A day at the Beach (Vintage B&W)

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by WestOkid, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
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    This is a set from from my Florida visit. Some of you may recall some shots I posted from the trip. However, I never posted any of these shots. As you guys know I have been messing with DXO lately and loving it. Still in exploratory mode, but so I chose to put a twist on these beach photos. I applied a vintage B&W filter and no other post.

    16013305607_0cd873b95d_b. 20140822-DSC01630_DxO.jpg by garywalters154, on Flickr

    20140822-DSC01550_DxO-1.jpg by garywalters154, on Flickr

    20140822-DSC01604_DxO-1.jpg by garywalters154, on Flickr

    I met this guy (Kevin I recall) on the beach. Yes he is a beach bum, but I speak to anyone. He explained that if he was going to be a bum, there was no better place to be. So when things started going down hill, he made his way to Florida and has been there for years. His thoughts where beer, girls, bathing, shelter under the pier and beautiful sunrises. He ask me, "what NY bum could claim the same?"

    20140822-DSC01628_DxO-1.jpg by garywalters154, on Flickr
    20140822-DSC01610_DxO-1.jpg by garywalters154, on Flickr

    20140822-DSC01620_DxO.jpg by garywalters154, on Flickr

    20140823-DSC01926_DxO-1.jpg by garywalters154, on Flickr

    20140822-DSC01633-Edit-Edit_DxO.jpg by garywalters154, on Flickr
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
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    Nice photos Gary. I particulary like the last two and the close-up portrait of Kevin :thumbup:
    As far as the B&W filter, I doesn't look bad, but I don't know why but I personally prefer color for beach/sea photos ;)
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  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
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    I say keep on exploring, Gary! Those delight my eyes. :bravo-009:
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  4. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

    May 10, 2013
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    Yannis Marigo
    Very nice set.
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  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
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    Very nice, just love that last one.
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  6. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
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    Nice shots!
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  7. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

    Mar 2, 2014
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    David K Fonseca
    Nice job on these. I love the last 4. They really pay off the processing. Isn't the weather down here just fantastic ;)
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  8. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

    Feb 5, 2014
    All very nice. I like Kevin the bum. Beer, girls and beautiful sunrises, I'm strangely envious of him.
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  9. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

    May 5, 2014
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    Very nice, feels like I trip back in time.
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  10. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    Good stuff...last one is my overall favorite
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