Some B&W with OMD EM5

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by PhilS, May 14, 2013.

  1. PhilS

    PhilS Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 24, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
    Phil Savory




    Taken with Panasonic X 12-35mm
  2. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    number 1 and four are effing brilliant!. great stuff!
  3. Steph

    Steph Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Superb set !
  4. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Very nice! I like the silhouette quality of the first and the dynamic nature of the water in the last. :thumbup:
  5. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    awesome!!! i love b+w silhouettes
  6. PhilS

    PhilS Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 24, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
    Phil Savory
    Thanks people.. do you think the shadows in #3 are too great?
  7. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    What they said. Beautiful work.
  8. the_traveler

    the_traveler Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 12, 2011
    Columbia, MD
    Lew Lorton
    Very nicely done.
    As they stand #1 is my favorite.
    #4 is rather drab and grey, I think it could use a bit more brilliance.
  9. bluzcity

    bluzcity Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2012
    Memphis, TN
    Love it, 1 & 3 for me!
  10. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Great set. Keep your horizon level, it looks somewhat off in #1 & #3. I like the horizon effect in #2 though.
  11. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Really nice set, great use of monochrome! Agree with Lew that #4 could be a bit brighter but I like them all. Thanks for sharing.
  12. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Very nice set! Thank you for sharing!
  13. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    First and last work for me as well.
  14. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    #3 is a bit dark, though I like that the main subject is fully silhouetted. If you could bring up the left side of the image just a touch without introducing more detail on the kite flyer, I think that might be nice.

    I also would echo the other comment about the level horizons. While it's far enough off to look intentional (and work quite nicely) in #2, I find that #1 & 3 are close enough to level that it just comes off as sloppy and adds nothing to the composition.

    Overall, a very stunning set of images. :2thumbs: I particularly love the first shot. The sharpness of the kite is incredible.
  15. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Powerful images. 1 great range of values and 3 amazing stop action capture.
  16. SrPantuflas

    SrPantuflas Mu-43 Regular

    May 26, 2013
    Chile, South America.
    great shots! #1 #4 my fav
    i agree with zpuskas on the horizon of the #1, still, great images.
  17. Pecos

    Pecos Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 20, 2013
    The Natural State
    You have done well. The first one is magical.
  18. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Well done Phil! I especially liked the last one (giant wave crashing on the rocks).
  19. PhilS

    PhilS Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 24, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
    Phil Savory
    Thanks people, its great to get feedback..
  20. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    Not at all.That's what makes it my favorite!