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Eggs BW

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Zsolt Andras Szabo
Published in Black and White 19 days ago

At the Atlantic Ocean's shore.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
17 mm
f/14.0
13 sec
100
2 July 2010 - 23:07

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9 Comments:

Jim Kucharek avatar.

Jim Kucharek 393 • User

Curated 14 days ago

I have to disclose two biases right up front. First, I see and shoot almost exclusively in color, so black and images don't get my attention as they should. Second, I don't usually tend to warm up easily to vertical images. This particular image easily overcomes both of those biases. Those stones in the foreground are just perfect. The texture in them is mesmerizing. I think shooting them in color would take something away from all that. As for the vertical framing, I don't think that is the only way to get everything in the frame that needed to be there while, at the same time, excluding all the extraneous detail that only have served to distract. Wonderful image.

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Rafa Lorenzo avatar.

Rafa Lorenzo 1689 • Student

Curated 14 days ago

Beautiful composition! I like the misty mood you obtain here, with this beautiful monochrome tones and textures! Boulders in the foreground are great!

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Rodislav Driben avatar.

Rodislav Driben 27330 • Moderator

Curated 14 days ago

It is pity I overlooked this image and I am happy to see it is published. The main issue for me here is the transition from a quasi-sperical shapes constructing foreground to rude arbitrary shaped forms representing background. This adds a philosophical dimension to the image that becomes more than just a landscape. Indeed monochrome helps a lot here. Bravo!

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Thomas Thomopoulos avatar.

Thomas Thomopoulos 21251 • Moderator

Curated 14 days ago

What I like ? The framing is excellent and reveals a beautiful scene of stone, rock and sea. The detail of the stones in the foreground is superb. We like these beautiful stones that are like eggs, which gives a geometry at the random of nature. The water that touches the stone beach is beautiful to see under this slightly, but not too much, misty white. And in the background, at the bottom, we have an atmosphere that makes you want to discover the place. All in all, it's a very beautiful scenery and we see the stone in different forms in a misty atmosphere. What I dislike ? We like to see the detail on a picture and even on the whole image. The aspect that can be negative in this case, is that there is not a gradation of light, going slightly or brutally from dark to light, in other words, we end up with a flat image, without any real shadow and without any real play of light. It's a pity. What I would like ? I’d be curious to see what it would look like with shadows and flashes of light. Instead of having a flat black and white, we might have a more vivid and less static image. What about color ? I'll be also curious to see what it would look like in color. The color of the stones, the rocks, the sea and the most difficult thing to deal with would probably be the fog. Publish or not publish ? Maybe, we have here a flat black and white image due to lack of play of light. But, the question doesn't even arise. Yes, you have to publish, it's a beautiful black and white, that we like to see. Bravo

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Anna Simbula avatar.

Anna Simbula 1834 • Student

Curated 15 days ago

I really like the vertical composition of the image, excellent choice of black and white conversion and shadow management. The sharp details of the stones in the foreground give strength to the image. In my opinion an excellent job. Sincerely. Anna

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Alexander Jikharev avatar.

Alexander Jikharev 2999 • Student

Curated 15 days ago

Wonderful monochrome picture with masterfully captured textures in the foreground. I like the B&W conversion very much. The foggy background fits very well into the overall composition. In my opinion, despite the use of a wide angle lens, the picture is a little lacking in spatial depth. I wonder if using of a 14-15mm lens would add a little more to it. But despite that point I think this an excellent shot.

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Hengki Lee avatar.

Hengki Lee 23226 • Moderator

Curated 16 days ago

Awesome outdoor photography. Great exposure management resulted a strong dimension impact that makes this capture looks so real as if we saw the stones directly in the shooting location. The Monochrome conversion also done so well, as we see the good balance between shadow and highlight in this capture. Congratulations!

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Klaus Gremmels avatar.

Klaus Gremmels 10203 • Guru

Curated 16 days ago

Großartig ist für mich insbesondere der Vordergrund. Die Steine, die wie Eier aussehen, sind hervorragend in Szene gesetzt. Die Schärfe auf den Steinen ist sehr gut geworden. Der hochkantige Bildaufbau und die Wahl schwarz und weiß sind hier sehr passend. Sehr gute Arbeit. Gruß Klaus

This comment has been automatically translated to English:

The foreground is particularly great for me. The stones, which look like eggs, are superbly staged. The sharpness on the stones has become very good. The upright picture structure and the choice of black and white are very suitable here. Very good work. Greetings Klaus

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Gus FAM avatar.

Gus FAM 2765 • Student

Curated 17 days ago

Hola Zsolt. Otra magnifica imagen en B&W de una hermosa playa, me gusta mucho como has trabajado el primer plan, lar rocas, para darles protagonismo, aunuqe, a pesar de ello, guian la vision hacia el centro de la toma, entre las dos rocas. Hermosa sedacion de la mar y una luz magnifica. Otro gran tabajo, Enhorabuna. Saludos. Gus

This comment has been automatically translated to English:

Hi Zsolt. Another magnificent B&W image of a beautiful beach, I really like how you have worked the first plan, the rocks, to give them prominence, even though they guide the vision towards the center of the shot, between the two rocks. Beautiful sedation of the sea and a magnificent light. Another great job, Congratulations. Greetings. Gus

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