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04-25-2011, 03:31 PM   #1
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I got inspired by a photo I saw on Flickr to try a BW mod of a picture I took during spring break. I am looking for general critique, and especially if converting into bw adds anything to it or not. This is a crop. Should I have kept more of the sides?







Edit; So I've been tinkering more with the picture, and came up with this bw. Better/worse?





The last picture is a similar one from NY. I thought it covered much the same area, so I would appreciate to hear what you think of it too. Maybe I should have chosen foreground focus instead? Does the closest building draw too much attention to itself?



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04-25-2011, 10:05 PM   #2
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In general the first pictures look busy, I don't really know where to look or what's the interesting point. Sky and background looks hazy and sky overexposed, the woman and the kid are distracting as well. It seems to me the pictures are forced to the right side. Also you might consider cleaning your sensor?
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