Words/No Words: Black and White

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Travisennis, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Travisennis

    Travisennis TalkEmount Veteran

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/travisennis/6219000148/" title="DSC01175.jpg by travisennis, on Flickr">"426" height="640" alt="DSC01175.jpg"></a>
     
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Phoenix Gonzales
    Very nice dude, This is where I'm torn between worlds, between composition and content, between bokeh and sharpness. The image doesnt need bokeh as it's super sharp and the the subject might be a crossing guard and tracks but the composition is really good :cool:
     
  3. Travisennis

    Travisennis TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jasper, Indiana
    Thanks for your comments and I know exactly what you mean. I think I have had the same struggles you describe. I've gone through a phase were I was obsessed with bokeh. I looked to add bokeh in all of my images, because sometimes an image with excellent bokeh that really separates the subject from the background and makes it stand out can be a lovely image. But, I got so caught up in trying to take those kinds of images that I started to get images that I wasn't happy with. I was being very one-dimensional. Now, I'm trying something different by focusing on form and composition. It's also the reason I'm shooting in black and white now. It allows me to focus on shapes and light.

    It's all part of a process. I'm still learning and still trying to grow as a photographer. Eventually, I hope to get to a point where I'm not trying to create a certain kind of image, but using what I've learned to make the image I see before me.
     
  4. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

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    Puebla, Mexico
    signs and letters

     
  5. soundfanz

    soundfanz TalkEmount Rookie

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    NEX 5N and Rokkor MC PG 50mm 1.4


    sign.

    Wall.

    Window.
     
  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Phoenix Gonzales
    Nice set mate, I especially like the 3rd photo
     
  7. Khozema

    Khozema New to TalkEmount

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/57807682@N03/6694419613/" title="Nex3-00385-picsay_edit0 by k_nagdi, on Flickr"> 6694419613_fd088f71e9_b. "681" height="1024" alt="Nex3-00385-picsay_edit0"></a>
     
  8. soundfanz

    soundfanz TalkEmount Rookie

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    Not much activity here, not sure why?
    Anyway, I was playing vinyl and doodlin' on the guitar, and it inspired me to take this shot:

    junkieblues.
     
  9. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Phoenix Gonzales
    Nice tones and composition. Quite a moody shot
     
  10. amaesing

    amaesing TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk
     

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  11. soundfanz

    soundfanz TalkEmount Rookie

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    Haven't had much time lately to pick up a camera, what with work etc, but here is one i took a couple of days ago after installing a different cartridge on my tonearm.



    NEX 5N and Rokkor MC PG 50mm 1.4

    ISO 1600
    Exposure time: 0.2 sec
    Shutter speed: 1/4 sec
     
  12. JimR

    JimR TalkEmount Regular

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    I'll play. First image post here so hopefully I'm following the rules and the intent of this thread. These two are from my first outing with my new Sony NEX-C3. Basically just getting used to it. Both images were processed with NIK Silver Efex Pro 2.0. I like to add a lot of structure to my B&W images.

    Just an alley way in the city of Huntsville, TX. 1/60, f/20, ISO 500:
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    Outside the old city jail in Huntsville, TX. 1/125, f/11, ISO 200:
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  13. madmaxmedia

    madmaxmedia TalkEmount Regular

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    Lashes

    I absolutely love the 5N's new sensor and new JPEG processing, it makes even the kit zoom shine. Flickr compression a little less so, but that's okay-

    7049904459_cce02bbaa9_z.
    Lashes by Steve Lang, on Flickr
     
  14. madmaxmedia

    madmaxmedia TalkEmount Regular

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    And here's a Holga-fied one, I thought it fit the image:
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    DSC01759 by Steve Lang, on Flickr