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Black and White Landscapes

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by tubedriver, May 22, 2012.

  1. tubedriver

    tubedriver Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 30, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    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?

    E-PL1    ---    14mm    f/8.0    1/80s    ISO 200

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

    robsonj Mu-43 Rookie

    May 20, 2011
    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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  3. slith

    slith Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 4, 2012
    Dublin, Ireland
    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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  4. Timos L

    Timos L Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 26, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    Timos :)
    I suggest to make this a sticky thread..

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  5. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 2, 2012
    Maybe slightly over done, but I like the contrast in this one. Any thoughts?

    Attached Files:

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  6. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    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!

    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.

    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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  7. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    low tide


    Taken in December with OLY Epl5 and Pan 20mm.
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  8. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Utah beach Normandy

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehudlavon/8208266066/" title="Utah beach by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 8208266066_c432df548d_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Utah beach"></a>
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  9. greyelm

    greyelm Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 28, 2010
    G3 +14-42

    DMC-G3    LUMIX G VARIO 14-42/F3.5-5.6    42mm    f/5.6    1/80s    ISO 250
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  10. greyelm

    greyelm Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 28, 2010
    GF1 +45-200 @ 45

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  11. kwalsh

    kwalsh Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    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...

    DMC-G1    ---    67mm    f/6.3    6s    ISO 100

    DMC-G1    ---    21mm    f/6.3    1/0s    ISO 100

    DMC-G1    ---    109mm    f/6.3    1/400s    ISO 100

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

    woof Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
    The present.
    Yes, and you are very, very good at it. Beautiful, really outstanding.

  13. Excellent!

    Does the one have lenticular clouds above the peak?
  14. Mr Hahn

    Mr Hahn Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 9, 2010
    SLC, Utah
    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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  15. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    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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  16. cherrywood

    cherrywood Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 17, 2010

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

    cherrywood Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 17, 2010
    Landscape #1

    Beautiful capture of the "light" in the first one, my Fav thanks for posting this
  18. kwalsh

    kwalsh Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    Thanks for the kind words everyone!

    Yes, that's right. It is actually Denali peak hidden in the clouds that is creating the lenticulars.
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