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Normally if I want B&W I'll just shoot that way. This one seemed to call out for a crop and conversion.

What do ya think?
 

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MB1 said:
Normally if I want B&W I'll just shoot that way. This one seemed to call out for a crop and conversion.

What do ya think?

yes, much better.... what is this shoot that way of which you speak
 

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yes, much better.... what is this shoot that way of which you speak
If I want B&W I take the color pixels out of the camera and just use the B&W ones. :blush2:
 

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I think it was a good call.

/Adults in Peanuts cartoons voices

So does my wife.
 

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Looks better with the urban theme going.
 

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Not sure I like the glowing nutsack...just me.
 

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Definitely the B&W is better than color. And I also think the crop works better as well. The shot is made by the street sweeper, great shot!
 

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O likee the color one actually, nice gradients. The longer overpass length in shot also gives continuity to the line.

That said the B&W is much more about the bike and rider.
 

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I like the crop and the color.
 

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The glowing leg hair is really throwing me off
 

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I'm touchy about cropping into odd aspect ratios. The crop brings out the biker and street cleaner, but it's too square. But both are odd aspect ratios so there's that.

I like the color more, but that might only be because of the dark color of the sky. That part is cropped out in the second version, so with the crop the b + w might work better.
 

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Do you stage these photos? Like round up the street sweeper and biker and yell "GO" or were you walking along into this coincidence?

Either one, very very nice.
 

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Do you stage these photos? Like round up the street sweeper and biker and yell "GO" or were you walking along into this coincidence?

Either one, very very nice.
Thanks.

I was taking a barrage of cyclist photos with the camera (Olympus EP-1 ) held at foot level. Lots of them came out well, this was the most interesting.

http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?t=220373
 

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I don't know if it's because I have a crappy monitor, but these all feel to dark.

I love your work, but for whatever reason, these aren't working for me. Cropped or not.
 

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I like the color. It's almost monochrome anyway. The b&w would be better with a little less contrast, and a little more detail and grayscale in the dark areas, especially the cyclist.

Just dodge it a little on the next print.

And then airbrush that camelbak tube out of there. It looks like he got shot with an arrow.
 

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I think the colour version captures the warm glow of a summer evening really well, the wider frame makes it more interesting to me. The B&W shot is nice but falls short compared to the colour version imo.
 

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I'm touchy about cropping into odd aspect ratios. The crop brings out the biker and street cleaner, but it's too square. But both are odd aspect ratios so there's that.
time to think outside the bun...
 

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Not as good as your normal photos. Might be my monitor as well, but yeah they appear too dark or maybe it's just the composition.
 
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