Show Chiaroscuro

Discussion in 'Herman's Genres' started by BillN, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
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    Don did a Quest "over there" but it is always a topic that interests -I had to look it up when the word was first mentioned

    EP-1 with Pany 20mm f1.7

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiaroscuro


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    not sure which I prefer


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  2. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I prefer the colour photo because the drawings show up more I think. I'll try and find something to post now :)
     
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  3. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
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    Don't know if these qualify but it's what I've been doing this afternoon with my props! The light is only natural light but I made the shoes really contrasty (100 in LR) to try to emphasise the shape and texture of the shoes.

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  4. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
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    Thanks Christina

    I think that it, (the drawing), is "Old Nick" - so what I think the (designer) of the scene in the room is illustrating is not only Chiaroscuro but also the extreme contrast between the religious "dark" and "light" - that's what I felt anyway

    The colour version does show a more powerful "light" although the B & W version could be seen as a little more sinister, (the devil is partly hiding behind a column)

    My wife keeps telling me that I have a "thing" for taking photos in "religious places"
     
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  5. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Ahh, very clever. The colour brings out that devilish red colour more effectively than the more sombre black and white I think. I always feel bad about photographing inside churches even when they're clearly tourist attractions!
     
  6. ajramirez

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    Jul 9, 2010
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    Chiaroscuro portrait

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    Regards,

    Antonio
     
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  7. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
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    These are wonderful!

    Regards,

    Antonio
     
  8. mmacleodbrown

    mmacleodbrown SC Regular

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    Oct 10, 2010
    London
    Nice photo's, the lack of colour for the shoes does indeed add atmosphere to what would otherwise be a boring subject (no offence!), makes the eye concentrate on the details instead.
    I like the colour picture of the church, the colours add real warmth to the photo, it feels older too.

    If you love churches, get over to Italy one day, they have churches that you wouldn't believe, stunning. Im probably the most non religous person in the world, but I too have a thing about taking photo's in churches, and Italy has them like nowhere else.
     
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  9. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
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    Oh, thank you very much Antonio!
     
  10. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
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    More Chiaroscuro Portraits

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramirezaponte/6132343985/" title="Zulma by ramirezaponte, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="1024" alt="Zulma"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramirezaponte/6132343889/" title="Zulma by ramirezaponte, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="Zulma"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramirezaponte/6132891824/" title="Zulma by ramirezaponte, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="Zulma"></a>


    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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  11. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    It's still the 1st Antonio......
    Beautiful!
     
  12. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
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    I fully agree. Thank you so much, Don.

    Cheers,

    Antonio