have fun and don't be afraid of it. It may or may not give you the results you'd like -- but they are fun to play with and in playing you may discover a look you'll want to use again.
     
  7. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Not too fond of this one John - Doesn't lead you down the stairs ie give a proper sense of depth

    Its always worth experimenting though & a lot of my shots I like were right offs originally

    on this one I'd try to get the detail of the stairs & stonework & tint it just the other side of black & white
     
  8. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Fair thoughts, ReD. Everyone has a vision and they don't always agree but certainly yours would look nice. I don't want too much detail in fact and the short poem I wrote for it pretty much says it: light is sucked away by this evil place and everything is a murky, dismal feeling space devoid of hope. You don't WANT to go down these stairs... you want to proceed no further...

    Cheery thought, yes? But that's what I'm after here.

    Thanks for sharing your vision though!
     
  9. kyteflyer

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    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    OOOOOOOOOOOOO... spooky!
     
  10. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Great composition. I'm assuming that you're at full wide-angle here?
     
  11. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Excellent shot!
     
  12. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Reminds me of video games I've played.
     
  13. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Absolutely as wide as i could get though I did end up cropping away a very boring outer wall on the left, lol.

    Thanks all!
     
  14. Neiltluck

    Neiltluck SC Regular

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    Apr 20, 2012
    Derbyshire, England
    Neil Luck
    Absolutely superb. Really floats my boat this kind of shot!

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