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First Try

By gajj
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.

Tags: Photo journalism City Photojournalism Urban Bw Black and white Specialist and abstract

Voters: billma, cattyal, deejceej and 18 more

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billma 17 119 United States
15 Aug 2006 1:53PM
Something one would see from the classic photos on Mark Harden's Artchives. Excellent, nitty gritty black and white photography.

cattyal Plus
15 9.2k 6 England
15 Aug 2006 2:01PM
I can't offer any useful advice whatsoever but merely would like to produce something like that myself!

deejceej 14 19 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2006 2:03PM
I think you've achieved your objective, there's definitely a sense that it was taken long before 2006
15 Aug 2006 3:01PM
very well done. really thought this was an old (but very good) photo. the grainyness, the crop/composition, the shadows... all excellent
Djemde 17 1 Tuvalu
15 Aug 2006 3:14PM
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
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
15 Aug 2006 4:06PM
excllent B&W...think you might even be able to isolate the lady in the heels as a separate shot?

shane 16 7 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2006 4:52PM
Excellent, love it, very retro, would look great on a greeting card

tull 17 181 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2006 5:23PM
Has a great vintage feel Jan cracking image.

clevercloggs 16 249 11 Netherlands
15 Aug 2006 6:03PM
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.
david deveson 16 62 2 Italy
15 Aug 2006 6:32PM
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.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
15 Aug 2006 8:05PM
love shots like this

Arcticfox 16 22 Scotland
15 Aug 2006 8:09PM
Mission accomplished! Well done.

rosie42 16 7 Australia
17 Aug 2006 6:28AM
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)
gajj 16 32
17 Aug 2006 2:50PM
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.
jjwithamlao 14 5 1 England
24 Aug 2006 6:13AM
You got the feel you were after. Good one.
glazzaro 15 70 23 United States
29 Sep 2006 4:19AM
I am partial to the framing, adds a boundry to the shot giving it more focus, nice work! Spot on! Click!!!


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