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B&W Aridity

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by SpaceManSpiff, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    I have had fun experimenting with B&W lately. Any C&C are appreciated!


    grassy_2track_BW-L.jpg

    DSC03083-L.jpg

    windmill_BW-L.jpg

    Shot with the kit lens.
     
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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Like the last one.
     
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  3. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Like the first one, the luminosity in the sky is beautiful.
     
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  4. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 19, 2013
    Wisconsin, USA
    Suzanne
    Love all three!
     
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  5. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Yeah, that's the one that grabs my eyes. Love the composition and the light. :thumbup:
     
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  6. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Jeff
    No complaints from this desert rat! Way to rock the kit lens!! :D
     
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  7. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    Thanks Dave. The sky in this shot was crazy, it had a sense of depth and motion in it. Sort of like a giant paper airplane that was partially unfolded and stuck up there.

    @ Ad and Woods: Yeah, this one is my pick of the litter too. This is going to be the picture that drives me to shoot RAW because the color version that was the next shot I took is 'compositionally challenged' :doh: and this one I monkeyed with it in iPhoto as far as I could take it and then did some curve adjustments in Pixelmator.

    Thanks Jeff! These pics were a result of a focused effort to see what the kit lens really could do. Since I got the NEX6, I liked the versatility and OSS of the kit lens, but found it pretty soft at wider apertures and distorted at the wide end. After reading Woods recommendation in another thread https://www.talkemount.com/showthread.php?t=5809 I gave the kit lens another go using smaller apertures and was surprised with the results.
     
  8. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    All great but for me #3 works best :)
     
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  9. Mattithjah

    Mattithjah TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 17, 2013
    Czech Republic
    Matěj
    ...little grayish (2nd the most) for my taste, but nice otherwise.
     
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  10. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    I hear you Matti...the sky is very muted in that one, occupies a lot of the frame and isn't as interesting.