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    B&W - Does it work?

    Hi Folks,

    You think this one works or not?

    You may rip this one apart, any comment will be appreciated.


    B&W - Does it work?


    Sorry, this one is a bit big!

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    Re: B&W - Does it work?

    Not sure Andre, leave it mostly to the experts. However, I would certainly eliminate, probably just a crop, that little sign on the left edge of the image.

    I think the one you just submitted to the mini comp is a cracker

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    Re: B&W - Does it work?

    I'm wondering if teh man's skin tones and the tone of his jacket, blend too much with the background. Whereas the lady has her white dress that makes her 'pop' from the background

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    Re: B&W - Does it work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    I'm wondering if teh man's skin tones and the tone of his jacket, blend too much with the background. Whereas the lady has her white dress that makes her 'pop' from the background
    That's the way brides like it.

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    Re: B&W - Does it work?

    It's fine, can't even say the backgrounds a distraction, it actually helps considering the groom's informal attire.

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    Re: B&W - Does it work?

    Thank you, Dave. I left the board in the image as it reflects something about the venue.

    Donald it is possible that John is right. The bride brought back the proofs that I printed for her to choose the best 80-100 shots. She said she cannot choose, she likes all the shots. I wanted her to choose 80-100 from 180 shots. She chose 150.

    Thanks John, I need a little encouragement. I am over critical of my own work and don’t mind others being critical of my work. I appreciate critique that guide me to look at my work from another perspective.

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    Re: B&W - Does it work?

    Quote Originally Posted by AB26 View Post
    Donald it is possible that John is right. The bride brought back the proofs that I printed for her to choose the best 80-100 shots. She said she cannot choose, she likes all the shots. I wanted her to choose 80-100 from 180 shots. She chose 150.
    If the bride wants 150, the bride gets 150. Brides are AlWAYS right.

    Good shoot, Andre. Well done.

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    Re: B&W - Does it work?

    Andre: to my way of thinking it is a little too dark in the lower left hand side as his pants blend into the carpet. What I did was apply a curves adjustment layer, I took his jacket as an anchor so ever thing from there upwards would not change and applied a curve to lighten the dark area, then brought down her dress just a touch to bring out the bead work. I then used the adjustment brush to lighten up the carpet and his pant leg. All these were done in Adobe RAW.
    Nice looking couple.

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    Re: B&W - Does it work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    If the bride wants 150, the bride gets 150. Brides are AlWAYS right.

    Good shoot, Andre. Well done.

    They are not always right, they are just never wrong.

    Thanks Donald, a few more of these and a D600 will be in my sights.

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