Hello everyone. Critique hats at the ready?
Image basic info:
DateTimeOriginal - 2008:05:05 09:01:34
Firstly, this is one of the first images in quite a while that I have thought suited being presented in B&W.
What I wanted to capture, was the wooden post, it's texture, decomposition, and character, while still in context to it's surroundings.
This particular post stands precariously atop a ridge, with fencing pulling on it from multiple directions.
When I think of strainer/corner posts, I think of a piece of timber that has been chosen for its strength, but also think of how they harden and decay with age and affliction and over the decades.
Composition: I think I managed to show that it's part of a fence, and not a solo post, by showing the retreating dilapidated fence line. I think it also shows What I'm not sure of is that it shows it's environment (ie: rolling hills with trees in the distance).
While I am personally pleased with the result, I do worry that the thin skyline at the top, and background trees detracts from the image in a way.
Does this image work as a B&W? Does it work you at all?
I am very open and interested in other peoples thoughts on this image.
Image tech info:
Camera - Canon PowerShot S3 IS
ExposureTime - 1/1600 seconds
ShutterSpeedValue - 1/1614 seconds
ApertureValue - F 3.51
ISO Value - 80
- B&W conversion
- Minor contrast
- Minor sharpening.
- Clone out of a bug
- No cropping
Image: (Will make a full size and/or original version available if required.)
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