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First try at B&W, wanting to get a "50's" type image so added noise also. Suggestions greatly appreciated from those of you expertise in B&W. Some hate the border, letters on this series, but that's the way it is.

As always, best viewed large.

Title:First Try
Username:gajj gajj
Uploaded:15 Aug 2006 - 1:47 PM
Tags:Black & white, Bw, City, Photo journalism, Photojournalism, Specialist / abstract, Urban
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billma
billma  10119 forum posts United States
15 Aug 2006 - 1:53 PM

Something one would see from the classic photos on Mark Harden's Artchives. Excellent, nitty gritty black and white photography.

bill

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96032 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2006 - 2:01 PM

I can't offer any useful advice whatsoever but merely would like to produce something like that myself!

Alison

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deejceej
deejceej  8 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2006 - 2:03 PM

I think you've achieved your objective, there's definitely a sense that it was taken long before 2006

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MediumSizeUnavailable

very well done. really thought this was an old (but very good) photo. the grainyness, the crop/composition, the shadows... all excellent

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Djemde
Djemde  11 Tuvalu
15 Aug 2006 - 3:14 PM

Great picture, agree with all the comments and you've definitely done what you set out to. Hate the border though (I think that must be personal taste, but the picture was certainly of sufficient quality for mne to put my border prejudices to rest). Cheers
Jem

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cats_123 e2 Member 104015 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2006 - 4:06 PM

excllent B&W...think you might even be able to isolate the lady in the heels as a separate shot?

jeff

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shane
shane  10 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2006 - 4:52 PM

Excellent, love it, very retro, would look great on a greeting card

click
shane

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tull
tull  11181 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Aug 2006 - 5:23 PM

Has a great vintage feel Jan cracking image.

Mark.

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clevercloggs
15 Aug 2006 - 6:03 PM

good bl&w especially since you state it is your first one. Looking forward to more.

the fond is not 50's. I doubt if they had that kind of fond in the 50's. I wonder if strolling is a word used in that decade. just a niggle on an otherwise fine image.

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david deveson
15 Aug 2006 - 6:32 PM

Oh, now that is good, I mean really GOOD...
I too have a thing about the border...this shot stands out on its own with no need for help from any quarter.
Congratulations.
David

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2006 - 8:05 PM

love shots like this

ollie

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Arcticfox
Arcticfox  9 Scotland
15 Aug 2006 - 8:09 PM

Mission accomplished! Well done.

Peter

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rosie42
rosie42  10 Australia
17 Aug 2006 - 6:28 AM

You've certainly achieved your desired outcome - well done on a terrific image with a strong retro feel. Really like the grainy tones and imaginative composition ...

Susie :o)

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gajj
gajj  1032 forum posts
17 Aug 2006 - 2:50 PM

Thanks for the suggestions and comments. I may redo sans the border at some time, or upload a different perspective. Time taken to comment is much appreciated.
Regards,
Jan

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jjwithamlao
24 Aug 2006 - 6:13 AM

You got the feel you were after. Good one.

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glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2006 - 4:19 AM

I am partial to the framing, adds a boundry to the shot giving it more focus, nice work! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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