Black & White thread

Black & White thread

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Gilhooligan

1,768 posts

104 months

Sunday 15th February 2015
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PBLP

2,770 posts

193 months

Sunday 15th February 2015
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rst99

446 posts

162 months

Sunday 15th February 2015
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St Malo Pool by rsthomas9, on Flickr

Pupp

10,330 posts

232 months

Sunday 15th February 2015
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Dogsey

4,196 posts

190 months

Sunday 15th February 2015
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I love B&W's, I think it's something about how removing the colour focuses the eye on the detail instead.

A few of mine:


Misty Water - B&W by Mike G Photos, on Flickr


Lost in thought by Mike G Photos, on Flickr


Barbican Stairs 3 by Mike G Photos, on Flickr


Forest under snow by Mike G Photos, on Flickr


Jarmans Boat by Mike G Photos, on Flickr

RobbieKB

7,711 posts

143 months

Monday 16th February 2015
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leggly said:
Just a couple smile
Untitled by squiffy1308, on Flickr

Untitled by squiffy1308, on Flickr
For some reason, I went a good 20 seconds thinking that was one image cut in to two. hehe

And an epic image it would be!

NinjaPower

11,496 posts

140 months

Monday 16th February 2015
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I really love Black and White.

It removes the distraction of colour and allows you to appreciate the subject more.

The standard on this thread is, as usual, absolutely stellar.

I don't really shoot or edit b&w but I think I should attempt it a bit more.

Here are just a couple of my amateur efforts. I'll try to find more later:

Shot with Nikon F5 on B&W film:


Sony RX100 M3 Monochrome Mode:


'Selfie' with the Mrs on a Nikon D7000:

ChipsAndCheese

1,606 posts

124 months

Monday 16th February 2015
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Ghost on the Beach by d-harding, on Flickr


Misty Sea by d-harding, on Flickr


Rhinos by d-harding, on Flickr


Young Rhinoceros by d-harding, on Flickr


Aerobatics Display by d-harding, on Flickr

andy-xr

13,204 posts

164 months

Monday 16th February 2015
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NinjaPower said:
I really love Black and White.

It removes the distraction of colour and allows you to appreciate the subject more.
What I like about it is the tonal range you can get, when I first started editing I'd just stick something in black and white because I'd either messed up and it was more arty, or because I just thought I'd do it. Actually shooting something with end result being black and white is quite tricky to do on digital because of the range and ability to expose / render colours. There's something different about a pure black and white image in terms of the light than a colour one (again in digital) that's had the colour whipped out of it and contrasted up.

I cant quite explain it but I know when I see it

RobbieKB

7,711 posts

143 months

Monday 16th February 2015
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andy-xr said:
NinjaPower said:
I really love Black and White.

It removes the distraction of colour and allows you to appreciate the subject more.
What I like about it is the tonal range you can get, when I first started editing I'd just stick something in black and white because I'd either messed up and it was more arty, or because I just thought I'd do it. Actually shooting something with end result being black and white is quite tricky to do on digital because of the range and ability to expose / render colours. There's something different about a pure black and white image in terms of the light than a colour one (again in digital) that's had the colour whipped out of it and contrasted up.

I cant quite explain it but I know when I see it
^ This. People turn images black and white for silly reasons. Black and white images require completely different light to work IMHO. They need harsher light and more contrast; flat light + black and white = a very boring image invariably. I'm not great at B&W and I use it very sparingly. I have great admiration for photographers like Sebastiao Salgado who churn out an incredible volume of fantastic B&W shots.

widebloke

584 posts

234 months

Monday 16th February 2015
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Some amazing work on this thread, the level of talent on PH never fails to amaze me!

_DSC4707.jpg by widebloke, on Flickr

London 15 Feb-27.jpg by widebloke, on Flickr

London 15 Feb-18.jpg by widebloke, on Flickr

Stockholm 12 -June-143-Edit.jpg by widebloke, on Flickr

All shot on Nikon D600

Scan-120520-0016.jpg by widebloke, on Flickr
Shot on Kodak 120 Tri-X 400 with a Lubitel 166u

Zad

12,189 posts

196 months

Monday 16th February 2015
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This has just reminded me that I have a B&W film in my old Ricoh KR10 that I need to use up!


Fountains Abbey from one of those funny old silver halide film scans.

Having some reasonable EF lenses for my EOS DSLR, I'm tempted to rummage around on Ebay for a film body. I have no idea how a full frame body will work with a crop sensor lens though. Any recommendations?


DavidY

4,234 posts

244 months

Monday 16th February 2015
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Some EF-S lenses will hit the mirror on a FF camera, EF lenses are fine though

karma mechanic

660 posts

82 months

Monday 16th February 2015
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I hardly ever use colour. Some of mine:

Vapour Trails over the Hockley Viaduct, Winchester



Netley Abbey, Southampton



Netley Abbey



A Man on Southampton Common



Sarcophagus in Southampton Old Cemetery



Angel in Southampton Old Cemetery






ehasler

8,554 posts

243 months

Monday 16th February 2015
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A few from me






Geordie MGmike

117 posts

99 months

Monday 16th February 2015
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Some first rate shots in here lick
I hope this doesn't let the side down.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/83242904@N06/1636645...

Dogsey

4,196 posts

190 months

Tuesday 17th February 2015
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RobbieKB said:
... Sebastiao Salgado ...
One of my absolute favorite photographers and having met him I can also say what a thoroughly nice chap he is too.

leggly

1,479 posts

171 months

Tuesday 17th February 2015
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RobbieKB said:
leggly said:
Just a couple smile
Untitled by squiffy1308, on Flickr

Untitled by squiffy1308, on Flickr
For some reason, I went a good 20 seconds thinking that was one image cut in to two. hehe

And an epic image it would be!
Thanks for the laugh, I'm at work and needed that.biggrin

Zad

12,189 posts

196 months

Tuesday 17th February 2015
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DavidY said:
Some EF-S lenses will hit the mirror on a FF camera, EF lenses are fine though
Ta for the warning on that. I guess there are also a fair few really nice manual lenses out there too, potentially being sold at knock-down prices.