Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by Alex_B, May 13, 2007.
just wanted to share these two ... comments welcome
Feels kind of 1960's or something. I like the composition with the lines shooting off out of the image. Did you boost the contrast on this one, as there are a couple of areas on my monitor where it looks a bit burnt out (roofs of vehicles and the kerb round the roundabout).
oh, it is "burnt out" in many areas! Also it is not tack sharp. This is part of the game here, tried something in RAW conversion to simulate a b&w feeling (Kodalith?) which by today's standards is considered blown out highlights and drowned shades.
Very much my kind of style on contrast here Alex
I just find that my eyes wander around both shots without any definate place to focus, I guess it's the way the 2nd image should be, but my eye wants to focus on the telescope.
The first has an abstracty feel, but again I feel that I want to focus on the round-about and the roads lines lead me to no where and I go back to the round-about.
personal opinion of course.
Thanks for your comments
creates vertigo, doesn't it? Well, that is what a roundabout is all about
I am a bit more concerned when it comes to the telescope / Eiffel tower image.
I tried various versions of this (with and without the tower, with the opera instead of the tower, and so on), and could not get anything which makes me truly happy ...
I like the first. I do. I just wish those darn cars weren't in the shot...
I really like the 2nd. There is so much to like about it.
I love both of them, especially the first.
I tinkered with some crops on the 2nd one trying to single out a subject, either the scope or the tower. Here's what I came up with... what do you think?
i prefer Alex's crop.
In his the eiffel tower falls onto a third and the center of the telescope thing falls onto the other third. I just think thats adds a big balance to the shot.
There's some crops in the first image that might work, but I don't know.... or do I? ;D
I do not like the second crop at all, but the first one is actually not bad ...
thanks for trying.
Well, if there weren't so many cars around, I could have this one on offer:
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