Old 02-25-2016, 01:45 AM   #1
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Default My first attempt at B&W, need help...

Well I had to try a black and white and thought this would be a good candidate and have a dilemma as the floating chunks of ice are reflecting in the morning sun and giving it that grain look. Any suggestions would be appreciated..

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...52&key=3110479

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Old 02-25-2016, 02:11 AM   #2
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Well I had to try a black and white and thought this would be a good candidate and have a dilemma as the floating chunks of ice are reflecting in the morning sun and giving it that grain look. Any suggestions would be appreciated..

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...52&key=3110479

Thanks, Rich
Rich, I hate to say this cause I am getting dinged on a 41 year old slide with snow for noise and am very annoyed but the whole image looks pretty rough. Not sure if there is a lot of haze. shooting into sun or shooting with a big zoom or cropping? then the power is behind trees while there is an opening but even that is hard to tell. ...

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Old 02-25-2016, 03:04 AM   #3
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You could do what I do--load up some Ilford HP5 in my Nikon F3T/Leica IIIc/Chamonix 045n. I like the classic look I'm getting from HP5.

I just took a look at your shot and have some thoughts. I would definitely have used a polarizer on this one, for starters. Next, the shot looks "muddy". There isn't enough contrast and it's just not sharp. Did you use a tripod? The tones just don't look like "real" b&w to me either.


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Old 02-25-2016, 03:44 AM   #4
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I like the idea you were going for, but the image quality is just not there for it to likely be accepted. As you already mentioned - it's been rejected for too much grain.

Best to just keep this one in the personal archives or post to Flickr. No disrespect.
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