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The Snarling Grin

By marco_delvalle1
Taken in front of a restaurant. Thanks for Viewing!


Tags: Architecture Black and white Close-up and macro

Voters: jkennedy, KarenFB, Alan_Warriner and 3 more

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jkennedy 11 4 1 Indonesia
19 Apr 2009 6:41AM
Hi Marco, we have lots of this type of statue here in Bali. You certainly have filled the frame with the image of the statue however the white bright areas especially around the nose are burnt out resulting in a very high contrast shot. Try underexposing slightly to tone down the bright parts. A good effort and well done.


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KarenFB Plus
11 4.8k 171 England
19 Apr 2009 7:35AM
An ideal subject for black and white! Well spotted.
19 Apr 2009 12:44PM
Thanks for the comments, guys. I know, I was actually aiming for some contrast, but I always have problems with those blown-out highlight things!
jkennedy 11 4 1 Indonesia
20 Apr 2009 9:48AM
Hello again Marco, thanks for the constructive critique point. In addition to underexposing the shot to reduce the bright highlights, (which we all have to be careful of), you can also use an ND, (Neutral Density), filter to tone the image down and reduce the bright spots. These filters come in a variety of strengths so check them out to find which suits you the most. I use an ND8 myself.

Best of Luck,
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
21 Apr 2009 10:34AM
fascinating sculpture Marco
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
21 Apr 2009 4:21PM
Love the point of view and the use of B&W Smile

Fran x
cameraboy 9 10 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2009 3:06PM
I use FILM Marco- so if I do prints in the darkroom with my Dad we can darken bits down easily ! Good effort though.

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