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Does this work in B/W??

 
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Jan 13, 2009 14:07 |  #1

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Jan 13, 2009 19:40 |  #2

Maybe it's because those plows are incredibly annoying road hogs that block me in my driveway while still managing to NOT clear the road of ice, but I don't think I'd care for this in b&w or color either way.




  
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Jan 13, 2009 19:57 |  #3

nice sharp image. however, it doesn't really do much for me either. I wonder if part of the reason is that the blade is effectively the same shade of black as the rest of the truck. there's no tonal or contrast difference to separate the two. if, for example, the blade was yellow and the truck was red, that might make for a slightly more interesting shot.

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Jan 13, 2009 20:49 |  #4

Composition leaves something to be desired. It's too centered - both vertically and horizontally.

Exposure seems off to me. I think it should be rendered a little darker in order to get some texture into all of the snow highlights. It may be just the posterization effect of the jpg compression, but some of the snow highlights seem a little chalky.


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Jan 13, 2009 21:22 as a reply to  @ Robert_Lay's post |  #5

I worked it out a little and the composition does this look better??

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Jan 13, 2009 21:43 |  #6

Even with the crop it still looks staged and forced. I think any crop of the original will still show you standing in the middle of the street, and there's simply no indication of motion. It looks static and posed, and the driver's expression doesn't help either.




  
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Jan 14, 2009 03:09 |  #7

doesn't do anything for me as well. image is a bit boring imho


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Jan 14, 2009 09:01 |  #8

What makes a photo work or not work? Snap shots are just an image taken quickly with no apparent message. To take a photograph that works it must say something. Must have a clear subject that draws you into it and holds you there. My question here is what was the purpose of taking this photo. If it was to just get a sharp pic then that was done if it was to mean or say something I am not sure what that message is. I approach photography, because that is how I make my living, with the intent that my photos are to have something to say and I need to know what that message is before I push that shutter. Having said that one must first do what you are doing, learn how to take a good clear sharp photo. That is easy to learn, now to make them TALK to you that takes time. Good luck.

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