a close shave

This topic contains 20 replies, has 11 voices, and was last updated by  beth 1 week, 4 days ago.

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  • #413304

    beth
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    i originally edited this in color last month.  but tonight i decided to try b&w on a whim and ended up really liking how much more the light played off of the chair.  shot in bannack state park in montana.

    fuji 50r & 32-64mm @ 54mm

    1/60s, f/5.6, iso 1600, handheld

  • #413317

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Looks really good beth, b/w suits it well.

  • #413341

    Dahlia Ambrose
    Keymaster

    Loving the light, the lines and the textures Beth. Beautiful 🙂

  • #413377

    beth
    Participant

    thanks tersha and dahlia.

  • #413390

    Dorothy
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    Beth: this is wonderful, i love the black and white and the detailed iron work of the chair.  i really like the setting, the wooden floors and walls, looks like a log cabin.

    • #413515

      beth
      Participant

      thanks dorothy, it was in an old abandoned building that used to be the barbershop and a few other things.  the whole park is nothing but a ghost town.

      • This reply was modified 1 week, 6 days ago by  beth.
  • #413400

    Erik Fransman
    Participant

    Very nice atmospheric!

    • #413518

      beth
      Participant

      thanks erik

  • #413404

    JasenkaG
    Keymaster

    I also think that this looks pretty bold in b&w! Great job.

    • #413519

      beth
      Participant

      thank you jasenka.  i was going for a dark, gritty look.

  • #413407

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    Great treatment Beth. B&W suits the subject and surrounds perfectly. Makes me think of an old powder flash going off as the pic was taken. Love the composition too with the light coming through the patterned window frame. I can almost smell the old leather.

     

    • #413520

      beth
      Participant

      thanks graham.  hah, yea, the seat was white when i started, but once the flash went off it was black.  just kidding, the seat looks like it should have been a dark, shiny brown leather like the piece near the foot stand, but was recovered with some crappy black leather from whichever cow died the night before.  you couldn’t smell the old leather, there were too many holes in the walls letting the wind through.

      • This reply was modified 1 week, 6 days ago by  beth.
  • #413489

    Preston
    Participant

    Love the B&W Beth.  It really adds a nostalgic feel especially against the raw wood walls and old pane glass window.  I can almost see a ghost in the chair waiting for a shave.

    • #413522

      beth
      Participant

      thanks preston.  the light through the glass is what drew me to the chair.

  • #413531

    John Thompson
    Moderator

    Very nice Beth.  I love the tones in this.  Great setting.  I need to get out more!!

  • #413532

    John Thompson
    Moderator

    Very nice Beth.  I love the tones in this.  Great setting.  I need to get out more!!

    • #413535

      beth
      Participant

      thanks, i used a preset from rni, i think it was ilford pan f.

  • #413589

    Tom M
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    This is an excellent b&w rendering beth…

     

    • #413639

      beth
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      thanks tom.  i used a new preset.

  • #413673

    P71
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    Gorgeous photo , timeless stuff.

    Nice share Beth thanks.

    • #413714

      beth
      Participant

      thanks!

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