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06-27-2009, 06:10 AM
Hi all have hard time trying to fig out what photo or photos to send in. Not to big into to black and white. So I never really look at them. What ones look good to you all. Cuz they all look pretty good to me.
I like all these so hard. Thanks all jay
07-08-2009, 06:10 AM
I love B&W's, the greatest things about them is you can capture shadows.
My favorites are 1 and 5.
Just for a little feedback; I think 2 would be even better is you put more of the sky. One 5 you might want to crop a bit, you have something on the top left corner .. and on 6 my eyes are having trouble knowing what to focus on.
But, I think you are def. on the right track ... can't wait to see what else you do.
07-08-2009, 01:45 PM
I'm also having a hard time with Lesson7 !!! :( Can't seem to find subjects that look good in B&W and trying to get highlights and lowlights ... not working very well right now!
You seem to be on the right track. My favorite is #4 .. seems like a very lonely, neglected old place. #6 seems a little washed out to me and #5 is a little too blotchy with the shade patches being so dark.
I had a difficult time with this one as well. I have not done much B/W work. In the end I wnet with this pic of a black cat that climbed onto a storage unit behind my office.
I took several pics, and in many of them the cat is so black it looks like it was faked with PS :)
07-09-2009, 03:02 AM
Yeah that cat does look cool.. The biggest thing I have with B&W is I don't know if its to dark or to light looking. To me I like when they look more darker.
The biggest thing I have with B&W is I don't know if its to dark or to light looking.
I think some of that is technical and some is just personal taste.
I like your first shot.
To me there seems to be too much dark shadow in the bottom of shot 2. The things that come to my mind are trying the same location at a different time of day might be better, or just moving a little closer.
I LOVE 3 and 4
5 is a good shot, IMO, but might have been better at a different time of day. The shadowing is cool, but maybe a little overdone at the time of day this shot was taken. Just MO.
6 is an interesting subject, but the lack of contrast makes the subject blend in too much for my eye.
I have been very, very heistant to offer any feedback, I am a BIG rookie. So, don't take anything I post too seriously. The only reason I offer feedback is that I know how frustrating it is to post something and not get any feedback at all.
In my cat pictures, I prefer the one with the cat on the right side, but it just doesn't look as "sharp" to me. Maybe I should have used spot metering rather than area metering (?). It might have been better if I had spot metered the light on the trees then reframed the shot. I dunno. I have asked my instructor for some feedback on that.
For the one with the cat on the left, I don't like the composition as much. I like the shadows in the leaves, but they seem to take attention away from the subject, the cat.
Oh well, 6 weeks ago I couldn't have imagined even thinking about such things :)
07-10-2009, 01:00 AM
No pro here to. Thanks for the feed back on the pics.. The only that I don't really like in my is #6. To much going on I wish the grass was not so high.
thanks again jay
After the BW lesson I have been playing around a bit.
This is a shot a took of my daughter and a couple of her friends playing "Charlie's Angels."
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