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Little Old Shack

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by claude, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    One of my few b&w attempts. I think it was taken with Pentax 100mm
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    John's Shack by claudeallaert, on Flickr

    Thanks for looking,
    Claude
     
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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    That's a great one, Claude. Kind of eerie and bucolic all at the same time. I like the subtle vignetting too.
     
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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    You should do B&W more often - that's an awesome shot :thumbup:
     
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  4. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    I like it!
     
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  5. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Wonderful claude!
     
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  6. dsiglin

    dsiglin TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 23, 2013
    Greenville, SC
    Like the others have said, this is a nice moody photo. Looks like you burned the sky a bit which was a good call. I wonder if the sky around the shed was lightened compared to the rest of the sky if it might help the shed pop a bit more.
     
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  7. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

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  8. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    I prefer the second one, mostly because I don't think the vignette added anything to the first one. :)
     
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  9. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    First one for me...
     
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  10. dsiglin

    dsiglin TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 23, 2013
    Greenville, SC
    Agree with Bimjo. I edited the second photo a bit to blend the burned sections. The harder edge around the lighter sky area was bothering me.

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  11. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Very dramatic. Nice work.
     
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  12. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    Thanks. I guess I need to work on my pp skills.
     
  13. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Not if the end result was what you wanted my friend. Bear in mind that I'm not particularly fond of most B&W shots because I think it's an affectation, like cartoonish HDR and fake miniatures. But that's just my opinion, worth what you paid for it. ;)

    Probably my real issue with the vignette in the first shot is that it wasn't evenly distributed in all 4 corners, thus I prefer the one without. Do one with the vignette even in all corners and I think it'll be better.

    And I'm sorry, I should have typed all this the first time. :)
     
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  14. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    When I post a pic here it's not so much for praise as it is for good opinions and suggestions. I like when someone gives me other ways of looking at a pic. It can only make me better. Thanks for all the input.
     
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  15. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    I agree with everything Bimjo wrote.

    The problem is that I still like the first version better.
     
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