My personal journey of photography...
Ben, I love this black and white series! They confirm why I love black and white so much. I did I lot of black and white with my old Nikons F1 and F2, developing and printing silver-gelatine prints. Have you had any of your digital b/w printed? I would be so curious to hear from you how the come out, and what kind of depth you can achieve with a modern print (I am very partial to the old "dunking" process, which gives great depth, including a choice of papers like Ilford's).
There is so much going on in this picture. It is brilliant in black and white because it simplifies everything and focuses the picture. Great shot.
I love the "feel" of this, I want to step into the picture and wander around, looking for a good bargain.
Thank you all for comment. Merisi you've got PM about printing.
Tena koe ehoaI think it's a good image to explore from a technical viewpoint Ben. I think you've positioned yourself too much on the left of this composition. You've drawn the perspective of the footpath towards the left of the image and visually it gets lost abruptly here behind the bag rack. In doing so you opened yourself to the harshness of the sun on the right, which looks almost like mid day sun, that falls on open space in the street and the outer foopath areas. Hence the (over-exposed) intensity of your white spaces.I might have stopped up a little higher given the intensity of the sun. This would afford you deeper and richer tones in your conversion (or b&w camera option?). What I'm suggesting is that it's easier to add light to an image in post production than it is to lessen the intensity of over-exposed white space in post production.You'll find this is not everyobne's cup-o-tea though.
Thanks, Ndiginiz. It really helps. It was around lunch time so the sun was high and contrast was so intensive. The composition wise I may wanted to much aspect in there, but that was the intention at the time of shooting, so I can live with that. As a using light, you are absolutely right and if I change position it could cover better lighting at situation. Thanks Again for very helpful comment!
Some very good black and white work going on here! I really like the candid look to these shots and they give me a good insight into a place i have never been. Keep it up!
Thank you, Bob.
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