b&w digital

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  1. Dew

    Dew TPF Noob!

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    well, the hubby was griping about that i dont use my digital camera as much since i've been experimenting with film for the past month ... so i decided to take a few photos of nothing to ease his pain :lol: ... comments, critiques welcome :D



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    ... that's my hand btw, im really into shadows with a hint of light (dunno why) .. sat the camera on a table-top tripod and used the remote


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    Of the two - the second is my favorite - I couldn't tell you why - well, perhaps because there isn't anything I don't like about it - I love how the smoke is captured, the lighting on the back of the hand....well, perhaps I'd have one wish - to see just a bit more detail into the ashtray, but otherwise I just think it is quite striking.

    I like the first one as well, but the pendant light at the top draws my focus away from everything else in the photo - I think I'd like it more if that light weren't on..... could be me.

    Enjoyed - love seeing your work.
     
  3. Dew

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    i think you're right about the top light, it was buggin me a little ... im gonna see what it looks like removed in photoshop .. :D


    the ashtray .. i was just smoking a cig and put it out .. as i put it out and saw the way the light was hitting the back of my hand, i grabbed the camera
     
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    You know what I think it is with the second one.... I wish I could make out your fingertips just a bit better - but really it's such a minor thing - still love the shot ....


    Good eye!
     
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    Nice hand, I've always liked hands anyway. Hands that do creative work seem to carry a lot of presence, almost emotion.
     
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    what a strong feminine image. i love the high contrast, the graceful lines of your wrist and fingers... the edge of the ashtray perfectly positioned to draw the eye into main subject. i see alot of symbols in this shot- specifically the way your fingers are positioned. did you do this on purpose or is it serendipitous?
     
  7. Dew

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    well, as i mentioned in another post ... the hubby brought home B&W Photography Magazine yesterday .. i was inspired by the lovely images that i saw ... and since i love b&w anyway :oops: ... i told the hubby today, "i cant wait to shoot only b&w." cause for me its all about shadow, detail and contrast ... rid the color ... nothing left but the raw elements ... btw, i strongly recommend this mag .. its lovely :D

    anywho .. it happened by accident today .. i was smoking a cig, as usual .. putting it out in the ashtray :eek: ... it was about 4pm, so the sun was going down ... so it caught my eye the way the light was "glowing" on the back of my hand .. i thought to myself "kodak moment" :lol: ... sometimes it just clicks and i see it..

    so i re-lit the butt of the cigarette, put the camera on a small table-top tripod (we acquire a lot of photography junk :lol:) .. and composed the picture on the LCD screen of the camera, with the remote, i clicked it ... took that one about 5 times, i moved the camera to get the best composition (i shot it in RAW mode) .. all the while, the hubby's sitting across from me bewildered :lol: ..
     
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    smokin' shot dew ;)

    (coughs from second hand smoke)

    the lighting is lovely, I like tammy wish there was a bit more detail in the ashtray and fingers - but thats a minor little nitpick :D. Everything else about the compostion is really really fab. Thanks for sharing those :)
     
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    Nice shots Dew. I love your b&w's... :)
     
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    Well those photos of nothing sure have some thing! Both have a ghostly/ loneliness appeal that I find "thought provoking" (I love that term). Is that 209 e10th st. in the first photo? Hallways can be fascinating.

    I think maybe did you say your digi went to 80 iso (ASA)? The ol' D1 only goes to 200. I am jealous.

    "Anywho" rich tones! I personally question the borders. They seem a little contrived for such good photos.
     
  11. Dew

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    yeh, my cam goes down to iso 80 ... its kinda built for "studio" and stuff like this ... the chunky border was an afterthought ... its old and chunky .. a little tacky :lol:

    thats my hallway ... im going to be doing a photoshoot down there with a model soon ... b&w of course :D
     
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    I think the second one is a complete winner. Fabulous, just as is.

    I don't need to see any more detail in the fingertips; although I appreciate what the others are saying, I don't see the need. I think the light outline on wrist, hand and ashtray give enough information to convey the mood. The smoke is sensual and beautiful. What a shot!

    Keep 'em coming, girl! :D
     

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