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photoblog image Stockport Steel Bench.

Stockport Steel Bench.

Down by the Mersey again just to the East of the centre of Stockport. Tried to do this with the 20-40 but it was tosh so tried it with the12-24. Part of this Urban theme park that the banks of the Mersey are being turned into.

PP: Duplicate layer, top layer ramped up the levels, layer mask added and the bottom layer punched through, Bottom layer lazy 's' curves  flattened and a levels check then a bit of sharpen. Bit of a crop  brhs.

Oh, thought that this might be something Kurt Geiger would have a sketch of.

Stockport Steel Bench.

Down by the Mersey again just to the East of the centre of Stockport. Tried to do this with the 20-40 but it was tosh so tried it with the12-24. Part of this Urban theme park that the banks of the Mersey are being turned into.

PP: Duplicate layer, top layer ramped up the levels, layer mask added and the bottom layer punched through, Bottom layer lazy 's' curves  flattened and a levels check then a bit of sharpen. Bit of a crop  brhs.

Oh, thought that this might be something Kurt Geiger would have a sketch of.

comments (18)

  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 22 Jun 2007, 00:22
Lovely crop and really nicely presented.
David Johnson: Cheers mate, part of my 're-visting places where my lenses couldn't capture what I saw ' remit. One of those footstamping moments where my bog standard 20-40 just wouldn't squeeze it all in. 12-24 glued on now!
I bet the designer/architect would be delighted with your interpretation, David- nice work!
David Johnson: View fom here is some bycycle stands and the path back to the pyramid roundabout. If you sit down you get no view of the river at all!!! Methinks that why some architect/ designers work for local authorities and visionaries work in private practice. (No offenece meant in that last statement to any architects reading this)
Urban millipede.........or something.
David Johnson: Can I have my furniture polish back.........
  • Suby
  • MK
  • 22 Jun 2007, 00:46
Yup definitely an urban millipede, lovely work

Suby
David Johnson: I thought Hi Tec slinky !
Wow! That is excellent - you lost me with the technical jargon, but I love the photograph, all the same. (:o)
David Johnson: Don't worry about the Jargon, its all a load of rubbish and I just put it on so it looks like I know what i'm talking about, I'll be found out one day, ta for the comment.
  • Richard Trim
  • 22 Jun 2007, 07:19
I'm blown away by this image....as is, seemingly, the backgound.
David Johnson: Now I was after a 'floaty effect'...honest, but there was a crappy flower/shrubbery in the background that just had to go!
  • Steve
  • 22 Jun 2007, 08:04
Sumptuous curve, great toning. I think it needs a frame tho' (which I can get by parking my mouse over it).
David Johnson: Thought it added to the 'weirdness' just being 'floaty' and unattached. But mouse parking works!
  • Lilith
  • watching spring
  • 22 Jun 2007, 08:37
Geiger, yes! needs a few more tubes and alien women for that final effect. Good one.
David Johnson: You've not been to Stockport lately then.....watched Alien on Film 4 again last night, I actually laughed when the little critter ran across the table after bursting out of John Hurt....it did look like a hand puppet....( I think Ive see Spaceballs and Muppets in Space too amny times)
Lovely curve , patterns , texture ..the lot.
David Johnson: Thanks for that and for spotting what I was trying to acheive.
Very nice abstract image, shows that pictures are to be made from most situations if you can find them.
John
David Johnson: You're right, its the looking before snapping that I find the most important thing.
Great shot (framing, light, etc) also because it suggests many other things than a steel bench... such as, in my mind, a particle accelerator, a bobsleigh track, etc

Regards, Laurence
David Johnson: From the mundane something else can spring, always pleased when different things can be seen in an image by different viewers. Thanks laurence.
Very impressive image.
David Johnson: Thanks, thought this might be the standout one from this weeks snapping.
  • Mal
  • 22 Jun 2007, 11:37
very very good work Mr! great capture of shape and form. mal
David Johnson: One of those I had to revisit with the 12-24, I knew the treatment it needed but my bog standard glass wasn't up to it. Ta for dropping by.
Excellent photo - Geiger is just right. Very inspirational too - I must try harder! Mike.
David Johnson: Get yourself onto Flickr and join us in all the Black and White Digi groups, you can pick up some tutorials that even I can do without going dhurrr too much
Great shot David - really like the curve.
David Johnson: Its just in such an odd place, maybe they've done some survey that shows we are all about to flock to the banks of the Mersey. But as a stand alone piece of street furniture it should be somewhere prominent.
Very well spotted!
David Johnson: Passed it once back in Feb and actually made a mental note to go back, not the most reliable way for me to get things done.
excellent abstract...love the sharpness of the image...
David Johnson: This new Tokina 12-24 is just, well awesome, as crispy as my Summicron f2 and most things are blob on at f5.6, turns the Fuji into a donkey of a point and shoot box.
Makes me think of all sorts of things besides a bench - I like Eddy's metal millipede suggestion. Makes me think of those bracelets men use to hold their shirt sleeves up or a funky children's slide.

Great b&w, great abstract, great urban image. Love the curves smile
David Johnson: Could be one of those things plumbers stick in tubes when bending or maybe that missing bit from that big particle accelarator, CERN I think its called, could go on but for me its late.

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