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Full Critique National Arboretum

Pete Larkin

Always on
Premium Member
Well, we were down thataway, so called in to see what it was about. Some very moving tributes and thought provoking sculptures/memorials. It's a massive area, and lots of birds, spiders etc, but I think they add to the melancholy and sadness of the place. For me, had to be mono, but I don't use it very often, so comments are welcome.

We will remeber them.jpg

Haunted.jpg

shot at dawn.jpg
 

-Oy-

Active Member
Nice shots - the mono works well. I went with 4 coaches full of veterans a few years back. As you say - it's a massive area!
 

ed taylor

Super Ed
Super Moderator
Nice photos you have there. Its a very poignant place to visit with plenty of photographic material
 

rebel06

Looking for a cause.
Moderator
I have been a few times now, you have caught the mood of the place very well with these mono images .. .
 

imagesBV

Active Member
Excellent work ! All very poignant . No 3 stands out for me.
As its full critique...I would add that the bright vertical in No 1 leaves me asking....I cant work out what it is and as an image it might be better removed - beyond my Lightroom skills I'm sure.
I've never been there and its not that far from me...so must make the effort.
Thanks for sharing these!
 

Pete Larkin

Always on
Premium Member
I have been a few times now, you have caught the mood of the place very well with these mono images .. .
Thank you Paul!
Excellent work ! All very poignant . No 3 stands out for me.
As its full critique...I would add that the bright vertical in No 1 leaves me asking....I cant work out what it is and as an image it might be better removed - beyond my Lightroom skills I'm sure.
I've never been there and its not that far from me...so must make the effort.
Thanks for sharing these!
Cheers iBV. I agree the vertical slash is off-putting, but it's an integral part of the sculpture: on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, the sunlight (if there is any) streams though that portal. It may look better if there were some sky above it (it's open at the top) - I'll have a little play with that.
All nice work Pete. What software did you do the processing?
Thanks Mike. They were processed in Lightroom and photoshop, with the first also going through Silver Efex
 
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