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"Black & White outside" friday theme

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Copyright: Jean Christophe Jacques (jonathanhart) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 282 N: 1568] (17012)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2007-07-10
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: south of France
Theme(s): Friday theme 2008/02/01 Black & White outsid, >my B&W, >my countryside photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-01 9:41
Viewed: 2422
Points: 25
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
a black & white as the light was not helping for a colour version, but the contrast was enough interesting for a B&W

reframed and converted to B&W
grainy sky could be PPed but I don't think it's a bad point

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To Helkoryo: thanks Helenjonathanhart 1 02-03 10:28
To albay: colorful shot indeed !!!jonathanhart 1 02-01 09:44
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  • albay Silver Star Critiquer [C: 23 W: 0 N: 4] (109)
  • [2008-02-01 9:43]
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very nice shot.....

Beautiful perspective and colors!

it's a ncie picture, a little to darkish, but the mood is nce.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
  • [2008-02-01 10:12]

If you spend a little time to p.p. this image, it has potential to look good. The sky is a lot better then you think.
I did some play with it.
Just use levels to bring it out, you'll see what's in the shadows. :=)


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  • krzesz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 662 W: 5 N: 15] (5459)
  • [2008-02-01 10:23]

I think that this photo have very magic atmosphere and I like this..
Interesting work!!
have a nice WE!!

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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1253 W: 75 N: 2365] (9460)
  • [2008-02-01 10:31]

Hi JO,

Perfect moods of B/W...
Fantastic shot !!
All the best, dear friend...
In my dreams, i wander there....my passions......

jean paul

Hi Jonathan,

Obviously opinion is divided as to weather you should have lightend this, I think it is great as it is. The absense of light is vital (I think) to the feel of this shot.


C'est etrande de voir les images noires et blanches des endroits qu'on connait en pleine richesse de couleurs.
Mais, pourquoi pas?
Ca donnne un effet meme un peu vampire et d'alerte, je dirais:)
Merci pour le partage

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  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2008-02-02 22:54]

Hmmm...the trees along the horizon make me smile...they remind me of ants marching in line up an ant hill...or ants carrying trees...lol. I like the dark tones for a touch of mystery and mood. Great b&w for the theme:)

Hello Johnathan

Lovely landscape view here and as you say,excellent choice for b/W conversion. I love the sharp detail in the trees

TFS and for joining in the theme

sorry for the delayed critique so many additions this week and I ran out of smiley faces

kind regards Helen

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2008-02-03 12:57]

Hello Jonathan

I like his pic.
He has 3 versions that would be beautiful:
* The one of B/W,
* The colored.
* and in a beautiful sunset.

Beautiful visual and capture, I like trees in the top of the world. A beautiful silhouettes.
Congratulations for the addition of this pic to the thema.


Bonsoir JC :o)

En effet, beaux contrastes. J'aime beaucoup la courbe de la colline et les silhouettes des arbres qui se détachent. Bravo !

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2008-02-04 1:01]

Hi Jonathan ;)
simple and very beautiful B&W...TFS
Best regards,
J ;)

Bonjour Jonathan,
Contrairement à d'autres, je n'aurais pas ajouté de luminosité, mais, par contre, j'aurais rendu tout l'avant-plan beaucoup plus noir - pour ne pas dire 100% noir, et ce de façon à ne voir que la silhouette de la colline avec les arbres sur le sommet se détachant du ciel...
Juste mon avis personnel, bien sûr, que tu n'es pas obligé de partager,
Merci du partage & amicalement,

this could almost be one of mine from spain..
i like the tumbing hill ridge with the occasional trees..
the sky is always a problem unless its a good cloudy and sunny day
your note explains and should be respected

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