JeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 50 Posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2735 times:
I know I don't normally ask for advice or opinions on stuff I upload, but I've yet to really play the black and white game either. So, I'm asking for opinions on this old A-7 ("SLUFF" is an affectionate name for the A-7 meaning Short Little Ugly Fat F*cker).
Shot manual, f10, iso 100, 1/400 at 10mm on the 30d. Fire away.....
Dendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1730 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2717 times:
I like it a lot. An unusual angle and because of the wide angle, pin sharp from the foreground to distance.
Being hyper-critical, I would like the sky a bit brighter towards the top left.
I like the warm tone of the image and that works well, though it might not get past a screener for that reason.
If it was mine I would be very pleased with it.
Quoting Diezel (Reply 3): The "polarizer" effect in the sky is great but it looks as if it was processed with a gradient which is probably not allowed.
I see what your getting at, but that is really just dark blue sky, no polarizer or gradient used. I could darken the right side a bit, but I will probably screw up the left side if I try to lighten it.
Quoting VasanthD (Reply 2): I see some softness right below the nose section as pointed out here.
I see that too now, maybe I missed that when I did the sharpen mask? Will fix it... I just realized I can see myself in the reflection!
Quoting Diezel (Reply 3): The air intake looks a bit unnatural. Probably because it was covered,
It was because there is no engine in it, they look funny when you can see all the way through.
Quoting Dendrobatid (Reply 1): I like the warm tone of the image and that works well, though it might not get past a screener for that reason.
I like it better then just black and white, but may try a pure B&W rendition as well, would like to hear a screener's take on the coloring..?!?
JeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2534 times:
This is what got uploaded. I know it's not true B&W, but I tried three different conversion methods, and they all looked to bluish for what I had in mind. Some adustments were made to the sky in using a blue filter during the conversion which makes the left side a little lighter.
Re-did the sharpening as I wanted, and hopefully fixed the softness.
Thanks for the comments.
Diezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2417 times:
Quoting JeffM (Reply 12): Once you get one, you will want to shoot everything with it
And you will get dirty! Because you will be flat on the ground on your stomach because the wheels from your car suddenly look interesting, on your back under a plane to get that dramatic look, in the sand on the beach, half in the water because the waves and your little daughter look so great from that angle with the 14mm on your Nikon/Canon. So, know what you are doing and I did warn you guys.
I have. The photos should be in the temporary queue to get added to the Photo DB. Check your photos in queue in the MyPhotos section. You should get a message stating your pics are in the add-on queue... Should take about 10-30 mins to get it cleared...