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Title: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Clive on April 30, 2013, 03:54:34 PM
There has been discussion about a black and white thread here at DD.

So I'll start this off.

Let's see your black and white photos.

(http://ftp.shaw.ca/cwrbc-lot-users/goose1027.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Gordon McGeachie on April 30, 2013, 05:02:15 PM
and here is a recent one from me.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8381/8681877031_b360cc55f1_b.jpg)

would you like the camera settings listed too?, if so.

Tamron 17-50 f2.8 on the A700 at 1/2000; ƒ/2.8; ISO200; 50mm


Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: sparkie1263 on May 01, 2013, 12:01:40 AM
Old Cemetery in town.

Frank




(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4025/4312843774_44b45660df.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Bluebear on May 09, 2013, 06:21:23 PM
Great to have a mono thread, as I'm a big fan!  Here are a few of mine:

1940's singers at a recent airshow.  A77 + 135STF

(http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk61/Bluebear365/Singers_zpsa8ceba95.jpg)

On a Caribbean island, the name of which escapes me momentarily!  January 2013.   A77 + 18-135 & heavily cropped

(http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk61/Bluebear365/Concentration_zps427af6af.jpg)

This was on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle, February this year.  Also A77 + 18-135

(http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk61/Bluebear365/Rain-Rain-Rain_zps64834d90.jpg)

And one from 2011 at the Addo Elephant Park in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.  A700 + 70-300 G

(http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk61/Bluebear365/After-the-Mud-Bath-bd_zps0d502f09.jpg)


Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: pointblank on May 15, 2013, 02:19:21 PM
(http://s10.postimg.org/os4hohe1l/Scan_100404_00012.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

Taken in a small village in the Saudi desert, Minolta TC-1
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Clive on May 22, 2013, 12:44:06 PM
Some great shots here folks. Keep 'em coming.

Clive
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Maxx-7D on May 22, 2013, 11:45:45 PM
Converted with Silver Efex

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3782/8783847579_2b6df87bc5_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxx-7d/8783847579/)
Rusty Faucets  B&W (http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxx-7d/8783847579/) by fbergman (http://www.flickr.com/people/maxx-7d/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: chappo1 on May 23, 2013, 05:35:07 AM
Nice DOF in the weather vane Clive and love the taps Fred...john
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: rannari on May 25, 2013, 07:34:47 PM
Some shots from last few months ...

(http://kurt.galleria.fi/kuvat/Mustavalko+-+black+and+white/130428_03944.jpg/_medium.jpg)

(http://kurt.galleria.fi/kuvat/Mustavalko+-+black+and+white/130507_04145.jpg/_medium.jpg)

(http://kurt.galleria.fi/kuvat/Mustavalko+-+black+and+white/130505_04020.jpg/_medium.jpg)

(http://kurt.galleria.fi/kuvat/Mustavalko+-+black+and+white/130327_02919.jpg/_medium.jpg)


and one taken two years ago in Sarek mountain area, Sweden

(http://kurt.galleria.fi/kuvat/Mustavalko+-+black+and+white/110830_15189_HDR.jpg/_medium.jpg)


Cheers,

kurt
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: rannari on May 25, 2013, 09:25:10 PM
Love this thread!! It was a time to put this on. Thanks Clive.

kurt
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Maxx-7D on May 25, 2013, 10:53:35 PM
These are really beautiful Kurt. The first and last are my favorites.
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: chappo1 on May 26, 2013, 01:16:05 AM
I really like the tree roots Kurt...john
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: REX (aka TG) on May 26, 2013, 08:46:42 PM
Great thread with great with great entries. Time also for me to collect my best and post :)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: rannari on June 02, 2013, 08:11:41 PM
Couple from last weeks ...

(http://kurt.galleria.fi/kuvat/Mustavalko+-+black+and+white/130518_04406.jpg/_medium.jpg)

(http://kurt.galleria.fi/kuvat/Mustavalko+-+black+and+white/_DSC4496.jpg/_medium.jpg)


Regards,

kurt
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Clive on June 08, 2013, 07:58:28 PM
Really like the tree roots Kurt. Interesting shot of the lichen too.

I was walking yesterday and saw this old tree bleached by the sun. It is probably a limber pine or white pine with gnarly branches created by wind.

(http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/b/6/8/301738/treebw3886-0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Clive on June 09, 2013, 05:38:24 AM
The dark hills in the back were under cloud shade and the foreground green hill was under sunshine. I darkened the dark hills for contrast.

(http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/b/6/8/301738/hillsbw3898800-0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: rannari on June 09, 2013, 09:25:36 AM
Nice ones Clive. Love the hills. Great tones and lines. Brilliant.

kurt
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Maxx-7D on June 12, 2013, 02:19:24 AM
Very nice Clive and Rannari. Some great conversions. The toning on the lichen is fantastic. And then the old tree Clive, I have a thing for knarly dead trees, so I love this, nice lighting. (I am not sure why :) )
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Maxx-7D on June 12, 2013, 02:20:58 AM
A Turtle family(or just some friends hanging out)  getting some sun:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7387/9021580426_b79ace03ee_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxx-7d/9021580426/)
The Family B&W (http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxx-7d/9021580426/) by fbergman (http://www.flickr.com/people/maxx-7d/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Stef. on June 14, 2013, 01:10:26 AM
I love b+w shots and do them regularly.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7243/7304286178_420d41a226_c.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7104/6887463340_6369cee615_c.jpg)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5178/5494892907_1761f27628_o.jpg)

Stef.
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Maxx-7D on June 14, 2013, 02:17:06 AM
Wow. I think the second one is my favorite, just love the tones and the light, although the 3rd one with the reflections and the leading lines of the mountains is great as well. Hope you will post more.
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: rannari on June 16, 2013, 05:49:40 PM
Lovely family shot Maxx-7D. Amazing that the turtles are gathered in a order of size :D

Stef, lovely shots!

kurt
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: rannari on June 16, 2013, 06:14:27 PM

(http://kurt.galleria.fi/kuvat/Mustavalko+-+black+and+white/130608_04754.jpg/_medium.jpg)

Cheers,

kurt
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Maxx-7D on June 16, 2013, 11:58:14 PM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5346/9062857594_35d671219e_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxx-7d/9062857594/)
Fingers (http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxx-7d/9062857594/) by fbergman (http://www.flickr.com/people/maxx-7d/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Clive on June 17, 2013, 02:30:58 PM
Keep 'em coming folks. Fun thread. Realy enjoying many of these.

Kurt, I forgot to comment on "Sarek mountain area, Sweden" .. love this photo.

Clive
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: mission1968 on June 17, 2013, 09:59:27 PM
One from sunday...

Peter

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3785/9069032653_ba9933cf2c_z.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: rannari on June 17, 2013, 10:29:27 PM
Very nice Peter. Great eyes and expression ...

kurt
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Maxx-7D on June 17, 2013, 10:59:38 PM
I like that a lot Peter. Very nice.


This has definitely become one of my favorite threads here.
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Stef. on June 17, 2013, 11:23:26 PM
Great portrait Peter!
Stef.
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Clive on June 18, 2013, 06:18:05 AM
Sorry...been away. Will catch up with ITS comments in a day or two.

BIG storm passed over this evening. Heavy rain and hail...no damage in town. This is what it looked like about 45 minutes to one hour later as it headed east of town. Click small images to see 1500-pixel versions. Multi-shot panos.

(http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/2/d/8/63987/stormpanobw8004766-0.jpg) (http://ftp.shaw.ca/cwrbc-lot-users/storm4766.jpg)

(http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/2/d/8/63987/stormpano800bw4830-0.jpg) (http://ftp.shaw.ca/cwrbc-lot-users/storm4830.jpg)

Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Maxx-7D on June 18, 2013, 10:45:06 AM
Wow Clive, those are fantastic. Quite a storm. Very nice pano's.
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: mission1968 on June 18, 2013, 07:05:38 PM
Great clive  lots of drama .

peter
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: mission1968 on June 18, 2013, 07:06:13 PM
Another edit

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5324/9078874526_0182095f20_z.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3760/9077240851_082305e244_z.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Clive on June 22, 2013, 05:32:22 PM
Faux HDR horses

(http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/2/d/8/63987/horsesbwfauxhdr8004989-0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: wildieswife on June 25, 2013, 12:07:38 AM
Some epic conversions here! Especially the storm clouds.

Pat
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Maxx-7D on July 02, 2013, 10:21:38 AM
Morning Fog

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o752/cfbergman/Blue%20Ridge%20Parkway/_DSC2913-Edit_zps48019b6e.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/cfbergman/media/Blue%20Ridge%20Parkway/_DSC2913-Edit_zps48019b6e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: chappo1 on July 06, 2013, 01:07:59 AM
Not sure about other countries but here in Melbourne the real estate sales folk would advertise this as a "Renovator's Delight".
It was nice to see that the fly screens over the louvre windows were intact though !
It was taken at Point Nepean- the old quarantine station.
 .......john


(http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac328/chappo/_DSC7953comp_zps395158ec.jpg) (http://s912.photobucket.com/user/chappo/media/_DSC7953comp_zps395158ec.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: rannari on July 07, 2013, 09:26:35 PM

So common, but so interesting shapes ...

(http://kurt.galleria.fi/kuvat/Mustavalko+-+black+and+white/130706_04987.jpg/_medium.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: chappo1 on July 07, 2013, 11:23:41 PM
This works really well in mono Kurt and the lighting is superb....john
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Maxx-7D on July 19, 2013, 03:17:41 AM
Logan

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o752/cfbergman/Critters%20and%20Such/DSC01009-Edit_zpsc525a763.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/cfbergman/media/Critters%20and%20Such/DSC01009-Edit_zpsc525a763.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: wildieswife on July 22, 2013, 03:11:32 PM
I don't often do the B/W thing but thought these might suit a conversion.

On of the local pubs is being knocked down. There are so many in the village and this one is non central and so was not frequented enough.

Since the non-smoking laws and the recession most pubs are struggling. We rarely 'went to the pub' and go even less now.  In facte rarely drink as it's very expensive.

However..............this poor pub was the one I met Mr W in - or to be more precise the place where I first 'allowed' him to 'court me' 15 1/2 years ago ;) We were married withing 4 months!

I digress - this is what remained of the pub this weekend and today it is mostly rubble.

BTW - I've enjoyed looking at all your images!

These images are stitches as I had to reach right over the wire fences that enclose the demolition site. That moveable live view screen is very handy ;)


(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3678/9340307969_0af0ea9f74_o.jpg)


(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2816/9343095626_98124fc959_o.jpg)


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7364/9340307317_f285c1d1af_o.jpg)


(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3716/9343094994_cd8c49310f_o.jpg)


Pat
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: chappo1 on July 23, 2013, 01:46:29 AM
Mono suits this sort of image Pat.  I hope you can salvage a souvenir brick as a momento...john
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Maxx-7D on July 23, 2013, 01:56:41 AM
Sad to see a place with such significance to you go. Though in the third photo I do love the "To Let" sign hanging on the remaining wall. Very nice conversions.
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: retoohs on July 24, 2013, 01:16:12 AM
Not sure about other countries but here in Melbourne the real estate sales folk would advertise this as a "Renovator's Delight".
It was nice to see that the fly screens over the louvre windows were intact though !
It was taken at Point Nepean- the old quarantine station.
 .......john


(http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac328/chappo/_DSC7953comp_zps395158ec.jpg) (http://s912.photobucket.com/user/chappo/media/_DSC7953comp_zps395158ec.jpg.html)

or first home buyers bargain. Nice pic
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: REX (aka TG) on July 24, 2013, 12:57:52 PM
Here also my first set

(http://imageshack.us/a/img845/1944/dsc04681i.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img10/3075/dsc00370uz.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img849/6259/dsc01437u.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img37/1986/dsc04377c.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: retoohs on July 24, 2013, 01:28:16 PM
Nice set, I love the Hippo
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Clive on July 26, 2013, 05:41:16 AM
Some neat photos here gang.

OldClicker...love the xpression.

Clive
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: retoohs on July 26, 2013, 10:11:55 PM


(http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag92/retoohs/DSC05629_zps492965f2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: wildieswife on July 27, 2013, 11:43:06 PM
Some neat photos here gang.

OldClicker...love the xpression.

Clive

Ditto!  The expression on the cyclist and the way the DOF highlights it is great.

Not to exclude the others, of course :)

It's good to think what may look good as a B/W conversion and something I don't think about/do too often. I suppose in the days of B/W film we thought more about exposure and impact?


Pat
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Clive on July 31, 2013, 04:20:59 AM
Goose feather on the pond this evening...back lit on 'dark' water.

(http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/2/d/8/63987/featherbw7007970b-0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Clive on July 31, 2013, 04:40:40 AM
Clouds two years ago ...

(http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/2/d/8/63987/chinookclouds3203-0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: rannari on August 05, 2013, 12:02:19 AM
(http://kurt.galleria.fi/kuvat/Mustavalko+-+black+and+white/130804_05936.jpg/_medium.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: rannari on August 09, 2013, 07:14:57 PM
(http://kurt.galleria.fi/kuvat/Mustavalko+-+black+and+white/130804_05967.jpg/_medium.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: chappo1 on August 10, 2013, 12:37:24 AM
Both intriguing Kurt.  Can you tell us a little about them....john
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: rannari on August 10, 2013, 09:19:17 AM
Thanks John!

The first one is a sort of flower 'Echinops exaltatus' (don't know the name in english), which has a perfect circle structure. Some white vignetting and touch of sepia ...

The second one was taken at the river where was hundreds of water striders (correct?) and the sun was reflecting nicely from water surface. Added some 'softness' ...

Both with 135mm STF.

kurt
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: rannari on August 10, 2013, 09:23:54 AM
So many great shots to look ... John, Pat, retoohs, Oldclicker, wildieswife, Rex, Maxx-7D, Clive ...

Keep them coming :)

kurt
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: wildieswife on August 13, 2013, 10:39:47 PM
Rannari - We call the last one a 'pond skater'. That's a brilliant view of one.
Cracking shots - all of them since I last visited!

Pat
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: rannari on August 15, 2013, 05:43:15 AM
We call the last one a 'pond skater'.

Thanks Pat. Very descriptive name :)

kurt
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: wildieswife on August 18, 2013, 01:03:09 PM
On Kurt/Rannari's suggestion  I converted my grass image with a bit of a crop -

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2828/9538066504_806ec64de4_o.jpg)


Pat

PS - KURT - the 'Echinops exaltatus' is the globe thistle here.
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: wildieswife on August 18, 2013, 10:15:20 PM
Easby Abbey  - North Yorkshire. The remains of one of Henry VIII's 'dissolution of the monasteries' victims when he fell out with the Catholic church and wanted to divorce his first wife.
As far as 'ordinary people' were concerned it was a bad move - the monasteries used to be hospitals and a refuge for the poor.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5348/9541774984_52b56c8cd0_o.jpg)


Pat
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: rannari on August 19, 2013, 05:07:35 PM
Great light and shades in Eastby Abbey. Well lit windows are spot on.

Grass is better this way ... :)

kurt
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: rannari on November 17, 2013, 02:17:30 PM
Riverside few days ago ...

(http://kurt.galleria.fi/kuvat/Mustavalko+-+black+and+white/131103_07298_mod.jpg/_medium.jpg)

Woods ...
(http://kurt.galleria.fi/kuvat/Mustavalko+-+black+and+white/131024_07109.jpg/_medium.jpg)


(http://kurt.galleria.fi/kuvat/Mustavalko+-+black+and+white/_DSC2679.jpg/_medium.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: rannari on December 01, 2013, 12:31:01 PM
(http://kurt.galleria.fi/kuvat/Mustavalko+-+black+and+white/130908_06443.jpg/_medium.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: REX (aka TG) on December 01, 2013, 05:28:26 PM
Excellent Kurt, bravo :)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: SoulSurferC6 on December 28, 2013, 09:47:51 PM
I am loving B&W more and more with my a7r. I've posted these links in the NEX section so here they are again from our recent trip to NYC.

(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s240/SilverSurferC6/BonnieatStPatricks_zps7b93f6d1.jpg) (http://s154.photobucket.com/user/SilverSurferC6/media/BonnieatStPatricks_zps7b93f6d1.jpg.html)

(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s240/SilverSurferC6/ConeyIslandDog_zps6700f7cf.jpg) (http://s154.photobucket.com/user/SilverSurferC6/media/ConeyIslandDog_zps6700f7cf.jpg.html)

(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s240/SilverSurferC6/ConeyIslandBoardwalk1_zpsfe8ae13c.jpg) (http://s154.photobucket.com/user/SilverSurferC6/media/ConeyIslandBoardwalk1_zpsfe8ae13c.jpg.html)

(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s240/SilverSurferC6/NYCSubway_zps418c350b.jpg) (http://s154.photobucket.com/user/SilverSurferC6/media/NYCSubway_zps418c350b.jpg.html)

(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s240/SilverSurferC6/NYCSubwayExpress_zps5ec6e4c1.jpg) (http://s154.photobucket.com/user/SilverSurferC6/media/NYCSubwayExpress_zps5ec6e4c1.jpg.html)

(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s240/SilverSurferC6/GrandCentralStation_zpsc7894e3a.jpg) (http://s154.photobucket.com/user/SilverSurferC6/media/GrandCentralStation_zpsc7894e3a.jpg.html)

(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s240/SilverSurferC6/ConeyIslandBoardwalk2_zpsa2aecc7d.jpg) (http://s154.photobucket.com/user/SilverSurferC6/media/ConeyIslandBoardwalk2_zpsa2aecc7d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Marked on September 06, 2015, 08:54:11 AM
Some great stuff here but no one has posted for a while, I thought I'd have a go at a re-boot

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w79/mcanexed/DSC02908_zpsesdb5rlt.jpg)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w79/mcanexed/DSC01114crop_zpsgoxp6dqv.jpg)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w79/mcanexed/DSC06982_zpsegwsiqrq.jpg)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w79/mcanexed/DSC00189_zpsevxkdrww.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: AScot on September 06, 2015, 06:32:42 PM
I like the first as the bride and groom are well posed, unfortunately the background is not really conducive to making a good wedding photo. So the second or last it must be. The last has difficult lighting, so you did well to capture it as you did. All are very good actually.
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: chappo1 on September 07, 2015, 12:02:36 AM
I agree with Charles's comments but second one for me.  My only niggle is the end of the glass panel on the right- the line is distracting. You cannot crop it though (unless you move the coffee cup a little :grin: )

john
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Marked on September 10, 2015, 11:18:54 AM
thanks AScot and chappo1, 'appreciate the feedback, the bride in the first shot is my daughter, (proud dad alert) I caught this while photographer was setting up his shot, I don't know how his turned out because my daughter only showed us the ones that she liked, AScot, I cannot tell a lie, I used a fair bit of creative dodging and burning to help out the difficult lighting in the last one ;) I was tempted to leave the superman symbol in colour but not really fussed on that effect, and that coffee cup :( what can I say :)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Marked on September 27, 2015, 12:56:41 AM
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w79/mcanexed/DSC04701_zps1g5w9cnc.jpg)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w79/mcanexed/DSC04673_zpsvci26es6.jpg)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w79/mcanexed/DSC06644_zpsochgz7qv.jpg)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w79/mcanexed/DSC07723_zpskz4fowhc.jpg)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w79/mcanexed/DSC07676_zps07gvgnoj.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: chappo1 on September 27, 2015, 01:56:52 AM

First one- Almost too much to look at here.
To me there are two images here crop to just above the arch and have the juxtaposition of trees and buildings plus then crop just above the top of the bridge and put a person/dog/ just beyond the arch.

second one
Nice use of light and shade- good use of mono

Third one
I can see what you are trying to achieve with blend of new and old but for me the curved one is too dominant.

4- I like it lots.  Best one and the solitary figure conveys loneliness to me

5 would be better if the figure was closer in the foreground but otherwise well seen

john
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Marked on September 27, 2015, 02:05:19 AM
thanks John, it's nice to hear how another photographer sees your work, the forth image was captured through a bus window, he looked just as lonely in real life.

cheers, Mark
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Chris82 on September 27, 2015, 01:23:42 PM
# 4 & 5 are very nice images and i agree entirely with what John has said about them.
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: REX (aka TG) on October 01, 2015, 08:12:27 PM
4th & 5th(5th my favorite) also for me and fully agree with John & Chris82
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Marked on October 05, 2015, 08:50:17 AM
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w79/mcanexed/DSC02733_zps1kb5wox4.jpg)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w79/mcanexed/DSC02730_zpsgvawhc1x.jpg)

Wallis Lake Mono
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: chappo1 on October 06, 2015, 12:35:55 AM
First one for me as I like integration of sky and land better.

By the way- if anyone notices that the thread looks different, I have gone through and removed the posts where the original poster has removed the linked image.  It makes no sense to have comments on a non existant image.....john
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Chris82 on October 07, 2015, 07:35:07 AM
 I know it's subjective but to my eyes the creative dodging and burning is just a little bit too heavy handed, although in saying that the first would be my pick as i prefer the clouds in that shot.
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Marked on October 09, 2015, 12:53:17 AM
Once again thanks for the feedback, the first is my favourite of the two also, Good idea John, much better, Chris82 no dodging or burning was used in either image, although I'm not at all against it, 😜

Cheers, Mark
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: Chris82 on November 11, 2015, 09:46:03 PM
 I've posted the colour version of these in another thread so thought i'd stick the mono versions here.

(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g419/mpschris/dynax%20digital/untitled%20shoot-033-5-Edit_zpsqtgisgpq.jpg) (http://s1100.photobucket.com/user/mpschris/media/dynax%20digital/untitled%20shoot-033-5-Edit_zpsqtgisgpq.jpg.html)

(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g419/mpschris/dynax%20digital/untitled%20shoot-035-4-Edit_zpsf4r31hbp.jpg) (http://s1100.photobucket.com/user/mpschris/media/dynax%20digital/untitled%20shoot-035-4-Edit_zpsf4r31hbp.jpg.html)

(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g419/mpschris/dynax%20digital/untitled%20shoot-042-4-Edit_zpsblvcau79.jpg) (http://s1100.photobucket.com/user/mpschris/media/dynax%20digital/untitled%20shoot-042-4-Edit_zpsblvcau79.jpg.html)

(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g419/mpschris/dynax%20digital/untitled%20shoot-043-4-Edit_zpsr61ci8wz.jpg) (http://s1100.photobucket.com/user/mpschris/media/dynax%20digital/untitled%20shoot-043-4-Edit_zpsr61ci8wz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Grand Black-and-White Photo Narrative
Post by: chappo1 on November 12, 2015, 09:30:53 PM
I do not remember what I picked in the colour versions Chris but last one for me here.
It has the nicest balance of foreground middle ground and background and the eye is pulled through it....john