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This one or That one? (photo help, not gear)

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by WT21, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Was wondering if some folks might help me out. I shot about 100 B&W pics recently, and I'm stuck on a couple of pairs. Was wondering if folks could give their input on which treatment they prefer.

    The come in pairs

    Set 1, A and B

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  2. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    The first set. No 1 because I prefer the screw as a subject rather than the drawer in the second. In the second I prefer the tones And detail retention of the second treatment. In the third the window is distracting and best blown out.

    Just one guys opinion, of course.

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  3. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    B every time for me....

    no strong reason...just like them better

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  4. All Bs.

    I like the highlights and sense of perspective in 1B and that you can still identify the objects in the top drawer even though they are further from the focal plane.
    I prefer the detail and lighter background in 2B.
    I found 3B more interesting. The window and shadow are a bit more mysterious when they are out of focus.
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  5. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    All IMHO of course

    Set 1 - B - the point of focus seems to distract me from the overall look
    Set 2 - B - the shadowplay seems more interesting - otherwise they're very close
    Set 3 - A - like the shadows again and the more defined 'stains' on the wall - very Blair Witch Project
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  6. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    For me it's B, B, A
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  7. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    2B, 3A, no preference on 1
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