Cranes and Moon

Taken from my office.

View all photos taken: Monday, 12th March 2007, This photo: 10:40am

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Comments

  • benefit of hindsight said:
    I like this B&W - the buildings are very sharp and the sky has a really nice grey gradient. The moon is a bonus of course ;-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks David. Be default I have configured the b&w mode in my camera to shoot with a green filter and with more contrast than usual. I prefer the look to that of the standard b&w mode.
  • ferrous said:
    very nice. :-)

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  • a777thunder said:
    nice Composition The Cranes are placed just right,
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Coralie, I'm finding myself drawn to b&w of late.

    Thanks Kev, I actually put some thought towards the composition of this one. :)
  • .steve.t said:
    Super composition. Very mecha!

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  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Steve - shame the buildings weren't a little more "ultra-modern" to really give it that look.
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    Back again. I like those buildings as they are, particularly because it is so crisp and clear. What I like best about this is that sky though (that subtle gradient) - it keeps drawing me back to the picture. I can see me trying to do something like this soon ;-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Glad you like it David. :)

    The dark sky is from the use of a green filter, but the gradient is all natural.
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    When playing around with Picasa filtered B&W effect I've noticed that the picture can be quite different depending on the filter colour selected. This is the same sort of thing the, but "proper" :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep exactly the same thing, well except I do mine in-camera. The "proper" way might be to use an actual green glass filter, but there's really no point on a digital camera.
  • ferrous said:
    does your camera have an in-camera filter? that's so cool! i think i have camera-envy.

    btw, i think you never answered my question about the tube extender thingy that was on the end of the powershot that kara was looking through the wrong end at in that picture from one of the previous meetups.

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  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, Yellow, Orange, Red and Green filters in Monochrome mode :) As well as Sepia, Green, Blue and Purple duotone too.
  • David de Groot said:
    Oh and I did answer that - but here it is again.

    The extension tube allows you to connect filters and wide or tele converters to the S1/2/3 range of cameras.
    I have a 58mm thread and 52mm thread extension tube, the 58mm one I used for a protective UV(0) filter and a circular polarizer (handy for getting nice blue skies or removing window reflections), while the 52mm one I used for the Raynox 6600 (0.66x) wide angle converter.
    Canon make a 58mm 0.75x wide angle, and a 1.4x tele-converter.
  • ferrous said:
    sorry, i must have missed it somehow. thanks for repeating it for me. :-)

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  • Chris Blomquist said:
    Would you believe, I would have loved the shot just as much without the moon? It's a great shot and nice use of negative space.

    I don't use filters much but you found you got the deepest sky with the green? I usually use a red to make the clouds really pop so I'll have to experiment and bit next time I'm out and about!
  • David de Groot said:
    I've used a red filter now and then, usually to smooth and bleach someones skin in a low light b&w. My default is to go green though as one tends to get a bit more contrast out of it.