C&C: Lean on me

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Albert Silver Veteran Member • Posts: 3,313
C&C: Lean on me


I am learning (everything) so bear with me. After about two years with a DSLR, I have come to understand just how little I understand about a good picture, and I am not content to let things stay that way. Right now I am going through one of the video courses by Ben Long at Lynda.com, and the topic is Black and White, which I am watching simultaneously with Composition.

I was walking past a major hotel (made of bright white stone) and while trying to see if I had anything, just trying to find points, angles, and lines (my current focus), a bored chauffeur leaned on the statue and I captured it thinking black and white. I'd have tried to work the composition better, but after two clicks, he moved away, and that was that. I figured it would still be a good exercise in working B&W post. I am sharing the plain greyscale conversion, with no modifications whatsoever, and my post. The post was not a simple filter or automated anything, and underwent some 4-5 layers for what it's worth.

Plain greyscale conversion

Black and white PP result

Final crop with more focused frame

I have not checked to see if the EXIF appears correctly, but if not, it was taken with a Canon 650D (T4i) and Tamron 17-50 F/2.8 VC

 Albert Silver's gear list:Albert Silver's gear list
Nikon D750 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM Tamron SP 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD +1 more
Canon EOS Rebel T4i (EOS 650D / EOS Kiss X6i) Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF)
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