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    B&W detail shots

    Just curious how you all think these two shots work...trying to give just enough detail so people would know what these are of but not too much, if that makes any sense.

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    Re: B&W detail shots

    The second one is immediately clear, though not compelling for me.

    The style of the first one has by far the most potential for me and is well worth exploring. That's because it's less documentary and more about patterns.

    Try a different composition that displays or at least emphasizes only the curves. In this version, the handle in the "single" position is a distraction because it is so linear among the other curvilinear shapes. Similarly, try cropping the top so the shadow area is at the top. Try to increase the separation between the shadows and the objects making the shadows; that's probably a post-processing issue. Last, the background of the trigger appears as if the gun is placed on something that has writing on it that is distracting.

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    Re: B&W detail shots

    Mike, thanks for viewing and for the ideas. This was just a couple of test shots for a flyer I am putting together for the local Gun Club gun show in a couple weeks. I will play some more with it.

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    Re: B&W detail shots

    If I had known that they are for a local club, I would have mentioned that they are probably far better than the members' expectations.

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    Re: B&W detail shots

    Mike, I still want to do more than "Better then they expect".
    I am thinking something in the lines of this...

    B&W detail shots

    This is not the final shot, I am still going to re-shoot with different backgrounds and such.

    C&C welcomed

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    Re: B&W detail shots

    I like that one best because it emphasizes the long horizontal lines so nicely. If you use something like it, consider cropping just enough so you don't see the entire round thing at the bottom.

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    Re: B&W detail shots

    Something like....

    B&W detail shots

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    Re: B&W detail shots

    Yes!

    Tilt it just a tad to the left to get the dark background at the top perfectly straight.

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    Re: B&W detail shots

    Slight tilt adjustment...Thanks Mike.
    We have learned that if you advertise with pictures of a complete weapon that the Anti-gun population shows up in force to protest our small local club show. Our club is made up entirely of law abiding citizens (you have to pass a background check & have good references before being voted in) who still believe in what made this country great...God, Guts & Guns.

    B&W detail shots

    I also like primitive weapons...
    B&W detail shots
    the bench top kinda blends in with the stock of this one...but you get my drift.

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    Re: B&W detail shots

    The color one is excellent! There is plenty of separation between the subject and background. The background nicely complements the subject in my mind.

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    Re: B&W detail shots

    I agree, the colour photo is fabulous.

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