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The barrow shed

just messing around with b/w way out of my comfort zone, just liked the way the light was coming through the window.
any mods and critique welcome im going to stick with b/w for this week see what i can learn.

Tags: General Architecture Black and white

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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2012 5:42PM
From this image I would never have guessed that B & W was outside your comfort zone.

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STEVELIN 10 161 3 Ireland
15 Mar 2012 5:52PM
thanks lynne but it is my first serious attempt just liked the lighting and got lucky.
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
15 Mar 2012 6:10PM
You have made a very nice job of this one

banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3879 Canada
15 Mar 2012 7:46PM
Youve done very well with this, - not only the mono conversion, but the subject matter and composition.

I have some suggestions, - theres nothing too much wrong with this as is.

Crop space from the right to eliminate the corner; think about darkening the shot overall, and selectively restoring some lighter areas for a more dramatic look; add a little space at the bottom just to move the barrows away from the edge; try a duo toned version.

Ive loaded 2 mods to show what I mean.

Well done,


STEVELIN 10 161 3 Ireland
15 Mar 2012 8:05PM
thanks willie points taken and i like the mods, i did not convert this it was shot using mono it was very much straight out the camera with the exception of a little tweak in shadows and high lights.
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3879 Canada
15 Mar 2012 8:17PM
Thats a good result from the camera. You can also try colour and convert, you will have more control over the result.

Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
15 Mar 2012 9:33PM
Hi Steve.

Like yourself, I had a dabble with B/W a while ago. I did as a means of getting back some inspiration and I found it both interesting and more than a little challenging.
As Wilie has said, this has turned out well, having been "converted" in camera.
You'll get much more satisfaction though if you use a colour image and convert it yourself.
I won't go on re. the various ways in which you can do it as I dare say that you already know them.
Suffice to say that my favoured method (and I tried quite a few) was to use Lightroom. There are tutorials around, a couple of which I followed with a fair degree of success

Good luck!

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
15 Mar 2012 10:09PM
Looks a damn good mono to me Steve. - gary

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