Camera: Lomo Lubitel 166+ Universal
Film: Ilford FP4 Plus 125 Black & White
Photo took inside the castle of Castel del Monte in Apulia, Italy.
I know it's really dark and outside the window there's too much light... but I like the contrast between the couple, the light of the sun and the dark of the room.
With a longer shutter speed the photo would be lighter and with less contrast, but I hadn't no time because the couple was moving...
... and the photo is not as dark as you can see here, my scanner sucks. :P
More info about the castle: http://www.casteldelmonte.beniculturali.it/index.php?en/93/the-castle
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Pentti (1443) 2013-01-19 1:40
I like Your BW approach
one can feel that the pair is focused in looking something
By the way there could be more BW photos here in TE. I have, generally speaking, the impression that here in TE the BW photos are better than colour ones. The latter are often too postcard looking and a bit too distant from real world or real life and lacking feeling.
That said, welcome to TE with your own ideas.
CLODO (24894) 2013-01-19 2:40
Ciao, ciao (double) Tania
First of all, welcome on this photographic site.
Posting a B&W, it'sa challenge! I like the idea , with the door framing the 2 backlighted tourists.
But the door seems to be tilted at right (in fact it is due to your low POV), the dark areas are not totally black and the background behind the 2 persons is over exposed, i-e you don't see any matter.
Spend a good WE
willperrett (3057) 2013-01-19 3:16
I like the composition: the negative space each side seems to work well to balance the bright area through the doorway in the middle. I also like the choice of monochrome (mind you, I'm a sucker for monochrome anyway!) I'm impressed that someone is using a TLR: I believe you can use roll film or 35mm in the Lubitel: which did you use, and did you do your own processing? I've taught darkroom techniques for many years, so it's great to see traditional film work on a site that is now almost exclusively digital. There is a slight tilt, however, and in a shot like this that relies so heavily on its graphic qualities, this is important. Of course it could easily be fixed in Photoshop!