C&C on latest roll of black and white

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  1. tmyprod

    tmyprod TPF Noob!

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    A handful of shots from my most recent roll of black and white film.

    Camera: Olympus XA
    Film: Arista EDU Ultra B&W 100 iso
    Developed at Capitol Hill 60-Min Photo Express (despite the goofy name they're one of the better specialty film shops in Seattle)

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    I'm really diggin' that empty frame outside the building in #4...that shot really,really has appeal to me, probably because I have not 'seen it' a zillion times before, like I have say shots #1 and #3. In fact, I do not think I have ever seen an empty picture frame outside of a building before, so #4 to me is new and different and very pleasing to look at. I love the way the hanging wire is just all, well, hanging wire-like! Good shooting with that uber-compact clamshell XA. Such a cool pocket camera design!
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think you've done well here, i especially like the first two :thumbup:
     
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    Nice shots. I like 1, 3, 6 & 7.

    Allan
     
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    KenC Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I second the comments about #4, and #6 is an interesting composition with some impact. Good city photography!
     
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    The exposures are good. The compositions are good, if not transformative. They're boring. Maybe that's why. Step it up. You've obviously got some talent. But I've seen these same photographs a thousand times shot by a thousand different people.
     
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    3, 4, & 6 are very good. Wonderful compositions.

    The criticism people make about seeing a particular photo hundreds or thousands of times is silly, I think. You spotted a good composition and you made a picture.

    Before you can set the world on fire with your brilliant photography skills, you have to train your eye. And that is what I see you doing here.

    Well done!
     
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    I liked 1, 3, 4 and 6. Very cool :thumbsup:
     
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    Your contrast is a killer. Almost no mid tones.
     
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    I can totally dig this.
     
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    first few pics at pike place market?

    1) crop right dark side out
    2) ok
    3) does the left building look slightly crooked? could just be me.
    4) could use some cropping
    5) cool outside building shot
    6) like thee lines of the structures.
    7) i would of like to see the whole person sitting against the wall or nobody..but i guess it gives a little mystery to the image.
    8) cool

    I just ordered my first film camera ae-1 program. excited to shoot film! nice work
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    I love #3. The buildings feel like the inverse of each other, even though they are not. It is very graphic but it still has a nice gradation of tone which adds a richness to the image. The lines within the image are very dynamic and exciting but at the same time orderly and contained. Very engaging for me.

    I agree with someone else that the contrast is too extreme. A lot of the images don't really support that graphic, contrasty look imo. I don't mind the blown highlights as much as the black shadows. I really want to see into the shadows a little bit more. I think you can keep the low key look but really pull some depth out of the images by getting more quarter tones and half tones.
     

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