Just getting into B&W... thoughts on these?

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by String, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. String

    String Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 9, 2012
    I havnt shot much B&W since the days of film and I was a poor student who couldnt afford the developing of colour! I'm not going to say how long ago that was :biggrin:

    Anyway, I've been playing around with Silver EFXPro and came up with these two (I did post them in another thread in the Landscape/Travel thread so I apologize for the duplicate post). Certainl appreciate any feedback (good and bad!) that you can provide.

    EM-5 with the Pan/Lecia 25

    And the EM-5 with the Oly 75

    Thanks folks!
  2. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    #1 is a bit "glowy" and the tone bothers me.

    #2 is Perfect
  3. GFFPhoto

    GFFPhoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2013
    I agree, not enough blacks in #1, #2 looks great.
  4. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    I like #1 very much. Looks very much like a platinum print. Nice job!
  5. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    My opinion differs. I like #1 a lot! It might could use a bit more contrast, but I really like it. The second looks strange to me. It almost looks like a movie set with synthetic lighting and strange shadows. I've been in Venice, and it just dawned on me that that scene is probably in Las Vegas, hence the unrealistic lighting. Am I correct?
  6. justin4192

    justin4192 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 27, 2011
    Fairfax, VA, USA
    I really like the second. Nice job!
  7. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    I like the composition in the first very much but not the tone. Tell us why you decided to use sepia.