BeakerSt

02 May 2007 461 views
 
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photoblog image Area 51

Area 51

No idea what this area is but it was just adjacent to the Melbourne Arena when I went to the Open...having said that I guess it would still be adjacent to the Melbourne Arena.


Area 51

No idea what this area is but it was just adjacent to the Melbourne Arena when I went to the Open...having said that I guess it would still be adjacent to the Melbourne Arena.


comments (8)

  • petra
  • 2 May 2007, 07:52
who cares where this is...it has repeating patterns!!!!
What more can one wish for.....?
Petra
BeakerSt: Thanks Petra.
  • mal
  • 2 May 2007, 08:12
Alien Autopsy tomorrow them Simon! I rather like this grainy feel to the image. mal
BeakerSt: Saw that at the weekend, amusing rather than great smile I'm having difficulty avoiding grain when converting to B&W with CS2. I need to read up on what's going on as the original appears clear and crisp. Ho hum.
  • petra
  • 2 May 2007, 09:18
"where" should be a "what"
(note to myself:
daily brain training to let it become faster then my fingers)grin
BeakerSt: lol smile
I like the play of horizontal versus vertical lines in this image. Well balanced.

How do you convert to b&w - there are several ways?
BeakerSt: Usually channel mixer to be able to tweak the tones a little. I usually only alter, levels then curves, bit of dodging and burning, then if changing to B&W I use channel mixer then despeckle and sometimes sharpen. Grain suddenly appears when I change it to B&W sad
  • Sheeplover
  • Pembrokeshire, S.W. Wales
  • 2 May 2007, 11:43
Love the grainy feel - adds to a sense that the shot was taken in the 60's...

BTW I believe that "just adjacent to the Melbourne Arena" is often a convention of upturned tables doing the dying fly... no, really...
BeakerSt: I thought it may be the Annual Window Cleaner Convention 2007?
Good balance between the horizontal and the vertical.
BeakerSt: I'm pleased you like it
  • urban8
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • 2 May 2007, 22:21
Lovely shot - I bet the impact of this in colour was minimal in comparison to the contrasts of the B&W.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 2 May 2007, 22:36
not sure what it is but very photogenic. might be a ground radar or something. i wonder whether it is the channel that you are using when you convert. you don't convert mainly on the blue channel do you. that will hold alot of that blotchy info. try a gradient map and see if you get the same graininess. i usually do a levels adjustment straight up but that is just my workflow. i would also try the duplicate the image, convert to grayscale, drag R G B channels from the colour image to the grayscale one and see if you still get the some problems. sometimes the type of sharpen will make the noise for me. Usually it is an unsharp mask after tweaking shadows and highlights/curves. The smart sharpen is a bit better i think and i am using that a bit more now. sorry for rambling hope something in that helps. nice shot though

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