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4 Comments |
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography March 22, 2018
Great find and capture. / Voted
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 03, 2018
Great shot! Congrats.
JM18Photography PRO+
 
JM18Photography June 03, 2018
Congratulations!
mauriziogarbelli PRO+
 
mauriziogarbelli October 01, 2018
Congrats!
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Behind The Lens

Location

This photo was taken at my late mother-in-law's home in rural Bealeton, Virginia, several years ago.

Time

Judging by the shadows in the image (and working from my spotty memory), my best guess is that this was taken in the early afternoon.

Lighting

It was a beautiful, sunny, summer day, with blue skies and fluffy white clouds. The lighting varied from bright, direct sunlight, to indirect sunlight when a cloud passed in front of the sun.

Equipment

I was using my trusty Pentax *ist DS camera, with a Pentax DA 18-55 mm zoom lens and a circular polarizing filter.

Inspiration

I don't remember why we were visiting my mother-in-law that particular day, but I had brought my camera along and I spent a little time looking for interesting shots around her two acres. This fence marked the boundary between her lot and the neighbors and I liked the texture of the wood and general configuration of the fence relative to the other landscaping. I took a number of shots, experimenting with the composition, but this was my favorite, with the low perspective. With the *ist DS camera, I had to compose the shot in color and convert it the B&W after shooting, and since I didn't have a great deal of experience with B&W photography, I was experimenting, trying to better understand how to compose B&W shots.

Editing

The photo was initially shot in color and then processed in-camera to convert it to B&W. No other post-processing was performed on this image.

In my camera bag

Because this wasn't specifically a photo excursion, I only had my camera with the mounted lens with me on this particular occasion.

Feedback

Composing B&W shots while view a scene in color can be challenging. B&W imagery is built around light, shadow, and contrast, and recognizing how colors impact these elements isn't always intuitive. For those shooting on film or with SLR cameras, it can take quite a bit of experimentation to learn how to recognize the components that make a good B&W composition while framing a shot in color. The newer mirrorless cameras make this easier, by displaying the scene in B&W as the shot is composed, allowing the photographer to directly assess how the components of the scene work as an image.

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