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Risk of 'Madness'

Risk of  'Madness'
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Copyright: Steve Fry (suzley) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05
Categories: Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Lumix DMC G 3
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2013/03/01 'Madness' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-02-28 15:19
Viewed: 1570
Points: 26
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Risk of 'Madness'

I wasn't sure what to add to the theme this week, I had a few avenues to go down but found myself working on this image. On adding the blur at the point of the door, I found that it was having an adverse effect on my vision....the more i stared at it, the more the image started to pulse back and forth......am I going mad?

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2013-02-28 17:41]


I like your zoomed image focused on the arch door. I think the frame provides a fixed reference for the viewer with the zoom blur providing a sense of movement within that frame.

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2013-02-28 17:55]

Your mind is definitely focussed on the door Steve...
beyond that.....who knows???
Very effective processing, well done.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2013-02-28 18:31]

Hi Steve,
I like everything about this image except the color. I think you might have been better off leaving this one in B&W. The effect of filter would have been more pronounced that way.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2013-03-01 0:25]

Hi Steve,

Good entry in the madness Friday theme. Its only an optical illusion if anyone viewing this has vision problems. I like the sepia tint and the image is well composed. Excellent pp work to achieve this effect. Good graphism & tonal range. Tfs!

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 8] (10)
  • [2013-03-01 5:48]

Hi STeve,
I like this photo, even though I can't look at it for very long. I tried to think of it in B&W but not sure if it would be better.

  • tribord Gold Star Critiquer [C: 85 W: 91 N: 296] (895)
  • [2013-03-01 8:06]

Bonjour Steve,

For sure, a real risk of madness. Interesting to see the pp work 8radial blurr, if that is it), looks quite real actually. If you just move yourself back and forth, yes it will be dangerously pulsing!
Not totally agreeing with Sunil, the B/W would also work, but the sepia touch here works so well. Maybe you could have even insisted more on your vignetting here, fine but could be stronger for once.

Hi Steve,

A good contribution to the Friday's theme of "Madness", looking at the blurred scene after a while,it is affecting the way I see it. I agree with you, the image is moving. Have a nice day.


Hi,if you see it like that you are either going mad or moving really fast.It is a mad situation well shown.If you remember the past,things seem to go rather nuts,my memory is quite good too.All the best,Otto.

I don't know why but somehow this image reminds of the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Awesome contribution to Friday's theme, very original. This is one technique that I have yet to try, maybe soon. Well done, tfs.

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  • knle Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 31 W: 8 N: 2] (2)
  • [2013-03-01 10:32]

Hi Steve
One can't look at this picture for too long at a time or one would go mad! Great addition. ps. I like the color. tfs.

Hi Steve, you have created quite a stir with this picture; it reminds me of some of the tricks that film makers use on T.V. and in the movies to suggest a change in time etc.,
It is difficult to look at it for any length of time to be sure.
The distinctive building of Cotehele is nevertheless still recognisable!
Good use of sepia.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Boa noite Steve,
I enjoyed this composition that reveals a mature artist and master of the resources it uses to compose large and dense images.
It's a great job and very original entry.

Hi Steve, I have had a long day and right now I'm glad I havent just had a drink....Fiona

Hi Steve,

This is one of the least technique I use, but proven really effective. So for this shot, it does give you that feeling.

This a great image with excellent tone and depth!

Great work!


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