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Y'know, I've never been one to keep track of any of the particulars of any of my images, but I'm pretty sure the first shot was not with a wide angle, just a low angle. The lens was either a 90mm or a 150mm, neither very wide.
eSchwab - The black point on both of those images is 5,5,5 to 6,6,6, which is pretty black in my book. If they're not looking black enough to you, you could have a monitor luminance combined with a black point level thing going on. On the Sony Artisan's, which I'm still using, believe it or not, and a screen where you actually see the difference between zero and one, these are just how I want them.