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alex_t_king
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I've been meaning to take a shot of this building for weeks, glad to be able to post it here.

Copyright © 2004 Alex King.

Edited by alex_t_king on Feb 14, 2004 at 10:16 PM GMT (Reason: Removed CSS border from post HTML)



Feb 13, 2004 at 04:43 AM
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Whoa... amazing B&W conversion... assuming is wasn't actually film. Balance is very nice, lot's of shades and still very significant contrast. I like the off balance "feel" and the way the light shades balance the darks on the left. Did you test out different contrast, pre-conversion saturation and level adjustments? Or was this the "way it came out"? Either way, really great photo. -Scott


Feb 13, 2004 at 05:03 AM
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Thanks Scott. It was originally in color but I didn't do too much. I desaturated, brought the levels in a little on the sides to enhance the contrast, adjusted curves just a touch to bring out some of the details, duplicated the layer, added noise on the new layer to give it more of a 'filmy' feel, set the new layer at 60%, light sharpening on original layer and output.

Ok, when I write it all out it sounds like I did a lot to it.



Feb 13, 2004 at 05:41 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · #101: Downtown Hobbies


Looks like downtown Denver, seen that sign for years. Great picture!


Feb 14, 2004 at 06:19 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · #101: Downtown Hobbies


I love old signs, nice angle works well in B&W. Chris


Feb 14, 2004 at 08:14 AM
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I love your b/w conversion on this one. Nice job! Love your image as well and it reminds me of an old mom&pop hobby center where I live that recently closed. I'd been going there with my father since I was a kid, so it was sad to see it go. Good luck!


Feb 14, 2004 at 03:24 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · #101: Downtown Hobbies


Wow. Stunning. Urban blight does make for great photos. Killer bw conversion too. Props.



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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · #101: Downtown Hobbies


I really do like this. One of those signs that implies so VERY much more than it is and leads you on a mental journey. A really great entry!


Feb 15, 2004 at 01:26 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · #101: Downtown Hobbies


Funny......what hobbies could possibly go on around here. I like how you have captured this. Lots of character and nice tones


Feb 15, 2004 at 09:26 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · #101: Downtown Hobbies


Thanks for the kind words all - yes, this is in downtown Denver.


Feb 16, 2004 at 12:30 AM
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Very nice B&W. Good luck!


Feb 16, 2004 at 01:34 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · #101: Downtown Hobbies


Alex, great image.

Personally I think it conveys a tremendous amount of emotion. I love hobby shops and they denote fun, Trains, RC cars, planes, boats and so many other great past times. But your image does a great job of showing what has happened to so many small town hobby shops. Sad.

Good job !

Lee



Feb 16, 2004 at 05:12 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · #101: Downtown Hobbies


Very well done! I know I've seen this place, but can't recall what part of Denver. Streets?

I like it a lot.



Feb 17, 2004 at 02:17 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · #101: Downtown Hobbies


It's on the corner of 15th and a few streets north of Tremont. There's a parking lot in front of it that seems to always be full; I had to use the wide angle lens.


Feb 17, 2004 at 07:54 AM





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