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Another shot from the Vintage Fare. For me, this just had to be processed in black & white.

I'd appreciate any constructive critique.

Thanks for looking.

Elaine Grin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-300.0 mm f/4.0-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:30 Jun 2013 - 4:19 PM
Focal Length:92mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Pictures Past
Username:WeeGeordieLass WeeGeordieLass
Uploaded:7 Jul 2013 - 12:10 PM
Tags:Black & white, General
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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43230 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 1:07 PM

A great image and one which is so very desirable. Many printing or stock photo organisations love this type of image.

Regards Nathan

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cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 1:29 PM

fabulous comp Grin

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Jestertheclown

Hi Elaine,
I think you're quite right to want to process this in B/W and you've done a good job.
A touch of flash might have helped lift it a little although you'd then run the risk of overcooking the background.
Perhaps a touch of artificial Lightroom flash?
I also like the use of a copy of the "Beano" as a prop, although if I was to be really picky, at the time that camera was in vogue, "Dennis the Menace" was on the back page. The front was taken up by "Biffo the Bear!"
Of course, I'm far too young to know that from experience! (Ahem!)

Hope this helps.

Bren.

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paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom851 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 7:21 AM

The idea is first rate, but the tones are a bit wrong, especially in the background where it looks sort of grimy. The quality would need upping for any library. More depth of field on the camera and a punchy image. The tonal range here lacks a true black. i think I would remove much of the background by cropping as the remainer stil tells the story, but I would look at the tones of your original, where I suspect the conversion problem may originate.

Paul

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WeeGeordieLass e2 Member 2339 forum postsWeeGeordieLass vcard England
8 Jul 2013 - 2:15 PM

Hi All,

Thanks for all of your crits

Nathan - Thanks for taking the time to comment. I'm glad you like it.

Jeff - I'm glad you like the comp. Jeff. The props were laid out on a table outside a "tea" tent and caught my eye straight away.

Bren -
Quote: Of course, I'm far too young to know that from experience! (Ahem!)

Me too Bren - I heard all about the Dandy and the Beano from my Grandmother Tongue I'll remember the tip about the flash and try it in future.

Paul - Thanks for your advice Paul. I took a few shots of this set up so I'll play around and try to improve on the one I uploaded.

Thanks for taking the time to leave your comments for me guys - you help is appreciated a lot Grin

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Jestertheclown


Quote: I heard all about the Dandy and the Beano from my Grandmother

Going off at a complete tangent, I was genuinely taught to read by sitting with my Granddad and reading the Beano and the Daily Mirror.
Other comics came later, then books of all and any kind. I finally left school with a pile of qualifications in English and French and I'm a qualified proof reader.
The Beano had a lot going for it!

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WeeGeordieLass e2 Member 2339 forum postsWeeGeordieLass vcard England
9 Jul 2013 - 7:26 PM

Hi Bren,


Quote: I'm a qualified proof reader.

You're a man of many talents! I'm writing a book at the moment about the last 4 years of my life. If I'm lucky enough to find a publisher hopefully proof reading will be included in any contract, but if not you may have a new client!!

Cheers

Elaine Grin

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Jestertheclown

I'm writing a book at the moment about the last 4 years of my life.
Sounds interesting.

If I don't get to read the proofs (it should be a part of the publisher's contract), I'd like to see a copy of the finished article.

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