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Reflecting alone

Reflecting alone
Photo Information
Copyright: Shahbaz Khan Durrani (durrani) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 419 W: 56 N: 327] (1690)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-10-06
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Mood
Camera: Nikon D-70s, Nikkor AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5, Kingston ElitePro Gb, Skylight Filter 67mm (IA)
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-20 10:22
Viewed: 2788
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Started my journey from Karachi very early in the morning. The weather was very pleasant and sky was full of clouds. When reached Lasbela about 190 km from Karachi, there were only scattered clouds in the sky. When I went further 15 km from Lasbela I saw this place. It was a pond having a very few tree and grass. Reflections were very beautiful. I told my driver to stop. And took 11 shots. 10 in NEF and 1 in jpeg. This one is 6th shot in NEF.

Camera Settings
White Balance: Cloudy
ExposureProgram: Program
ISO Speed rating: 200
Exposure Compensation: 0
Metering Mode: Pattern
White Balance: Cloudy
Focal Length: 40mm

Copied a background layer.
Adjusted the levels.
Transformed the image to grayscale.
Selected DUOTONE from Image>Mode.
Then Selected Quadtone.
And loaded Bl 541 513 5773.
Saved in psd.
Resized, added border and saved in jpeg for web posting.

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hello shahbaz!
perfect reflection, great shot.

Hi Shahbaz, very good reflections!
pp very well done


Salam Shahbaz,
Wonderful sepia shot.Reflection, light and sharpnes are excellent.Very well composed.
Best wishes.


Wonderful reflection, very good seen and done.
Thanks Shahbaz very much.

It's terrific tone! I know its weird to say tone for grey scale! But that light make it have in my impression something like chrome influence! It's a compliment believe me :)
I enjoy that light who seems looking hard and soft at the same time! Very sharp :)

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2006-10-21 13:59]
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Eid Mubarak!

An interesting monochrome has been made Durrani bhai. Well balanced horron, excellent control over greys, sharp details and reflection in the water looks interesting.

Thanks for sharing this shot.

Hello Durrani Sahib, Great shot. Good composition, mood, sharpness, POV. Everything is ok. The only improvement that would like to see it slight increase in the contrast. The low contrast might be due to the fact that it is a quadtone image. Anyway, good work and keep it up.

HI Shahbaz
A very beautiful B&W photo. The tones are very good. Reflection is great.

Joli reflet, qui rend pas mal en noir et blanc.

This is wonderful reflection my friend,wonderful composed photo.
congratulations and Best wishes.

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2006-11-02 6:29]
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Hello Shahbaz,Wonderful reflection,very good sharpnes and wonderful composition.

Excellent capture, and the theme is fantastic

Hi Shahbaz, love your b&w work in this image! Perfectly framed, with beauty, and serenity. Love the tree, and its reflection in the water. The reflection looks like a painting! Appreciate your detailed note, and pp routine as well, very useful. Thanks for sharing this my friend! Best, Sam :)

Hi Shahbaz,

A very beautiful B/W picture.
Very good composition with a perfect reflection.
And I also like your choice of framing.
Great job!

Greetings, Nel

Hi Shahbaz,

Nice b&w shot, very effective. TFS


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  • kateb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 486 W: 147 N: 338] (2991)
  • [2007-05-06 4:37]
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I think this one works very well with this post processing, nice product!

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