My test picture

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  1. Straif

    Straif TPF Noob!

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    Hello,
    As a newb I want to introduce myself with my picture. It is titled "Scripps Pier" and well, it shows the Scripps Pier in La Jolla. :wink:
    Black and white, because it is my hommage to the famous picture of Ansel Adams.

    Straif.

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    P.S. I hope that the link will work.
     
  2. voodoocat

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    Great work! I love how I am lead across the pier and then down to the children at play.
     
  3. Taryn

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    OOoooohhh... Ominous. I love the contrasts, and the diagonal lines. Nice!

    -T
     
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    Nice shot, i think its just a tab too contrasty though. Like the pier kinda fades into a black blob and the sky underneath the clouds is too white. And it feels a little dark. (these problems maybe be one in the same)
     
  5. Straif

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    Thank you for you comments. The picture is a little dark, but it was a sunset and shadows on the pier were really long. I concentrated on the repetitive motif of pier pillars which suppose to pull your eye to the horizon. I lost a lot of details in shadows, but it was to make this reparative motif even stronger.
     
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    This is a nice shot, but I think it's more effective if you crop the top 1/3 or so off of it. Really hightens that "moody" look. :wink:

    Jim
     
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    I really like the shot, jim has the best advice I think...crop the top 1/3 out and you will loose that open spot in the top left and it really looks like impending doom.





    j
     
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    Hi Straif, very nice work.
    Welcome aboard.
     
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    Very nice. I like the photo with it current composition. Kinda of feels like such a giant things dwarfs the children but looks small in size. Sort of sureal.
     
  10. Straif

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    Thank you again. Great suggestions. I was thinking about cropping this white spot on the top of the photo. but I was afraid that it will make it too horisonatal. Additionally, gray scale on the clauds is not-so-great, and the top part of the picture becomes a little boring.
    I want to repeat this picture with a real B/W film. I am thinking about trying Ilford X2 Super. What do you think? Probably, it will give me more gray scale in the clouds and a little more detail in the shadows.
    Oh, my last B/W picture was long time ago, i will see how it will work.
     

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