New black and white landscapes

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  1. Allyn

    Allyn TPF Noob!

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    Hi again everyone,

    Just finished some new prints and wanted to offer them up for comments.

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    Thanks for looking!
     
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    I like the second :D
    According to me,the first one should be in color :) It will be more fantastic if....there are some colors :p
     
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    Hi asila, thanks for the comments!
     
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    Completely agree with you :)
     
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    Well, with two people in agreement, perhaps I should explain some of the mentality behind the black and white. In the first image, the rocks (pure basalt) are completely black. Additionally, the low contrast sunset and the white sea spray and ocean caps produced an environment that very nicely suited the black and white print.

    No worries if we don't agree, everyone should absolutely have their own opinion, just thought I'd explain why the image was produced the way it is.
     
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    I also prefer the 2nd. The sky in the 1st would perhaps benefit from some PS alts to give it some depth...............?
     
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    1st photo is okay. Maybe adding some more contrast on the clouds could make it more dramatic.
    2nd too flat in a black and white tonal range. More contrast?
     
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    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    B&W works for me in both. Try the second in a platinum and see what you think. ;)
     
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    Number one needs a crop from the bottom and some more drama in the sky.
    I really like the second one, that is a very nice photo, maybe a bit more contrast but nice as is.
     
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    Thanks a ton for the comments and suggestions everyone, it's always great to have so many different viewpoints.
     
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    jbylake Dodging the Men in Black Supporting Member

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    I primarily shoot B&W film, and always love it when someone says "you should have shot it in color". :lol:

    Oh well, gotta have a sense of humor if you want to post here. I'm assuming you're shooting digital. I do like them both as they are, but with the overcast look to them, I would take a red hoya filter so the clouds have a little more contrast in number 1. Looks great the way it is, but just a personal taste thing.

    I might have done the same with number 2 also, because I love that contrast, but had I took those shot's, using my suggestions, I'm sure I would have been told that they were too dark. It's inevitable, but that's kind of my style. But I personally would like to see a little more contrast in number 2.

    Oh well, to each his own. My own personal C&C is they look pretty darned nice..

    J.:mrgreen:
     

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