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B&W posted by susabell September 25, 2008 08:40AM reply | quote
posted by susabell

Had to convert this one to B&W since parts were blown out.

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 09/25/2008 11:53PM by susabell.
Re: B&W posted by susabell September 26, 2008 07:25AM reply | quote
posted by susabell

Ok I have no clue where the photo went. It was there yesterday. Will try again.

Forgot to mention critique welcome.

Re: B&W posted by Kath September 26, 2008 07:30AM reply | quote
posted by Kath

There it is!
I love it, Susan, a perfect shot for B&W, it's going right in my Favorites.



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Re: B&W posted by pro bono September 26, 2008 07:54AM reply | quote
posted by pro bono

Ah! I'm very glad you found it. I'd thought my monitor needed a radical calibration.

My advice ... stop taking color photographs immediately and stop trying to not blow highlights. If all your B&W is a good as this then why do anything else?

Seriously, this photograph has many fine qualities, and one of them is what you lament as blown highlights. If they were not "blown", if for example the image was one of those execrable High Dynamic Range abominations, where every tonal value is rendered with equal weight and fidelity, then the photograph would be very much diminished. The charm of the image is in large part due to the ethereal rendering of the girl, and the contrast (both figuratively and graphically) of that with the nearly Gothic background.

I am convinced that the great magic of photography is the lack of fidelity that it's capable of (in the right hands). What's left unsaid is an important part of the art of it. It makes a bridge between your imagination and mine, and when it's done so well as this photograph, I simply must cross the bridge. Magic!
Re: B&W posted by ScottM September 26, 2008 09:00AM reply | quote
posted by ScottM

beautiful, what more needs to be said. I love everything about this image.
Re: B&W posted by RichB September 26, 2008 10:08AM reply | quote
posted by RichB


This is absolutely gorgeous work.

Re: B&W posted by susabell September 27, 2008 12:07AM reply | quote
posted by susabell

LOL! Next time I'll make sure the photo uploads :-)

Thank you Kathleen, Paulo, Scott and Rich for the kind comments.

I am definitely going to try more B&W images. They seem to work well with the lensbaby.
Re: B&W posted by BearWoodsDavid September 27, 2008 09:11AM reply | quote
posted by BearWoodsDavid

Very lovely image

David Akoubian

"Time is a wonderful healer, but a really bad beautician" - Unknown
Re: B&W posted by susabell September 28, 2008 12:56AM reply | quote
posted by susabell

Thanks so much David :-)
Re: B&W posted by Duh_Vinci September 28, 2008 05:36AM reply | quote
posted by Duh_Vinci

Terrific photo, and indeed suited beautifully for B&W!

Re: B&W posted by susabell September 28, 2008 10:25AM reply | quote
posted by susabell

Thank you D :-)
Re: B&W posted by noelleong2000 September 28, 2008 08:33PM reply | quote
posted by noelleong2000

This is fantastic. I love the mood.
Re: B&W posted by Keithnc September 28, 2008 09:40PM reply | quote
posted by Keithnc

Great image. I like the look in B&W.
Re: B&W posted by susabell September 29, 2008 11:00AM reply | quote
posted by susabell

Thank you Benjamin & Keith :-)

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