Black and White in Normandie

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by elavon, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    Here are a few pictures I have converted to B&W

    This one was taken using the P45-200 at 125.

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    Utah Beach taken with P14-45 at 14mm

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  2. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    I really like #2, Utah Beach! I think if you cropped off the angled building on the right it would make it a more pleasing image.
     
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  3. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    Thanks, you are right.
     
  4. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    I like both, but love #2!!!!
     
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  5. savvy

    savvy Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 28, 2012
    SE Essex, UK
    Les
    No. 2 is wonderful.

    That sky, the shadows on the water shallows, that dark ray coming down on the right at the same angle as the structure adds interest IMO, the diagonal of the light sand separating the water and grass area, I could go on .............

    I bet this didn't look half as impressive in colour - great composition, capture, and PP
     
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  6. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    I really like both of them - great shots! :cool:
     
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  7. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    I like Mont St.Michel myself!
    Been there ... it wasn't in sepia but it should have been.

    Great photo and I like the tones.
     
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  8. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    Thank you all.
    Bad things are not always bad. The dark ray coming down on the right is actually dirt spot on my sensor which was enhanced by the picture post processing.
    Only when I have reached the hotel I managed to clean the spot.
    It is probably water drop that I got it somewhere during the day when I replaced lenses. This spot appears in all my pictures that afternoon.
     
  9. savvy

    savvy Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 28, 2012
    SE Essex, UK
    Les
    Hahahahah, every cloud .............. :biggrin: :biggrin:
     
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  10. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    The nice think about this spot that it actually merged with the clouds and enhance a ray coming down. This is one of my best "accidents" and I really like the shot.

    In the photo bellow you can see it to the right of the statue.

    P10301451.
     
  11. savvy

    savvy Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 28, 2012
    SE Essex, UK
    Les
    By the way, I hope you didn't think I was laughing at your sensor spot predicament, just that an accident turned out so well.

    And the "every cloud reference" was not to the clouds in the photo, it was to a saying/proverb "every cloud has a silver lining", which sort of means means that there is something good even in an unpleasant/unfortunate situation.

    Just in case it wasn't clear :smile:
     
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  12. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    Savvy I wan't offended. I was happy when I saw this pic. Unfortunately the place is nothing to be happy about. This is one of those moving places in which you see how history affected your life. D-day and the Russians victories in the east saved my parents life who were hiding in Budapest from the Nazis. Remembering all those who gave their life is a must for us, since they paid the price for our freedom.
    You can not see this in my photos but I was deeply moved when I was taking this shot.

    Thanks,
    Ehud
     
  13. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    Beautiful set!
     
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