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  • Ray
  • Not United States
  • 26 Jul 2016, 01:24
Circa 1908...

Gorgeous stuff, Chris.
Chris: Having employed the full alchemy of photo-alteration as espoused by W J Phillips (no relation) I announce myself relieved that this image is at least useable rather than the load of rubbish it once was..
  • Martine
  • France
  • 26 Jul 2016, 05:08
Très joli ce traitement sépia.
Chris: It looks better in sepia Martine, that way the image seems timeless
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 26 Jul 2016, 06:34
Always a good place for a picture. I do like the treatment
Chris: I gave it the full Droitwich twiddle treatment Lisl by covering the image in a delicate mixture of whitewash and gravy browning before an hour's cooking in the oven at 150C
Your sepia wash has worked well here young Tiffo
Chris: And I have just explained to Lisl how I managed to achieve this
When I think about that house there Tiff, I do think it quite remarkable that they were able to undermine it in such a way without causing it to collapse.
Chris: If you and I had built it another scenario would probably have occurred Chad
Or going under? But I don't believe your recipe - this was clearly roasted at no more than 25C
Chris: I am little more than a humble disciple in the league of twiddlers Tom
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Jul 2016, 09:38
Lol at your comment to Lisl - I believe you and the image has the charm of old, good days.
Chris: I am obliged to you Philine
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Jul 2016, 10:47
I was walking under this very tunnel just the other day. Good job I didn't realise it was a time machine! The Droitwich treatment brings new meaning to the term 'salt print'. Very fine.
Chris: Thank you Mike tone mapping and reducing colour to b&w then sepia brings out details which would otherwise be overlooked
I think the haziness in the air is palpable here.
Chris: Thank you Mary
Foundations, what foundations ?
Chris: Err..good question
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Jul 2016, 15:14
Just like one of those old postcards Chris - very effective treatment.
Chris: Thank you Anne. This is miles better than the original, which isn't saying much really..
I like this shot, what brand of gravy browning did you use?
Chris: Pricerite
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Jul 2016, 16:25
All very pleasant. I wonder if the house was there before the canal or vice versa? The figure even looks like a period piece.

Weather dependent, I will be passing this way on my bike at some point (hence me enquiring about your location this week)
Chris: I am in Cornwall with Pauline until Thursday then out on Friday. Home all weekend and (from memory) Tue-Thurs next week
Fine sepia!

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