Black & White, monotone and sepia

Discussion in 'Words / No Words (W/NW)' started by BBW, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    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.:smile:

    I'm taking this idea from Brian S. over on mu-43.com, who has described the reasons behind a Words/No Words thread:
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    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.:biggrin:
     
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  2. pictor

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
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    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.
     
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  3. duffer49

    duffer49 SC Rookie

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    Jul 9, 2010
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    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!
     

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  4. BBW

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    Jul 7, 2010
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    Summertime

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    Leica X1 f/5.6 @ 1/30th ISO 100 trying out the in camera black and white setting - high contrast.
     
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  5. Mayank

    Mayank SC Veteran

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    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:

     
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  6. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
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  7. BBW

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    Jul 7, 2010
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    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.
     
  8. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    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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  9. BBW

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    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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  10. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Playa_I.

    Olympus E-P1 14-42 mZD

    Regards,

    Antonio
     
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  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    La playa - such a pure image. I love the ocean and the beach so much - this is a distillation for me.

    If anyone thinks that the Olympus E-P1 and its "kit lens" are not good enough, they're clearly incapable.

    A really lovely pristine view of the beach. Many thanks.
     
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  12. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Thank you, BB. Here's another one from the same set. Same camera and lens.


    Playa_II.


    Regards,

    Antonio
     
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  13. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    I browsed through my Winogrand book tonight. Long, intense day and looking at photographs was good therapy. I really like his vision. It made me think... so many photographs taken today and yet which ones would stand the test of time? It is a question that has been on my mind lately, and one reason why I recently purchased several used, older photography books. To understand what makes a good photograph, one that will be looked upon from history. Not that that is my goal, but I want to both understand and improve my own work.

    As I considered the Winogrand pictures, each one looked both banal and yet also interesting and unique. There was something about each image that made it memorable, or at least worth a passing glance. And yes, I appreciated his unique perspective, his leaning frame. He had a portfolio from the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, which is funny because I grew up there and went every year. Not much has changed since his day, though I have not been in decades. How he caught the people and the scenes captured it for me.

    So many photobooks, so little time. But thanks again. Your comments have me re-looking at my work, or at least the photographs from that day, and collecting a similar portfolio of it and sharing with family. It was my daughter's second birthday, thus the bouncy house.
     
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  14. BBW

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    Leica X1 f/5.6 @ 1/30th ISO 1600
     
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  15. JanCdeRidder

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    L1000466. "Joe Cool" a miraculously good drummer from Malaysia. Took this image today 100% crop, straight out of cam setting ... with an X1
     
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  16. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

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    Once I clicked on that shot of "Joe Cool" I have to say that I was very impressed by the detail and reflections - great black and white tones, too!
     
  17. JanCdeRidder

    JanCdeRidder SC Rookie

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    Aug 3, 2010
    L1000509. Today in Bavaria we had sun, rain, storm, dark skies and blue skies ..... all at the same time. Took this from the balcony.
     
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  18. BBW

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    Glorious! If I had a view like that I'd be very no matter what the weather. Truly breathtaking, Jan. Thank you.
     
  19. :jacobin:pigeon:

    :jacobin:pigeon: SC Regular

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    Jul 8, 2010


    EP2 with 4/3 Olympus 50mm macro lens via adapter. This lens rarely comes off the EP2 and it autofocuses too!
     
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  20. Mayank

    Mayank SC Veteran

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    Jul 16, 2010
    India
    :jacobin:pigeon:, Wow, what perfect lighting, background and forms. Was this shot with studio lights?
     
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