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Boxing day at Boscombe Beach

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by The Minimalist, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 19, 2011
    Here are my first photo's from my Panny GF1 with the 20mm lens that I got for Christmas. These are jpegs from the camera using Dynamic B/W.
    Please feel free to comment on exposure and composition as I am new to this level of photography.

    Boscombe clifftop gardens.

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    Looking towards the purbeck hills.

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    The Isle of Wright in the distance.

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    On Boscombe Pier looking west.

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    On Boscombe Pier looking east.

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  2. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 19, 2011
    Boscombe Pier itself.

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  3. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Darren,

    Congratulations on your Christmas present - that is a superb combo that has been my photographic back bone for the past 2 yrs and my camera/lens of choice for my street & landscape work.

    If you don't already have it, you might want to consider trying out Silver Efex Pro2 for the B&W conversions - it is a really good package.

    If you are interested, you can see a lot of my GF1+20mm B&W images on my blogsite at: Iansky Photosite

    Enjoy your shooting with this great combo.
     
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  4. Nice series of shots, good compositions. Some very nice scenery there. My favourites are the third image in the first post and the shot of the pier. I might crop out the post on the left of "Boscombe Pier looking west". The images in your first post also look like they might benefit from a slight lift in exposure, whereas you shot of the pier in your second post looks just right. Check the horizon on the pier shot though; it looks like it needs a slight rotation to the left. I'd also love to see this image in a wider format with some of the beach cropped out.

    Congrats on your Christmas present!
     
  5. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Darren the picture of the 'Boscombe Pier itself' is brilliant. Lovely black and white tones creates a pretty dramatic image.
     
  6. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 19, 2011
    Thanks for the feedback, very much appreciated. I did notice the pictures 2-5 were a bit dark, these were done at f8 while the pier was shot a f5.6. I was happy with the compositions, although I do agree with what nic has metioned.
     
  7. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 3, 2010
    Nice images and yes a simple but effective combo :thumbup:
    I agree with Ian Silver Efex pro for conversion :thumbup:
     
  8. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 19, 2011
    Thanks, Silver Efex Pro will be on my shopping list sometime during 2012.
     
  9. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Nice images. I like #3, 4 and the single shot of the pier. I agree with the comments about Silver Efex Pro...it will make your images pop!