Trying out B&W


Jan 23, 2014
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1. In what area is critique to be sought?
B&W Post-processing. Should colour cast be added?

2. What one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
Contrasty B&W

3. Under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
Noticed this giant mushroom with huge cracks which reminded of an assignment in school


4. What the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture.
I looked at the colour photo and I thought with added contrast they don't look contrasty enough to show the cracks, so used B&W to bring out the cracks. I find the details on the mushroom head well defined.
 

zaren

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1. In what area is critique to be sought?
B&W Post-processing. Should colour cast be added?

2. What one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
Contrasty B&W

3. Under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
Noticed this giant mushroom with huge cracks which reminded of an assignment in school


4. What the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture.
I looked at the colour photo and I thought with added contrast they don't look contrasty enough to show the cracks, so used B&W to bring out the cracks. I find the details on the mushroom head well defined.
interesting subject. i think you could have worked the subject more, e.g. shooting from a lower angle for better DOF contrast, going closer for the details etc. as it stands, the B&W contrast is there, but the image still looks fairly "flat" to me
 

IsenGrim

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I think it's a cool abstract shot. Can't tell what it is though.
 

Jan 23, 2014
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Woodlands
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interesting subject. i think you could have worked the subject more, e.g. shooting from a lower angle for better DOF contrast, going closer for the details etc. as it stands, the B&W contrast is there, but the image still looks fairly "flat" to me
It looks 'pop' with the contrast to me but I think if I did it with your suggestion it will certainly stand out more with more 'pop'.

Thanks and appreciate your suggestion/critique/comment.

I think it's a cool abstract shot. Can't tell what it is though.
Lol In fact I don't even what it is. I just took it to get immerse into the cracks. It reminds me of the cracked mushroom tops I drew of in the first design class. It looks like a mushroom anyway distinguished by the surrounding plants.
 

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