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  1. itsbudda

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    All of these done with a K1000, and a sigma 28-70 f 2.8 lens. I noticed the lens has a little habit of vignetting when zoomed out all the way. C&C welcome


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    Hi,

    I'm finding it hard to assess these as B&W, when they are in fact monochrome. I don't think the shade used is a good one, but that is more personal preference than anything.

    Image 1 for me is the best of the 3, it has a nice alternative composition and a dark grainy feeling to it that is right up my alley. I'd probably have cropped the bottom though, it's a bit empty.

    Image 2 has too much darkness on top, coupled with the bottom it's leaving a major portion of the photograph almost pure black. I'm not sure about the composition or subject either, neither is really jumping out at me.

    Image 3 is too dark, as a result it's hard to see any of the detail.

    I'd like to see Image 1 as a traditional B&W, I think it might work better.

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    It is true black and white. I used TMax 400 b&w film. A slight brownness came with the negative scans. I turned the saturation all the way down but I kinda like thae slight brown better
     
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    Hi,

    Probably on my hobby horse a bit here, but if it's B&W film why would you have to do anything with the saturation? If the scanner is scanning them as B&W negative there should be no hint of colour, I can certainly scan B&W film to develop positives without any shades coming into it. But eye of the beholder and such, if you prefer them that way that's what counts.

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    My teacher suggested we scan the negatives in color negative mode. I wasn't really sure why but I did it anyway. I don't know. I think the color kinda adds that old picture look.
     

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