Discussion in 'Portrait' started by RAWFA, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. RAWFA

    RAWFA TalkEmount Veteran

    Dec 25, 2011
    I took these in the country about 1 hour and a half outside the City of Rio de Janeiro but still inside the state of Rio de Janeiro.
    I thought I´d mess around with grain for a change.
    All NEx-5N with a 35mm 1.7 and the zoom kit.

    Just for comparison I´ve posted the last picture in color to see which one you guys prefer.







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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
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    Nice ones, look like they are having fun.
  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
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    Phoenix Gonzales
    Very beautiful set RAWFA, I really like the composition and tones, and the grain certainly gives the image a very unique look. I actually prefer a bit of grain or noise in my photos.
  4. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    I really like pic 4 in B&W... the grain, the composition, and the subject seem to work so well together. It reminds me of a photo Robert Capa may have taken (I mean that as a compliment).

    With regards to the mother and child, I prefer the colour version (pic 6). I don't know why, but in the B&W version (pic 5) my eye is drawn to the bokeh patterns. Whereas in the colour version, my attention is immediately drawn to the mother's eyes and then the child's. Their gaze at a mysterious subject behind and beyond the photographer has a powerful effect, which to me is somewhat diminished in the B&W version.

    Lovin the grain!

  5. RAWFA

    RAWFA TalkEmount Veteran

    Dec 25, 2011
    Thanks, everybody.
  6. hodad66

    hodad66 Sony Guru

    Feb 8, 2012
    Indialantic, Fl
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    great work with the B&W and grain.... it's fun to see the versatility
    of this Sony system.
  7. soundfanz

    soundfanz TalkEmount Rookie

    Dec 30, 2011
    Nice pics, and I love the first one the most.
  8. jebuskrust

    jebuskrust TalkEmount Regular

    Sep 16, 2011
    Limassol, Cyprus
    I also love grain the black & whites..
  9. lapdog99

    lapdog99 TalkEmount Veteran

    Sep 3, 2011
    You have captured some wonderful moments in time, the kind that the boy in the photograph will look back on fondly.