Selling The Drama

19 May 2008 1,481 views
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Getting a lot of satisfaction working with simple street shots. Probably just a phase but thanks for tagging along. Taken in B/W. Tones through curves.

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  • Ginnie
  • back in Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 19 May 2008, 02:16
Now you've got me thinking of mussels in Brussels, Sam! smile

Out of curiosity, was there a reason you didn't shoot this in color and then convert it to B&W? My photographer nephew once told me to never use the B&W camera mode because there's more "information" in a color shot for conversion. Since I know you do a lot with photography, and surely you know what my nephew means, I'd love to know why you did it this way?? Regardless, it's well done (and I am NOT complaining). I'm just curious!
Samarth: your nephew is right on the button. Unless you're working with BW film there's no reason to take a digital shot in BW because with a colour shot its really easy to convert. This is just me messing about with the settings on my camera grin
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 May 2008, 03:09
I wouldn't mind a Guiness right now...
Your wash of deep green looks superb, but the scene looks cold.
Samarth: the intended effect, thanks ray...
  • Paul
  • 19 May 2008, 09:39
it does have a chilly look about it
Samarth: thanks paul...
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 19 May 2008, 11:26
great B&W tone for the deserted look
Samarth: thanks a lot chantal...
Nice one mate, love the toning!
Samarth: thanks ashish...
Hmmm obviously ''watching the world go by'' was not popular that day ... Good one. richard
Samarth: thanks richard...
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 19 May 2008, 17:33
That's a clever way to capture temperature on film!
Samarth: thanks martin...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 May 2008, 20:36
Mussels in Brussels - Ginnie's a poet smile

It must have been cold with no-one out. Great capture and excellent conversion.
Samarth: she was born for it grin
glad you like it louis...
  • Gavin
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 20 May 2008, 14:42
I really like the composition here. really nice tones also.
Samarth: thanks gavin... long time, no see...
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 21 May 2008, 15:07
Where are the diners? That looks like such a quaint little cafe. Was it open yet? or was it too chilly or wet out?
Samarth: it was open nut it was early and cold...
Excellent toning..
But NOW I want to drink a beer !!!!!
Samarth: hah!...thanks a lot jean...
  • rmooosh
  • United States
  • 24 May 2008, 00:22
The atmosphere that was pleasant like one setting the stage to play the drama. Tone his colour I really liked him. Greetings from Yogyakarta - Indonesia.
Samarth: thank you bram...
Nice composition and like the tones in this image.
Samarth: thank you john...
Esperando el buen tiempo!!
bien vista!
Samarth: gracias

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camera COOLPIX L1
exposure mode shutter priority
shutterspeed 1/203.2s
aperture f/2.9
sensitivity ISO50
focal length 6.3mm
Atacama SunsetAtacama Sunset
Koh SamuiKoh Samui
Park - BruxellesPark - Bruxelles