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Old Mar 13, 2004, 1:36 PM   #1
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Default Color Blind - Mariposa Street, San Juan Bautista, CA

The "magic hour", that time late in the day when the low, warm light can make things glow, hit as I was passing through this little mission town near Monterey yesterday. Thanks to some of the lovely postings for this weeks challange, I visualized this as a black and white from the get-go. Editing work included cropping, darkening the sky, changing the mode to grayscale, and adjusting the black and white point levels sliders.



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Old Mar 13, 2004, 1:57 PM   #2
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Did you see in your mind all the "snap" this scene would have prior to converting it to b&w? It most definitely has the high contrast that, not only is part of the challenge, but is also called for by the scene itself.

You cropped it on down to just the right composition, too. Which sculptor was it who described his work as chipping away all the stone that wasn't part of the sculpture within?

Nice, very nice.
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What a wonderfully clear, sharp photo, with such a mood. Perfect!
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nice conversion

good crop and detail...and good mood....overall a great shot! good job!
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Tony:

The image is wonderful and everlasting. It sparkles of the zone system but executed in the "lightroom." This image reminds me of some of the work in Phil Davis' book Beyond the Zone System.

The original digital color is "just there" but in B&W, the image is classic zone system and excellent composition - photography elevated to artwork. Alfred Stieglitz, An American Place, New York City, would have approved.

At first, I became a grasshopper sitting on a lilly pad floating in the great void. Second, I became just the lilly pad floating in the great void. Now, I am a just a mere murmur of a compression wave in the cosmic fugue.

This work inspires me to work harder.

Thank You,

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Old Mar 14, 2004, 10:11 AM   #6
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Are you trying to tell us that we've all been hallucinating this fellow named Rod? That he doesn't exist, never existed as anything more than a thought bubble that burst, sent out a few ripples, and was gone? This is just plain terrible. Now I have to go back to reconsidering the meaning of reality, and here I was, believing I'd figured it all out in my early twenties, which is the time we do such things. Simply awful.
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Excellent BW shot!
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I like this shot. Ok, off to try to dupliccate this and the others.

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Old Mar 15, 2004, 7:29 PM   #9
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Tony:

What technique did you use to darken the sky - this has me puzzled?

Regardless, still a great photograph.

Barbara:

Although I have been reduced to a mere murmer of a compression wave in the cosmic fugue, my thoughts still exist as strings of energy.

Sorry I have not been more active. I am rather busy these days and just have time for a photo here and there, as time permits Still, I will always have at least one image for your challenge.

LOL,

rod

P.S. Your photo of light stream through the window has left a wonderful image in my thoughts - thank you.
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My dear Compression Wave,

Take dream pictures in the peaks and valleys of the wave that you are. We anxiously await your re-amplification.

Most sincerely,
Betty Wave (daughter of Alfie Wave)
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