First try @ B&W any tips?

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  1. hopdaddy

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    This is my first attempt at looking for tonal changes any tips would be helpful and as always C&C welcomed
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    Camera:Nikon D90Exposure:0.006 sec (1/160)Aperture:f/5.6Focal Length:18 mmISO Speed:200
     
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    works good for me because you have all those different texture...

    I like it


    (the subject might be a litte centered for my taste.)
     
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    Did you use any filters? The contrast on this one looks neat. I've been experimenting with a red and deep yellow filter lately.
     
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    Speaking strictly regarding tonal values I would say that this is not too bad. You've got a good range of values represented, so the resulting image has snap. There is good detail in most of the subjects that matter (clouds, trees, grass, etc.) and none of the highlights are blown out. The trees stand out from their background because they are not too close in value, and the shadow areas add a sense of depth and contrast to the whole.

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    I didn't want the limbs (top left) off the page,thus the crop.
    thanks for the comments.......can't wait to see those Halloween pix:thumbup:
     
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    the book I'm reading does say to use red filters,BUT, I used a polarizer
     
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    Thanks for the comments.
    I may be reading into your post ,but ,there seems to be something about the picture you don't like.Please point out the negatives,as it's the only way i can improve.I realize a tree isn't the most interesting subject,but i plan to shoot this tree all 4 seasons"as a study of light" angle ,temp,color,etc. something i read.. again thanks to all who posted
     
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    If you are actually shooting black and white, and not photoshoping, I recommend getting some color filters (red darkens sky's, etc...). This is somewhat of a lost art since digital, but the texture/contrast variances you will get will make your photos pop!

    Research the filters, Colkin used to have good info on thier site.
     
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    Id love to see the uncropped version if there is one!
     
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    It appearers i have used 103% of my available flikr account for this calender month ,I'll try again tomorrow, or after 12 tonight.:confused:
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    just spring for the pro account... only $25!
     
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    Nice shot. I would like to see it a touch darker so that you get some detail in the highlights. It is too centered, I wouldn't worry about cropping branches, play around with it til it is pleasing to the eye, and not centered. Or go with the original uncropped image.
     

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