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The Art of Photography => User Critiques => Topic started by: armand on August 26, 2019, 10:59:35 pm

Title: More B&W
Post by: armand on August 26, 2019, 10:59:35 pm
more of them
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Post by: degrub on August 27, 2019, 12:20:20 am
Who invited King Kong in the first one ? ;)
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Post by: armand on August 27, 2019, 09:23:04 am
he needs no invitation
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Post by: francois on August 27, 2019, 12:04:01 pm
The first one is truly magical…
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Post by: langier on August 27, 2019, 09:39:18 pm
Couldn't say it any better, François. The first one nailed it!
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Post by: armand on August 28, 2019, 03:03:08 pm
Thank you!

I knew I had gold in my hands and framing was relatively easy. The postprocessing was a little more challenging to get it close to what I saw (the separation between the bottom cloud and the thin clouds around it required some creative work, could have probably done it just with local contrast but a little too tedious).
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Post by: armand on September 03, 2019, 11:14:56 am
A couple more
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Post by: Rob C on November 24, 2019, 07:56:18 am
I vaguely remember there was a B/W only section, but then I might be mistaken about that.

Anyway, here's one from a walk, some longish while ago.

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Post by: Ivo_B on November 24, 2019, 11:21:19 am
The first one is really nice!!
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Post by: RBFritz on November 24, 2019, 12:51:29 pm
Beautiful shots Armand. One from a while ago taken at the Bruneau Dunes, southern Idaho.
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Post by: armand on December 01, 2019, 02:08:24 pm
Beautiful shots Armand. One from a while ago taken at the Bruneau Dunes, southern Idaho.

The first one is really nice!!

Thank you!
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on December 01, 2019, 02:09:46 pm
Here is a very still lizard. This was shot at 600mm equiv at 0.6 sec.
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Post by: Jeremy Roussak on December 01, 2019, 06:08:51 pm
Here is a very still lizard. This was shot at 600mm equiv at 0.6 sec.

Beautifully shallow DoF. What kit?

Jeremy
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on December 01, 2019, 06:14:37 pm
Beautifully shallow DoF. What kit?

Jeremy

Thanks.
Sony RX10 iv, wide open F4 at ISO 100, 600 mm equiv. You need a very patient critter though at those exposure times, I saw that it was keeping the position for quite some time so I could afford to use a small table tripod and even get the composition close to what I wanted.

PS. I didn't have the last firmware installed, the one with animal eye focus, so I just placed the focus manually on the eye. Again, the critter has to be quite still.
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on December 02, 2019, 11:03:00 am
patterns
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Post by: armand on December 03, 2019, 02:19:53 pm
And here is a handheld shot of the same lizard, at ISO 3200. Not that terrible, good enough for a decent print at 8.5x11, even more if you are going for the artistic feel over the technical part.
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on December 13, 2019, 01:27:10 pm
in the storm
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Post by: kers on December 13, 2019, 06:44:34 pm
The first one is truly magical…
+1
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Post by: langier on December 14, 2019, 08:29:52 pm
Keep 'em coming, Armand! Well done!
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 14, 2019, 10:56:44 pm
The first one in "in the storm" is wonderful.
The way the tree on the left bends away from the cloud on the right really expresses the power of the storm.
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on December 15, 2019, 11:21:41 am
Thank you!
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Post by: RBFritz on December 16, 2019, 03:01:32 pm
Squall moving towards Big Horn Battlefield.The shape of the clouds lit up and the tree being similar caught my eye.
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Post by: Rob C on December 16, 2019, 03:04:50 pm
Biblical.

The tree of life makes the perfect counterpoint.
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 16, 2019, 03:43:10 pm
That would look great in a large print.
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Post by: RBFritz on December 17, 2019, 02:47:16 pm
Poignant observation, Rob. Thanks
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Post by: RBFritz on December 17, 2019, 03:10:04 pm
Thanks Eric. Haven't tried it, not sure when I will. Too much in closets already.
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on December 20, 2019, 03:22:44 pm
lake
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Post by: armand on January 10, 2020, 10:09:10 pm
gloomy
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Post by: rabanito on January 11, 2020, 07:28:18 am
That would look great in a large print.
+1
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Post by: armand on January 21, 2020, 03:22:09 pm
feet
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Post by: armand on January 22, 2020, 01:15:44 pm
2 worlds
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 22, 2020, 05:08:23 pm
I love the feet.
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Post by: armand on January 23, 2020, 10:14:11 am
Thank you
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Post by: armand on January 24, 2020, 03:49:45 pm
end
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on January 26, 2020, 01:02:09 pm
end 3
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on January 28, 2020, 03:16:37 pm
Waiting
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Post by: armand on February 10, 2020, 02:56:12 pm
cover
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Post by: armand on February 13, 2020, 02:40:05 pm
..
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Post by: armand on February 18, 2020, 09:48:36 am
messages
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Post by: armand on February 18, 2020, 08:31:39 pm
more
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Post by: armand on February 23, 2020, 12:39:31 pm
..
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 23, 2020, 04:36:37 pm
I like this a lot, Armand.
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on February 23, 2020, 07:05:02 pm
I like this a lot, Armand.

Thank you.

What it loses by lacking a focal point I tried to compensate by making it more abstract.
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on February 24, 2020, 12:06:22 pm
messages
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Post by: armand on March 02, 2020, 06:58:06 pm
..
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 02, 2020, 11:46:54 pm
Nice.
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Post by: francois on March 03, 2020, 10:56:37 am
Armand's last shots (of this page) are outstanding… I like the last one a lot, it looks like the mouth of a volcano!
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on March 03, 2020, 03:55:03 pm
Thank you Eric and Francois!
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on March 03, 2020, 08:08:04 pm
in the mountains
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Post by: armand on March 04, 2020, 08:57:20 pm
iced
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Post by: armand on March 06, 2020, 07:47:35 pm
more
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Post by: armand on March 09, 2020, 10:41:33 am
leaves
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Post by: armand on April 05, 2020, 12:53:56 pm
lights and shadows
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Post by: Alan Klein on April 05, 2020, 03:44:30 pm
in the mountains
I like mtn2.  Lots of nice contrast and tones.  Good composition.
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on April 06, 2020, 09:46:43 am
Thank you
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Post by: armand on April 10, 2020, 02:41:25 pm
flowers
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Post by: RBFritz on April 11, 2020, 01:31:29 pm
A small canyon in Zion NP after previous day's rain.
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: francois on April 12, 2020, 08:25:45 am
A small canyon in Zion NP after previous day's rain.

I like textures and the striation on the rocks…
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Post by: armand on April 17, 2020, 12:03:32 pm
Milkweeds past their prime
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Post by: RBFritz on April 17, 2020, 07:50:05 pm
Spring time!
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Post by: RBFritz on April 17, 2020, 07:51:52 pm
Last fall before the winds came up.
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Post by: RBFritz on April 27, 2020, 09:39:34 pm
In my backyard last Fall.
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Post by: armand on April 30, 2020, 11:51:39 am
lake
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: Neil Williams on April 30, 2020, 11:08:55 pm
Going back in time
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/mzv9igt24z9tqa8/Neil%27s_Photography_August-30%2C-2015_NDW02832-Edit-Edit.jpg?raw=1)
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: Alan Klein on April 30, 2020, 11:10:33 pm
Neil That's very powerful.  You can feel it breathing down your back.
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Post by: Neil Williams on April 30, 2020, 11:12:00 pm
Motherly love
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/b1cn7r1fji12lh7/Neil%27s_Photography_January-25%2C-2016__NUK6738.jpg?raw=1)
Neil
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: Neil Williams on April 30, 2020, 11:14:44 pm
Broken Fishing nets
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/0tognqibf6tf3ao/Neil%27s_Photography_March-05%2C-2017_Neil%27s_Photography_March-05%2C-2017_L1009679BW.jpg?raw=1)
Neil
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Post by: francois on May 01, 2020, 04:56:37 am
Simple elements and B&W produce a wonderful shot… Needless to say that I like it a lot.
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 01, 2020, 12:12:18 pm
Three great shots, Neil.
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Post by: RBFritz on May 07, 2020, 08:03:06 pm
I found this set up intriguing.
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on May 15, 2020, 08:25:58 pm
Path

(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3896539200-5.jpg)
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: degrub on May 15, 2020, 09:11:37 pm
where are the spiders ?
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Post by: armand on May 15, 2020, 09:13:47 pm
where are the spiders ?

behind
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Post by: degrub on May 15, 2020, 09:35:22 pm
...you.. ;D
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on June 14, 2020, 10:59:49 am
the shrunken lake


(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3909776384-5.jpg)
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: Neil Williams on June 14, 2020, 03:45:15 pm
Path

(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3896539200-5.jpg)
Fantastic shot Armad ........I love this
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on June 15, 2020, 12:58:39 pm
Thank you Neil!
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Post by: armand on June 15, 2020, 01:37:44 pm
Enchanted


(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3912370160-5.jpg)
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on July 13, 2020, 09:08:33 pm
Galaxies

(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3930301896-5.jpg)
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: Neil Williams on July 13, 2020, 09:44:46 pm
Galaxies

(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3930301896-5.jpg)
Fantastic mate
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Post by: John R on July 14, 2020, 12:02:02 am
Fantastic mate
Yes, well done!

JR
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Post by: rabanito on July 14, 2020, 03:41:24 am
Yes, well done!

JR
Like it very much, Armand.
+1
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on July 14, 2020, 08:25:31 pm
Thank you guys!
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Post by: armand on July 14, 2020, 08:26:30 pm
Backlit

(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3931162003-5.jpg)
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on July 15, 2020, 07:47:57 pm
Dogwood

(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3913392632-5.jpg)
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: francois on July 16, 2020, 05:50:51 am
Dogwood

(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3913392632-5.jpg)

Beautiful hi-key flowers.
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Post by: James Clark on July 16, 2020, 01:09:05 pm
Excellent!

Galaxies

(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3930301896-5.jpg)
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on July 16, 2020, 09:27:22 pm
Thank you Francois and James!
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Post by: armand on July 17, 2020, 08:40:21 pm
Sunset

(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3933451850-5.jpg)
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: francois on July 20, 2020, 05:57:36 am
Biblical light from this cloud!
Well seen, Armand.
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Post by: armand on July 25, 2020, 08:50:51 pm
Thank you Francois, I missed your reply!


Fort


(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3939604750-5.jpg)
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on July 27, 2020, 12:11:50 pm
Visitor center


(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3940763180-5.jpg)
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on July 29, 2020, 08:30:42 pm
Path

(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3942916856-5.jpg)
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: Chris Kern on July 29, 2020, 09:18:47 pm
Modern Times (4:3 aspect ratio, of course)


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50166309403_3de7d39168_b_d.jpg)
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Post by: John R on July 30, 2020, 02:07:01 am
Modern Times (4:3 aspect ratio, of course)

Very nice Chris. The gears combined with the light radiate a lot of energy.

JR
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Post by: Jonathan Cross on July 30, 2020, 03:06:06 am
Your path photo, Armand, reminded me of Richard Long's 'A line made by walking', his 1967 sculpture.  He walked a path into a field of grass in Wiltshire, England, and photographed the result.  Richard is a conceptual landscape artist, whose work I have seen at the Tate in the UK, the Arnolfini in Bristol, the Guggenheim in Bilbao and the Modern Art warehouse in Bordeaux.  His work can be quite challenging to understand at first, but I have come to appreciate that it causes me to stop and think.

Best wishes,

Jonathan

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Post by: Jeremy Roussak on July 30, 2020, 03:27:27 am
Modern Times (4:3 aspect ratio, of course)

Nicely lit and processed, Chris.

Jeremy
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on August 09, 2020, 01:34:40 pm
Your path photo, Armand, reminded me of Richard Long's 'A line made by walking', his 1967 sculpture.  He walked a path into a field of grass in Wiltshire, England, and photographed the result.  Richard is a conceptual landscape artist, whose work I have seen at the Tate in the UK, the Arnolfini in Bristol, the Guggenheim in Bilbao and the Modern Art warehouse in Bordeaux.  His work can be quite challenging to understand at first, but I have come to appreciate that it causes me to stop and think.

Best wishes,

Jonathan

Thank you, I'll check it out.
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on August 09, 2020, 01:35:08 pm
Lake Huron lakeshore


(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3951116857-4.jpg)
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on August 10, 2020, 06:36:01 pm
stream


(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3952267453-4.jpg)
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Post by: PeterAit on August 12, 2020, 11:23:42 am
This long-dead tree in a salt marsh on the NC coast seemed to beg for B&W.
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Post by: francois on August 12, 2020, 11:54:39 am
This long-dead tree in a salt marsh on the NC coast seemed to beg for B&W.

Looks like a diving pterodactyl!

Well seen.
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Post by: PeterAit on August 12, 2020, 11:58:59 am
Looks like a diving pterodactyl!

Well seen.

It does! Thanks for pointing this out to me.
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on August 12, 2020, 10:17:28 pm
Flowing

(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3954213279-4.jpg)
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on October 16, 2020, 06:25:41 pm
this morning


(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4018524431-5.jpg)


(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4018524447-5.jpg)
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Post by: John R on October 16, 2020, 08:21:03 pm
Flowing

(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3954213279-4.jpg)
Love this one Armand!

JR
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on October 17, 2020, 11:50:46 am
Thank you John!
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Post by: RSL on October 17, 2020, 12:11:38 pm
this morning

Good shooting, Armand.
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 17, 2020, 07:50:04 pm
A very fine set, Armand.
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Post by: armand on October 18, 2020, 09:40:55 pm
Thank you Russ and Eric!
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Post by: armand on October 23, 2020, 06:00:27 pm
difficult to grow right in the shadow of giants

(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4027297393-5.jpg)
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: degrub on October 23, 2020, 09:18:27 pm
WOW
How did you process that to enhance the "pop"  ?
What lens and body ?
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Post by: armand on October 24, 2020, 09:47:19 am
WOW
How did you process that to enhance the "pop"  ?
What lens and body ?

Thank you!

Nikon Z7, 70-200 F4 with the FTZ adapter, at 200mm and F4. I did use a brush to select the background tree (I just looked to see what I did and the selection wasn’t even that precise) and decrease the brightness/sharpness/clarity.
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 24, 2020, 10:26:01 am
It works, beautifully.
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Post by: degrub on October 24, 2020, 12:08:10 pm
Thank you!

Nikon Z7, 70-200 F4 with the FTZ adapter, at 200mm and F4. I did use a brush to select the background tree (I just looked to see what I did and the selection wasn’t even that precise) and decrease the brightness/sharpness/clarity.

i am curious as to how the lens performed without the additional help. Would you post the minimally processed version, please ?
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Post by: armand on October 25, 2020, 10:07:46 pm
It works, beautifully.

Thank you Eric!
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Post by: armand on October 25, 2020, 10:11:19 pm
i am curious as to how the lens performed without the additional help. Would you post the minimally processed version, please ?

I'm attaching the version is seen by default by LR. The Nikon version is slightly under exposed by design as I wanted to keep the ISO at 640 and increase the exposure in post.

(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4030501921-5.jpg)


Also I shot another version today with a Fuji X-T2 with the 90mm @ F2 that I'm attaching without any processing.

(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4030501923-5.jpg)

Keep in mind I knew how I wanted to make this look before I pressed the shutter.

Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on October 26, 2020, 06:04:57 pm
Decomposition


(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4030538940-5.jpg)


(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4030571339-5.jpg)
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on October 28, 2020, 09:21:54 am
Late


(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4032655956-5.jpg)


(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4032655959-5.jpg)


(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4032655957-5.jpg)
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: francois on October 28, 2020, 12:38:07 pm
A very fine set. I like the second one, with the curved bottom a lot but the mist in the first one is also excellent.
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 28, 2020, 12:56:10 pm
A very fine set. I like the second one, with the curved bottom a lot but the mist in the first one is also excellent.
+1.
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Post by: armand on October 29, 2020, 06:16:09 am
Thank you Francois and Eric!
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Post by: armand on November 08, 2020, 05:43:00 pm
(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4045106052-5.jpg)


(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4045106051-5.jpg)
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 09, 2020, 10:59:49 am
I like these, Armand, especially the first, which is quite mysterious and spooky.
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Post by: armand on November 14, 2020, 12:37:42 pm
I like these, Armand, especially the first, which is quite mysterious and spooky.

Delayed thank you Eric, I didn't see the reply!
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on November 14, 2020, 12:38:09 pm
(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4051914523-5.jpg)
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: JNB_Rare on November 14, 2020, 01:35:47 pm
I like your use of depth of field in this composition.
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on November 15, 2020, 11:39:35 am
Thank you!
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Post by: JNB_Rare on November 15, 2020, 01:29:20 pm
A walk on the beach this morning (Green Bay, south shore Nova Scotia). Not my house.  :)
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: John R on November 15, 2020, 02:13:43 pm
I like your use of depth of field in this composition.
Indeed, this one is really nice for the reasons John B. gave.

JR
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: John R on November 15, 2020, 02:14:33 pm
A walk on the beach this morning (Green Bay, south shore Nova Scotia). Not my house.  :)
You really make me wish I was there. Just lovely.

JR
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: JNB_Rare on November 15, 2020, 09:25:09 pm
You really make me wish I was there. Just lovely.

JR

Thanks, John. It was a beautiful morning. There were dozens of seals basking on the rocks off-shore, too (and me without a good telephoto lens).
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: kers on November 16, 2020, 05:11:34 am
You really make me wish I was there. Just lovely.

JR

+1 beautiful coast!, like the combination of rock and sand on the coast. Is it cold in winter?
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: JNB_Rare on November 16, 2020, 09:13:43 am
+1 beautiful coast!, like the combination of rock and sand on the coast. Is it cold in winter?

Not winter quite yet! The average November "high" in this part of Nova Scotia is about 9C/48F. And it was close to that temperature on that particular day. We've seen highs range from 20C/68F to 3C/37F this November so far, with the occasional freeze overnight. Highs for the depths of winter average as follows: December 3C/37F, January 0C/32F, February 1C/34F, March 5C/41F. 
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: armand on November 17, 2020, 10:56:03 am
In the morning

(https://armandtanase.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4055220430-5.jpg)
Title: Re: More B&W
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 17, 2020, 06:58:25 pm
Maybe we need a Foggy Forests thread. This would fit in nicely.