just messing around

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by MDowdey, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. MDowdey

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    with some new black and white conversion techniques.

    feedback appreciated.


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    any thoughts?

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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That second giraffe shot is stunning...the contrast on the body is really great.
     
  3. MDowdey

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    damn thanks mike!!! thats an awesome comment!!!


    md
     
  4. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    I agree with Mike. I think if you can apply that contrast to #1, it will be stunning as well. It's just lacking a little punch.

    The shot of the flowers I feel could be a shade or two lighter, and perhaps a bit more contrast, and it would really pop.

    For the last one, I would give boost the contrast on just the elephant. Use a curves or levels adjustment layer and mask off the background on the top so it retains its' current contrast.

    I really enjoy the compositions of all 4 ;)
     
  5. MDowdey

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    thanks matt!!! i really appreciate all the feedback gang!

    md
     
  6. Nytmair

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    i agree, i like the flower shot alot, but it's all blacks/greys with no whites. so like matt said, maybe contast or brightness.

    i love the contrast in the 2nd shot, but I like composition of #1 better than #2


    good stuff :)
     
  7. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    I love the shot of the elephant. I just kept looking at it's eyes! I've never noticed where an elephant's eyes were.
    The 2nd giraffe is awesome. The spots are so clear!
     
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    #2 is frickin unbelievable. WOW.

    Untill I found this forum, I never would have even thought of converting or shooting b&w. These are perfect examples of why I try almost every one of my photos in b&w now.
    :thumbup:


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  9. danalec99

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    Splendid work Matt....splendid!!!!!

    Elephant - I can feel the texture
    flower - Stunning work!
    giraffe - agrees with Digi Matt on the need for more contrast.

    Why is the elephant not dark?? :scratch:

    Some great work I have seen from you thus far! :thumbup:
     
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    i agree with this ... this composition in the first is great ... wtg :thumbsup:
     
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    The second giraffe shot is excellent but to me something just is not right about that elephant shot. For me the look of the image is just not right, sorry.

    Eric
     
  12. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I like the composition of the flowers and elephant a lot. The elephant looks so sad.
     

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