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| p.3 #4 · The door and window problem |
Hi Ben, I know you have a thing about color and it shows in your attempts at B&W. However, since no digital capture can possibly recapture the event as you saw it I would say abandon that as a goal. Instead work with the compromises that are intrinsic to photography: recangular or square clip of the scene, color bias imposed by the medium (in film days these were the chemistry of the film), monocular vision. etc, etc. etc...
Among the 1st limitations accepted by photographers was B&W because there was no color chemistry. A number of photogs of the era peformed magic within this restriction. Most viewers recognize those achievements. It is your shortcoming that you cannot.
If I had an original print of Moonlight Hacienda, I would just sell it. I really appreciate the craftsmanship, but it would not displace one of my very inferior landscapes.
I understand that B&W has a lot more tonal gradations available, but I never see it, just something I have read someplace I guess. Color is never accurate, but at least there is something red where I saw red in person. Skys are blue not black.