Snow pictures in black & white...

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  1. OregonAmy

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    Hi all! This is my first post here; I'm trying to improve my skills beyond point & click and would appreciate some feedback.

    I did these shots using the b/w setting on my camera - is it better to do that or use photo editing software to change a color picture to b/w? I tried messing around with that in gimp for a while and it proved to be somewhat difficult, but I'm not impressed with this version of b/w either.

    Anyway, any suggestions for improvement are welcome!!

    This one seems... busy. I don't know. I like it, but something is bugging me:
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    The exposure on this one looks a bit high, but I couldn't fix it in gimp:
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    I was trying to play around with the lines but something about the composure just looks "off" to me... any guidance?
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    thank you!! :)
     
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    they look cool, like the 1st one best :)
     
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    I used to live in medford, we didn't get much snow in the winter. The images look a little blown out. Where is this exactly?
     
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    It's in Portland, at the base of the West Hills.
     
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    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    great shots, the b&w works really well
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hey Amy, I edited your post so the photos show directly, I hope this makes you happy ;).

    Make sure to only copy the URL off flickr up to the .jpg and no further. Leave out the "?v=0" behind the .jpg, else your photos will only show as links, even if you use our image icon to make them show up in your thread.

    I have seen (and commented on) the first one in colour before over in Photo Critique, and I must say that the conversion helps it a lot - now it is easily the best of this little series.

    All in all your photos have a tendency towards "too bright", which is not surprising, given this is all snow and a bright, overcast sky. But I like your POVs and composition, also in the second and third.
     

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