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New Jersey State House
  New Jersey State House
New Jersey State House
Shot yesterday, from the levee in Morrisville, PA.
There was not a single cloud in the sky, so picked some from my collection. Converted to b&w, dodged, burned, removed noise, sharpened. Original is below.
Raw, shutter priority.
F10, 1/400s, ISO: 100, 140 mm

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  NJ Statehouse
NJ Statehouse
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Michelle Alton
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    Here's the original raw image, converted to jpg and resized only.

9/1/2008 4:20:40 AM

Renata Gusciora
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Beautiful b&w image,Michelle!Wow,great work!

9/1/2008 4:23:27 AM

Hendrik Storme
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Great work indeed! Love that touch of color in this gorgeous image Michelle!!!

9/1/2008 4:36:37 AM

Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Yeah, the B&W looks great! Nice work!

9/1/2008 4:36:43 AM

Deb Koskovich
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Very skillful conversion to b&w, Michelle -- well done.

9/1/2008 4:43:13 AM

Doug Pignet
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Nice B&W Michelle,Doug

9/1/2008 4:47:49 AM

Lynne Morris
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Your ps work is outstanding Michelle, what a fantastic image!

9/1/2008 4:49:03 AM

Manuel Barrera
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The trees makes it so hard to get the perfect layer effect, excellent work, Michelle.

9/1/2008 5:12:44 AM

Dominick M. Dimacale
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WoW, this is really outstanding, Michelle, Great monotone and work!


9/1/2008 5:14:23 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Fantastic - This works so well in B&W!! Jeff

9/1/2008 5:15:13 AM

James W. Betts
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Very nice Michelle!!, like the B&W.


9/1/2008 5:20:21 AM

Paul E. Earl
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So beautiful. I love it in black and white!

9/1/2008 5:26:07 AM

Joy Rector
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great job, love this shot

9/1/2008 5:39:35 AM

Claudia Kuhn
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Looks great with the clouds Michelle, nice tones. I grew up in Nj and never have been to Trenton!

9/1/2008 6:19:27 AM

Mary Beth Aiello
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The addition of the clouds is perfect, MIchelle. Absolutely beautiful ... and fabulous work.

9/1/2008 6:51:52 AM

Derek D. Dafoe
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Nice work Michelle!! The final version is terrific!!

9/1/2008 7:20:01 AM

Alan L. Borror
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WOW!!! What a great B&W image, Michelle! This is great and a favorite.

9/1/2008 8:39:54 AM

Mike Clime
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Excellent conversion, Michelle! Love the lighting and the great clouds.

9/1/2008 8:56:07 AM

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Michelle you did a fantastic work with the sky and the BW convertion this is EXCELLENT!!!

9/1/2008 10:40:57 AM

Bill Knaps
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A most beautiful B & W capture Michelle. Wow....It has a silver glow to it. Great work too. Bill

9/1/2008 11:52:45 AM

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap
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Fantastic image & BW convertion Michelle! Wonderful.....

9/1/2008 12:28:11 PM

Brett Dolsen
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Wonderfull conversion, composition, framing,editing and great sky addition Michelle!!Brett

9/1/2008 12:47:23 PM

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Great work, Michelle. Much more impressive after the treatment.

9/1/2008 1:21:58 PM

Patrick Rouzes
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Phenomenal clarity, tones, detail, lighting, pov, reflections, mood & comp here,Michelle!!! INCREDIBLE work!!!

9/1/2008 5:56:19 PM

Pat Gamwell
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You transferred this into a work of art, Michelle! Exceptionally well done! WTG!

9/1/2008 6:52:51 PM

Kevin P. Kreischer
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Great job Michelle, very nice!

9/1/2008 6:55:11 PM

William C. Raco
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I love the work you did on this, Michelle
It has much more character and interest

9/1/2008 7:28:43 PM

Christian Rosito
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The way you treat your images is outstanding, gorgeous result again. Very nice Michelle!

9/1/2008 9:04:55 PM

Stefania Barbier
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this is gorgeous Michelle... tones are amazing!

9/2/2008 12:11:52 AM

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9/2/2008 1:49:02 AM

Avril Young
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Stunning, love the black and white one...excellent tones,reflection,light and composition..

9/2/2008 1:55:52 AM

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Superb editing Michelle!!! The sky certainly adds to the mood of this wonderful b&w!!

9/2/2008 2:37:04 AM

Joseph N. DiGilio
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This is outrageous, Michelle. I love the tones, light, detail and that sky is perfect for this image. Outstanding work.

9/2/2008 5:41:21 PM

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Very beautiful image, Michelle!

9/2/2008 11:13:40 PM

Cindy Bendush
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You've really worked your magic on this image Michelle! Fabulous!!!

9/4/2008 9:42:43 PM

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9/9/2008 6:36:34 PM

William C. Raco
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Congratulations on having this featured in the DD Newsletter, Michelle!

9/10/2008 3:10:12 AM

Deb Koskovich
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Congrats on your feature, Michelle!

9/10/2008 3:14:24 AM

Renee Doyle
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Congrats on your featured article Michelle!! Well done!

9/10/2008 4:32:41 AM

Lisa J. Boulden
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Such an amazing transformation!
Great work, Michelle!

9/10/2008 5:26:29 AM

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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your EFP, Michelle! 8o)

9/10/2008 5:27:41 AM

Michelle Alton
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Thanks everyone, for your very encouraging words! I'm so tickled.


9/10/2008 6:09:19 AM

Mitch Spence
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Really nice job, Michelle, and congratulations on your feature in the digital darkroom newsletter.

9/10/2008 8:34:25 AM

Bart Rademakers

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Though the image is quiet enjoyable, and I really admire the effort you've put into this, I have one point of criticism. It's light basics: the clouds obviously are lighted by the sun from the right, whereas the building's shadows prove the sun is at left...To my eyes this causes a kind of theatrical scenery mismatch.
You might consider mirroring the cloud part, since the building is known for it's solid position in the landscape..
Thank you anyway for sharing this image.

Bart R.

9/10/2008 1:51:53 PM

Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Michelle on being featured in the DD newsletter - this is BEAUTIFUL!!

9/10/2008 7:45:51 PM

Steve M. Harrington
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I did not notice the lighting direction. It looked rich and interesting to me. Nice work, Michelle.

9/11/2008 10:29:24 PM

Farhat Afza
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colors, tones and B/W EFFECT IS BEAUTIFUL...........

9/20/2008 3:09:49 PM

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