Tagged: Tonal Value
- February 1, 2020 at 7:13 am #430468
Try to look for a full dynamic range in your photos, think about the tones, or tonal value of your image.
Commonly Black/White, but not necessarily, can also be duotone or split tone.
What Is Dynamic Range (And How To Use It For Better Photos) by JasenkaG
When Learning to Shoot in Black and White, You Can’t Just Guess. by Dahlia Ambrose
What Is Dynamic Range And Why Is It Important? by Jason Row
Low Key Photography for Beginners – Enter the Dark Side. by JasenkaG
- February 1, 2020 at 8:25 am #430473
Thanks very Much Tersha , i am dog sitting until this evening so i need to post one from 2019.
- February 1, 2020 at 10:44 am #430482
@P71 Very dramatic with a feel of desolation and endurance. Looks as if that tree has withstood many adverse winds and storms, Patrick..
- February 1, 2020 at 2:02 pm #430498
Still standing 😉 Thank you Pat ..
Standing alone my senses reeled
A fatal attraction is holding me fast how
How can I escape this irresistible grasp
PINK FLOYD – Learning To Fly
- February 1, 2020 at 4:53 pm #430512
Love the song and the image, Patrick!
- February 2, 2020 at 3:14 am #430536
Pat expressed exactly the feeling your image gave me Patrick. Nice work.
- February 2, 2020 at 8:28 am #430547
Hi Leanne and bobbie , thanks very much for your comments guys really glad you like it cheers ;).
- February 2, 2020 at 9:25 am #430552
I agree with everyone, dramatic desolation. Great composition with the storm clouds, tree and road leading you away.
- February 3, 2020 at 1:34 pm #430667
Much appreciated John 😉
- February 5, 2020 at 7:46 am #430836
Good one P71. Reminds me of a still from an old film. 🙂
- February 5, 2020 at 5:00 pm #430876
Thanks very much David 😉
- February 1, 2020 at 11:12 am #430484
Here is one of my favorite shots in b&w. It is an old film shot from the Netherlands.
- February 1, 2020 at 4:52 pm #430511
This is lovely, John. I love the light and leaves along the path that pull you in.
- February 1, 2020 at 7:55 pm #430517
It is actually an algae covered canal with autumn leaves on top of it. I took this in Maastricht close to the Belgian border in southern Nederlands.
- February 1, 2020 at 10:34 pm #430524
Now that you say that, I can see a small bridge over it in the distance. Still love the lines and spots of light. Nice image.
- February 2, 2020 at 9:27 am #430553
Very nice range of tones for sure and interesting texture. Really like this image.
- February 5, 2020 at 7:50 am #430837
The light on the water makes it look like a path to walk along. Great shot John. Is the canal silted up or just covered with leaves?
- February 5, 2020 at 10:43 am #430853
It is just covered with algae and leaves. The algae is common giving many of the small bodies of water a green top layer.
- February 1, 2020 at 11:31 am #430485
Our cat Ditzy.
- February 1, 2020 at 4:50 pm #430510
Looking more serious than ditzy there, Dave!
- February 2, 2020 at 9:28 am #430554
Love our animals! Has that grumpy feline feel 🙂 Well done!
- February 2, 2020 at 9:58 am #430559
I don’t think he appreciated me inching closer and closer until I was right in his face. He forgave me though. 🙂
- February 5, 2020 at 7:52 am #430838
He is planing how to eat you there, Dave!
- February 5, 2020 at 10:07 am #430843
🙂 Luckily he was content to just lie there in my wife’s lap instead of attacking. 🙂
- February 1, 2020 at 12:18 pm #430488Rob EyersParticipant
- February 1, 2020 at 4:45 pm #430508
- February 2, 2020 at 9:30 am #430555
Wow love the lighthouse and the range of tones is great. Double exposure is very interesting as you try to take it apart. Nice images.
- February 7, 2020 at 12:33 am #430981
- February 2, 2020 at 10:08 am #430560
Fantastic lighthouse shot. Wonderful tonal range. The two people on either side of the image is a great additional element. A wall hanger for sure.
- February 7, 2020 at 12:35 am #430982
Thanks Dave. I have wanted lighthouse on the wall for awhile now. I may just have to do it!
- February 2, 2020 at 5:39 pm #430590
Noticed your lighthouse particularly yesterday, Leanne. Liked it very much yesterday and still do today. Great range of tonal values!
(Ah, finally got here, wanted to try to comment yesterday and have now learned the trick).
- February 7, 2020 at 12:37 am #430983
Thank you Jim!
Glad you figured out the “trick” to posting (and nesting).
- February 2, 2020 at 6:17 pm #430595
You hit my soft spot for lighthouses Leanne! I love how you kept the detail in the shadows on what appears to be an extremely bright day
- February 7, 2020 at 12:38 am #430984
Thanks Preston (I totally agree about the lighthouses)!
- February 6, 2020 at 11:19 am #430932
Double exposure is very cool. The lighthouse looks so crisp and clean. These are great Leanne.
- February 7, 2020 at 12:39 am #430985
Thank you David! 🙂
- February 1, 2020 at 7:56 pm #430518
Here is one more that has great tonal range I think. It is a canal house in Brugge.
- February 2, 2020 at 3:11 am #430535
Very interesting John. This is so sharp that it looks like a pen and ink drawing.
- February 2, 2020 at 5:13 pm #430587
That is one of the things I like about this image. That and remembering when I took it. I have been to Brugge many times and always loved every minute.
- February 2, 2020 at 6:34 pm #430596
The sharpness is outstanding John! Is this another b&w on film or digital?
- February 3, 2020 at 10:43 am #430648
This is from my first digital camera. It was a 10mp point and shoot purchased about 2005.
- February 3, 2020 at 6:49 pm #430691
This is so beautiful john ,real fine photo you made mate , i can just imagine this building in the 1800’s with a small rowing boat and with small glowing lantern on it , tied up outside that small arch doorway … with a dab of a mist ;).
- February 6, 2020 at 11:24 am #430934
I have walked along there John. Great memories. Just a pity my photos didn’t turnout like yours. Great shot John.
- February 6, 2020 at 12:12 pm #430940
- February 7, 2020 at 12:40 am #430986
Everyone has said it but it bears repeating. Fabulous image, John!
- February 1, 2020 at 8:30 pm #430521
Wow, John, such marvellous detail. Looks a place that I would love to visit! 🙂
- February 1, 2020 at 8:34 pm #430522
I love black and white. Here are my three most recent efforts. Pretty sure the first two qualify …. and the third?
- February 2, 2020 at 3:21 am #430538
- February 7, 2020 at 12:44 am #430987
Love all three, Jim! All demonstrate a great range of tone but they are also strong images each in their own way. The expression on the loggers face is intense.
- February 7, 2020 at 9:56 am #431023
Three very good shots Mistyisle. All very different. The logger is so full of action. 🙂
- February 1, 2020 at 11:01 pm #430527
- February 7, 2020 at 9:59 am #431024
Like the tint on this one Robert, adds to the scene.
- February 2, 2020 at 1:45 am #430529Charmaine JoubertParticipant
An alert lion.
- February 2, 2020 at 3:23 am #430539
The sharpness and the range you manage to get is astounding Charmaine.
- February 2, 2020 at 8:34 am #430548
Majestic , an absolutely beautiful portrait … Who’s The Daddy … class work Charmaine.
- February 2, 2020 at 9:34 am #430556
Lovely cat. Very wonderful image.
- February 2, 2020 at 6:37 pm #430597
You never cease to amaze, Charmaine! Such a regal portrait.
- February 7, 2020 at 10:01 am #431025
As Bobbie said “astounding” Charmaine.
- February 2, 2020 at 1:46 am #430530Charmaine JoubertParticipant
Playing around with composites.
- February 5, 2020 at 2:45 pm #430861
Wonderfully sharp, and yet dreamy Charmaine, it works really well!
- February 6, 2020 at 12:16 pm #430941
- February 7, 2020 at 12:45 am #430988
Love the surreal feel of this one Charmaine. Awesome work!
- February 7, 2020 at 10:02 am #431026
Dreamy indeed. 🙂
- February 8, 2020 at 3:26 pm #431104Tom MParticipant
Maybe this doesn’t quite fit in, but what the heck…
- February 2, 2020 at 2:53 am #430533
Both great, Charmaine. The lion looks majestic and the detail is marvellous!
- February 2, 2020 at 3:31 am #430540
- February 2, 2020 at 9:37 am #430557
Nice image! Not a tonal expert myself but I think you nailed a very good range with this. Love the young lady’s pose at the end of the line, really adds feeling to this image.
- February 3, 2020 at 9:35 am #430637
Thanks for your comment John. The girl is what made the image for me.
- February 3, 2020 at 10:29 pm #430717
I thought that I had a pretty good eye for events, Bobbie, but feel sure that I would have missed this one, which would have been a pity. Tells a story, plus importantly, it has a good range of tonal values. Well seen and produced!
- February 6, 2020 at 5:30 am #430899
Thanks so much for your comments Jim. You DO have a good eye – we’ve seen that over and over!
- February 7, 2020 at 10:06 am #431027
Like this one Bobbie. Street with tone. I think the little girl is the image. Saw the line and the van first then the girl hits you. Great capture.
- February 2, 2020 at 9:39 am #430558
- February 2, 2020 at 10:14 am #430561
Terrific! Lighting and composition spot on. Your model deserves a scratch behind the ears for posing so nicely. 🙂
- February 2, 2020 at 6:12 pm #430594
I agree with Dave completely! Give that pup a scratch. This is a beautiful portrait John. I don’t think you could have done it any better
- February 3, 2020 at 7:07 am #430620
Thanks Dave and Preston for your kind words! Nikita is my princess and she gets a lot of love for putting up with me and my camera. 😉
- February 3, 2020 at 9:37 am #430639
I have to agree with Preston & Dave, John. This is a beautiful portrait. You’re both lucky to have each other.
- February 4, 2020 at 9:20 am #430752
- February 3, 2020 at 6:51 pm #430693
I think you both deserve a scratch behind the ear , lovely photo John.
- February 4, 2020 at 9:21 am #430753
lol much appreciated thanks
- February 7, 2020 at 10:08 am #431028
Simply a beautiful image.
- February 9, 2020 at 3:54 pm #431179
- February 2, 2020 at 10:52 am #430566Andre P.Participant
Inside a church. Baroque style.
- February 2, 2020 at 10:57 am #430567Andre P.Participant
Very different. But with a lot of tonal values.
- February 2, 2020 at 1:40 pm #430577
- February 2, 2020 at 3:40 pm #430585
So many different examples posted. Not sure if I “got it”. Read the articles etc. I have passed this tractor many times – it is on a public road and next to a farm house and barn that have been converted into an event center. The tractor always looks “lonely”. It is one of those “some day I’ll stop” promises. Yesterday, after 2 years of “some day”, I stopped.
“Waiting Out the Winter”
- February 2, 2020 at 6:40 pm #430598
I’m glad you finally stopped Pat. I’m no expert in the tonal range category, but you nailed the feel of the picture. That tractor could use a cow to to keep it company.
- February 3, 2020 at 7:11 am #430622
Lonely and sad waiting on spring. Very cool image with a lot of feeling.
- February 3, 2020 at 8:09 am #430627
Thank you Preston and John.
- February 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm #430698
Nice stop and photo Pat , well worth it .. looks like the tree has an outstretched branch /arm to cover the tractor .. waiting on new leaf 😉
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by Patrick.
- February 4, 2020 at 1:39 am #430727
Thanks, Patrick. Old tree, old tractor. I too liked the way the branches seemed to cradle it.
- February 2, 2020 at 6:01 pm #430592
What are you looking at?
- February 3, 2020 at 7:13 am #430623
Love those fur babies! With its pupils dilated I’m guessing it has some reaction in mind for you 🙂 Nice portrait.
- February 3, 2020 at 6:50 pm #430692
Thanks for the comments Pat and John. Much like Dave said about his cat, she gets more annoyed the closer I creep. Except her defense is putting a nose print on my lens.
- February 5, 2020 at 10:11 am #430845
Too funny. I haven’t had to deal with nose prints yet. 🙂
- February 7, 2020 at 10:10 am #431029
You can never have enough cat photos. Good one Preston
- February 2, 2020 at 6:55 pm #430599
Thank you for your thoughtful comment. And what serious kitty face you posted.
- February 3, 2020 at 8:52 am #430634
- February 3, 2020 at 3:00 pm #430674
- February 3, 2020 at 6:57 pm #430697
Looks like a precious moment David! There’s definitely some wonderment in those eyes
- February 5, 2020 at 7:42 am #430834
It was a great moment. The trouble is i couldn’t find my phone for a while after that.
- February 4, 2020 at 1:40 am #430728
Cute little peek a boo face, David.
- February 5, 2020 at 7:44 am #430835
Thanks Pat. It seems harder having grand kids the your own.
- February 3, 2020 at 3:13 pm #430678
- February 3, 2020 at 7:25 pm #430705
Pat’s tractor was really tugging at my heartstrings, so I had to give it a pal
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 5 days ago by Preston. Reason: Brightened the reds to bring out shadow detail
- February 4, 2020 at 1:36 am #430725
Thanks Preston, Now it won’t be lonely any more
- February 5, 2020 at 10:17 am #430847
Classic piece of machinery and beautiful barn. And a great example of what Diane was looking for this week in my opinion.
- February 5, 2020 at 7:29 pm #430881
Thanks Dave. It was the one day last year we had blue skies and puffy white clouds. I posted a color version a while ago, but the b&w is really growing on me
- February 4, 2020 at 12:11 am #430721
The house was built in 1859 to the design of Thomas Jackson. In 1959 Lady Dixon gave the property to Belfast City Council, who opened it to the public as the Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park
- February 4, 2020 at 1:41 am #430729
Visited London and Wales once and this very same type of view from our windows I found fascinating.
- February 4, 2020 at 9:24 am #430754
My first thought was “Step in Time” from Mary Poppins! Nice image and interesting to the eye.
- February 5, 2020 at 10:25 am #430848
Thanks John. Now I can’t get that song out of my head and Carol wants to watch the movie. Again. 🙂
Also a very nice image Patrick. Your composition and shapes of the chimneys work really well together.
- February 4, 2020 at 7:24 pm #430794
The sporadic nature of the chimneys really draws me in. It’s pleasant to look at Patrick.
- February 5, 2020 at 4:58 pm #430875
- February 4, 2020 at 9:06 pm #430797
I’m trying a new kind of genre (for me anyway) which I guess is street photography. It’s a sort of minimalist B&W with spot colour style. This is my first effort and it I think it suits the Tonal Challenge.
- February 5, 2020 at 7:39 pm #430883
The geometry contrasting the man is great. He really looks to be contemplating something as well. This is an effective street shot in my opinion. The spot color treatment works for me as well. You have a nifty 50’s (photography pun intended) vibe going on with the curvy building letters and the man’s pink shirt . Keep it up Graham!
- February 5, 2020 at 6:24 am #430829
- February 5, 2020 at 10:36 am #430851
Wide range of tones. Beautiful use of branches for framing. With the mysterious foggy back ground added to model’s no nonsense expression and attire I picture a cold war era spy waiting to meet her contact out side of town. There’s a story here.
- February 6, 2020 at 6:53 am #430909
Thank you, Dave. I’m really happy that this image made you come up with an entire story. Incidentally, the father of this woman is a lieutenant general 🙂
- February 5, 2020 at 4:52 pm #430874
Great portrait Jasenka , really nice work.
- February 6, 2020 at 6:46 am #430908
Thanks a lot 🙂
- February 5, 2020 at 10:28 am #430850
A nasty little bugger.
- February 5, 2020 at 4:49 pm #430873
So nice , love it Dave.
- February 5, 2020 at 7:26 pm #430880
Gutsy picture Dave! I hope you had a zoom lens on. The detail in the wasp is fantastic
- February 6, 2020 at 5:26 am #430897
Might be a “nasty little bugger” but the only thing he’ll bother you with in the future is the request to make some more lovely portraits of him. Great tones Dave!
- February 7, 2020 at 10:12 am #431030
Thank you Patrick, Preston and Bobbie. Was using a 55-300mm zoom @78mm and image cropped a little so I was not as close as it looks. I appreciate the kind words Bobbie. 🙂
- February 5, 2020 at 2:48 pm #430862
- February 5, 2020 at 3:59 pm #430871
John: The detail on the dog is amazing!
- February 5, 2020 at 4:29 pm #430872
U.S. Post Office built 1941
- February 5, 2020 at 7:54 pm #430884
Love the processing on this Holly. The bit of greens you kept around the building trim are great! It really makes me study the photo.
- February 5, 2020 at 5:32 pm #430878
Not sure if this fits, but it has tonal range with a touch of pink
- February 5, 2020 at 10:31 pm #430887
Thank you, Preston!
- February 6, 2020 at 9:26 pm #430954
To Preston and Patrick, thanks for your comments. No matter what I do, my reply always jumps to the bottom of the page which is why I haven’t replied sooner. I thought time might heal things but alas….
- February 7, 2020 at 7:37 am #431009
You’ve been out of the loop for a while so we’ll give you a pass. Hit reply on the picture you want to comment. Let your browser twitch and it’ll take you to the bottom of the thread. Go back to where you want to comment again and hit reply again. Then it should let your comment nest where you want it.
- February 6, 2020 at 9:32 pm #430955
Re: the Faraway House pic…
Thanks for the kind words Preston. I’m really getting into this style of photography. Actually its more a style of photoshopping then anything but by knowing what I’m trying to achieve image-wise, it is making me look differently at the subject matter. Now, I look at the light and shadows more than just the scene overall when assessing whether or not a particular shot can be ‘worked over’ in PP. Might get fed up with it in time but for now it’s giving me a new set of eyes 🙂 .
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 3 days ago by Graham Hart.
- February 8, 2020 at 3:18 pm #431103Tom MParticipant
Like this a lot Charmaine. Well done composite…
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