Three b+w of cannal machinary
I really like the paddlelock one. NIce exposure and I like how you presented it.
On the first one, I'd prefer if you shot from ground level or near ground level to get the pattern.
I had a hard time understanding what the third one was. I think coming in closer would have helped.
Keep on shootin'!
I like the first one but it seems a bit empty on the upper right. The other two are very nice. Did you adjust the levels to get the contrast so high?
original of the third shot
This is the original of the third one before I close cropped it. Sorry it's in landscape but no matter how much i roated it on my system and in photobucket it wanted it landscape.
[quote]Originally posted by ShyShy
... these are my first intentional black and whites...
As opposed to accidental ones!?
Or rather you shot these in B+W mode (presumably) rather than desaturating. I'll often shoot things in colour even tho I want them in B+W since I prefer the manual input I can get in desaturating different channels.
Regarding your shots, I quite like the first shot, but I'd prefer it showed all of the foreground bollard, or none of it. I don't really find paddlelockscopy particularly inspiring; at the end of the day its a photo of a post and your photo doesn't really shed any new light on it (pun intended). lockgatescopy leaves me a touch confused, but not particularly interested. I'm getting the feeling that you may be trying a bit too hard to get an alternative view on the locks environment. Maybe a general perspective on the locks would be more successful. I look forward to seeing more of your work and hope this helps, not hurts.