Black and White Landscapes

tubedriver

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I have been photographing landscapes for a few years now (on and off). I am wanting to move in to Black and White Photography including B+W landscapes.

I have created the photo below. I would appreciate any comments at all, especially constructive criticism.

Perhaps others would like to add their B+W landscapes.

Perhaps we could get this as a sticky. Maybe we already have one?

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E-PL1 with Kit 14-42mm lens at 14mm. f/8, 1/80 sec, ISO 200
 

robsonj

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Not bad at all, I like the composition, the image has a lot of depth. If anything the mid ground is a bit dark, maybe some dodging to bring it up a little? Nice work!
 

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I'm by no means an expert, so I'll talk from 'gut feeling'. I like how the rocks pop in the bottom right corner, I feel the left side of the landscape is somewhat lacking expression. But I think that's most likely because I'm looking at this image on a glossy monitor on a relatively bright day :(
 

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@tubedriver
Overall I like the image except the fore/mid ground have very little contrast. If it were not for the rocks it would just be a lump of dark gray. The sky is awesome however!

@Timos
I like your picture except for the contrails in the sky. I find them very distracting! The shadows also hide some of the details of the ruin in the foreground.

@juangrande
Great contrast, eery looking sky and gorgeous mountains. I personally would have cropped a bit closer if the shed is suppose to be the subject. If it wasn't then I would have avoided having it in the frame.
 

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low tide

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Taken in December with OLY Epl5 and Pan 20mm.
 

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Utah beach Normandy

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Oh, I like B&W landscape!

As to the OP, I'll second others feedback. The sky and foreground rocks work well. The mid-ground is low contrast and I'm not sure what to do about it really!

And I'll post a few of my own...

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Alright - must restrain self. Three is enough (for now). That second one looks real nice in color as well...
 

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Oh, I like B&W landscape!

Alright - must restrain self. Three is enough (for now). That second one looks real nice in color as well...
Yes, and you are very, very good at it. Beautiful, really outstanding.

woof!
 

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One of my first shots with the OM-D, taken with the PL 25mm at f/8, it was converted in Silver Efex Pro 2 and cropped to 16:9

 

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Shoot, I hadn't seen this thread before. I just put four black and whites in the "Share Wilderness" Thread, but they'd have pit even better here.

In the name of shameless self-promotion, I'm cross-posting them here.

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Greyelm........
This has a wonderful "Alice in wonderland" feel to it, very different and interesting.
Dennis.
 

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Landscape #1

Oh, I like B&W landscape!

As to the OP, I'll second others feedback. The sky and foreground rocks work well. The mid-ground is low contrast and I'm not sure what to do about it really!

And I'll post a few of my own...

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Alright - must restrain self. Three is enough (for now). That second one looks real nice in color as well...
Beautiful capture of the "light" in the first one, my Fav thanks for posting this
Dennis
 
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