Light in darkness

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by PetitP, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. PetitP

    PetitP Mu-43 Regular

    E-PL1 with 20/1.7

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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    You keep making images like that and an Ad agency will find you.
    Then you'll have to make lots of money with your photography...
    The Horror!
     
  3. PetitP

    PetitP Mu-43 Regular

    Thanks StreetS:smile:,
    My wife never made me such nice compliments ! Will you marry me ? :rofl:

    A bit more seriously, do you think that number 2 and 3 would deserved to be cropped (to recenter) ?
     
  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Marriage, hmmm best offer I had all day....

    I don't think that you should crop the images. The thing is, especially with #3... it has a very nice sense of dynamic movement. If you crop to center, it will become stagnant.
    The thing with minimalism is to keep the info of the subject as minimal as possible but yet add dynamic movement. This movement is felt as part of the visual elements of the image. You've applied that device very well.

    Oh, my wife just said... No Divorce, we're together till death....
    sorry..
     
  5. PetitP

    PetitP Mu-43 Regular

    Thanks for your comments, I was far from looking at things this way. And when you said I "'ve applied that device very well", that was not in purpose :biggrin: when pressing the button.

    PS : Best regards to your wife, lucky man.:wink:

    See you around,
    LittlePierre.
     
  6. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    these are wonderful PetitP ... I noticed your Lambretta scooters in the "Winter ..." thread had a similarly quality of zip and movement ... the subject "Light in Darkness" would make a good share/show thread too
     
  7. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Maybe you didn't employ this concept on a conscious level but you still employed it.
    It came from inside my friend....
     
  8. Mr Hahn

    Mr Hahn Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 9, 2010
    SLC, Utah
    Nate
    I'm also very impressed by these shots, and I wouldn't crop them at all. I'd really like to ask, are these achieved with in camera settings or are you using black and white conversion software?

    Nate
     
  9. PetitP

    PetitP Mu-43 Regular

    Many thanks all for your comments.

    Nate,
    These pictures are "straight" (resized with Olympus IB software) out of the camera using camera settings.
    I used in-cam "grainy" art filter (it gives B&W pictures) which, from my little experience (2 months) gives great result on subjects who are also originaly somehow black and white.
    Especially for you Nate, here is one photo to illustrate the above comment....probably much too old to fit into a Navy plane :wink:

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    Slightly off-topic, the plane (father is the pilot) where this altimeter was. Prototype of Druine Turbulent.
     

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  10. Mr Hahn

    Mr Hahn Mu-43 Veteran

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    SLC, Utah
    Nate
    Those are very nice, I haven't used the grainy art filter much, but I have been experimenting with in camera monotone settings. My current Monotone setup is Contrast: +1, Sharpness: +1, Filter: Green, Tone: Neutral. Here's a couple that kind of work with your thread title:

    Basement Window

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    Bottles in the Window

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