Black and Whites. Can soft be ok?

tmshotstmshots Big grinsPosts: 59Registered Users Big grins
edited May 16, 2004 in People
My friend and I were talking about a b/w of mine and he said sharpness is essential for contrast. I agree to a point but found this one more well played as it was. What are your thoughts on this?

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  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkPosts: 50,153Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 13, 2004
    love it
    sharp is good, but not an absolute req't. your shot is lovely.

    here's one of mine, do you like it?

    2575593-M.jpg

    lots more b&w here

    andy :andy
  • tmshotstmshots Big grins Posts: 59Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 13, 2004
    I do. You seemed to have pulled on the same aproach as I in a softer more warmer tone.
  • damonffdamonff film Posts: 1,894Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 14, 2004
    Here's a b/w of mine that isn't sharp...but I think it's effective...

    3623625-M.jpg

    Not sharp at all...notb/w either...duotone but the same idea...

    3516078-M.jpg


    A really sharp one...

    3228965-M.jpg

    And blurry...

    3646544-M.jpg

    And one more sharp...

    3270014-M.jpg

    I hope this helps with your perspective...
  • AltProAltPro Tempus fugit Posts: 478Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 15, 2004
    Andy wrote:
    sharp is good, but not an absolute req't. your shot is lovely.

    here's one of mine, do you like it?

    2575593-M.jpg

    lots more b&w here

    andy :andy
    Andy, I really like this shot. I like how you captured her face, the tilt and the lighting. Her slight smile lends to the look of her totally being lost in the sounds she is listening to. The COBY earphones placed low still prominant in placement, yet not "in your face."
    Your contrast and tonal range is beautiful, the whites white, yet not blown away, and the blacks being a true rich black, with endless grays.
    The cropping which allows us a peek at her hair, a blonde... and in the shadows of her glasses, her eye-- you can still make out the creases at the under lid.
    The softness of this image, adds to it, and makes it not appear soft at all, but rather, ephereal.
    An AD? Very nice! Kudos.



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    "In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 16, 2004
    Andy, I assume there's more going on in that photo than just softening?
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