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PHOTOS - Black and White Challenge

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Created by ironbark 29 days ago, 24 Jan 2018
ironbark
368 posts
24 Jan 2018 3:03PM
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Black and white is a good way to add drama and movement into an image.

What do you think?

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ironbark














photosbykarlo
202 posts
24 Jan 2018 8:46PM
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Hi

Photography can be very subjective so here is my 2cents, your second image is the best image out of all of them, the contrast makes it dynamic, the others are flat. In some of the images you have lost detail in the blacks but kept the detail in the whites. It just depends on what your after I think the whites need to be white with detail and also for the blacks.

That said, I think your subject brightness range may be too big, going back to film days, a negative can handle about 7 stops, printing on paper will give you 4 stops to play with, so something has to go, either the blacks or whites. It just depends on the medium of the final print, I not sure for a computer screen and digital prints for the SBR, I still have gotten the punch that you get from a darkroom print.

As for the movement, your shooting too fast, your fourth image for example is sharp. However, you could almost say it's two images photoshopped together, not that I'm say you did, but just looks that way. For example, have you ever seen a photo of motorcross bike doing a big jump and not even the wheels have movement in them, you can get the same sharpness and 1/200 as you would at 1/1000 with a good technique. Sure you can spend time in photoshop adding blur, but hey you can do the same thing with the shutter.

I guess at the end of the day would you consider the shots art, compare them side by side as colour and B&W and see which one has that punch.

On side note watch you horizons keep it up you have some nice shots.

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ironbark
368 posts
26 Jan 2018 1:05PM
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Thanks photosbykarlo - your comments and tips are very welcome....

I am still learning how to do a good black and white image.............

My favourites are the 2nd and last images......

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ironbark

BSN101
WA, 1025 posts
26 Jan 2018 3:34PM
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second one is best, blacker blacks.

Tardy
1999 posts
27 Jan 2018 4:50PM
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looks great ...iron bark ....second ones a beauty .heres one my mate took .up north .he freezes the vid then took a screen shot .looks like i'm flying,


ironbark
368 posts
13 Feb 2018 10:42AM
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Love the movement and sense of speed in that photo Tardy - thanks for posting............

Looks like a world speed record in the making....

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ironbark

Tardy
1999 posts
13 Feb 2018 12:06PM
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I was just about a gonna ..hit a gust ..but recovered. glad for that 38 fin .

what size zoom do you use for your great photos ?...is 500 a good size ...?

Troppo
WA, 874 posts
14 Feb 2018 3:32PM
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Here's my submission. Spotty crushing the cans at Green Island





GeorgeyG
9 posts
14 Feb 2018 3:55PM
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"Man down"

ironbark
368 posts
14 Feb 2018 7:05PM
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Super shot Troppo......

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Ironbark

ironbark
368 posts
Thursday , 15 Feb 2018 11:50AM
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Yoiks - GeorgeyG - where has the rider gone!?

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ironbark

stroppo
WA, 395 posts
Thursday , 15 Feb 2018 10:40PM
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Sending it !


morts
WA, 93 posts
Friday , 16 Feb 2018 8:45AM
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ironbark
368 posts
Friday , 16 Feb 2018 9:45PM
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Got to love a silhouette stroppo.......................

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ironbark

ironbark
368 posts
Friday , 16 Feb 2018 9:46PM
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Nice shot morts - thanks for posting...

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ironbark

ironbark
368 posts
Friday , 16 Feb 2018 9:59PM
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Scarborough Beach....

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ironbark





Tardy
1999 posts
Wednesday , 21 Feb 2018 12:56PM
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Denham .

ironbark
368 posts
Wednesday , 21 Feb 2018 7:03PM
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Nice shot Tardy......

cheers

ironbark



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