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Discussion in 'Black and White' started by caimi, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
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  2. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    somebody obviously got some new PP software for christmas :)

    often less is more..... as soon as you are looking at the effect and not the picture you have gone too far!!!

    just my thoughts

    K
     
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  3. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    New use of existing software. But thanks for your thoughts, Kevin. Look again. The effect is the image. Just my thoughts.
     
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  4. Pecos

    Pecos Mu-43 Top Veteran

    776
    Jan 20, 2013
    The Natural State
    Nice images, all.
    And nice effect.
     
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  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    My first reaction was to agree with Kevin, but on further reflection and a second, third and fourth look I like them as they are. The different textures highlight the subjects in very interesting ways. Cool. :2thumbs:
     
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  6. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Caimi -I must think about these for a while. Unfortunately I'm approaching this style from a decades old, deeply ingrained biases against anything Giclée.

    Image 5 is a knockout!

    -Chrome
     
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  7. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    Chrome,

    If by "giclee" you mean tacky, I take that as a compliment. I have achieved my goal. The idea is to get the viewer to see a picture of an individual, not an individual. Whether an animal or a human is depicted, it is still a two dimensional object you're looking at, not a person. In fact the inclusion of animal portraits is intended to further this idea along as well. The deliberate use of heavy handed (and possibly tacky) post processing software gets the viewer to consider what he is looking at rather than accept someone else's pre-ordained notion of what the image should be or what he should be seeing. As I said, the effect is the image. Kevin, above said, "Often less is more." I say, "Most often, less is just less."
     
  8. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    I've been a lot slow lately... I've got it now. #5 is still the knockout.

    -C