Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

THe barn tells a tale

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

Just as I was about to finish my first Saturday landscape session for a while, a happened upon this abandoned farm and spent the next 45 minutes happily snapping away.

Camera:Panasonic DMC-G1
Lens:14-45mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:THe barn tells a tale
Username:mlseawell mlseawell
Uploaded:4 Sep 2010 - 5:14 PM
Tags:And, Barn, Black, Black & white, Flowers, Flowers & plants, Landscape / travel, Lanscape, White
VS Mode Rating 98 (0% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:Voting Disabled
Critque wantedCritique Wanted
Has Modifications Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)
Awards have been disabled on this photo

Comments

This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.
pharaohcomplex

really like the duality of this shot Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Jestertheclown


Quote: Incidentally the symbol for copyright is

. . . or "Alt 0169".

Actually, I quite like this for some reason.

As Frank says, it's an image of two halves, one light and the other overly dark, neither of which are quite correctly exposed.
I've roughly lassoed the right hand side and made a quick adjustment using the shadows/highlights tool. I sharpened that bit slightly too.
I then cropped a bit from the left which I think has improved the balance.
Hope this is OK.

Bren.

Last Modified By Jestertheclown at 4 Sep 2010 - 9:02 PM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Steve-T
Steve-T  751 forum posts England66 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2010 - 10:47 PM

I am a big fan of B&W photography but believe it is a bit of a dying art. Good mono work probably starts at the taking stage by seeing colours as a greyscale. The difficulty with your subject matter is that most of the colours you are translating sit in the midtones i.e. green and browns which inevitably produce midtone greys - so you have ended up with too much grey and not enough contrast. The most striking monos have a full range of tones from white to black and the composition is a matter of generating the best contrasting elements - so looking at your image the better picture was probably the ends of the sawn logs - on some it looks like there is an outer white ring with grey tones into a black centre - this type of shot produces a simple outcome where as your current composition is very complex - as mentioned in the critiques above. Hope that helps. Steve.

Last Modified By Steve-T at 4 Sep 2010 - 10:49 PM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

mlseawell
mlseawell e2 Member 4mlseawell vcard United Kingdom
4 Sep 2010 - 11:33 PM

Thanks all. It is a VERY complex picture to convert. Maybe too complex but what the hey! I do like the the "clash" between the subject matters. Frank always gets down to it, a man knows where he stands with Frank. Good points as usual although I think the subject(s) matter is there. Bren, the mod is good (better I think) and like the result. I should have played more with this but had to go to dinner. Steve, yep it is dying but I do love it. I appreciated your advice and input and learned something which is the entire point of putting my stuff out there.

Cheers all!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.