July 20th, 2010, 03:15 PM
Black & White, monotone and sepia
Post an image with or without an explanation, but don't hesitate to give a story. Please, though, do add the details on your camera, lens, etc., for those of us who feel we really are on a "need to know" basis.
I'm taking this idea from Brian S. over on mu-43.com, who has described the reasons behind a Words/No Words thread:
The W/NW threads are not for critique of images. Post a follow-up image and let it speak for itself, and to inspire- rather than giving advice on how you would have done the image. W/NW threads typically are open to all types of camera formats, even in semi-dedicated sites such as this one.
W/NW threads were popular on photo.net, going back a long time. I first started participating in ~2002. Several Photography sites have set up W/NW forums. Rangefinderforum.com has an active W/NW forum.
Just to add- many times you get a Photo that you want to show, and on a site with a W/NW forum- often an existing thread is there to place it in. Otherwise, many "one-Photo" threads come, and sink into the abyss within a week. The W/NW threads bring the old posts back to the surface.
E-PL1 Panny 20mm @ f/5.0 1/60 ISO Flash fired
Used Aperture 3, and this was the day our daughter got her Olympus E-620. Her friend is clearing enjoying the view.
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July 20th, 2010, 04:44 PM
Canon PowerShot S90, 22.5mm @ f/4.9, 1/8, ISO 800
When I bought my Canon PowerShot S90, I took some test shots as soon the battery was full. Unfortunately it was already night and I could use only the lighting of the shop window. Above shot was one of the first pictures I took with this great compact camera and since then I really like this small camera. I have done some (but not much) noise reduction in Adobe Camera Raw 6.
July 20th, 2010, 04:55 PM
Taken with the G9 at ISO1600 to maximise noise, then sharpened up the noise to increase the effect. Looks rather like Tmax3200 film which I like. Don't know why everyone wants noise free sensors!
August 5th, 2010, 12:01 AM
Leica X1 f/5.6 @ 1/30th ISO 100 trying out the in camera black and white setting - high contrast.
August 5th, 2010, 02:20 AM
Just one word: 'Duet'. Canon PowerShot A95 at ISO 400. Taken in 2005 on a misty winter evening at a city lake in New Delhi, India:
August 5th, 2010, 02:24 AM
August 5th, 2010, 07:14 AM
Andrew, I appreciate the way you see these moments in your children's lives...your life. (I think they're yours.) This photo and some of your others remind me of Gary Winogrand's way of looking at the world.
August 5th, 2010, 12:17 PM
BB, Thanks. The one up in the air is mine. Though I'm "required" to take family snapshots, when I can I try to use an alternative vision from the standard form. And since my free time for photography is so limited I leverage what I can from the family snaps. No complaints, though, it's all great fun.
I just bought a used copy of a Winogrand book - I'll have to look at it again tonight.
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August 5th, 2010, 04:21 PM
Andrew, I think your alternative vision for your family snapshots is something that your children certainly will appreciate when they're older if they don't quite yet. Family snapshots that are also good photographs are the best combination ever.
As for Winogrand, that's who came to my mind. There are number of photographers from that era who had their own special kind of skewed view of everyday life around them... I suppose really all photographers have their own way of seeing their world and some speak in a special way to us, as individuals. Not all of us share the same likes and dislikes, so that makes things all the more interesting, I think.
Anyhow, thanks Andrew. I enjoy your view.
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August 5th, 2010, 04:32 PM
Olympus E-P1 14-42 mZD
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