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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:04 pm 
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...or is it "Getting the hang of black and white"???
Well: Here are some of my and my wifes images that looked just more adequate in b&w. It concentrates on the pattern and silhouette/outline of things:

....#1="Path"..........................#2="Icy Bubbles".....................#3="Stripes"
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#4="Dead Wood"
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All blackened and whitened plus some heavy curves in postprocessing...
What do you think?
((you may also guess which ones are from my wife and which ones from me :twisted: ))

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More than adequate, Thomas. Nice work! 8)

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 Post subject: More than B&W
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Those are really beyond color.

Lines, shapes and lighting are sureal.

N°2 gave me a creative "headache"

If you have a dozen like that take the risk and send them to a contest.

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Thanks for the nice words. But
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N°2 gave me a creative "headache"
I hope it doesn't hurt?!

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1 & 3 stand out...... should be framed


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#1 and 4 are great.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:32 pm 
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Thomas wrote:
I hope it doesn't hurt?!


It happens sometimes. More than a hurt is a shame that makes me think that I have to move my butt and sharpen my sight to find images like yours and your wife's.

As soon as I receive my new 50mm I'll be on track again because I'll have to move to find a decent photo and not like I'm doing right now sitting on a chair with a wide zoom. Good bye comfort zone. :(

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#1's a cracker. Really good composition and suits b&w perfectly. Your wife's getting good :wink:

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Very nice! I'm learning to appreciate B&W more and more -- however, you really need an eye for light and form. Good shots :D

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As #1+#4 is from my wife: Greetings from her and she loves you all :lol:

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I like all of them but i think 1 and 4 are my fav. Nice job.

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They are great! #1 is very cool, almost fake. :wink:

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No one likes circles? I see that everyone likes lines, but what about No.2?

Please someone comment on why don't you find No.2 attractive... It's just curiosity since I find No.2 the most creative of the group.

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Thomas,

#1 Path is a prize winner. Your (or your wife's) black and white work is excellent. And btw - you've definitely got the hang of black and white. :D

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Carlos, good question!
Perhaps #2 stands out between the three other images that display trees, so it appears as sort of a mismatch.
At Flickr I got a fav and three comments for bubbles, but no comments or faves for #1. But #1 got the most views...
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Oh, and btw: lines are typical male, while circles are typical female. So perhaps that could explain voting :wink:

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