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Old Dec 13, 2007, 10:06 AM   #11
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Why black & white? If it's rusty, I'd like to see the rust. I wouldn't know it was rusty unless you'd told me.

Now that I know it's rusty, I can imagine two old people long gone, sitting on it in the sunshine years ago, smiling to each other. Many pictures have a story to tell, real or imaginary, and colour adds to the story-telling potential. I like it a lot more now that I've used my imagination, helped by the explanation.

In colour, this would have been a worthy contributor to the 'Biweekly shootout' on 'Graceful dilapidation' in October. See http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...jump_to=811441and other similar posts in that forum.

Another way to present the same subject, if it were possible given the surroundings, would be to choose a more dramatic angle, to make a striking design out of its strange shape. The shot is indeed a bit cluttered, because the swing isn't sufficiently isolated.
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Thanks for seeing the potential in this pic. But sadly the original pic in colour is no where as rusty to qualify for the "Graceful dilapidation" category.. hehehe..

the reason B&W was selected for this subject was I thought it would make it look nostalgic (which sadly failed to do so).

by the way.. just by looking at the pic, can you explain what you mean by choosing a more dramatic angle.

anyway thanks again.

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Old Dec 15, 2007, 3:16 AM   #12
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I think you receiveda good deal of feedback above whichis asvaluable as gold : )

I too would suggest a shallow depth of field, about whichyou seem to have done just the opposite selecting an aperture of f/16!! I'd also suggest a sepia versionto evoke more of the nostalgic look you speak of...For me,a dramatic angle is like arranging a bunch of flowers: ))which willtake some further shots untill you find the right one!

Anyway, below is avery quick sketch, at least, to give an idea how a shallow DOF + sepia wouldlook.
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Old Dec 15, 2007, 6:15 AM   #13
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I think you receiveda good deal of feedback above whichis asvaluable as gold : )

I too would suggest a shallow depth of field, about whichyou seem to have done just the opposite selecting an aperture of f/16!! I'd also suggest a sepia versionto evoke more of the nostalgic look you speak of...For me,a dramatic angle is like arranging a bunch of flowers: ))which willtake some further shots untill you find the right one!

Anyway, below is avery quick sketch, at least, to give an idea how a shallow DOF + sepia wouldlook.
Thanks for the sample..

Yes i've received lots of valuable feedback from al the kind people here at steves...

It's been really a pleasure to be involved in such an active, highly detailed but yet very constructive forum here on steves...

I've really been learning a lot from you guys here...

Once again thanks a lot...
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Old Dec 19, 2007, 6:09 PM   #14
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this is very nice shot
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