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Black and white and arty

A bit more arty. I quite liked this,but wondered how it would be received.

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Any thoughts, anyone? Or should I have put it on FotoFair?
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I'll post some more BWAs in due course.....
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Re: Black and white and arty

Its a great spot Keith, love the interplay of patterns. For me personally the shadows are a bit too deep though. B+W certainly the way to go.

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Re: Black and white and arty

The different patterns and textures - and especially the shadows - work well in B&W. I doubt it would work nearly so well in colour.
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Re: Black and white and arty

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Its a great spot Keith, love the interplay of patterns. For me personally the shadows are a bit too deep though. B+W certainly the way to go.

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My take on it- not dramatically different. Half the fun is spotting the image in the first place and I would have been very pleased to see it.

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Re: Black and white and arty

I like it too good spot. Definitely better in B&W I'd expect.
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My take on it- not dramatically different. Half the fun is spotting the image in the first place and I would have been very pleased to see it.

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I think it's calling 'having a good eye' Tim! I went for soot and whitewash deliberately; but it's darker on the forum than on my computer. I've found that on one or two other images I've posted. Dunno why.
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Re: Black and white and arty

It's to do with gamma which I think is sometimes different in a browser than in other apps. Photoshop for instance has its own gamma setting. It also explains why prints often come out darker than expected. Colour management is an arcane topic understood properly by only a few boffins, a bit like quantum physics. If you think you understand it, you don't .

I like the pic too, good interplay between the different textures .
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The different patterns and textures - and especially the shadows - work well in B&W. I doubt it would work nearly so well in colour.
Not a lot different in colour, John. But to get the shadows to be so well defined would not work very well.
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Re: Black and white and arty

I would take a bit off the bottom.
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I would take a bit off the bottom.
Like this?

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I've lightened it slightly too.
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