B/W circle theme.......

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  1. jajomo

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    So I only got is far as my yard today ...no one wanted to walk with me..and decided to try my first Black and White shots...up to this point any black and whites I have done were from a color original. As always any all input welcome.

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    #1 stands out to me. I really like it. few things... watch the harsh lighting. very shallow DOF for F4.7.

    #2 could maybe benefit from a tighter crop. take some dead space away from both the top and bottom.

    #3 is just not a good B&W.

    #4 has subject running off frame and that kills the center effect of the photo.





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    #1, it looks like you're thinkin'. :thumbup: Zigzaggy leading line. It just doesn't deliver, though. I wonder if a portrait crop would help it at all?
    #2 is pretty nice to my eyes. I'd crop the bottom off at the bottom of the brick(?).
    #3 is my favorite. Intended or not, the story I got from this is that someone was out looking for a missing person at night, with a flashlight, and they stumbled upon their bike...It's rather dramatic.

    Detail in the shadows, this is too bright, this is *too* dark...blah blah blah..:meh:

    DRAMA!:thumbup:

    #4...well...no comment.
     
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    Thanks for the input.

    Thank you both for your detailed suggestions and thoughts. I appreciate the time you gave my photos.
     
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    #2 cropped,
    I just *think* it has a little nicer balance.
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    I am not saying that suddenly this is fantastic. But, I like the weight of the *subject* at the bottom, how the angled lines converge in the center of the *ring*, and now that same line pattern is repeated in the *background*. So after looking at your original, I looked at what little interesting thing was there, and tried to improve upon the image with that in mind. This is pretty subjective, and this is just my opinion or interpretation of what *I* see.

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    Yes I like them both way better. I couldn't get that "whirly bird" to not look like a pumpkin when I tried to crop.

    I understand that these are not special or great photos in general...but I am trying to get out side my comfort zone...of family and kids sports..;).

    Thanks for the edits..that was very nice of you.
     
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    *gah*, my reputation is ruined! :grumpy:
     
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    O' wait a minute...You evil man!! How dare you touch my masterpieces!! The angels in Heaven are shedding rivers of tears ..you TYRANT!!! (Did that help? ;))
     
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    :lmao:
     
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    I like number 2, it looks good.
     

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