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Fortunately, after worrying yesterday that I might not have anything to put up today, I managed to take three shots that I'm happy with that I'll put up over the next couple of days. I initially thought that I might use this one for this week's Photo Friday challenge – Landscape – but I have a much better one that I'll put up on Monday.

As for this shot: I didn't do too much too it other than increase the contrast and saturation, selectively sharpen areas of the fence wire, and selectively blur some of the digital noise in the foreground. I have tried to find ways to work with the noise in digital images, as film based photographers work with grain, but to date I haven't been all that successful, mostly because digital noise is mostly quite ugly. Actually, I suspect that this is probably something to do with having a Canon G5 as opposed to a DSLR; i.e. the sensor is much smaller and more prone to digital 'errors' of this type.

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comment by James at 12:19 AM (GMT) on 5 June, 2004

Very nice- love the contrast and how you've picked out the loop of wire on the left. Myself I've only just got hold of Photoshop, and I'm having to exercise a lot of restraint to stop myself over-editing photos!

comment by Keith at 01:42 AM (GMT) on 5 June, 2004

Digital noise sucks, DSLR or not. I use Grain Surgery to remove noise. I have tired to use their add grain feature to give my shots some attitude, nothing worthwhile for showing as of now.

comment by amanda at 02:34 AM (GMT) on 5 June, 2004

love the DOF and colours
menacing and almost inticing at the same time.

comment by ian at 04:14 AM (GMT) on 5 June, 2004

so nice. the blue/green/yellow gradation is like ice cream.

comment by Jeremy at 04:15 AM (GMT) on 5 June, 2004

Great stuff, I love the colors and the blurred background/sharp wire. I actually took a similar shot a few days ago with a chain and a field... same type of effect. I like yours better though =) nice job

comment by zx at 06:53 AM (GMT) on 5 June, 2004

Your photographs have been truly inspiring!

comment by Peter Crymble at 09:32 AM (GMT) on 5 June, 2004


Nice shot. I think you are like me...due to the UK weather, we tend to up the saturation in nearly all our photos. I'm guilty of over doing it but this one seems ok.

Great idea for a shot and nicely executed. A change of aperture or angle might have kept the fence in focus on the right - but thats the sort of thing you never notice until you get home...

comment by turnover at 03:00 PM (GMT) on 5 June, 2004

Beautiful colors and contrats ! Nice shot. Really nice :)

comment by jeff at 03:56 PM (GMT) on 5 June, 2004

N1. I like the detail on the left "knot" and the eye path the lines (foreground & background) make.

IMHO, digital noise sucks because it's chromatic. Check out the high ISO shots from Sigma's SD10 which uses one of those Foveon sensors and the noise is must more luminance based, which looks almost film-like. When I want noise, I get rid of it and add it back in with Photoshop. :)

comment by Joseph Holmes at 06:19 PM (GMT) on 5 June, 2004

Your work on the focus in this shot is beautiful.

comment by chris at 07:28 PM (GMT) on 5 June, 2004

This looks like a painting on the first view - great color combination.

comment by Jason Wall at 10:13 PM (GMT) on 5 June, 2004

Green, yellow, and blue... all mixed to perfection. You could steel those colors for some design.

comment by Tom B at 04:33 AM (GMT) on 6 June, 2004

I like that the composition has produced an image that is basic colors and shapes. Very nice.

comment by djn1 at 09:27 AM (GMT) on 6 June, 2004

Thanks everyone.

comment by hannah at 06:01 PM (GMT) on 8 June, 2004

thats one for me. different colours all spearated clearly from each other and straight lines!