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Be It Ever So Humble...

Be It Ever So Humble...
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Copyright: David Garrison (dgarr) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 28 W: 1 N: 85] (521)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 1997-10-12
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon FM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-01-26 9:37
Viewed: 1772
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a scan of a black and white print that I had hand colored using some Marshel Oil paints designed just for this purpose. It's much easier to do this in Photoshop, but this was done before I had Photoshop. After I took this picture on B&W film, I went back with a roll of color film in my camera and reshot this just to have a record of the colors to use when hand coloring this because I had that in mind even before seeing the printed photo. This hand colored B&W came out much better than the color film version, but I did my best to acurately represent the existing colors when doing this.

I have already been critiqued about the area seen through the opening in the door being blown out, but the was nothing but black on this part of the negative, so I am living with it that way. It was really dark inside here and very bright outside with the sun shining full on right there, so if I had exposed to get any detail outside of the door, the entire inside would be so underexposed that it would've printed entirely black.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To atarisphoto: Thanks Jeff...dgarr 1 01-26 23:43
To ballyna: Hi Nejat!dgarr 1 01-26 23:39
To brettf1: Hi Kevin...dgarr 1 01-26 23:35
To maleentjeh: 'it used to be done' before digital and photdgarr 1 01-26 23:31
To emanuela: The colors...dgarr 1 01-26 23:26
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great work, i think you mantged perfectly the color from your original b&w looks just very good

i have been waiting for this photo since i saw the external shot posted yesterday...you have done a wonderful job hand coloring this photo...i like your choice of colors and tones...as you have already pointed out the blown out door is slightly distracting but neccessary for this beautiful exposure...i like the glow around the door created by the light seeping in through the opening and cracks...great capture...peace***

Interesting picture. Thanks for the notes. I've always wanted to try hand coloring, but never have gotten around to it.

Hello David,

Great shot and thanks so much for the information on the process. I do not mind the blown our area, it does not take anything away from the details within IMHO. The door itself and the light work so well together...great mood. Nicely done David.

Peace and Love always!

Hi David,
I am impressed by your work, actually! the effect is so nice with tarnished looking colours now. I love the lighting, so moody! Do not worry about blown out part, you were right that it would have appeared too dark which would be a pitty, as the details around are so lovely to observe.
well done, compliments!

I like the mood, the colors and this light coming from the bottom of the door.

I think it is abandoned many years ago,and u did great PP work by coloring a B&W like this.really so much details in the compo,and good usage of light here.

Hi David, not only a great photograph, but your notes are really fantastic too. It is great for novices like me to read how 'it used to be done' before digital and photoshop.

GREAT work, and thank you so much !


Fantastic moody shot.your work with colors is great really!

  • jacojvr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 566 W: 154 N: 530] (4023)
  • [2006-05-15 2:08]

very good simplistic photo

love it

Really a great work

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