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rino54 01-29-2010 07:54 AM

Are these pictures suitable for b&w processing?
Good morning,

As I already mentionned in some other thread, I'm working on b&w pictures. I did some production recently that I suggested to the screenrs. Rejected. But mu question is: do you think these two pictures are suitable for a b&w processing? Are they good subject for this.


Thank for your comments


JRMDC 01-29-2010 02:00 PM

The rail shot, it might help a lot if the caption gave some indication of the source of the wavy line. The given caption confuses rather than clarifies.

The station shot, for me the car presence is too strong to be a "rail" shot - there are station shots on RP but my recollection of them is they are clearly structure shots. I can see from the setting that it might be difficult to get such a shot. Maybe find a way to get some elevation?

In neither case is your BW conversion at issue. In the station shot, I do think that, aside from RP suitability in terms of content and focus, the shot is cramped and cut-off unpleasantly. It seems like it would do better as a horizontal. I am a fan of verticals but this one does not work for me in that format.

Diamond D 01-29-2010 03:10 PM

I think the B&W conversion on both is quite nice. I like the station shot as it is, but agree that it probably won't get onto the site. In the rail shot, the squiggly line is interesting, but as a photo it just doesn't have much to it. You might want to reshoot it in a way that makes it more obvious we're looking at a rail, maybe including the spikes, looking down the rail a bit more, etc.

Dennis A. Livesey 01-29-2010 04:30 PM

Agree with the previous suggestions, but only to make good shots even better.
If I was a screener, I would have approved both.

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