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06-20-2018, 05:44 PM - 6 Likes   #1
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i would like some feedback on how this image works as a black and white image as well as input on composition and technical aspects.

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06-20-2018, 06:15 PM - 1 Like   #2
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I think works really well, B&W was a good decision
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I think works really well, B&W was a good decision
Thank you. I really like the simplicity of good black and white images, but I am trying to learn what works well and what does not.
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It's a great image, well processed, and works really well. The vignette helps, the highlights are pure white, good contrast. But most of all it's the subject. Such a great natural model. Captured at the right time, while taking a pause from the constant pressures of life.

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It's a great image, well processed, and works really well. The vignette helps, the highlights are pure white, good contrast. But most of all it's the subject. Such a great natural model. Captured at the right time, while taking a pause from the constant pressures of life.

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Thank you. It was one of my older images I was going through and it just hit me that it might work well in black and white. I played with the conversion a bit and was fairly happy with the outcome.
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Yes,I like this photo a lot. The expression on the bear: what is he thinking?

I would suggest cleaning up a couple of white specks just above the bear's head just to tidy things up a bit.
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May I ask where it was taken and the circumstances? At a Zoo? Were you at a safe distance from the bear?

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Yes,I like this photo a lot. The expression on the bear: what is he thinking?

I would suggest cleaning up a couple of white specks just above the bear's head just to tidy things up a bit.
Thank you. I will definitely zap the white spots. Somehow I missed them when I did my last edit.

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May I ask where it was taken and the circumstances? At a Zoo? Were you at a safe distance from the bear?

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Thank you. I will definitely zap the white spots. Somehow I missed them when I did my last edit.

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I would love to say I took this in the wild, but the truth is it was safely taken at the Denver zoo. The bear's position and expression drew me to take this shot.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mhrish Quote
i would like some feedback on how this image works as a black and white image as well as input on composition and technical aspects.
Nice, I like the way the light focuses on the bear
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QuoteOriginally posted by mhrish Quote
i would like some feedback on how this image works as a black and white image as well as input on composition and technical aspects.
I think it works very well. You almost see every hear on the bear.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mhrish Quote
i would like some feedback on how this image works as a black and white image as well as input on composition and technical aspects.
Like the Bear and photo in BW is well done. Thank you sharing. cheers
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Perfect. Love Black and White. Love the light on his face. I would hang this big on our cabin wall!
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Thank you. I am thinking about getting a 11x14 or 16x20 made from it.
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Basically I would like to echo what everyone else has already said about this fantastic image....and the contrast is well done.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mhrish Quote
i would like some feedback on how this image works as a black and white image as well as input on composition and technical aspects.
I like the way the lighting draws you to the face. Excellent b/w photo! My tendency to tight framing would crop some from the top and left sides, but that is just personal preference.
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