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Old Trainers

By JohnHorne  
Old trainers hanging on the back of a dusty old door. The door had previously served as flooring in my loft, and I had saved it with a picture like this in mind.

Converted to B&W and applied a platinum tone.

Tripod, manual focus, mirror lockup, 1/2 sec at f/11.

Tags: General Black and white

Voters: Gary_Williams, Rende, SamM and 11 more

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Slaterm 14 496 1 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2007 9:16AM
nice composition - my work monitor is a bit dull so not sure if contrast is spot on but is certainly very nice
User_Removed 14 16 England
26 Feb 2007 9:34AM
Wonderful detail and tonal range. I guess you can write your own story around this interesting composition!
conrad 16 10.9k 116
26 Feb 2007 10:51AM
Interesting still life. And the toning works well.

rontear Plus
17 23 9 England
26 Feb 2007 4:36PM
Creative still life, platinum tone works well. Never easy still life, a subject I have trouble with John. Ron.
forestrich 13 2 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2007 6:05PM
Well thought out... for me it works well.
JohnHorne 16 1.0k
26 Feb 2007 7:40PM
Thanks for the comments.

Mark - I didn't want to increase the contrast any further for fear of burning out the brightest parts of the shoe or losing the grubbiness. However, if people think that it would be better with higher contrast then please speak up.

27 Feb 2007 11:41AM
I like it Smile
Simple but effective.

akh Plus
16 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
5 May 2007 11:14AM
Like the range of tones in this but personally might have tweaked the contrast ever so slightly on the trainers and darkened down the BG a touch. Some how the trainers just look a little too clean and new in comparison to the door.
KevinGoodchild 19 1.2k 9 England
13 Nov 2007 1:57PM
good study work.....

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