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01/13/2004 03:33:46 AM · #1
This is lot of fun!I converted several photos to B/W and they look very cute..
Comments please!

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01/13/2004 04:12:38 AM · #2
All great! Liquid rock is a fave of mine ;) I belive all landscapes should be in B&W ;)

Would like to see it Ansel style, with some burning of the sky....
01/13/2004 04:10:35 PM · #3
Couple more :

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Message edited by author 2004-01-13 16:10:41.
01/18/2004 07:27:02 PM · #4
few more:
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01/18/2004 07:38:24 PM · #5
Nice work. I wouldn't agree that all landscape work should be in B&W however. B&W works better for subjects with good contrast and a good range of tones, and color works better where you can take advantage of 'color contrast'. In your original group, 'Liquid Rock' is very nice, though I would have recommended looking at the histogram when you were taking it - undereposure would have allowed you to hold the clouds.

Recently I'm favoring B&W myself, but I've found that you have to plan for B&W in advance (and look for suitable subjects) to get the best results. The image below was planned for B&W because I knew I could later play around with black and white levels to introduce some drama...

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On the other hand, the image below doesn't really work as B&W (I once tried) and was anyway planned to get the most out of those gorgeous late evening colors...

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So, by all means, experiment with B&W. I do recommend looking for suitable subjects though and making your B&W v. color decision before you take the shot.

Good luck!

Ron.
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