First, about the picture.
I am sorry for the quality of the picture. I like the composition but not the overexposition. Pity I don't know how to remedy to this problem. In the workshop, you will find a different version that is one solution to it by PP. I wanted no PP on this one. But you could try to make a different WS if you want :^)
Then, the shot.
It was taken rue de la Psalette in the old medieval Rennes. It is strange there are some places that are deeply linked to your life then every time you pass around there is some kind of nostalgy in the air...
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MarekP (4750) 2005-07-03 13:50
Sometimes can be burned out places simple cropped out -- an example in WS.
aga77 (135) 2005-07-03 14:34
I agree with you:i like composition of this photo. Also it's good that you chose b&w. General impression:i like it.
toni_al (15875) 2005-07-03 15:39
Me gusta este blanco y negro muy contrastado y con esa luz blanca intensa, como si fuese a producirse algo raro.
jinju (14265) 2005-07-03 23:29
David, I dont really see any real problems here. Its overexposed at the top but the rest is fine. The composition is very nice.
robiuk (10807) 2005-07-04 6:32
I think the main problem here is that you chose to shoot this in the middle of a day, when the sunlight is VERY harsh and creates deep shadows and high contrasts.
Even if you crop out the overexposed sky, the lower part of the frame remains underexposed - walls on each side seem to be okay, but the middle with that fence and the tree right behind it...
I would suggest taking photos in an enviroment like this one is when the sun is low, or even sets down, so you don't have a problem with unevenly distributed light.
But I regard your idea and effort, so there's a smiley!
Jeppe (18654) 2005-07-04 15:04
Well David - you surely managed to get a fine oldtime mode on this nice capture - and I guess the posted have a certain magic giving us the overexposed area in the top, the fine details in the middle and the litte dark area in the lower part.
I'm not sure about your workshop - seems to dark.
Marche (4307) 2005-07-04 16:03
J'aime beaucoup tes noirs et blancs, hier je suis allée dans ce quartier, j'ai eu les même problèmes de surexposition (moche). Ta composition est bien vue.
singuanti (15250) 2005-07-05 23:22
Hi David. Nice catch. The over-exposure isn't that bad and just a hair less and the shot would be outstanding. That's tough to fix and I don't have any real good suggestions. But the b/w does mask it to some extent. Nice one David.
mlopes (494) 2005-07-06 14:15
Try to select the overexposed area and add the backlight a little, it won't solve your problem but it might help :)
You're right about the compo... it's nice!
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Luan (12971) 2005-07-07 3:38
C'est etrange cette sensation...d'avoir toujours connu certains endroits...tu as fait le bon choix pour le N&B, l'effet surexpo est attenue et donne meme du contraste au reste...le probleme c'est que la surexpo est presque irrecuperable...mais en tous cas, j'aime bien l'ambiance de celle ci
capthaddock (28790) 2005-07-14 9:24
Hi David - I like the original version much better than the dark workshop, the BW gives it a vintage feel put with excellent clarity and sharpness.
coco (30439) 2005-07-28 4:16
Buen uso del blanco y negro dentro de un marco perfecto. Me parece muy acertada.
- Copyright: David Orejas (davido) (1982)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2005-02-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Polaroid PDC 5055
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Maisons à Colombage [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-03 12:32