#14. "RE: Are we ready for another photo assignment, B&W phot" In response to Reply # 0
Here is one I took at a recent wedding . My heart about stopped when I seen White Tux and it was an outside Wedding in Bright Sunshine . I'm not real sure of the best way to convert to Black & White in PS-3 .
Don't Debate About It , Shoot It !!! It Could Be Your Best Shot Ever
#18. "RE: Are we ready for another photo assignment, B&W phot" In response to Reply # 17
Great thread. I'm cheating here, because this one was taken by my daughter's boyfriend using her D50! (I have a D70s) Not so much technically good, but while reviewing images from our recent trip I found this image (a self portrait?) of the photographer reflected in my daughter's sunglasses. Cropped extensively (as you can imagine) from a full waist-up candid portrait shot! Just thought it was interesting. Shot with Sigma 18-200 at 95mm 1/500 @ f9.
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Ok, here is a B&W I took during March 2006. Its was at an Arts festival in the Klein Karoo, South Africa. This lady was walking around in the crowds, absorbing the sights and sounds of the festival. When I photographed her, she had this look on her face: Thus the title of of the picture: "What ya looking at?"
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Pelennor Fields, US
So, nobody had a single thought on this...?
>Great photos all around. > >So what is it about B&W photography that is so appealing, >even in this digital age where producing pictures with good >color is much easier than it used to be? > >Does the simplicity of the B&W just make your mind focus on >the subject matter more instead of on the complexity of the >colors?
#43. "Behind the scenes at a wedding" In response to Reply # 0
Hello everyone. Here is a picture that was taken a few weeks ago. I was asked by the brides parents to shoot candid pics while they had a hired photog for posed pics. This was taken in raw and actually looks better as a tif(converted from RAW) but I decided to make this a JPG for easier viewing on the net. Nikon D50, Sigma 18-50mm f2.8( I LOVE this lens) @23mm,1/160, f2.8, SB800
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Livermore, CA, US
Another great assignment from James and as usual our members do the D50 proud.
I'm a little late to this one because I've been out of town on business for weeks and I've had spotty internet access.
B&W is difficult for me for a couple reasons. First, I love landscapes with colors that really pop. I admit though that B&W can be used to a great effect, as shown in this thread. For me, a B&W photo invokes the idea of distant memory rather than a current event, and therefore I think works best on pictures of people. The 2nd problem I have with B&W is that I have a tendency to like best the first version of any photograph I see, that is if someone first shows me a B&W, then the color original, I like the B&W better, and vise-versa, and I obviously see all my shots in color first.
Anyway, this shot I took during a boat ride on Lake Luzern during my business trip in Switzerland. This zeppelin does aerial tours of the lake & surrounding mountains. The harsh mid-day sun made for a very monochromatic and IMO uninteresting shot, which along with the zeppelin being a historical airship, I thought made a good candidate for B&W.