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12-19-2010, 12:26 PM   #31
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B&W can be extremely powerful - but it doesn't always add to every photo. Some people don't really seem to have an eye for seeing that (not meant in respect to anything posted in this thread, because the pics here have been very good)

I find myself doing what I used to do way back when in the darkroom - making sure I've got a strong black and a white white without the highlights and shadows blown out. That's usually the criticism I have of b&w's by digital users that haven't done film (or maybe just never thought about it) - making sure there's enough contrast and a strong black/white separation. And sometimes using contrast filters in the dark room seems like it was less work than me fighting with picasa or photoshop to figure out how to make it do it (I could of course actually read a manual or a how to book)

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12-19-2010, 09:38 PM   #33
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I'm glad I'm not judging these entries. Bart's "Winter Evening" is wonderful, and the second photo from Immunogirl is awesome. Excellent composition and exposure on both photos.


Cheers to all!
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Thanks, ghl!

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Thanks GHL - I agree about Winter Evening as well.
12-22-2010, 10:45 PM   #36
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Bravo!

Very nice pictures, all.
Who needs a SLR?

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QuoteOriginally posted by mothy Quote
Very nice pictures, all.
Who needs an SLR?
me.

*sniffle*

Mine's broken.

That's the only reason the 2nd & 3rd shot I posted were done with a point and shoot.
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I would LOVE a DSLR, but alas I am in love with my X90.... a cross between both compact & DSLR

12-23-2010, 12:33 AM   #39
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QuoteOriginally posted by Immunogirl Quote
me.

*sniffle*

Mine's broken.

That's the only reason the 2nd & 3rd shot I posted were done with a point and shoot.
Yeah. I was trying to cheer myself up. We're rowing the same boat - mine's broken, too.

Honestly, though, I continue to be amazed at the quality shots P&S cams can produce. Now if only I had an ounce or two of vision and creativity!

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I would LOVE a DSLR, but alas I am in love with my X90.... a cross between both compact & DSLR
Ah, love... Keep shooting and keep smiling, Jacqueline!
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QuoteOriginally posted by mothy Quote
Yeah. I was trying to cheer myself up. We're rowing the same boat - mine's broken, too.

Honestly, though, I continue to be amazed at the quality shots P&S cams can produce. Now if only I had an ounce or two of vision and creativity!
Mine's off hopefully getting fixed.

I actually used a pretty crappy point and shoot for those pics, so I really shouldn't complain. The little waterproof point and shoots are lacking in a lot of ways from a photo quality standpoint, but hey, they're waterproof cameras that can take a lot of abuse and I've come to a compromise with mine, as long as I don't ever use the zoom and use exposure compensation, I can make it take a good pic.

I can't justify buying a good point and shoot on top of having a dslr & a waterproof point and shoot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Immunogirl Quote
Thanks GHL - I agree about Winter Evening as well.
Thanks, Immunogirl!

I bought my P&S when my DSLR was (again) on it's way to Pentax.
It's more limited but it's fun.
12-23-2010, 08:37 PM   #42
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bart Quote
It's more limited but it's fun.
Amen.
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My final two pics

Horse Chase

Camera Make RICOH
Camera Model GR DIGITAL 3
Date Taken 2010-11-12 04:31 PM
Resolution 800 x 583 pixels
Flash Used No
Focal Length 6.0mm
Exposure Time 0.0031 s (1/320)
Aperture F/2.5
ISO Equiv. 100

Standing alone


Camera Make RICOH
Camera Model GR DIGITAL 3
Date Taken 2010-12-04 03:50 PM
Resolution 533 x 800 pixels
Flash Used No
Focal Length 6.0mm
Exposure Time 0.0009 s (1/1150)
Aperture F/4.0
ISO Equiv. 64
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Pana LX2. Converted to B&W in Elements 8 (need more practice at this - more comfortable with film)
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After a long wait, here's my lackluster shots

All shot on BW400CN 35mm film using a Yashica Electro 35 GSN (Fixed 45mm F/1.7 lens). Apertures adjusted to allow proper exposure...it's all at Infinity so the aperture doesn't really matter much anyway, and I didn't pay attention. It's probably all between F/4 and F/11, and the Aperture Priority AE wouldn't tell me shutter speed, except that it's above 30 and below 500

Winter Sun



Lonely Trees



Snowy Countryside

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