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ELECTRICAL panel - Friday Theme

ELECTRICAL panel - Friday Theme
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Copyright: Alain Thibodeau (Athila) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-23
Categories: Daily Life, Artwork, Experimental, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed], Portrait
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
Exposure: f/3.6
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2014/01/24 'Electrical' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-01-24 4:34
Viewed: 1028
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my contribution to the Friday Theme ELECTRICAL

As an engineer and a plant manager I have to work with mechanical and ELECTRICAL equipments. This is the distribution board for an Equipment called "Recorugator", you can see here different kinds of electrical components as fuses,transformers, contactors,etc.

Because there was only one top light that gave quite a lot of contrast, I braketed 3 shots to make an HDR treatment. Even with that treatment, the image had no PUNCH. So I cranked my HDR PP a bit far, to create a painterly effect as they call. It is between Natural and Grunje. I also pushed the saturation of RED, YELLOW and GREEN in the board for more impact.

I wanted to give my image more ENERGY, more ELECTRICITY. It has more visual impact even if rendering is exagerated compared to reallity.

This is a self portrait made with my Fuji FinePix on auto mode and on self timer. Thanks for viewing.


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  • swerM Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 32] (403)
  • [2014-01-24 6:25]

Hi Alain
There is a warm feeling of the electrical energy looking at this image. Your pp work is great. Excellent contribution to the theme.

Great job!This goes right to the heart of the matter,fantastic details.Friendly regards Ottp.

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  • leeno Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 41] (725)
  • [2014-01-24 8:49]

beautiful composition and well into the theme.
The lighting is very good

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2014-01-24 9:11]

Great, detailed shot, perfect quality, it fits perfectly the theme, very wel done

Bonjour Alain,

Ta participation va très bien avec le thème de ce vendredi. La prise de vue permet de voir avec précision les détails et les couleurs du panneau électrique et d'un auto-portrait de l'auteur. Bonne journée.


re salut Alain
Alors tu fais de la plongée dans les fils maintenant ?
C'est le genre de truc qui m'a toujours émerveillé , avec trois fils je me débrouille encore , quatre c'est ma limite; si j'essaie de me mettre au courant , je le prends dans les pattes
bon dimanche

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2014-01-24 20:47]


Très très belle iamge pour le thème sueprbe vue de cet électricien avec le casque devant le tableau électrique avec tous ces fils.
Bravo et amitié

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2014-01-24 20:49]

Greetings Alain ,you have certainly added electricity to your colours & it definitely has visual impact, an excellent choice for this weeks them, one small negative, you forgot to give TL a small smile :-)



Nice job of pumping up the electrical energy without overdoing it. Looks very attractive and is a nice contribution to theme.

Ciao Alain, beautiful portrait of man at work, lovely composition, good PP work, excellent clarity, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Alain, a theme that you can easily identify with today.
Your PP skills have worked a treat bringing out the bright colours of the special elements of the distribution board.
Good to see you in a self portrait alongside your work.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • knle Silver Star Critiquer [C: 31 W: 8 N: 2] (2)
  • [2014-01-26 5:15]

Hi Alain
I like the effect on your image. That "Recorugator" looks very complicated! Nice entry.

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  • canish (287)
  • [2014-01-27 0:07]

Hi Alain.
Looks like a lot of electricity in this cabinet.

Cheers Dave.

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