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p.1 #1 · Old School House


An image converted to B/W. I have also included a jpeg original for re-works. I intentionally cropped out the sky and peak of the School. The main thing I don't like is the foreground grass, tried burning but didn't care for the results. Your insights appreciated. Barbara












Oct 15, 2012 at 02:20 AM
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p.1 #2 · Old School House


Conversion looks good to me and BW is the superior choice for the mood. I like the "framing" of the branches. They feel like they are encroaching. A good thing for the story implied.
Tweaks?
What do you think about the image if you take 10-20% off the top?
Scott



Oct 15, 2012 at 05:53 PM
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p.1 #3 · Old School House


Hi Barbara,

Sometimes when youíre traveling, you canít pick the time of day for shooting interesting subjects. I like the B&W treatment, it gets rid of the in-shadow problem. I think the overall crop is crowding the structure. Iíd like to see a crop of just the door and former surrounding frame line. More room to work a crop. And maybe brown tone. Just my two cents worth.

Bert



Oct 15, 2012 at 11:37 PM
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p.1 #4 · Old School House


Played around but nothing changes much form your BW version - grasses keep turning to gray mush. You can transform and clone out the grasses but this likely introduces other problems

Bob







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p.1 #5 · Old School House


The light is boring and the fence distracting, making the B & W version significantly better.


Oct 16, 2012 at 01:22 AM
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p.1 #6 · Old School House


Scott, I think removing a little more off the top could work nicely.

Bert, good suggestions. I have shot this school house from several differing angles so I have a few more to choose from. I did keep the compositions tight to the overall building and probably should have done an even tighter close up. Toning might look really nice as well.

Karen, thank you for commenting. At this time of year it receives light on the sides of the building and not the front, so I do plan a reshoot when the sun is located in a better position. I do like the image overall with the branches and conversion to B/W helping to make a stronger composition.

Barbara



Oct 16, 2012 at 02:51 AM
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p.1 #7 · Old School House


It feels very crowded. Including more of the building would help, I think. Or you could go much tighter.

I prefer the black and white version for sure.



Oct 16, 2012 at 05:44 AM
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p.1 #8 · Old School House


Mister Bean, my intention was to focus on the branches framing the building and a tighter crop may improve the image. The location of the school house surrounded by trees makes it very difficult to include more of the front of the schoolhouse. Glad you prefer the B/W, I like it over the color myself.


Oct 16, 2012 at 04:11 PM





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