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Black and White Hometown Pictures

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Laserguy, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. I live in Greenbelt, Maryland, US, which is a little suburb of DC that was built as a social project by the FDR administration in the late 1930s. Perhaps it has to do with the period-distinct architechture of the town, or perhaps it's just how I see it, but I find that almost every photo I take of it works better either desaturated or in black and white.

    Here are some of my favorite B&W (or almost B&W) pictures of my hometown; please share your favorites of where you live.


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  2. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Nice post - I like #1, 2 and 3 the best ...

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  3. retnull

    retnull Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 12, 2010
    Nice composition + tones, well done++
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  4. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Excellent theme for a thread, Laserguy, thank you.

    Love the play of light, especially, in that first one of yours - really nice. And the selective use of color in your second works wonderfully!
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  5. edr93

    edr93 New to Mu-43

    Jul 20, 2010
    I like your home town theme idea. I enjoy looking at the family albums from 40, 50, 60 years ago. At the time they were just everyday snapshots, but they can't be replaced nor duplicated. Nice photos.
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  6. ajramirez

    ajramirez Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 16, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Here's a few from Caguas, Puerto Rico.








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  7. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2010
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  8. Wow, I love the clouds in that shot, Glenn! Was that a long exposure? Where was it taken?
  9. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2010
    Thanks Laserguy, it's an IR shot, taken with a 720nm IR filter fitted to my GF1, on a 40 second exposure. It's in Uphall in West Lothian, Scotland and is about one minute from my back door.
  10. Briar

    Briar Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 13, 2010
    Bonnie Scotland
    Crikey Glenn, we're practically neighbours! I'm just one hop, skip and a jump away from you. Its a beautiful shot.

    Cheers, Briar
  11. vincechu

    vincechu Mu-43 Regular

    Wow some really beautiful photos here.

    My 3 favourites are Laserguy's #2, ajramirez's last photo and Glenn S' photo.

    Laserguy your #2 looks sooo cool! I don't know why but it just really appeals to me, perhaps because it looks really contemporary, kind of like the New York or London photos which are black and white except the taxi's or london buses - well done!

    ajramirez - the last photo is really nice too, is it posted in full colour? But netherless I like how only the leaves appear in colour though, i guess it gives off this really contemporary look which i love.

    Glenn I love the your photo, I don't know how you did it but i love how it looks painterly/like a drawing, possibly my favourite B+W landscape of all time :) 
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  12. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Not quite my hometown, but not too far away

    A shot taken last year of a quiet backwater in Salcombe.

    Panasonic GF1 with 21mm, f/4 Voigtlander Color-Skopar

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