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lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
23 Jun 2008 10:57AM
Tells a great story of their environment

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Ray42 10 3 England
23 Jun 2008 11:16AM
Great composition and picture. Tells a good story as well
User_Removed 12 7 8 Netherlands
23 Jun 2008 11:16AM
lovely scene Tommy, so much detail to study. A bit too strong on the contrast for my liking. I'd like to see this with soft contrasts/softer greys, you'll get a HCB feel from it. Bert
TommyStr 12 9 3 Norway
23 Jun 2008 11:19AM
Might give the bnw conversion another try (bit difficult to judge contrast when working on a laptop), might also post the colour version later this week.
Thanks guys
23 Jun 2008 12:08PM
Excellent, full of interest. I'm happy with the contrast as it is (no idea what HCB feel is!) but would like to see the colour also.
KangaGal 9 66 Australia
23 Jun 2008 12:17PM
Loads of character & interest here.
BrokenAir 9 20 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2008 12:18PM
Lovely, so much to look at and all the objects & different textures, yet the simplicity of children playing adds to the natural feel of it.
peg 10 1 1 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2008 12:30PM
I think this is pretty good as it is. Sometimes I think digital can be too clean and too flat for mono images, so pushing the contrast a bit, burning the shadows and dodging the highlights eliminates some of the clutter captured by digital's 'all seeing eye' and takes you directly to the point of interest. I'm a fan of Bill Brandt as well as HC Bresson (in case you were wondering - which you probably weren't - LOL) Regards Edmund
23 Jun 2008 12:40PM
Ah, thank you Edmund for explaining the initials, it makes more sense than the Hull Conference Bureau or many others I googled lol. Smile
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
23 Jun 2008 12:45PM
love it.
TommyStr 12 9 3 Norway
23 Jun 2008 12:55PM
Thanks everyone.
Lydia, sure you picked up some new titles, so that google time wasn't wasted lol.
Peg, agree that digital straight from the cam is usually too flat for mono - in this case the girl was a bit lost in the clutter before I darkened her clothes. Like both Brandt and HBC too
ambo_boy 12 10
23 Jun 2008 1:01PM
I absolutely love this, but can't pin point the exact thing that makes it so. The textures and tones of the B&W really bring out the timeless feel. This image characterises why I like B&W. Very well caught. Wife loves also.

afirth 10 5 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2008 1:10PM
I love this shot it's brilliant!! Could spend ages looking at it.
TommyStr 12 9 3 Norway
23 Jun 2008 1:34PM
Thanks Shaun & Adele, appreciate it. First shot in a long time I'm rather pleased with..
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
23 Jun 2008 1:37PM
A completely charming image Tommy, wonderful.
User_Removed 12 7 8 Netherlands
23 Jun 2008 2:14PM
Peg is right I guess, I should play more with digital to find out. Bert
TommyStr 12 9 3 Norway
23 Jun 2008 4:03PM
Thanks Neville,
no Bert still think the conversion could have been better...anyway, I always value your feedback because of your film knowledge (among other things) which I'm lacking.
POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2008 5:18PM
Hull Conference Bureau was quite a good photographer especially the man who jumped over the puddle shot lol, nice one Tommy.

TommyStr 12 9 3 Norway
23 Jun 2008 5:40PM
How did I know before scrolling down who deathmouse from hell was lol..?! Missing the Metallica days (or are you still writing) ? Wink
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2008 7:00PM
its a beautiful and charming study , a real simple slice of life.

kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2008 9:18PM
this is just lovely...
24 Jun 2008 3:52AM
Very good photo tommy. You can almost cancel that trip to India Smile
must say I very much like the contrasty look. comes closer to david deveson's work. Also nice vignetting (think it is anyway)
Milla 10 7 2 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2008 11:08AM
Superb quality, Tommy, well taken and processed, love it as it is.
SamM 12 2 Germany
24 Jun 2008 12:08PM
Great b&w shot, well spotted!
TommyStr 12 9 3 Norway
24 Jun 2008 2:26PM
Thanks ladies and Koen and Dave
Boyoclark 10 16 1 Wales
24 Jun 2008 8:29PM
Lovely shot. Beautiful full range of tones. Nice composition,
backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2008 10:27PM
the background details make it for me that holds the interest

Hoops 9 10 Thailand
26 Jun 2008 3:08PM
Really nice, like all your work Tommy.
TommyStr 12 9 3 Norway
26 Jun 2008 3:32PM
thanks Tom, thanks Bryan and Phil
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3863 Canada
28 Jun 2008 8:43PM
Lots of interesting things to examine in this, - I like it.

The_Collector 12 4 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2008 11:10PM
classic little shot Tommy, very nice.
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
15 Jul 2008 3:48PM
strong image, one to savour
dandeakin 10 209 3 England
17 Jul 2008 8:39PM
Great image, have only just come accross it.

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