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Rob C

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2018, 08:10:37 am »

Definitely black and white in there:



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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2018, 04:02:16 pm »

Great new thread!   The last 8 weeks or so have been pretty busy, and I've only had time to duck into LuLa at odd, infrequent times (By the way Rob, thanks for the introduction to your thoughts on Glasgow and thanks to Slobodan for the recent photos from Eastern Europe - I'll get back to those threads today or tomorrow - meanwhile, sorry for the tangent) but I have a few weeks in my office now and I look forward to catching up on everyone's latest work.

Meanwhile, my last trip of the year took me to NYC, but instead of doing more work amongst the skyscrapers of Manhattan, I thought it would be fun to visit somewhere new, so I headed out to the Coney Island boardwalk in 30-degree winter weather.  Here's the first image:


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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2018, 08:23:22 am »

How many shots did it take to get the seagull in just the right location?
Or is it a trained model of yours.  ;)
Nice shot.
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2018, 02:04:17 pm »

Perhaps a bit of a drift into left field.
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2018, 06:25:46 pm »

As long as we're already out in left field...
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2018, 06:35:15 pm »

As long as we're already out in left field...
OOh...somewhat disturbing John. Leaves the impression of human bones for me. Well crafted.

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2018, 07:27:31 pm »

OOh...somewhat disturbing John. Leaves the impression of human bones for me. Well crafted.

Thanks. Interpretation/feeling may be cultural, however. I thought of it as a 'darker' image (hence the title "Underworld"). But a young man from the Haida Gwaii (an acquaintance of my daughter) thought of it as peaceful.
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2018, 09:57:44 pm »

But Eric, let's move to the dark side. I deliberately processed this image so that it looks almost underexposed, letting the dark background go almost black. Do you dare go into these woods?


I'm a night photographer, so dark doesn't bother me.  I like the image--it has a sense of mystery.


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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2018, 11:15:59 pm »

Officers of the U.S. 7th Cavalry.  Taken on 4x5 glass plate with c.1858 Derogy Petzval.  Ft. Sisseton, South Dakota.


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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2018, 01:53:21 pm »

How many shots did it take to get the seagull in just the right location?
Or is it a trained model of yours.  ;)
Nice shot.

Hi Eric - thanks :)   I have about 10 wide boardwalk images in all, not this exact composition but close.  I saw this when I was looking for compositions through the viewfinder and the birds were flying in and out of the frame pretty much constantly.  It was kind of a mess, but they all cleared for a second and I saw this composition pop up suddenly when one came back so I just clicked the shutter by reflex.  Lucky happenstance :)
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2018, 02:00:15 pm »

Officers of the U.S. 7th Cavalry.  Taken on 4x5 glass plate with c.1858 Derogy Petzval.  Ft. Sisseton, South Dakota.


Kent in SD

That's pretty cool!
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2018, 02:18:51 am »

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2018, 08:38:22 am »

+1
Same here, very nice work, Kent.

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2018, 01:10:57 pm »

Just hanging around.

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2018, 11:10:16 am »

The lonely swan dreams. A composite of three images.

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2018, 11:55:17 am »

Mercury, messenger of the gods, his wings clipped, abused and discarded. The other gods twitter.
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2018, 12:35:58 pm »

Mercury, messenger of the gods, his wings clipped, abused and discarded. The other gods twitter.

This is perhaps a very good example of what had been remarked about Sabine Weiss' way of making the whites come out of the blacks, rather than the opposite direction of emphasis.

You sure do have an eye for moody imagery.

Rob

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #38 on: November 20, 2018, 03:27:42 pm »

This is perhaps a very good example of what had been remarked about Sabine Weiss' way of making the whites come out of the blacks, rather than the opposite direction of emphasis.

You sure do have an eye for moody imagery.

Rob

Agreed!   

Here's another dark one :)

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Rob C

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #39 on: November 20, 2018, 04:15:46 pm »

Agreed!   

Here's another dark one :)

James, to which body model does that dash belong? I think I remember touches from my Humber of '74.

My wife and I fell in love with the Sunbeam Alpine which, in the States, was also known as the Tiger, but came with a huge American V8 block. The car was Rootes/Chrysler, but for some reason I think the V8 was from Ford, which sounded odd. Playboy gave a pink one to the Playmate of the Year. Anyway, she - my wife, not the Centrefold - took her father down to the dealership trying her magic on him, but to my vast disappointment he didn't bite! It would have been a far more pretty ride than our Hillman Imp.

Then, decades later, the owners of that dealership had become friends of ours out here in Spain, and the wife told us that she'd decided to keep the thing for herself, but that in no time at all she had to be rescued: the garage had forgotten to fill it with oil. I don't know if heads rolled or whether the car was killed.

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