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This relic of a building is built into a rock face at the back of Stockport town centre, It's a very eerie place and has a very surreal feeling to it. Personaly I like the feeling of movement with the blur to the birds, though I am sure purists would say this lets the image down :O).

Flock

This relic of a building is built into a rock face at the back of Stockport town centre, It's a very eerie place and has a very surreal feeling to it. Personaly I like the feeling of movement with the blur to the birds, though I am sure purists would say this lets the image down :O).

comments (11)

  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 28 May 2009, 00:26
this one is not letting me down..so much so that it's an immediate likey. Love it! smile
Dominic Phillips: Thanks for the comments and the Likey Suzanne!
All your pictures are interesting--here, as elsewhere, you've really created a mood. Do you have a particular favorite technique in post-processing to get the eerie effect you like?
Dominic Phillips: Hi Josh, thanks for the comments - they are appreciated. With regards post-processing, I dunno really, I think I am drawn to dark and moody images - ones that tell a story or make people think. I think black and white or sepia convey this mood nicely. The PS tools I use are dodge, burn, levels, curves and clone to get rid of annoying items. I usually convert using channels and calculations method as I like the richness and depth this gives. Cheers, Dom
On the contrary, I prefer blursmile
Dominic Phillips: Great! Shall go for the blur more often! Cheers Nigel!
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 May 2009, 08:51
the blur is a definite plus point in my opinion - likeyed!
Dominic Phillips: Thanks Paul!
Vey nice. Just wonderful.
Dominic Phillips: Nice of you to comment Barack! Dom
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 28 May 2009, 15:45
hell with purists, Dominic, when we look at such delight.
Dominic Phillips: LOL, thanks VZ! I guess I have used the rule of thirds - may be some redeeming factor! LOL
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 28 May 2009, 20:32
l am no purist, great shot m8
Dominic Phillips: Cheers Zed!
On the contrary, lol, forget purists! Struck by twos - 2 window shapes, 2 birds roosting, 2 birds taken to flight...
  • Eliza
  • Tanzania
  • 22 Aug 2009, 10:04
enjoying looking through your archives, what a wonderfully haunting image, and the birds are perfect smile
Wonderful shot,Dominic,the birds make it for me.
  • Nancy
  • Germany
  • 24 Jun 2013, 10:35
Beautiful image. Gives hope.

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