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Down By The River B&W

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 9 May 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I had to kill some time; so I did some shooting at a little park along the Willamette River.

NIKON D700 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 200 68 mm (35mm equiv.)

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid

9 May 2011 5:17am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Lovely textures brought out in mono

9 May 2011 5:31am

marci from in, Morocco

fantastic textures

9 May 2011 6:12am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good b/w and details!

9 May 2011 6:30am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

You killed it! An amazing texture between the rock and wood ... it does not tell that stuff is! A B / N sublime ... A hug y muchos besos amigo Jack! Adela

9 May 2011 9:13am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great texture of the wood !

9 May 2011 10:03am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Excellent nature study with gorgeous black and white tones.

9 May 2011 10:36am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice BW work.

9 May 2011 11:03am

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Wonderful PASTIME! Excellent result!

9 May 2011 11:15am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Cool shot - I like the differences in tones and contrast you get within the frame.

9 May 2011 11:48am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderful tones and textures in this beautiful B&W shot Jack! ;-)

9 May 2011 12:09pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, the textures are just amazing.

9 May 2011 1:31pm

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

everything worked in this photo: b&w application, texture, details, composition!!! congratulations!

9 May 2011 1:42pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

To me, the look here almost has a prehistoric feel Thanks to the great selection of B&W. That's one of the reasons, I suspect, that we utilize a B&W or a Sepia, or antique, or whatever tone, rather than staying with the "natural" color: to show the image we are conveyong in a way in which our mind likes it to be in. All of this is about art and you are an amazing artist. Just wonderful, Jack.
Additionally, I have been reviewing your narratives the last two posts (and some of the responses you received), and I think that part of the reason why I have decided to slow down - aside from my study and family priorities - is that I, personally, just want to be the best that I can possibly be. Knowing that I will probably never reach that pinnacle that many others will, I still want to give myself every chance I can to make quality images,...shots that I am proud of. So, your words ring so true, Jack...As always, you are an inspiration and a wonderful "brother" here on AM3...thank you so much for all that you say and do.

9 May 2011 1:59pm

@Denny Jump Photo: you are very kind

Don from spokane, United States

I like how the principal foreground is lighter making it show up well against the rocky background. Well done.

9 May 2011 2:43pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Excellent, these old trunks seems to be mineral caves and reliefs. Well seen and processed...

9 May 2011 3:58pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A good b&w like this always comes up fresh . . very nice balance.

9 May 2011 5:45pm

ClickFlicks Photography from Toronto, Canada

there must be something inside that rocky place....

9 May 2011 5:57pm

ClickFlicks Photography from Toronto, Canada

oh forgive me for my last comment......i took a third look and I gathered it's an old dead trunk? is it?

9 May 2011 5:58pm

@ClickFlicks Photography: yes

franz from Baden, Austria

time well spent, jack! stunning textures and tones in this very sharp and brilliant monochrome. a result of your workshop?!?

9 May 2011 6:50pm

@franz: some of what i learned was applied, but not nearly what some images deserve

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Very beautiful light and structures!

9 May 2011 9:58pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely B&W.

9 May 2011 11:32pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful textures in this B&W compo.

10 May 2011 12:55am

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

Outstanding!!

10 May 2011 1:59am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Very nice composition in B&W!

10 May 2011 2:24am

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Great B+W composition !

10 May 2011 2:53am

karla from Omaha, United States

Good one! The black and white show the texture to advantage!

11 May 2011 3:26am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Lovely b&w.......

12 May 2011 4:36pm