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I'm still trying to learn B&W and take advantage of the time when I take photos...All comments and criticisms are welcome. Thank you.
Jasmine

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:18mm
Aperture:f/9.9
Shutter Speed:1/99sec
ISO:125
Title:To the Church
Username:xwang xwang
Uploaded:27 Apr 2011 - 9:16 PM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, Flowers & plants, Landscape / travel church
Votes:31

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 - 9:34 PM

Lovely composition Jasmine, the twisting path and shadows look good, nice mono shot.. Peter

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2011 - 9:34 PM

Beautiful and well composed image Like, the light/shadow in this one and works very well in mono,
saeid

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom952 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2011 - 9:39 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Delicious shadows, b&w is about forms and light and shadows are so important.
I agree with Malc's comment, re straightening and re the grass. Re the former - if your software allows, try skewing the bottom right corner out a bit as an alternative to rotating.
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 27 Apr 2011 - 9:41 PM

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2011 - 10:18 PM

Thank you very much Malc.
I noticed the church tower was leaning, It looked a bit strange when I was there. I went their website:
http://www.peakdistrictinformation.com/visits/wirksch.php
I wasn't sure about the tower, so I straightened the image according to the wall...
Thank you very much, Moira. I'll try it again..
Thank you all.
Jasmine

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2011 - 10:28 PM

Great composition Jasmine. paul

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2011 - 11:29 PM

A lovely shot Jasmine practice makes perfect and you are doing really well..Lin

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Dg
Dg  31 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2011 - 12:04 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I agree about the straightening, and that made me think that the whole 'verticality' problem seems to be caused by lens distortion; I tend to believe this can be exploited even further; the curves are already winding and all in all I really love the way everything gets confusing with the tower leaning towards the right and the wall towards the left Smile for my taste, it would work even better if they were leaning even further apart. So from this point of view, I ended up loving the distortion.
However, I wonder if the contrast isn't a bit too high. (High contrast works great for b/w shots but it's so difficult to master properly...Sad)

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2011 - 12:18 AM

great comp jasmine wonderful light and shadows superdetail a cracking mono nice one Wink
andy

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ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2011 - 12:56 AM

Jasmine, I really love this composition - the curves with the tower and the railing giving the verticals. Really an interesting photo - you have such a good eye.
Christina

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Len1950
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28 Apr 2011 - 7:58 AM

A super composition with an excellent pov, well done Jasmine.

Len

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2011 - 8:09 AM

Agree with all the comments above - a great comp and good conversion Jasmine - a great shot

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acousticmist
28 Apr 2011 - 9:42 AM

An excellent mono..............Martin

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28 Apr 2011 - 9:50 AM


Quote: An excellent mono..............Martin

+1.

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barbarahirst
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28 Apr 2011 - 3:34 PM

works so well in mono

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davey_griffo
30 Apr 2011 - 7:25 PM

I think that the exposure/contrast problem has been caused by the quite obviously, blazing sunny day you had, & the shot was probably taken during the middle part of the day. I'd try just easing back the contrast a little. That may bring back some of the detail in the lighter areas too.

Otherwise, a super conversion.

Last Modified By davey_griffo at 30 Apr 2011 - 7:26 PM

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30 Apr 2011 - 8:16 PM

A superbly composed scene, such excellent light and shadows. The conversion to monochrome was a great idea

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2 May 2011 - 2:47 PM

An excellent composition and a good mono conversion. Needs straightening but that has bee mentioned. A

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PhillipMinnis

A lovely B&W image, Xwang! Nicely converted!


Cheers

Phil

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