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I never used to like B&W, but after getting some more experience with photography in general, I tried out some B&W, and loved it.

Tell me what you guys think. I'm not used to thinking or visualizing subjects in B&W, so I'm open to all advice.

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I have been a fan of b&w for many years. #2 is my favorite. Love how it draws your eye down through the building. The first one looks like it would look nearly the same if it was in color! Good job.

Sep 30, 2009 19:18

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love them!

Dec 18, 2009 17:00

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love that first one

Jan 17, 2010 17:39

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I grew up with B&W when it was the only alternative, when color film was hard to get processed and was way too expensive. I was so glad when color became readily available and cheap and I never looked back. Generally I dislike it, as it has about 1/3 of the visual data in it. I think it does have it's place though. Real B&W is different than Photoshop desaturated B&W though, with mich more graduation in the grays.

I don't think B&W displays well on electronic screens. Much better in real print.

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I like the technique in 1 and 2. To me 3 is flat and boring. (To be fair, I also consider most of my shots boring too.)

You are capturing much of the allure of b&w in 2; decent highlight and shadow detail, good gradation and range. Technically good work

I think that you need to be constantly aware of the need to put some interesting objects/subjects into your work. Geometry is neat, but eventually you need more.

Keep it up.

Jan 18, 2010 20:34



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