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Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« Reply #540 on: January 22, 2018, 11:33:28 AM »
Nice series, dpc.


Thanks, Click!  8)

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Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« Reply #540 on: January 22, 2018, 11:33:28 AM »

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Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« Reply #541 on: January 24, 2018, 02:25:07 PM »
From grey and cloudy Germany today. Church of "Hildegard von Bingen" above river rhine opposite Rüdesheim. Taken with EOS 5D MK IV and Tamron 150-600 at 600mm.

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Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« Reply #542 on: January 24, 2018, 02:39:29 PM »
Nice picture, Bike_05.

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Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« Reply #543 on: January 29, 2018, 06:01:56 AM »

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Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« Reply #544 on: January 29, 2018, 08:45:36 AM »
Nice.

Welcome to CR.  :)

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Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« Reply #545 on: January 31, 2018, 06:14:18 PM »
Thank you! Good to be here!

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Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« Reply #546 on: January 31, 2018, 06:18:43 PM »
A few more...






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Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« Reply #546 on: January 31, 2018, 06:18:43 PM »

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Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« Reply #547 on: February 08, 2018, 06:31:58 AM »
Fallen tree in our uninspiring winter...
(tried to make it a bit spooky by composition & post-processing)

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Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« Reply #548 on: February 08, 2018, 08:05:17 AM »
It is a bit spooky.  Very nice shot, Wiebe.  :)

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Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« Reply #549 on: February 10, 2018, 05:11:19 PM »
Beach at Holkham, Norfolk, England, low tide

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Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« Reply #550 on: February 11, 2018, 11:35:19 PM »
From grey and cloudy Germany today. Church of "Hildegard von Bingen" above river rhine opposite Rüdesheim. Taken with EOS 5D MK IV and Tamron 150-600 at 600mm.
Beautiful Shot.

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Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« Reply #551 on: February 12, 2018, 06:43:50 AM »
Beach at Holkham, Norfolk, England, low tide

5DS + 100/2 @f/5, 1/1250 , ISO 400

Nice capture Sporgon! Despite the people in the picture it feels very desolate and empty...
Did you use special post-processing? The picture has this B&W film appearance with more noise then I would have expected from your gear at the settings used...
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Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« Reply #552 on: February 12, 2018, 05:06:11 PM »
Beach at Holkham, Norfolk, England, low tide

5DS + 100/2 @f/5, 1/1250 , ISO 400

Nice capture Sporgon! Despite the people in the picture it feels very desolate and empty...
Did you use special post-processing? The picture has this B&W film appearance with more noise then I would have expected from your gear at the settings used...

Thanks for that comment Nat_WA, I'm pleased the picture looks that way to you as that's the image I saw at the time. But I think the people included in the frame add to the feeling of the emptiness - ironically. That's why I included the guy standing out by the surf with the dog. I have another shot without them that I've attached here; see what you think.

Yes I have added a film grain effect to the image, although compressing it down so small has added to the grain / noise effect somewhat. I went through a stage of adding a little grain to all my images but found that nowadays most people seem to be conditioned to associate this with noise and poor quality, so I stopped but still like it on my own personal images.

At 400 ISO the 5DS has more noise than other contemporary FF cameras but only at the full output size. As soon as you reduce the image size to that of a 5DIV or III it becomes as good. This second image without the man and dog has no grain effect added.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2018, 08:34:47 AM by Sporgon »

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Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« Reply #552 on: February 12, 2018, 05:06:11 PM »

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Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« Reply #553 on: February 13, 2018, 02:25:56 AM »
On my very first view of your first beach photo, I thought that the person and dog near the water's edge really made the photo, the human element as counterpoint to and emphasizing the windswept bleakness of the rest of the scene. I thought it a great photo.

In comparison, the second photo seems rather bland.

I've no opinion what I'd think of the second if I hadn't already seen the first.
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Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« Reply #554 on: February 13, 2018, 06:40:43 AM »
Beach at Holkham, Norfolk, England, low tide

5DS + 100/2 @f/5, 1/1250 , ISO 400

Nice capture Sporgon! Despite the people in the picture it feels very desolate and empty...
Did you use special post-processing? The picture has this B&W film appearance with more noise then I would have expected from your gear at the settings used...

Thanks for that comment Nat_WA, I'm pleased the picture looks that way to you as that's the image I saw at the time. But I think the people included in the frame add to the feeling of the emptiness - ironically. That's why I included the guy standing out by the surf with the dog. I have another shot without them that I've attached here; see what you think.

Yes I have added a film grain effect to the image, although compressing it down so small has added to the grain / noise effect somewhat. I went through a stage of adding a little grain to all my images but found that nowadays most people seem to be conditioned to associate this with noise and poor quality, so I stopped but still like it on my own personal images.

At 400 ISO the 5DS has more noise than other contemporary FF cameras but only at the full output size. As soon as you reduce the image size to that of a 5DIV or III it becomes as good. This second image without the man and dog has no grain effect added.

Hi Sporgon, indeed the first picture "pulls you in" much more than the second - composition of the first is stronger with a diagonal perceived line leading the eye from lower left to upper right. Having a person at the "start" of the viewing line in the first provides a reference for the distance - enhancing the empty feeling. The second has a more central composition which lacks dynamics and leaves the eye 'stuck' in the upper middle; without a good reference for size or distance...

Your pictures (set in B&W) are well suited to a bit of film grain - at least I like it here, adds to the atmosphere. Thanks for clarifying your use of post-processing :).

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Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« Reply #554 on: February 13, 2018, 06:40:43 AM »