Phnom Penh riverside. Not much else to note. What you see is what I saw, minus color.
High key contrast, obviously. Pushed on purpose.
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arnab_thokder (63) 2006-03-15 0:15
I like the unclear horizon. B/W suits it well. The boat is not visible properly. It could have add new value to the subject.good shot.
Aazragi (1927) 2006-03-15 0:31
Hi Clifton W.
Lovely mono color shot,great sharpness and lovely point to shot the old man. Well done and keep it up.
My Best wishes are always with you.
fireflyz (2097) 2006-03-15 2:26
Wow! I love the B&W and the composition is very special! Another thing is the way water fades to white. It's great! TFS..
Furachan (0) 2006-03-15 3:31
This is simply splendid, Cliff - excellent use of the vertical frame such as I like to see :o)
I like how everything tutns white in an overexposed orgy near the top, giving here an appropriate air of spirituality and mystery. I like how rural you make the city look (again through the same process), and most of all I like the exact and delightful placement of your two subjects. Sterling work. I hope that many, many more pile on board with this one...
AnimeshRay (9083) 2006-03-16 1:48
This is a beauty! So simple, yet compelling. Beautiful contrast, and the two men are placed into the frame just right.
greg (2835) 2006-03-22 17:00
I agree it's very good. I often like this effect of fading into white, especially when the horizon disappears. I think it would be even better if the near-white tones were more varied - there seem to be only a very small number of very pale greys here. Did you use 16-bit processing?
walkmania (315) 2006-08-06 23:27
Wonderful moody picture with a tinge of oriental beauty!Thanks for sharing.
kenmac (529) 2007-05-30 8:36
I really like this image Clifton (Cliff???). I think you have made lots of good choices all along the way from capture to final processing. A lot of people would have opted for the standard colour but your high key B&W really works a treat. I like the contrast between the dark lower L and the light upper R...like a gradient really.
nicoz (1979) 2007-05-30 16:30
A very nice shot! Pushing in B&W can sometimes ruin a photo but here it you it's well under control and works well. I like how everything looks fine and fragile in this photo.
stevep (556) 2007-07-14 22:38
I think this photo would have been perfect if the boat guy would have been about 2/3 up the photo rather than the half way point to create more of a pushing into the unknown feeling to contrast with the old man on solid ground. For me, visually and metaphorically it would have been stunning!
hi contrast is great, even the glare doesnt really bother me -- my only gripe is the placement.
great work non the less Cliff.
- Copyright: Clifton Wilmsmeyer (CliffW) (2377)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2006-01-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My own favs [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-15 0:07