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Vieri Bottazzini

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Kirkjufjara, Iceland, in black & white
« on: July 24, 2020, 12:48:39 pm »

Iceland's landscapes are very graphic & monochromatic in nature, with their black rocks & black sands covered by white snow & blue ice, and I love to portray them in B&W when the occasion arise. 51 seconds of exposure with my Hasselblad X1D II, Hasselblad XCD 45mm and Formatt-Hitech Firecrest Ultra filters.



Thank you for viewing, best regards

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Re: Kirkjufjara, Iceland, in black & white
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2020, 12:57:49 pm »

B/W is not my prefered choice, most of the time.

But with this one you are really near perfection.

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Re: Kirkjufjara, Iceland, in black & white
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2020, 04:19:31 pm »

B/W is not my prefered choice, most of the time.

But with this one you are really near perfection.

Thierry
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Re: Kirkjufjara, Iceland, in black & white
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2020, 07:51:52 pm »

This is very nice, as others said it's very close to perfect!

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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2020, 08:44:28 pm »

Vieri, this is one of your best that i have seen here; extraordinary good!
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Re: Kirkjufjara, Iceland, in black & white
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2020, 02:01:43 am »

Beautiful.

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Re: Kirkjufjara, Iceland, in black & white
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2020, 10:05:38 am »

This one is magical. Every element is exceptional (sky, lines, shapes, rock formations, etc…) and processing is perfect for this vista.
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Re: Kirkjufjara, Iceland, in black & white
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2020, 12:17:03 pm »

It probably is just me, but in my opinion this is one of your worst. I love B&W in general, but this image doesn't do it for me at all. Just saying.
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Re: Kirkjufjara, Iceland, in black & white
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2020, 12:30:50 pm »

It probably is just me, but in my opinion this is one of your worst. I love B&W in general, but this image doesn't do it for me at all. Just saying.
Frans,
I'm curious. Can you be specific about what you object to?
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Re: Kirkjufjara, Iceland, in black & white
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2020, 02:41:41 pm »

Hi,

I think this is superbly composed; brilliant.  There does seem to be a trend to make B&W images dramatic by emphasising both ends of the histogram.  I put this into LR Classic and there are areas that are off the left end of the histogram, and so show no information.  It is probably just me, but I prefer less black. 

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Jonathan

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Re: Kirkjufjara, Iceland, in black & white
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2020, 06:32:15 pm »

Frans,
I'm curious. Can you be specific about what you object to?
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The image is way too dark for my taste and the subject doesn't inspire me in any way. I do like the swirling lines of the water's edges.
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Re: Kirkjufjara, Iceland, in black & white
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2020, 03:50:56 am »

B/W is not my prefered choice, most of the time.

But with this one you are really near perfection.

Thierry

Hello Thierry, thank you very much for your kind words, I am glad you enjoyed it (despite being in B&W  ;D )!

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Thank you very much Eric! :)

This is very nice, as others said it's very close to perfect!

Thank you very much indeed Armand! :)

Vieri, this is one of your best that i have seen here; extraordinary good!

Thank you very much kers, that is truly much appreciated! :)

Beautiful.

Thank you very much Paulo, glad you liked it! :)

This one is magical. Every element is exceptional (sky, lines, shapes, rock formations, etc…) and processing is perfect for this vista.

Thank you very much indeed Francois, glad you enjoyed it! :)

Hi,

I think this is superbly composed; brilliant.  There does seem to be a trend to make B&W images dramatic by emphasising both ends of the histogram.  I put this into LR Classic and there are areas that are off the left end of the histogram, and so show no information.  It is probably just me, but I prefer less black. 

Best wishes,

Jonathan

Hello Jonathan, thank you very much, glad you enjoyed the composition - about the blacks, perhaps it depends from judging out of a .jpg, for your convenience attached here you'll find a screenshot of the histogram pertaining to the .psd file where you can see that the blacks are just touching the left - that said, I appreciate it that you can only judge what I post here, of course, and have no way to know how the original looks before jpg compression. A print would look just right :D

It probably is just me, but in my opinion this is one of your worst. I love B&W in general, but this image doesn't do it for me at all. Just saying.
The image is way too dark for my taste and the subject doesn't inspire me in any way. I do like the swirling lines of the water's edges.

Thank you for your comment Frank, of course I don't have the ambition for my images to be universally liked, no problem at all :)

Best regards,

Vieri
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Re: Kirkjufjara, Iceland, in black & white
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2020, 07:45:19 pm »

Hi,

I think this is superbly composed; brilliant.  There does seem to be a trend to make B&W images dramatic by emphasising both ends of the histogram.  I put this into LR Classic and there are areas that are off the left end of the histogram, and so show no information.  It is probably just me, but I prefer less black. 

Best wishes,

Jonathan

I understand what you're getting at here. I think Vieri touched on it just above, but speaking only for myself, I find myself making deliberate choices in my B+W processing depending the final intent.   Choices that work for print often look overly contrasty on screen, and things that look right on screen often look washed out in a print.   Of course if you really stretch the ends of the histogram, then you have the problem of crushed blacks and indecipherable shadow detail.

It's a conundrum  ;)
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Re: Kirkjufjara, Iceland, in black & white
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2020, 12:13:14 pm »

One of your best, Vieri.

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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2020, 07:09:45 pm »

If everyone's tastes were the same, it would be a boring world. As for me, I like this one a lot.
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Re: Kirkjufjara, Iceland, in black & white
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2020, 03:02:07 am »

I understand what you're getting at here. I think Vieri touched on it just above, but speaking only for myself, I find myself making deliberate choices in my B+W processing depending the final intent.   Choices that work for print often look overly contrasty on screen, and things that look right on screen often look washed out in a print.   Of course if you really stretch the ends of the histogram, then you have the problem of crushed blacks and indecipherable shadow detail.

It's a conundrum  ;)

A conundrum indeed :)

One of your best, Vieri.

Thank you very much indeed Scott for your kind comment, I am glad you enjoyed it! :)

If everyone's tastes were the same, it would be a boring world. As for me, I like this one a lot.

Truer words were seldom spoken :) Thank you very much, I am glad you enjoyed it! :)

Best regards,

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