Really don't know which photo to post anymore... almost everyday I fill up the memory card, download photos on computer without a selection of good and bad photos... with the thought: you never know what you'll need tomorrow... and I must say that after a month it's much easier to make a selection, because I delete them plenty, but still I have too many photos. Many times I bracket and then look to find best exposed photo, but keep also the bad ones in case I'd like to look some other day... but it's becoming such a waste of space... I'm interested how you deal with this, do you save on CDs or DVDs the originals or at least the good photos... or what...
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leo61 (0) 2007-03-14 16:56
Yes,you played nice with the shadows.
A good,very sharp B&W shot taken from an excellent POV .Good depth,caused by the stones and their shadows and I like the texture of the asphalt in the foreground.
jaywalker (16101) 2007-03-14 17:06
Hi Tomi, A simple but very well composed B/W image, your POV is excellent & the DOF superb, that sky is awesom & the title suits very well, the shadows are magnificent, kind regards Wilson.
Tue (29130) 2007-03-14 17:08
Great view down the road. These stones are very nice, they create a nice repetition and also a wonderful row of shadows. I find the composition excellent and the B&W is interesting. Also with the clouds. Well done!
madux (203) 2007-03-14 17:15
Such a lovely photo, Tomi.
The black and white is really eyecatching. But most of all, I love the perspective.
anducina (8407) 2007-03-14 17:16
Excellent textures, POV, shadows and dramatic sky. I love b&w !
ALIRIZA (16423) 2007-03-14 17:21
Great POV. Impressive composition with light, shadows and the cloudy sky. Well done...
kdialyna (3148) 2007-03-14 17:49
We are lucky you didn't delete also this photo.
Very good shot Tomi.
The lines in the frame are perfect.
The gradation of tones and the light excellent.
I like this photo...!
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-03-14 17:49
beautifull vertical frame and the contrasts are really great. Specially in the sky. i put in my theme.
Very beautifull picture
Cormac (26563) 2007-03-14 18:13
Excellent shot! The repeated shape of the stones, and their shadows, is very interesting, especially when you see them going off into the distance, getting smaller and smaller. I don't know what you did to the sky, but it looks amazing - really great conversion to black & white. Beautiful!
miuky (3335) 2007-03-15 3:35
haha...reci ti francozu ali angležu naj izgovori Oprtalj:)))))
reci mu raje naj ga obišče, manj težko:)
sicer pa, z 'elfot'-om sem se pogovarjala o tebi in tvojih pov in slikah sploh, in sva enega mnenja, ja, ok, super, posebnost, nekaj ekscentrike in prav zelo posebej super bw varjante...
kaj naj, itaq je mega:))
mej se..., M.
isabela_sor (47744) 2007-03-15 3:39
A good lesson about the way to take profit from light and shadows!Simple,eficient and perfect in B&W,Tomi
All the best
bantonbuju (51787) 2007-03-15 4:20
really good and enjoyable b/w conversion...dramatic sky, superb light....very attractive
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2007-03-15 5:30
It's great how you play with the shadows and the light.
atus (15838) 2007-03-15 7:04
che drammi stai vivendo! Non sai cosa fare delle tue foto? Io prima le scarico su pc, elimimo quelle tecnicamente non idonee (mosse, sovraesposte,ecc.)e poi le salvo sia su dvd, che su un HD esterno di grossa capacitá collegato al pc primario e in piú le salvo anche su un pc secondario, con la quale non vado mai in rete. Cosí ho un pc primario poco appesantito e le foto salvate su diversi supporti di backup.
Dovrei solo trovare il tempo di scannerizzare qualche decina di miglaia di foto stampate su carta.
Nonostante che hai tentato di sviarci l'attenzione dalla foto postata qui sopra, devo dire che é uno dei b/n piú belli che ho visto in giro, sia tecnicamente (luce,contrasto,nitidezza,ecc.) che artisticamente (formato, taglio,prospettiva,pdv,composizione, ecc.).
Complimenti e stammi bene!
feather (51130) 2007-03-15 10:22
Excellent shot with the strong diagonal of the path in opposition to the shadows. What great light and wonderful sky.
As for your question after a hard drive crash 18 months ago and a loss of about 1000 photos I always burn 2 DVDs after downloading and before deleting the card. Any obvious rubbish I delete first but still keep the doubtful ones. After I have processed all I want initially from the original RAWs I then burn another 2 DVDs of the edited photos along with a printout of the thumbnails before deleting from the harddrive. I don't have an external hard drive which is why I burn 2 DVDs. I guess an external hard drive would be useful as my PC keeps getting too full and slow. I keep all the originals too and cross reference them with the edited ones. That means there are 2 copies of the edited ones and 2 of the unedited. (4 total for some)
pat0500 (21561) 2007-03-15 12:22
Idem for me with all my pictures..:-)
Good choice of the black and white for this beautiful picture, good light and very nice point of view.
Very good perspective on these blocks on board road.
fc22 (746) 2007-03-15 16:12
Hi Tomi, what an amazing frame...Excellent contrast, how did you did your conversion??
To your question, I pesonally have 2 fat HD's and I backup on the second one only the relevant photos in RAW and PSD. I do not keep what I really do not like very much...
dilane (861) 2007-03-15 16:54
Hi tomi ,
a great BW picture
bertolucci (13362) 2007-03-16 5:19
A striking B/W with great shadows and textures, Tomi. The road leading to the house adds a strong perspective and the turbulent sky adds a bit of a threatening atmosphere, as to pose the question "what's going on in this house" Beautiful.
Oh, to answer your question - I just keep adding bigger external harddisk's ;-)
Have a fine weekend,
ktanska (25907) 2007-03-16 7:28
Very strong perspective with those stones. And quite contrasty sky. Direction of light is excellent giving strength to the stones. I wonder how old they are, today it wouldn't be considered cost efficient to make such :(
What comes to your question, I shoot considerably less. Remove dublicates and obvious mistakes ASAP. Backup rest to external hard drive. After ordering prints etc I keep only the best ones on the main hard disk.
abulafia (4900) 2007-03-17 4:34
If you have more shots in a similar quality, you should definitely upload them! This is really great, wonderful contrasts and an amazingly dramatic sky, i love the long shadows on the road.
F or storing i use an external USB hard drive and then back up on cd's or dvd's.
Have a nice weekend
PixelTerror (0) 2007-03-17 5:54
Dober Dan Tomi,
I grab this one as it flies before my eyes, I'm personally not too fond of BW but your contrasts look very good here and the perspective of the stones doubled by their shades leading to the house and complemented by your deep vertical framing is very nice.
Have a nice day,
prumod (8300) 2007-03-17 12:32
nice composition in b/w... the detail of the road and the shadows are really wonderful... goo sky in b/w also...
peter1892 (1681) 2007-03-17 20:32
Hi Tomi - first of all, it's a fine shot. Lovely shadows from those stones along the path, and a moody looking sky. Good viewpoint, the path & stones lead us up towards the buildings & trees.
I tend to keep every photo, but I still use a digital compact & don't bracket shots in a way that I would with an SLR. I need to start backing up older files (well I've done that in the past). Another hard drive would help!
Of course, the beauty of film is that it doesn't take up space on a computer! ;)
bakes888 (18499) 2007-03-19 5:23
Hi Tomi. You are not alone in your photo storage dilemmas, I think most on this site will be in the same boat. Great photo, good dramatic sky and nice textures. Well composed and processed. Thanks for sharing.
john_c (24666) 2007-03-23 11:41
Incredible depth, lines and graphism in this photo - and after reading your note I cannot help but request that you not delete many of your archive photos! The lighting and shadow effects here are superb, with the eye being drawn inexorably down the road toward the gleaming structure in the distance. This is art, this is poetry. This is first rate.
- Copyright: Tomi Pelicon (t0mmm1) (5440)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2007-03-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 350D (Rebel XT)
- Exposure: f/9.5, 1/350 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Sky in black and white [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-03-14 16:34
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