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Summertime Idyllic - 2/2

Posted by
Bishop (Houston, United States) on 18 November 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

...and today this one in b&w.

Panasonic DMC-FZ28 1/60 second F/6.3 ISO 100 109 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

I like this one as well. Difficult choice to choose between the two. Both are lovely in their own way. If I have to choose one I'd probably go for the colour image. :)

18 Nov 2009 7:11am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

I like the colour better but both are very nice!

18 Nov 2009 7:30am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Great shot. I prefer this one.

18 Nov 2009 7:40am

Rachel van Dijk-Beirne from Tilburg, Netherlands

I like this one more than the other. Blk and wt are more my cuppa tea!

18 Nov 2009 9:59am

Sriram from Chennai, India

nice framing!

18 Nov 2009 10:50am

[email protected] from Paris, France

Love that kind of scenes, soothing, especially in B&W reminds us our grandpas picniks and all.
Did you try it with a little more contrast ? This is just my opinion but I guess you'd have a better result... You tell me if I'm wrong and sorry then.

18 Nov 2009 11:27am

@[email protected]: I tried to give it a little "old photo" feel by fading the contrast a little bit, so it was kinda deliberate. :)

mirela from brighton, United States

cool! but the colored one is my fav!

18 Nov 2009 1:03pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Superb monochrome with great sense of scale!

18 Nov 2009 2:23pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Nice shot, but missing contrast :)

18 Nov 2009 2:59pm

@MARIANA: A wanted to make it feel "old" by fading the contrast and a very, very slight tinge of sepia... did it work that way? Or, do you think I should have increased the contrast anyway? :)

Pepe Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

Cool!

18 Nov 2009 3:06pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

well, this subject is not for creating an old picture . I see scene like this everywhere around my city :)) That was why I was thinking - nice, bright , well contrasted picture would be much better . I like perspective and 'from above' pov, but contrast .. contrast .. is missing :))

18 Nov 2009 6:48pm

@MARIANA: Gotcha! I'll try with increased contrast and see if it looks better in my eyes! :)

[email protected] from London, United Kingdom

love the trees dwarfing the subjects

18 Nov 2009 6:57pm

[email protected] from Paris, France

Oops, sorry Bishop if it was your very choice, you do as if I had suggested nothing ;)) Nice afternoon to you*

18 Nov 2009 7:40pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

This one would be my fave of the two, and especially if that missing contrast was bumped up !!

18 Nov 2009 11:14pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Amazing how the tones change the whole perspective.

19 Nov 2009 2:01am

Reno from Madrid, Rwanda

Sorry, with a little distance, I prefer this one. Yes, this one let us a taste of the picnic ambiance and eyes are directly going to the central scene. But, i think as Mariana and [email protected] that with a little more contrast I should be better view. I read that you wanted to get an old view with this photo. ¿Then, did you tried in sepia?? (sorry: en español soy más claro -espero que lo entiendas- en laboratorio blanco y negro a una foto con poco contraste le aplicamos un baño de sepia, suele dar algo más de contraste y darle fuerza en los blancos---igual aquí no te falta tanto contraste, sino un blanco menos luminoso). Son consejos, ideas, sugestiones ¿vale Bishop?
otro saludo.

19 Nov 2009 2:37am

@Reno: Love this comment! There wasn't much detail in the sky, it was pretty well washed out. As for sepia I applied a very VERY light sepia tone, but I can see that it has had practically negligent effect. The consensus among the various comments seems to be that I might have used a bit more contrast. I'll go back to the original and see if I can rework the image to get a "better" result. :)

Reno from Madrid, Rwanda

Uf acabo de ver que en mi comentario arriba ponen "Reno, from Madrid, Rwanda", isn't it beautifull? life in movement!

19 Nov 2009 2:38am

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

I don't know, I see what she means about the contrast but I kinda like it this way because it does look a little old and faded :)

19 Nov 2009 9:31pm

Reno from Madrid, Spain

Veo que te expresas muy bien Bishop, así que sigo en español. Pensé que te podías molestar con mi comentario (algunos se lo toman muy mal). Me gustaría ver el nuevo look de tu nueva imagen re-procesada, así podemos compartir [email protected] :)
un saludo

20 Nov 2009 10:01am

Panasonic DMC-FZ28
1/60 second
F/6.3
ISO 100
109 mm (35mm equiv.)

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