Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 10th September, 2013)
Photo: John Barton (Canon 60D, 10-24mm lens, HDR effect.)
Super image John. Bold and dramatic. I like the HDR effect and the light and colour is lovely.
Brilliant pic John......the clouds are very ominous in the distance.....cheers!!!
Nice turbulent photo, the wheat has been threshed and gone and your left with bales of straw. Who's going to make the first move, into the valley of death rode the six hundred.
Now that is a fantastic photo.
Great shot John, but I'm only interested in wheat when it becomes Weetabix
Looks like a painting to me, John.
Can see two faces in the sky; can you Jean and Mick?
Ernest I can see one Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle on the left and skull under the 10th September.
And the blue sky could be a satellite view of the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.
WOW what a sky ... can't believe this is Billinge. My dad was born in Park Road in 1925.
I agree - wow!
This worries me - I can see the two faces, what have you done to me Ernest! It is interesting that you think it looks like a painting as - in a way - paintings were the first form of 'photos'.
A great photograph rich in colour. I love it
Somebodys pointed out to me that its not Wheat.
That is just beautiful John..a sight for sore eyes.
Yes Ernest I se them too.......
one word DOCTORED
Superb photo, nicest I've seen in a while. Well done.
Why can't we have straight genuine phots, instead of superimposed bluffs. If it was judged at a show, it would be glassed has a fake.
wcml please explain Doctored - in your eyes.
I love cloud pictures and take many myself (as an amateur just for my self) Sorry but I don`t like this one ,it doesnt look real and believe it or not Ernest I cannot see any faces......how about you Mick,?
Jean; They are on left hand side nearly half way up.
Thank you to those of you who commented because you liked the photo. I appreciate it.
Wcml, yes it is 'doctored', I applied an HDR treatment for effect, as stated above,my choice. Why are you upset?
Garry, I've not sent it in to be judged, just hopefully appreciated,and there is nothing superimposed or faked about it, the image is genuine in all aspects, nothing added or taken away. It's a poor state of affairs when someone wants to troll a photo page with insulting comments.
Well said John. This kind of developing of images has gone on for many many years in the darkroom using chemicals. Pictures have even been superimposed - Remember the famous faires picture. Photos are put on this sight - in whatever format - to be enjoyed. If someone has the artistic skill and talent to do otherwise with them - good on ya!!!
I am a descendant of william alker barton .
John this is my opinion, this is not insulting at all...it's just dosen't look real. take it on the chin, and don't spit your dummy out. Its boering when people say ...lovely, great, the best, speake your mind, this is what WW is all about.
That is exactly what I did Gary, IMHO it's a lovely shot.
Garry, calling a picture a 'superimposed bluff' or a 'fake' isn't an opinion, it's at worst an insult, or a best an uneducated guess.
I certainly don't find praise comments boring in the slightest and I am happy with criticism too, since I know I'm not an 'expert'. By all means speak your mind, but do it from a position of authority on a subject, or at least present a balanced view!!
ps no dummy spat out!
Jenny let me try and educate you, "the best for a while" you said. P-a-D is not a competion, it's about photos taken in and around Wigan...go and brew up.
Let the camera do the work, what you see, is what you get! (no tricks)
The only person to mention competitions and judging has been you Garry, and once again you are insulting people!
Aren't you glad no one has insulted your poor spelling skills!!
John, What you see is what you get.
john its a good photo but why doctor it.it is a lovely subject
Nicely done John. For my personal taste I'd have held it back a notch - but that's just my personal taste. It's a well executed and processed HDR/Tonemapped shot - and isn't claiming to be anything that it isn't. Let's have some more :)
It's over the top, Dave (Oy) knows all about doctoring shots to make them better. It needed more than a notch...why doctor them in the first place? Most shots on P-a-d are not tampers with.
Oh Dear Garry, I sense sour grapes here. What's up? Have you got something personal against John?Seems like it. And NO I don't need to be educated. Best PAD for a while. ;)
If I was touching it up I would have called in Straw and not Wheat mmmm
I was only joking when I said" Into the valley of death rode the six hundred" but it hs turned into a real battle!!!
Once again, in English, Mick? mmmm
No I don't know John, he's probably the nicest man you'll ever meet, it's the photo I have the problem with, that dosen't look real to me. However, its history now. I hope you made that brew, Jenny.
Another pic taking me back over 40yrs. My mates dad in the sixties whenever Cilla Black came on telly/radio he used to say she sounds like owd Alker's moo cow. Still think about you John R.I.P. Surprising what comes to mind after seeing pics on WW. (no offence Cilla)