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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #140 on: December 13, 2018, 03:39:55 pm »

More frosty trees and without the sun in the frame this time. Obscured by the freezing fog that deposits this lovely coating.
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #141 on: December 13, 2018, 05:53:58 pm »

It's starting to get cold.

Love it. Great sky!

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #142 on: December 13, 2018, 06:11:44 pm »

The Autocar Company was one of the first in the U.S. to make vehicles.  It's the oldest in the Western hemisphere.  The company is little known as it only makes heavy duty trucks for specialty applications.  Black and white conversion was done in camera by Ilford FP4, 135mm Rodenstock lens.


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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #143 on: December 14, 2018, 09:33:26 pm »

Monument to multiculturalism. The man is holding two meridians and bringing them together; the doves represent peace and are holding the other meridians aloft. Info from the designer and builder, Francesco Perilli. I thought it would look good as silhouette, which for me was great as the light on surrounding buildings can be very harsh. The building in the background is the old Royal York Hotel.

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #144 on: December 15, 2018, 05:18:09 am »

Monument to multiculturalism. The man is holding two meridians and bringing them together; the doves represent peace and are holding the other meridians aloft. Info from the designer and builder, Francesco Perilli. I thought it would look good as silhouette, which for me was great as the light on surrounding buildings can be very harsh. The building in the background is the old Royal York Hotel.

JR

A much better image than I ever took of of that sculpture!
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #145 on: December 15, 2018, 09:13:32 am »

A much better image than I ever took of of that sculpture!
Thanks John B. Interesting that I took little notice of these sculptures until I did a tour with the camera club. After the morning break I went out again and studied the sculpture. Quite good. But the light from the towers was very harsh. I waited for some clouds and was able to take a whole series. Right now there is so much construction, it's like a human zoo. Sunday mornings is best, few people out and about and no construction.

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #147 on: December 15, 2018, 09:14:12 pm »

A Scottish river.

A very nice image. I'm no expert on linking Flickr, but you should be able to make the image appear here, no? BTW, the link that you provided takes one to Flickr's resized version which shows an unfortunate, weird pixelation on my computer. When the image is viewed at original size, that problem disappears.
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #148 on: December 16, 2018, 04:11:53 am »

One more of the multicultural sculpture:

JR

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #149 on: December 16, 2018, 04:14:54 am »

One more of the multicultural sculpture:

This one works least well for me because of the grey sky and lack of contrast. I find the second you posted is much the best.

Jeremy
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #150 on: December 16, 2018, 04:32:42 am »

This one works least well for me because of the grey sky and lack of contrast. I find the second you posted is much the best.

Jeremy
Thanks for the comments Jeremy. I am relatively new to bw and not as good as many on this site, like John B. But I try to make it as realistic as possible and not just high contrast. But I agree, the latter image does look overly grey. Did you mean a lighter sky? Something like this?

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #151 on: December 16, 2018, 02:06:48 pm »

I think that's a bit better, yes. But the framing in #2 seems to me to give a sense of movement: the figure appears to be looking up at the departing birds. #3 is much more static, with the birds at best circling the figure.

Jeremy
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #152 on: December 16, 2018, 07:48:43 pm »

I like the first version best, the one silhouetted against the building.
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #153 on: December 16, 2018, 08:24:25 pm »

Thank you for your input and comments Eric and Jeremy.

JR
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #154 on: December 18, 2018, 02:47:51 pm »

I guess it doesn't get any more monochrome than this IRL (this is a color shot). Havana harbor in a heavy downpour:

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #155 on: December 18, 2018, 02:49:52 pm »

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #156 on: December 19, 2018, 08:32:45 am »

Another monochromatic colour shot.
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #157 on: December 19, 2018, 03:52:28 pm »

Just a leaf:


Leaf
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #158 on: December 19, 2018, 07:22:49 pm »

Just a leaf:

The bw rendering is really fine. It pops right out at you.

JR
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #159 on: December 19, 2018, 08:37:49 pm »

Nice one.
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