Hi folks, I am wondering what you all think of the basic idea for this photo and, of course, the composition. I am trying to use the lights and the lines in the bridge to draw one in. I need to include the notches for a commission and am hoping to have enough depth of field. Noise was a bit of an issue. I have no experience of black and white conversion but did this with Nik Silver efex. Views on structure and contrast? How much pure black would you find acceptable in the shadows?
iso 200, f number 20, approx. 17 mil, 20 sec exposure.
Stupid question but I am wondering is it better to opt for iso 400 and halve the exposure time to avoid long-exposure noise. Someone suggested this for night photography.
Black and white
Flash and lighting