Geneva - Street Photography (B&W)

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  1. GeorgeUK

    GeorgeUK TPF Noob!

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    Hi all,

    Just got back from a w/e away in Geneva. Nice town with good photos opportunities.

    Had a good test of the new 70-200L. Lovely lovely lens to use. Focusing is super quick, and even with it being 'non-IS', just boosting the ISO a touch means blur isn't much of an issue.

    Here are some street shots from Geneva converted to b&w. Hope they convey some of the atmosphere of the city.

    Apologires from the off, I was quite lazy with my b&W conversion and ended up doing the high contrast change in Lightroom (I usually use the channel mixer in CS3), so the blacks are a touch on the dark side. But anyway, hope they don't spoil too much...

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    C&C welcome as always. :thumbup:
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Lazy or not lazy, that is the question.
    You could just have said you WANTED them this contrasty, and we would all have thought: "OK!" :D
    For I think the stark contrasts work fine here. Better than milky-grey b&w photos. I have a favourite one, too. It is Photo 6.

    And other than that, Photos 1 and 8 have caught my attention more than the rest. I like the aspect of black and white in 1 and the way the leaves fill up the dark background behind them to a certain extent. And I like how you got the focus so right in 8. If I had been there, I'm sure I'd have muddled that one up, having the focus somewhere inbetween the background and the cyclists.
     
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    Your street photography skill is superb. I had yet seen such a wonderful series of street shots
     
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    While I do not particularly like the tones, I do however like #10.
     
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    I'm a fan of #5 AND the high contrast, nice work. Did you maintain a particular F-stop for all of these or...?
     

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