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Phoenix

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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:
 

Travisennis

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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:
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.
 

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NEX 5N and Rokkor MC PG 50mm 1.4


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Khozema

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

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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:

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soundfanz

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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.

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NEX 5N and Rokkor MC PG 50mm 1.4

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Shutter speed: 1/4 sec
 

JimR

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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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