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#1 Rick Waldroup

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 21:00

Main Street - Fort Worth, Texas - January 7, 2013

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#2 Bart Willems

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 21:51

The first one is a great catch, obviously (or a small one ;) )

The second I really like, although I wouldn't mind a tighter crop just around the ground floor/window part parallel to the street.

(but what about the pixels? "I have a cropping tool in Photoshop and I'm not afraid to use it")
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 22:38

I'd say that is the Long and Short of it ...... ouch ....

The B&W treatment fits here, how do you determine to go B&W vs. Color? This is an area that I am sadly lacking in judgement on, when to use one or the other.
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#4 vivionm

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 22:41

For me, black and white works when there are strong graphical elements, as in the second shot.

#5 Rick Waldroup

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 23:00

Thanks for all of the comments.

Bart, I thought about a tighter crop while shooting it, but decided on a more distant view. But a tighter crop might be better.

Bill, B&W is a no-brainer for me because that is basically all I shoot. :sungum: In fact, about the only time I leave things in color is for family snapshots, etc. I actually started a color project last year and ditched the idea in just a few weeks. It felt so wrong to me to be shooting in color..... :nono:

Vivionm, even though I shoot everything in B&W, I agree that some of my better B&W shots work better when there are strong graphical elements present.

And as for the first shot- I was attracted to it, of course, because of the very tall gentleman. I waited until he was aligned with the building behind him before I pressed the shutter. The man was easily 7 feet tall.

#6 Rags

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:18

I'm liking #2.

The context accentuates an implied desolation or quiet.

An excellent see, the lighting is perfect.

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