Hey guys, I thought I would skid the intro section and go straight to the B&W Gallery. Iv been into photography for four years now, and shoot both film and digital.
I took this last year in Vancouver Bc, on my Minolta Srt 200 with Ilford hp5 400iso film. Thanks.
Nice composition and tonal range - a keeper for sure.
My one quibble is that I can't help wanting a closer look at the phone and its cabinet, which have so many interesting textures and patterns. I'd try cropping (if you don't have a closer shot) almost a third of the frame on top and a little on each side so the phone would be larger in the frame, but without losing the metal conduits or all of the graffiti on the left.
Personally, I love this shot as is, great framing, great exposure, and I love the dynamic range and look of this b+w film. There's just something about this shot that keeps drawing my eye, which is really interesting for me as I am generally not very interested in photographs that do not display people. I really like it, I wouldn't mind having a print of this on the cover of a journal or something :thumbup::thumbup:
I'm okay with the tonality, but the darker bricks at the top center bother me a bit, as does the fact that the image leans ever so slightly toward the right. Easy to fix with the perspective option on the PS crop tool. It's also just a bit static for my tastes, so maybe a small crop from the left.
Having said all that, I really like the image. It's loaded with character and interest.