A study in tonality

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  1. milamber

    milamber TPF Noob!

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    My main objective was to show a tonal range from total black to the lightest highlight that still retains textural information, effectively obscuring the form of the object in the lower 20% within the darkest shadow to create a new perspective of the object, hopefully imparting on the viewer the message to look beyond their usual understanding of the original object.

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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    It looks like ClubSnap does not allow linking. Try Photobucket.
     
  4. milamber

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    Ooopps. Looks like Flikr doesn't allow me to show the picture here either. I've placed a temporary link while i check out photobucket. Thanks Mike!
     
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    nice for all the obvious reasons - including composition
     
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    I like it, well exposed, and thought out.
     
  7. milamber

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    Thanks guys. The colour version works out nicely as well, but for different reasons i suppose:

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    If you decide to reshoot, or do something similar, try to get a tiny bit of backlight (white reflection paper or something should be enough) to set the subject free from the background. It will look better.
     
  9. milamber

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    You mean rim lighting? Yes, that would be an interesting thing to do. I'll consider it next time. :thumbup: For this photo however, i'm trying to mask the form of the object somewhat to emphasize tone and texture.
     

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