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Old October 12th, 2014, 12:54 PM
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This is the mobile workplace of a potter we know. The picture was taken after the first clean-up at the end of the day.

I thought of b/w but decided against it as the colours are already subtle.




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Old October 13th, 2014, 09:01 PM
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This is the mobile workplace of a potter we know. The picture was taken after the first clean-up at the end of the day.

I thought of b/w but decided against it as the colours are already subtle.




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You are so right, Michael. Love the colors of that bowl - there but almost not!
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Old October 14th, 2014, 01:15 PM
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Maggie,

Thanks! Sometimes it is rewarding not to follow the usual processing decisions...

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Old October 15th, 2014, 10:48 AM
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This is the mobile workplace of a potter we know. The picture was taken after the first clean-up at the end of the day.

I thought of b/w but decided against it as the colours are already subtle.




Michael,


Your allowance for the pink is a great decision and adds much more dimension to what could have been merely a great B&W picture. This nuanced color brings us a some lyricism and relief from the strictness of monochrome.

Others, like Jim Collum, have taken to the extra step of adding a color version layer of pigment ink to a platinum print, to get such an effect.

You, however, are seeing ahead of time and managing to achieve this magic in a pure state, and in just one preconceived creative stroke. Kudos!

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Old October 17th, 2014, 08:46 AM
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Michael, I really like the interplay between the rich, subtle round shapes (the wheel and the bowl), the their stark, intersecting shadows.

Such a balanced, pleasant image. Pity the shadow didn't perfectly bisect the wheel!
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Old October 17th, 2014, 09:10 AM
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Great image benefiting from the subtle colors.

Duotone and this kind of subtlety enhances the gamut - correct me if I am saying something wrong - and returns a far pleasant look to the eye than the pure black and white.

I realized so reading / reviewing LensWork, looking at it+s images and testing over and over.

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Old October 17th, 2014, 01:03 PM
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Asher,

Thanks! This was one of the occasion 'just because it's there'. I thought of b/w for some time, but could not see how the picture would improve, so PP is minimal here.

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Old October 17th, 2014, 01:06 PM
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Dawid,

Thanks! I had the same thought, but on the other hand, too much symemtry might not have been better.
Moving the Wheel would have been possible, but this thing is heavy...

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Old October 17th, 2014, 01:07 PM
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Antonio,

Thanks! I considerd b/w as a little too strict and cold for this view. There was only minimal PP required.

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